Sewing Class

6 Dec

Sewing classes at Let’s Go Crafting are always amazing because our students are amazing.  The things that they create and think up are so fabulous!

4th grader finished shorts!

4th grader finished shorts!

This 4th grader finished his shorts today!

5th grader sewing a knit top.

5th grader sewing a knit top.

Working with knit fabric is not an easy thing to do, but this 5th grader is making great progress.

4th grader sewing shorts.

4th grader sewing shorts.

Once this student saw his classmate making some shorts, he knew he also needed a pair!

Group of sewers hand sewing.

Group of  hand sewers.

These students are working together on their projects.  They are all at a point where there is some hand sewing and it’s just so much more fun to do this and chat at the same time.

4th grader "E" pillow.

4th grader “E” pillow.

Another letter pillow for this student.  She is making her name in pillows and says she wants to hang them on her wall.  Hopefully she’ll let me take a picture of all of them when they are hung – I’m sure that will be a focal point of her room!

November Knitting

4 Dec

Our last class in November was a complete hoot!  Everyone had so much fun!

Spool Knitting

Spool Knitting

More spool knitting.

More spool knitting.

We had lots of spool knitting.  I remember enjoying this so much as a kid, but was unsure of how it would be received by my students.  Well, I should not have been worried, they love it!  I can’t wait to show them some of the animals that I have created with spool knitted strings!

Bear leg.

Bear leg.

We had the completion of a stuffed bear leg and also the start of the torso – this student is well on her way to having a finished project!

Scarf start.

Scarf start.

This student wanted to try something a little different – she chose to knit a scarf with sock yarn and US#1 needles.  Boy is she brave!!  I love knitting on the smaller needles with fine yarn, but it does take a bit longer than if larger needles and yarn were being used.  It sure is pretty though!

Finger weaving.

Finger weaving.

We also had finger weaving.

Scarf model.

Scarf model.

My daughter showed up and was immediately put to work by this student.  This student is making a finger weave scarf and wanted to know if it was long enough so she asked my daughter to model it to check length.  Looks good to me!

More crochet.

More crochet.

This student is really good at knitting and wanted to learn crochet.  You know her from her crocheted shoe laces from last time, well she is now making a hair tie to learn sc and practice the tension on her chain stitches.  She is doing a great job!

MORE finger weaving.

MORE finger weaving.

The scarf in one of the previous pictures, can double as a jumprope!

Finger weaving.

Finger weaving.

Did you know you can finger weave off of both ends of the ball of yarn??  Neither did I!!

Sewing Class

17 Nov
4th grader "T" pillow.

4th grader “T” pillow.

3rd grader "spot" dog.

3rd grader “spot” dog.

4th grader wristlets.

4th grader wristlets.

4th grader "N" pillow.

4th grader “N” pillow.

Knitting and Crochet Class

14 Nov

Just a few tidbits from class this week.

3rd grade crochet shoelaces.

3rd grade crochet shoelaces.

3rd grade crochet headbands.

3rd grade crochet headbands.

Handbag strap in combinations of garter stitch and stockinette stitch.

Handbag strap in combinations of garter stitch and stockinette stitch.

2nd leg of a bear.

2nd leg of a bear.

Start of a coin purse.

Start of a coin purse.

Owl stuffie progress.

Owl stuffie progress.

Start of a scarf using US #1 size needles and sock yarn.

Start of a scarf using US #1 size needles and sock yarn.

Hat Sample!

10 Nov

For my classes, for my students, I always try to have interesting projects for them to make.  In order for them to actually see what something will look like, I try to make samples.  Hot off my knitting needles is the Snowflap Hat!IMG_3203

This hat uses the knit stitch and the purl stitch and is completely appropriate for a third project for most students.IMG_3204

Isn’t it cute!!  And it  is warm!IMG_3206

Appropriate for both boys and girls as you can see!  If you want more information on this hat go to my personal website:  Connie’s Creations.

This week in Sewing

8 Nov
4th grader "I" and "R" letter pillows.

4th grader “I” and “R” letter pillows.

The start of a zippered pouch.

The start of a zippered pouch.

The finish of the zippered pouch - envisioned, started and finished all in one 90 minute class by this 4th grader.

The finish of the zippered pouch – envisioned, started and finished all in one 90 minute class by this 4th grader.

The start of a tiny stuffed dog.

The start of a tiny stuffed dog.

"Tux" getting some love from a student.

“Tux” getting some love from a student.

Generally having a good time.

Generally having a good time.

As you can tell, our classes are fun and relaxing to our students.

Knitting Class with some Crochet

6 Nov

This week in knitting class we had a couple of fun finished projects:

3rd grader bag.

3rd grader bag.

3rd grader spool knitted bracelet.

3rd grader spool knitted bracelet.

We had some sewing going on:

3rd grader sewing up her slippers.

3rd grader sewing up her slippers.

We had the start of new projects:

3rd grader with her own scarf.

3rd grader with her own scarf.

And some students who wanted to crochet:

3rd grader learning to crochet.

3rd grader learning to crochet.

The start of some crocheted shoelaces.

The start of some crocheted shoelaces.

Another new crocheter.

Another new crocheter.

And another new crocheter!

And another new crocheter!

I think it’s so wonderful that these students are so enthusiastic about learning all things yarny!

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