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!

our projects are fun to sew but it's so 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!

First Project

"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."

The Refresher

"My son got a sewing machine for Christmas and I bought the ecourse 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!"

what our families are saying

frequently asked questions

What ages is this course suited for?

We recommend ages 8 - 13, but we've had kids as young as 6 successfully complete it and adults learn something too!

How long does it take to complete?

The course includes 5 hours of video instruction which typically takes 10 -12 hours to complete. The same amount of time as one of our after school sessions!

Are these projects just for girls?

It is important for us to have projects for ALL sewers no matter their interests.

Are materials included?

Materials aren't included-- picking out fabric is part of the fun and shows each child's unique style. We do have project kits available for purchase.

What if we have questions while we sew?

We encourage students to use the community forums and discussions in each lesson so that everyone can benefit from their questions (just like in a real class!) however we are also available by email!

Can I share this e-course with my friends?

You are welcome to use the e-course for family members in your household (in fact, we recommend it-- learning to sew together is a ton of fun!) but do not share it with anyone outside your home.

What comes next?

We have several one-time project courses that are great for the child who has completed Ecourse 1. And stay tuned--- Ecourse 2 and 3 will be coming soon!

want to peek inside?

Students will meet Laura and get a tour of the Hartford Stitch studio. We'll also go over the "Sewing Room Rules"-- an important part of learning to sew!

CHAPTER 1

MEET LAURA

+ HARTFORD STITCH

10 Reference Videos for when you need them, including:
-All about fabric
-How to read a ruler
-Tips for cutting a straight line
-How to use a seam ripper
-Understanding tension
-Iron safety
-And more!

CHAPTER 2

RESOURCE VIDEOS

-What are all these knobs and dials?
-How to wind a bobbin and thread the machine
-How to sew
-Sewing practice

CHAPTER 3

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MACHINE

All projects are broken into easy to follow sections: Materials + Tools, Measuring + Cutting, Pinning + Sewing and Finishing it Up!
We introduce new skills and practice the skills learned in the previous project!

ON TO THE PROJECTS!

CHAPTER 4

BIG POCKET PILLOW

CHAPTER 5

TOOL ROLL-UP

CHAPTER 6

MESSENGER BAG

Knowing how to fix it when it goes wrong is so important! We included 10 troubleshooting videos categorized by the problem so you can identify the issue and how to fix it!
Knowing what to with something goes wrong is so important! 10 videos will help you identify and solve the most common issues!

CHAPTER 7

TROUBLESHOOTING

Things go wrong and that's okay! Our 10 troubleshooting videos will help you identify the problem, find a solution and keep it from happening again.
All projects are broken into easy to follow sections: Materials + Tools, Measuring + Cutting, Pinning + Sewing and Finishing it Up!
We introduce new skills and practice the skills learned in the previous project!

AND MORE!

-Ask Laura questions through discussion boxes on each video.

-Meet other sewers and share your work through our Communities pages.

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