A combination Intro to Sewing class and project based math lessons geared toward Grades 3-5.
Ages: Best for 3rd-5th Grade (8-12)
Session length: Two 3.5 hour classes with snack break half way
Cost: $200 per student ($100 deposit, remainder due by class date)
Materials included, but students are welcome to bring their own cotton fabrics (see below).
Sewing Machine: I recommend bringing the sewing machine the student will be using regularly, but will have some available for use.
This class is good for 1-2 students. Some kids learn best one on one and some friends or siblings really enjoy learning together.
This class will teach sewing machine basics through a series of math based lessons. Sewing involves measuring and calculating fabric and is a natural fit for project based math. Students will make an envelope style bag with pearl snap closure using math lessons that cover 3-5 grade topics such as multiplication, division, fractions, area, and algorithms.
Intro to sewing machine - all the parts and how a sewing machine makes stitches.
Learn how to stitch straight lines and turn corners with algorithms.
Plan and cut a pattern using measurements like fractions of fabric yardage, angles and multiplication to calculate area.
Using division to calculate where to set the snap.
I will come to you to teach using the student's sewing machine if you have one available. Sewing machines often have strong personalities and it is a good idea to learn on the one the student is going to use regularly. This is optional and I will have machines available for use.
Materials list (optional)
I will have plenty of fun fabrics to choose from, but they are welcome to bring their own.
2 fabrics (for the outside and inside of the bag) - I recommend 100% cotton fabrics (like quilters cottons) around 1/2 yard or fat quarter (18x22”). No stretchy, thick or silky fabrics.
Please email thecraftymonkey.com with any questions.
I like to keep it to two students at a time, but can scale up with additonal help. Please email any inquiry with number of projected students and age group.
I can tailor lesson plans to any age/math or sewing level.
I began teaching sewing 18 years ago and have been tutoring math subjects for the last five years, so this class is a mix of my interests and expertise.
Sewing & Math Class for 3-5th Graders
A $100 deposit will hold a place. The remainder will be due a week before class, on 3/12/19. If you need to cancel for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible. Payments are non-refundable, but can be applied to other classes or private lessons.
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