One of the most rewarding things about sewing, is the opportunity to pass on your knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject to others. Seeing other people have success thanks to your instruction is priceless. It's even better if you pass on that love of sewing to young people. Some of you might already be doing that on an informal basis.
If you want to take it a step further, and offer sewing lessons as a small business, then I have a great giveaway for you today.
How to Start A Business Teaching Kids to Sew
Sandi of Seams Sew Cool runs kids sewing classes and they're very popular so if you want to know anything about how to teach kids to sew, she's your gal. She's written a complete online course to get you started if this is something you want to do too.
- 45 page e-book
- 13 easy patterns to get you started
- 31 videos to help you teach the Seams Sew Cool system
An extract about the class from her site:
Love sewing? Love to teach kids? Love to make money? Turn your passion for sewing into a stream of income with the Seams Sew Cool Program. I created this program 5 years ago and have successfully taught hundreds of kids to sew in my home sewing studio. Learning to sew is sweeping the country, and parents want their kids to learn to sew.
A Guide to Starting a Business Teaching Kids to Sew features a 45 page e-book walking you through how to set up your area and start teaching kids to sew, 13 patterns and written
instructions from the sewing 100 series program to use in the classroom, and 31 videos to teach
you how I teach the Seams Sew Cool Program. New techniques are introduced with each
project so you can teach skills and help the student feel confident one project at a time. The Series 100 patterns are for you to use over and over in your classroom…..no need to keep purchasing patterns for new students!!! In the Sewing 100 series (pattern kits 101, 102, 103), there will be lessons to teach the student for 7 to 9 months (2-hour lesson every other week). Once the 100 series has been completed, the student will move on to the next series.
Covered in the course
Some of the items we will also cover in the ebook are:
How Many Students Per Class?
What Days To Teach And For How Long?
What Should I Charge?
Teaching The Seams Sew Cool Program
Sewing 101, 102, and 103 Kits
Yay, Someone Signed Up….Now What Do I Do?
Forms and Information To Send To Parents, Either PDF or Snail Mail
Information And Policies
List of Sewing Studio Equipment
Hold Harmless Form
Student Information Page
Sewing 101, 102 and 103 Kit Sheet
Note – this isn't a course designed to teach YOU to sew, but how to set up in business and teach other people to sew. You will see in each video tutorial how Sandi teaches her classes and what she points out to her students along the way.
So who would really love this e-course? Already got plans to go in this direction with your sewing and need more help? This could be just what you are looking for. Enter below – entry is open worldwide. Closing date 17th Nov 2015.
Teach Kids to Sew E-course Giveaway
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Discount on the e-course
Sandi is also offering the So Sew Easy readers a discount on her “How to Start A Business Teaching Kids to Sew” e-course. Use promo code when checking out of so sew easy and you'll get 20% off your cart. Discount offer closes 21st Dec 2015. Enjoy!
I am just starting to teach other people to quilt and want to expand my scope. I would love the guidance to help me be more concise and consistent. Thanks for the opportunity!
I am interested in this course because I love working with kids and helping them learn tasks that they don’t always have a chance to learn these days, especially with all the video screens today.
I would love help in teaching children to sew. I have done this already but would love to do it better. Thanks!
As a retired school teacher this really appeals to me. I wish I’d known about this sooner!
Would love to teach sewing to young ones.. Such a practical skill and a creative outlet. Debt, thank you for the networking you do through your website.
I have started to teach kids how to sew and would love to learn more.
I have taught children many things for many years of my life, both in schools and churches, but never taught them sewing. (I did try to teach my daughter but gave up) I have sewed all my life though and would like to pass on the love of sewing to children today.
I know several people who want their kids to learn to sew. I would love to help a new generation appreciate the art (and fun) of sewing.
Could be a good option for earning some extra money if I could find a place to hold the classes…
I run a craft club at my local primary school with a friend, We have talked about teaching the children to sew and knit (as we both love it) but didn’t know where to start. This would be so cool to put us on the right track
This program appears to be very well thought out.
This is something that I think I would enjoy. I used to teach sewing in 4-H when my girls were small. I am teaching my grand daughter to sew and would like to expand to others. This would help direct me in the right way to do that.
I’ve taught before but never sewing to kids. I live in a small rural area and have been thinking about doing something like this for a while now. Thanks for the opportunity to win the course!
I have helped many learn to sew.I don’t get paid.I have no training in teaching.This would be great having a plan to go by.
Awesome idea would love to win!
As a newly retired Gran, this would be a great way to earn few extra dollars while doing something I love. Not enough kids today are learning how to sew these days so it would be an honour to help them. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this e-book.
I have taught a few kids classes and have a long term student. I like to keep this option open and learn more about getting something going more regularly. There definitely seems to be interest!
My 5 year old daughter has been asking me to teach her to sew, but I have no idea where to start! This would be great for helping me teach her and eventually others!
This would really be a godsend! Looks like it’s very well thought out!
I would love to teach sewing to both children & adults. I’ve thought about it but really did not know how to get started. I would love to review Sandi’s course. It sounds awesome!
What a fabulous idea!Kids are like sponges and absorb everything – why not sewing.
What a good idea. I never thought to teach paid sewing classes.
I was just talking with my husband about starting a small home business teaching kids how to sew! It must be fate that I came across your blog! Thank you so much for this program – what a terrific help.
Thank you for this opportunity. I’ve been talking with friends to teach some children sewing. This would be so helpful.
It has been a dream of mine to teach children to sew. I just don’t know how to get started. What a wonderful help this would be. I admire you for putting this plan in motion. Makes me hopeful that I can do it too. Thank you for the giveaway!
I am interested in teaching adults and children to sew. I am very interested in this course.
This would be awesome. I have been wanting to teach my niece how to sew.
This is wonderful! I am planning to start for kids in 2016. This will be a great help. Thanks
Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!
Good timing Deby, this would be a great help with the classes I am working on for special needs adults and children!
This is so time-appropriate for me right now! My schedule recently changed, with the end of an outside job and now more time back in my studio. Adding sewing classes for kids has long been in my plans. I’d love this opportunity!
What perfect timing! I’ve been contemplating opening a sewing classroom business for a few months and this course is just the boost I needed.
What a great contest! I have completed training to teach & taught kids to sew but nothing like this was available at that time.
Hmmm, I wonder if this would be adaptable for older teens as well. Perhaps with cell-phone / ipod pockets or something.
I started sewing very young. Over the years my hubby has blessed me with new equipment and a sewing room. I have thought about teaching younger children to sew, especially my granddaughters, but haven’t put that into action yet. This sound like a wonderful step by step course.
Great programme for introducing valuable skills to the next generation.
This would be a blessing, a friend and I have talked and dreamed of doing this for several years, she is a wonderful seamstress and I love to quilt. Would put this to good use, thank you for the chance!
I teach adults and children informally in my home and I love teaching children (mostly my grandkids at this point).
Deby, I haven’t heard about this course before. I think it’s a great idea! I’ve just started teaching my 5 year old grandson how to sew, and I think this course would be very helpful!
Very cool! My 8 y/o granddaughter will be doing a sewing project in a few months and I get to help/teach her!