Preparing to Sew
The pieces of material were measured and cut to the correct size. Ms. Heim let the class choose which color and pattern they wanted for their masks. When asked about his favorite part of Fashion and Textiles, Austin Pacheco (11) said, "I like learning about different fashion designs and where they originated from."
Grace Wereley-Bross (9) is flying through sewing her mask. She chose to sew a blue mask for the project. "I first started sewing as part of a school project in fourth grade, shoutout to Mrs. Fernandez! I got into embroidery and cross-stitch in junior high, and I used the extra time at home over the summer to try new techniques. I decided to take Fashion and Textiles because I thought it would be fun to learn more about the design process and get some more experience using a sewing machine. Unfortunately, that last part didn't pan out, but it has still been a fun experience. I especially enjoyed the wet felting, " said Wereley-Bross.
Hannah Russel (12) learns the important skill of how to sew a mask during a pandemic. She folded her material so that she was ready to sew the seams. "It's important to learn how to make masks because they are very useful right now," said Russell.
Gabby Trent (11) starts off her mask with using the back stitch. Ms. Heim taught the class various different types of stitches. When asked about her favorite stitch, Trent said, "Definitely the blanket stitch because it looks cool and is easy to do."
Gemma Yeomans (9) works on her hand stitching. Another student, Sofie Alge (11), was part of Fashion and Textiles but she switched to online learning. "It's a strange class to have to work at home for. But, Ms. Heim has thankfully made it really easy and organized for online students. It makes me enjoy working on my mask and sewing at home each day."