My FACS classes were introduced to the clothing lab today. Each student picked out their sewing machine unit and their supply storage cubby. The storage cubbies are tiny, but they should be adequate for the projects we are will be doing in there. We are going to start with making a pillowcase, then we will move on to an apron (which students will wear once we get to the foods unit), and we will conclude the clothing unit with a project of their own choice. I showed the student the cool embroidery machine we have and I think it got them excited to personalize some of their projects.
It was fun to see the students compete to see who could thread the sewing machine the fastest. The students caught on to the process of threading the sewing machine really quickly- I was impressed. Some of the students have to share their unit with another student, due to the lack a complete lab (or too many students in one class... take your pick :-)). Again, I was impressed with their willingness to share and work together. Way to go guys!