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Kidsew! Beginner to Intermediate Sewing Course

Astrid Turner
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(872)
Grow from a beginner to intermediate "sewist" on your own schedule with this complete and thorough sewing course!

Class experience

2 units//7 lessons//6 Weeks
Unit 1KidSew Beginner
6 lessons5 Weeks
KidSew Beginner
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Project 1: Stuffed pillow
Welcome to KidSew! This week we will be exploring our machines and getting our sewing feet wet by making a stuffed pillow. You will not need to print a pattern for this week. It might be helpful to watch the recording all the way through first. You do have the option to pause, rewind and fast forward as needed, though, so you might be able to watch as you sew. It's up to you!
Lesson 2
Project 2: Tote Bag
Now that you are hopefully a bit more confident with your machine, we're going to jump in and make a fully lined, extra-large tote bag! There are several more steps and it might take you longer to make this week's project at first, but are a quick sew once you know how to make them. They make great gifts too! There is no pattern to print for this project.
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Project 3: Gym Shorts
This week we will be making a pair of gym or pajama shorts. The size of the first pattern goes up to size 14 (girls), but the second one is for adult sizes and typically fits boys as well. In the tutorial I will also discuss how to make the shorts less form-fitting, if you want a looser pant leg. Make sure to pay close attention to the tutorial and sew slowly and carefully. Stretch fabrics are a little tricky to sew with, but you can do it!
 Week 3
Lesson 4
Project 4: Child Apron
This week we will be working on an apron, which will help you learn skills like gathering and sewing exterior pockets. This particular apron is sized for a small child (approx kids' sizes 6 - 9), but is a good practice size. Even if it might be too small for you it could make an excellent gift, uses less fabric, and you will learn critical sewing skills that you can use to make a larger apron later.
 Week 4
Lesson 5
Project 5: Zippered Pouch
Our 5th project will be a zippered pencil pouch. You can use any non-stretch fabric you like. You won't need a separate pattern, but you will need your machine's zipper foot. Sewing zippers can be tricky but I know you can do it!
 Week 5
Lesson 6
Project 6: Hand-sewing and Alterations
Now that you have learned how to print and read PDF patterns, follow basic sewing directions and troubleshoot when necessary, the next step is to learn some hand-sewing skills! This is critical for anyone who wants to be able to alter and hem their own clothing, and also comes in handy when you're closing up small turning holes for stuffies, pillows and more. For this project you can practice your hand-sewing by making a small plushie with button eyes.
Unit 2Graduation!
1 lesson1 Week
 Week 6
Lesson 7
Thank you for joining KidSew!
Congratulations on completing the KidSew course. If you would like a copy of your custom completion certificate, feel free to download the attached blank certificate, or message me with your name and I can customize it for you.
Students will progress from being completely brand-new to sewing, to making their very own projects independently! This course starts at the absolute basics of your machine right out of the box. You do not need any prior knowledge of sewing at all. 
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 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.
 1 file available upon enrollment
A supply list will be available to download and print upon enrollment. -Normal basic sewing supplies (notions): 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 and measuring tape. -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: machine should be a newer model and in good working condition, with needle installed. If you have questions about the machine you have or are looking to purchase one, feel free to message me! You want to avoid the "toy" machines for kids. The normal price range for a basic sewing machine is approx. $100-$150 USD, and some of the popular brands include Brother, Singer and Janome. -Patterns: these are provided and available for download upon enrollment. When printing them, 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: basic cotton quilting fabric will work for all of our projects. You can also choose a duck canvas fabric for your tote bag, if you like. We will also be working with stretch knits for week 3. Each pattern will specify how much fabric is needed for that project. - Stuffing (poly-fill) to stuff your pillow. - 1-2 sheets of felt, any color
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Young students may require help from a parent to access videos, post photos, measure and cut fabric, etc. This course uses U.S. Imperial system measurements, so students preferring the metric system may need assistance converting measurements. However, this is also addressed in the videos and is simple to do. 
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(872)
Welcome to Outschool! My name is Ms. Astrid and I am an unschooling mom of three and passionate home educator. I have been teaching online classes on Outschool and independently since 2017. Besides teaching kids online, I am also a local... 
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