You can plan your own Summer Sewing Camp.
This is part of a series of instructions on how to teach your children to sew in the form of a camp. Click on the button below for the entire series.
Sewing Machine. Please read My First Sewing Machine for details.
Start-To-Sew Kit. The easiest way to run your camp is if everyone has the same sewing kit. I have had students bring in gramma's sewing basket but it may not have what they need. The Dritz Start-To-Sew Kit found HERE is the best one I have found. The kit includes a pin cushion, tape measure, needle threader, marking pencil, seam gauge, hand needles, scissors, seam ripper, pins and thimble. The scissors in this kit are also perfect for the beginner because they are not too sharp but can cut through what they need to. I have used several other sewing kits, including ones sold on Amazon for less, but I have been disappointed. I have also bought kits from Michaels and JoAnns and none measure up to this one. Do NOT buy the sewing kits made by Simplicity, Singer or Sewing Basket.
Glasshead Ballpoint pins. There are only a few straight pins included in the kit above. I recommend glasshead ballpoint pins for little ones learning to sew. The glasshead makes it easy to grab onto and the ballpoint means less hurtful pokes. One package is enough for 3 students to share. Find these pins HERE.
If you are not a subscriber, please subscribe:
You don't want to miss the upcoming sewing tutorials.