Here is a post from Shelly about a few of her new upcoming kids sewing classes. These classes are designed to get kids ages 8-18 sewing and they usually complete at least a couple projects in a two or three week class. We have moved most of our regular school year classes to the weekends and will focus on weekday classes again over spring break and summer break!
What a wonderful 9 months it has been teaching all these amazing kiddos at Modern Domestic. One of my favorite things is seeing their excitement when they show you their fabric. You can tell whether a parent has purchased their fabric or they have and when they pick it’s always a really fun usually “wild” print. Most of my kids don’t worry about being “matchy-matchy” which in the end creates a really unique one of a kind final project. The other unique thing I love about teaching kids is they have very little apprehension. They are totally unafraid of sewing! What a thrill!
Teaching the Kids & Teens Sewing 101 classes continues to be a fun adventure and now I’m excited to take these students to the next level with the Kids and Teens Sew Everything Workshop. We’re moving in to smoothing out the skills taught in 101 and adding a few more learning essentials in sewing. The students will be taught using the book S.E.W. Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp that I believe is not only a greater starter book but it’s also a terrific grow with you book (it is not specifically a “kids sewing book” which makes it great for families who sew, there is tons of projects in it for everyone). Books are super economical compared to patterns; there are 25 original designs and among those 10 patterns in the book all for about the price of 2 regular patterns.
Our first project will be a zipper pencil pouch. A lot of people fear the zipper but after the first class they’ll realize that it wasn’t as hard as they thought.
Then we will work on the “Flouncy Tank Top” that can worn all seasons with the right top underneath in the Fall/Winter and on it’s own for warm Spring/Summer days. With this project we’ll focus on learning how to customize a pattern, following pattern instructions and learn about pleats.
Our final project will be the “Easy Breezy Wrap Skirt”. All of my kids so far have really shown interest in customizing their own skirts and this will give a chance to do just this while brushing up on what we learned throughout the class. I’m really looking forward to having my beginners step into intermediate sewing and watch them be amazed at all they can do.
If you’re child isn’t quite ready for the next level of sewing, check the class list, there are great 101 classes to get them all prepared!
Last but not least, a lot of my students have wanted to create outfits for their beloved dolls. We have decided to add another new class to the calendar, Kids Sewing: Doll Clothes on Saturday February 26th from 1pm-5pm. The students will create adorable skirts/tops using a super cute Patty Young doll pattern Mini Nina.
Until then, Happy Sewing! Shelly