I took on a new adventure this September. I decided to teach sewing classes for our local community college, Parkland College, and for the Urbana Adult Education program. I've taught private sewing lessons before, but not a group, so I had to think about how to go about it. I, myself, am a project based learner- learning through actually making something, not by listening to a lecture or reading a book. So, Shirley suggested that our Double Duty bag pattern would be a great project that would appeal to a wide variety of people, and could be used in many situations- knitting bag, diaper bag, beach bag, etc. Shirley has made over 50 of these bags herself, so I invited her to be my teaching assistant during class.
The students were amazing and very patient with us as we learned what worked and what didn't with our set-up. They did a fantastic job, and here are the pictures to prove it!
We had a lot of fun teaching and are planning on Sewing 102 in the very near future. If you are in the Champaign-Urbana area and would like more information, you can contact either the Parkland College Community Education or Urbana Adult Education programs for our next offerings!