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! 🙂
Believe it or not, Miss Jackie and I have set the monthly classes through December 2019!
January – Hot Chocolate Mug Rug
February – Chenille Heart Door Hanger
March – Fabric Bunny Basket
April – Oven Mitt
May – Big Chicken Door Stop/Tablet Holder
June – no club
July – Drawstring Travel Bag
August – no club
September – Lined Pencil Pouch
October – Pumpkin Coasters (set of 4)
November – Bowl Cozy
December – Gift Bags/Card Holders
We meet the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class fee is $15 plus supplies. Snacks are included.
We prefer that you bring your own sewing machine in good working order. Stitch N Quilt offers machine service, as do Sewing Doc and Ashby Sewing.
A limited number of sewing machines are available for student use. Please let the shop know when you register. I bring sewing machines with a speed controller.
- Students must be 8 years old/rising 3rd grader to attend classes.
- Students must be good listeners and able to follow directions.
- Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay; however, realize your child is going to want you to participate along side them!
- Classes are limited to six students. Payment is required at time of sign-up.
- Some sewing machine familiarity is helpful, but actual sewing experience not always required. That said, the January and November club projects are more involved and best suited for kids who have attended at least 3 sessions with us.
Mom asked me to remake my Grandmother’s vintage placemats that were literally worn out. (She originally asked in 2017, but I am happy to report she got her placemats in time for Thanksgiving 2018.) I decided to turn this into the November Kid’s Club project. I’m also happy to announce that thanks to numerous requests, an official pattern will be coming soon. 🙂