Annabelle has been interested in sewing for a while now. I knew it would make a great 4H project for her to work on this year, and I thought there’d be several other little Cloverbuds in our club who might be interested in sewing, too. So it made perfect sense to host a little mini-sewing camp for our club. We limited it to 6 girls (one was unable to come that day, so it ended up being 5), and it turned out to be a great number. I’d asked my mom to help me, and she recruited a retired school teacher she knows who loves to sew. With three of us leading the group, we had plenty of adults to help the girls.
My parents bought Annabelle her own sewing machine for Christmas and a couple of the other girls had their own machines, too. I’d set up our machines for the ones who didn’t have thier own, and paired them at three tables.
We held the camp on our sunroom, and to hide the Barbie loft and our exercise equipment, I set up a little backdrop. It was also a great spot for our little fashion show pictures when the girls were all finished with thier sewing projects.
The girls were itching to get started! After a few practice stitches, we started on their project, which was a simple skirt. I’d chosen this, becuase I knew the girls could enter them into the Suwannee River Fair and participate in the fair’s fashion show with them.
We took a break for lunch, when DW got there with our Chick-fil-a nugget tray.