Summer Sewing "Selfie Time"

Monday

 

 

 

Schedule

8.45am BE READY

  • Be ready for start of camp

  • Enter Zoom meeting

  • Be wearing your headset and test the microphone

  • Have participants/campers on mute

  • 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

  1. Admit campers.

  2. Greet campers whilst waiting for everyone to join.

  3. Have campers start on the Welcome Activity - "All About Me"

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

  5. This is the time we would like the campers to interact so keep them UNMUTED and ask them to say their name and an interesting fact you (the instructor) choose.

 

SUGGESTION: Who taught you how to sew?

9.40am - 9.55am (15 Mins)

GOALS

  • With campers muted:

    • Introduce camp projects

      • Show samples of each item​

      • Explain goals for the week

      • and goals for today

    • Camp Guidelines - click here

9.55am - 10.45am (50 Minutes)

 

SEWING ACTIVITY

Ask campers to get out bag labelled "Selfie Time Bookmark"

Supplies needed: pincushion, needle threader, scissors, needle and thread

  • VIDEO "How To Thread A Needle"

  • Campers: practice threading needle​​

Note: Experienced sewers can sew decorative stitches on the bookmark. For repeat campers who have already gone through the sewing basics they have an extra activity in their supplies box, for example, "Mouse In A Tin" - check with Kim.

  • VIDEO "How To Tie A Knot"

  • Campers: practice tying a knot

  • VIDEO "Cutting Fabric"

  • Supplies needed: bookmark, scissors, 6" ruler

  • Campers: cut bookmark (practice piece)

10.45am 15 MINUTE BREAK (Use this time to help anyone catch up)

11am

  • VIDEO "Straight Stitch"

  • Introduce thimble and suggest that campers get used to wearing it

  • Campers: Use threaded and knotted needle to practise straight stitch

  • VIDEO "Lock Stitch"

  • Campers: practice lock stitch

  • VIDEO "Whip Stitch"

  • Campers: work on bookmark

12PM LUNCH BREAK

 

1pm - 1.45pm ACTIVITY 

 

PHOTO BOOTH PROPS

  • Campers need to open bag labelled "Photo Booth Props"

  • VIDEO "Photo Booth Props"

  • Campers who finish early can color on coloring sheet or work on bookmark some more

1.45pm 10 MINUTE BREAK (use this time to help anyone if needed)

 

1.55pm - 2.15pm (20 Minutes) CUT TOTE BAG

  • Supplies needed: Bag labelled "Selfie Tote Bag"

  • Campers: cut all pieces (ready for sewing tomorrow)

  • Bag Front and Back, Pocket, Pocket Flap

  • Leave Keychain In A Safe Place

  • Campers who finish early should work on coloring sheet

 

2.35pm WIND DOWN

  • Clean up

  • Prepare for tomorrow

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

  • Campers share "what I liked about camp today..."

3pm END OF DAY

  • End zoom meeting for all - do not leave open

  • Make sure you are prepared for tomorrow

      Goals for today

(morning and afternoon groups*)

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

  • To make photo booth props*

  • To prepare fabric for tomorrow*

      Goals for the week

  • To learn how to sew

  • To make a bookmark, tote bag, keychain and dream catcher

  • To have fun and to make new "virtual" friends

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

For tomorrow's Show & Tell bring....

Something you sewed or that someone sewed for you.

GENERAL SUPPLIES In Camper's

Box From SEW HAPPY:

  • Sharp scissors

  • 3 Needles

  • 3 Needle threaders

  • Pincushion

  • 6 Pins

  • 3 Spools of thread

  • Seam ripper

  • Thimble

  • 6" Ruler

  • Project Bags

CAMPERS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SUPPLY:

  • Markers or colored pencils for coloring

  • Sharpies

  • Fabric Markers (optional)

PROJECTS INCLUDE:

  • Selfie Tote Bag

  • Speech Bubble Keychain

  • Bookmarks

  • Friendship Bracelets

  • Dream Catcher

  • Stickers

  • Photo Booth Props

WELCOME ACTIVITY

Photo Booth Props
Whip Stitch

Click here for "Would You Rather...."  use these when you have time during the breaks or if the campers need a break!

Extra Videos You May Need To Access

How To Untangle A Knot

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