This year has been an interesting one for all face-to-face businesses
- and mine is no exception!
Online parties, classes and workshops are now an option too, which opens up the possibilities of joining friends and family from other areas in the UK and abroad (time zones permitting)!
WHAT YOU NEED:
'Zoom' account - via zoom.us
WHAT I PROVIDE:
CHILDREN'S SEWING CLASSES
After trialling online sewing sessions with children who have access to a sewing machine at home, I now feel confident that they can achieve without me in the room!
Sundays in half termly blocks
9:30-11:00am (via Zoom)
8-14 years old
Your house - via the power of Zoom! No need to live in my area!
TUITION (payable half-termly)*:
£12 per week with an equipment list provided (see below)
£15 per week with all materials provided
15-20 minute one-to-one Zoom call beforehand
- to discuss current sewing machine experience, confidence level, expectations of children and parents, Zoom features, camera position and safety.
FREE - I love this bit!
Access to our own Class Dojo where I can post short video clips to support their learning, answer questions between sessions and send reminders about what your child is going to need each week. The children will be encouraged to share their makes with close ups, so that I can see their progress.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Email me if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are they making and learning?
Padded ring folder cover and drawstring project bag
The ring binder cover is the perfect first project for our Sewing Dojo, as it will then be ready for them to keep an ongoing record of how to achieve key skills. I will email pro formas for your child to fill in and add to their folder as the weeks progress. It, in essence, will be their 'go to' reference book!
During the first six weeks, they will learn the following skills:
How to wind a bobbin.
How to thread their machine.
How to change the stitch length and width (machine dependent) - and learn why they would need to do this.
How to change the tension - or rather, when to leave it be!
How to French seam.
How to topstitch.
How to iron safely!
Measure and cut their own pattern for the folder cover and drawstring project bag.
Cut the materials for both projects.
Sew each project in steps.
Here is a list of resources needed for the first six weeks:
1m x main fabric (outside of folder and drawstring bag) - non-directional design
1/2m x lining fabric
1 1/2m cotton tape or ribbon (for drawstring bag) - 10mm wide or narrower
Thread to coordinate with the fabrics
A4 ring binder (nothing fancy as we're covering it!) - 25mm/1in thick
A4 punched pockets
Pattern paper/tracing paper/baking parchment