Since 2011 we have been teaching sewing to kids and adults, in-person and more recently, virtually.
Sewing is a wonderful activity for boys and girls, young and old and recently it has made a "comeback" along with other hand crafts like knitting and crocheting. Never has it been more important for kids to learn sewing and here's why:
1. It's a LIFESKILL
So many kids are pursuing higher education but are finding themselves without everyday skills like sewing, cooking, financial planning, changing a tire, doing the laundry etc. Being able to replace a button, sew up a seam or hem a pair of jeans is a basic skill everyone should be able to do.
2. It's RELAXING
These times are stressful for everyone including kids so sewing is an ideal hobby to embrace, especially for the winter months when everyone is spending a lot of time indoors.
3. It improves SELF ESTEEM
There may be times when a child is not thriving in their environment may it be socially or academically, and finding something he or she is good at can really help a child to feel positive and good about him/herself.
4. It helps with HAND/EYE COORDINATION AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Cutting, pinning, measuring and stitching are all required to take a project from design to completion and all these techniques also require patience!
5. It's an alternative to SCREEN TIME!
Having a fun hobby like sewing encourages kids to use their hands and their BRAINS! The sewing machines we use are computerized so kids still feel like they are dabbling with technology. A win for kids AND parents!