Roselyn with the kids holding their finished projects.
Six years ago, I was asked if I would like to teach kids to sew. Since I was a retired Home Ec and Elementary school teacher it was a dream of mine for several years. The Kids Summer Sewing Camp was launched and has become a summer tradition at the Bellingham and Mount Vernon store locations. This camp is designed to introduce kids ages nine and up to the joy and fun of sewing. I have now added intermediate and advanced classes to the original beginning class. This summer's camp was a great success, ten girls ages 9-15 completed four projects. While completing these projects they learned how to operate their new Natalie Baby Lock Sewing Machines, cut out a pattern, read a pattern, make french seams, how fabric is made, what grain lines are, the purpose of finishing raw edges, using a variety of built in stitches, and many other sewing skills.
A student working on her project.
They all said how much fun they had! It really kept me hopping to help each one. One young girl asked me how old I am and I said 75 years old, to which her Mother exclaimed "No way". The more you enjoy what you are doing, the younger you feel! Plans are already being discussed for next years camp. NOTE: Thank you Moms, Dads, Grandmas and all who let me teach your girls this year. I look forward to these camps every year and the fun and joy of working with these kids. Check out all of the fun classes that Quality Sewing has to offer here.