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Introduction to Thread Painting: Nautilus Bag Class

Each participant will learn how to thread sketch a nautilus shell. The design will be applied to the pocket of a tote bag, to be constructed during class. Tote bags will be padded and lined, creating a fun and functional project to share with friends and family.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner with free-motion stitching experience.
Skillset Required: Participants must be familiar with their sewing machine, using straight and zig-zag stitches. Some experience with free-motion stitching is needed.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must know how to use your sewing machine.
Requirements: Materials & Supplies Needed:
  • Beige Fabric: medium to heavy weight beige fabric (12 inches by 22 inches and 9 1/2 inch by 10 inch)
  • Lining Fabric: Same sizes as beige fabric, see above
  • Cotton Batting: 11 inches by 21 inches and 8 1/2 inches by 9 inches
  • Thread: dark color desired Navy, black, or brown, or beige
  • Bobbins: wound with same top thread
  • Sharps #80 or #90 Sewing Machine Needle
  • Scissors
  • Hand Embroidery Hoop (approximately 8inch diameter)
  • Light weight stabilizer material (large enough to fit the embroidery hoop).
  • Presser Feet: open-toe embroidery foot, standard foot for straight stitching
  • Straps: 1 1/2 yards (1 inch wide straps)
  • Instructor: Nancy Borchers
    Instructor Bio: Nancy's mother's early lessons about sewing taught her to be creative with texture, color and design. Her creativity extended beyond sewing skills and into an award-winning career as a mathematics teacher. Although her classroom teaching was not about thread and fabric, her mom?s creative influence helped her connect with students in a variety of ways.

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