I had to create a kid’s sewing class called Beyond Basics for those that have already taken the Learn to Sew class. They’re going to learn applique and button holes by making a pillow cover. They’re going to use the “doodle” edge finish on the letter. Three times around will give us practice with stitching curves and if they sew a little wonky it won’t matter.
I think the button holes need to be a little closer to the middle though.
Then they’re going to practice more control, learn about pinking sheers, sewing with zigzag stitches, and maybe using a walking foot by making my favorite little basket in fun spring colors. They may even get a little surprise bag of candy to put in it.
And of course they’ll cover zippers, using a zipper foot, and surface thread designs on a little pencil case. I haven’t decided whether to use batting or iron on interfacing for this. I’m leaning towards the iron on interfacing.
What do you think??? Sound like fun for 8-15 year olds?