In recent years, parents have realised the value of introducing STEM subjects to their children, but more recently, the inclusion of art (and the arts) has been acknowledged as very important to their development. STEAM education provides students with a well-rounded foundation of skills that helps them understand a wide range of concepts of how the world works and thrive in many industries.

Here are a few ways S.T.E.A.M. are present in sewing:

  • Science – Understanding how to manipulate fabric and how different stitches work for different mediums
  • Technology – Learning modern patterns, equipment, & programs

  • Engineering – Visualising, designing, and shaping a final project from flat fabric into a 3d design

  • Art – Creative license to show their unique sense of personal style

  • Math – Fractions of seam allowances, calculating fabric needed for projects and working with geometric shapes