The g&g Stitch Academy - Tweens - Age 10-13 years

Do you have a crafty child who loves to use their imagination and make things. Well this half-termly after-school g&g stitch academy is the perfect place for them to get creative and learn how to use a range of textiles materials and tools (including the sewing machine), to make fun and exciting craft and accessories projects, designed especially for their age group.

In this weekly class, students will learn how to thread up the sewing machine, how to change the settings to sew a straight and a zigzag stitch, and then they will complete two projects that they will be proud to show off.

Sewing projects will develop and change so students can join us with no experience, or if they have already attended the g&g Stitch Academy before there will be plenty of new projects to inspire them! From a patchwork cushion covers, to mini bunting to decorate their bedroom, to pencil cases and other accessories, there will be no stopping them once they have learnt the basics.

Running Time
5.00pm - 6.00pm or 5.15pm - 6.15pm

About this workshop

This is a half-termly after-school craft club for tweens aged 10-13 years. There are 6 weekly sessions per course. Upon completion of this course, students will receive a Sewing Machine Driving Licence to show they have all the skills they need to sew accurately and safely, and congratulate them for the new sewing skills they have learnt. They will make 2 mini projects using the sewing machine.

Further Information

You will Learn

  • How to use textiles tools and equipment (scissors, needles, pins, marking chalk etc)
  • How to thread up a sewing machine and bobbin thread
  • How to use a sewing machine safely to sew a seam
  • How to turn neat corners on the sewing machine
  • How to do simple patchwork

For returning g&g Stitch Academy students they may develop their skills to learn:

  • How to insert a zip
  • How to do decorative embroidery stitches on the sewing machine
  • How to sew curves on the sewing machine

This class is suitable for children aged 10-13 years old who are either new to sewing or already have some basic experience.

  • All of the materials and components needed for each project (including a cushion pad for the cushion)
  • Use of the g&g templates for each project
  • Use of the sewing machines and machine thread

You will need your own basic sewing kit including scissors, pins, tape measure, needles and marking chalk. These will be available to purchase from the guthrie & ghani shop, in a handy zippy project bag. Please email for more information.

Helen Murray

Helen discovered her love of craft from a young age, always making and creating things as a child with her mom and sister. Her nan, a talented dressmaker, has been of huge inspiration to her over the years and sparked her interest in making garments.

Helen studied Fashion & Textiles Design at Leeds University, and here her passion for learning new skills and techniques developed. Previously a secondary school teacher of Design & Technology and Textiles, she loves nothing more than inspiring children to be creative, learn new skills and make things that they can be proud of. With over 14 years of teaching experience she has taught a wide range of ages and cannot wait to teach the future generation of sewists here at the g&g Stitch Academy.

Dates & Times

  • The g&g Stitch Academy - Tweens - Age 10-13 Years - Tuesdays Fully Booked
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  • The g&g Stitch Academy - Tweens - Age 10-13 Years - Thursdays £79
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