Why Choose Sewing 4 Fun?

About Chris Dahl

I am a self-taught sewer who fell in love with sewing many years ago in a high school home economics class, but at the time didn’t know that it would become my life’s work some day.

As an adult sewing was a hobby for me, a way to express myself and pass the time. At some point I began to realize that the lessons I learned along with the skills I was developing needed to be shared.  After teaching a few small classes I soon realized how much I enjoyed sharing my knowledge. It was then that I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

My teaching style may not be typical, but neither are my students. I feel that each student is unique and has the potential to become an independent sewer. My goal is to help my students understand the fundamentals of sewing and learn how to apply this new-found knowledge no matter what area of sewing interests them the most. Creativity is something we can all use a little more of in life, and sewing can unleash unlimited creative possibilities. In my classroom I combine the learning with the fun and give each student the individual attention they need to succeed.

If you need more convincing, here are just a few examples of what others have said about their experiences in my classroom:

Hello Chris,

I just wanted to thank you so much for introducing my kids to sewing. Both of them went home and pulled out my sewing machine and started having fun with the scraps I had. There were a lot of proud smiles and “ta-das!”

Thank you 🙂

The girls have so much fun, I am very glad we found you.
See you in a couple weeks!
Thanks so much for offering this. I’m so glad I found you – Mackenzie loves it so much and was so excited to finish her pillow when she got home.

Sharon B.

“I love your style, you have a real talent for teaching kids.”

“You are an excellent teacher and I appreciate your flexibility and creativity. “

Thanks, Joan – Continuing Education Dept, Elgin Community College

“My daughter just loves your sewing camp. She had never used a sewing machine before and just loves that she can now.”

Said the parent of a child in my kids sewing camp

“I am not afraid to use the sewing machine anymore like I was the first day of class.”

“And I can’t believe I was able to make this drawstring backpack all by myself. I bet no one will believe me when I tell that I made this.”

(said one  8 year old  child who had never sewn before)

“You are so patient. I would have never been able to make this quilt without your help.”

Lori F.

“See this smile on my face? You put it there! Thank you for all your help and phone support with my project.”

Mary Jo

To Chris,

With many thanks for all of your time, effort & contributions to Project Threads of Hope, the second phase of Quilts for Japan relief efforts for Japans survivors.

Your kindness has changed so many lives.

Warm regards,



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