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keeperrox
« on: July 29, 2009 07:31:18 AM »

Does anyone have any suggestions for handsewing projects for 6-8th graders (we're talking about 11-14 year olds)?  I'm teaching Family & Consumer Science (Home Ec) this year, and I would love for the boys to make ties using The Purl Bee's tutorial, but then I would also need a handsewing project for the girls.  I'd also like to offer something other than just ties for the boys.  Any and all suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 07:53:34 AM »

Kid's love making stuffed animals.  When I first started home ec, I made a skunk family lol.  Hand sewed the 3 skunks myself =)

Or, pot holders

Coasters

Doll Clothes, you could get in some good techniques with this one too, like gathering and sleeves

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soorawn
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 11:05:57 AM »

a lunchbag with their name appliqued on it?
a pocket game? (http://www.adesignbylyn.com/images/Tic%20Tack%20Toe/TTT%20applique-set.jpg)
a cool little bag for their pencils/interesting findings?
a pair of felt slippers?
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009 11:38:47 AM »

You could also include Plastic Canvas crafts, it's all by hand, using yarn, needles and plastic canvas.  Some cool ideas with that............
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sewingjenna
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009 01:45:27 PM »

There are great projects for pre teen/teens on expressew.com. Hope it helps!
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009 08:36:56 AM »

Sew, Mama, Sew! has just announced that August is going to be "A Month of Hand Sewing" with projects, tutes, tips, and such. You might want to check them out occasionally to see if there is anything that will work for you.

Just curious - does your school not have machines?

I teach high school FACS in KS.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009 08:42:02 AM »

I like soorawn's ideas..

boys love things to hold things..at least my boys do..and stuff that can show off their boy-ish style..I cant tell you how many times I have brought my boys to craft things and all they had was girly things..such a turn off..

something to put their gameboys in or wallet even..

good luck let us know how it goes..
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009 05:15:30 PM »

Sew, Mama, Sew! has just announced that August is going to be "A Month of Hand Sewing" with projects, tutes, tips, and such. You might want to check them out occasionally to see if there is anything that will work for you.

Just curious - does your school not have machines?

I teach high school FACS in KS.

No, we have machines, but I want to have them do one hand sewing project and one project on the machine.  Plus, Purl Bee posted a really great tutorial for a boys/mens tie that I think would be great for the boys, because they have to start dressing up in 7th and 8th grade for sports.

Thanks for the heads up about Sew, Mama, Sew.  Their blog is in my reader, but I seriously need to catch up.

The teacher who retired had them doing bags - 6th grade was drawstring, 7th grade was drawstring backpack, and 8th was a gym bag.  They were all made of nylon and all from a kit.  I think I'm going to change things up a bit, though.
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zombie_fairy
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009 08:52:14 PM »

Fashion scarves might be a good option for the girls.
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2009 12:04:41 AM »

How about get them to bring in a jacket to do an applique project on... they can bring in a comic book page, for example, and they trace off the design, use the printer to get a pge to cut up, then rubber-cement onto a backing paper to add seam allowance. adding 1/4" around all the pieces.turn, and stitch a fold-line, Or press, but they may steam some fingers... around the fold line.   then, press on with fusible web, and teach them a simple blanket-stitch to sew down the pieces. If they don't have a jacket to use, it can be a cotton  button-down shirt. Or even a book cover. Speaking of books... they may enjoy making a handmade book. there is a small amount of sewing involved, but there are paper craft skills involved too. There is a tute in the papercrafts discussion and questions, mini books. You can get the general idea from it, and they can make a sketch book or journal. Thinking back to age 4, it was my brother's idea to try to make puppets. This could lead to a whole puppet show project developing.
  As for the ties, the hardest thing is getting them to not twist. the interfacing has to set in perfectly, and the bias has to be cut perfectly. They are not really that easy as they look, but you can give it a try.
  I hope I gave you a good idea!
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