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Mrs. Dorr from Hammond NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't Let the Art of Sewing Die Out!

My students need sewing machines to complete a handmade apron and other projects; this will be their only opportunity to work with a sewing machine during their middle and high school careers.

  • $678 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I district, we have students from a wide variety of backgrounds. This year we have offered a new course to our 7th grade, Career and Technical Education. We focus on topics surrounding agriculture; growing our own vegetables and lettuce for our cafeteria and incubating and hatching chicks are two of my students' favorite projects.

The 7th grade students are an energetic and enthusiastic group.

They love all of the hands-on opportunities that they are given through this class. Each day they come to class eager to start that day's lesson or activity.

My Project

Our students are no longer given an opportunity to take Home Economics, therefore they will never be given a chance to learn how to use a sewing machine. I would like to give them this opportunity; they are intrigued by any hands-on activity and I know they will love this as well. Our first big project with the sewing machines will be to make their own aprons. We will travel to our local fabric store so that each student will be able to pick out their own fabric to make an apron. This is an amazing opportunity for them to see something from start to finish and have tangible results.

Sewing is a skill that every individual should have, whether it is to reattach a button or patch a hole in a favorite pair of pants.

We will practice these basic sewing skills prior to starting our apron project. I would like students to see that it is a useful skill to know and will come in handy throughout their lives.

Mrs. Dorr
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 21 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SINGER | Start 1304 Sewing Machine with 6 Built-In Stitches, Free Arm Sewing Machine - Best Sewing Machine for Beginners • Amazon Business $71.29 5 $356.45
SINGER | Universal Hard Carrying Case 611.BR for Most Free-Arm Portable Sewing Machines • Amazon Business $25.01 5 $125.05
Singer Titanium Universal Regular Point Machine Needles for Woven Fabric, Assorted Sizes, 10-Pack (20 Needles) • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96

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