Note: This summer camp takes place Monday-Friday, July 13-17 from 10 am to 2 pm daily.

In this new camp you’ll make projects from everyday worn out materials like jeans and t-shirts, socks and fleece. We’ll build skills sewing with a machine, weaving and braiding, and customizing in fun ways! Projects like the stenciled denim tote and squishy pillow pal give you lots of room to make design choices to match your experience and express your own style. You’ll never look at your outgrown and torn clothes the same way again, seeing cool opportunity to make something fresh from something old! Ages 8+

Impact: Discarded textiles and small scraps of fabric are diverted from the waste stream to make unique creations, while teaching kids textile craft skills.

Participant and Materials Requirements: No previous sewing experience necessary, but participants must be able to safely handle scissors and other tools. All materials provided. Please bring a snack, lunch, and water. 

Instructor Libby Chenault

Libby Chenault

About the Instructor: Libby Chenault is a local fiber artist, mother and popular workshop teacher around town. During the school week, Libby works with kids of all abilities as a paraeducator at Carl Cozier Elementary School.  For over a decade she taught gardening and craft classes through the Bellingham Parks and Rec department for folks with disabilities and kids. She specializes in working with recycled materials and adapting projects to students interests and abilities. Learn more at