ExtraEd | Sewing


Follow the thread.

Hand stitching. Our budding fashion designers start with the basics: a needle and thread. They build hand-eye coordination, concentration, and fine-motor skills--one stitch at a time.

Work with patterns. Choosing a project from design patterns of shirts, skirts, stuffed animals and more, students learn the basics of working with patterns, understanding their notation, and using order of operations.

Add some flair. Our instructors demonstrate embroidery, creative fabric uses, and pattern modification all as ways for students to customize their projects and give them a personal touch.

No experience necessary.

We tailor student projects to an appropriately complex pattern selection. There's room for everyone in this program, from complete newbies to seasoned stitchers.

Lessons cover all the skills needed to complete each student’s project. They include:

  • Hand stitching: running stitch, whip stitch, back stitch
  • Learning about fabrics: knits, weaves, velvets, fun furs and more
  • Working from patterns
  • Working with measurements
  • Finishing skills: Hidden knots, hemline stitching, embroidery, buttons
  • Pattern drafting

All materials provided.

Our Clubs are run as extracurricular programming in schools across the Greater Toronto Area. With exciting subjects, engaging instructors, and hands-on activities, this program offers educational experiences beyond the school curriculum.  Learn more>

This program (delivered in-school, during class time) has been designed to supplement and extend Ontario school curriculum. Our experiential mode of instruction brings unique activities into any classroom, resulting in meaningful and memorable learning outcomes. Learn more>

Grade 1 to grade 8.
Available in English and French.