If you are considering adding some life skills to your homeschool learning line-up but you are not quite sure where to start, why not start with sewing or mending. Once you know how to teach sewing in your homeschool, you will be loving all the practical life skills you can actually teach your kids from homeschool.
Have you ever thought I would like my kids to know some more old-fashioned, vintage or maybe even skills that seem out-of-date? Well jump on the bandwagon.
Sure I believe kids need strong reading, writing and math skills, but I also believe just as strongly kids need to learn living skills. I call them ‘Lost Skills’ and I think we need to bring them back into our education as well as society.
How do I teach my child to sew?
So maybe you are thinking sure I would like my kids to know things like how to sew or mend, but I don’t even know how to do that. How can I teach what I do not know?
Luckily for you, there is a world of resources out there. No matter what your skills, knowledge or sewing level is there are still ways to give your kids sewing knowledge.
Heck, maybe you can even learn along with your kids.
When one teaches, two learn.Robert A. Heinlein
Homeschool Sewing curriculum
Homeschooling can be expensive, I know. You, not the government are paying for curriculum, books, learning materials, resources, field trips, extracurricular activities lunches and so on. So making money stretch is important.
Is sewing yet another thing you need to buy a curriculum for? Well, of course, that is always an option. For basic, beginners and advanced sewing Udemy and Great Courses Plus, both have great paid options. But if you want to save money on that part trust me you most certainly can!
You don’t NEED a curriculum to teach sewing, thank goodness right?
How to teach sewing in your homeschool
Sewing like anything has so many aspects and just like all other subjects in school could easily be learned and advanced through. A great place to start is Hand Sewing for Beginners. This route you don’t need any fancy sewing machine and there are many projects and lessons your homeschoolers could learn at this step.
Hand sewing projects for kids:
- sew on buttons
- stitch up a small pillow
- sew a tic-tac-toe board
- mending clothing
- create hand-sewn wall art
Maybe you are ready to go to the next step. Maybe you want to start sewing on a machine. Great, you can do so much creative stuff here that your kids are sure to both learn from and
If you are ready to take your homeschool learning to the machine then this FREE online class to learn how to sew on a machine just might be your perfect (and free answer).
Learning to sew on a machine can be a fun and great learning experience your your kids. With a little caution and understanding of how the machine works, and how to stay safe, your childs creative side can flourish,
Sewing machine projects for kids:
- sew a pillowcase
- create a fun sewing wall art
- sewing a stuffed animal
- throw pillow
- make a simple hair scrunchie
- Christmas stockings
If you like the idea of adding a little more hands-on practical life or old fashioned skills. You are not crazy or alone. Many families are wanting to bring back the generation of kids with more know-how. Life skills may be deemed old-fashioned but that doesn’t make them any less useful or necessary today.
No matter your motivation, knowing how to teach sewing in your homeschool, is not nearly as hard as you might think. Even if you have no prior sewing knowledge you can still teach your kids the hands-on skill of sewing. Sewing can teach your kid so much not to mention open up a world of creativity. Sewing be it for mending, creating, crafting is such a great addition to any homeschool learning line-up ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 5 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.