Curriculum Guide for Stitches & Pins
The following is a suggested curriculum outline for use with Stitches & Pins. Each session is geared for about 3 hours sewing for the beginning seamstress. You may choose to work a block of 3 hours, which I prefer, if your child is older and has a good attention span. Otherwise, you may want to break the time into three 1 hour segments. The completed course works out to 110 or more school hours. Resources can be found on our website: www.bunkhousesewing.com Sewing supplies and project kits are available at our website. If you plan to use these kits, plan to order them approximately 2 weeks in advance.

Session: Pages: Topic: To Do: Additional resources from web site:
2 Shopping Trip
  • Purchase sewing supplies (6-7)
  • Purchase fabrics and notions for first 2 projects
  • Preshrink and press fabrics
Puzzle: Sewing Supplies Crossword
3 19-20 Project # 1
  • Review Sewing Rules
  • Complete project #1 - Pillowcase
4 Reinforce project 1
  • Make Slip-on Garment Bag
Pattern: Website - Activities Button
5 21-22 Project # 2
  • Complete project #2 - bible or book cover
6 Shopping Trip
  • Purchase fabrics and notions for Projects 3 & 4
  • preshrink and press fabrics
Puzzle: Stitching Maze
7 & 8 23 - 25 Project # 3
  • Read through pattern layout and cutting.
  • Follow directions to complete project #3 - Tote Bag
  • This project will take 2 sessions if you put the pockets on
9 Reinforce project 3
  • Make Sewing Machine Cover
Pattern: Website - Activities Button
10 26 - 28 Project # 4
  • Complete project # 4 - Drawstring Laundry Bag
11 Reinforce project 4
  • Make Drawstring Purse
Pattern: Website - Activities Button
12 Shopping Trip
  • Read page 37 on selecting quilt fabrics
  • Purchase fabrics and notions for projects # 5 & 6
  • Preshrink and press fabrics
Puzzle: Sewing Terms Word Search
13 29,30-32 Project # 5
  • Read information on sewing quilts
  • Complete project # 5 - House potholder
14 & 15 34 - 37 Project # 6
  • Complete Doll Quilt. This project will take 2 sessions
16 Shopping Trip
  • Purchase fabrics and notions for projects 7, 8, 9
  • Preshrink and press fabrics
17 38, 39 - 40 Project # 7
  • Review and practice applying bias tape
  • Complete Hostess Apron project
18 41 Project # 8
  • Complete Bound Blanket
19 Reinforce Projects 7 & 8
  • Make Checkbook Case or Tri-Fold Wallet
Pattern: Website: Patterns Button
20 42-43 Project # 9
  • Complete Circle Potholder
21 Reinforce Project 9
  • Make Placemats
Pattern: Website: Activities Button
22 44 - 46 Curves
Sizes
  • Read, Duplicate pattern sheets and practice stitching curves on paper and then on fabric
  • Take measurements and determine pattern sizes and yardage's
23 Shopping Trip
  • Purchase fabrics and notions for Projects 10, 11, 12
  • Preshrink and press fabrics
Puzzle: Pattern Markings Scramble
24 47 - 49 Project # 10
  • Complete elastic waist skirt
25 51 - 53 Project # 11
  • Practice topstitching Complete Reversible Vest
26 54 - 57 Project # 12
  • Complete Matching Purse
27 Shopping Trip
  • Purchase fabrics and notions for Projects 13 & 14
  • Preshrink and press fabrics
Practice stitching �Swan Sheet�
Pattern: Website: Activities Button
28 58 - 60 Project # 13
  • Complete PJ Bottoms or Shorts
29 & 30 61 - 63, 64 - 66 Project # 14
  • Read through applying a facing
  • Complete Pajama Top or Nightshirt
31 -
  • Make Matching Outfits for your 18� Dolls.
Pattern: Website: Patterns Button

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