The Mood U 6-Week Beginner Sewing Course for Kids (ages 9-15) consists of six (6) consecutive weekly in-store classes designed to teach the fundamentals of sewing by creating a simple bag from start to finish!
Students will learn basic home-sewing machine operating skills, pattern layout, fabric cutting, sewing construction, and finishing techniques. This class is a perfect opportunity for children to realise their sewing dreams and enjoy the creative process.
The first sewing project is our popular Mood U Tote Bag. Each week we focus on a different stage of the project, and by the end of the 6-week session, students will have completed their own customized Mood U Tote Bag from start to finish. From this single project, students will have built a solid foundation of sewing skills and techniques to prepare for our intermediate sewing class for children where students learn the basics of garment construction.
Please note: To attend this Mood U 6-Week Course - Beginner Sewing for Kids, with FREE tuition, you will need to purchase the complete Mood U Sewing Kit; a well-rounded selection of quality sewing tools to get you started on your creative journey. You can purchase this kit in-store anytime during regular store hours up to the first day of your scheduled class for $145.00+tax.
All of the items in the Mood U Sewing Kit can be used for our Intermediate sewing class, as well as many of our workshops.
MOOD U SEWING KIT
Mood Vinyl Carrier Bag (Free with Purchase of Sewing Kit)
The Reader's Digest "New Complete Guide to Sewing" Book
Mood U Tote Bag Pattern
Mood Fabrics Apron
2 Spools Gutermann All-Purpose Thread (contrasting colors)
Sewing Machine Bobbins
Straight Pins (color ball pins)
18" x 2" Clear Plastic Ruler
Tailor's Chalk (blue & white)
Hand Sewing Needles (assorted pack)
Sharp or Universal Sewing Machine Needles Size 14 or 16
Fabrics required for your project will be discussed with your instructor during the first class in week 1 and will need to be purchased before class in week 2.
What is the age requirement for this class?
16+ for adult classes, and 9-15 for kids classes.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Mood Fabrics and Mood U are conveniently located close to many subway stations, all within a 5-10min walk.
A/C/E at 34th St
1/2/3 at 34th St
N/Q/R at 42nd St
7 at Hudson Yards/34th St
Street parking in Midtown Manhattan is not recommended. There are multiple parking stations nearby should you wish to drive.
Can I bring my own supplies from home?
All required supplies are included in the Mood U Sewing Kit. No outside supplies are permitted in class.
Can I still sign up if I have to miss one of the six classes?
Absolutely! The classes are structured to complete a part of your project week by week, however if you should miss a class the Mood U team will work with you to get back on track with your project.
We also offer 2 sessions of Open Sewing Lab every Wednesday, 3:30PM-5:00PM and 5:15PM-6:45PM should you need extra time. Tickets can be purchased in-store only.
Can I get a refund if I have to cancel?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Mood Fabrics has a no returns & no exchange policy on items purchased in store (eg: sewing kits, fabric and other supplies)
Do I have to bring my own sewing machine?
No, we provide each student with a sewing machine.
How do I know what level I should start at?
Beginner level classes are for students who have no previous experience.
Intermediate level classes are for students who have had some experience with simple projects and wish to take their skills to the next level.
All of our classes at every level are very social and a lot of students continue to return to keep learning but also to enjoy the social aspect. Parents are welcome to attend this class to assist their children also.
Can I switch classes?
We ask you to make sure the class time works with your weekly schedule. Currently the Kids classes only run once per week on Saturday mornings.
Is your question not answered here? Please contact Athene at firstname.lastname@example.org for anything else you wish to know about Mood U.