Tag Archives: palo alto kids sewing classes

We’re Back!

2 Dec

Our classes did not meet last week because of Thanksgiving break, but it was fabulous to be back creating today!

Another quilt to donate!

Another quilt to donate!

Starting a quilt.

Starting a quilt.

Working away!

Working away!

More sewing.

More sewing.

Almost done!

Almost done!

Weaving.

Weaving.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

Ironing.

Ironing.

Starting a crochet afghan.

Starting a crochet afghan.

Fabulous Finished Projects!

19 Oct

These students have been working away with such enthusiasm!!

4th grader blouse.

4th grader blouse.

Quilted bag in process.

Quilted bag in process.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

5th grader backpack.

Dog Pillowcase.

Dog Pillowcase.

4th grader jammie pants.

4th grader jammie pants.

3rd grader Cat Pillowcase.

3rd grader Cat Pillowcase.

4th grader headband.

4th grader headband.

5th grader headband.

5th grader headband.

5th grader crochet scrunchie.

5th grader crochet scrunchie.

5th grader completely lined book bag.

5th grader completely lined book bag.

First Classes for the Fall

3 Sep

We had a fantastic time yesterday!!  Our fall classes started up and the enthusiasm and excitement running through the studio was like an electric current.

Working on a long-term project.

Working on a long-term project.

Some students are finishing projects started at the end of the school year…

Starting new projects.

Starting new projects.

Other students are working on new things…

Starting new projects.

Starting new projects.

Everyone was having so much fun!

Collaborating.

Collaborating.

I love that the students discuss their project choices and fabric choices with one another.

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Such a fun and fabulous day!

2nd Day of Sewing Camp

7 Jul

It has been totally amazing to see what these students have been creating!  I LOVE working with them!

Hand Sewing - making clothes for little stuffed animals.

Hand Sewing – making clothes for little stuffed animals.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

Snack Time!

Snack Time!

Learning about animation from the college daughter.

Learning about animation from the college daughter.

Hand sewing.

Hand sewing.

Painting our glue batik projects.

Painting our glue batik projects.

Adding paint to our batik projects.

Adding paint to our batik projects.

Painting.

Painting.

An owl purse.

An owl purse.

Close up of the cute owl purse.

Close up of the cute owl purse.

Ribbon braided handle for the owl purse.

Ribbon braided handle for the owl purse.

Bed for her little animal.

Bed for her little animal.

Scarf and little bean bag animal.

Scarf and little bean bag animal.

A New Week of Sewing Camp!

6 Jul

Monday has rolled around again and a new camp is starting.  This week it is sewing and our new group of students are fabulous!

8th grader drafting her own pattern for a tulip purse.

8th grader drafting her own pattern for a tulip purse.

Snack time!

Snack time!

8th grader headband.

8th grader headband.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Glue batik.

Doing embroidery.

Doing embroidery.

Hand sewing.

Hand sewing.

Tux the distractor.

Tux the distractor.

Having fun with the fabric.

Having fun with the fabric.

Last Day of Sewing Camp this week.

26 Jun

Today was  our last day of camp for the week.  Everyone was laughing and talking and working on their projects.

Headband.

Headband.

Cute bug.

Cute bug.

Playing with Tux.

Playing with Tux.

Tux toy made by a student.

Tux toy made by a student.

Pillow.

Pillow.

Cat Pillowcase.

Cat Pillowcase.

Headband.

Headband.

Bunny for me from a very sweet student.

Bunny for me from a very sweet student.

Face pillow.

Face pillow.

Mini owl.

Mini owl.

So cute!

So cute!

Lined bookbag.

Lined bookbag.

Bowl of bunnies.

Bowl of bunnies.

Bear pillow.

Bear pillow.

Owl.

Owl.

Lined bookbag.

Lined bookbag.

"Inside" of the lined bookbag.

“Inside” of the lined bookbag.

Our Students Are AMAZING!!!

25 Jun

I simply cannot believe how quickly all these students have learned to sew!  They are amazing and focused and extremely creative!

Bunny.

Bunny.

New Project.

New Project.

Working on a bug face.

Working on a bug face.

Sewing non-stop.  She didn't even stop for snack time!

Sewing non-stop. She didn’t even stop for snack time!

Hand sewing and pinning.

Hand sewing and pinning.

Starting a new project.

Starting a new project.

Hand Sewing.

Hand Sewing.

Butterfly.

Butterfly.

Bunny.

Bunny.

Frog.

Frog.

New Project-Headband.

New Project-Headband.

Working away.

Working away.

Pinning - almost done!

Pinning – almost done!

Owl.

Owl.

Bean bags.

Bean bags.

Cute face.

Cute face.

Another cute face!

Another cute face!

More Sewing Fun!

24 Jun

Incredibly, we seemed to have had even MORE fun today in camp!

Elephant and Lamb.

Elephant and Lamb.

Bunny.

Bunny.

Choosing fabrics for bean bags.

Choosing fabrics for bean bags.

Working on a project.

Working on a project.

Owl.

Owl.

Fun bean bag.

Fun bean bag.

Quilt.

Quilt.

New projects.

New projects.

New project.

New project.

Working together.

Working together.

Rainbow Owl bags of their own design.

Rainbow Owl bags of their own design.

Bean bag.

Bean bag.

Close up of bean bag face.

Close up of bean bag face.

Our First Day of Summer Camp!

22 Jun

We had our first day of sewing camp today and what a blast it was!!

Pincushion!

Pincushion!

Pincushions!

Pincushions!

Pincushion.

Pincushion.

Tux the Distractor.

Tux the Distractor.

Snack time inside.

Snack time inside.

Snack time outside!

Snack time outside!

Finishing her pincushion.

Finishing her pincushion.

Camper holding our snake.

Camper holding our snake.

Hand sewing and chatting.

Hand sewing and chatting.

Pincushion!

Pincushion!

Starting a new project!

Starting a new project!

Pincushions!

Pincushions!

Starting a new project!

Starting a new project!

Choosing fabric for a quilt.

Choosing fabric for a quilt.

The Latest in Sewing and Weaving!

27 May

We sure are getting a lot done in class these past couple of weeks!

Quilting some fabric.

Quilting some fabric.

Finishing up a

Finishing up a

Cutting her weaving off the loom.

Cutting her weaving off the loom.

Table runner done!

Table runner done!

Table runner doubling as a scarf for now.

Table runner doubling as a scarf for now.

Laying out fabric for a quilt.

Laying out fabric for a quilt.

Finishing her demented teardrop stuffie.

Finishing her demented teardrop stuffie.

Teardrop complete!

Teardrop complete!

Working on a Lion Pillow Cover.

Working on a Lion Pillow Cover.

Working on the tail to his Lion pillow case.

Working on the tail to his Lion pillow case.

So many students sewing!

So many students sewing!

Working on the hem of her robe.

Working on the hem of her robe.

Hemming.

Hemming.

Lots of hand sewing going on here.

Lots of hand sewing going on here.

Hem stitching her woven fabric.

Hem stitching her woven fabric.

Ooooh!   Just about done with this project!

Ooooh! Just about done with this project!

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