We utilize the Kids Can Sew® curriculum in teaching your child to sew. We teach the skill of sewing from the first stitch. Students have their own pattern packet and workbook (included in the one-time registration fee). Classes are once per week, after school, Mondays – Thursdays, (7-week sessions). Students receive hands-on instruction with four-six students in a class. (Closed Fridays — Sundays.) Please see note below regarding attendance. We are unable to offer make-up classes.
We help your child learn a life skill. Students will learn to sew at their own pace in a creative
and encouraging environment. Sewing is a great way to develop eye-hand coordination, attention to detail,
reinforce math and reading skills, build self-esteem and express creativity. Students will have the ability
to change and embellish each project to create their own unique design. Throughout each session, based on student interests, other projects are introduced in addition to those in the pattern packets. Students will transition to commercial patterns based on ability, experience, and interests. SewLab has partnered with Simplicity Creative Group® to offer a wide array of patterns to meet the interest and motivation of each sewist.
After Reg. Fee, all supplies, equipment, fabric and notions are included in this program.
During the first year, students will learn: how to follow sewing written terms & directions,
use a paper pattern, cutting out fabric, make casings, hem, make a facing, pivot stitch, back-tack,
make a slit, clip around curves, work from the fold line, measure from the straight of grain,
use notches, pin, press, measure seam allowance, top stitch, use a tape measure,
use a seam gauge and other equipment, chalk talk, determine pattern size, thread elastic,
use a sewing machine and how to construct and complete a wearable garment.
Additional skills will be introduced based on a student’s ability and experience:
how to use bias tape, inset a sleeve, use knit and sheer fabrics, inserting drawstring waist casing,
make buttonholes, double top-stitch, baste stitch, make ribbing, ruffles, gather,
stretch stitch, hand sew, inserting a zipper, attach a waistband, use interfacing,
add lining, make straps, sew on buttons, sew on hooks & eyes, ribbing, make pleats,
attach collars, neck and front bands and learn to use several pattern pieces per project.
Students pay an additional $50.00 one-time non-refundable registration fee
that includes the pattern packet and other instructional materials. This fee must be purchased separately when registering for the first full class session at SewLab.
Kid/Teen Sew Tue-Sat 1.5 Hours/Week – 2016 – 2017 School Year Calendar
Fall I: Sept. 6 – Oct. 31, 2016 – (closed 10/10) – $273.00 + Reg. Fee — Sold Out
Fall II: Oct. 25 – Dec. 19, 2016 – (closed 11/22 -11/27; 12/20 – 1/2) – $273.00 + Reg. Fee — Sold Out
Winter I: Jan. 3 – Feb. 27, 2017 – (closed 1/16, 2/20) – (Mondays 6-weeks) – $273.00 + Reg. Fee – Sold Out
Winter II: Feb. 21 – April 24, 2017 – (closed 4/8 – 4/16) – $273.00 + Reg. Fee – Sold Out
Spring: April 18 – June 19, 2017 – (closed 5/29, 6/20-7/9) – $273.00 + Reg. Fee – Sold Out
2017 Summer Sessions: July 10 – Aug 25, 2017 – Registration Open!
Week-long 2.25 Hr/day Classes – One-Week Classes: 9:00-11:15 am Or 1:00-3:15 pm – $273 + Reg. Fee
Seven weeks to choose from!