Classes run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school and they work on a range of sewing and textile projects over their term some of these involve creating for example a piece of textile that can then be made up into an item, the classes are between 8-10 children who all have one universal thing in common…sewing!
Our aim is to always encourage the children to feel confident around the machine and not be fazed, it really helps them feel ready to get “get behind the wheel” and drive the machine forward, working on their termly varying projects which are fun, and super engaging. All of the sewing machines are speed controlled and its fantastic how the group quickly build their skills making things such as cushions, clothes, accessories, free hand embroidery and up-cycling.
Lots of FUN and this season we will again be a mixed class so different levels.
We will be “mixing” it up this term with the inclusion of Textile Mixed Media expanding our skills and building on what we have learnt so far. We will be trying our hand at appliqué and other fun decorative textile skills and initial cushions, bags and create our own Softie Avatars! Lots of FUN and this season we will again be a mixed class so different levels.
To join the club we do recommend that they sign up and take our ‘Sewing Machine Drivers Licence’ which is an introduction to setting up and using the machine, including how to be safe around the machine. During the session they make a project such as a small draw string bag. We run this half day workshop around once a month and school holidays and this is incredibly popular. This way they can also decide if sewing is for them, without committing to a full term.
We find that this initial introduction to the sewing machine settles their nerves and helps them get the most out of the regular club; nearly all our stitchers start here (unless they are already very familiar with the sewing machine).