There is currently a short waitlist for Sewing School for Kids - please call the shop at 608-422-5449 to secure a spot on the waitlist.
Class size is limited to 4 students.
The Sewing School for Kids program is designed to teach kids ages 7 and up to sew using a sewing machine. Enrollment is ongoing, with a one hour class every week (50 minutes of instructional time and ten minutes of cleanup time). Students work at their own pace and choose the projects they are most excited to make!
We start with an initial safety lesson, which includes learning terminology and basic operation of a sewing machine, important safety rules and some practice stitching on paper.
After this lesson, each student can choose between a backpack or a drawstring bag for their first project, and they will be given a shopping list for the pattern and supplies needed.
Once the first project is complete, students can choose to work out of one of three different books with instructions geared towards kids. One book is about sewing clothing, one is for quilts, and one has a range of projects including toys, home decor/storage items and accessories.
You will be responsible for purchasing the supplies to make each project. If you choose to purchase supplies at the Electric Needle, you should plan to arrive early to shop, and you will enjoy 15% off your class supplies - please just remind us they are for class.
We have sewing machines available in the classroom for each student to use. If your student has their own machine and would like to learn on it, you are welcome to bring that in for class.
When you sign up your child, you choose an available time slot and then come weekly at that time. The cost for the 1 hour weekly class is $20 a class. For your convenience, we take payment for the entire month of classes at the beginning of each month.
If your child is sick, we prefer they stay home and rest. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can move payment to the next month's fees. If we need to cancel a class for any reason, we will call or email you and the class fees will be transferred to the next month's fees.
To inquire about class times and availability, please come into the shop, call us at 608-422-5449, or email us at email@example.com.
If you prefer a private lesson, those can be scheduled for $35/hour for one child ages 7 - 13, or $55/hour for 2 children ages 7 - 13.
Give your child the lifelong skill of sewing!