If you don’t know that something is hard….
then it is easier to do it.
My student came for her second lesson today. She had decided to make a circle or infinity scarf for her mother out of some beige crinkle silk chiffon she had seen in my sash.
The color was not my color. It had arrived in a Fabric Mart mystery bundle. I would assume that most sewing teachers would not give their students silk chiffon to play with on their second lesson. My investment in the fabric was $1.5o per yard. I was happy for my student to make he mother the scarf out of it.
First I taught her the how to pull a thread so she could cut a straight line in the fabric. Yes, it’s pesky and boring, but it’s the easiest method to cut a straight line.
Then I had my student sew a French seam on the join of the circle scarf. It sounds fancy, it looks fancy but it isn’t all that hard to do. Here is her French seam.
Next, we discussed how to edge the scarf. I had thought that a rolled edge would be a bit of a stretch but doable for my student. I have copper metallic thread that I thought would look beautiful wit the beige silk. I did not tell my student that working with metallic thread can be persnickety.
You can see the pretty edge as it is coming off the back of the machine.
The thread did get a bit cranky at times, but my student persevered.
Here is the scarf, complete. The copper is subtle, but adds to the look.
I don’t think any sane teacher would insist that a student do a rolled edge or a French seam during their second sewing lesson, but if the student wants to learn those skills, then it isn’t hard for them to learn.