Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A New Adventure - Sewing Camp

This summer I took on a new project.  I had two sewing camps for kids.  The camps were a product of a desire to share my love of sewing and crafting with the younger generation.  I learned to sew as a child and have enjoyed a lifetime of creative expression.

A greeting at the front door.

One summer my mother taught a friend and I how to sew.  We made several items of clothing and felt a great amount of accomplishment with the completion of each project.  This knowledge opened up a whole new world of fabric, notions and much more.  In the years to come I created some clothing but mainly home décor items.

When my children were small I was introduced into the world of quilting.  Quilting has inspired me to try many new techniques and projects.  In today's world sewing is making a come back and growing in popularity.  The younger generation is drawn to the creative expression and the endless possibilities that sewing provides.

In the camps the kids made several projects using both hand and machine stitching.  The projects were designed around using only a small amount of fabric or recycled items.  This allows for the campers to continue the projects at home with out a huge investment in fabric or supplies.

A great group of girls for my August camp.

The campers had a great time and learned a lot.  But I think I had just as much fun as they did.  In the next few posts I will show you some of the projects we made during camp.  Hopefully this will inspire you to share your sewing talents with the next generation.


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