Home Economics: Basic Hand Stitching

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Learning how to sew is a valuable skill. While we don't see many home economics classes in schools anymore, the sewing arts are making a comeback. Many young adults are enrolling in classes that teach skills like sewing and cooking. But what about our children and youth? There are plenty of reasons why everyone should learn how to sew.
Develop Hand-Eye Coordination
Learn Mathematical Skills
Mend Clothes
Plan and Prepare for a Project
Explore Creativity and achieve a sense of Accomplishment


In Basic Hand Stitching Ms. Deborah Watts, our Backcountry Manager and seamstress who makes all of the period clothing for the Museum will teach students:
• Basic hand stitching: straight stitch, back stitch, whip stitch, and blanket stitch
• How to repair a hem, close a ripped seam as well as how to add a patch to clothing
• How to sew on a button the right way!
THIS IS AN ALL AGES CLASS (but you must be at least 8 years of age)
$20 for Members of the Museum | $25 for Public
All materials are included.


Saturday, May 22nd, 1pm to 4pm
Sumter County Museum
122 N. Washington St.
Sumter, SC 29150
We are happy to take payments over the phone, you can pay online at www.sumtercountymuseum.org, or you can come in to the Williams-Brice House during our regular hours of operation to pay in person (Thursdays - Saturdays, 10am-5pm)


All upcoming programs are contingent on public accessibility during this temporary closure. Summer Workshops have been modified to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Your child’s health and safety are important to us. The following measures are in place during summer workshops to protect students:
Registration is limited to 10 students.
Workshop to take place in larger Multipurpose Room spaced to accommodate social distancing.
Seating spaced 6+ feet apart.
Each student will have dedicated supplies.
Increased emphasis on hand washing.
All surfaces and supplies disinfected before use.
Staff will wear masks when in close contact with students.
If students bring drinks only one time use containers are allowed and the container should have the student's name written on it.