Mini Backyard Camp "Denim-tastic"

Tuesday

Projects:

Jean Shorts

Fashion Mask

Phone Case

Accessories

GENERAL SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY SEW HAPPY:

  • 4 x Sharp scissors

  • 12 Needles #6

  • 8 Embroidery Needles 

  • 8 Needle threaders

  • 4 Pincushions

  • 1 Box of Pins

  • 8 Spools of thread

  • 4 Skeins Embroidery Floss

  • 4 Seam rippers

  • 5 Thimbles

  • 4 Measuring Tapes

  • 4 Gluesticks

  • 4 Masking Tapes

  • 6 Frixion Markers

  • 4 x 1 1/2 yards blue pompom trim

  • Extra buttons

  • Spool of wide ribbon

  • Garbage bag (4 black, 4 blue)

  • 2 x 10 yards blue tulle

  • 4 White t-shirts

  • 4 Full size mannequins

  • Markers

  • Sharpies

  • 2 Magazines

  • Fabric Markers

  • 4 Intro Felt Pouches

 

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY CAMPER:

  • 1 Pair Of Jeans

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Schedule

8.45am BE READY

  • Be ready for start of camp

  • Have samples ready to show during Meet 'n' Greet

  • Have materials ready for demonstration if needed

  • Have water close by

  • Have camper info in case you need to contact a parent by phone

 

 

9am MEET 'n' GREET (20 Mins)

  1. Have campers start on their Welcome Activity: Start filling out the "About Me" Dice.

  2. Introduce yourself and tell the campers a little bit about you including your sewing experience.

  3.  Take turns to ask everyone to say their name and an interesting fact you (the instructor) choose.

SUGGESTION: Your name and favorite TV show

9.20am GOALS (10 Mins)

    • Introduce camp projects

      • Show samples of each item​

      • Explain goals for the week

      • and goals for today

    • CAMP GUIDELINES

10.30am FASHION DRAWING ACTIVITY (30 Mins)

Outfit Collage

Supplies needed: Bag labelled "Outfit Collage"

Magazines (supplied by camper)

Gluestick

Scissors

11am 15 MINUTE BREAK (Use this time to help anyone catch up)

11.15am CUT JEANS (45 Mins)

  • Supplies needed: jeans, scissors, masking tape, measuring tape

 

  • VIDEO Mark Shorts With Masking Tape

  • Using measuring tape measure and masking tape -

  • Measure 4" down from crotch seam and make a cutting line on one leg with masking tape.

  • VIDEO Cut First Leg

  • Cut.

 

  • VIDEO Other Leg

  • Fold jeans in half and mark other leg with masking tape. Cut.

 

  • VIDEO Measure & Cut Phone Case Fabric

  • Take one of the legs and measure 11" up from the hem. Use masking tape to make a cutting line. Cut.

  • VIDEO Measure & Cut Mask Fabric

  • Take one of the legs and measure 11" up from the hem. Use masking tape to make a cutting line. Cut.

KEEP THESE 3 PIECES FOR PROJECTS. THE REST CAN BE USED AS NEEDED.

 

12PM LUNCH BREAK

1.50pm 15 MINUTE BREAK (use this time to help anyone if needed)

 

2.05pm FASHION CHALLENGE (30 Mins)

  • Supplies needed: Mannequin, tulle, pins

  • VIDEO: Demo of draping tulle

  • FASHION CHALLENGE

  • Campers who finish early should work on coloring sheet

 

2.35pm WIND DOWN (25 Mins)

  • Clean up

  • Prepare for tomorrow

  • Show 'n' tell (Instructor should do today and plan what campers bring for show 'n' tell tomorrow)

  • If time - campers share "what I liked about camp today..."

3pm END OF DAY

  • End Zoom meeting - do not leave open

  • Make sure you are prepared for tomorrow

      Goals for today

  • To learn how to thread a needle, tie a knot, straight stitch and lock stitch

  • To learn the basics of machin

      Goals for the week

  • To learn how to hand and machine sew

  • To re-purpose a pair of jeans in to shorts, fashion mask, phone case and accessories

  • To learn about fashion design

  • To have fun 

Cut First Leg
Other Leg
Measure & Cut Phone Case
Draping Tulle Mini
Measure & Cut Mask Fabric
Mark Shorts For Cutting
Draping Tulle Maxi

Fashion Challenge:

Use draping technique with tulle and pins to create a party dress for a special occasion. Do not cut the tulle.

What to bring for Show 'n' Tell tomorrow:

The Campers don't have this - it's for you to tell them and you can ask the questions during Show & Tell

THESE ARE FUN GAMES WHEN CAMPERS ARE FINISHED EARLY OR IF YOU FEEL LIKE THEY NEED A CHANGE!

Extra Videos You May Need To Access

Whip Stitch
How To Untangle A Knot
How To Thread A Needle
Straight Stitch
How To Tie A Knot
Experienced Sewer Activity
Sewing A Button
Lock Stitch

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