Thanks to all of the ladies who turned out for my sewing classes through the UF Leisure Course program!
Six students made it the morning class, despite the early morning deluge. We went through the basics of working with a sewing machine, which was no small task given that each student had a different machine that ranged in age from 50 years old to less than 5 years old.
Here's a shot of my 51-year old Brother machine that I brought for demonstration purposes (though it does still run like a champ).
Then we made pillow covers out of old button-front shirts. Everyone seemed happy with what they made. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't take photos of the students' projects, but here's a shot of the demo pillow covers that I made.
Although nine students were registered for the afternoon class, only four showed up. Maybe some of the would-be students got distracted by the Celebration of Wine taking place down the hall. The smaller class size ended up being an advantage -- we had more table space for laying out the pieces for the pajama pants that we made in class.
Again, everyone seemed happy with their projects. And again, I neglected to take pictures. Dagnabbit! At any rate, here is a picture of the fabrics that I let the students choose from.
I'll be offering sewing classes like this again in the future. Check back here on my blog or on the UF Leisure Course site.
And speaking of sewing classes, are there any particular classes you'd like to see? I was thinking about offering an apron class but am open to other suggestions. Leave me a comment and let me know what classes you'd be interested in!