One of the activities Lauren had done during the March holiday was a sewing class organised by Sew Into It. I personally chose the class because I wanted to incorporate some conductive activities in the week long holiday. Activities that would challenge her mentally and keep her learning.. I know it is only one week but Lauren needs to be constantly engaged.
After attending the class with Lauren, I would strongly encourage mummies to bring their kids for a try. You will be amazed at the developmental benefits children could gain at learning to sew at this young age.
Sewing requires concentration and focus, problem solving skills, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. It challenges the left brain thinking and is a great way to express ones’ creativity and individuality.
Studies have shown that children who learn to sew gain many mental and physical developmental benefits. There are various tasks involved in sewing a simple project, such as following pattern instructions, fabric selection, color coordination, sizing and fitting. All these help stimulate creative thinking, promotes self-esteem and perseverance. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self confidence. And, the tactile nature of sewing helps strength a child’s hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Sewing also provides children an avenue to express their creativity. It is a productive way for kids to use personal time and create independent work.
I booked the Animal Softie Workshop for Lauren and myself. It was a 3 hours session with fabrics and designs selected beforehand. The class size was capped at 6 students who were managed by Amy, Karen and 2 assistants. Students were supervised closely by the attentive teachers on operating the sewing machine and the basic sewing techniques.
Lauren impressed me with her ability to operate the sewing machine on her own. (Karen was standing next to her watching her) It was her first time sewing anything. In fact she did way better than me.. *ashamed*
Amy and Karen also shared how to handsew the finishing of the softie at the end of the class. Lauren did prick her fingers a couple of times but she said “life goes on…”
So after 3 hours, our animal softies were completed!!! Obviously Lauren was a better handicrafter than Mummy (look at Mummy’s weird looking elephant…) I like to defend myself by saying maybe left handers take more effort in any handicraft… That is my personal excuse. :p
Sew Into It has many workshops for adults and children. You can visit their website here to find out more about their workshop schedule.
Sew Into It is located at
Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Road #02-32 S(080333)
Contact no: +65 87779924