Kids Sewing 101
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Kids Sewing 101

A sewing course for children ages 6-14
4.2 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
40 students enrolled
Created by Margaret Smith
Last updated 6/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know how to use a sewing machine safely
  • Use an iron safely
  • Identify the parts of a sewing machine
  • Thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin correctly
  • Complete several sewing projects
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  • No prior sewing experience is necessary.
  • Student will need a sewing machine, iron, fabric, pins and scissors
  • Student will need basic sewing supplies

Has your child always wanted to learn to sew? Not quite sure how to get started? Have no fear, I've got you covered! 

By the end of the course your child will be sewing with confidence!

This online summer camp includes videos and printable instructions that will walk your child through everything they need to know to complete each project safely and sew with ease and confidence. 


It's ideal for kids between 8 years and 14 years old who would like to learn to sew and stitch and/or who already have an established desire for sewing, design and crafts.


Finally, classes scheduled when it is convenient for you! You can log in anytime, day or night. Your child will have lifetime access to the course including updates as the are added!


  1. How to Safely operate a sewing machine
  2. How to cut fabric
  3. How to be creative and select their own fabrics & trims for their projects
  4. How to sew 3 different basic stitches on a sewing machine
  5. How to use an Iron safely
  6. And much more!

Complete 2 projects from start to finish

1. A bookmark

2. A pillowcase with a contrasting band.

This course follows the same format that I have used to teach hundreds of children how to sew in my studio, fabric stores and schools for over 15 years so I know it works!

The classes are self-paced, so students are encouraged to be creative and work at their own pace.

Who is the target audience?
  • Kids ages 6-16 that want to learn how to sew or improve their skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Welcome to Kids Sewing 101
2 Lectures 03:35
Setup and Safety
6 Lectures 11:26
Setting Up Your Work Area

Sewing Supply Safety

How to use an iron safely

How to use a seam ripper safely
Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine
3 Lectures 12:33
10 Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Parts of the sewing machine advanced

Parts of the Sewing Machine Printable
Learning Control
2 Lectures 06:50
Controlling your speed and guiding fabric without a needle

Controlling your speed and guiding fabric with a needle
Sewing In A Straight Line: Making A Pillowcase
5 Lectures 17:43

Sewing the main body

Sewing the band

How to Make a bobbin and thread the machine

Attaching the band
Changing Your Stitches: Sewing A Bookmark
6 Lectures 11:26
Bookmark Supplies

Bookmark pattern

Cutting Out Your Bookmark

Cutting the ribbon

Sewing the ribbon

About the Instructor
Margaret Smith
4.7 Average rating
63 Reviews
475 Students
4 Courses
Sewing Instructor

Hi, I'm Margaret Smith, I live in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am addicted to sewing! Actually I am addicted DIY projects, crafting and sewing but spending the day sewing is primarily my fix!

I grew up with a a mom that was a professional tailor and encouraged me to be creative. I can't remember a time when she sat down and officially taught me to sew. It really was just part of what we did routinely. I can remember being very young and sitting on her lap while she sewed. She taught me early to pull out the pins before she came to them. Remember, we never sew over pins!

I had a scrap basket of fabric I could play in and I was taught which scissors were for fabric and which were for paper and patterns. At some point, I don't remember how old I was, I was allowed to use her machines on my own with permission.

Fast-forward about 20 some years and I was a young mom wanting to sew for my kids. That's when I got my first machine that was all mine! That machine was quickly joined by a serger. I wanted to make sure my creations looked professional so I began taking classes, reading books and asking my mom and other professionals for guidance.

I began teaching others to sew, including my children, and then in 2005 I opened my own business selling the items I was making.

About Let's Learn To Sew
  • Promote sewing and other needle crafts by providing instruction, inspiration and encouragement.
  • Celebrate the work of talented quilters, sewists, writers and designers.
  • Connect the historical foundations of quilting, sewing and needle crafts to current trends.
  • Demonstrate ways to use new products, including fabric, patterns, books and tools.