Just for You – Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers Class Plan

Mini Dresden Coin Purse

Quilting Bee Dress (or Tunic)

 

Mini Dresden Coin Purse

From Just for You– Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and Sarah Markos

Class Description

●      This project is a simple zipper pouch with a half of a Mini Dresden plate appliqued to the front of it. It makes a great gift that is pretty and useful for all ages.

●      Finished dimensions are  6 1/2'' x 5 3/4''

●      This project is perfect for the confident beginner who is ready to learn a few new skills.

●      Students will learn how to sew together a dresden plate, how to machine applique using fusible web, and how to put in a zipper.

●      Each student will complete a Mini Dresden coin purse.

 

Class Length

●     3 hours

 

Class Supplies

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●      1/4 yd solid fabric for exterior

●      1/4 yd print or solid fabric for lining

●      Small pieces of fabric in as many different prints as desired for the dresden blades.

●      7'' or longer nylon zipper

●      small scraps of double sided fusible web like HeatnBond Fusible Featherlite adhesive.

●      1/2 yd  Heavy weight fusible stabilizer like HeatnBond Non-Woven Craft Fusible Firm interfacing

●      Needle and thread for hand stitching the center of the dresden

●      Small piece of cereal cardboard foil

 Classroom Preparation

●      Sewing machine for each student

●      Cutting and pressing stations

Class Outline - Refer to page 112 in Just For You for detailed instructions

●      Trace the patterns from the pattern sheet P4.

●      Cut out the mini dresden blades. Encourage students to stack up the fabrics to cut out multiple pieces at a time for faster cutting

●      Demonstrate the dresden plate assembly. Monitor students as they sew the dresden seam allowances, so the plate doesn’t turn out too big or too small.  

●      Demonstrate the fusible web applique process including turning under and handstitching the center.

●      Prepare the zipper and insert it into the lining and exterior panels. Discuss how a zipper can be cut down if it is not the exact length.

●      Sew the lining and exterior pieces together

●      Slipstitch the lining closed.

 

Quilting Bee Dress (or Tunic)

From Just for You– Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and Sarah Markos

Class Description

●      This is a simple, casual dress that features a drawstring waist and can be made out of the student’s favorite quilting cotton fabric.This pattern is easily adaptable to make a knee-length dress or tunic length top (sizes XS, S, M, L, and L provided)

●      This project is perfect for the confident beginner.

●      Students will learn how to trace a pattern from a pattern sheet, cut out dress pieces, make a simple casing, apply bias trim binding to a garment, hem a dress, and make a narrow belt tie.

●      Each student will complete a Quilting Bee Dress or Top

 Class Length

●      3 hours

Class Supplies

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●      2 1/2 yd 44'' wide fabric for dress

●      6 yds (2 packages) coordinating large double fold bias trim (1/2'' when double folded).*

●      small scrap of tear away embroidery stabilizer

●      disappearing fabric pen

●      24'' long acrylic ruler

*Note - the book specifies 1/2 yard coordinating fabric and teaches how to make double fold bias trim using a 1'' bias trim maker. In a class setting, 6 yards of packaged double fold large bias trim are suggested to save time.

Tip: Some supplies that could be demonstrated for add-on sales with this class are Hera markers for marking the front neckline, disappearing fabric pens, embroidery stabilizer for pretty buttonholes, and bias trim makers for custom bias trim.

Classroom Preparation

●      Sewing machine for each student

●      Cutting and pressing stations

Class Outline - Refer to page 27 in Just For You for detailed instructions

●      Trace the pattern piece from pattern sheet P3.

●      Arrange the fabric to be able to cut out the front and back at the same time. Separate the pieces and re-cut the front neckline (a Hera marker may be used for this step, if available). Cut out casing pieces.

●      Make a belt tie using one package of bias trim.  

●      Demonstrate how to use tear-away stabilizer to make pretty machine buttonholes.

●      Stitch the casing pieces to the inside of the front and back dress pieces.

●      Stitch the shoulder seams. Demonstrate your preferred seam finishing method.

●      Demonstrate how to sew a wrap-around bias trim binding on the neckline and armhole edges.

●      Stitch the side seams. Finish seams using preferred method.

●      Hem the dress.

 

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