Monday, March 16, 2015

Kids Sewing Club!

We've been thinking about offering kids workshops here at Little City Farm and so, given that it is March Break this week, we decided to offer a Kids Sewing Club each morning.  What a great response!  Sewing is such a useful basic skill to know (mending, darning, sewing our own clothes), and yet offers such options for creativity and fun.  And it's becoming a lost art!  This morning we had a lovely group of 10 girls (aged 6-12) sitting around the dining room table crafting and creating.  During this week we are focusing only on hand-sewing, offering basic techniques like learning to use different stitches (running stitch, whip stitch, blanket stitch, cross stitch), ways of threading needles, working with different fabrics, using recycled/upcycled materials like felted wool sweaters that can be cut up into smaller projects, embroidering and patches/applique, button holes, and other making other embellishments.  We are using the wonderful kids sewing book Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids will Love, as inspiration.  Here is what today's session looked like, and we heard many of the girls leaving with the words "I love sewing!"

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