Fashion Design "Denim-tastic"

Monday

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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

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What to bring for Show 'n' Tell tomorrow:

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Fashion Challenge:

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

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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!

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