Join our fun kids events this summer while spots are open!
For newbie sewists check out the “Intro to Sewing” camps
All other camps are for intermediate-advanced level students who have taken at least the Intro class. Some camps require additional experience. Please check the recommended skill level. PLUS, Sign up for one camp and you can receive A DISCOUNT of 10% off another camp(equal or lesser value) for the same child or for a sibling. Please contact the studio for how to redeem the discount before you sign up!! Please also note that for classes that have multiple offerings (for example the intro camp) – the number of tickets left is the total for all camps. So if you want a specific week please sign up soon to ensure a spot in that particular camp. If you want to know how many spots are open for a particular week of camp just ask!
Camps Listed by week, for AM (9-12) or PM (1-4)
June 11 week –
AM – Intro
June 18 week –
AM – Fashion Design Maker | PM – Summer Reading Set
June 25 week –
AM – Intro | PM – Make Your Own Clothes
July 9 week –
AM – Make Your Own Clothes | PM – Intro
July 16 week –
AM – Fashion Design “Mini” Maker | PM – Doll Clothes
July 23 week –
AM – Intro | PM – Summer Reading Set
July 30 week –
AM – Unconventional Fashion
Aug 6 week –
AM – Bag for All Seasons | PM – Intro
Aug 13 week –
AM – Intro | PM – “I Spy” Quilt
American Girl Doll Clothes Making Camp$215.00In this intermediate level camp students are welcome to bring their American Girl doll or ANY other 18" doll to camp so they can model the clothes they make! During the camp students will learn to design and sew clothing and accessories for their doll. So let's make some fashionable dolls and have some fun! This camp is for students entering grades 1-8 who have taken at least the Intro to sewing camp or series of classes.
Backpack for all Seasons camp$225.00In this intermediate level camp students will make this useful and fun backpack! It’s great for any outing where you need to be hands free! The foldover top and closure keep things secure, while the front zippered pocket keeps essentials within easy reach. Adjustable straps make it wearable in any season. For students entering grades 2-9 who have taken at least the intro to sewing camp or series of classes.
Fashion Design “mini” Maker Camp$265.00Experience what it's like to be a designer this week! Create a design uniquely your own, work within a specified budget and take a shopping trip to Firecracker Fabrics to make your look come to life. Instructors will assist students in making their own patterns to create their looks and work through the process of garment construction and stages of fit to complete the look. Students will be invited to present their look in a small show at the studio at the end of the summer or early fall so they can show off their design to friends and family. This camp is for students entering grades 2-5 with prior intermediate level sewing experience (must have taken more than the intro to sewing camp/classes)
Fashion Design Maker Camp$290.00Experience what it's like to be a designer this week! Create a design uniquely your own, work within a specified budget and take a shopping trip to Firecracker Fabrics to make your look come to life. Instructors will assist students in making their own patterns to create their looks and work through the process of garment construction and stages of fit to complete the look. Students will be invited to present their look in a small show at the studio at the end of the summer or early fall so they can show off their design to friends and family. This camp is for students entering grades 5-12 with prior intermediate level sewing experience (must have taken more than the intro to sewing camp/classes)
Intro to Sewing Camp$215.00Perfect for beginner level students who have not sewn before (or with very little experience). All new students (at least 6 years old)entering grades 1-9 will make a pillow, drawstring backpack, apron and pj pants.
Make Your Own Clothes Camp$220.00In this intermediate level camp students will have the opportunity to expand on their pattern reading skills and work on their garment construction abilities while making either a dress or romper/jumpsuit available in short and long lengths. We can also modify the pattern to be made without the ruffle if you choose and be made with simple straps instead. Choose a fabric you love and make the garment your own! This camp is for students entering grades 1-9 (with prior experience).
Summer Reading Set Camp$215.00Planning to do some reading, writing, drawing this summer? Combine that love with your love of sewing and make some awesome items to take with you on your summer trips, use by the pool, or lounging around the house! In this intermediate level camp, students will have the opportunity to make a reading pillow complete with pocket, journal organizer and bookmark. We will explore not only the use of the sewing machine but will also include an introduction to embroidery stitches and appliqué basics! A fun camp you won't want to miss, for students entering grades 1-9 who have taken at least the intro to sewing camp, classes or similar experience.
The “I spy” quilting camp$250.00I spy with my little eye something....everyone knows the game, this summer your child will make an "I spy" quilt using an array of fabrics to keep the eye searching for fun and new things in their quilted design. We will cover piecing techniques, quilting, and binding and how to use a walking foot. For students entering grade 3-9 who have taken at least the Intro to Sewing camp, series of classes or similar experience.
Unconventional Fashion Camp$255.00Have you thought about what it might be like to use unconventional materials to design and make clothing? Then this is the camp for you! Inspired by the favorite unconventional challenge of Project Runway, this camp will teach students to think outside the box when it comes to design. This is sure to be a fun camp! Students will be invited to show their looks at a small fashion show at the end of the summer or early fall at the studio to show off their look to family and friends. (Design and Image courtesy of my wonderful assistant Alana Yoffee - Pittsburgh Fashion Week, made from Xerox paper!)