Sewing With Niler - February Beginners Sewing Class

This week, I have been teaching beginners sewing classes at Southwest Georgia Technical College.  I must say, this is one of my long term dreams that has come true!  I have always wanted to teach sewing and craft classes either at a public school or technical college. I can't begin to tell you how rewarding it is.  I have a really great group of students.  They are full of enthusiasm for the craft of sewing.  Tonight is the final day of the class.  Monday they got acquainted with the sewing machine and different sewing notions.  They also got a chance to practice sewing on scrap fabric to get a feel for the machine.  Tuesday they cut out their pattern and fabric and tonight they will sew their skirts together.  This is going to be a lot of fun.  If you have never seen a sewing machine or are a little "rusty" in your sewing skills, this is the class for you!  I hope you will sign up for my beginners sewing class and take advantage of a dying art.  Happy Sewing!


  1. Mrs Niler I couldnt find your email.
    I live in Georgia!

    I bought a commercial paper. The pattern maker put several sizes for a little girls dress all on ONE PIECE so If I cut out the small one Im going to mess up all the OTHER SIZES! How do you get around this ??? I cant get anyone to tell me!

    I love your hot to gather video Niler!

    Thank you.

    1. You can trace the pattern size that you need using tracing paper.

  2. Congrats on living your dream. I also share your enthusiasm~! In wood work of course.
    I have not researched how to pursue this dream though.
    Best wishes

  3. I want to compliment you on your YouTube video tutorial for the 4-step buttonhole (posted in Sept 2011), it is probably the best one I've viewed today as I try to learn how to make a nice machine buttonhole.

    I am especially grateful for the tips you integrate into the instruction and demonstration, for example the tip on locking in the bar tack after step four. The demonstration buttonhole really is perfect and beautiful, and your tutorial gives me the courage to try making one on my own machine-a Singer Talent 3321.

    I've been sewing for over fifty years on various Singer machines but always have done buttonholes by hand (a very long and tedious task). Recently I realised I really should learn to use the attachment that came with the Talent, and after the owner manual wasn't a lot of help (LOL!) I went looking for a video tutorial. So far this morning I've watched about ten and yours is the only one that had me thinking 'Oh, of course!'

    Thank-you! I've bookmarked your YouTube channel, and your website. I live in the UK (as an American expat after a mid-life second marriage to a Scotsman), and will tell my friends about your sites as well.


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