An anonymous author once penned, “Sewing mends the soul.” It also can do many other things. Almost a lost art, sewing is still a great skill for anyone to learn, men and women alike. Lose a button, split a seam? Threading a needle and a few stitches later the item is as good as new, well, almost! Learning to sew is an asset when repairing clothing or just having fun creating crafted items for holidays and gifts.

Mrs. Rosier, a veteran biology teacher at STHS, has a Rebel Recon Sewing 101 class and they have just completed their first major sewing project of the semester.  This class consists of students who have little or no knowledge of sewing but a desire to learn the basics.  The first step is basic hand sewing.  Students were taught how to complete a running stitch, a basic ladder stitch, and how to sew on a button using needle and thread.  Using these basic hand stitching techniques, the first project the girls constructed on their own was a pincushion.  (Shown in picture)

After they had mastered the basics, they were taught how to sew straight lines and complete a basic hem on a sewing machine.  Their first major project was to create a “Tree Pillow” combining the different stitches and techniques they had learned.  These pillows have a tree with leaves made of buttons sewn on the front.

The Sewing 101 class is grateful to those who have donated sewing machines and fabric to allow them to complete these projects!  This class is always in need of some supplies such as buttons, thread, or fabric.  If you would like to make a donation of materials or money for the purchase of these materials, you may contact the high school at 803-275-1768 or through Mrs. Jill Rosier.

 

 

Students at STHS show off their sewing skills in a pincushion and a tree pillow.  Back row, left to right: Talia Robinson, Haley Reynolds, Zaika Jones, Shyteria Johnson. Front row, left to right: Za Nija Weaver, Makalia Weaver and Ashley Mims.

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