"Learn the basics of sewing by creating three projects at this camp!
Session one of the camp will introduce students to sewing with a crash course on the sewing machines and how to use it. After exploring the sewing machine and learning new stitches, students will learn how to sew a pillowcase. This intro project will allow students to take their time with their new found skills!
Session two will build off the first class by showing more ways to put fabric together and teach students how they can incorporate pattern into their sewing by creating a thrown pillow. We will discuss how quilting involves piecing and many other applications for this technique. Piecing will help students understand many of the formal elements of composition, like balance, focus, pattern, and proportion in a fun and explorative project.
Session three will conclude the camp with students sewing a drawstring bag. Personalization is an important part of sewing, and this project will allow students to be even more creative. This project will also help students recognize the importance of measuring when it comes to creating projects.
For ages 10-18
Materials fee: $50 for all three sessions
Student Supply List: COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. TW can provide fabric for all sessions which will be included in the materials fee costs.
Session One Pillow Case: 1 yard of main fabric.. ⅓ yard of cuff fabric. ¼ yard of trim fabric. Consider buying fabrics that correspond. All fabrics should be cotton.
Drawstring Backpack: 1/2 yard of cotton fabric. 4 yards of cording(ribbon/paracord/rope). If going to Joann’s, refer to their trims or home dec notions aisles.
Number of hours for class:
Start: June 20th 1-4:00 PM
End: July 11th 1-4:00 PM
Day 1: June 20th - Pillowcase
Day 2: June 27th - Pieced throw pillow
Day 3: July 11th - Drawstring bag
Instructor: Annika Koch and Julia Bannerot"
Instructor Bio: Annika Koch is from Zimmerman, Minnesota, and attends Colorado College in downtown Colorado Springs. After working at a fabrics and craft store for over a year, Annika fell in love with sewing and quilting. She started on a cheap sewing machine, but that was enough to start a passion. Annika currently interns at Textiles West through her Bonner Fellowship at CC. She hopes to learn more about textiles and learn how to dye especially! Aside from a love of art, Annika enjoys hiking, video games, and spending time with friends and family!"
Julia Bannerot is a multidisciplinary artist, however she works mostly with clay and fiber. Her work explores themes of interconnection, vulnerability, and ambiguity. She grew up in Colorado Springs and received a BA in studio ceramics from the University of Northern Colorado in 2018.