This Summer, send your teen to sewing camp for a full week of cool projects! After learning the basics of a sewing machine, like how to thread it, wind a bobbin, and troubleshoot regularly encountered issues, teens will get to make 4 things that they'll take home and cherish!
These projects will introduce teens to commonly used sewing techniques and each project will teach a new skill while reinforcing ones already learned.
Pencil case zippered pouch - this introductory project will use techniques like choosing fabric, cutting and fusing stabilizer, and sewing a zipper using a special presser foot. These versatile zipper pouches will surely become a favourite to make over and over, with its endless outer and lining fabric combinations. Time permitting, teens will get to make more than one.
Raglan style t-shirt - stretchy fabrics are voted by beginners as the most intimidating projects to sew. Well, no time like the beginning to be thrust into the realm of jersey knits! Although an overlock machine makes easy work of sewing knits, not every beginner will have this machine in their craft room, so, we'll be learning how to sew them with a regular, domestic sewing machine! Teens will learn how to read a pattern, transfer it to fabric and cut it out. Using a zig zag stitch, they will learn how to sew seams and hems, neckbands and sleeves.
Pillow cover - cutting and piecing fabric by sewing machine, with lots of practice pressing fabric with an iron. Once the pillow cover is sewn up, the whole thing will be turned right side out through an opening left in the sewing step. then a slip-stitch technique will be used to close up the cover on the 16" pillow.
Messenger bag - aside from the sheer awesomeness in learning how to make a bag, techniques like sewing straps, making button holes and sewing on a button will be learned while making this unisex wardrobe staple.
ALL materials are provided in this course. There are lots of choices of fabrics to suit all tastes, so teens will be free to be as unique and expressive with their imaginations.
The projects are gender neutral so all genders are welcome to participate!
The course runs for one full week, Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Please let us know which week you would like to enroll your teen in, when booking. Have a second and third choice ready, just in case your first choice is already full!
Option 1: Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29
Option 2: Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 6
Option 3: Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13
Option 4: Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20
Option 5: Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10
Option 6: Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17
This program is limited to 4 participants of ages 13 and up. Since every child's aptitude differs, we will consider younger participants. We would be happy to meet with you and your child to assess their level of enjoyment in this course.
The program is $500, taxes, all supplies and materials are included. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration to confirm your child's spot. Payment in full (balance of $450) is due by May 1st, to ensure your child's participation.
Please contact Amanda to complete your registration:
- via phone at 514-379-1977,
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- in person during shop hours at 3993 rue Wellington in Verdun.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- Cancellations made before June 1st: Any registration fees paid, less the $50 deposit, will be refunded.
- After June 1st: Any registrations fees paid, as well as the $50 deposit, are not refundable. However, if there is a waiting list and another child is able to fill your spot, you will receive a full refund, less the $50 deposit.