This class introduces students to or re-acquaints them with their own home sewing machines. Through a series of project based, step-by-step exercises, students will quickly gain mastery in winding the bobbin, threading, changing the needle, balancing tension, stitching, and clean finishing various types of seams. Basic apparel construction concepts, such as applying interfacing, sewing curves, use of various seam allowances, and professional pressing will be emphasized. Students will apply these skills to two projects: construction of a tote bag and a pair of drawstring shorts or pants. Beginners welcome.