Simple Thimbles’ afterschool program consists of 4 separate levels. The students start with Level 1 and move their way up. Each level runs for 6 weeks with a one 1hr 15min class per week. The students build upon the skills learned from each subsequent level. Overall the program provides over 20 unique projects, typically completing one project per class. We have created the curriculum to where several projects include a take home instruction sheet for home use. In our afterschool program we provide all tools and materials so the students come as they are. If you are a teacher or school and you have interest in incorporating our program at your facilities, please contact us to discuss further.
The seasons’ celebrations bring out our giving as well as creative sides. We look to make things for ourselves and for others. Simple Thimbles can offer seasonal workshops for any occasion: Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and many more. As always, we bring the machines and tools to you at your choice of location, unless we have reserved a space at a local activity/community center. No sewing experience necessary. If you would like to see a seasonal workshop in your community or you would like to host a private workshop, contact us to discuss.
Simple Thimbles sewing camps provide unique skill-building projects designed specifically for children in mind. We offer several beginner camps so no sewing experience necessary. We teach our kids to sew while also having fun in a supportive group setting. As always, we bring all the tools and materials to you. As camps become available we will have the details: dates, times, ages, etc. posted for your review and registration. If you would like to see us in your community contact us to discuss.
Policies & Payments
Camp fees are due at the time of booking. All payments at registration are non-refundable, however if more than two weeks’ notice is given it will be saved as a credit to be used within 6 months.
Let’s celebrate with you! Let Simple Thimbles offer a unique twist to your child’s birthday party by having the party goers make their own party souvenirs. As always, we provide all machines, tools, and supplies and the set-up for sewing stations at your party location. No sewing experience necessary. $300 includes birthday child and up to 5 guests and 2 hours of creative fun.
Choose your theme:
*Pillow Party – make a pillowcase and matching sleep mask
*Let’s Cook Party – make an apron and matching bandana
*Twirly Skirt Party – make a twirly skirt with matching hair scrunchie
Call us to discuss so that we can plan a one-of-a-kind party for your child.
Policies & Payments
$50 deposit is due at the time of booking. Payment in full is due 3 days prior to party date. All payments are non-refundable, unless a two week notice is given prior to cancellation.
It’s never too late to learn to sew!
Our adult classes are tailored to beginners. Don’t be embarrassed if you cannot use a sewing machine, sew a button, or thread a needle. Come learn this lost art and the skills needed to last a lifetime. We can teach you! As classes become available we will have the details: dates, times, location, etc. posted for your review and registration. If you would like to see us in your community contact us to discuss.
– Classes are 2 hours in length and meet once per week for a 6 week session.
– Sewing machines and tools will be provided.
– A supply list will be emailed out after the first day of class.
Expect to walk away with the knowledge of:
-A brief overview of basic sewing tools and how they are used and terminology.
-A demonstration of how to use a sewing machine, as well as threading the machine and winding the bobbin.
-Learn the purpose of the different basic stitches such as straight stitch, zig-zag stitch, basting stitch and topstitch.
-Learn the importance of one way prints and two way prints
-How to select fabrics that are right for your project and how to pay attention to the weight and the direction of fabric print as you put your project together.
-Describe the grain line and selvedge edge, crosswise grain, lengthwise grain and bias cut of fabric.
-How and when to use a different seam allowance.
-Explain different fabric weights require different needles and thread.
-How to select a pattern; read the back of the pattern envelope; review the how-to’s and use the pattern instructions and terminology enclosed; demonstrate the importance of and how to transfer pattern markings; understand the process of laying out a pattern, correct pinning before cutting the fabric and understand the preparation of fabric before use.
Policies & Payments
Class fees are due at the time of booking. All payments at registration are non-refundable, however if more than two weeks’ notice is given it will be saved as a credit to be used within 6 months.
Need Lessons for your Event, Community, or School?
Simple Thimbles offers classes to the general public which you can View Here. If you’re interested in having a private session or ongoing lessons for your event, community, or school, please contact us today.