Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Materials list

It's almost time to get your machine stitches on! As we get closer to camp and time to sew, I'm providing you all with the list of supplies. If you haven't signed up yet and are interested - keep reading to see if this camp would be a good fit for your child.

Our goal for this camp is to provide the girls with the opportunity to learn how to use their sewing machine by making simple but fun sewing projects with supervision.  Each child will be responsible for bringing a sewing machine, basic sewing kit and some project materials.

Here is your materials list. Please make sure to bring your "basic sewing kit" items with you on the first day.  Everything else will be needed for day 2.  If you have any questions about the items or need some guidance, please let me know! I'm here to help and get you started off on the right "seam"! :-)

{Basic Sewing Kit} items:

1 pair sewing/fabric scissors (just a basic pair is fine)
1 sewing gauge (kind of like a ruler, made of aluminum and has a slide on it)
1 - seam ripper
1 - spool all purpose white thread
2 - spools colored all purpose thread (You choose! It is helpful if these match the background of the fabric you pick out)
a couple of bobbins (your sewing machine may have come with some - so check there first before buying more)
hand sewing needle 
straight pins

Here is a basic outline of what we will do each day and my recommendations where to purchase fabric, what type and exactly how much.

Day 1 - Learn how to thread machine, wind a bobbin, and sew with different stitches.
Stitching Sampler project {materials provided}
Square Pins Pincushion {materials provided}
(extra project if time allows - sparkly ribbon headbands)

Day 2 - Continue practicing straight stitch and "right sides together".
Secret Message Pillow
{materials needed: 1/2 yard cotton fabric, 1 felt square for pocket in coordinating color}
Welcome to My Room Sign
{materials needed: 1/4 yard cotton fabric (or one fat quarter of fabric), 1 felt square, a 12" length ribbon or rickrack}

Day 3 - Make a casing, iron safely, reinforce stitch, turning corners.
Etc. Backpack
{materials needed: 1/2 yard cotton fabric, 3 1/2 yards of 1/2" (3/8" or 5/8" will work) wide ribbon.
Zippy Pouch
{material needed: 1/4 yard cotton fabric, 7 inch long zipper}

Day 4 - Turn a corner, reinforce stitch, make a casing, iron safely, customize.
Water Bottle Holder
{materials needed: 1/4 yard cotton fabric, 1 yard of 1" (7/8" will work too) wide ribbon or cotton webbing, 18 inches of thin ribbon or yarn}
{materials needed: 1/2 yard felt, 8" length of 3/4" wide elastic (just get one pack of 3/4" elastic) optional - to make another case for travel, bring a new washcloth too!}

Hobby Lobby or Joann's here in town will have everything you need for camp materials. Please email me if you have any questions:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Sewing Camp dates & info

Camp dates for Summer 2015 are:

June 15-18, 2015    Camp One


June 22-25, 2015    Camp Two

Each camp will run Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to noon.  Girls ages 8 and up are welcome to sign up for one or both camps. All will be taught on a beginner level - no experience is necessary!

Girls will learn the basics of machine sewing and make simple, FUN projects! Summer Sewing Camp will inspire and teach girls how to sew on a sewing machine.

Camps will take place in my home in River Chase subdivision (off 306) in New Braunfels where we have plenty of workspace for the girls.

Cost is $115, which includes materials for your first project and a snack each day.  You will be responsible for the remaining materials, colored threads, scissors, etc. The girls LOVE to be the ones to choose their own fabrics! You must bring a sewing machine to camp (and it can stay all week).  The materials lists and projects will be posted shortly!

To sign up- email me to get your name on the list! Send your child's name, age, name of primary contact person, contact info (phone and email) and which camp week you prefer.  Each week will have a maximum of 6-8 spots available.

Who am I? I'm Lisa Holcombe, home school mom to seven (6 of those girls), sewist & crafter. Contact me for questions.