Did you learn to sew in school?

As you may have figured out, I am an elementary school teacher and my goal is to get needle and thread into the hands of as many kids as possible! I’m really interested in learning about your experiences learning sewing in school. Did you do Home Ec as a kid? Did you take a “fashions”…

Done and done: a knee-length Kelly Anorak

So a year ago I set out to make a coat. I did, and it is rad, but apparently cordura + quilted lining = extra cosy winter jacket and not the transitional light coat I actually needed. I continued to suffer through a whole year of in-between weather wearing a cropped moto jacket (too short…

The Pedagogy of Sewing: Learning to Learn to Sew

By now, you’ve probably figured out that I am a teacher. Any educator will tell you that our teacher hats never come off and we constantly view the world through an education lens. This would be a cool project to try with my kids! This book is a perfect read-aloud! Of course I need to…