Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: sewing class for homeshcool

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    568
    Blog Entries
    1
    Just had to update on our first sewing class. I had 3 of the 4 come but it was fun! A 6 year old, 9 yr, and 11 yr. I am pretty sure the 6 and 11 year olds will stick with it. We talked a lot about this first week, goals, types of quilts, rules, etc. Next week we actually sew with thread.
    The tip about sewing on notebook paper without thread...EXCELLENT!!!! Thank you.
    Can't wait until next class...we are going to make a pin cushion and paper piece pumpkin out of scraps...my plan anyway!
    Thanks for all your encouragement and please send any more advise my way!

  2. #2
    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    S. W. Indiana
    Posts
    7,146
    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    Just had to update on our first sewing class. I had 3 of the 4 come but it was fun! A 6 year old, 9 yr, and 11 yr. I am pretty sure the 6 and 11 year olds will stick with it. We talked a lot about this first week, goals, types of quilts, rules, etc. Next week we actually sew with thread.
    The tip about sewing on notebook paper without thread...EXCELLENT!!!! Thank you.
    Can't wait until next class...we are going to make a pin cushion and paper piece pumpkin out of scraps...my plan anyway!
    Thanks for all your encouragement and please send any more advise my way!
    Hope your students enjoy your class as much as you do!

  3. #3
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,478
    I think that is wonderful to start them out young.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Posts
    7,837
    Blog Entries
    14
    Sounds like fun!!

  5. #5
    Super Member SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Washington, playing with my fabric stash!
    Posts
    6,428
    Blog Entries
    44
    HI! Great job.

    I am a veteran homeschool Mom (17+ years) and I taught quite a few homeschoolers to sew beginning at the age of 5. Since then, I have been teaching my 3 and 5 year old grandchildren. They love it!

    Sewing with out thread on paper is great. Did you teach them about needle down, then pivot, then continue sewing? I used to draw zigzags on the paper and they learned to pivot on the points. Of course, they always felt so proud of themselves. Making small straight line projects gives them such a sense of pride.

    The hardest thing for me was to only give verbal instructions and talk/walk them through it. I remember having to hold my hands behind my back because I wanted to just reach out and do it myself. Yikes.

    I also taught them to make their own simple apron pattern out of newspaper and then how to pin and cut it and sew it. It is sew fun to pass on the skill of sewing/creating. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

  6. #6
    Super Member Short an Sweet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yale, Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,839
    Blog Entries
    4
    don't forget projects for boys too, my grandson likes to sew also, maybe like the nail aprons from home depot? nice easy pattern

  7. #7
    Super Member dmyers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    central, ca
    Posts
    1,193
    I think this is a great idea! I taught my son when he was 8-9 and it's just another life lesson. He's 14 now and all his friends come over and are crazy over my sewing stuff, they think it's the coolest thing.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Here not there
    Posts
    1,448
    Blog Entries
    2
    Being able to sew on a button or mend a small tear is a good skill to have. If those things are all that they take away from the class it will be successful. Don't forget to teach them to cook simple meals too. If you can sew on a button, boil water, and cook an egg you will be able to make it as an adult.

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,930
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    HI! Great job.

    I am a veteran homeschool Mom (17+ years) and I taught quite a few homeschoolers to sew beginning at the age of 5. Since then, I have been teaching my 3 and 5 year old grandchildren. They love it!

    Sewing with out thread on paper is great. Did you teach them about needle down, then pivot, then continue sewing? I used to draw zigzags on the paper and they learned to pivot on the points. Of course, they always felt so proud of themselves. Making small straight line projects gives them such a sense of pride.

    The hardest thing for me was to only give verbal instructions and talk/walk them through it. I remember having to hold my hands behind my back because I wanted to just reach out and do it myself. Yikes.

    I also taught them to make their own simple apron pattern out of newspaper and then how to pin and cut it and sew it. It is sew fun to pass on the skill of sewing/creating. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    just had to giggle, I too teach on the paper..even drawing waves, circles, etc...but I always have to hold my hands behind my back or in my pockets too!

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    metro Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,779
    WE sometimes forget how awesome children can be. My grandson designed, sewed and quilted a jacket for his mother when he was 7. He also uses the long arm and does a better job than I do. He is 12 and doesn't have much spare time now that he is in middle school. My 8 year old grand daughter started making her skirts 2 years ago. Saves a LOT of money on school clothes.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.