Hello! My name is Cris Wood, and I teach beginning machine sewing to children and adults. I work with absolute beginners and more experienced sewers. I offer weekend group classes in the Seattle area as well as private lessons by appointment. I aim to encourage creativity while developing a practical skill that will last a lifetime.
Machine sewing is a creative and tangible way to learn basic math skills and concepts of modeling and engineering such as aligning lines and shapes and turning 2D drawings into 3D objects. Like any creative project, sewing also gives us plenty of opportunity to practice patience, problem solving and the value of the "beautiful oops"!
Armed with a few basic sewing techniques, kids can create all kinds of projects - pillows, stuffies, tote bags, clothing and more are all within reach of a beginning kid sewer. Kids love to make clothes for their stuffies, too! While I always supply project ideas I know kids love, I encourage creativity! I love helping kids bring their own ideas into the world.
Having learned to sew on a machine at a very young age, I know the special kind of empowerment that comes from being able to use "grown up" tools like the sewing machine to create, practice and grow skills. In addition to group sewing classes and private lessons I am also currently employed by Little Hands Creations, teaching machine sewing after school everyday to grade school age children in the Seattle Public School District.