Virtual Birthday Party

Pocket Pouch

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SUPPLIES In GUEST's BOX 

Project:

  • Pocket Pouch Front & Back

  • Made-by Label

  • Rainbow Flap

  • 2 Buttons

Sewing Kit:

  • Scissors

  • Pincushion

  • 6 Pins

  • Needle Threader

  • 2 x Needles

  • 2 Spools Of Thread

  • Ruler

Party Favor:

  • Keychain & Key Ring

  • Friendship Bracelets & Buttons

Extras:

  • Party Crown

  • Bling To Embellish Crown

15 Mins Prior

Prepare For Class

15 mins

  • Enter Zoom meeting

  • Check in with Sew Happy Supervisor

  • Be wearing your headset (if using) 

  • Test the microphone

  • Have guests on mute

  • Have Sew Happy virtual background on

  • Have samples ready to show

  • Have materials ready for demonstration

  • Have water close by

  • Have guest info in case you need to contact a parent by phone

Start Of Class 0.00

MEET & GREET

Duration 10 mins

  • Admit guests

  • Ask guests to start decorating their crown and to wear it

  • Introduce yourself

  • With guests UNMUTED ask them to say their name and how do they know the birthday person?

TIME 0.10mins

GOALS

Duration 10 mins

With students MUTED:

  • Introduce projects and show sample

1

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      Goals for the party

  • To learn how to thread a needle, tie a knot, sew and do the lock stitch.

  • To make a pocket pouch which they may complete after the party ends.

  • To interact with each other. 

  • To have fun and for the birthday person and guests to have a great experience.

  • Explain goals for the party

2

With students UN-MUTED:

  • Go through "Party Guidelines"

  • Time is precious so go through these quickly.

3

PARTy GUIDELINES

  • Be engaged so that you catch all the important instructions.

  • Ensure that a parent/adult is within hearing distance in case you need some hands-on help.

  • Only provide positive and complimentary comments to your fellow party guests.

  • Please ask if you need to leave the room.

  • Use ‘raise hand’ if you have a question during instructions.

  • Leave video tuned "on".

  • Be on "mute" during instruction time. 

  • Keep you cell phone out of reach during party.

  • Avoid eating during the party as sticky hands make sewing difficult.

  • Practice patience and remember that practice makes BETTER!

  • Video tutorials are available for guests after the party so don't worry if they miss anything.

Time 0.20 mins

MAIN PROGRAM

Duration 55 mins

With guests MUTED:

  • Tell guests to have these supplies on the table in front of them

  • Sewing Kit 

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  • Birthday Party Project (Rainbow Pocket Pouch)

With guests MUTED:

  • Have guests follow along with the following steps

  • If a guest "raises their virtual hand" wait until a break in the videos before answering them so the class can proceed in a timely manner

  • Advise guests that videos are available for them after the class so they can catch up

Time 0.20 mins

Sewing Basics

Duration 15 mins

1

THREAD THE NEEDLE

2

TYING A KNOT

  • Using the threaded needle follow the instructions to tie a knot

  • This takes time and patience so make sure guests know that they can watch video after the class to practice more

  • If a guest already knows how to tie a knot a different way they can use their own method

Time 0.35 mins

BUTTONS

Duration 15 mins

SEWING ON THE BUTTONS

  • Using the threaded and knotted needle follow the instructions to sew on a button

  • Repeat for second button

3

Time 0.50 mins

POCKET FLAP

Duration 10 mins

POCKET FLAP

  • Take a freshly threaded and knotted needle and follow instructions to sew on the pocket flap

4

Time 0.60 mins

POCKET POUCH

Duration 15 mins

POCKET POUCH

  • Follow the instructions

5

6

LOCK STITCH FOR WHIP STITCH

FINISHING TOUCHES

  • Add the "made-by" label

7

Time 1.45 mins

WIND DOWN

Duration 15 mins

  • Clean up - ask students to:

    • make sure all the pins and needles are either in the pincushion or in a safe place

  • With crowns on, sing "Happy Birthday"!

  • Tell everyone to follow instructions in the bag to complete their party favors.

FINISHED!

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