Sewing is one of those activities that are always as extremely gendered. Most people tend to see it as girl forward activity and completely forget that sewing is one of those life skills that might be very helpful during adulthood regardless of your gender. The benefits of sewing classes are endless and today we’re going to show you some of them.
Sewing classes teach kids to appreciate the time it takes to make something while helping them develop math and problem skills. It also helps them develop confidence and creativity and it teaches them that through hard work and a bit of patience, they can create amazing things. For instance, designing and sewing their own T-shirt will make them feel very proud and they’ll want to wear it a lot because they spent time and effort making it.
Sewing is an activity that requires a lot of concentration and focus, which is helpful in many other areas in life, such as in school. Through pattern tracing and machine operating, kids will also learn to exercise patience, which is an important life skill to learn during childhood.
Another great benefit of sewing classes is that they will help your kid develop and mature finger efficiency as well as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
According to Patch, studies have shown that children who learn to sew have greater mental and physical development gains. The website also affirms that “It has been found that the various tasks involved in sewing a simple project, such as following pattern instructions, fabric selection, color coordination, sizing and fitting all help stimulate creative thinking, promotes self-esteem and perseverance.”
Our Sewing and Textiles classes in Newcastle provide a creative space for children from 8-16 years old to relax and connect with their own creativity in a practical way. In each class throughout the term your child will build and develop their skills in design and sewing using hand and machine sewing to create beautiful take-home textile projects.
The classes are taught by fashion designer and mum of 3, Emma Slatter, who provides a creative and inspiring environment where your child will develop the skills to design and sew their own accessories, bags and clothing. Enrol your child or teen now!