Every summer I teach sewing lessons to children. I call it Creative Sewing Camp. At the first camp back in 2001, the students each made a rag doll from my pattern. Over the next years they made fairies, mermaids, hobbits, dragons, and even designed their own dolls. In 2006, I added a fashion sewing class which later evolved into a chose your own project class. I’ve missed the dolls.
This year I am going back to how it all began and will have a class devoted to stuffed animals and monsters. Two of the classes will be the usual clothing class, but one week will be Create-a-Critter. I’ve had so much fun working out the patterns and stitching them up. I can’t wait to see how the kids like them! I’m hoping the monsters will entice some boys into taking the class this year. I haven’t had a male student since the very first year. Sewing is such a great skill to have for everyone, not just the females.
What do you think?
Students will make at least one in each of the first three groups. The frog is for fast students with some experience. It has a zipper and bottom gusset, but is not too hard. The critters range in size from 6-9 inches tall. Which will you chose?