Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can use School of Thread?

We write all of our patterns in an easy to understand way with lots of pictures to help explain each step. Through our testing, we have found that as long a child has pretty good reading comprehension they can do the program independently, around age 8 or 9. We trust that you know your child best and can determine when they are ready to handle using the sewing machine and sharp scissors and pins in a safe way.

My 6 year old REALLY wants to learn how to sew, would it work for them?

Younger children can certainly succeed in our program with adult guidance. If you watch them and help them with some of the fine motor work and read through and work together, we think younger kids can do it too. It is a great activity to do together.

I have 2 children, do I need to purchase 2 Kits?

No! We have twins, so we know it’s tough to buy 2 of everything! We have individual Materials Packs that work great for siblings so you can add on a second set of project materials without the rest of the Kit. These Kits also work great if your child wants to make a pattern again and likes the ease of having everything ready to go. You can add a Monthly Makers Sibling Add On to receive 2 sets of the materials needed for the project each month. You must subscribe to the Monthly Makers in order to purchase the Sibling Add On. 

How long does it take to complete each project?

It typically takes between 60-90min to complete most of the Red-Orange-Yellow projects. Some of the more advanced projects (Green-Blue may take a few sittings of 60 minutes to complete.

When will I receive my order?

Typically your order gets to you in 3-5 business days of purchase. Our Monthly Makers Club orders ship by the 10th of each month. Payment is withdrawn on the 1st of each month. Feel free to add a note to your order if you prefer to rush (for a charge) or delay your order to accommodate a special event and we will do our best to help.

My child already knows how to sew, are there kits for him/her?

Great! Make sure you sign up for our Waitlist to be the first to know when new projects are added and our Monthly Kit Club Membership opens. You can take a look at our Rainbow Curriculum to figure out what color level of projects will work for your child. 

I want to join the Monthly Maker Club but my child has never used a sewing machine

For the best experience, if you aren’t familiar with using a sewing machine, we recommend making Month #1 the Learn to Sew Starter Kit. There is an option at checkout to let us know! After that, the projects will be easy enough to follow along with and you will further develop sewing skills with each project. You can choose to purchase the Learn to Sew Kit separately and start Month #1 with a surprise project.

Can I cancel my Kit Club Membership?

You can cancel your Membership at any time. Let us know 10 days prior to the payment date to avoid getting a box you don’t want. Once your payment is made, that box will ship but you can cancel for the following months. You cannot cancel a Gift Subscription like the Serious Sewist Kit Club that was prepaid for, but it will not renew.

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