For the past two weeks, the seventh grade Family and Consumer Science Class has been learning how to hand sew.
For the past two weeks, the seventh grade Family and Consumer Science Class has been learning how to hand sew. One of the fun activities was to sew on buttons to fabric. Instead of tossing a button up shirt in the corner when the button falls off, this class now knows how to replace that ornery button.
After mastering sewing on a button, they were given the animal kit of their choice. They were first to read all the directions to get an idea of how each step was to be done. During that time, there were just a few “battle wounds” from the needles but nothing bad occurred since those first few blood draws. Students were graded on everything from cutting the pattern evenly to neatly attaching the pieces. Most were very pleased with their finished product.
Peyton Tuhy’s comment on the project, “It was very fun to learn how to sew. Most people think sewing is lame, but it was very educational to learn how to sew. I don’t think it is lame, if fact, it is actually very fun and once you start, it’s hard to stop.”
This class is currently measuring out the exact amount of sugar in grams that is in their favorite drink. Some are quite surprised as to the large amount of sugar that they consume in a short amount of time. We will have a few more fun units in this class before the end of the semester, from balancing a check book to addressing an envelope. Our final project will be a sausage roll pillow case. They will learn all the parts of the sewing machine and the safety that goes along with sewing. In the end, they will end up with a great project that they will have to sleep on before Christmas.