By: Maisie Stout
This is the first year ever of the Sewing Club. Foreign Language teacher Samara Woods was excited to start a club that included her favorite hobby, sewing. She acquired a few older sewing machines from FACS teacher Susan Daugherty and purchased fabrics and other supplies to get it started. With the help of science teacher Jo Anna McKown and 10 faithful students, the sewing club is going strong.
“Students can come in and work on projects at lunch; a few girls have been doing that,” said Woods. “We might arrange time to work on Christmas stockings after school. Other than that we meet on scheduled club days.”
To join the club, you do not have to have any prior knowledge of sewing. The goal of the club is to teach students the basics of sewing and allow them to work on projects.
Among the sewing club members is senior Katie Hudson. Hudson stated that before she joined she did not know that much about sewing, but that she was excited to learn how.
“It’s really fun just sewing with your friends,” Hudson said.
For Halloween, the sewing club worked on making Halloween themed table runners as one of their projects. They started to work on stockings in early November so that they would have them done in time for Christmas. According to senior Fayth Lanham, the stockings are average size and made out of fun Christmas materials. The members make the stockings for themselves but they can also be used as gifts.
“I can use sewing to make cute baby clothes. I can also make stuff all my life that I learned in sewing,” Lanham said.
Sewing is a unique craft that teaches students patience and creativity. The Sewing Club is a great place to go to have fun with your friends and learn important life skills.