Sewing classes planned for Mondays

FORT PLAIN — Budding sewing enthusiasts can learn how to make a simple, raglan-sleeved shirt during intermediate-level sewing classes at the Fort Plain Free Library starting Monday.

Workshops will take place at the library, 19 Willett St., each Monday through May 6 from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m.

Retired family and consumer sciences teacher Pamela Boynton will guide students as they pin the pattern on their own fabric and cut it out. Using the basic skills taught in the library’s beginner’s class earlier this year, participants will sew seams and then learn how to use bias tape to finish off the neck on the “Chelsea-linen raglan tee,” which is used with the permission of Fabric-Store.com.

For 25 years, Boynton taught middle and high school students at Little Falls and St. Johnsville school districts. Additionally, she formerly owned a business creating medieval costumes, and she had one season’s experience sewing costumes at the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

The class is free but advance registration is requested. Call (518) 993-4646 for more info about supplies or to sign up.

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