Do you love fashion and sewing?
Our fashion 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 with young people and working in the fashion industry. We have taught hundreds of people to create, design and sew through our workshops, camps and Fashion Machine project. We can’t wait to teach yours!
What will you learn?
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.
During the week we make leggings and there will be a choice of several patterns including tee-shirts, tunics, shorts, dresses and skirts. We will also look at making simple alterations and additions to existing clothing on the last day.
Skill requirements: Teen Fashion Camps are geared towards ages 13-17. 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.
Snacks & Refreshments
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.
Photo by Pamela Bethel from Fashion Machine 2014