Advanced Beginner (ages 12+) You can confidently follow pattern instructions, understand pattern markings, sew a straight and curved seam while keeping even seam allowances. You are ready to learn about darts and practice adding fastenings (buttons, zippers, snaps & velcro), and progress to inserting pockets and waistbands into garments. You are also ready to start sewing knits and garments with a little stretch. You’re able to thread your own machine, wind a bobbin, and troubleshoot tension issues (with guidance). You have a basic understanding of different fabric types. You have several projects under your belt, and you have some experience using basic patterns.
Beginner level sewing is much broader than just the essentials you learned in the Sewing Basics I class. These sessions allow the beginner to continue develop a broader base of sewing skills while working on more challenging projects under the hands-on guidance of the instructor. You may sign up for the Sewing Basics II classes for as many sessions as you wish until you feel confident enough to work on your own or for supervised guidance of a specific project