Is this workshop for kids or adults?
This workshop is for anyone who loves gnomes! The instruction is geared towards beginner sewers but both kids and adults will be able to follow along.
What skill level should I or my child have?
We expect sewers will have a base level of sewing experience (similar to what they will have after completing our Kids Learn to Sew E-Course). Sewers should understand different fabric measurements (half yard, fat quarter, etc), know how to operate their sewing machine, wind a bobbin, thread the machine basic sewing skills including a backstitch and pivot, and tie a knot in thread for a handsewing needle.
What skills will we learn in this workshop?
This project focuses on using pattern pieces, making boxed corners, clipping stuffing and sewing on decorative trim. As always, we believe that repetition is fundamental to learning to sew, so sewers will benefit from practice cutting fabric, measuring, and basic sewing skills.
What is included in the instruction?
The workshop includes nearly an hour of instructional video with clear explanations, graphics to help with comprehension and video of every step of in the project. You also have access to a downloadable pdf of the materials list. Each video includes a discussion box so if you have questions for Laura you can pop them in there to get your answers. Lastly, you have access to our Sewing Circles--- chat boards around different workshops where your child can meet other sewers and show off their work!
What does we need to complete the project?
You will need access to internet connection (these videos are streaming) and a printer to print the pattern templates. You will also need a sewing machine, basic sewing tools, and the materials for the projects. You can access the shopping list for free before buying the workshop. Complete the free registration and check it out! If you need more information about the basic tools please check out the free Basic Sewing Tools video on our Kids Learn to Sew E-Course.
How long do we have the video and how long does it take to complete?
You have access to the video for the life of the workshop. There is no expiration date. The first time you sew this, the project takes between 1.5-2.5 hours to complete depending on your skill level.