Suitable for: Children aged 8-12. Introductory level
Location: Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House,
The Kids sewing course Level 1 aims to teach your child the valuable life skill of sewing in five 2-hour structured lessons over 5 days.
The Kids Sewing Course level 1 includes:
how to use a sewing machine confidently and safely
cutting and sewing fabric
each day offers a new project offering progressive challenges.
Projects include bunting, a lined tote bag, and an applique cushion.
10 hours tuition and all fabrics (Materials used are worth approx £15)
I provide sewing machines and all equipment or child can bring their own
I can advise on buying a sewing machine either for your child or yourself. Read my review of the Singer Tradition 2282 sewing machine.
I am insured and I hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate
Why children should learn to sew:
I learned to use a sewing machine when I was 7 years old, and was making clothes at around 11. At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. The Kids Sewing Course level 1 contains 5 structured lessons. Each introducing another basic sewing skill building on the day before. Each day offers another easy sewing project that children love! Because they’re having such a great time, they don’t actually realise how many valuable sewing skills they are learning which will stay with them for life.
Knowing how to sew is a useful life skill with long term practical applications. But for children, its importance in aiding mental and physical development is astonishing. The tactile nature of handling fabrics develops hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Choosing fabric encourages an appreciation of colour and design, promoting creativity and a sense of individuality. And what about understanding that tasks need to be done in a logical order, and the need to have a bucketload of patience?
Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun!
Level 1: Beginners (8-12 yrs)
Duration: 2 hours a day for 5 days
Location detailsSt. Margaret’s House – Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road
Edinburgh EH7 6AE