Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Sewing Fun Class Update

Here are a few of the girls and their projects from the Summer Fun Sewing Class that we've had going for the last 3 weeks. While we are on a week break, to enjoy the holiday festivities this weekend, we have truly enjoyed teaching all these wonderful girls. They have done so well, and we are so proud of them. If you don't see your daughter here, please check our Facebook page! We simply had so many students, it became impossible to post them all on this blog!

The tote bags were all looking so great, and you girls learned how to turn handles, how to work with interfacing, how to put buttons on, and how to use the rotary cutter, just to name a few skills! Amazing!

The pajama bottoms/pj shorts all turned out so cute, and some of the girls even put pockets in theirs! We had one girl put side pockets in her pair, and that can be somewhat tricky for a beginner. We think she did very well. A few of the moms said they needed their daughter to put their sewing skills to use and make them a pair! 

So far, one student has attempted an apron, and she chose the cute cherry fabric you see in the picture above, accented with a red fabric with tiny white polkadots on it. It turned out great...ready for the kitchen! Hmm...maybe she will bake us teachers something.

After the girls finish a project, sometimes there is time left to begin a new project and we had them work on pincushions. The pincushions teach skills that the bigger projects sometimes do not, like control of the pedal, how to sew tight corners, how to turn hard pieces, clipping curves, hand stitching techniques just to name a few. They all turned out so cute!

The last class had advanced a bit farther, and we had a few of the girls learn to put a zipper in by making these cute little zippered pouches. I love these!

The drawstring backpack is always a favorite, and sews up super cute. We added a little pocket to the inside, and told the girls they now had a place for their new phone their mom's could buy them! The mom's didn't really think that was too funny, but we got a good laugh!

Next week begins the last three weeks of Summer Sewing Fun, and we have already had girls asking their mom's to sign them up for next year, right now, so they can make sure to get in. That always makes us teachers feel good!

Until next time, happy sewing!

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