Adult sewing session is March 11

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By Kay Kennedy

In Washington County we are very fortunate to have a certified volunteer in the Kentucky Master Clothing Volunteer Program. Our volunteer is Marion Mulligan who received her certification in 2006. Rita Yates from Washington County is in the process of being certified in the program.

After a rather intensive selection process the volunteers receive 25 hours of sewing instruction from experts representing business, industry and extension. The trained volunteers then provide 50 hours of instruction on sewing to people in the community. This program allows people who like to sew and who like to work with others in teaching sewing techniques to become more proficient in their skills. Since I’ve given you this information I’m now going to introduce you to Marion and let her tell you about her next class.

            JUST SEW YOU KNOW

Our second Adult Sewing session will be on Wednesday, March 11. We will meet at the Washington County Extension Office on Progress Road at 10 a.m. and finish around noon. Our Master Volunteer will be on hand to give one-on-one help and advice.

The Sewing 101 will feature “Altering Clothes to Fit”.  Off the rack clothes seldom fit properly and with a little practice, you can usually eliminate the alteration fee. Also, interfacings and facings will be discussed.

Bring your garments to alter, your sewing machine, and thread to match if you would like to complete your alteration or you may finish your project at home at your leisure. Sewing machines are available, just call ahead and reserve one.

This sewing class is open to the general public and is free. We plan to meet every second Wednesday of each month, so, watch this space for each month’s feature. For more information call Marion Mulligan, (Master Volunteer in Clothing Construction) at (859) 336-0807.