Learning to sew at a young age is a wonderful skill to master, it encourages creativity, mathematical skills, logical thinking, and fine motor skill along with an ever-growing consciousness of the ethical and environmental impact of the fashion industry of this era.
Is your child between 5 and 8 years old and enjoys making things? Then we are sure to have a sewing class that they will love! We run an after school sewing club for children. Each week children will work on new projects. Some projects might take some children to stretch it our two weeks to complete as well. As each child is unique in their own way, they take their unique time to complete each project.
Sewing assists in developing good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity, stimulates the creative imagination and aids in project planning. It gives a sense of achievement and self-worth. I believe that it’s such an important life skill that all children should learn be it girls or boys.
However, it’s important that they get suitable sewing lessons. My sewing lessons for children focus firstly on safety. Then we do some fun exercises to learn how to use the sewing machine. Easy children’s sewing projects are fun and are a great way to learn basic sewing techniques.
There are only a small number of children in each class so each can receive lots of attention and they are carefully supervised.
At this age children will be learning hand sewing techniques only and will complete a project each week to take home.
What will they make?
Lots of fun projects from: Appliqué cushions, tote bags, pencil cases, buntings, felt greeting cards, stuffed animals, heart key rings, tutu’s, clothes appliqué, felt brooches and simple sewing projects. We are constantly introducing new and different projects to keep our creative sewing bees engaged.
What will they learn?
They will have the opportunity to learn a variety of different skills. Depending on their age and ability they will be taught:
- Learn hand sewing techniques
- Learn hand embroidery
- How to thread a needle
- How to cut paper patterns and fabrics with confidence
- Practice sewing straight lines, curves, and corners
- How to trace our a simple pattern
- How to measure, draft and cut very simple patterns for projects
- Learn simple project construction
- Each class introduces new skills and gives every child an opportunity to practice old ones
What is included?
All materials, sewing supplies, scissors, tools, etc needed to complete their projects are provided and projects completed will be taken home by the children.
About the classes….
All classes are conducted by an experienced Montesorri trained and qualified Early Childhood Educator apart from being a dressmaking for over 25+ years and having a Working with childrens check in place.
Duration : 8 weeks
Where : Rooty Hill
Days : Wednesdays
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm