The Makehouse is now in its sixth year offering creative camps and the experiences we offer continue to grow. Our team have tons of fun teaching your kids how to create, design and sew! Our fashion studio is chock-a-block with fabric, ribbons, trims and notions – a young creators paradise.
The group size will be a maximum of 12 kids so there is plenty of one to one help.
Make Camp is open to ALL levels of sewing experience. We also have Fashion Camps (ages 12-17) for youth who are confident with basic sewing machine skills and would like to move on to creating clothing from patterns.
Monday – Needle felting & Hand Sewing -(needle felt is the process of interlocking wool fibres by pocking with a barbed needle) Make anything from your imagination (animal, character or other object) from wool roving using this fun technique.
Tuesday – Sew Many Squares – Introduction to the sewing machine and patchwork projects including alphabet, pillows, tote bags, pencil cases and more.
Wednesday – Sock Animals & Dolls – Sock puppet making, hand & machine sewn dolls, animals & monsters – creating your own 3D friends from our large collection of materials!
Thursday – Getting Quilty - Learn basic quilting skills and create a wall hanging, placemat or pouch!
Fashion Friday – Bring old clothes from home to re-style or re-purpose (this can be mom and dad's old clothes too!).
All materials and equipment are provided for each and every project.
We encourage you to pack snacks and refreshments with your kids as it’s much easier to be creative when you have fuel for the brain! We provide water and herbal teas. Please inform us if your child has any food allergies.
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