Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sewing Lessons

True Impact Beginning Sewing Lessons/ Dancing Needles Sewing Instruction and Design

Like Song and Dance, Sewing and Fashion Design is Art and a gift from God.
Sewing has slowly become a lost art. Home Economics is no longer heard in the public school system. Learning to sew reinforces math and reading skills as well as problem solving and creativity. Sewing is a skill that will last a lifetime.
Dancing Needles Sewing Instruction and Design uses the Kids Can Sew & Fashion Design program. This is a nationally acclaimed sewing curriculum for children, teens and adults. The program features illustrated patterns and instructions that use a building block approach to teaching sewing skills. Students are able to sew at their own pace, building their skills through four levels of sewing instructions. Each level takes approximately nine to twelve months to complete.
Classes are held for one hour each week and are limited to four students; one student per sewing machine.
Students will learn sewing safety and sewing machine operation, stitches and their uses, sewing tools, fabric types, and even how to press fabrics. The will also learn basic sewing skills such as how to read a pattern, fabric and pattern layout, cutting, and machine stitching. For the first sewing project students will construct a sewing bag to carry their supplies to class.
Parents, your child will be learning to sew….some seams may not be as straight as you would like, but he/she will be doing their best. Sewing takes time to perfect; your child’s sewing skills will improve over time. We are here to learn to sew and enjoy the experience. It will take approximately one month to complete a project.
Safety in the classroom: there is no running, or horseplay. We are surrounded by expensive equipment and there needs to be an element of respect. No pins in the mouth or walking around with scissors in your hands. The sewing machine is a fast paced piece of equipment, and if you are not careful and accident could happen. A pin the foot is not fun.
Classes last for one hour. Please be prompt when dropping off your child, not too early and not too late.
Absenteeism: Please notify your instructor if you are ill or unable to attend your sewing class. If a student is absent for two classes, your instructor will contact you. If the student misses three classes and you have not contacted us, the instructor will assume that you no longer wish to participate in sewing classes and the seat will be open for other students.
There are no make-up classes and no refunds. If a class is missed, the student will just pick up where they left off at the next sewing class.
True Impact Dance and Performing Arts has a web site at
True Impact is also on Facebook. Dancing Needles and Sewing Instruction and Design is on Facebook and at

Classes are available for children, teens and adults.
Children age 8 to 12 will use the Kids Can Sew Patterns and sewing instructions.
Teens and adults are given an option of purchasing the I Can Sew Patterns and Instruction book or purchasing a commercial pattern.
Cost: Registration Fee, $25.00
          Can Sew Pattern Book: $40.00
           Class instruction fee per month: $45.00

Sewing machines and sewing notions are provided. Students are responsible for purchasing patterns, fabrics, thread, elastic and trims.

Watch for Summer Sewing Camps to be announced.

For questions contact Miss Sheila @ 3047332310  or email @

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Why do I love to sew?

I love to sew because I love to create. I love the feeling of taking a flat piece of fabric and transforming it into a garment, a bag, pillow and yes even a quilt. I have been  sewing  since I was about five years old. At first I made clothing for my dolls and as I got older, around eight years old I started sewing clothing for myself.  I love fabric and have a major stash of it. When I enter my sewing room, I enter my own little world of design. I love  coming up with new ideas. I think my favorite thing to design and sew is formal wear. Bridal gowns, long flowing gowns and short cute sassy dresses. When I start a new project I am always anxious to see the end result. Yes the end result that is what I love most!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kids Can Sew

Yes, children can sew, teens can sew, and adults can sew.  Sewing is a skill that will last a lifetime. 

Hands-on activities like sewing, painting, drawing and knitting not only stimulates creativity, these activities actually help children develop patience, perseverance and problem-solving skills. 
Our sewing classes  reinforces math, science, and reading skills. 
Sewing is fun!
Check out Dancing Needles Sewing Instruction and Design on our Facebook page.