Hedgehog House

Class 3 (Start the straps)

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

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 students on mute

  • 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

  • Introduce yourself and tell the students a fun fact about you

  • This is the time we would like the students to interact so keep them UNMUTED and ask them to say their name and an interesting fact you (the instructor) choose

  • Suggestion: Easiest thing they ever learned

TIME 0.10mins

GOALS

Duration 5 mins

With students MUTED:

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

1

  • 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 cut the strap

  • To start to sew the basket strap

With students MUTED go through "Class Rules & Guidelines"

3

CLASS RULES & GUIDELINES

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

  • Leave video tuned "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 0.15 mins

MAIN PROGRAM

Duration 35 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

With students MUTED:

  • 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

1

CUT STRAP

  • Carefully cut strap front and back

  • Cut buttonholes (suggest younger students ask an adult for help with this part)

2

PIN STRAP

  • Watch Video

Cut Strap
Pin Strap

3

STITCH STRAP

  • Watch Video

Stitch Strap

THREADING THE NEEDLE REFRESHER

  • With needle inserted in pincushion use needle threader to pull thread through they eye of the needle

4

Threading The Needle

TYING A KNOT​ REFRESHER

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

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

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

5

Tying A Knot

LOCK STITCH​ REFRESHER

  • Remind students to do a lock stitch when their thread gets below 5" (use ruler)

6

Lock Stitch

ADVANCED STUDENTS

  • Work on blanket back:

  • Complete all stitch lines, add more stitches in addition to the stitch lines - get creative

1

  • Work on blanket front:

  • Embellish blanket front with colorful stitches. Either follow lines or stitch in between lines.

2

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

  • Students share "what I liked about class today..." or "Would you rather..."

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