Weekly Intro To Sewing For Kids

Perfect for beginner level students who have not sewn before (or with very little experience). All new students grades 1-8 will make a pillow, drawstring backpack, and PJ Pants or shorts.  If time permits students will make an extra project (or more!) of their choice.

Class Options: (please see the full date listings below)

  • Spring/Fall/Winter classes consist of 8 sessions. (note: No class Oct 9th)
  • Summer Camps are 1-week long.
  • Note for Winter class – if we have a snow day – extra session will be added the week following when the session ends as a makeup.

This fall we are returning to a larger class size of 10 students per kid’s class (which is not my usual max size of 14).  As we approach closer to the fall and I can evaluate how things are going with regards to covid, the class size may  increase slightly.  Assume that masks are a requirement, we will evaluate the mask policy as I see what schools do in the fall as well as CDC recommendations.

Pre-Requisites

Recommended Experience Level: No Experience – Beginner/Newbie

Supplies

Be sure to stop by Firecracker Fabrics in-store or online – our beautiful and local fabric partner shop, located right inside Cut & Sew Studio and offering all the fabrics, notions, patterns and supplies needed for class!  You can shop online at firecrackerfabrics.com, choose in-store pickup and then your supplies will be waiting for you on the first day of class (please allow at least 3 days before class to allow time for processing order) -, or you can stop by in person and purchase your supplies!  Please check their website for current store hours.

We will make 3 projects in the order listed below.  Please have supplies for first project for the first class, then moving forward students should always have the supplies for the current project they are working on as well as the next project in case they finish early.

Fabric Suggested for all projects – there are other fabrics that you could use, but most students choose from these options:
Quilting Cottons Printed or Quilting Cottons Solid

PROJECT #1 – PILLOW

  • 1/2 yard Fabric A (must be non-stretch, med-weight woven fabric. No thick fleece,faux-fur, velvet etc. Must be easy fabric for beginner sewer, cotton quilting fabric, canvas or home decor fabric is fine). This fabric will be used for two of the squares on the front of the pillow. It will also be used for half of or the entire back of the pillow.
  • 1/2 yard Fabric B (same notes as above-use contrast or coordinating fabric, whatever you like together!). This fabric will be used for 2 of the squares on the front of the pillow only (possibly ½ of back of the pillow).
  • 1 spool of all-purpose thread to match
  • one 16″ pillow form.

PROJECT #2 – DRAWSTRING BACKPACK

  • 3/4 yard of cotton quilting fabric or similar fabric – non-stretch
  • Grommets – 3/8″ in size (it will say 3/8″ on package) – typically in silver or gold. There will usually be more in the package then needed, but you need 2 sets – so if siblings or friends are in a class together they can share them if it’s a larger package.  If you purchase the grommets I have linked above it will be exactly what you need for one backpack.  Just purchase one (it already includes the set)
  • Cord — 4 yards- something to use for drawstring cord (not too thick, about ¼” diameter). (for tiny/short students you will need 3.5 yards only)
  • 1 spool of ALL-PURPOSE thread to match

Project #3 PJ Pants

  • 2.25 yards of woven fabric (or 1 yard for PJ shorts)
  • 1 yard of 3/4″ wide elastic
  • thread

If you have your own sewing tools at home you are welcome to bring to use for class (pins, seam ripper, scissors) – otherwise you can share the studio tools.

SOME STUDENTS WHO ARE QUICKER (AND USUALLY OLDER STUDENTS) MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL TIME AT THE END FOR AN EXTRA PROJECT – IF THIS HAPPENS WE CAN DISCUSS OPTIONS FOR ANOTHER PROJECT USING SCRAPS OR YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BRING ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES.

Here are a few ideas for a 4th project if time permits

Chef’s Apron/Crafting Apron

  • .75 yard of 100% cotton quilting fabric non stretch for outside
  • .75 yard 100% cotton quilting fabric non stretch as contrast for inside of apron
  • 1 spool of ALL-PURPOSE thread to match

Tote Bag

  • 3/4 yard of an exterior 100% cotton quilting fabric non stretch for outside
  • 1/2 yard of an interior 100% cotton quilting fabric non stretch for inside of bag
  • 1 spool of ALL-PURPOSE thread to match

Zipper pouch 
We can use remaining scraps – you will just need a regular all-purpose closed bottom zipper 7″ or longer

Scrunchies
we can use remaining scraps
Need 1/4″ wide elastic – 1 yard makes a few scrunchies

Masks 
We use remaining scraps
Need 1/4″ wide elastic if you want elastic loops for ears, or ties can be made from remaining scraps.  if you use elastic wee need about 1/2 yard for 1 mask

Elastic Waist Skirt
1/2 yard of a woven fabric
1  yard of 3/4″ wide elastic

*Please discuss any other ideas with the instructor!

 

 

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