Front of Card

Front of Card

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I had my portrait taken on Thursday by a professional photographer who’s working on beefing up his skills and his portfolio. He took the pictures in my school’s new design lab, and I took the opportunity to make a card for him using some paper from the lab’s stash of card stock and construction paper, and the new (60-year-old) sewing machine a generous family refurbished for us.

When kids stop in the hall to see you sewing, when a sports-obsessed seventh grader says that sewing using a sewing machine makes him feel “powerful”, when the drama teacher stops you in the hall to suggest a new class in costume design… you know it’s important to have a sewing machine in the building.

Does your school have a sewing machine? Does anyone know how to use it? Did you know it works on other things besides cloth?

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