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Sewing: Summer Camp 2017

This summer I had the joy of leading two sewing camps for kids ages 2nd grade on up. The first week, I had a Sewing 101 camp with two sessions: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I had two awesome groups of campers and as always I walked away with amazement at the creativity so many of these kiddos had. Here’s a sampling of some of their projects:

Camp 101 : 2017

Learning how to use the sewing machine for the very first time!

Camp 101 : 2017

Making a banner for her room.

Camp 101 : 2017

Camp 101 : 2017

Camp 101 : 2017

For the first year I had boys! They were awesome!

Camp 101 : 2017

Camp 101 : 2017

Fairy dolls and Pirates.

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For a few years now I’ve wanted to try a Fashion Camp, but was super nervous about it. This year I bit the bullet and did it and I’m so glad I did. I had an awesome group of girls and we made so many great things – and all of them came together so well! They were super proud of all they made and I was super excited that everything fit!

Fashion Camp 2017

We ended the week making dresses using Sis Boom’s Molly Peasant dress. I modified it a little bit for our purposes; leaving out the waist elastic. It ended up being an awesome first garment project.

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We made some Purl Bee City Gym Shorts, which turned out so great. This actually ended up being a pretty challenging project with the bias binding, but they did so great. I pre-made all the binding for the girls, but they pinned it on themselves and for the most part sewed it on all by themselves.

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In between projects the girls got creative. They worked together and made a little fruit basket and helped a friend make a family of monsters.

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Overall they both came together well and I looked forward to another summer of sewing in 2018!

Learning to Sew: Kiddos & Adults

Learning to Sew: Kiddos & Adults

It’s actually been a quiet year when it comes to sewing classes, but with all my new responsibilities this past year I’ve honestly been a bit relieved. That said, it’s been good to start teaching again.

I’ve had a couple of private lessons with some little ladies over the past few months and it’s such fun to work with them on a one to one basis rather than trying to split myself 8 ways in a group class.

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The biggest perk has been being able to teach in my new space. I moved back downstairs to our basement this past fall and I’m still in the process of figuring out how to organize it and decorate my little corner.

studio view 1/2016

A few weekends ago I did my first 5 hour School of Sewing intensive and it was such fun.

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We worked through the basics of how our sewing machines work all the way up to making skirts in the end.

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I’ve got a few Saturday Sewing classes for youth coming up this Spring; one per month from April to June.
And then I’ve got one kids sewing camp in July.
You can find all the info and registration here.

summer camp # 1 WIP

My first ever summer sewing camp is coming up in less than a week and I think I’m finally almost ready! I’ve spent the last month planning and replanning and creating examples of all the fun things we are going to be creating during this week. The theme is Monsters, Mustaches and Masks (think a mix of spies and just plain old disguises).

Here’s a few sneak peeks at a few of the projects I’ve been working on for next week!

Mr. Mustache Man

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A giant mustache pillow

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Mustache Hoops

And so many more! I can’t wait to share all the awesome creations these girls create!