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How to Run Your Own Summer Sewing Camp

How to Run Your Own Summer Sewing Camp is a series  where you can learn to plan your own Summer Sewing Camp.  Follow the instructions here and you too can  teach your own children to sew in the form of a camp.  This plan includes instructions for planning a week of Summer Sewing Camp, together with lessons on skills and tutorials for projects using these skills. - The Lost Apron

How to Run Your Own Summer Sewing Camp is a series  where you can learn to plan your own Summer Sewing Camp.  Follow the links to the instructions here and you too can  teach your own children to sew in the form of a camp.  This plan includes instructions for planning a week of Summer Sewing Camp, together with lessons on skills and tutorials for projects using these skills.

 The following is a summary with links to this series:

PLANNING YOUR SUMMER SEWING CAMP

 


Summer Sewing Camp Introduction - The Lost ApronSummer Sewing Camp Introduction   I have learned the best techniques for teaching children to sew and I will share them with you.

 

 

 

 

Planning Your Summer Sewing Camp - The Lost Apron

Planning Your Summer Sewing Camp   The goal is to teach your own children to sew.  This may actually happen if you have a friend also.  So plan The Who, The Where, and The When of your camp.

 

 

 

 

  My First Sewing Machine - The Lost ApronMy First Sewing Machine  Learn how to pick your first sewing machine.  You can borrow, buy used, or buy new.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Sewing Camp Supplies - The Lost ApronSummer Sewing Camp Supplies   The easiest way to run your camp is if everyone has the same sewing kit.  Learn the dos and don'ts of supplies  Learn the must-haves and the optional supplies.

 

 

 

 

Summer Sewing Camp Materials - The Lost Apron

Summer Sewing Camp Materials Learn about the projects and the materials you will need to run the week of your Summer Sewing Camp.  There are suggestions for fabrics and notions as well as an optional Camp T-shirt.

 

 

What is a Fat Quarter? - The Lost Apron What is a Fat Quarter?  Before you shop for the fabrics, you may want to review how fabric is sold.

 

Ready to Begin - The Lost Apron

Ready to Begin  Learn about preparing your space and how children can come prepared to learn to sew before Day One begins.

 

 

 

 

 

DAY ONE:  STRAIGHT SEAMS

Summer Sewing Camp- Lesson One - The Lost Apron

Lesson One  Before sewing can begin on Day One, review what the children have brought.  Have an ironing lesson.  Go over the sewing machine parts, posture and have a threading lesson.

 

 

 

Sewing Your First Stitch - The Lost Apron

Sewing Your First Stitch  Learn techniques like establishing a seam guide, and the best ways to teach sewing on practice paper, and sewing a backtack stitch.

 

 

 


Summer Sewing Camp-Your First Projects - The Lost ApronYour First Projects Sewing Straight Seams can yield two easy projects.  There are tutorials for a Tissue Pack Cover and The Instant Gratification Pillow.

 

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO:  PIVOTS AND POCKETS

Sewing the Perfect Pocket - The Lost Apron

Sewing the Perfect Pocket  This lesson is all about learning to pivot.  Then a perfect pocket can be made for the Reversible Tote Bag.

 

 

 

Reversible Tote Bag - The Lost Apron

Reversible Tote Bag Teach children how to use their creativity in design options for a Reversible Tote Bag with pockets.

 

 

 

 

DAY THREE:  CURVES AND ELASTIC

Eye Mask - The Lost Apron

Eye Mask  Teach your child how to sew curves.  Give the Clips and Notches Lesson.

 

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Accurate Seam Allowances: The Wonder Woman Story - The Lost Apron

The Importance of Accurate Seam Allowances:  The Wonder Woman Story  In order to progress in skills, children need to know why certain things are important.  The Wonder Woman Story tell why a little 1/8" means so much.

 

 

 

 

 

DAY FOUR:  ZIPPERS AND CREATIVE STITCHES

Zippered Pouch - The Lost Apron

Zippered Pouch Teach your child creativity through creative embellishments.  Then assemble the piece into a zippered pouch.  They will learn to install the zipper.

 

 

 

 

 

For a different kind of camp visit:

Pillows, Pouches, & Bows, Oh My!!! - The Lost Apron

Pillows, Pouches & Bows, Oh My!!!  Children are changing, so how I teach children is changing.  This camp is for an express camp option with shorter time periods for sewing.  There are new techniques, new tools, fun fabrics, and simple patterns.

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