Intro to Sewing (Homeschool)

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Designed for homeschool youth ages 8+ —This 6-weeks course explores the basic elements of sewing: Fabric choice and cutting, pattern reading/instructions, identifying/understanding the categories of sewing notions, getting to know and understand the sewing machine, and the essential components of piecing together a garment. Participants learn the basic steps to construct simple projects such as a jacket, fitted skirt with a centered zipper, vintage tiered skirt with elastic waist, shirt/blouse with cuffs, collars, buttons, and buttonholes; plus other simple projects of their choice.

At the end of this course, students who have applied this study should be able to demonstrate their mastery of the subject by identifying and summarizing sewing machine functions, explaining types of fabric, describing the use of patterns and pattern layout/adjustments, and produce a completed project of their choice and explain the steps from start to the finished product.

Class Schedule: 6 Week Course (March 9th – April 13th) – Thurs. (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Course Fee: $60 ($10.00 per class)

Sewing Machine Rental Fee: $10 per class

(Option: bring your own machine)

Youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

SkillBuilderz Center
8 Jay Gould Court
Unit E
Waldorf, MD 20602


REFUNDS & WITHDRAWAL POLICY – UTA does not grant refunds or credits for student absences. One makeup date will be presented each session for purposes of finishing a project. This session will serve as a make-up class for illness or a cancelled session due to inclement weather.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY – Participant/parent will be notified via email if a class cancellation is necessary. Efforts will be made to make-up weather-related cancelled classes, but are not guaranteed. Refunds will not be offered due to a participant’s inability to partake in missed make-up session. If the instructor is ill for a class and a substitute is not available, a make-up class will be scheduled as soon as possible.

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Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. and its employees, partners, and representatives assumes no liability and/or responsibility for the injury or loss of life of any participant or damage or loss of personal property while, nor after, attending events, activities, workshops, and/or programs.

These terms and conditions are necessary to help attain a quality and fun experience for all attendees.

Note: Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. and its employees, partners, and representatives have the flexibility to exercise their judgment to determine if an attendee is in violation of the policy, terms and conditions.

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Waldorf, MD 20695

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