Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hats off to Sewing class

This was my first week working with Sue, my sewing instructor, for the Activ8 program at Columbus State University (where I am currently taking my adult sewing classes) as a part-time Program Aide. There are 2 different sewing classes every week (one in the AM and one in the PM). I really enjoyed working with Sue and the children this week for the "Hats off to Sewing" class. They made 2 different style hats that were absolutely adorable. I also made them both when I came home from work. I just couldn't resist LOL. This is what they looked like.

It was so much fun helping them to make sure their machine was threaded correctly, cutting fabric, showing them where to start sewing, where to stop sewing and to "fix" at both ends, seam ripping, seam ripping and seam ripping...did I say I was seam ripping LOL. They had so much fun when they had their "free sewing" time. They would go through the scrap box of fabric and pick out coordinating fabrics to make their little shoulder bags, blankets, doll clothes, etc. I loved their expressions when they would complete something they made and would run over to Sue and I to show us. One girl made an awesome patchwork tote bag with a liner in it. I told her she could be a purse designer if she wanted to. Their ages ranged from 8-14 and it reminded me of being that age and making things in camp. I remember showing it to my counselors and then bringing it home to show my parents and I still remember to this day everything I made.

I am looking forward to this week's class. They will be making "Creature Bean Bags".  Once they are done I will post pictures of those.

Have a great day!!


  1. Creative Bean Bags?! Are they like the bean bags from the 70's? That's cool!
    I love the hats, too!
    You are so talented. I cannot wait to see what the rest of the summer holds for you!
    xo, misha

  2. Hi Alisha~ you have been one busy bee.
    I am catching up on my followers blogs & finally made here to yours.
    I love it! Love the changes you made & your recent sewing projects. The hats are great, your dress turned out super cute too.
    Keep the goodies coming. I love seeing your progress. Congrats on being a sewing assistant teacher too! You are going to rock!
    Take care sweetie!

  3. Cute hats!!! My daughter wants to take the one in July where you make a dress for your American Girl doll :)

  4. Alisha,
    Thanks for joining my blog as a follower. I am "sew" glad to see others getting interested in sewing. I have checked out all your projects and you are doing a great job. I am certainly not a professional sew-er but have been sewing most my life. If I can help you with anything, please let me know. *** Would also like to send a little thank you to your husband for his military service and my freedom today and everyday ***

  5. Good for you learning something new!! My blogging friend, Amanda, is giving away a really nice Army album that she doesn't need and I thought of you. Go over to and let her know you would like it and I sent you. Scroll down her blog and you can see the picture.

  6. I took sewing classes when I was really young. Forgot everything. I'd like to start sewing again. Sounds like a lot of fun :)

  7. Forgo to mention, i sent you an email about that scrapbook. Hope it went through. Been having email issues.

  8. The hats are adorable. I really like the first one. And I would like to see the bean bags.


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