Orange County Texas Agrilife Extension is bringing the basics of sewing to children during two-day camp

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Orange County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office taught children how to sew with a hands-on camp Monday and Tuesday.

The three-hour a day class taught the basics of a sewing machine, different types of fabric and the basic of hand sewing.

The inaugural event is one County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences Fallon Foster hopes to make an annual event.

With the assistance of 10 volunteers, the 21 students were taught how to make pillowcases and tissue box covers.

“It was my first time to sew,” Maggie Fisher, 8, of Mauriceville said. “I want to do this at home.”

Fisher said it was her first time to experience hand stitching and sewing in general.

The children also learned about teamwork as they worked together to cut fabric for their pillowcases.

Susan Garrison, program assistant with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, said the children were enjoying the camp.

“It takes longer to plan a project,” Garrison said. “But the children are so loving it.”