Getting Started with Sewing in the Art Room



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Introduction 1:44

Sewing Fundamentals

Beginning with Pattern Pieces 2:39

Setup and Preparation 2:02

The Basics of Embroidery

Drawing with a Needle and Thread 2:25

Embellishing Creations 2:01

Assembling Cut Pieces

Putting the Pieces Together 5:28

Setting Up Equipment

Setting Up Your Sewing Machines 4:46

Working with Additional Materials 2:50


Conclusion 3:51

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Getting Started with Sewing in the Art Room

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to get started with the fundamentals of sewing

  • 2 Explore which instructional strategies work best with this medium

  • 3 Apply these strategies and techniques to your fiber arts curriculum immediately

Whether you’ve never taught hand-sewing or simple machine sewing before or are just looking for new ideas to add to your fiber arts curriculum, this Learning Pack is for you. Brush up on everything from simple embroidery methods to the basics of setting up a sewing machine. Walk away with the ability to teach your students the proper way to use tools, use patterns, and create work they are proud of.

Connected National Visual Arts Standards:
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Cassie Stephens

Cassie Stephens

PRO Facilitator and Elementary Art Teacher

Cassie Stephens has been teaching art to kindergarten through fourth grade students in the Nashville, Tennessee area for nearly 20 years. She loves connecting the passions in her life: blogging, teaching, creating and dressing like a crazy person.


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