Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sewing is Fundamental Beginning Sewing Class 2017

Beginning Sewing Class for Teens and Adults Information and Download Page 

If you live anywhere in the San Diego East County and want to learn all the aspects of sewing at home, this class is for YOU!!!

Whether you are looking to learn to sew on a personal basis for yourself or for a business, my Beginning Sewing Class is for you. You can be assured that when you finish this class you will know all basic aspects of beginning sewing that will start you on your way to experiencing hours of sewing fun along with reaping all the FAB bennies of creating your own personalized fashion style adventures! 

In this class, some items will be supplied by myself during class each week as needed, (thank you Dritz and others!). When attending your first class session, you will only need to supply yourself with pens, pencils, notebook paper and a wide (three inches or more) notebook paper sized three ring binder. Each week your three ring binder will be filled with a unit or units that will comprise your forever sewing guide book as well as any notes you take which you will need to perform years of sewing enjoyment and savings. This is an intense class so be prepared to do a bit of homework as well. 

Beginning October 2, 2017 I will be teaching a 3 hour weekly Adult (Mondays 6 PM - 9PM and Teen (Fridays 6 PM - 9PM) Sewing Class out of my home here in Descanso.

I taught a Teen Sewing Class of both boys and girls here back in the late 90's. As well, I taught all facets of sewing for the Community College District Adult Division, at San Diego Unified School District in the early 90's and taught a Summer School Beginning Sewing Class at La Jolla High. It is a 9 Unit (or chapter) instruction course written by myself back in the day covering all curriculum aspects of Beginning Sewing. I still have several machines and would hold the instruction in my homeschool room as in days gone by. 

I have been teaching in both the private and public sectors since the 60's, as well owned & operated my own Pre-K program back in the 80's. I have homeschooled my own children & now my grandchildren. 

So parent's and adults, what say you? Are there any teens out there that would like to learn how to sew and design their own wardrobes or sew other items such as bags, fabric dolls, household deco and storage accessories, etc?

If your answer is YES I am READY and EXCITED to experience a Beginning Sewing Class packed full of knowledge and sewing adventures, download the following class info form and follow the directions therein. Right click on the link below and save it to your computer files, then print out:  

As well, if you are enrolling your child in the teen class the following forms must be downloaded and filled out. These forms must be submitted to me either before classes start or on the first class day. No youth younger than 18 will be admitted to class without these forms. 

Right click on the links below and save them to your computer files, then print out:  

Next follow the directions on the enrollment forms and get ready to begin your adventures in sewing and personal fashion styling.  

I am looking forward to an exciting and adventurous year with you and I hope you are as well!!

See you in class!!!

C.S. Calkins

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Uncle Sam Roundup & FREEBIE!

We hope you have enjoyed our Uncle Sam Patriotic posts thus far! Having AKGVH take you on a stroll through America's vintage past bringing you LOADS of activity fun & FREEBIES ought to add an abundance of activity fun the July 4th! 

If you missed our first  Uncle Sam posts, DIG the quick links:

The Life and Character of Uncle Sam & FREEBIE! 

Uncle Sam We Am Yankee Doodle Do or Die & FREEBIES!

After all that Uncle Sam activity fun, leave us not forget to trip on over to our FAV Uncle Sam web posts for MORE Uncle Sam activity fun & FREEBIES:

Uncle Sam Crafts:

Uncle Sam Stand Up:

Uncle Sam Paper Bag Puppet:


DLTK has an Uncle Sam Windsock craft your babes can make: 

DLTK has an Uncle Sam Doorknob Hanger as well:

Uncle Sam Doorknob Hanger 

Your older babes will DIG making this Uncle Sam TP roll:

And DIG this Uncle Sam Goodie Box:

Uncle Sam Hat Craft from Nick Jr.: 

Nick Jr. Uncle Sam Hat

Activity Village has 3 Uncle Sam crafts to make:

Make this Patriotic Uncle Sam Sparkler holder:

Uncle Sam's Hat 3D Print Model for teens to make:

More Uncle Sam 3D Printable Models to make:

Vintage Uncle Sam Figure for Teens & Adults:


Here is a delightful Uncle Sam pop out card to make from Karen Burniston: 

Uncle Sam Fabric Hat: 


Uncle Sam Hat and Beard Crochet Pattern: 


Uncle Sam Cross Stitch:


A Blank Uncle Sam "I Want You" Generator to make your own signs: 

Uncle Sam Party Deco's, Recipes & Games:

DIG these Uncle Sam Toppers:

Uncle Sam Hat Party Favors: 

Pizzazerie has some Uncle Sam Patriotic printables:

Get Your Uncle Sam fan printable for your parade days this July: 

Uncle Sam Fan 

Uncle Sam Meme Generator:


Uncle Sam Power Point Deco's or for Teaching Resource:

Uncle Sam Cookies from Sweet Dani B: 


Uncle Sam Coloring Pages and Worksheet Links:

Uncle Sam Coloring Page: 

Uncle Sam Coloring Page: 

Uncle Sam's Hat Coloring Page:

An Uncle Sam 4th of July Cake Coloring Page: 

Uncle Sam Info Coloring Sheet: 

Uncle Sam reading comprehension and writing activity:

Dear Uncle Sam Song Sheet: 

Uncle Sam Citizenship Maze: 

If you want to add July 4th fun from the days of yesteryear into your classroom or home this year, DIG our vintage American Independence Printable Pack booming with 176 pages of vintage Americana coloring pages, activities, maps, narratives, puzzles, rhymes songs, music sheets & MORE from AKGVH Teacher's Notebook Store:


Well, all of our Uncle Sam posts ought to had gotten your Uncle Sam on! So DIG the scene and incorporate Uncle Sam into your holiday festivities this July 4th! Take MEGA flicks & come back and lay them on us as we would DIG your scene!


C.S. Calkins

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Fun Money Mom

Small Victories Sunday Linkup

Sunday's Best


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