I can't wait to teach your child to sew!

After teaching hundreds of children over the past 5 years at my sewing school, I have turned some of our beloved projects into our first Kids Learn to Sew at Home E-Course. Where your child won't only make cool projects, but learn the fundamentals of sewing for a lifelong hobby!
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Meet Laura!

Owner and Lead Teacher

Our projects are so much fun to sew but it's much more than that!

Every project in our curriculum has been tested in our after school sewing classes at our sewing school in West Hartford, CT! And believe me, our students let us know exactly what they think! Not only do we create projects that kids love to sew, but we focus on: essential sewing skills, sequential thinking, safe sewing practices AND creative expression ...with the goal of INDEPENDENT SEWING!

What our families have to say...

“Loved the Kids E course!--- wanted you to see how her first project came out. We're so excited! Thanks for this great course. We're looking forward to starting the tool roll up.”

-E.N.

“My son got a sewing machine for Christmas and I bought the e-course for my daughter, but he ended up using it as a refresher and it was fantastic. It's really well done and well laid out!”

-LA

Learning to Sew is Easy...

with kid tested projects and an experienced teacher at your side!

In case you were wondering...

  • How old should my child be for this course?

    That's up to you! Our after school classes are for ages 8 - 16 so that's who we have in mind when we created this course. However, we've had mature 6 year olds complete it successfully and adults enjoy it as well!

  • Are these projects just for girls?

    We strongly believe that ANYBODY can sew ANYTHING they like, no matter their gender. That being said, our projects are all "gender neutral".

  • How many times can we watch the video?

    The videos are yours to watch as often as you need to for the lifetime of the course! There is no set expiration date and you can repeat to your hearts content!

  • What do we need to complete the course?

    For this course you will need: A sewing machine, basic tools, internet connection to stream the videos and materials. These are not included however you can check out the free Preview Lesson to see what you need or you can purchase a material kit from our studio!

  • Do I need to be with my child while they follow this course?

    Once again, that's up to you! The course doesn't require adult involvement, however safety is always a priority. We go over safety A LOT in this course, but sadly we can't jump in if your child isn't using the sewing machine or iron in a safe way so it may be a good idea for you to be nearby until they get the hang of it.

  • Will there be more projects available?

    Yes! We have over 60 projects in our in-studio project library and will be releasing 25 of them in a curriculum as well as some extra fun projects for different seasons and holidays. This first course will be the only one to offer the essential beginner skills: winding a bobbin, threading a machine, steps of sewing, troubleshooting and many of the resource videos. Join our newsletter at http://www.hartfordstitch.com/keepintouch to keep up to date on the latest video releases!

  • How long does the course take to complete?

    That's totally up to your child! If your child were to learn how to sew and complete this classes at the studio it would take about 10 hours of class time (this is approximately one of our after school sessions). Of course everyone sews at different rates so your child may take longer or shorter!

Want to take a peek inside?

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    Resource Videos

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    Getting to Know Your Machine

    • Understanding the dials and buttons

    • How to wind a bobbin

    • How to thread your machine

    • How to Sew

    • Sewing Practice

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    Project 1: Big Pocket Pillow

    • Introduction

    • Big Pocket Pillow PDF Instructions

    • Materials + Tools

    • Measuring + Cutting

    • Pinning + Sewing

    • Finishing It Up!

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    Project 2: Tool Roll-up

    • Introduction

    • Tool Roll-Up PDF Instructions

    • Materials + Tools

    • Measuring + Cutting

    • Pinning + Sewing

    • Finishing It Up!

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    Project 3: Messenger Bag

    • Introduction

    • Messenger Bag PDF Instructions

    • Materials + Tools

    • Measuring + Cutting

    • Pinning + Sewing

    • Finishing It Up

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    Troubleshooting

    • Introduction

    • I've lost my thread!

    • Why do I have 4 threads?!

    • My fabric is stuck when I'm done sewing!

    • My fabric isn't moving through the machine!

    • Why is this long thread stuck under my presser foot?

    • Why is every few stitches extra long?

    • Oh no! The foot on my machine fell off!

    • There's a hole in my seam!

    • Why is my bobbin thread loopy?

About Our Studio

Our in person studio is located in West Hartford, CT, right outside Hartford. We opened in 2015 with a love of sewing and a general idea that others may learn to love how to sew! Turns out we were right! (Pre-pandemic) our studio welcomed between 30 to 40 kids and 20 to 30 adult students per week. Our kids classes included weekly after school classes, kid and grownup classes for our little friends, parties and camps. Our adult classes range from intro classes to advanced garment making! If you're in the Hartford, CT area please let us know-- we'd love to meet you in person!

Dear Educators and Groups...

we have an option to you!

This e-course is for personal use only. Each course registration, including all downloads, is good for one home. If you're interested in teaching using our method and patterns please reach out to us and we can give you more information about our Educator Bundle!