Sewing Classes for Children
Let's Learn to Sew!
Sewing gives individuals an opportunity to be creative, problem-solve, and learn new things. When a child learns a new skill, they express joy and confidence. In this world we live in, sewing creates an opportunity to recycle, be self-reliant, and be bold. Let your child experience his or her creativity while sewing clothing, crafts, or quilts. We provide them the experience to learn something new while encouraging a growth mind-set and utilizing math-skills.
The first class is the Intro to Sew class where the student will learn how to use the sewing machine. This is a private lesson and the student will learn on his or her own machine. If the student doesn't own a machine, we teach on our classroom machine, the EverSewn 25. The first lesson lasts roughly 90 minutes to two hours where the skills of threading the machine, winding the bobbin, defining what all the knobs, levers, buttons, and parts of the machine are, sewing out stitch samples, and then we round it all up, applying the skills learned while sewing samples, and the student will sew a small draw-string bag. All materials are included in the class fee of $75.
After the student completes the "Intro to Sew" class the next level is the "Sewing Lab" series. It is in this class the students work on individual projects while developing their skills. The first project is a pair of elastic waist shorts or pants. This is where the student will learn how to work with a sewing pattern, how to follow instructions, and the various techniques to sewing. Once the first project is complete the student is guided to projects that will help build on their skills. We also use the "Kids Can Sew" curriculum in the classroom and there's a variety of projects to choose from.
The Sewing Lab meets three times a month for two hours. The class fee is $65 for the month and does not include materials. Our schedule is here and we also have an earlier time to accommodate those who homeschool.