Ok, so I know that on Facebook I said we'd have "celebrity" camp counselors, but we thought it would be fun to kick off craft camp with yours truly :)
I created a project (with the help of our graphic designer, Jenn) for you to do with your kids that uses some very simple hand sewing techniques like the Running Stitch and the Whip Stitch. The downloadable instructions for the bean bags can be found here or you can click on the tower of bean bags below!
*Once you've opened the instructions, print them out at full scale and then get crafty with your kids!
Now, for the first MMF Summer Craft Camp Challenge...
We want you to work with your children (campers) to sew up some bean bags with Michael Miller Fabric and then come up with fun games or activities that you can do with the bean bags.
Here are a couple examples to get you started...
How about Tic-Tac-Toe on the side-walk?
This game would require at least 10 bean bags- five in one color, five in a different color, and some sidewalk chalk.
|*fabrics pictured above are from our Modern Basics Collection|
|*Supplies pictured above: scissors, pins, thread to match, dried beans, sewing needle, fabric fat 1/4's|
Or, you can make some sweet smelling lavender sachets. Wouldn't these make great gifts?
|*Fabrics pictured above are coming soon...|
|*Supplies for the lavender sachets: scissors, decorative ribbon (optional for gift giving), thread to match, sewing needle, dried lavender, fabric fat 1/4's|
Here's how to enter the challenge...
1. Sew a bean bag or two with your kids... and then brainstorm with them and come up with some fun bean bag activities
2. Help the kids write down their ideas and/or photograph them and then send them to us!
3. You can email the ideas and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Post your ideas and/or photos to our Facebook page
5. Tag @michaelmillerfabrics on your Instagram photos of the bean bags and use #MMFCraftCamp
Two lucky campers will win MMF Summer Craft Kits with mystery fabric bundles and fun sewing supplies!
Please start sending your entries by August 4th. We'll pick our campers on August 7th at 4pm est. We'll also post MMF Summer Craft Camp Project #2 on the 7th!
(I can't wait to share our Celebrity Counselor!)
Happy Sewing, Campers!