First Week of Sewing Camp Comes to a Close
This week of camp has been so much fun. Although not all the campers knew each other in the beginning, they formed friendships the first day that continued until today. And hopefully when they meet up again around town, they will continue to be friends. It's fun to see them all working together and supporting each other. I am sad to see this group go. I am excited that some of them will be joining us next week!
Today was an exciting day of finishes. Earlier this week we did some painting on fabric.
I had squares of white fabric ready for the students. They taped the fabric to newspaper and then proceeded to tape out designs on the fabric.
Everywhere tape was placed, the paint would be blocked.
Some of them got really creative and made circles and flowers.
Others were equally creative by cutting the tape "thick and thin" to make lines of varying widths.
After each student was finished with their design, we painted on the open fabric areas.
They picked out a backing fabric, sewed the front to the back, stuffed it and TA-DA a pillow is complete.
And the backing fabrics chosen were also very different.
Talking and sewing :o)
Working on the finishing touches to his project. Will he finish by the end of today?
After completing their pillows, these campers were ready to start on something new. They decided on headbands - could they be any cuter?
This stuffed animal is deceptively difficult. It appears to be just a simple sewing project, but it really is complicated. There are many, many pieces. Most of these pieces have darts that need to be sewn to add depth and structure. Additionally, it is much harder to sew small pieces on the machine than larger pieces. She did a fantastic job!
Note the skirt she is wearing - this camper came to camp last summer and that is the skirt she made!! It was so great to see her in it.
She made her next two items so quickly there was no time for a photo in between so here you have it, her headband and her letter "H" pillow, both together.
Once their headbands had been made, they still had a few minutes left of class. They decided to make one last project before the day was done. Bean bags!!!
I just LOVE the face on this bean bag!
Check out that super cute flower. She cut 28 individual petals, assembled them and added a button all on her own - no pattern - no picture- just an idea in her imagination. Fabulous!!
With six minutes left to the end of class this camper decided to make yet another pillow! I love it when they enjoy sewing so much, they don't want to stop. Again, note the skirt she is wearing :o)
That student we were looking at earlier and asking if he would finish his "bug" pillow? Well, yes he did!!! He learned something new on this pillow - sewing in "relief". Usually, for this pillow, the kids cut out circles of fabric and sew them to the front. In this case, he sewed a lining fabric to the back of the front fabric, traced circles onto the front fabric, sewed on those lines, cut out the center circle and now he has some POP in his project! Doesn't he look proud?
I am excited to see what sewing camp next week will bring!