Are you stymied by the thought of teaching a child how to sew? Here are some valuable tips and a handy checklist to make the experience more enjoyable for both the teacher AND the student.
*Yes, I am crazy! That’s a prerequisite for working with kids!* One of the highlights of my day job is my weekly maker club. Some schools refer to it as Genius Hour or Learning Clubs. Our clubs meet most Fridays and last about an hour. I host 3 different groups of kids during the school… Continue reading Running a Kid’s Sewing Club (or are you crazy?)
Parents reached out on Facebook asking about sewing lessons for their ‘tween daughters this summer. Ask and ye shall receive! A local biz graciously agreed to let me use their classroom/meeting space for private lessons – as long as no event was scheduled. Works for me! Private lessons are $35.00/session & up. You’ll bring your… Continue reading Now offering private sewing lessons near Marietta Square
Well, it seemed like a great idea to have the kids make monogram pillows for next our club project… A win-win activity to incorporate some technology standards, make a project selected by the kids and meet one of my goals of clearing the clutter in the club storage area by: (a) Reducing the donated fabric stash by strip piecing… Continue reading DIY Applique Letters
You asked! Classes are scheduled for the month of July, 2016. Location: All classes will be held @ Stitch N Quilt in Mableton. July 7th , 10-11:30 a.m. Crafty STEM/Electric Bracelet. Learn about e-textiles/soft circuits as you make your very own LED bracelet. You choose the color of bamboo felt, stitch your circuit and bling to your… Continue reading Kid’s Classes Now Available
My sewing club kids worked the sewing machines over this past school year! One of the machines, a JW 5622 from Wal-Mart, wound up with broken and bent spool spins. (Well, they are made of plastic, so what else do you expect when a dozen 9 & 10 year olds use the machines over the course of 28 weeks?) I… Continue reading Replacing Retractable Sewing Machine Spool Pins