About the Sewing Program

 

Learning to sew requires time and patience, but it is fun and rewarding! Weekly classes at Room to Sew allow students the opportunity to learn at their own pace, while small class sizes (4 students per weekly class) give ample time for instruction. Lessons build upon each other to move easily from basic skills to more advanced skills. Sewing machines and basic sewing tools are provided. Fabric, thread, and other notions will be provided by the student based on the project being worked on.

 

Room to Sew instruction utilizes the #1 sewing program designed to teach kids and teens to sew. Patterns and directions are written in a clear, concise, and easy to follow manner. This makes learning more enjoyable for students and ensures success! Level one begins with the foundations of sewing, and then uses these foundations to build upon as the student progresses through the levels and prepare students for commercial patterns.

 

Examples of 1st Year skills taught include:

  • parts of a sewing machine

  • sewing tools and equipment

  • fabric selection

  • pattern placement and cutting fabric

  • pinning

  • using notches

  • measuring seam allowances

  • casings

  • hemming

  • top stitching

  • and many more needed to create 8-10 projects                                                                                                                                                                                                            and wearable garments

 

The patterns and projects are designed so that students can add embellishments or make slight changes in order to bring individuality and their own personal style. Craft patterns and doll clothes (made to fit American Girl dolls) are also available as options during camps and workshops. 

 

Room to Sew makes sewing "sew" much fun! And remember, sewing isn't just for girls! Our curriculum has projects and clothing geared specially toward boys, too.

 

Click on the 'weekly classes' tab above for more information on the times, tuition, and policies.

More advanced level skills include:

  • using bias tape

  • insetting a sleeve

  • gathering for ruffles

  • handstitching

  • buttons and buttonholes

  • inserting a zipper

  • making pleats

  • sewing with knit materials

  • preparation for use of commercial patterns

  • and more!

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