Skills required: Students MUST be at least 11 years old and have completed at least one week of Basics of Sewing Camp or a month of sewing classes by the start date of this camp. Ages 11 -17 will make a sturdy backpack with strong zippered top, adjustable straps, and pockets. Students will be able to choose from a variety of medium to heavy weight fabrics appropriate for backpacks. They will choose the pocket style an number of pockets they desire. They will learn tips and tricks for sewing with heavy fabrics and heavy top-stitching thread. Sewing machines are supplied, but students may bring their own sewing machine. Upon completion of their backpack, students will be able to choose (with guidance) what they work on for the remainder of the week from a variety of patterns and fabrics. The number of projects each student finishes during a session will depend upon the skill level of the student and the difficulty of the projects they choose.
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