I am going to learn how to sew and I plan to do this by watching YouTube videos, reading tutorials, consulting my mother (who knows how to sew) and exploring different techniques through Pinterest. In the case of this project, a successful outcome will be the article of clothing completed. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be pretty or well constructed, but it'll be my first attempt at sewing something and not my last. The idea is to explore by using resources accessible to me (mostly online) and seeing what I can do and produce. I expect an outcome similar to when I taught myself how to make a vertical succulent garden- my end product was great and people loved it, but I took note of everything I would change for the next time around. There is opportunity for play and failure in this project. Failure could be seen as the article of clothing falling off when I put it on, the proportions not being right or many other things. But in saying that, there is so much opportunity for play and creativity. There is an infinite amount of things I could create. No matter what, this project will always have room for growth and improvement even if it turns out great and that is synonymous with being a teacher - we always have room for growth and improvement.
10 Inquiry Questions:
1. What resource will help me the most in pursuit of learning how to sew?
2. What is going to be the most difficult part of learning
3. What are the different sewing stitches?
4. What is some terminology I will learn?
5. Where are the best fabric deals?
6. How much money will I save making my own clothing verse if I went out and bought something similar? (Price difference)
7. Does the type of thread matter?
8. Am I going be able to actually wear this article of clothing out in public?
9. Will I wish I had taught myself how to sew by hand?
10. Will I still be proud that I did this even if it is a failure in my mind? (this is an IF statement)