Summer Sewing Camps Offered – (Check Availability at Bottom of Page)

2017 Sewing Camps:

STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM:

Love to Sew Studio offers a variety of summer sewing camps for kids ages 8-18 to cater to every young seamstress’s goals! Beginner campers start with our Learn to Sew Camp, where they master the basics and make fun projects of their choice! Afterwards, campers can choose from a number of focuses. Students interested in Fashion Design and Costuming can take our Fashion and Costume Design Camp, Novice Designer Camp, and the Rock the Runway Series. Crafty Campers can take the Craft Camp, as well as the newly added My American Girl Doll Goes Glamping Camp and Designing and Sewing for My American Girl Doll Camp! Quilters can take the Quilting Camp and this year’s Butterfly Quilt Camp.

Learn to Sew Camp

Love to Sew Sewing Studio, a pink, black, and white sewing studio.Camp Highlight: During this week you will learn sewing basics to get you started on whatever focus you are interested in. Your first project is a drawstring bag which will be your “sewing locker” used to carry all your goodies and supplies! You will make other fun projects too – beginner level projects in any category, like room decorations, pillows, skirts, stuffed animals, and more! After you have completed this camp you may move onto other camps.

Duration: One week, either full day or half day. (Only half day is required to move onto other camps.)

Skills You Will Learn: Students will learn parts of the machine, how to thread the machine, how to make a bobbin, straight stitch, reverse, zigzag, how to seam finish, and more.

Projects: During this week of camp students can make a wide variety of projects: a drawstring bag, fabric art, a 9-patch pillow, p.j. shorts, a skirt, small stuffed animal, etc.

 

Fashion and Costume Design Camp

Sewing student Rebecca making her own denim tiered skirt and rust colored pretty summer top.

Camp Overview: If you love to sew and want to make your own clothes, then this camp is for you! Start with simple projects and work your way up to more intense outfits. You will be working at your own pace and learning new skills.

Duration: One week of full day camp.

Skills You Will Learn: Sewing basics, working with patterns, reading patterns, finishing techniques, seam finishes, and more, depending on experience level.

Projects: During this week of camp you will make at least one complete outfit or more, depending on the difficulty and detail of each garment. Most campers make clothes for their own wardrobe. You can make daywear, evening wear, costumes, and even clothes for men and toddlers!

Rock the Runway Series Camp

Eleven year old Fashion student walking down the runway in the jumper and white fur coat she designed and sewed.Camp Highlight: Are you ready to ROCK THE RUNWAY? This camp is for students who are serious about sewing and fashion design and who are interested in making a collection for the runway for our annual Fall Fashion Show. For the duration of your two or more weeks of camp, you will work exclusively on building your fashion line: picking a theme and creating at least three complete, cohesive looks. You will be working at your own pace and learning new skills. At the September show, you and your friends can model your garments and strut your stuff for the audience and judges! Make it work!

Duration: Two or more weeks of full day camps.

Skills You Will Learn: Sewing basics, working with patterns, reading patterns, finishing techniques, seam finishes, and more. Advanced students can learn skills like altering patterns, draping techniques, and more.

 

Craft Camp

A group of handmade stuffed animals you can sew at summer sewing camp.

Camp Highlight: Come and spend your week making as many crafts as time allows!

Duration: One week, half day or full day camp.

Skills You Will Learn: Sewing curves, pivoting, hand sewing techniques, stuffing, tricks, secrets, and short cuts in making crafts.

Projects:  It’s up to you! Come make stuffed animals, silly monsters, dolls, pillows, decorations for your room, and more!

 

 

 

 

Quilting Camp

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Camp Highlight: You will learn the steps of making a quilt, and bring home a completed quilt! We have plenty of patterns to choose from and you are welcome to make a raggedy quilt, appliqué quilt, pieced quilt, or memory quilt during the week.

Duration: One week of full day camp.

Skills You Will Learn: Straight stitch, reverse stitch, measuring with fractions, how to press seams on a quilt, matching seams, speed sewing, sewing along the pressure foot, and more.

Projects: You will complete a quilt during the week. If finished early, students are welcome to make crafts during the extra time.

 

 

Butterfly Quilt Camp

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Camp Highlights: During this week of camp you will learn the steps in making this big beautiful butterfly quilt!  We have plenty of bright and cheerful fabrics to choose from but you are always welcome to bring your own.

Duration: One week of full day camp.

Skills You Will Learn: Straight stitch, reverse stitch, how to press seams on a quilt, matching seams, applique, stitch in the ditch, free-motion quilting and more.

