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Sew It! Workshop
the POP UP sewing studio

Sew It! @ The Library or Museum

A Fun, Virtual Experience
for Your Tween/Teen Patrons 

 OR for Summer 2020 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 OR for the Summer of 2020 - a simple needle and thread!
"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

For the Summer 2020, Ellen is offering fun, skill-building 1 hour workshops on Zoom and other online platforms.  In these workshops, Ellen shows young patrons how to stitch cool projects with simple supplies and materials that can be found around the house!  Libraries can reserve up to 25 spaces.

"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 (check out the Summer 2020 Virtual Projects and Workshop Schedule in the link above) and number of students.  You will receive an email response within 24 hours.  Once we return to on-site programming, remember that 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 invoice or for multiple libraries in the same workshop.

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