To all sewing 101 teachers - I’d like this to be the space where we collaborate and cover the content of sewing 101 and how you teach it, and what future teachers would need to know to teach it. I want to create a reference slideshow and document as well as a process to become an instructor (in class form). The more we can spread the load, the more classes and the more people we can bring in, the stronger the community becomes.
I’m curious as to what you cover in your sewing 101 class, what you start off with, how you go about making sure every student understands the concept and the process, and any specific guidance you give regarding widely varying subjects (tension adjustment, add on pressure feet, additional functions of the sewing machine, etc.)
I’m fairly useless on home sewing machines - I’m pretty sure it’s the lack of the knee lifter that makes me mutter under my breath - but the basics of threading and running a straight stitch is pretty universal. As I have not instructed on home sewing machine use, I wanted to get a crowed sourced document of best teaching practices.
I appreciate everyone’s efforts and the time they put into the Sewing SIG, I look forward to hearing from everyone, and may your fabric scissors never be used improperly