Tag: children

Tips for Teaching the Munchkins to Sew

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.

Running a Kid’s Sewing Club (or are you crazy?)

*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…

Native American Costume (Breech Cloth or Loin Cloth)

Recently, a coworker asked me to make a loincloth as part of her son’s Native American costume for a 4th grade class assignment. Mom had already purchased a length of suede-like dressmaker fabric. Her son wanted a “REAL” loin cloth that tied at the sides – not…

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