Teach Your Kids to Sew This Spring Break

Do you or your kids know how to sew on a button or mend a ripped hem on your skirt?

Spring Break 2020 (COVID-19 shutdown time) is the perfect time to learn to sew, thread needle, hem a skirt.

I added on 3/19/2020 clickable links to 8 sites that will give you and your children some fun ideas for home school – prevent cabin fever.

Perhaps you always wanted to learn to embroider a gift? Or school is shut down to self-isolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Updated 3/19/2020

Well, this may be a good time to stop putting off learning this basic skill. Plan to learn to sew this Spring Break, Summer vacation or Winter Break. How about after school instead of mindless vegging out with video games?

Sophie-Do-It learns to sew. 4 years old turned a heart-shaped pillow cover right side out; filled with stuffing then sewed the opening close. Of course, it looked like a 4-year-old sewed the pillow…and No Non-cents Nanna is so proud!

Schools closed, events cancelled at overseas US military …


Defense Department-run schools overseas have canceled classes, activities to protect students from COVID-19 exposure.

Children of U.S. military personnel living in South Korea, Japan, Italy, Bahrain and elsewhere are beginning to experience the disruption of routine caused by the burgeoning worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.

In Asia, Europe and the Middle East, 15 Department of Defense Education Activity schools are closed and extracurricular activities canceled, affecting roughly 7,500 students.

The decisions to shutter the facilities through at least Friday were made out of an “abundance of caution” to prevent exposure, according to a letter sent to parents of students in the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Region.

Six years ago I taught my 11-year-old granddaughter to sew so simple embroidery stitches. She plans on being a surgeon one day. She has a head start on those stitching skills.

Have you always wanted to learn to embroider? Take a class with the No Non-cents Nanna at Creative Expression in Colorado springs. Class now forming for September. Make your own holiday gifts this year.

Have you always wanted to learn to embroider?

Here are a few suggestions where you can ask for resources for your local places to learn to sew:

Due to COVID-19 going shopping at the mall is out unless you shop on line.

  • Fabric Store 
  • Michaels Crafts
  • Church group
  • Library
  • YMCA
  • Your own grandmother may want to send you some sewing supplies.
  • Clean out your closet to see what needs repairs or rehemming.
  • Make doll clothes from worn-out clothes or towels.
  • Oriental Trading ships out from Omaha, Nebraska.
Learn to sew a pillow or a draw string bag at beginning sewing class at Creative Expressions Colorado Springs. Small fee. All ages

Learn to sew a pillow or a drawstring bag

What shall I sew?

  1. buttons
  2. pillow
  3. rice pack
  4. placemat
  5. hem a shirt
  6. mend a hole in a sock
  7. Learn how to use a sewing machine
  8. Small kids can use a large plastic needle on burlap. (Provided)
  9. Make a dinosaur shirt
  10. embroider a hankie for grandma
  11. poodle skirt
  12. Begin basic sewing skills with a lacing craft.
This felt corner bookmarks craft just needs a few basic craft supplies and is a great way to introduce sewing to kids!
How to Make a Pencil Case from Felt – Musings From a Stay At Home Mom – Make a Colorful Pencil Case From Felt to Add to Your Child’s Back to School Supplies
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Even if you sew primarily on a machine, being able to sew well by hand will allow you to finish every project you make in the cleanest, most professional looking way. Hand sewing is also the best way to mend and do repairs, which is fantastic if you’re like me and always putting holes in your clothes. 😀

By following along with this class, you’ll learn a variety of stitches and techniques that will make you an excellent hand sewist in no time!

Free online


Beginners – Red Ted Art

A fantastic guide to the Basic Hand Stitches for Beginners.If you are learning to sew or teaching someone to sew,this is an excellent guide to sewing basics

How to Sew: 6 basic hand stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate.
Source: http://glistus.com/how-to-sew-6-basic-hand-stitches/

8 Basic Hand Stitching Techniques Every Sewer Should Learn
Hand stitching is an essential sewing skill every sewer must learn. Learn and master the basic and essential hand stitches with this list and tutorial!

Teaching Kids To Sew – Red Ted Art

Practical tips and tricks to Teaching Kids to Sew. It isn’t as hard as it sounds and kids will love to learn to sew with these great teaching kids to sew

Unpresidented History in the Making…we CAN still learn and grow.

U.S. schools scramble to teach, feed students as they shut down


2 days ago · Some 32 million U.S. schoolchildren in at least 33 states are facing weeks away from their classes after educators and politicians ordered schools to close to help halt the spread of the pandemic,…

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Students and parents have begun settling into a new reality of online learning and packaged meals as the coronavirus outbreak has forced the abrupt closing of school systems and districts, large and small, across the United States.

Schools in at least 12 states close to fight against the flu …


Jan 29, 2018 · Schools in at least 12 states close to fight against the flu. DALLAS — Schools across the country are fighting the flu, classroom by classroom. On Monday, Bishop Lynch High School resumed classes after it closed last week to let work crews disinfect the entire school property…

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