4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Kids Sewing Course
This is an introductory-level sewing course for children aged 8-12 years. Develops your child’s sewing skills with some easy projects.
Duration: 4 weekly sessions of 2.0 hours
- How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
- Foundation sewing skills
- Make a variety of easy projects such as a reversible book bag, a denim patchwork cushion cover and a grunge-style T-shirt skirt. There will be an emphasis on fabric upcycling and participants need to bring along an old pair of jeans and 2 T-shirts (any size). All other fabrics will be provided.
- Sewing machines, and equipment provided
- I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate
Why is sewing a good activity for children?
I learned to use a sewing machine when I was 7 years old. So I know children can learn to sew when they’re very young. What’s more is they learn faster than adults and retain the information longer. Sewing assists in developing good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity, stimulates the creative imagination and aids in project planning. It gives a sense of achievement and self-worth. I believe that it’s such an important life skill that all children should learn – Girls and boys.
However, it’s important that they get suitable sewing lessons. My sewing lessons for children focus firstly on safety. Then we do some fun exercises to learn how to develop confident machine skills. Easy children’s sewing projects are fun and are a great way to learn basic sewing techniques.
There are only a small number of children in each class so each can receive lots of attention and are carefully supervised.
Artisan Stitch holds a Certificate of Excellence and is rated Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Winner of the UK Enterprise award in 2020 for Best Sewing Classes. Winner of ‘Best Private Sewing Education & Training provider 2021’. Artisan stitch is also one of only 2 providers in Scotland who are recommended for sewing tuition by Queen Margaret University.
I can advise on buying a sewing machine for children (or yourself!) Please avoid the mini or midi machines aimed specifically at children. They are poor quality and don’t have proper features to enable development of any real sewing skills.
I recommend Pembertons who are a specialised sewing machine retailer. They will be happy to chat to you about the best sewing machine for your child’s needs and you can try before you buy.
Review of Alfa Practik 9 – an ideal sewing machine for beginners but one which will last for many years and enable development of sewing skills.
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