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Mrs. Dowling from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Button Fell Off - Sewing Supplies Needed

My students need the resources to learn how to sew. In our drama class we will study costume construction and practical sewing. We need resources for hand sewing and sewing machines for costume construction.

  • $800 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse, talented, and independent group of thinkers who are just learning about their place in the world. Nearly 97% of our students classify as low-income, and most, when they begin college, will be first-generation college students. This does not stop them from pursuing their goals by taking rigorous coursework, engaging in sports activities and participating in extracurriculars. I feel blessed and honored to teach my amazing group of youth. My goal is to create for them learning opportunities that are relevant, hands-on, and applicable to their lives. When they are in my classroom, I strive to help them reach their highest potential so they can do great things when they graduate into the real world.

My Project

My students want to learn to sew. We will work together to learn some basic hand stitching techniques. Students will use the sewing kits to learn different stitches. Using scraps we will create a book of different stitches. For example, we will practice a tack stick, basting stitch, running stitch etc. Students will bring in clothing from home that needs to be mended to work on, both by hand and with the sewing machine. Students will also use the sewing machines and their new hand stitching skills to mend the limited costumes that we have and create new garments for their end-of-year play.

We have the opportunity to not only allow them to broaden their design skills by using these sewing machines to bring their own designs to life, but the opportunity to provide them with the life skills of being able to fix their own clothes.

This is an everyday struggle for our students, and providing them this opportunity allows them to be better prepared for the real world.

Mrs. Dowling
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sewing Kit, Travel Sewing Accessories and Supplies for Emergency, Hand Sewing Notions and Tools for Beginner, Kids, College, Mini Portable Zippered Case, Pack of 97 • Amazon Business $11.59 20 $231.80
Studio Designs 13374.0 Sew Ready Hobby & Craft Table with Drawers 13374 • Amazon Business $161.42 1 $161.42
Singer 1304 Start Sewing Machine with 6 Built-In Stitches, Free Arm Sewing Machine - Best Sewing Machine for Beginners • Amazon Business $71.82 2 $143.64
Singer Sewing Machine 611.BR Universal Hard Carrying Case for Most Free-Arm Portable Sewing Machines • Amazon Business $21.03 2 $42.06
Stay-In-Place 15" x 18" Machine Mat - Reduces: noise, vibration and machine movement. Great for sewing machines and sergers. Made In USA! • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
My First Sewing Book: 35 easy and fun projects for children aged 7 years + • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 3-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Singer Polyester Thread, Assorted Colors, 24 Spools • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28

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