Mini Backyard Camp "Denim-tastic"

Monday

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

  • Garbage bag (4 black, 4 blue)

  • 2 x 10 yards blue tulle

  • 4 White t-shirts

  • 4 Full size mannequins

  • Markers

  • Sharpies

  • Fabric Markers

  • 4 Intro Felt Pouches

  • strips

  • backing fabric for pillow

  • stuffing

  • fabric for pocket

  • About Me Dice

 

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

 

9.30am SEWING BASICS (50 Mins)

Supplies needed: Bookmark practise piece, pincushion, needle threader, scissors, needle and thread. IMPORTANT: Make sure the camper is using the #6 needle (The chenille needle and embroidery floss are to use for decorative stitches later in the week).

  • VIDEO "How To Thread A Needle"

  • Campers: practice threading needle​​

  • VIDEO "How To Cut Fabric"

  • Campers: practice cutting fabric

  • VIDEO "How To Tie A Knot"

  • Campers: practice tying a knot

 

  • VIDEO "Straight Stitch"

  • Use threaded and knotted needle

  • Campers: practice straight stitch

  • VIDEO "Lock Stitch"

  • Campers: practice lock stitch

10.25am 15 MINUTE BREAK

 

10.40am Intro Felt Pouch (45 Mins)

  • Supplies needed: Sewing Machine, Intro Felt Pouch

11.25am FASHION CHALLENGE (25 Mins)

  • Supplies needed: Mannequin, tulle, pins

  • VIDEO: Demo of draping tulle

  • FASHION CHALLENGE

 

11.50am WIND DOWN (10 Mins)

  • Clean up

  • 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

      Goals for today

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

  • To learn the basics of machine sewing

      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 

How To Thread A Needle
How To Tie A Knot
Straight Stitch
Lock Stitch
How To Cut Fabric
Draping Tulle Mini

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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