Sewing Camp 101
Both Sewing School books have a lot of great tips and information for sewing with groups, but since camp is fresh in my mind, I thought I'd give you some of my tips and tricks to help sewing camp run smoothly. The best advice I can give anyone is to plan ahead and be organized. In all teaching, I've learned that the more organized I am, the smoother it will go with the kids.
Sewing camp is tons of fun, but can get crazy and messy very fast - watch out! We stop several times for quick 30 second clean-up breaks and needle checks. This makes clean up easier at the end of the day.
This post has lots of good tips for machine sewing with kids.
earlier camp posts, we took a book and snack break each day. Sewing makes you hungry and it's good for the kids to switch gears after a long morning of creating. There's a big list of sewing themed books in Sewing School as well.
If you have any tips or tricks for sewing camp, please mention them in the comments section. We'd also love to see pictures from your camp!