Sewing Life Skills For Beginners/ Classes at The Sewing Hive
Weekly two-hour sewing classes for grades 6 and up. Students will be taught important sewing techniques that will grow their creative thinking, dexterity, planning and applied math skills over a ten week period.
Week one: Hand sewing and how to mend, add a patch, sew buttons and hem
Week two: Setting up, operating and caring for a sewing machine
Week three: Making a simple pillow form or pillow case using a pattern
Week four: Using a commercial pattern to create a garment, such as PJ pants
Week five: How to set in a zipper, create button holes and finish seams
Week six: Discussion and planning for how to pick a pattern and fabrics for choosing a Beginner level commercial pattern of their choice. Proper measuring and notions topics will be taught.
Week seven: Students will work from a pattern of their choice and prepare fabrics.
Weeks eight-ten: Students will learn sewing terms and begin sewing and finishing seams, working at their own pace with guidance.
Home work consists of practicing skills learned in classes, encouraged, but not mandatory.
Handouts are given with each class to be added to a binder, provided by the instructor.
Beginner Level, Ages 12-18 or grades 6-12. Choice of weekday Monday-Wednesday from 10am-noon. Makeup days for holidays or emergencies, such as illness, etc. can be rescheduled with the instructor.
Programs begin every ten weeks, according to school calendar for Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters
Maximum of 4 students per class.
$300 for 20 hours of instruction and class materials. Sewing machines are available to rent at $10 a session.