On Friday, Feb. 8, a group of 12 students from the all-male McCallie School came to UTC for a sewing lesson.

Led by Chalise Ludlow, costume design and production instructor in the UTC Theatre Department, each student made a small backpack, a multi-step process.

They each had to learn to measure and cut fabric, and how to sew straight seams on a sewing machine. From there they learned to make a slip stitch, which can be used to hem pants. They then learned to use a grommet machine and, finally, how to sew on buttons.

WTVC-TV/Channel 9 and WDEF-TV/Channel 12 sent news crews to cover the class. You can see the stations’ reports at:

Channel 9: https://newschannel9.com/news/local/sew-what-mccallie-students-learn-the-value-of-a-stitch-in-time-at-utc

Channel 12: https://wdef.com/2019/02/08/mccallie-students-take-break-class-learn-sew/



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