Class offers chance to share, craft sewing skills

From left, Latonya Kornegay, Debbi Fletcher and Tamara Pitts share a laugh after Fletcher unplugged a machine that kept uncontrollably speeding up Thursday night. Fletcher is one of two instructors of a beginners level sewing class held at Common Ground Community Center.

From left, Latonya Kornegay, Debbi Fletcher and Tamara Pitts share a laugh after Fletcher unplugged a machine that kept uncontrollably speeding up Thursday night. Fletcher is one of two instructors of a beginners level sewing class held at Common Ground Community Center. Photo by Jeremy Jardine.

Whether to take to sleepovers, use for kneeling in prayer or to enjoy the bright colors, each of the ladies in the current sewing class at Common Ground Community Center has made their own pillow.

That was only the first project. Now they each have selected a pattern and fabric from which they are making their own clothing. For organizer Debbi Fletcher, this is dream come true.

When First United Methodist Church first partnered with the Old Town Revitalization Company to restore the building and open a community center, church member Fletcher knew she wanted to give back. Since she loves to sew, Fletcher thought sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm at the center would be perfect.

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