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Summer Sewing School {the details}

Phoebe and I have finally ironed out all the details for the Summer Sewing School. At least I hope we have. I wanted to be sure that the projects were, in fact, something that an elementary or jr high child could not only do but also enjoy doing. Phoebe helped me quite a bit with this.

Also, this is not just for girls, Benjamin is going to participate so if you have a boy who wants to learn to sew please encourage him. All of my boys know how to do some basic sewing, they can sew on a button or a Boy Scout patch and do some simple mending. I’ve even seen one with Phoebe’s little sewing machine in his room when he decided to make a cloak. I think these are good skills for boys to have.

Doll quilt Phoebe made when she was 6.

Here’s the nitty gritty:  

  • Summer Sewing School will go from June 3rd to July 15th. 
  •  I’ll post the supply list a week before we actually work on the project. That will give you time to pick your fabric and get your supplies together. 
  •  We will be doing our project on Fridays but you are free to pick whatever day works for you. I would suggest deciding ahead of time what day of the week you are going to sew and then honor that time.
  •  I’ll post the tutorial for that week’s lesson on Thursday. That will give you an opportunity to look it over before you work with your child on it. These will have step by step instructions and pictures.
  • I will also try really, really hard to check comments late on Thurday night or early Friday morning to answer any questions.
  • Also, we’ll have a flickr group set up so that you can upload pictures of your projects.

These are some pin cushions and a purse Phoebe made when she was 9.

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting some ideas about learning to sew and teaching your child to sew. These are things that I’ve learned over the years of teaching myself and then teaching Phoebe to sew. Some I’ve learned from others. And some, I’ve learned the hard way!

A little bit bigger doll quilt Phoebe made when she was 10. She won reserve grand champion
in her age division at our county fair that year.

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Thanks for sharing with your friends!

The Schneiders

Tuesday 24th of May 2011

Thanks! We'd love to have you join us.

Mrs. 2010sHousewife

Monday 23rd of May 2011

What a wonderful idea!

The Schneiders

Monday 23rd of May 2011

Phoebe has come a long way. I am amazed at how well she sews. I'm sure one day she will be teaching me!

That is funny about the pig cutting boards. My granny obviously used the one my dad made her, but I just have it on my wall. I'm assuming he made it in the mid 50's. Yours is so pretty with the tiles on it.

Cottage In The Sun

Saturday 21st of May 2011

That looks like tons of fun - and Phoebe's quilt is so well done!! (And how cool that we have similar little wooden piggies in our houses!)