Learn to make a bathrobe in a three week sewing class

Shown is a sample of the bathrobe that participants of the Fort Plain Free Library’s free sewing class will tackle in March under the guidance of retired family and consumer sciences teacher Pamela Boynton. (Photo submitted)

FORT PLAIN — Retired family and consumer sciences teacher Pamela Boynton will teach how to sew a bathrobe in a free, three-week workshop series for beginning and intermediate sewers in March at the Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St.

The project, which is expected to take two of the three scheduled classes to complete, will take place March 3, 10 and 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. An extra class is worked into the schedule to provide flexibility for students “who need more time or help to finish,” said Boynton. She said that students who are unable to arrive at the appointed start time are also welcome.

Several lengths of polar fleece are available for the project, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, students are asked to provide their own fabric. Prewashing of any 100 percent cotton, flannel or fleece fabric is advised before the start of class in order to reduce shrinkage problems later.

The class is free, but participants are asked to provide their own sewing machines, thread and scissors — or to make advance arrangements with library staff to use library equipment. About six yards of 60-inch-wide fabric is required.

Boynton taught middle and high school students in Little Falls and St. Johnsville school districts for a total of 25 years. She will guide participants as they fashion the robes from scratch.

Advance registration for the classes is required as seating is limited.

For more information or to sign up, call (518) 993-4646.

By Kerry Minor

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