Yes folks, it’s time for Round 2 of Friday afternoon learning clubs at The River.
This time up, we have 12 students (9 girls + 3 boys) and 8 sewing machines (3 computerized and 5 mechanical). Today, they actually learned how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and sew a couple of small “pockets.”
I’m a firm believer that the best way is to learn by doing. I demonstrate on one machine, point out the threading and bobbin winding diagrams on the machine and in the manual – then turn them loose. Of course, I have to step in and help…but they learn so much more by doing it themselves!
For a group of kids who were deathly afraid of sewing machines, today they learned that the machines don’t bite! They were so proud of themselves when clubs ended today.
Sorry, we got so involved I forgot to take pictures! 🙂