We had two community members come in to assist us, Emily Hansen and Diana Hilton. Diana has a 14-year-old daughter who sparked her interest in sewing. She was even kind enough to let us borrow her bag to use as an example. Emily started sewing when she was young because of her mother. She realized all of the ways that being able to sew would benefit her family. Not just being able to mend clothing, but to make fun costumes for her children. Diana and Emily were invaluable at our training. They were able to give much needed help and tips for all of the beginners, even assisting some staff in learning new techniques.
The five adults in attendance learned quickly and were able to finish their Halloween bag in the allotted amount of time. Although the project was simple, there was opportunity to learn the basics of sewing, from how to thread a sewing machine to the uses for different kinds of stitches.
The purpose of our adult mentor training’s are to encourage adults as well as teach them new and pertinent skills. Our hope is to have these adults become more involved in educating the children in our community about all things STEM.
We are preparing for upcoming mentor training’s and new sewing projects. Any and all project ideas are welcome! We appreciate all those who were able to attend and we hope to see you all again soon.