Life Skills

Beginning Sewing With a Machine FLEX Class (9-13 Year Olds)

No previous knowledge required! This 4 week FLEX course covers the very basics of starting to sew with a sewing machine. From machine anatomy and changing your machine settings to completing two simple projects!
76 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 28 learners
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No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


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

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Class Experience

-Ability to thread a sewing machine correctly
-Ability to name parts of the sewing machine
-Ability to sew a straight and curved line as well as turn a sharp corner
-Knowledge of other essential sewing tools and how to use them
-Ability to cut fabric for a pattern
-Ability to make two simple sewing projects (cloth napkins and tote bag)
Watch videos and send in pictures/videos of student completing assignments
Sewing machine (and manual)
A few spools of all purpose thread
Empty Bobbins
Fabric Scissors
Cotton or muslin fabric for practicing
Seam ripper
Ironing Board
Measuring tape
Fabric for projects (napkins - cotton fat quarters or ¼ yard cut; tote bag - ¾ yard cotton fabric)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Feedback will be given on student submissions as well as their projects. Optional final test via google forms. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Parents will need to be available to assist the student with their learning due to the nature of students working with their sewing machine and irons.


Amy Ballew
Lives in the United States
The theatre & film loving sewist
76 total reviews
152 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Amy. I’ve been sewing all kinds of things for over 10 years. I love theater, film, and cosplay. If it involves costumes, I’m interested because costumes are my favorite things to create. I’m currently working on my MFA in Costume... 
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