The last two years I planned projects we could start and finish during our 3 hours. The problem with that I found is that we were all feeling rushed and not getting great quality sewing done and the teens were not learning important techniques. So this year, I made a plan, for the entire year. Here's the plan ASGLA Website
I talked to my teens and they liked this idea.
We met last Saturday, each teen brought a pattern and fabric of their choice. There were 15 teens and 5 mothers (I don't mind at all when a parent or family member joins in, they learn some sewing, and can give their teen important one on one assistance! I promised a sewing related gift to any teen who brought their completed item to our next meeting ... I hope that motivates them to do their homework. Some of them brought patterns for American Girl doll clothes, purses, pj's, tunics, tops, and dresses. It was a nice variety for them all to see. I can't wait to see their creations at the next meeting. I will post photos here too. Share your talents with others. Sewing is a life skill, and hobbies help keep them out of trouble!