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American Girl Sewing Circle (Flex)

Practice critical sewing skills while making a new closet of outfits for your American Girl doll!
Astrid Turner
813 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 79 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
9-14
year olds
1-15
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 3 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 31 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Description

Class Experience

I began making my own costumes, room accessories and clothing items as a young girl. As an adult, I started my own successful sewing business, selling my own creations as a professional seamstress both online and locally. I also often make custom dance costumes for my dance students, digitize and sew machine embroidery, and I teach basic sewing classes for kids both locally and online through a private virtual homeschooling academy. I also love making clothes for my daughter's AG doll, Isabelle, especially special occasion and matching outfits!
 1 file available upon enrollment
-Patterns: these are provided and available for download upon enrollment. Please make sure the printer settings do not adjust the size of the pattern. Uncheck the "Fit to Page" box and test the 1" square with a ruler after printing). -Fabric: for our first class we will be using basic cotton fabric (non-stretchy). For the pajama set, you can choose another cotton print, flannel, or any fabric that is not stretchy or thin (we will discuss fabric choices during our first class). For the dress, we will be discussing different choices, and each student will come up with their own ideas. The basic design will be a bodice and gathered skirt, velcro closure in the back. Fabric choices for this can include cotton, satin, tulle, organza, chiffon, etc. For swimwear, stretchy fabrics will be discussed and student will be encouraged to choose any type of knit, polyester jersey, spandex, nylon or swim fabric. -Elastic: small package of 1/4" elastic (Dritz brand sells a box of 8 yards for $3-4USD, or you can purchase one yard separately) -Fold-over elastic (small package of any color, or at least 18" of elastic) -Normal sewing supplies: straight pins, pincushion, different colored threads, fabric scissors (it is helpful to have a separate pair of sharp scissors to be used for fabric only), needles (for hand sewing), chalk, ruler, safety pin. -Cutting surface: a cutting mat and rotary blade is nice to have, but not required. Clear a table with space large enough to set the fabric and pattern pieces on. -Sewing machine (optional): machine should be in good working condition, with needle installed. -Velcro: sew-on tape, 0.75" wide. You will need only a small amount of Velcro for your doll, but a package of Velcro normally costs about $3-4 USD. -Trims and accessories (optional): some students may want to add accessories to their doll's outfit, including lace or ruffled trim, ribbons, buttons, etc. Feel free to get creative and bring them to class!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Motivated sewing students will improve basic sewing skills. Students should be familiar with their machine and already know at least the following tasks: 
- how to run their sewing machines, including upper thread, bobbin, basic troubleshooting
- how to adjust stitches on their machine and/or tension
- how to read a ruler (U.S. measurements used in class but can be easily converted)
- comfortable using scissors independently

Young learners at the age minimum (9) may require additional parental assistance, especially with scissors, rotary cutters, pins and needles, etc. 

Teacher

Astrid Turner
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Unschooling Arts & Life Skills Educator
813 total reviews
769 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to Outschool! I am an unschooling mom of three, certified dance instructor and professional artist. I studied dance, theater and music at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA and am a certified instructor through Dance Teacher... 
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