I realize that this isn't much to get excited about but these are scrubs for a beginner garment sewing class. I really enjoy teaching beginner sewing classes. It's fun to be there when someone finishes their first sewing project, especially if it's something that they are proud to wear. I am teaching two beginner sewing classes at Quilting Adventures. The first is the Retro Aprons class. I taught this last month. I had two students and neither had made a garment before. One of the students was so stressed at the beginning of class (she was moving to a new home in a week) that I though she was going to break down and cry before lunch. By the end of the day she was enjoying sewing and she finished her apron before going home.
In May I am going to teach some basic garment sewing with a 2-Saturday class to make a simple shirt and elastic waist pants. I like to let the students pick their pattern and I will just provide criteria for pattern selection. For the sample we picked Kwik Sew 2807. I made 3 pieces for the shop sample and did each on a different machine. The green top was done on my Pfaff and has the seams finished with a zig-zag stitch. The pants were made totally on the serger, thanks to the cover stitch and the white print top was done totally on a straight-stitch machine with the seams either top stitched or double stitched. I want to make sure that people know they can sew garments with whatever machine they have. I sure hope I get some students!
Unfortunately, these do not count in stash used for the week. This fabric was supplied by the shop so it never counted as "in". I did use 6 buttons out of the million that I own though!