Dear Parents and Carers
A sewing club for girls and boys has been established to introduce the techniques of sewing through the creation of soft toys. Your child will learn to use basic stitches, and decorative techniques to create soft toys from felt. In my sewing club I am using pre-cut felt patterns designed by myself.
Please note all materials, needles, threads, buttons, ribbons, stuffing etc are covered by the fee, absolutely no need to go shopping for all the right ingredients!
I am looking forwards to see your kids in my club. We will have plenty of fun creating amazing projects from felt.
Marta (Felt Masters)
WHEN AND WHERE
St Paul's school:
St Edmund's school:
WHAT IS PROVIDED
Everything is included, all sewing accessories, scissors, needles, pins ribbons, buttons, etc.
With pre-cut felt patterns, children can choose from over 50 different projects
St Paul's school: 11 sessions, £99 for the summer term.
St Edmund's school: 12 sessions, £108 for the summer term.
TO BOOK A SEWING CLUB
Booking is via email. Please, just sent me an email with following informations:
• child name
• school year
• School name (I have clubs in two schools)
• And information if you would like to pay by instalments
After first session I will provide all parents with my bank details to pay.
All children during the club sessions will have to follow school rules regarding health and safety.
In case of national lockdown, remaining session will be provided via zoom.
If I have to cancel sessions due to self isolation I will provide refund for missed sessions.
BENEFITS OF SEWING SKILLS
What it could mean for your child:
Sewing encourages persistence; fine motor skills, imagination and simple problem solving skills.
Hand – eye coordination is enhanced e.g.: threading the needle and judging stitching distances, hand – eye coordination essential in many sports as well.
Perseverance, completing the task.
Teaches a much declining life skill of mending or up-cycling clothes.
Develops social skills by working in small groups.
Produces a tangible end product that may be given away or retained as an example of achievement.
Quality time, an alternative to screen time.
The possibility of your child finding a new skill and boosting his or her confidence.
Society and the Future?
Will the environmental concerns of fast, throw away fashion, lead us to a more sustainable future of make do and mend?
Did you read recently that trainee surgeons have been sent to sewing school as it was suggested that too much screen time has lead to a decline in hand eye coordination?
Any aspiring fashion designer will need to know how clothes are put together.
Any clothes made by an individual are more likely to (a) be retained and used (b) fit!