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Ms. H. from Paterson NJ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sewing It Together

My students need an Embroidery machine with embroidery supplies.

  • $742 goal

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My Students

"Work for a cause, not applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don't strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt." Anonymous

My students are 2nd- 8th graders that have been accepted into the Gifted and Talented academy for our district.

Our school is 100% free breakfast and lunch. My students crave a way to be creative. Some do it through math problems and some use too much glitter for my liking. Either way students want to be able to create something of their own. The chores of the past that children used to hate doing such as sewing, cooking and building stuff with their hands are what my students yearn to do.

My Project

It would be great to expose all my students to different trades they might otherwise not know about. I am requesting an embroidery machine with the needed gadgets and lots of thread. The embroidery machines of today are integrated with computers and creativity. I would love to be able to teach my students how to design on the computer and transfer it to something real. Students would also be preforming real life math problems by measuring thread and calculating how many stitches. What ever happened to students learning how to sew? We need to bring that back so students can have fun and learn practical skills. Eventually I would like to make a Makerspace where students can create on their own under my supervision. Students would get a chance to learn trades they can apply in the future.

This project will give students an opportunity for students to experiment and find out about skills for professions they might not have known about.

It gives them hands on practice with tools of someones trade, maybe they can make it work with their future careers.

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Ms. H.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine With 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Built-in Designs, 5 Lettering Fonts • Amazon Business $315.62 1 $315.62
63 Brother Colors Embroidery Machine Thread • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
3-Piece Embroidery Hoop Set for Brother Embroidery Machines - SE400 PE500 LB6800 ---- SE270D SE350 SE400 PE-300S PE-400D PE500 HE-120 HE-240 LB-6770 LB-6800PRW 500D 900D 950D SB7050E • Amazon Business $49.50 1 $49.50
Brother SAEMB7511 100-Piece 75/11 Embroidery Needles • Amazon Business $35.27 1 $35.27
40 Spools Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread Bright and Beautiful Colors for Brother Babylock Janome Singer Pfaff Husqvarna Bernina Machines • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
144 Prewound Bobbins for Brother Embroidery Machine Size A (156) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Embroidex Large Hoop for Brother SE350 SE400 LB6770 LB6800 SE270D HE1 HE120 HE240 NV500D NV900D NV950D PE300 PE400D PE500 PE 540D PE525 PE SE270D Babylock Intrigue BLI Embroidery Machine (SA434) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Huge Spool WHITE Embroidery Machine BOBBIN THREAD • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
No-show Polymesh Plus Embroidery Stabilizer/ Backing - John Solomon - 8" X 10yd • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Cut Away - Machine Embroidery Stabilizer Backing - Medium Weight 2.5oz - 8"x20YD Roll • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Tear Away - Machine Embroidery Stabilizer Backing 100 Precut Sheets- Medium Weight 1.8oz. - 8"x8" - Fits 4x4 Hoops • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Sulky Blendables Thread for Sewing, 500-Yard, Truly Teal • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60
Sulky Blendables Thread for Sewing, 500-Yard, Wildflowers • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91

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