At Home Kids Machine Sewing
At Home Kids Machine Sewing will teach our students (8 years old & up) how to sew stuffed animals, bags, room decorations, fashion accessories and even clothing using a sewing machine & fabric.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30pm Eastern Time
Our Bi-Weekly Class will create a new project each week. Students can sign up weekly, attend both classes and finish the project in the same week. Then the following week, there's another project.
Sign up for a 6 week (12 Class) session $200
Or drop in (1 Week - 1 Project - 2 classes) whenever you'd like for $40
Our Live video instruction classes will take place for 1.5 hour twice a week and will also include guidance for continued sewing after the live instruction, if needed. In addition, the class recording will be available to each enrolled student following the class.
Please note: Supplies are not included in the price of the class.
You can purchase your own supplies or order from us. Check project schedule tab for what you need.
There are written patterns and tutorials that will accompany each sew project. They will be emailed to you after you sign up. They will need to be printed prior to the class start.
Siblings must sign up separately & there is a 20% discount. 2 & 3 siblings can easily share one sewing machine for the classes.
This beginner sewing class will briefly go over threading the machine, threading the bobbin, winding the bobbin & operating the machine properly.
However, if you've never done this before on your own and don't feel confident doing it independently, we highly suggest signing up for a 45 Minute Sewing Machine Operators License Private (Video) Lesson .
Tools needed for Every Kids Sewing Machine Class:
- Sewing machine
- Polyester Sewing Machine Thread
- Sharp Fabric Scissors
- Scissors for cutting paper
- Marking tool that shows up on your fabric (pencils, colored pencils or pens usually work)
- Sewing Pins and Pincushion
- Ruler and/or tape measure
- Seam ripper
- Larger Safety Pin
- Computer, Tablet, Laptop - To view classes & print patterns
- Computer printer - To print your patterns
- Printer paper
- Scotch tape - To tape your patterns together
Winter 2021 | Tuesdays & Thursdays Feb. 23, 2021 - April 1, 2021
Project #1: February 23 & 25 | Scrappy Quilted Potholder
- Variety of Quilter's Cotton Fabric scraps that measure at least 5"x5" (a selection of 4-8 pieces)
- 1 piece of Quilter's Cotton Fabric scrap that measures at least 10"x10"
- Piece of Quilt Batting or Fleece that measures at least 10"x10"
- If you'd like to turn your patchwork into a pillow, you'll need a handful of Polyfil Stuffing
Project #2: March 2 & 4 | Chef Apron
- 1 yd. Quilter's Cotton (44" wide) Fabric for apron and ties
- 1/4 yd. Quilter's Cotton (44" wide) Fabric contrast for pockets
Project #3: March 9 & 11 | Cat Pillow
- 1/2 yd. Quilter's Cotton (44" wide) Fabric for cat face
- Scrap cotton fabrics or felt pieces for eyes, nose, ears
- Optional: 18" of Ribbon for whiskers and 2 Buttons for eyes
- PolyFil Stuffing
Project #4: March 16 & 18 | Reversible Tote Bag
- 3/4 yd. Quilter's Cotton (44" wide) Main Fabric
- 3/4 yd. Quilter's Cotton (44" wide) Contrast Fabric
Project #5: March 23 & 25 | Color Pencil Roll
- 3 pieces of Quilter's Cotton measuring at least 12"x18" each
- 1 piece of quilt batting or fleece measuring at least 12"x18"
- 1 piece of ribbon measuring 26" long
Project #6: March 30 & April 1 | Mama Llama Stuffy
- 1/2 yd. Quilter's Cotton (44" wide) Fabric for cat face
- Scrap cotton fabrics or felt pieces for nose, face
- Optional: 2 Buttons for eyes
- PolyFil Stuffing
We'll be using Zoom meetings to do the video instruction.
Upon sign up, your receipt email will include access instructions to your Student Page.
It's important to explore your Student Page - This is where you will find the following:
- Zoom Link to log in to class
- Pattern & Tutorial for your weekly project
- Helpful On Demand Sewing Videos
- Recordings of our past classes in case you have to miss class, need to re-watch or catch up.
The instructor will have two camera views set up for the class. One camera will be a close up of what is happening with the cutting, pinning and/or sewing. The other camera will be the instructor speaking and instructing what is going on. This will allow proper viewing of the steps to make the project. We'll be broadcasting in well lit environments for optimal visual instruction.
Click here to read our Optimal Sewing at Home Student Suggestions
"My kids enjoy learning about sewing and chatting with their teacher and classmates. Plus they get to make cool stuff. They love the whole experience. Also, Rachael has a lot of patience, understanding, and knowledge to keep the class moving forward."
Rita (Mom to Lauren & Diedre) - Bayonne NJ
"Audrey and Claire LOVED camp!!! They had so much fun with both the hand and the machine sewing, equally so. In fact, when they went to their cousins' house the other day they brought their sewing machine and supplies and did projects with them. They are super excited for more sewing sessions. And I was super impressed with their projects, in particular the super cool lunch money cuff. Attaching a couple photos I had taken.
I can't say I have any suggestions other than reminding the kids that they all work at their own pace so they don't feel stressed to keep pace with the fast finishers. For example, with the crazy quilt the girls were convinced they were behind because it took them a while to cut their fabric for the crazy quilt. 🙂 But you guys did a good job with checking in with each kid, which is great.
Appreciate you offering this great virtual camp. Definitely a blessing for us working parents for the kids to have some fun activities to keep them busy this summer in this era of coronavirus."
Audrey & Claire's Mom - Jersey City, NJ
"it was lovely! Thank you so much for the opportunity...she learned a lot and was so proud of her creations. Thank you both for being so encouraging and positive and creating such a great community via Zoom. 🙂 "
Julia's Mom - Linthicum, MD
"Eleanor had a great time, and she has continued to make some projects on her own. She's currently working on an owl stuffie for her owl-loving great grandmother, who is turning 99 next week! She also designed her own embroidered flower which she gave to a family friend. I attached a couple of photos. E's primary comment is that she hopes you keep doing virtual classes so she can do it again from here. 🙂 "
Eleanor's Mom - Stillwater, OK
"Pippi's feeling pretty proud of all she learned this week. She loved it and is super excited about next week. She had school right after we hung up yesterday so she showed her teacher and her entire class the pouch she made."
Penelope's Mom - Seattle, Wa
"The instructors explained things well! There were kits so you don't need to go out and buy everything. This felt more like an alternative to an in person class because the materials were provided. There are two cameras (one of the teachers and the other of the sewing machine) which was great. You can point your camera at a certain angle so the teachers can provide detailed feedback. In the studio the instructors had us gather around a table and that is similar on zoom when we observe them."
Sophie - Long Time Sewing Camper - Hoboken, NJ
"Megan - Our family can’t thank you enough for the wonderful sewing classes that you’ve both provided online during this time. They have been a major source of joy for Eva. And in return for us as well!
You are both very, very special people and it was a pleasure for Eva to get to sew with you both and for me to overhear the fun you were all having. : )"
Eva's Mom - Jersey City, NJ
"Luna really enjoyed the video classes ! Thank you Megan & Rachael for your guidance and kindness. Our girls have been thoroughly inspired by both of you during this time."
Luna's Mom - Jersey City, NJ