We Love to Sew—Bedrooms Class Plan

by Annabel Wrigley

Bed Book Storage

Class Description
Who knew that making a place to stash your books would be so easy? This fun project will have you channeling your inner bookworm in no time!

This class is designed for children aged 8 years and up. The students should have a basic knowledge of the sewing machine and should feel comfortable sewing a straight line. This would also be a great beginner or "first" sewing machine project. Children will learn how to rule and cut their own fabric, make fabric choices, learn to pin fabric correctly and will be able to learn the correct way to use an iron. This is a perfect project to allow children to get creative with fabric choices. If your students are a little more advanced, consider introducing simple applique to personalize the pocket.

Class Length
This project would be great for a 1.5-hour class; this would include time for cutting their own fabric. Think about dedicating the first few minutes to choosing prints.

Class Supply List
Required text: We Love to Sew—Bedrooms by Annabel Wrigley

Sewing Machine
1 fat quarter of quilting fabric.
1/2 yard of decorator weight fabric.
Removable ink pen (like Pilot Frixion)
Basic sewing supplies.

Classroom Preparation
Each Student will need their own sewing machine and access to an ironing board.

Class Agenda
Follow the instructions on pages 161-165 to show you how to:

  1. Prepare you pieces
  2. Use pins correctly.
  3. Iron your piece to make it super neat.
  4. Sew with the edge of the presser foot on the edge of the fabric.
  5. Learn about the no-sew-zone.