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A Smile A Day Sandals

Image showing 2 baby sandals with shadow and embroidery work Class Title: A Smile A Day Sandals

Area of Study: Embroidery
Class Hours: 3
Class Type: Project
Skill Level: All

These little wonders are made with pima broadcloth and are embellished with flowing shadow work bows and enchanting flowers.

Phyllis will demonstrate the possibilities that shadow work adds to any embroidered piece. Students will learn multiple ways to approach shadow work. After exploring this, each student will try another way of stitching so they will learn new techniques that they can add to their personal repertoire! Stem and outline stitching will be reviewed and students will learn to create simple bullion buds that are sprinkled throughout this sandal. This beautifully embroidered sandal is the perfect project for learning simple basics, but the end result is anything but ordinary with clusters of flowers and bouquets of bows for dancing feet.

This is an embroidery class only - all construction will be completed at home.

Complete Kit Contents: Pima broadcloth, Pima batise, cording for piping, Inner sole material, 6-stranded embroidery floss, Silk-satin ribbons, Embroidery needles, 60wt. Machine thread, Project pattern, Class handouts

Additional Sewing Supplies: (to use in class)
Embroidery scissors (for cutting threads), Pen for taking notes, Extension cord, Additional lighting (required), Magnification (optional)

Additional Sewing Supplies: (to use at home only)
Sewing machine, #65 Universal machine needle, 1/4" foot (optional), Piping foot (optional), Rotary cutter, Mat for cutting, Ruler to use with cutter

Additional Classroom Supplies:
Irons and surface for pressing, Spray starch, Garment rack