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Sundays July 15 & 22 2018
1:00-5:00pm

All materials provided
2 class series
Only open to Girl Scouts of NorCal

BADGES & PATCHES
Juniors will be prepared to earn the Product Designer Badge
Seniors will earn the Textile Artist Badge

Brownies look for the Pet Badge coming soon.
All participants will receive a Camp Fashionista fun Patch!

INTRODUCTION TO THE SEWING MACHINE
Safety and explanation of machine parts and their functions, threading the machine, winding the bobbin, troubleshooting techniques, what a woven fabric is,  correct pinning,  how to measure seam allowance accurately, how to sew a hem,  learn to make a casing, then create a drawstring bag using these skills.

SEWING WITH KNITS
What a knit fabric is, what kind of needles to use for sewing with knit fabric, how to change a needle, sew with 2 different stretch stitches, make a hem using the zig zag stitch, create stitch samples to keep as a reference.

 FABRIC CARE
How to wash different fabrics, shrinkage and why we wash fabric before we sew clothing, ironing and why it matters in sewing, mending holes with Stitch Witchery and hand sewing. 

HAND SEWING
How to thread the needle and tie a knot, learn 2 basic stitches; running stitch & whip stitch, how to sew on 2 kinds of buttons: shank and sew through, then make a donut or banana pincushion using these stitches.