Join us for a week of sewing and creative fun making cute, customized accessories and bags!
In this week long camp:
We’ll make a range of cool projects to use in your everyday life like zip pouches, tool or pencil cases, cross body or mini messenger bags, and hip packs.
We’ll use applique and hand embroidery to add flair to a garment or bag, or use decorative mending to give a favorite piece of clothing new life.
We’ll learn various zipper techniques, how to sew with clear vinyl, how to make a fully lined bag, plus some fun hand stitching skills to add to your creative toolkit.
This class will be taught be Niku Arbabi of xostitches.net
Prerequisite: this camp is for teens (12-17) with basic machine sewing experience, and for those who are confident/intermediate sewists who want to try some more advanced techniques.
Previous hand sewing experience is not required.
If it’s been more than a few months since you’ve independently sewn a project, we’re happy to set up a private lesson refresher to get you up to speed. Please contact us as soon as possible to set that up.
If you have any questions about your skill level, we are happy to discuss! Just send us an e-mail at email@example.com
*Camp waivers will be emailed when you sign up. Please be sure to fill it out and bring it on the first day of camp. If you do not receive the waiver email, shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure you get it.
Bring something to add an embroidered patch or applique to on Thursday such as a shirt, jean jacket or vest, skirt or a piece to do some decorative mending. Bring a few pieces and we’ll work on as many as we can!
Some of the fabric for pouches, tool cases, clear vinyl, magnetic snaps and other supplies will be provided and included
Fabric and supplies that campers will choose themselves for messenger or cross body bags we'll help with selection and can be purchased by parent at pickup
We recommend bringing a basic toolkit with fabric shears, long pearlized head straight pins, thread snippers, seam ripper, fabric marking pen or chalk, magnetic seam guide, hem/seam gauge, and extra bobbins and machine needles for your machine. Be sure to label everything.
We will have toolkits available for campers to purchase. Additional tools and supplies will be provided.
Studio machines are available to rent for camp, but we strongly encourage you to bring your sewing machine if you have one so you can learn techniques on the machine you’ll use at home.
Note: machines must be in good working condition, so if it hasn’t been cleaned or serviced recently, please call or email Tessa to schedule machine servicing before camp. email@example.com