- Levels Taught:
Because I've worked with children and created lesson plans I know exactly how to teach with clarity and work according to the needs of my students.
* At this point, I will be only taking on students in the introductory/ beginner level of sewing ages 6-12.
Lesson Plan for All students:
Lesson 1) Introduction: myself, students, expectations,
- Machine parts and definitions / Threading machine
- Fabric Types
- Needle types
•Homework practice threading machine and knowing which needles will go with what fabric
Lesson 2) Handsewing
- Handsewing needles
* Hand sewing execution techniques
Lesson 3) Rehash: parts of a machine, fabrics,needles
- Learning terms
- Threading the machine
- Using measuring tape/ Take individual measurements for the project
- Practice sewing making: straight lines, pivots, backtacking and curved lines
• Homework: -Trace the objects created by me using machine
Lesson 4) Embellishments ☺ using repurposed items, trim, notions and paint
• Homework: -Finish the rehab project
Lesson 5) Seams
Lesson 6) Zippers
Lesson 7) Buttons holes
Lesson 8) Hems
Lesson 9) Finishes/ Interfacing
Lesson 10) Pattern (reading, cutting, and transfers)
Lesson 11) Project phase 1 ( subject to student's intrest)
Lesson 12) Project Phase 2
Lesson 13) Completion
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6 to 12
- Teaching since:
My name is Adenike, you can call me Adé. I'm a trained fashion stylist and designer with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design from the University of Rhode Island.
I have taught sewing and design, to people of all ages, genders, and abilities throughout my professional career. It began in 2002 when I decided to work with the Americorps, Teach America program. There I created and executed a lesson plan that taught students how to sketch, render, sew, read patterns and adjusts garments for personal to suit their personal needs. The program incorporated science, math, and history so that they had a practical and anthropological approach to fashion design. It was great, and I discovered that one of my other joys in life is teaching.
Most recently, I've worked with Hobby Quest, where I teach children in an after-school setting. Hobby Quest requires an extensive background check because of that fact that work is done with students on school grounds. I can supply references that will attest to my professionalism and easy going nature.
***For both sewing and styling lessons, it's recommended that you schedule for a minimum of 60 minutes to get the most out of your session.
*** If interested in group sewing lessons, please see below.
-Maximum students: 15
-Minimum students: 7
- Class length: 1.5hrs
-Cost per student: $20 (please choose the $20 option when booking and repeat for each student)
(Discounts will be provided those booking a package of 6 or more group classes )
Mastered detailed handsewing, pressing, and construction techniques while making a lined blazer.
Adenike was well-prepared and very flexible to the situation and all my questions. She adopted my goal as her own and did everything possible to get us there--which she did! I look forward to our next lesson.