Kids Sew Camp, day 1

Ready to go

Here’s how the Sew Maris studio looked Monday morning. Clean, projects organized, and layout re-arranged in preparation for eight little girls to learn how to sew. Promptly at 1:00 pm they began arriving, and my teaching partner Kris Royer-Collins and I were in the thick of it. Setting up machines, teaching threading, showing them how to start seaming fabric.

Kris and I met several times before Sew Camp, planned our projects, strategized best teaching approaches, discussed organizational options—but we forgot to plan adequately for the energy quotient to explode with the arrival of eight eager little girls! Talk about going from zero to sixty in a blink….fun times! I really had to laugh—yesterday took me back to the days of raising my own four kids,and all the Girls Scouts, Cub Scouts, birthday parties, sports activities craziness that used to make up my daily life.

We did not get any “action shots” of the girls working on their machines yesterday, and also did not get any pix of their finished projects. (Give me a break, people – I am seriously out of practice handling this age group!) Here are some cute shots of the conversation we had during snack time, and I promise to try for better projects-in-process shots today. No guarantee about the outcome, but will definitely try!




Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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