I love, love, LOVE teaching, encouraging, enabling (whatever you want to call it) teens and kids to sew!
This past weekend me and my fellow enablers volunteered to teach a Teen Sewing Camp at the Glendale Quilt Guild's Quilt Show. This is a big local Show - although I do believe people fly in from all over to go to this. We had 17 students. We prepared kits from donated fabrics and supplies. These kits were provided to the teens/kids for free. The Guild charged $20 per person to cover the cost of the venue. What a deal!
Their choices were: tote bag (with optional pocket and/or applique); drawstring beach bag; zippered pouch (they love this one.. and there was no zipper fear!); pillowcase (great beginner project); and 9 patch pillow (in keeping with the quilt show theme). The class was from 10-4 with an hour (or so) for lunch. During lunch, I encouraged the kids to check out the Show, look at the quilts, and visit the vendors, both to give them inspiration and me and my fellow enablers a break!. My feet were sore at the end of the day, but oh how good I felt to share my love of sewing.
We were invited back for next year!