Sewing in the Upper Unit

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Students in the Upper Unit spent the month of October working on their sewing skills.

First they learned a whipstitch, often used to sew patches onto clothes. The students worked with sheets of denim as well as denim patches to simulate mending a pair of jeans.

Next the class got dressed up when we practiced sewing buttons onto dress shirts. Using squares of Oxford cloth, the Upper Unit students were challenged to sew a button onto the fabric. Many students enjoyed this work and made some button art to share with the classroom.

Students really enjoyed learning how to take care of their own clothes and the increased sense of self-sufficiency it provided. So (sew?), if you need some mending done at home, perhaps you could ask your child for help!

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