This was my first week working with Sue, my sewing instructor, for the Activ8 program at Columbus State University (where I am currently taking my adult sewing classes) as a part-time Program Aide. There are 2 different sewing classes every week (one in the AM and one in the PM). I really enjoyed working with Sue and the children this week for the "Hats off to Sewing" class. They made 2 different style hats that were absolutely adorable. I also made them both when I came home from work. I just couldn't resist LOL. This is what they looked like.
It was so much fun helping them to make sure their machine was threaded correctly, cutting fabric, showing them where to start sewing, where to stop sewing and to "fix" at both ends, seam ripping, seam ripping and seam ripping...did I say I was seam ripping LOL. They had so much fun when they had their "free sewing" time. They would go through the scrap box of fabric and pick out coordinating fabrics to make their little shoulder bags, blankets, doll clothes, etc. I loved their expressions when they would complete something they made and would run over to Sue and I to show us. One girl made an awesome patchwork tote bag with a liner in it. I told her she could be a purse designer if she wanted to. Their ages ranged from 8-14 and it reminded me of being that age and making things in camp. I remember showing it to my counselors and then bringing it home to show my parents and I still remember to this day everything I made.
I am looking forward to this week's class. They will be making "Creature Bean Bags". Once they are done I will post pictures of those.