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5 Sewing Room Must Haves

  5 Sewing Room Must-Haves     If you have young sewists in your sewing studio, here are 5 Sewing Room Must-Haves. Trust me on this, these tools will make your, and your young sewist’s, experience SEW much better! DISCLAIMER: Although I am including links to many of these products, I am not affiliated with any of these companies…I just happen to like these products and/or companies.   #1 – Gingher Featherweight Scissors You might be asking why these specific scissors? Read more…


Selecting The Right Sewing Machine For Your Studio

Your sewing school deserves a stress free machine and so do you! Selecting the right sewing machine for your young sewists is vitally important to their experience. You want to make sure the machine they are using adds to their experience and doesn’t detract from it. Here are a few things you will want to consider before selecting the right machine for your studio. Machine Size You will want to purchase full size machines. In my mind, this is non-negotiable…full size Read more…


5 Mistakes To Avoid When Teaching Kids To Sew

Do you want to teach children to sew? Do you want to teach your own child to sew? If you do, pay close attention to these simple yet common mistakes. We want you AND your young sewists to have a fun and enjoyable experience learning to sew.    Mistake #1 – Expecting Perfection This is by far the most common mistake. PERFECTION. It’s a dangerous expectation, and one that can cost your young sewist a future of happy and blissful sewing. Read more…


Make money teaching kids to sew

Do you love to sew? Learn how you can make money teaching kids to sew. There’s nothing more satisfying than making money doing what you love! Realistically, you can make $65+ per hour by opening your own sewing studio using the Kids Can Sew curriculum. We’ll show you how. #BeYourOwnBoss #MakeMoneySewing Here is a simple checklist to see if opening a sewing studio might be right for you: Do I know how to sew? Do I enjoy sewing? Do I enjoy Read more…


5 Tips For Small Business Owners - Kids Can Sew

  For over 35 years, we have been in the business of helping individuals become successful small business owners. We have learned a great deal along the way and would like to share a few tips. Making the transition from an employee (or stay-at-home parent) to a business owner can be challenging. If you are a small business owner, pay close attention, especially if you are in the service industry. You may not even realize that you are making some of Read more…


Photo Credit Sewing Jungle Unicorn Pattern Kids Can Sew Summer sewing camps for kids are quickly becoming more and more popular. They are fast paced, fun, AND educational. Here are 5 tips to help you plan your upcoming summer sewing camps.  Tip #1 – CHOOSE A THEME Every summer sewing camp should have a theme! People like themes. Themes get people excited. Unicorns, travel, mermaid…whatever your theme is, embrace it! Get creative and design your camp entirely around your chosen theme Read more…


Having been in the business of teaching kids to sew for over 35 years, we have learned a lot along the way. A lot! Some lessons we’ve learned are great….others….well, not-so-pretty. It’s all part of the process. With that in mind, we want to share with you how a sewing curriculum, specifically the Kids Can Sew curriculum, can help you in your business of teaching kids to sew. 1- TIME SAVINGS. This is one of the biggest benefits of using our Read more…


Are you wanting to teach your child to sew? Here is what you can expect (realistically) from your child when it come to sewing.  Ages 3-6 Between the ages of 3-6, lacing cards are fabulous! This helps them develop the fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination skills, and patience that sewing requires. Living Life and Learning has a great tutorial on making your own lacing cards here.  Another sewing activity that is great for this age group is sewing large buttons on Read more…


Teaching kids to sew can be both a rewarding and challenging endeavor. Here are a few tips to help you get started with this adventure.   TIP 1 – Select the right machine Your child’s experience with the sewing machine can make or break their entire sewing experience…no pressure, but choose wisely! – Use a full size sewing machine, NOT a toy machine. I repeat, DO NOT use a toy sewing machine under ANY circumstances. (trust me on this, I’m saving Read more…

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