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Sewing For Kids Overview

The Techniques and Creativity of Sewing

  • Wednesdays 1:00 to 2:30, ages 6, 7, 8 - 1 1/2 hours

  • Wednesdays 3:00 to 5:00, ages 12, 13, 14 - 2 hours

  • Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00, ages 9, 10, 11 - 2 hours

$150 per 4-week period
$50 for supplies
Minimum 3 students

What To Expect:

▪ Classes are 2 hours
▪ Students will work with other students in groups, gaining hands-on sewing experience
▪ Students will create various projects with fabric

Beginning Sewing:  (all ages)

This class is designed to teach students different sewing techniques used in clothing construction, home decorating, and crafting arts using fabrics and textiles of various colors and textures.  Students will be instructed and guided in developing skills using both hand-sewing techniques and machine operated techniques in constructing items of their own choice in design, color, and fabric textures.  Students will become familiar in knowing how to use the items required in beginning sewing construction.  Students will learn how to use hand-sewing tools, how to use a sewing machine, and how to use an iron properly and safely. Students will complete four (4) primary sewing projects during the 16 weeks of class instruction:  A hand-sewn kitchen towel with embroidery designs, a simple apron with 2 matching pot holders, a beach bag with pockets and button enclosures, and a recycled “Jean” tiered and gathered skirt. 

Intermediate Sewing:  (Students must have previous experience in using sewing tools, a sewing machine, and an iron appropriately and safely)

This class is designed to enrich students in their previous sewing techniques and skills and to encourage their own creativity in selecting retail sewing patterns and encompassing new sewing techniques:  Making buttonholes, appliquéing designs on clothing, creating pieces fabrics for clothing, using zippers, and designing their own creations in clothing and home décor. Students will complete four (4) intermediate sewing projects of their own choosing during the 16 weeks of class instruction to include using retail patterns and incorporating buttonholes, appliques, pieced fabrics, and zippers on their garments or home décor items.  Students will be offered 2 “Field Trip” experiences in retail shopping at Joanne Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby during the semester.  Students are encouraged to have their own sewing machines and/or to rent a sewing machine from the teacher to ensure practicing and completing their sewing projects at home.

Advanced Sewing:  (Classes to be arranged on a private lesson basis according to the needs of individual students.)

Cancellations:

  • no refunds for cancellation

  • if the minimum student count is not met, we reserve the right to cancel any class. However, we will contact you first to discuss possible arrangements, hoping to keep all classes open.


Teacher

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Mary Ann Kunz

Mary Ann has a very long history of sewing from personal, educational and professional backgrounds and has taught private sewing lessons to both children and adults.