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Intermediate Sewing

Grades 5 - 12
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Course Schedule
Class Follows Upper Annual Schedule
Dates: 2023-08-10 to 2024-05-16
Tuition: $280 / Annual
Supplies: $25
Expectations and Homework
Students will come prepared each week and listen clearly to instruction before beginning work each class. As the year progresses, students will be expected to gain more independence in their sewing. If a student misses a class, they will be responsible for making up the missed work.
Student must be able to sew on a machine and use a steam iron, both with some direct supervision and guidance.
Class Supplies Needed
Sewing machine, sewing scissors and basic sewing supplies (needles, pins, tape measure, sewing guage, seam ripper and pin cushion). All fabric, patterns and other supplies will be provided.
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About the Course
Intermediate Sewing

This class will focus on increasingly more challenging pattern sewing. The goal of this class is to strengthen the core skills of hand sewing, machine stitching and pattern reading. 

The students will be given the opportunity to choose as a group, at least 2 projects to complete and donate for local area non-profit groups. 


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About Amy

I have had the honor of homeschooling 4 of our 5 children (& graduating 1!) for the last 9 years. It has been a blessing to watch our children develop their individual learning styles and personalities as our family has thrived in the homeschool community. Coming along side other homeschool families as they start, build and continue their homeschool journeys has been one of my greatest joys.

One of the reasons I am so passionate about teaching children to sew is because although I was raised by a master seamstress, I resisted really learning to sew until I became an adult. I had no idea as a child that sewing could become such an outlet for my artistic ability. I want children to have the opportunity to learn such an important life skill and then be given the opportunity to pursue it in a way that is specific to them as an individual. My sewing interests have changed as I have gone through different seasons of life. I created home decor pieces without patterns, many dresses and outfits for my girls as they have grown and then found my favorite genre - costuming. There have been many fun costumes in our home over the years, but now I spend most of my sewing time making 18th century accurate clothing for our family as we have become Revolutionary War Reenactors.

In 2021, our family was blessed to be able to settle in this area near family. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, sewing, scrapbooking and canning.

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