Hand Sewing for Beginners

Type: Events
Perfect for any group that would like to get a start making puppets or other crafty things, but don't quite have a grasp on sewing just yet. Great for scouting groups!


You'll learn lots of different hand-stitches (listed below), and of course you'll get to practice them by making your own stitch book. You'll leave with a collection of labeled stitches (that you achieved!), plus get hands-on assistance from your instructor. Don't know how to sew on a button? Don't worry, we'll cover that, too!

You'll learn how to thread a needle, end a stitch, plus a variety of hand stitching techniques.

List of stitches you'll learn*:
straight stitch, back stitch, ladder stitch, & whip stitch, & the baseball stitch
If there's time, you may also learn: blanket stitch, chain stitch, basting stitch, or Lilo and Stitch.  

*How many stitches are learned is always determined by the group & by the speed at which we're able to achieve them together.  We aim for 5 and hope for more.

 Suitable for Ages:

  • Kids (5-7)*
  • Kids (8-12)
  • Teens (13-17)
  • Adults

Skills Required:

  • Following verbal instructions
  • Decent fine motor skills
  • Listening; being respectful
  • Focus
  • Looking at tiny objects
  • Tying knots unassisted
  • Using sharp scissors
  • Holding and maneuvering small tools

Base program pricing includes:

  • 2 hours of instruction and workshop time
  • Up to 10 participants
  • All tools and materials necessary to complete 4 stitches (possibly more)

    The Details:

    • Non-refundable $75 deposit is required to make reservation
    • Be sure to contact us before making a purchase
    • Extra participants may be added for an additional fee
    • Can come to your location for an additional fee
    • *Can be adapted to ages 5-7 with slightly different materials with prior notice