Fashion Sewing Camp | Day 1 | A First Sewing Project

This is my second year teaching summer camp at St. Francis Community Center in Raleigh. Sewing is definitely coming back into vogue - as witnessed by a doubled camp enrollment from last year! So what makes a good project for a vivacious group of first time sewers?

Blossoming Headbands at Fashion Design Sewing Camp | Belinda Lee Designs | Raleigh NC
Blooming headbands in Peacock and Soft Lilac at Fashion Sewing Camp


Why, Blooming Headbands of course! This great beginner project uses sharp scissors, felt, headbands, beads, thread, needle and a glue gun. With a bit of sewing guidance, these campers stitched together their first project in about 90 minutes. Impressive!

Blossoming Headbands at Fashion Design Sewing Camp | Belinda Lee Designs | Raleigh NC
Blooming headband - cute enough to wear back to Camp Day 2!

We also created Vision Boards. Each girl cut and pasted pictures from fashion magazines and catalogs onto colorful scrapbook paper.  Then they took to the Fashion Hotseat where they presented their Board to the group. Using their Vision Board and the observations of the other campers - we discovered each other's Signature Colors.

We'll be creating projects from We Love To Sew by Annabel Wrigley of Little Pin Cushion Studio.

Watch this spot each day this week to see our camp creations.

Tomorrow, we are working on Spring Bling Rings and Folded Flower Pins.