How Sewing Can Benefit Homeschoolers
We are so very excited to be publishing this guest article written by Angela Canter from Kids Make Clothes. Go check out the Kids Make Clothes Facebook Page as well!
The art of sewing
First of all, Sewing is an art and it is a lifetime skill. Learning how to sew and make your own clothing gives a person a unique freedom. Sewing is creative! It gives you independence, encouragement, self-motivation and confidence. When you make your own clothing, it is your's alone. Your own creation! You can use the same pattern as another but the outcome is all you! A pattern is just a template of the things you can do. Your imagination creates the rest. When you sew, you choose the fabric, your choose the trim, you choose how you want the project made. Sewing is a personal thing! It is an art!
For someone who has not sewn before, sewing is a world of creativity. Once you know what your project is and you cut it out, it is time to sew. When you look at the pieces you have cut out, it looks like a bunch of pieces that don't look like they connect. But, when you start sewing those pieces together and your project is beginning to form, you start to see it. Then you get so excited to finish it! You start to think of things you can add to your project. It just gets more and more exciting!! After, the project is complete, you feel a sense of accomplishment because you made it yourself! How proud you are! Now, you are encouraged to do another project.
Sewing classes for homeschoolers
A Sewing Class for a homeschooler is exciting! It gives them a break between studies and it is still a class! Parents can fit it into their class schedule. Also, at the end of the Introduction to Sewing Class (the 8 week course), your homeschooler will receive a Certificate of Completion. It is set up so the student will model one project that he/she made at class and model it for the parents. They will then receive their certificate. We actually have a Certificate of Completion Ceremony and afterwards a little treat for students and their parents. It is a very happy and inspiring moment for the students. They are so proud and I am proud of them all.
I have taught children and parents together. So, if you would like to take the class with your child you are welcome as well. Kids Make Clothes also has Gift Cards. The holidays are approaching and why not give the gift that keeps on giving! The Gift Card is good for one (1) year so you can fit it into your class schedule when you have availability.
Now, if you have not considered learning how to sew before, I hope this changes your mind.
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You know, I'm constantly aware of the homeshooling stereotypes... I think I've avoided doing a lot of things with my kids simply because they would seem like 'homeschoolers' if they did them. But this has really had a big impact on me. I'm going to give this a shot.
My son is doing embroidery for handicraft right now, he is 7 and doing better then expected. However, my 3 year old daughter desperately wants to do it too. I really do not feel comfortable with her using a needle, she is a little bouncy. The lace boards and stringing beads do not appeal to her, she wants to sew! Any ideas??
Hi, Anne I have a great idea, I recommend getting her a toy sewing machine! These machines are designed for young children. Make sure you look at the age preference for the toy machine. The commercial sewing machine is not good for a three year old. A toy sewing machine could lead her in the right direction. Some come with cute little projects that she can make. This is my opinion.
Hi, Kristina! If you would like to find out more about my class schedule and times, please go to my website http://www.kidsmakeclothes.com. My contact information is there. I can be contacted by phone, text or Faebook. Thanks