Sewing is a great way for kids to get involved in STEM by using their creativity combined with mathematical processes to make beautiful projects which they will love and be proud of.
At Sew Happy classes and camps, kids are encouraged to touch and feel different fabrics, discover how they are made and what they are used for. They learn about the machinery used to make fabrics and how these machines have effected the way we live today.
Math and engineering are a huge part of sewing and when creating a project from start to finish, it is necessary to measure, cut, experiment and test in order to complete. This process is important for developing the fundamental part of the brain that deals with the scientific method and prepares them for the more complex areas of math. Kids will be amazed at the amount of math involved in the entire sewing process!
Sew Happy projects are designed so that kids get to use STEM in a less “techy" environment than would normally be expected whilst reaping the benefits of other more traditional STEM classes.
Sew Happy offers an exciting alternative to teach and learn STEM
Sewing opens up STEM to a whole new group of kids who are not specifically “techy” but who will learn STEM through using their heads and hands and their love of beautiful things.
SCIENCE - Kids learn that there are different types of fabric, natural and man-made, woven and non-woven. They touch and feel fabric samples and learn how they are made.
TECHNOLOGY - Instructors engage the students in conversations about the machinery used to create the fabric they are using and the impacts these machines have made on our lives today.
ENGINEERING - By following instructions from the planning to completion of the project, students learn about processes and how the science, math, and design are all necessary to make the project work.
MATH - Creative kids tend to be more visual when it comes to learning and sewing demonstrates how math is used in real life. Throughout the program kids are reminded that the measuring, counting, comparing, estimating, matching and pattern are all related to the math they are learning in class.