Campers were working hard today to finish their projects! Those that had finished yesterday, started new projects and most of them finished as well!
Even Kate made an appearance today! She was sleeping so peacefully, but one of the campers felt she might be a little cold so they gave her a “blanket”.
This was our last class for the summer. Stay tuned for our fall class schedule!
We are having a super fun time each and every day in camp!
These are our pin cushions that we made with our colored fabric.
Aren’t they beautiful?!
PHEW! WOW!! These students are busy, busy, busy!
Today in sewing camp we all settled into a really good rhythm. All the students know where everything is kept, they know how to use the sewing machines and they have fun projects that they are working on.
Just a regular fun day at camp!
Today we started our last week of sewing camp for the summer.
Students new to our sewing classes usually spend the first 15 minutes or so learning to work our sewing machines.
Once the students are comfortable on the machines, they start their projects.
Students who were here last week continue to work on things that they started previously.
This student saw a pillow that I had knit and she wants to make a fabric one just like it. Here she is drafting a pattern for her idea.
Everyone is working on something different. These students all get to choose whatever project they want. They then pick fabric and get started.
Except for Tux, who obviously needs rest and the yarn basket is the perfect place to take a nap!
Tux is never without someone paying attention to her and she loves it!
After break time we worked on creating some fun fabric which will be turned into pincushions.
Some students just use their imaginations when making projects. Here we have a couch and pillow.
This is so cute! The face is totally freehand.
This student decided to make something on her own. She created a pocket with a handle – how very creative and original!
This is also a student original! Pretty cute!
Sewing Camp is finished for the week. Every one finished their projects!! WooHoo!
This camper was going to make a square pillow, but at the last moment, decided to change it into a bunny! Lookin’ good!
Our furry little helper, “Tux”, stayed out too late last night and slept through camp this morning :o)
This camper is making a shirt of her own design. She wanted bias tape to go around the neck edge and the arm holes of the shirt and she wanted it in matching fabric. She decided to make her own!
Here is that same bias tape sewn around the neckline of her shirt.
What a lovely shirt!! This was designed and sewn by this camper-GREAT job! The only thing left is to sew her bias binding onto the arm holes. I can’t wait to see it finished.
This camper finished a project first thing this morning and decided there was enough time to work on something else.
Such a fun time was had by all this week! I can’t wait for sewing camp next week!
We had quite a few finished projects today!
We started out with the completion of this cute little bunny!
Just look at his cute little face!
Another bunny joined us at camp today. One of our students went home yesterday and created the cute bunny on the left all by herself at home and then brought him to play with us today!
After about half a morning of sewing camp, bunny needed a nap so another camper donated her handmade quilt for bunny to snuggle with.
A very lovely backpack was finished – these backpacks are fully lined and include a casing for the drawstring closure.
Such a cute froggy made a debut in camp today.
This young sewing enthusiast finished her quilt this morning. Isn’t it beautiful?!
Here is a second backpack that was completed today. I LOVE this bird fabric!
This 7th grader is creating her own pattern for a shirt. Shortly after this photo was taken, her fabric was chosen, cut and she started sewing – I can’t wait to see the outcome. Maybe she will let me use the pattern she created for future camps or classes.
This started out as a quilt but as this camper neared the finish line she decided she would much rather have a pillow. I think she will be very happy with her pillow.
This student worked very hard on her pillow case and it turned out fabulously!
Bunny must have a couch to relax in after a hard day at camp!
This couch was designed and sewn completely by a 4th grader – simply impressive! She did such a wonderful job from her first idea to the execution of her design!
Bunny must have a snack to make it through a whole morning of sewing!