Mini Grant Project: Sew Creative Kids Club
Every Monday at 8 a.m., the library at Hunters Creek Elementary is filled with the hum of sewing machines and conversations about fabric choice.
This is due to a group of fifth-grade students at Hunters Creek learning a valuable skill set thanks to librarian Meredith Kemper, who received grant funding from the Spring Branch ISD J. Landon Short Mini Grant for Educators program.
With the Mini Grant, Kemper has acquired two sewing machines, fabric and tools to start the Sew Creative Kids Club. This club consists of ten fifth-grade students who have signed up to meet once a week to learn the basics of sewing.
“They are learning how to sew using a machine, how to choose fabric, how to measure and cut fabric, how to thread the machine and a bobbin and more,” shared Kemper.
Practicing sewing allows students to combine critical thinking and creativity through hands-on activities.
Club members recently finished making a stitch-sampler that helps them understand different stitching patterns and how to use the sewing machines. Currently, the club is working on making their own pin cushion that they can use throughout the remainder of the year as they progress through more advanced projects.
We’re on pins and needles waiting to see what projects the Sew Creative Kids Club stitches up next!
The Sew Creative Kids Club was made possible thanks to generous funding from CITGO to the SBISD J. Landon Short Mini Grants for Educators program. The program is funded and sponsored by community partners and individuals. All sponsors are invited to participate in judging the grants and surprising winning teachers!
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