It is time to sew. The first project, a quilt square, teaches you the importance of sewing a strong seam, ironing and keeping your work clean by trimming threads.
The image below is four quilt squares sewn together as a class project/donation to the Friends of Lane fundraiser 2015.
Emerald 116 Manual Please refer to this guide whenever using the machine. This has ALL the information you would ever need for this machine.
Before you can begin- you need to know the parts of the sewing machine. Use the link to label Parts of the Emerald 116.
Winding and threading the bobbin – the bobbin must be properly wound and placed for machine to work properly. 2016 Sewing machine rules and parts
Once you have learned about the machines, you will get ready to sew. Check in your perfect 1/2″ backstitched seam.
The first project is a log cabin design quilt square. Log Cabin project instructions.
Check out the Pinterest link.
Wow! So many ways to use this simple pattern.
To see how this pattern is put together watch the Log cabin tutorial.
For Quilt block worksheet look at quilt designs and draw out a 5″x 5″ quilt square that in some way reflects you or your family. Using only vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines create a design. Advanced students can use segments of circles if they are drawn with a ruler. Color it in with colored pencils. Check out the links below for inspiration.
Once you have learned to make a small square, you can use what you have learned to create you own masterpiece, Like Sylwia made in 2014 for her bed.
Men’s necktie project
When you have finished your quilt square, it is time to sew a men’s necktie. While using only a few pieces of fabric, it is important to remember to cut the fabric correctly- on the bias.
You will need 1 yard of fabric for the tie. For this project the tie fabric should be woven and have nap. Plaid cottons are preferred. I will have some fabrics available for your ties, but feel free to select a fabric you would like to use.
I will provide the fusible interfacing. Please use a damp piece of muslin as a pressing cloth. Please pay attention to the right and wrong side of the interfacing. Do not iron the ‘glue’ side of the interfacing.
You-Tube Video- How to make a necktie- Step by step instructions
This is a challenging project, but once you master the art of sewing a necktie, you will always be able to make a gift for that hard to shop for man.
Create a 3-D object
Try your hand at creating a three dimensional object using scraps of fabric you might otherwise throw away. Remember to factor in your seam allowance.
You can hand- sew or use a machine, but keep your object small. You may even decide to use it as a pin cushion. *** Tip of the day. Cut up scraps of fabric to use as filling for your object.
Find an old drawing you made when you were a child. Imagine how cute this would look as a stuffed toy. By now you have mastered straight seems and sewing in the bias. Now you will learn to work with knits. But first you will need to translate your drawing into a pattern.
Start by drawing out your pattern pieces on newsprint, Make sure to add a seam allowance to your design.
You can recycle old t-shirts and sweatshirts for your fabric. You may need to use your embroidery skills to finish the piece off.
Please see the following link for creative toys.
Once you learn how to create toys, you will always be able to create something unique to make kids smile.