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Sewing & Fashion Design for Kids (~8-12yrs)

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About the Course

Have your kids ever wanted to learn sewing? How about fashion design? This groundbreaking course will demystify the art of dressmaking. Simple techniques. Fantastic structure. The knowledge that will stay for life.

The course is 100% online, with no expiration date: take it at your own time & speed.

We take the fashion industry and pattern making and rip up the rule book.
Liza’s teaching style is so accessible, friendly, and encouraging you will want to take the next step. This course will teach kids to make clothes from scratch based on their own measurements. They will learn to make scrunchies, tote & gym bags, three types of skirts, cotton and jersey tops and dresses and a jumper.

Our age range is only a recommendation: younger kids may also take the course but will need assistance from parents, older kids can be learning on their own.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Seven hours of video tutorials. Five modules. 46 lessons. A ready to print workbook and a colouring book. A list of UK fabric & haberdashery suppliers, a shopping list for each module.

If your child (or you) have any questions regarding the making process as you go, we are happy to assist! We will be collecting all the questions and recording video answers!

Module I: INTRODUCTION
1. Welcome to the course
2. Workbook Sewing & Fashion Design for kids
3. COLOURING BOOK Sewing & Fashion design for kids
4. Safety instructions
5. Tools & supplies
6. Hand stitches
7. Sewing machine
8. Sewing slang & little tips
9. Unpicking stitches
QUIZ

Module II: SCRUNCHIES
intro
1. Scrunchie theory
2. Scrunchie pattern
3. Your first scrunchie
4. Infinity scrunchie
5. Two coloured scrunchie
6. Adding a lace detail
7. Scrunchie width recap
QUIZ

Module III: BAGS
intro
1. Gym bag part 1
2. Gym bag part 2
3. Gym bag part 3
4. Tote bag part 1
5. Tote bag part 2
6. Tote bag level up part 1
7. Tote bag level up part 2
8. Tote bag level up part 3
9. Gym bag: step up!
10. Bag design: deconstructing pattern
11. Bag design
QUIZ

Module IV: SKIRTS
intro
1. Skirt measurements
2. Princess skirt
3. How to make a jersey skirt
4. Jersey skirt
5. Sun skirt pattern
6. Sun skirt part 1
7. Sun skirt part 2
8. Half sun, double sun
QUIZ

Module V: TOPS, DRESSES & JUMPERS
intro
1. Top measurements
2. Basic top pattern
3. Cotton top
4. Dress pattern
5. Cotton dress
6. Jersey dress
7. Develop block vision
8. Jumper
QUIZ

FINAL LESSON

What you will need

Active internet connection, sewing machine, fabric, sewing tools (scissors, rulers, etc). The full list is listed in the workbook!

Contact

Liza Bennett at ArkDeFo

This course is taught online

Bronze Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Price

£80

Duration

7 hours

Purchase

Suitable for

  • Children
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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Reviews

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My 9 year old daughter has just completed this course and has thoroughly enjoyed it. It has ignited her creative side and she has loved choosing fabric and proudly shows her makes to friends and family. She even had a sideline in selling some of the scrunchies and bags she made! It is a very clearly laid out course, easy to understand and has been a lovely way to spend time together. Since completing the course, she has also learnt how to make masks. Now that she can make some of her own clothes, her next project is planning her own outfit for Christmas! I am very pleased to have found this course as it has provided her with a skill for life.

Response from ArkDeFo:

Thank you Fiona! Your little one is truly a superstar! We loved seeing all the photographs of her makes! All the best of luck with future designs!

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