A little bit ago, one of my blogging buddies (Little Lizard King) posted something pretty cool. One of her friends (Karen) has taken her living and dining rooms and turned them into a sewing school for children! You can check out Little Lizard King's post about it here. You really should. The photo above is from her blog post, and you can see lots of other photos of this amazing studio space.
Little Lizard King told me that Karen is the breadwinner for her household. She teaches two 1-hour sewing classes per day, Monday through Thursday. She takes 8 children per class period. The children come once a week and pay $60 per month for the lessons. They bring their own fabrics, but Karen provides a workbook (for which the children pay a fee) that contains the patterns. She also does half-day workshops for children over the summer and breaks. And she's completely booked up all the time... Apparently demand for the classes is high!
Pretty cool, huh?! I love that she's getting kids into sewing and is earning a decent living doing so!
If you want to know more about her business, check out Karen's website, Just Sew You Know Sewing School (what a cute name!). I had a lot of fun perusing her website and checking out some of the projects the kids had done.
I think it would be really fun to teach a kids sewing camp in the summer. (Maybe next year. This year my summer is already full!) It would be a nice break from college teaching. But I'm not sure I can give up that much space in my house for it. This has given me some food for thought, however.
How about you? Give you any ideas for some fun stuff? If nothing else, the photos on Little Lizard King's blog could give you some great ideas for decorating a studio space!
I wish I could take a field trip to Georgia right now.....
Until next time,