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 apron.  If time permits students will make an extra project of their choice.

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

  • Spring/Fall/Winter classes consist of 8 sessions.
  • 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.
Pre-Requisites

Recommended Experience Level: No Experience – Beginner/Newbie

Supplies

Be sure to stop by Firecracker Fabrics 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!  *Currently Firecracker Fabrics is closed to in-person shopping due to COVID-19.  If you choose to shop at Firecracker, purchase all  your supplies online at firecrackerfabrics.com and then your supplies will be waiting for you on the first day of class!  No need to stop by and make a shopping trip!

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.  For summer camps students will leave all of their supplies at the studio for the week and only bring home completed projects.

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 – 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
Aside from project supplies, as you know from my FAQ page online, I am asking all students to
bring their own scissors (please make sure they will cut fabric), pins, seam ripper and chalk or other drawing tool for fabric(such as fabric marker, chalk pencil).  If you are ordering from Firecracker and need sewing tools as well please click on the link for what I would suggest.  Any supplies students do not have and need to borrow will of course be sanitized between use.
Pins
Seam Ripper – HERE or HERE
Chaco Liner or Tailors chalk pieces – available in white, blue and pink if you search
(pin cushion or magnet, not necessary but helpful)

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

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

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

 

 

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