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Handicrafts Made Simple: Hand Sewing
With Handicrafts Made Simple it’s easy to add handicrafts to your school schedule. The step-by-step demonstrations and accompanying booklet walk you and your children through interesting and useful projects in hand sewing. (Grades 1–12)
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Teach your children useful life skills with short and simple handicraft lessons!
Charlotte Mason intentionally included handicrafts in her school schedule. She believed that “another elemental relationship, which every child should be taught and encouraged to set up, is that of power over material. Every child makes sand castles, mud-pies, paper boats, and he or she should go on to work in clay, wood, brass, iron, leather, dress-stuffs, food-stuffs, furnishing-stuffs. He should be able to make with his hands and should take delight in making” (Vol. 3, p. 80).
Now it’s easy to add handicraft lessons to your curriculum with Handicrafts Made Simple. This video presents lessons in hand sewing and includes
- Step-by-step instructions with close-up details that will give you and your children confidence as you learn.
- Fun projects that your children will actually use.
- A 12-week suggested schedule with freedom to work at your own pace and accommodate all levels of expertise and skill.
- A complete list of easy-to-find, inexpensive supplies so you can get started right away. (See a list of materials used for each craft.)
- A handy booklet with tips for the lessons and ideas for bonus projects.
- Enjoyable lessons and projects for both boys and girls, older and younger.
- Simple-Hem Blanket
- Button Bag
- Whip-Stitch Pillow
- Drawstring Bag
- Four-Square Blanket
This sample from session two of Handicrafts Made Simple: Hand Sewing gives a good feel for the short lessons, detailed close-ups, and level of content in a middle lesson.
Here’s a list of materials needed for this Handicrafts Made Simple course:
- Hand-sewing needles
- Ironing board
- Eight cotton fabric fat quarters per person
- One 500-yard spool of all-purpose (or multi-use) thread
- One 9″ x 12″ rectangle of craft felt per person
- One 12-oz. bag of polyester stuffing
- One button in your choice of size and style
- Two yards of yarn or string
- Ribbons, lace, extra buttons (optional)
|Dimensions||7 × 5.25 × 0.56 in|
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 1, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3
Enrichment Studies, Volume 1
Check out these extra tips and ideas that correspond to the handicrafts in our Handicrafts Made Simple videos.
My children aged 16 down to 10 have all enjoyed using this great resource! Thank you.
We have been enjoying this study, ages 4, 7, and 10. The 4 year old needs some assistance, but I have been pleasantly surprised at how well she has done. The oldest, a boy, was hesitant at first but I found some nautical themed fabric that made him more enthusiastic. They have all enjoyed what they have made immensely. Looking forward to more of these studies. I am a proficient crafter but I lack structure. That is why I need these videos!
Anna Brown –
When my six year old daughter told me she wanted to learn hand sewing I was worried because I don’t know the first thing about it! I purchased this course and I’m glad I did. The instructor Rebekah explains every detail very well, though sometimes she speaks a little fast. We have now become decent hand-sewers and look forward to the crochet course.