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Sewing Supplies Needed for Clothing Class

September 24, 2012

Donations of Sewing Supplies Needed for Clothing Class

September 24, 2012, Fort Dodge, IA-  Sewing is one of the oldest forms of textile art and creative expression. Approximately 50 Fort Dodge Senior High students are excited to be learning this new “old” skill in Clothing class this fall.

The class offers students the opportunity to learn and practice specific sewing skills. Once the skills are learned the students are able to choose their own project to complete. Currently, two girls in the class are using the skills they’ve learned to make their Homecoming dresses. 

Sewing helps students develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and visualization. It teaches process thinking and complements math skills such as measurement and geometry. It can also help teach life skills like patience, focus and problem solving. 

With so many skill developments possible through sewing, class instructor Vicki Gustafson wants to be sure the students have the opportunity to continue to learn new skills. The class is in need of materials to help them practice their sewing skills. Fabric, thread, zippers, and buttons are a few of the items the class especially needs.  

“We’re hoping there are sewing enthusiasts out there who have extra supplies laying around that they are not using and would be willing to donate to the school,” Gustafson said.  

Anyone having sewing supplies to doante may contact Gustafson at 515.955.1770, extension 58043 or at  


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