I teach basic machine sewing with a little handwork thrown in. We start with learning the parts of a sewing machine, how to thread it, wind a bobbin, and sew a straight stitch. Then we move on from there. Projects will be fun and creative.
I have a basic set of projects for beginners, including a cute drawstring bag, pillow case, apron, pajama pants, cross body bag, t-shirt, maxi-skirt, and more. After that, I will work with students individually to determine their next project.
All students will learn how to lay out a pattern, read and follow pattern instructions, problem-solve, and personalize their projects. Learning to sew allows kids to make their own creative ideas come to life.
I begin accepting students at age 7 after they have completed first grade. Younger kids are still developing the dexterity in their hands needed to operate a sewing machine safely.
Each student is responsible to bring a sewing machine. If you don’t have one, I recommend shopping at The Sewing Nook, near Bagel Place just north of 34th on Bell. It's a great place to buy because you're supporting a local business, and they can provide maintenance on all the machines they sell.
Registration for Spring 2018 classes opens Wednesday, November 1, at 9 AM.
Sewing Class Schedule for Spring 2018
Kids' (2nd-4th grades) Classes: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00, Wednesdays 4:15-5:15, Saturdays 10:00-11:00
Tweens/Teens (5th-8th grades) Class: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30
Tuition is $280 per semester. More detailed information will be available when registration opens.