Sadly, only two students showed up out the original four I started with.
Our goal this last session was to sew a tote bag. I was hopeful that the bags would be completed in the two hours given, but just in case, I had typed out the steps to make the bag.
One student had some thread tension issues and I could not figure them out. I just kept rethreading her machine until I found what was wrong. Above the tension dial, a tiny little wire was out of place. After we fixed that glitch, she was good to go.
The other student kept saying about her tote bag, "She ain't pretty, but that's OK." When the bag was all sewn, I think I saw some tears from this student. During our first session, I had asked everyone to share why they wanted to learn how to sew. She had said that she wished her Grandma had taught her how to sew before she died. Now, this student made a tote bag all by herself! That was such a great moment. The student then put all her sewing accessories in her new tote bag as she was packing up to leave.
I hope she continues to practice this new skill.
I may offer a second sewing class if there is enough interest in one.
Three two hour classes hardly seems like enough. I should've made the sewing class five weeks long. Every class I felt like I was giving the students way too much information to retain.
I'm glad that I took this opportunity to teach this class, however small it ended up being and I hope that more people will continue to educate themselves on self sufficiency.
I finished the sweater for my almost one year old niece.
It's a bit bigger than I expected, but my sister-in-law reassured me that my niece will grow into it.
Oh crazy Aunt Colleen and her handmade clothes.
You're welcome. <3