Have you ever taken kids to a fabric store? Or see their eyes light up when they spot their favorite colored fabric? Put a sewing machine in front of child and witness sheer excitement and awe.
Kids really do love to sew.
As adults, we forget that their minds are full of imagination and wonder for the world around them. And that definitely includes the sewing world: cool-looking machines, an array of rainbow thread display, human-like dress forms, and best of all, rows and rows of beautiful fabric!
Here are a few reasons why sewing is beneficial for both boys and girls:
- It ignites their imagination & creativity at a young age, developing creative problem-solving skills
- Gives them a sense of independence, knowing they started & finished projects on their own
- It's a relaxing hobby. With school, sports & other youth activities, sewing gives them a chance to slow down & reflect
- And my personal favorite: sewing bonds the entire family! A family that sews together (you guessed it), stays together
In Wichita, grab the latest CityArts catalog in your local Dillons and other favorite local spots. Or visit the website at www.WichitaArts.com for kids sewing-related classes (handbag design is a favorite!), mixed-media art classes, or enroll yourself in an adult class or workshop.
There's still time to enroll! Sewing 101 (ages 6 to 16) starts Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1pm-3pm. The new Spring session also begins the week of March 25th.
Please call 316-350-3245 for registration.
CityArts is Wichita's premiere art education destination for the entire family. There's something for everyone!