This is totally my jam – teaching 9-12 year olds how to sew while incorporating a technology component.
Today, the girls applied HTV letter appliqués that I’d cut out on my Cricut Maker (font: MADE Sunflower about 5″ tall). I demonstrated how to use the Cricut EasyPress and let them apply their own appliqués under my supervision.
I collected their color choices in advance by sending out a 2 question survey using Survey Monkey.
The girls began their sewing classes about four weeks ago. They had 3 weeks of Sewing Machine Bootcamp where they made small projects and learned how to operate a sewing machine with Miss Margo and Miss Nancy. Today was the first of 3 project based classes.
Didn’t they do an AWESOME job?
P.S. This is a great beginner project and can easily be extended to meet the needs of a more “advanced” sewist in the group. It took us 1-1/2 hours from start to finish, including photos and clean-up time. Attached is a copy of the lesson plan for our Simple Stuffed Pillow project.