You can sew whatever interests you - dresses, skirts, coats, tops, exercise wear, children's clothing, even that project you saw online and can't figure out how to make it. Come and learn alongside others. Learn to use a sewing machine, serger, proper pressing techniques, short cut sewing, perfect those finer details in a garment, discover some new sewing gadgets and enjoy a morning out or an evening escape with friends. You might even make some new friends.
SEWING DARTS - QUICKLY!
Traditionally when sewing darts, you had to mark all the circles or dots along the dart legs - on both pattern pieces! So time consuming!! With this method you only have to mark the point of the dart and make two short scissor clips at the bottom edge.
Bring the 2 clips together and fold along the center of the dart.
Pull your machine threads long and to the front, placing the thread 1 cm (3/8") above the dart point. (The big red dot.)
That thread is now your stitching line. Sew to within 1 cm of the point, then take 3-4 stitches as close to the folded edge as possible.
Leave long threads and tie two knots at the end.
Do not back stitch.
Press darts toward the center of the garment.
Sewing with a Double Needle:
Below is a slideshow of how to use a double needle for hemming. A double needle is used mostly for knit fabrics as the stitching stretches with the fabric, but it can also be used as a top-stitch on woven fabrics, too.