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Sew It! Workshop
the POP UP sewing studio

Sew It! @ The Library or Museum

A Fun, Hands-On Experience
for Your Tween/Teen Patrons

teaching sewing machine

Ellen Lumpkin Brown is a sewing educator who will guide your patrons through a process of creating with the original power tool, the sewing machine.
"Thank you for such an AWESOME Workshop! You broke everything down so students could learn not just do. I could tell they were so proud to take home such a useful, substantial project!" Jaime O'Donnell Youth Services Librarian, Fairfield Free Public Library

With expert knowledge and a warm, effortless style, Ellen shows how to build a project from start to finish.  All, in a step-by-step fashion. Patrons leave the workshop with a unique, sturdy project and new skills. 
"I got such great feedback from parents, youths, and staff!!"  Stephanie Nesmith, Head of Youth Services, Hillside Public Library

drawstring backpack

Ellen brinsewing machine tablegs everything needed to complete a project in a 2-hour workshop. Everything!  Sewing machines, scissors, thread, nametags, powerstrips, fabric...everything! Workshops can accommodate up to 8 patrons, or if the library or museum can provide a volunteer assistant (no sewing knowledge needed), the workshop can be increased to 12 patrons.

"Parents came back to tell us how proud their child was of their accomplishment.  We were delighted that you could really teach kids how to use a sewing machine in under 2 hours.  They came away with real knowledge and useful life skills. The kids have been using their bags all week."
  Jane Folger, Head of Youth Services, Maplewood Public Library

Click on either the appropriate link to have a look at the projects your patrons can stitch.  If you would like a specially designed project, just mention in the comments on the form below.  We love to design projects that will meet your needs (there is a small additional fee for this service).

It's sadults sewinguper easy to make a booking for your workshop.  Simply fill in the form below  with your desired dates and number of students.  You will receive an email response within 24 hours.  A Pop Up Sewing Workshop can be set up in a community room or in the library itself!  All that's needed is space, tables, chairs and electricity!

"My twins had such a great time in this workshop! They could not believe what they made!" Alice, mother of students
 There is a discount for multiple workshops booked on the same day.

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