School's out... Sewing's in!
Before we get started, here’s 6 of many reasons to get your child sewing this summer, from the gang at Stitch School!
1️. Learn problem solving + dexterity
2️. Practice concentration + patience
3️. Outlet for creativity + expression
4️. Practical skill for repairing damaged clothes
5️. Respect of labour + how our clothes are made
6️. Sense of pride + achievement
Online Sewing + Fashion Design for Kids with Arkdefo
With the Arkdefo online sewing school, your child can learn to make clothes whatever your location. A five-part course that helps young fashion designers explore their creativity, co-founder Elizaveta has built the class for the once-upon-a-time a girl herself, with the course primarily designed on helping young girls improve their confidence through clothes design.
Throughout their fashion label and online classes, empowering women is at the heart of Arkdefo’s brand. In their Sewing & Fashion design for kid's class, Arkdefo teach children to work with their own measurements independent of standard size structures, instilling the message from a young age that there's no such thing as a "wrong" body. We love that!
5 weeks of Sewing Fun at Make Mee Studio, SE London
Various dates throughout August
Are you London based? The first sewing school in London takes place in Brockley, South East London! At Make Mee Studio, their aim is to mend our relationships with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills - saving the planet one stitch at a time. Their summer school children's classes host a range of dates and course lengths, from an afternoon of stitching fun to a whole week of magic!
Parent + Child Sewing at The Fashion School, Brighton
Sat 21st August, 10am – 3pm
A class for you and your little one. With the Fashion School in Brighton, you’ll start by learn sewing machine 101, then using sustainable fabric from Liberty London, you’ll get the chance to sew a range of items depending on your experience (or determination!) from a tote bag, a detachable collar, elasticated shorts or a simple summer dress. Get creative with the kids and learn a new skill, together.