Kids Sewing School
School Holiday Programs
Introduction to Sewing – Kids Sewing School, kids will learn to sew from the very beginning with basic hand sewing techniques and then graduate to sewing on a machine. Everything is supplied from sewing machines to fabric and leave with a lovely little beginner sewing start up kit that includes their very own hand made pin cushion. How exciting!
What they will learn
- Hand sewing skills
- Sewing safety
- Threading and using a sewing machine
- How to use sewing tools
- How to choose fabric and explore your creativeness
- How to cut out and sew from a pattern
- Reading and understanding sewing pattern instructions
- Use your skills to sew a pincushion, cushion, book bag, owl softie and skirt.
Choose from a one, two or three day course
The holiday program offers the option of attending one, two or all three days. At the end of day one they will have sewn a really cute pin cushion and a personalised cushion! At the end of day two they will get to practise more on the sewing machines and choose fabric from the funky range of fabrics provided to sew a lined book bag and a gorgeous owl softie. On day three they will learn how to sew a skirt with patch pockets or a pair of pyjama pants. How exciting!
Why it’s great for kids to learn to sew at Kids Sewing School?
Knowing how to sew is a fantastic life skill that is creative, practical and has many health benefits. These days with technology being such a big part of our children’s lives it’s even more important to be able to offer a skill that promotes mindfulness. Sewing is a skill that will give them time to relax and unwind from their busy lives. It also requires focus, concentration and problem solving.
Studies have shown that children who learn to sew develop both mental and physical benefits along with hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Finishing a sewing project from start to finish requires many skills from learning how to follow instructions, choosing fabrics through to mathematical skills for sizing and fitting which all develop creative thinking. It gives a sense of accomplishment which boosts moral and self confidence. Sewing is a creative process and it’s a fantastic way to express your own individuality not to mention it’s just fun!
*The course is strictly for kids aged 10 and up as the children need to be able to follow instructions which can be a little complex sometimes. Also, they must have developed fine motor skills allowing them to be able to thread a needle independently, sew in straight lines and curves and also be able to reach the pedal of the sewing machine on the floor.
Lessons are run in my very cool sewing studio in Elsternwick, Melbourne. The maximum number of students is five so each student will get personalised instructions and plenty of time to practise on the sewing machines supplied.
Please provide allergy free snacks, lunch and water bottle for your child. Also, make sure your child is wearing closed toe shoes. (no sandals or thongs).
Instructors have working with children check and current First Aid Certificate.