Back when I was in middle school (like when dinosaurs roamed the earth, according to my kids), Home Ec was among the electives we could take in school, and I chose it as one of mine. In these modern days of STEAM, it seems kind of old-fashioned, but I actually really enjoyed the hands-on lessons of the class, especially a sewing project where I made my own pair of shorts. It was quite satisfying to make something myself that was useful — and, of course, cute to wear!
Kids may not have the same opportunities to learn sewing in school anymore, but they can develop their stitching skills with shops like Three Little Birds Sewing Co. Located in the Arts District of Hyattsville, MD, the sewing studio and fabric store offers a variety of classes and workshops for all ages along with a great selection of textiles for sale.
Several class options (and more) are available:
* Introductory to Sewing for ages 7 is a 1.5-hour class that lets them get hands on experience with the basics of machine sewing. They learn everything from how to turn on the machine to finishing a simple project.
* Mommy & Me Sewing Class is a 1.5-hour session for ages 5-12 and an adult. Together you’ll learn how to operate a sewing machine and make a standard pillowcase. If time allows, you can make a second matching one!
* Kids Sewing Series for ages 8-14 takes place over four 1.5-hour sessions and gives students the confidence and skills to learn to sew on their own. All skill levels are welcome — the three class projects are adjusted to each student.
* Adult classes teach everything from the basics of sewing and quilting to more specialized work like zippers and fancier totes and Christmas ornaments.
* Other offerings include studio time, birthday parties, and baby showers!
Want to learn more about Three Little Birds Sewing Co.? Visit the website or stop by the store — they’re located at 5132 Baltimore Ave, Studio B in Hyattsville, MD. But, first, enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a class!
Giveaway: For a chance to win a sewing class with Three Little Birds Sewing Co., simply leave a comment below telling me what item you or your child would love to learn how to sew. The winner will have the choice of one kids class for ages 8-13 or a Mommy & Me Class for ages 5-12. The prize must be redeemed within six months of the end date of this giveaway. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through December, 17, 2017, and the winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!
44 Responses to Giveaway! Enter to Win a Sewing Class with Three Little Birds Sewing Co.
We’d love to learn how to sew a simple dress.
My daughter would absolutely love to learn how to sew pillowcase!
My daughter would love to learn to sew a tote bag or purse.
My daughter would love to learn how to saw dresses for her little dolls.
My son learned some basic stitches at camp m and would like to learn how to sew stuffed animals. 😊
Interested in the kids sewing class, my 9 year old daughter would love to sew a dress, purse, pillow.
My daughter would love to learn to sew a mini pillowcase and sleeping sac for her dolls!
Thank you letting us know about classes, shops, events and sites around town! This place is very close to our home, but I’ve never heard of it. We would be interested in the Mommy and me class.
Thanks for letting us know about this place! It is very close to our home. We would be interested in the Mommy and me class.
I took home ec in high school too. This sounds so cool!
This looks amazing! I have a sewing machine, but I’m scared to use it. I think my son and daughter would love to take a class with me!
Hoping my 4-year-old son can participate. He keeps asking to use the sewing machine I’m still trying to learn how to use. A tote bag for his books & snacks or a pillow case for his new big boy bed(!).
My girls would love to learn to sew dolls clothes
I would love to learn how to make a pillow case with my six year old daughter. She has been wanting to learn how to sew and I would love to pass the tradition down to her the my beloved grandma taught me when I was her age.
My daughter would love to learn to sew a skirt!
I would love a Mommy and Me class. My daughter actually asked for a play sewing set for Christmas. I think she would love this.
My daughter would love to learn how to sew clothes for her dolls.
I think my daughter would love to make a bag.
My granddaughter would like to sew a tote bag!
She wants to sew a dress! Just asked me the other day.
A dress! With some sort of coordinated accessory for an American Girl
Doll. Or, vice versa. 😉
My daughter would love to sew a doll!
Sewing is such an important life skill. We would love to see our own tote bag.
I think my daughter would love to learn how to sew clothes or bags. She is 8 and is very creative and is interested in learning to sew!
My daughter would love to make her own stuffed animals (not that she needs MORE).
My kid would love to sew pajama pants. She’s been wanting to sew for four years. It’s great that we now know where to go!
My daughter would probably love to sew doll clothes
My daughter would love to learn how to sew a tote bag, pj pants, doll clothes, and more!
A basic dress.
My daughter wants to sew a purse.
My daughter thinks sewing is “magic”, so she’d be enchanted by learning to sew a thing herself.
My son would be interested in a Thomas and Friends themed sewing project, however, I’d like to learn to make one of those tote bags.
My 2nd grade daughter would love to sew a pillow for her bed using a butterfly pattern fabric as she loves butterflies and is referred to as the “butterfly expert” in her classes.
She’s also an avid reader and carries books with her wherever she goes and would like to sew a tote to carry her books in.
My daughter would love to sew a tote bag/purse or a pillowcase. 🙂
Clothing to dress up stuffed animals.
My son would love to learn how to sew- really anything. He asked for a sewing kit for the holidays and hopes to make his younger brother a stuffed animal. I like that he doesn’t think sewing is “for girls” and that he is so eager to learn!
My daughter and I would like to learn how to make a quilt!
My 9 year old son would love to learn to sew pajama pants or a cool belt. I think he would also love to make a tote bag for the library.
My son wants a Jedi cloak- because lightsaber battles.
My daughter would love to sew clothes for her dolls.