Monday, June 27, 2011

Quick Sewing lesson for the girl

One of the summer programs the girl signed up for the summer was a clothing design one at the local art museum. I kind of figured it was an overview about various designs and they would sketch out ideas. Then I got an e-mail asking her dress size so they could buy patterns ahead of time. I replied--Are the kids making clothes? Are these kids supposed to know how to sew? They answer was that since this class was geared towards 12-16 year-olds, yes, they were expected to have basic knowledge of sewing.

So this morning before her first session, I gave her a crash course in hand sewing--the running stitch, back stitch, and that blind stitch which closes a pillow opening:

I also gave a quick overview on the machine--threading it, seam allowances, and she had some practice runs:

Of course, it turns out that since the program description didn't list basic sewing skills, most of the kids in the class have no sewing experience. Sigh. Well, at least the girl has a bit of a head start...


tiffany said...

can i get a lesson sometime? i've always wanted to learn! :)

Pound said...

she's a lee! teach her a lined tote!