Class Project List

Need some ideas of where to start or what to make next the at Sewing Class? Check out the following projects!

Project Levels:

Beginner: Good First Project!
Next Step Beginner: Good first project for an adult or next project for a child
Advanced Beginner:  A few projects under your belt and ready for some new techniques

Roll It Up Pillowcase (Beginner)

Finished size is 20×30″, fits a standard-size bed pillow. 

Materials for one Pillowcase
3/8 yard fabric for band
7/8 yard fabric for pillowcase body
(optional) 1.5 yards lace, piping, other trim

Skills Learned
Sewing an accurate seam allowance
Seam Finishing
Hidden Seam

Applique Tote Bag (Next Step Beginner)

This lined tote bag measures 13″ long and 12″ wide. It’s perfect for a library bag, teachers gift, trick or treat bag or everyday tote. Applique and trim are optional, but good skill builders!

1/2 yard Exterior Fabric
1/2 yard Lining (inside) Fabric
1/2 yard Fusible Fleece (45″ wide)
1-2 yards Webbing (1″ – 1.5″ wide)
1/2 yard trim (rickrack, etc.) optional
Steam-a-Seam 2 lite (piece large enough for desired applique)
Reverse image line drawing of desired applique


Skills Learned
Fusible, Machine Sewn Applique (optional)
Applying trim (optional)
Working with Fusible Interfacing
Making bag lining
Boxed Corners

Nina Swing Dress – Child & Adult Sizing (Next Step Beginner)

Nina is a swing dress with a high-low hem similar to the LLR Carly. Get the Pattern here:

Kids Version
Adult Version

Listed In the pattern

Skills Learned
Sewing with Knits
Using Hem Tape
Applying a Neckband
Working with a (downloadable, PDF) Pattern

Mermaid/Shark Tail (Next Step Beginner)

Make your own Mermaid or Shark Tail out of fleece or cuddle fabrics! Choose from Large, Kids, or Doll sizing. Get your pattern here:

Get the Free pattern here
Get the instructions here

Fabric requirements for 59″ wide fabric:
– 1/2 yard for top band
– 1 yard for main blanket OR 1 1/4 yard for an older child/adult
– 1/2 yard for the tail


Skills Learned
Cutting & Sewing Fleece/Cuddle Fabrics
Working with Pattern Pieces
Rotary Cutting (if desired)
Using a walking foot
Decorative Sitching

School of Sewing Book

Fabric store field trip, machine buying tips, and essential school supplies are all included in this modern sophisticated beginning sewing book. Designed to tackle one project a month with each building on skills in previous lesson.

I’ll help you work through this book or just the projects that interest you. Included are a Pillowcase, Drawstring Bag, Apron, Wristlet with Key Fob, Zipper Pouch, Pillow with zipper closure, Carry-All Clutch, Tech Case, Tote Bag, Pleated Purse, Place Mats and My First Quilt.