Kids Sewing Course - Level 1
Calling all crafty kiddos! Come get creative with us and learn to sew on a sewing machine!
In this multi-week course, children aged 8-12 will learn to sew with a sewing machine and gain an understanding of sewing basics as they make a variety of projects. Students will leave this class with the skills and confidence to tackle more sewing as they develop valuable exposure to creativity, design, fine motor skills, construction/assembly, and more.
Your child will learn:
- How to thread a sewing machine
- How to sew confidently on a machine (machines will be provided to students during class)
- Sewing basics such as proper fabric prep, body measuring, pinning, cutting, and trouble shooting
- How to sew seams correctly and evenly
- How to flex their creative muscles and put their personal spin on their projects with color and design choices!
- The amazing feeling when they get to say, "I made it myself!"
Students will complete a variety of sewing projects during this course, such as:
- Elastic Waist Skirt
- More depending on student pace & the number of weeks in session
- Projects progress in difficulty to build each student's sewing skills, and projects change each session for students who sign up for multiple sessions!
Students will learn in a small group environment, with a max class size of 6-8. Our staff-child ratio is 1:4, allowing hands-on instruction for each student.
This class is open to ages 8-12. No sewing experience is required.
Tools & Materials
All required tools and materials are included in the registration fee, including use of our Bernina sewing machines.
Early Spring (5 Wednesdays at 4:00pm-5:30pm) - 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17 (No class 4/10)
- Late Spring (7 Wednesdays at 4:00pm-5:30pm) - 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12
Date & Time: Wednesdays at 4:00pm-5:30pm (Choose start date above)
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $70 per class, includes instruction, all tools and materials, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines.
Cancellation Policy & Important Info
No refunds will be given on kids course registrations. In the event you choose to un-enroll your child from the program and we are notified more than 30 days before the first class date, we will issue a credit that can be used toward a future course. Within 30 days of the first class date, we cannot offer refunds, credits or requests to reschedule.
Please note, no make-up classes will be offered. If your child misses a week for any reason, the instructor will do her best to catch your child up in the next week's class.
A minimum of 3 students is required to run a given course. Should minimum enrollment not be met 14 days ahead of the start date, the course will be cancelled and registration will be refunded in full.
Due to space limitations, parents are not able to wait at our shop during class.
Contact Form/ Waiver of Liability:
Prior to the first class, you will be sent a Google form (to the email address used at checkout) to fill out with your child's name and age, emergency contact information, and a waiver of liability. Completing this form is required for your child to participate in this class.
Meet Your Instructor
Hillary O'Dell is a creative Jane-of-All Trades. She flexes her multitude of skills in Art and Design by: styling, teaching lessons in fashion and sewing, creating commissioned pieces from furniture to clothing, and brand identity consulting. You can find this work on instagram @EclecticEdit
Hillary is the founder and designer for Hilandel, a design label based in New York City, specializing in custom bridal as well as offering a collection of limited-edition ready to wear pieces. Check it out on instagram at @hil.an.del and at hilandel.com