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Mrs. Valdez's Makerspace from San Diego CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Makerspace Students Sewing!

Help me give my students sewing machines & tools to complete engineering and design projects.

  • $436 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school offers a well-rounded curriculum that nurtures critical thinking skills and enhances the educational experience for children in grade TK-5th. Our devoted staff, active and supportive parents, and high-achieving students make our school one of the best in San Diego Unified!

My school is a quality neighborhood school established in 1974.

Our student population consists of 35% white students, 30% Hispanic/Latino students, 13% Asian, 7% African American, 14% two or more races, and 1% other. 40% of our students are Socio-economically disadvantaged, and 10% of our students have disabilities. 12% of our students are English Learners.

My Project

Students in our STEAM Makerspace Lab have been asking for tools to sew for some of their engineering and design projects.

Sewing teaches math & engineering skills as well as the ability to follow instructions and patterns.

These skills can be applied to many other industries, as well as, the same patterning concepts can be applied to other materials and engineering fields. Additionally, they are great tools for teaching students attention to detail, patience and perseverance.

These materials will be used to sew clothing, make sleeping bags for astronauts in our space unit and so much more. Our learners are ready to put these materials to use!

Mrs. Valdez's Makerspace
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother Sewing Machine, XM2701, Lightweight Sewing Machine with 27 Stitches, 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholer, 6 Sewing Feet, Free Arm and Instructional DVD • Amazon Business $93.44 2 $186.88
ArtBin 7003AB LUTIONS Sewing Supply Storage System • Amazon Business $15.14 2 $30.28
SINGER Bundle - Detail Scissors, Thread Snips, Seam Ripper (Teal) • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
Dritz 799 Ultimate Pin Caddy • Amazon Business $12.04 2 $24.08
6 Pack Bundle - (3 Black + 3 White) - Coats & Clark Dual Duty All-Purpose Thread - Three 400 Yard Spools each of BLACK & White • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Euro-Notions Universal Machine Needles • Amazon Business $4.44 2 $8.88
Brother Sewing and Embroidery Bobbins 10-pack, SA156 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Z-COLOR 50pcs Set Big Eye Needles Blunt White 7cm Long Large Hole NOT Sharp Sewing Kniting Embroidery Tool Hand DIY Needlework Plus • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50

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