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Youth LEARN TO SEW Series - Session #1



This is a kid-friendly, gender-neutral program that provides the necessary foundation in basic sewing skills and equipment usage.  The program is designed to keep the participants engaged through a series of fun & easy-to-complete projects. 

This is the 1st Session consisting of four classes; the Series will have 3 Sessions and a total of 12 classes. 

Sewing machines and all project materials included!  Students will have the opportunity to pick out their fabric for the various projects:
Class 1: Learn Machine & Sewing Basics 
Class 2: Straight stitching & pressing while making a Patchwork Pillow 
Class 3: Seam finishing while making a Drawstring Bag
Class 4: Make straps while contructing a Crossbody Bag

The course is offered for ages 7 thru 13, and limited to 4 participants.  Please note 15 minutes is scheduled at the start and finish of each class for settling in (hanging up coats, chatting, checking out the shop, visiting with Tucker the staff dog) and workspace prep/clean-up!

If the participant has a sewing machine please bring it to become familiar with it; otherwise sewing machines are supplied.
 
A sewing kit will be required, consisting of:
  • fabric scissors
  • straight pins
  • seam ripper
  • 2 fabric markers - one for light fabrics, one for dark fabrics
  • sewing gauge
  • 2 reels of thread, one light, one dark
Most of these items are available in our shop & students will receive a 15% discount on all purchases related to their class.

COVID protocol is in place: all participants must wear a mask while moving around the shop.  Masks can be removed at the indiviudal workspaces.  Machines and work surfaces are sanitized between sessions.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you cannot attend a class and it is 7 or more days before class, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the class with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before class, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no show" in class regardless of reason. So please ensure that you are able to attend before signing up. East Coast Quilt Co reserves the right to cancel classes/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full class fee.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Sewing machines provided and all materials used in projects included.
Instructor: Donna Walsh
Instructor Bio: Donna began sewing when she was 13 years old starting with and old Singer machine. Beginner lessons lead into Advanced making clothing for her and her younger sister. Donna has extensive experience with young children and teens through her involvement with the Girl Guides. Her teaching skills, also with Girl Guides led her to become an adult trainer in that organization. Donna is a believer of teaching sewing skills to the young as it is a skill that will last a lifetime.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.