Sew Biz


Sew Biz

by Darlina Eichman
(Edmond, OK)

Denim skirt

Denim skirt

Denim skirt Summer camp pillow Award winning shorts Boys love to sew, too

Thank you for your interest in Sew Biz! I’m excited to be offering Kids Can Sew classes. Each class is designed to last approximately 10 months (one hour per week).

Following is a list of all offered classes:

Girls 1st Year (Casuals): Students will learn fabric layout, cutting, elastic casings, hemming, facings, and much more. Projects include: Pants, Shorts (Patch Pocket), Blouse, Back Pack, NightShirt, Shorts (inside seam pocket), & T-Shirt. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized Child 8-16. The patterns in this packet will generally fit ages 8-13 students.


Girls 1st Year (Classics): Students will learn fabric layout, cutting, elastic casings, hemming, facings, and much more. Projects include: Back Slit Denim Skirt, Square Neck Blouse, Nightshirt, Pants, Round Neck Blouse, Shorts, Sewing Bag, Peasant Nightgown, Peasant Blouse and Notions Bag. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized Child 8-16. Generally fits age 8-13 year old students.


Doll Clothes: Students will learn how to make clothing that fits the popular American Girl Doll and most 18 inch dolls. It is a companion or 'look-a-likes' to the Girls 1st Year Pattern Packet (Classics). The patterns included make these projects: Back Slit Denim Skirt, Square Neck Blouse, Nightshirt, Pants, Peasant Nightgown, Peasant Blouse, Round Neck Blouse, Shorts, and Doll-Sized Sewing Bag.


Boys 1st Year: Students will learn fabric layout, cutting, elastic casings, hemming, facings, and much more. Projects include: Pants, Shorts, Shirt, Back Pack, NightShirt, Pocket Shorts, T-Shirt. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized


Child 8-16. Generally fits age 8-13 year old students.
Girls 2nd Year: Students will learn additional sewing skills, such as back and side slits, inset sleeves, small gathers, drawstring waist, double stitching, baste stitching and more. Projects include: Sport Blouse, Sport Shirt (long sleeve), Sport Shirt (short sleeve), Sport Shorts, Sport Pants, Capris, Tank Top, Ruffle Skirt. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized Child 8-16. Generally fits age 8-13 year old students however with the new added size these patterns may also fit some teens.

Girls 3rd Year: Students will learn additional sewing skills such as fuse-on interfacing, lining, waist bands, button holes, fly front, circular hemming, sewing hooks and eyes and inserting zippers and more. Projects include: Button Vest, T-Shirt, Circle Skirt, Leggins, Cover-All Shorts, Sport Shirt, Velcro Shorts, Sleep Shirt, Little Purse and Hot Pad. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized Child 8-16. Generally fits age 8-13 year old students however with the new added size these patterns may also fit some teens.


Girls 4th Year: Students will learn additional sewing skills such as sports wardrobe projects using spandex or lycra fabric and a Serger. This is for the advanced sewer since stretch fabric and a serger is used. Projects include several variations of Pants, Shorts, Tops, Headband and a Wrist Pocket. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized Child 8-16. Generally fits age 8-13 year old students however with the new added size these patterns may also fit some teens.


Teens 1st Year: Students will learn fabric layout, cutting, elastic casings, hemming, facings and more. Projects include: Lounge Pants, Lounge Shorts, Lounge Capris, Short Sleeve Lounge Shirt, Long Sleeve Lounge Shirt, Shoulder Tie Purse, Sewing Bag, and Notions Bag. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized Junior/Misses 6-24.


Teens 2nd Year: Students will learn top stitching, ribbing, sewing on buttons, adding pockets and two sleeve types and more. Projects include: Boxer Shorts, Dress, Full Skirt, Jogging Pants, Jumper Dress, Nightgown, Oversized Shirt, & Sweatshirt. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized Junior/Misses 6-24.


Adults 1st Year: Students will learn the operation of the sewing machine, fabric layout, cutting, elastic casings, hemming, facings and much more. Projects include: Lounge Pants, Lounge Shorts, Lounge Capris, Short Sleeve Lounge Shirt, Long Sleeve Lounge Shirt, Shoulder Tie Purse, Sewing Bag, and Notions Bag. Each student will receive a directions booklet with full-sized, multi-sized patterns, sized


Misses/Women 6-24.
Teens and Adults Technique Course: Students will learn the operation of the sewing machine, seams, buttons, zippers, casings, gathering, and quilting. Projects include: scrapbook page, book cover, pillow case, stocking, zippered bag, tote bag, draw string laundry bag, pin cushion, baking mitt, zippered pillow, and a quilt.

Students must be ages 7-12 for children’s classes, 13-18 for teen classes and 19+ for adult classes. To see examples of projects made in Sew Biz classes, please visit my website at www.sewbizok.weebly.com. Also, follow along with class activities at Sew Biz on FaceBook.

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Student will receive a book plus professionally made patterns for his/her ability level and interest.

Class size is limited to four (4) students. Each student will have access to a digital Singer sewing machine and notions, for in-class use only. To control additional costs and encourage individual creativity, student will provide all fabrics, thread and embellishments for each project.

Phone: 405-285-6366
Email: learningchambers@cox.net
Website: www.sewbizok.weebly.com

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