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SPRING Stitch By Stitch (Beginner, Ages 11-15)

SPRING Stitch By Stitch (Beginner, Ages 11-15)

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Stitch by Stitch is our 6 week after-school program for beginners ages 11-15. This program gets your pre-teen/teen started in sewing with the basics. Each week will involve review in order for them to solidify what they have learned. They get to choose fun projects to build their skills on. Then finishing the program having made a simple basic garment. 

This program is designed so your pre-teen/teen can move into Make Club (Ages 8-12) or Teens on Machines (Ages 13-18) 

** We recommend taking Stitch by stitch twice before moving into Teens on Machines! 

Stitch By Stitch runs on Wednesday after-school  from 3:45pm - 5:15pm. 

Prerequisites:  

No previous experience necessary! 

Learning Outcomes: 

Week 1:

  • Introduction of the sewing machine/ threading and making bobbins
  • Cutting tutorial/safety (scissors and rotary cutter)
  • Choosing fabrics for first project and learning fabric basics
  • Design your own pillow, tote bag or fabric box (great for storing your fabric at home in) 
Week 2:
  • Review of the sewing machine/ threading etc.
  • Continue/finish project from week 1. 
Week 3:
  • Basics review (if feeling good about basics, may continue project)
  • Finish project from week 1-2.
  • Start a new project to build on your skills: Zippered pouch with applique design or mini quilt.
Week 4:
  • Learn how to use the walking foot (aka quilting foot) to sew thick layers together (If you chose to make the mini quilt) 
  • Continue/ finish project from week 3. 
  • Design and cut out your first simple garment project: Basic pyjama pant or short.  
Week 5:
  • Share 3 things that you remember about sewing/machine/fabric basics.
  • Continue project from week 3-4
Week 6:
  • Finish your final projects and review! 

What We Provide:

  • Equipment: sewing machines and all tools
  • We keep a wide range of project samples, books (including our Imagination Book) and sewing patterns on hand to be as flexible as possible allowing kids be able to build their skills in sewing!

  • Materials for small projects.

What You Provide:

  • Sewing machine (optional): we highly encourage your child to bring their own sewing machine, if they have one. Don't forget to pack the manual, foot pedal & power cord!
  • Materials: 1.5 - 2.5m of soft quilting cotton (e.g. from Ruby Star Society) will be required for the garment project. Students are welcome to bring fabric from home or purchase it in our store, or somewhere else. We offer a 20% student discount on all supplies or tools purchased during this camp.
  • Snacks & Refreshments: We encourage you to send snacks and refreshments as it’s much easier to be creative when you have fuel for the brain! 

 

Group Size:  Maximum 5 students