Fashion Design "Denim-tastic"

Monday

Projects:

Jean Shorts

Fashion Mask

Phone Case

Accessories

GENERAL SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY SEW HAPPY:

  • Sharp scissors

  • 2 Needles #6

  • 1 Embroidery Needle 

  • 3 Needle threaders

  • Pincushion

  • 20 Pins

  • 2 Spools of thread

  • 2 Skeins Embroidery Floss

  • Seam ripper

  • Thimble

  • Measuring Tape

  • Gluestick

  • Masking Tape

  • Frixion Marker

  • 1 1/2 yards blue pompom trim

  • Extra buttons

  • Spool of wide ribbon

  • Garbage bag (1 black, 1 blue)

  • 10 yards blue tulle

  • White t-shirt

SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY CAMPER:

  • Full size mannequin

  • Markers

  • Sharpies

  • 2 Magazines

  • Fabric Markers

 

Schedule

9.45am 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

 

 

10am MEET 'n' GREET (20 Mins)

  1. Greet campers whilst waiting for everyone to join.

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

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

  4. Mute ALL campers then unmute each camper one at a time as you go around the "room" and ask everyone to say their name and an interesting fact you (the instructor) choose.

SUGGESTION: Your name and favorite TV show

NOTE: If you can get the kids interacting at this point, great but you can do that tomorrow after everyone gets more comfortable.

10.20am GOALS (10 Mins)

  • With campers muted:

    • 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

 

1pm SEWING BASICS (50 Mins)

Supplies needed: pincushion, needle threader, scissors, needle and thread. IMPORTANT: Make sure the camper is using the #6 needle which is in the same bag as the pincushion. (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

Note: Only experienced sewers can do this activity. In most cases campers should be working on the practice piece even if they have sewn before. It's always good to have a refresher and we will be offering this project later this week.

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 cut jeans in preparation of projects

      Goals for the week

  • To learn how to hand 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 and to make new "virtual" friends

How To Thread A Needle
How To Tie A Knot
Straight Stitch
Lock Stitch
Cut First Leg
Other Leg
Measure & Cut Phone Case
Draping Tulle Mini

What to bring for Show 'n' Tell tomorrow:

Fashion Challenge:

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

Measure & Cut Mask Fabric
Experienced Sewer Activity

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

Mark Shorts For Cutting
Draping Tulle Maxi
How To Cut Fabric

THESE ARE FUN QUESTIONS TO FILL IN 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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