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Sewing has been a treasured skill for centuries, and everyone knows the infinite possibilities that hand stitching and a sewing machine can bring.  So now it’s time to face that machine and let it work for you.  If you have ever wanted to learn the basic skills and beyond of hand sewing and using your sewing machine, Rhonda Dearing is here to show you. In this class, you will learn all basic skills from pattern working, fabric cutting and measuring, pinning, marking, sewing seams and trimming, hemming, binding and more.  You’ll make your very own Tote Bag step by step through careful, patient guidance.  You’ll also learn simple mending skills, to make button holes, put in zippers and bind a seam.  After you’ve finished the tote, if there’s time, you can begin a project of your choice.


Materials list: Please bring to the first class.

Portable Sewing machine with cord and instruction booklet

Scissors  Thread   Pins                        Bobbins for the sewing machine

You may purchase a kit from the teacher for $15 otherwise, please bring the following:


Your choice of colors, patterns and fabrics, I recommend strong cotton or canvas, don’t be afraid to mix and match.

  • 1/4 yd- handles and top band

  • 1/3 yd- fabric for the bottom

  • 3/4 yd- lining (canvas is good)

  • 1/8 yd- fabric / piping

  • 1/2 yd- firm stabilizer interfacing

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Rhonda Dearing has been sewing since the age of 12.  Her passion and influence for the skill came from her family.  They had a business out of their home making all kinds of handbags in the 60’s and 70’s.  Now, with over 45 years of experience, Rhonda can do it all.  From machine sewing to hand sewing, her experience includes having made her own children’s clothing, custom wedding dresses, clothing design, alteration and production.  Buttons, zippers, pockets, hemming, tailoring, there’s nothing that Rhonda can’t do when it comes to stitching things up.  If you can imagine it, she can produce it.  She produces quilts and tote bags and has mended more items in her life than you can imagine.  She has even altered wedding dresses and tailored tuxedos. Now, she focuses on the fine art of quilting and is giving quilting lessons on a long arm quilting machine.  Learn the basics and beyond of this essential life skill from one of the best in the field.

  • Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9 a.m. - Noon

  • Please see materials list for options.