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For kids from 6 - 14 years old

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Online Sewing Courses

 

Hand Sewing

Follow along at your child's pace with videos which will provide step-by-step instructions to sew one of our adorable projects. Suitable for kids ages 6 - 12, younger students will require adult help.

How It Works

When you register for one of our online sewing classes we will mail you the materials for the class. Once you receive the materials you will be able to get started.

For each project you will receive fabric pieces which need to be cut so you will need a sharp pair of scissors. Cutting is an important skill because it helps with fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.

Threading the needle is probably the hardest part of hand sewing but also the most important one, however it can be challenging for many students and this is why one of our videos is dedicated entirely to this task and we talk about it a lot throughout the course. Students are not expected to be able to thread a needle immediately and this is why we recommend adult help for younger sewers. We provide a needle threader with our kits and we have spent several years working on the best method to teach children but it can still be stressful. We ask parents to help and encourage their child with the needle threading but to make sure that the child really learns this skill for themself as the pay-off is that the child feels a HUGE sense of satisfaction, self-esteem and importance as they add this wonderful and necessary lifeskill to their list of accomplishments.

Before a student can begin sewing the project, he/she will need to learn how to tie a knot, split floss and make a "lock stitch" and we have specific videos dedicated to each of these tasks. 

Once a student has learnt these hand sewing fundamentals he/she will be able to start sewing! Each of our projects includes a "practice piece" which is a part of the project but has been designed so that the student can practice basic stitches and the lock stitch.  Straight stitch and whip stitch are the stitches used mostly in our projects but we sometimes add in a cross stitch too. 

Each of our projects have been designed at Sew Happy and we are proud to say that they are made in the USA from (mostly) recycled water bottles.

 

Please click here to choose an online sewing course.

 

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Workshops

 

Beginner Workshops $50

If a child is interested in learning how to sew, our Beginner Workshops are a great way to test the water before committing to one of our Sewing Machine Schools. Kids ages 8 - 14 are welcome!

Dates:

January 4th, January 11th, March 7th and May 23rd. All of these workshops are at our Mamaroneck studio from 4pm - 5.30pm.

Please click here to register.

 

Hand sewing

 

These programs for kids from age 6 teach the important lifeskill of sewing - threading a needle, tying a knot, stitching and project construction. It's great preparation for our sewing machine classes which are for kids ages 8 - 14. The hand sewing programs are 8 weeks long and each class is 1 hour long. Our fun projects include an emoji pillow, fox in a sleeping bag, llama drama, and hello tote bag.

 

Hand Sewing Classes Dates:

Mamaroneck Saturdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm ($200)

Winter (Emoji Pillow) - January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 29th, March 7th and 14th

Spring (Llama Drama) - April 18th, 25th, May 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th and 13th

Please click here to register.

 

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Sewing Machine Schools

 

Girls and boys aged 8 to 14 will learn the fundamentals of machine sewing, how to set up and dismantle their machine and most importantly how to trouble shoot their sewing machine! Beginners and advanced students are welcome at these classes, click HERE for more project information.

 

 

RYE Sewing Machine School Dates:

Rye Tuesdays 4.30pm - 6pm

Winter - January 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 11th, 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th ($450)

Spring- April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, June 2nd, 9th and 16th ($450)

Rye Saturdays 9.30am - 11am

Winter - January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 29th, March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th ($450)

Spring - April 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th ($405)

 

 

MAMARONECK Sewing Machine School Dates:

Mamaroneck Saturdays 2pm - 3.30pm 

Winter - January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 29th, March 7th and 14th ($360) (BOYS)

Spring - April 18th, 25th, May 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th and 13th ($360)

Mamaroneck Sundays 12.30pm - 2pm

Winter - January 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 23rd, March 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd ($360)

Spring - April 19th, 26th, May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, June 7th and 14th ($360)

Please click here to register.

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Fashion Design & Sewing

This 8 week program includes fashion drawing, working on a portfolio, draping on mannequins and designing and making paper patterns and accessories for mini mannequins. Some hand sewing included but no sewing on machines. No sewing experience required.

This creative class is for students ages 8 - 14.

Fashion Design & Sewing Fall Dates:

Mamaroneck Thursdays 4.30pm - 6pm ($360)

Winter - January 16th, 23rd, 30th, February 6th, 13th, 27th, March 5th and 12th

Spring - April 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and June 4th

Please click here to register.

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Sewing With Patterns 101

This 8 week class is for students who have attended at least 1 sewing machine school session with Sew Happy. Students will choose from a selection of beginner patterns and they will be learning:

  • How to read a pattern

  • How to cut a pattern

  • Which type of fabric to use

  • How to lay a pattern on fabric (grain of fabric, one-way prints etc)

  • Pattern vocabulary (notches, darts etc)

  • How to sew their item whilst following the pattern instructions

Students will complete their chosen item (time permitting).

Sewing With Patterns 101 Fall Dates:

Mamaroneck Saturdays 10.30pm - 12pm ($360)

 

November 16th, 23rd, December 7th, 14th, January 11th, 25th, February 1st and 8th

Please click here to register.

Sewing With A Commercial Pattern

This 10 week class is for students who have attended Sewing with Patterns 101 with Sew Happy. 

Sewing With A Commercial Pattern Dates:

Mamaroneck Saturdays 10.30pm - 12pm ($450)

 

February 29th, March 7th, 14th,  April 4th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th

Please click here to register.

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