I want to inspire kids & teens to learn the skill of sewing, build confidence in creativity, and embrace the art of it. 

We meet the 1st & 3rd scheduled day of each month, September - May.

SATURDAY
9:00 - 12:55

**SATURDAY CLASSES ARE FULL**
1st Saturday of each month

MY approach

class schedule

I am a Registered Instructor for the Kids Can Sew® & Fashion Design Inc. sewing program.  Kids Can Sew® & Fashion Design Inc. is the original program for teaching kids to sew and is recognized as the #1 sewing program for kids.   This curriculum takes students through the basics of sewing and clothing construction including, learning how to operate a sewing machine, use various tools and equipment, using a pattern, and following pattern guidelines. The Kids Can Sew program has 4 years/levels of sewing classes that can take a student from basic sewing knowledge to the skills required to complete commercial sewing patterns and advanced sewing projects.  ​The program has taught over 1 million children worldwide in the course of 30 years.

  • The Fashion Design Program is 9 months, meeting two hours, twice a month, September through May.  
  • I've successfully taught this program the past 5 years. 
  • I teach girls from 4th to 12th grade.
  • All students must be able to learn & interact well in a group environment, follow directions, and read well.  
  • Each student is provided an individual sewing station, which includes a sewing machine and tools. 
  • We finish our 9 month program in May with a Fashion Show for all family & friends to attend.
  • Classes meet in The Stitch School Studio in Cordova, Tennessee.  
  • ​The tuition is $65/month for the 9 month program.

KIDS CAN SEW CURRICULUM

MONDAY
3:30 - 5:25

WEDNESDAY
3:30 - 5:25 


FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:
All beginning students will go through the Kids Can Sew "YEAR ONE" student workbook and complete 8-10 projects as well as various holiday-themed crafts. 

The Stitch School Studio is conveniently located off Houston Levee Rd in Cordova, Tennessee.  My studio is at my home location, in a cute little red brick house adjacent to my home. It's the perfect little place.  It's my happy place.  I've got 4 complete sewing stations and 2 large cutting tables; more than enough to  keep my students busy learning and creating.  

LOCATION

The 1st Year Student Pattern Packets teach students how to:

  • follow sewing written sewing terms & directions
  • how to press using an iron, determine pattern size, top stitch, thread elastic, how to thread and use the sewing machine, how to construct and complete a wearable garment.
  • use a paper pattern & cut out the fabric
  • And the following: make casings, hem, make a facing, pivot stitch, back-tack, make a slit, clip around curves, work from the fold line, measure from the straight of grain, use notches, pin, press, measure seam allowance, top stitch, use a tape measure, use a seam gauge and other equipment, chalk talk. 

TUESDAY
3:30 - 5:25 

THURSDAY
3:30 - 5:25

sewing Fashion & Art classes for the Memphis area

The program