Teens Sew Cool

Teens Sew Cool is a sewing program for teens and preteens with a goal of giving them skills for the future.  We have a Federal 501 (C) (3) charitable organization designation.

Our Mission Statement:

The mission of Teens Sew Cool is to teach the art of sewing to young people with the goals of giving them a sense of self esteem, pride of accomplishment and skills for future use in family and possible income production.

We are a 501 (C) (3)  charitable organization that teaches sewing to students who may not be able to attend classes in the fabric stores and the quilt shops.  Many of them are from single parent homes or financially strapped families. At times, we give the only "one-on-one" attention these students will have, and we attempt to encourage their academic, behavioral and teamwork skills while they are learning how to sew.

Teens Sew Cool holds nine weekly sessions during the fall and spring at each of our locations, as well as shorter summer programs in various locations in the area. During each of the sessions students are taught sewing basics and apply them to make various projects, such as pillows, stuffed animals, tote, cell phone and cargo bags, raggedy quilts, notepad and binder covers, hats and scarves.

In addition to sewing for their own use or as gifts for their family members, each year students complete a community project.  Most recently they made stuffed dinosaurs for children going into foster care.

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