Our sewing studio is chock-a-block with fabric, ribbons, trims and notions – a young designers paradise! Our camp instructors are eager to teach – all have experience working in the fashion industry from custom design, bridal and running a fashion label.
Learn about the design process, fashion illustration, cutting fabric from paper patterns and constructing garments.
We will also cover finishing techniques including hemming, zippers, button holes and working with elastics.
We have lots of options
Skill requirements: Fashion Camp is geared towards ages 12-17. Participants must have basic sewing skills to attend. The includes being able to thread the sewing machine, sew straight lines & curves, back stitch [sewing backwards] and have completed several sewing projects either at home or in school. No previous experience sewing clothing is required, this is your chance to get started!
Material requirements: Sewing equipment, patterns and some materials are included in the cost, however you will need to purchase the main fabrics for the clothing projects. You will receive a 20% discount on materials purchased through both The Makehouse and Gala Fabrics.
We will be in touch at least 2 weeks before the camps begin to let you know how much fabric to buy for each project! If you already have a fabric stash or sewing patterns at home, even better!
Equipment requirements: Please note that we provide a sewing machine for you to use in the studio, but you are more than welcome to bring your machine from home. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time. You are welcome to store it here for the week of the camp.
Group size: We like to keep this camp cozy and fun, so attendance is limited to 8 guests.
We encourage you to send snacks and refreshments with your kids as it’s much easier to be creative when you have fuel for the brain! We serve herbal teas and water during the camp. Please inform us if your child has any food allergies.
Raglan Tee-Shirt (knit) - 1 meter
Tee-Shirt or Tank (crew-neck, boat-neck, scoop neck) (knit) - 1meter
Sweetheart Tee or Tank (knit) - 1 meter
Flare Top / Dress / Tunic (knit) 1m (top) / 1.5m (dress)
Flare Tank or Tee (knit) - .5 meters
Simple Tee /dress (knit or woven) - 1/2 meter (top) / 1 meter (dress)
Draped Vest (knit) 1.5 meters
Dolman Crop Top (knit or woven) - 1 meter
Dolman Top / Tunic (knit) 1 meter (top) / 2 meters (tunic)
Asymmetrical Top (knit) 1.5 meter
Woven Tee or Tank (woven) - 1 meter
Woven Tank or Dress (woven) 1/2 meter (tank) / 1 meter (dress)
Circle Skirt (knit or woven) - 2 meters
Hankerchief Skirt - (knit or woven) - 1.5 meters
A-Line Skirt - (woven) - 1meter
Maxi Skirt (knit) - 1 meter
Maxi skirt (woven) - 2 meters
Leggings (knit - must stretch 4 ways!) - 1m (under 5”6) or 1.25 m (over 5”6)
Sailor Shorts (high waist) (woven) - 1/2 m (short shorts) / 1m (3/4 length shorts)
Basic Shorts (woven) - 1/2 meter
Romper (woven) - 1 meter (shorts) / 1.5 (3/4 shorts) or 2 meter (pants)
Pyjama Pants (woven) 1.5 meters
Sweat Pants (sweatshirt knit or French Terry) - 1.5-2 meters (depending on width)
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