DARBY FARM

Darby Farm

Sewing Classes

Beginning Sewing Class

Advanced Basics Class

Saturday October 17 and Saturday October 24, 10:00-11:30 


$33 for two classes


 The beginner class will include learning about the sewing machine, basic fabric knowledge and general skills. The students will be able to make a pillowcase and a drawstring bag.  


TO SIGN UP: Click HERE


Supplies: (Students are required to bring these items to the first class)

(Purchase all cotton fabric, which is to be washed and dried before the first class)


Fabric:

Pillowcase -  1 yard of cotton fabric.  

or   3/4 yard of one color and 1/4 coordinating fabric


Drawstring bag - second lesson 

1/2 yard plus 1 1/2 yards of ribbon or cord


Other supplies:

Sewing machine and owners manual (If you don’t have it, look for it online and print it to bring with you)

1 matching thread, 1 coordinating thread

At least 2 bobbins for machine

At least two machine needles

Scissors (not for paper.. sharp new ones or previously designated for fabric)

Seam ripper with a cover

A ruler

Pin cushion 

Straight pins.. long and easy to grab is best 



Saturday November 7 & Saturday November 14, 10:00-11:30am 


$33 for two classes


  The advanced basics class will build on the topics learned in the first class, and the students will be able to make a microwavable potholder as well as a lightweight tote bag.   


TO SIGN UP: Click HERE


Supplies: (Students are required to bring these items to the first class)

(Purchase all cotton fabric, which is to be washed and dried before the first class)


Fabric:

Microwavable potholder for a bowl

 2 pieces, each 12 inch by 12 inch of cotton fabric,  matching or coordinating


Second lesson: Tote bag  

Either 1 yard or  3/4 yard plus 1/4 for contrasting handles and a pocket


Other supplies:

Sewing machine and owners manual (If you don’t have it, look for it online and print it to bring with you)

1 matching thread, 1 coordinating thread

At least 2 bobbins for machine

At least two machine needles

Scissors (not for paper.. sharp new ones or previously designated for fabric)

Seam ripper with a cover

A ruler

Pin cushion 

Straight pins.. long and easy to grab is best

Julie Ray has been sewing for 50 years.  She came from a very creative family.who sewed, painted and created furniture.  She watched as her grandma sewed for 16 grandchildren, and designed her own clothes.  Julie was inspired by those memories while working at a missions organization to sew for refugees and orphans in several nations.  She has designed and created purses, tote bags for projects as well as children's toys