We are having fun in the July summer sewing camp. Here are pics: I’m a stickler for technique. Starting from the beginning, the students learn that they will get the best results by always pressing those seams. One student is making a blouse with shaping darts in the body of the shirt and the bust. Two are making pajama pants as a first project. Everyone learns that pinning is essential. I do teach them to trace their patterns, so they can be re-used. It’s not work, it IS funCareful cutting is important for a good final result. Good scissors are a big part of that. Read that pattern twice before taking a step. Fabric selection is very individual. Day one, everyone traces I highly recommend books from the Singer Sewing Reference Library, especially “Sewing Essentials”. Homework! Tomorrow, we will cut these out. Working on a collar.Threading the machine is repeated over and over, so when these folks get home, they’ve got it down. We are having a great week. These students will make pj pants, a pencil skirt, a sleeveless tunic, a zippered pillow, doll clothes and a clutch. Not everyone will make everything, but Everyone learns a lot, gains a lot of confidence and leaves having had a fun week.
Our next session is Aug 11-15. There is a class at the Chesterfield Hobby Lobby from 9 am – noon and at the Short Pump Hobby Lobby from 3-6 pm. Hope you will join us, there are openings. All you need to do is email me for a registration form. firstname.lastname@example.org