From: Melanie T
Date: 03-07-2006, 10:32 AM (1 of 2)
Does anyone have experience with any of the companies that sell "teaching sewing" materials and programs? I have been teaching lessons on and off for the past 3 years out of my home (between babies) but would like to find an easier way to have more than one student at a time.
I had a student bring me a packet of patterns last summer from http://www.kidscansew.com/ and I thought, hey, this would be an easy way to direct my students through the basics. It did seem a little out of date to me though, and the cost of picking up the program, $2000 seems a little steep. I ordered the preliscence packet yesterday just to see a little more about the program, but I really want some input from someone who has used the program on whether it works well enough to be worth the investment.
I am also interested in the
http://www.youcanmakeit.com program at around $500
and found this offer yesterday
What about http://www.sewingprose.com/ or http://www.sewing.org/educator/educator.html
Does anyone have experience with these programs or heard things about them? Do you know of a different program that has good results?
Any input, even as a student is valuable to me.
4 little sewing machine mechanics (6, 4, 2, Born June 14)
User: Melanie T
Member since: 09-21-2004
Total posts: 155
Date: 03-11-2006, 06:06 AM (2 of 2)
I have never used any of these programs or a professional study plan, but (as a part-time business owner) I would just be careful on which one you invest in (some are rather pricey as you pointed out earlier). If I were you, I would ask for an excerpt from each site with regards to training materials or a lesson plan. You want to ensure that they are using a professional format, and that their instructions are clear and easy to follow (professional photos vs.s drawings, check for typos, etc). You wouldn't want to invest a lot of money and then find out later it was too complicated of a lesson to keep your students interested in.
Sounds like a wonderful idea though. I have often thought of opening a school for sewing. Maybe one day when I retire. Please let me know how it all works out. I love to hear stories of success and people actually enjoying jobs that they love.
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