Perfect for ages 9 – 17
Nurture your child’s creative spark and feed their sense of accomplishment. Learning to Sew can give your teen the confidence to be themselves and discover their own Brand of Fabulous. Sewing gives a skill-set that invites creative expression. When they have that, they have a way to stand out that is healthy, unique and lasting. It’s the best gift you can give your kid – a way to be themselves.
In this camp we make a very cool bag with a hidden pocket and a simple garment – all fabric is included
Please make sure your tween or teen brings a good snack/lunch class.
What you will learn in a Teen Sewing camp:
- use a sewing machine
- trouble-shoot simple machine issues (that happen all the time)
- sew a buttonhole and button
- use a simple pattern
- simple thread and fabric facts
- the what, why and how of sewing supplies
- repurposing tips, design elements and more
- AND having made a a very cool reversible bag with hidden pocket and a simple garment they helped design.
After this camp your kiddo will be ready for Fall Teen Sewing 102: where we make a garment with a commercial pattern.
July 29-Aug 2
Each camp is limited to 8 students. Minimum enrollment is 4 students. If a camp is cancelled your money will be refunded, with the option of enrolling in a different camp.
Knowing how to sew set my life as a preteen in the direction of believing I could do nearly anything with my hands and imagination. It made me as I made skirts and dresses and gifts for family and friends. Knowing how to sew shaped my identity as I transformed my bedroom with fabric and texture. It allowed me to speak my style at every dance and taught me the value of my time and my babysitting money. Sewing became my way of speaking ME to the world without even realizing that was what I was doing. It remains a form of magic and joy so 40 years later.