|Photos from Wikicommons|
So this summer, along with all the sewing I am doing, I am also putting together the things I will have to cover in my sewing classes. I've always considered myself a learner in sewing rather than a teacher. So this a bit of a turn-around for me.
I think the first sewing project will be a pencil case. It is easy and quick. It is also practical. And it will either motivate my students or let them realize that sewing is not for them. Then the second project will be pajamas. I am looking at the free patterns available on McCalls and Fabric.com for the students.
|Photo showing the wheel and backstitch level on a mechanical Singer.|
I plan to use the free class from Craftsy to introduce them to threading the machine. I figure introducing them to Craftsy is a great way to get them to use the other free classes as a resource.
I have also come across some great websites for creativity. Here is one on toilet paper dresses. This one celebrates 15 dresses made from recycled products. And this dress made of paper comes with a downloadable instruction sheet. I figure that students in particular have to see the creativity and work that goes into this process.
I am really going into this with an idealistic view of the class. Any thoughts/suggestions/warnings?