Woman opens free sewing camp, teaches kids how to run own businesses

Enkeshi El-Amin plans to expand 'Sew It, Sell It' to an after-school program.  WBIR

Enkeshi El-Amin plans to expand 'Sew It, Sell It' to an after-school program.

WBIR

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Enkeshi El-Amin, a sociologist who studied at the University of Tennessee, was preparing for a career as a professor when a happy accident changed the course of her life. 

El-Amin said she was interviewing for a news article about her side job as a seamstress/designer when she casually mentioned the possibility of one day opening a summer camp for kids. When the article was published, so was the idea for the camp, and support from the community came rushing in before El-Amin even knew what she was doing.  

"The support from the community was overwhelming. It came from everywhere," El-Amin said, realizing her idea was pushing towards reality quicker than she expected. "It was really an idea that was able to come to fruition through support from the community." . . .

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