Step #8 - Pull Together Sewing Supplies
Hey there, we are now on step number eight and that is to pull together some sewing supplies.
These are going to be materials, elastic buttons, roses, anything that your students will be using to create the projects that you've chosen for them.
This isn't always something that I have ready for students, but if you're doing a first time class, I found that it's better to kind of do that little bit of extra work.
And make your sewing students happier because you've done the work for them.
You can't always expect your parents to just go out and buy everything for a class they are sampling. In the future when they sign up for another class, you can actually give them a materials list that shows them what they need for that whole course and they can buy the supplies themselves.
For this first class, if you want to make it super easy on them, then you want to just kind of gather some things together.
Maybe you can pull these from your supply. Maybe you have some extra flat quarters and you're making some kind of simple project that doesn't take a lot. I like to do hair bows or bow ties for the boys. It's a really simple quick project that only takes a little fabric.
In fact, you can get three bows out of a flat quarter. At Walmart, I buy a flat quarter for $1 or $2 and if you have three students there it is.
If you need to add a few pieces to that, like maybe a barrette or a little ribbon, then that's going to add a little bit more. But, you can get out of the store for about $10 and have the supplies that you need for multiple different students.
Think you'll have a lot of students in your first class and you want something even simpler (and cheaper).
My favorite project is this little hand sewn project. It's just a stretchy piece of elastic with a flower and it's actually hand-sewn altogether with a crystal button.
These are really great when I'm doing large classes, with 20 kids or Girl Scouts. The cost is really low for each one. Maybe around 25 cents for the project. So this is something that you want to think about as you continue with your sewing projects.
You want to make sure that the cost is wrapped into everything.
Hopefully you've chosen a first project that's simple and cost effective for you. And if you find that it's not, then you can always alter it the next time.
Now it's your turn to pull together some of those sewing supplies that your students might need for your upcoming class.
All right, that's it. Bye. Bye.