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 Sewing Foundations

 
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Seamsters Local offers a variety of classes, camps, and workshops for children ages 5 to 10 years old in our Sewing Foundations program. Our distinctive framework allows continuous learning  

  • Classes emphasize a progression of skills that build throughout a semester, week of camp, or even a single project.

  • Our curriculum is created by veteran sewing instructors with both classroom teaching experience and backgrounds in program development. The projects, patterns, and methods we teach have been tested by thousands of children in sewing studio environments just like ours.

  • All foundation level instructors are both skilled sewists and seasoned educators with experience teaching in the elementary age classroom environment. In addition, we provide training on teaching methods and best practices specific to elementary age sewing instruction.

  • Small intimate classes, individual student assessments, and a flexible curriculum allow us to create experiences that offer the right amount of challenge for all of our students.

  • Whether in our studio or at a mobile sewing location we aim to provide a relaxed, inspiring, encouraging environment so all students feel safe and confident expressing themselves through their art.

  • All Foundation programs are suitable for beginners and improvers. No experience necessary!

 

What your children will learn

  • Basic sewing machine usage + safety, as well as hand sewing where appropriate.

  • Following basic sewing patterns and instructions

  • Improving fine motor skills such as pinning, cutting fabric, keeping an even seam allowance, etc.

  • Completion of sewing projects including things like stuffed animals, accessories, quilts, simple garments, toys, bags, and more!

  • Fostering independence, proficiency, and confidence in machine sewing and project construction.

  • Creativity in project design.

 

Also of note:

  • In order to best serve out students, pre-registration is required for all programs.

  • We offer a 10% sibling discount and multi-session discounts.

New to Seamsters Local? Try a one-time FREE Trial Class!


 

Mini Makers

Pre-K

Playful sewn craft projects incorporate lessons in hand sewing, weaving, and fiber art crafts using embroidery thread, yarn, fabric & other related items. Classes are small and intimate allowing for extra support with fine motor skills and a calm atmosphere to create Projects include things like toys, accessories, wearable items, stuffies, capes, masks, wall hangings, bags, and more.  Even limited (and highly supervised) machine sewing is introduced! 3-4 projects | Up to 6 participants

Saturdays, 10-11 am | 8 weeks + 1 makeup $175 (Starts 10/5)

Super Seamsters

Grades K-1-2

SEWING MADE FUN!  Beginners and improvers explore various sewing techniques through unique projects using interesting materials, hand and machine sewing, and lots of imagination! Stuffed animals, toys, bags, applique, fashion accessories, quilting, and more. You'll be amazed at what your child can do!  Classes emphasize planning, developing fine motor skills, design, and self expression.  No experience required! Projects are adapted to challenge each student at their skill level. 3-5 projects | Up to 8 participants

Tuesdays, 3-4 pm | 10 weeks (Starts 10/8)

Thursdays, 4-5 pm | 10 weeks + 1 make-up | $235 (Starts 9/26)
Saturdays, 11 am-12 pm | 11 weeks + 1 make-up | $255 (Starts 9/28)

Daring Designers

Grades 3-5

Daring Designers tackle a broad spectrum of creative sewing projects that build in complexity throughout the course. Students are introduced to basic sewing patterns and how to use them through projects that emphasize planning, construction, and sewing technique. Gaining proficiency in pinning, cutting, hand and machine sewing, and project construction enables students to take more creative risks. Projects are adapted to challenge each student at their skill level and may include stuffed animals, bags, pillows, simple garments, fashion accessories, quilting, and more. No experience required!
3-5 projects | Up to 8 participants

Tuesdays, 4-5 pm | 10 weeks + 1 make-up | $235 (Starts 10/8)
Thursdays, 3-4 pm | 10 weeks + 1 make-up | $235 (Starts 9/26)
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm | 11 weeks + 1 make-up | $255 (Starts 9/28)

 

Mini Makers (Pre-K)

Playful sewn craft projects incorporate lessons in hand sewing, weaving, and fiber art crafts using embroidery thread, yarn, fabric & other related items. Classes are small and intimate allowing for extra support with fine motor skills and a calm atmosphere to create Projects include things like toys, accessories, wearable items, stuffies, capes, masks, wall hangings, bags, and more.  Even limited (and highly supervised) machine sewing is introduced! 3-4 projects | Up to 6 participants

Saturdays, 10-11 am | 8 weeks + 1 makeup $175 (Starts 10/5)

Super Seamsters (Grades K-1-2)

SEWING MADE FUN!  Beginners and improvers explore various sewing techniques through unique projects using interesting materials, hand and machine sewing, and lots of imagination! Stuffed animals, toys, bags, applique, fashion accessories, quilting, and more. You'll be amazed at what your child can do!  Classes emphasize planning, developing fine motor skills, design, and self expression.  No experience required! Projects are adapted to challenge each student at their skill level. 3-5 projects | Up to 8 participants

Tuesdays, 3-4 pm | 10 weeks + 1 make-up | $235 (Starts 10/8)
Thursdays, 4-5 pm | 10 weeks + 1 make-up | $235 (Starts 9/26)
Saturdays, 11 am-12 pm | 11 weeks + 1 make-up | $255 (Starts 9/28)

Daring Designers (Grades 3-5)

Daring Designers tackle a broad spectrum of creative sewing projects that build in complexity throughout the course. Students are introduced to basic sewing patterns and how to use them through projects that emphasize planning, construction, and sewing technique. Gaining proficiency in pinning, cutting, hand and machine sewing, and project construction enables students to take more creative risks. Projects are adapted to challenge each student at their skill level and may include stuffed animals, bags, pillows, simple garments, fashion accessories, quilting, and more. No experience required!
3-5 projects | Up to 8 participants

Tuesdays, 4-5 pm | 10 weeks + 1 make-up | $235 (Starts 10/8)
Thursdays, 3-4 pm | 10 weeks + 1 make-up | $235 (Starts 9/26)
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm | 11 weeks + 1 make-up | $255 (Starts 9/28)

 

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Additional Information:

  • All materials are included

  • 10% Sibling & multi-class discount

  • Scheduled make-ups are open to all students who miss one or more classes or need to finish a project at the end of the term.

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