Here are some project examples to choose from:
- Design and make a square pillow form and pretty pillow case
- Design and make a fuzzy goofy toy
- Design and make a bag to carry books and other precious items
- Design a fabric and build a lunch bag
These are some skills which will be taught:
- Time management
- Drafting patterns
- Machine sewing
- Straight sewing
- Installing a zipper
- Hand sewing
Your teenager will choose which project they want to make. They will be shown examples of finished projects and fabric samples. From there they will be given coloured pencils and paper and asked to “sketch” how their item will turn out. Collage, using magazine cut outs or fabric samples, is strongly encouraged. Your teenager will be taught throughout this project that they might make slight, or not so slight, adjustments as they create their piece. We will teach your teenager how to draft his/her item on paper and to transfer those ideas to fabric, creating a three-dimensional object.
Each teen will work at his/her own pace. Should your teenager complete one project, he or she may begin a new project.