Thursday, June 27, 2013

Teaching Beginners How to Sew- Lesson 6 - Doll Skirt

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Lesson 5 leads right into lesson 6.  Only difference in the drawstring bag made in lesson 5 is instead of sewing the bottom in a seam, it's finished off for a hem.

This is the actual doll skirt my student made.  She did an excellent job, but I didn't want to stress her by taking pictures as she worked.  I did create the skirt for the "Shots Tutorial."

                          ~~ Sewing Lesson 6~~

During this lesson, the student will practice turning over & ironing a measured edge, and pinning.  These skills usually have to be practiced by a young sewist. 

Stitch along bottom edge of "casing" just made.  
Find a spot on your pressure foot that will help guide you along this folded edge.
Just like the casing, stitch along the edge of the hem.
It would be ok to stitch through the center of this fold.

Threading the elastic through the casing can be frustrating for beginners.

 Just in case you missed lessons 1-5, here they are:


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  1. Your sewing lessons are awesome Joy. Your student did a beautiful job on her skirt, it is beautiful! I am sending a link to a friend, she said she has a machine and wants to learn how to sew, I told her you are the right person to show her! ~Diane

  2. Your student is lucky to have you teaching her how to sew. Another essential sewing skill explained very well.

  3. I've featured your tutorial today, Joy...

  4. nice lessons.
    i 'm visiting from pin me linky party

  5. I love the detail you put into this! you're awesome!

    Would like to invite you to link up at Super Sunday over at Who Needs a Cape? We'd love to see you there!

  6. Lovely skirt and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing it!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  7. My 9 year old niece has taken an avid interest in sewing. This is a project that I think she could do with supervision. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  8. Great tutorial! And I love the fun fabric! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty. Being on vacation put me a little behind visiting last week so I apologize...and I love the pillow you linked up this week. Shared it on FB this morning!

  9. Super, thanks for sharing!
    Thanks so much for linking up on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party this week. Voting has begun, if you have a moment, please do drop by and vote for your favourite link of this week. Thanks :)
    See you again on Thursday.
    Marigolds' Loft


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