Hedgehog House

Class 2 (Refresher of Week 1)

SUPPLIES In STUDENT's Kit 

  • Hedgehog House Fabric

  • Key Ring

  • Stuffing

  • Scissors

  • Pincushion

  • 8 Pins

  • Needle Threader

  • 2 x Needles

  • Seam Ripper

  • 2 Spools Of Thread

  • Ruler

10 Mins Prior

Prepare For Class

10 mins

  • Enter Zoom meeting

  • Check in with Sew Happy Supervisor

  • Be wearing your headset (if using) 

  • Test the microphone

  • Have students on mute

  • Have chat set so that students can only chat to Sew Happy host and not other students

  • Have Sew Happy virtual background on

  • Have samples ready to show

  • Have materials ready for demonstration

  • Have water close by

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

Start Of Class 0.00

MEET & GREET

Duration 10 mins

  • Admit students

  • Greet students whilst waiting for everyone to join

  • Students should be MUTED

With students MUTED:

  • Introduce projects and show samples of each item​ (either actual or photos)

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  • Explain goals for the entire session

  • Explain goals for today

2

      Goals for the program

  • To make a hedgehog house "basket", with accessories including a mini hedgehog stuffie and keychain

      Goals for today

  • To go over what we learned last week:-

  • Threading a needle

  • Tying a knot

  • Straight stitch

  • Lock stitch

With students MUTED go through "Class Rules & Guidelines"

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CLASS RULES & GUIDELINES

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

  • Leave video turned "on".

  • If you need help ask us in the chat and somebody will get back to you, we have to keep going in order to get through the class.

  • Don't worry if you don't keep up today, you can watch the videos in your own time and catch up by next week!

Time 0.10 mins

MAIN PROGRAM

Duration 40 mins

With students MUTED:

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

  • Sewing Kit (supplied by Sew Happy)

  • Hedgehog House Fabric

  • Practice Piece (they were working on last week)

NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR

  • Keep students on MUTE

  • Have students follow along with the following steps

  • If a student "raises their virtual hand"  or asks a question in the chat - let Val answer them

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

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THREADING THE NEEDLE REFRESHER

  • Measure a piece of thread

  • Thread the needle

Threading A Needle

TYING A KNOT​ REFRESHER

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

2

Tying A Knot

STRAIGHT STITCH

  • Watch Video

  • Practice straight stitch on practice piece (blanket back)

3

LOCK STITCH

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Straight Stitch
Lock Stitch

Note To Instructor:

 

IF TIME ALLOWS CUT BLANKET BUT IF THE STUDENTS NEED MORE TIME TO PRACTICE THEIR BASIC SKILLS OMIT THIS STEP

CUT BLANKET FRONT

  • Watch Video

  • Cut Blanket Front

  • Use the remaining class time to practice straight stitch, lock stitch and threading a needle

  • DO NOT START SEWING BLANKET FRONT TO BLANKET BACK YET

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Time 0.50 mins

WIND DOWN

Duration 10 mins

  • Clean up - ask students to:

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

    • put all of the materials and supplies back in the box and keep in a safe place until the next class​

    • clean up their work area

  • IF TIME ONLY - Students share "what I liked about class today..." 

  • All the videos from today's class are available to you at https://www.sewhappyusa.net/hedgehog-house-virtual-for-students

  • Password "sewhappy" (everybody should have received the link from either us or their school coordinator)

  • Remind students to check out our website for info about other virtual and in-person classes!

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