Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt



I am happy to announce that the Town of Harwich has reviewed our plan and we have been approved to begin in-person classes again at the Harwich Cultural Center. I’ve made changes for social distancing in the classroom and have new practices in place. Each student will have their own tool pack to use during their lessons and stations are cleaned after every class. I’ve added day-time classes for beginners to our fall calendar. I am excited to see your students again!

Add some STEAM to your child's activities!

Fall is in the air! This are an ideal time to add some learning opportunities to enhance your child’s development. STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) covers the full spectrum of development that will help your child attain success.

STEAM learning with Sewing is lots of FUN! By exploring and learning a new skill your child will add valuable confidence and knowledge that complements classroom time.

Sewing is an ideal STEAM activity.

While creating a sewing project your child will visualize a finished product, plan ahead, and see how the individual steps of the process build to the completed work. These skills are applicable to many things like project management and engineering.

In sewing, your child will measure, cut, and use shapes. These are measurement and geometry skills. These skills also improve spatial awareness and develop eye-hand coordination and fine-motor skills.

There is so much more, but the most important thing is that your child will start with a few separate pieces and will create something tangible from the work of their hands. Children need to try something that is a skill stretch. They need to try new things. And, they need to see that their work has value. Sewing a project and making something they can use will bring a sense of accomplishment that is the most valuable benefit of all!


Covid-19 has disrupted our daily lives. As we all work together to slow the spread of this illness, our health care workers have a need to augment their mask supplies. In true Rosie the Riveter style, sewers across the country are coming together to meet the need. We are dipping into our fabric stashes and booting up our sewing machines to make fabric face masks. Homemade masks are no substitute for the N95 masks, but they offer at least some protection. They also free up the surgical masks for the people who are the highest risk. These masks can be distributed to health workers, clinics and nursing homes to provide another layer of protection.

If you’d like to join us, here is a tutorial to get you started.

Learn more about Stitchology with Dinah Lane at Harwich Channel 18


We are always thinking up new projects and ways to introduce kids to the artful science of sewing! Sign up today to get info on upcoming Stitchology workshops and classes.

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