Whether it's to fix that hole in a person's favorite pair of Levi's or to turn an ordinary T-shirt into a unique statement, sewing is a skill that remains in high demand.
The Oklahoma County Oklahoma State University Extension Center, 930 N. Portland, is doing its part to keep local youth threaded with its "Summer Sewing" camps.
Going on Monday through Friday, July 13, and again July 16-20, the camps will teach kids ages 9-18 how to use sewing machines, prepare patterns, and perform actual sewing, cutting and construction.
"If they've never done any sewing or designing or things like that, that's fine," Gale Goodner, communication specialist for Oklahoma County Extension Services at OSU, said. "If they are a little more advanced, then (the counselors) can work with that, too."
For each camp, enrollees can choose between a morning session, lasting 9 a.m. until noon, and an afternoon session, from 1-4 p.m. Counselors will be helping kids make everything from room decorations, such as pillows and teddy bears, to wearable fashion, such as jean tote bags.
"What's really good about our camps is we limit the number of kids in each one, so there can never be more than 10," Goodner said. "There's lots of one-on-one help."
The camp costs $50, plus supplies, but the sewing machines are provided. For more information or to register, call 713-1125.