Projects: You will complete the butterfly quilt during the week. If finished early, students are welcome to make crafts during the extra time.

 

 

NEW: Designing & Sewing for My American Girl Doll

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Camp Highlights: You are the fashion designer for your American girl doll! Whether your doll needs a new dress, scrubs for work, bathing suite for her beach trip, or a new Halloween costume, come and spend your week designing and sewing new looks for your doll.

Duration: One week, half day or full day camp.

Skills You Will Learn: Sewing curves, pivoting, hand sewing techniques, costume making, how to make a casing, and more.

Projects: It’s up to you! You are the fashion designer.

 

 

 American girl doll tent and sleeping bag

NEW: My American Girl Doll Goes Glamping!

 

Camp Highlights: Get your American girl doll ready for her very first Glamorous Camping (Glamping) trip with her very own fancy tent and matching sleeping bag & pillow!

Duration: One week, half day or full day of camp.

Skills You Will Learn: Straight stitch, reverse stitch, sewing curves, pivoting, how to sew a zipper, and more.

Projects: A full size reversible tent to fit one American girl doll, a quilted sleeping bag with a zipper, & matching pillow for your American girl doll.

 

 

Summer Sewing Camp Details

Details: Instruction, Supplies, etc.

Our camps provide a positive, fun, and safe environment where kids can learn a valuable, life-long skill; gain self confidence; explore their creative side; and feel pride in their completed projects and accomplishments! Campers receive colorful ribbons for each project completed that they can collect. Those focusing on fashion design earn rosettes for finishing an entire look!

Campers receive personal instruction to help them achieve their goals. We have an excellent 4 -1 camper/teacher ratio. Students with different sewing camp focuses (fashion, quilting, etc.) and sewing experience levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) work simultaneously; this adds tremendously to our fun atmosphere of creativity and inspiration!

We provide all supplies: sewing machines, thread, fabric, dress forms, iron, notions, patterns, and more! Students are also welcome to bring their own patterns and fabric. We run an open sewing studio so that students can advance at their own pace and make projects that they find most interesting and exciting.

 

Days & Hours

Full-day camps run throughout the summer on Mondays – Thursdays, from 9:00am – 3:00pm, with a relaxing poolside 45 minute lunch break. We have both a morning session (9:00am – 11:30am) and an afternoon session (12:30pm – 3:00pm) for our half-day camps. Campers ages 8 & 9 are encouraged to attend several half day camps to make the most out of their sewing experience. We recommend full day camps for older students. You can find our schedule and availability further down the page.

 

Camp Fee

  • Half day, morning 9:00am – 11:30am, $210.00
  • Half day, afternoon 12:30pm – 3:00pm, $210.00
  • Full day, 9:00am – 3:00pm, $415.00 (after first week of camp, additional weeks are $395.00, or 2nd child in same family also doing the same week of camp is $395.00)
  • There are no discounts for multiply 1/2 day camps or siblings doing 1/2 day camps

 

To Be Noted 

All camps run Monday – Thursday. 

Full day campers need to bring a lunch. 

Each camp type shown above is offered every week during the summer unless other wise noted. Camps are run simultaneously. So there may be someone making a quilt, while someone else is making a skirt, while yet another student in the same week of camp may be making a stuffed animal. In our 15 years of running sewing camps we have found that this method works best, and each student’s project is inspiring and encouraging to the students who are seeing the process in that same camp.

 

Camp Registration

Every year since we began in 2001 every week of camp has sold out. So please register early to avoid being put on a wait-list. Call or e-mail FIRST to hold your child’s place for camp. By doing so, you are verifying that room is available. 

Early Registration (before May 15): The student registration form and a $50.00 non-refundable deposit, per camp, per student, is due by May 15, 2017, and is required to reserve a place in the camp. The remaining balance is due in the studio on or before June 1, 2017. If the remaining balance is not at the studio by June 1, you will lose your child’s spot to someone on the waiting list and forfeit your deposit.

Anyone registering after May 15, 2017, the student registration form and full payment must be received by the studio within 10 days of email or phone registering. 

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Payment

You may pay by cash, check, or credit card. If you are paying by credit card we have a $15.00 processing fee per week of full day camp, and an $8.00 processing fee per week of 1/2 day camp. Please make checks payable to: Love to Sew Studio. Please be advised we have a strict NO REFUND policy, however, we do understand that circumstances come up, and we offer a generous exchange policy. Please see our Summer Camp Cancellation/Exchange Policy Page. More information can be found on our Studio Guidelines Page.

 

Wait List

If there is a week of camp you’d like your child to attend and it is full, please let us know and we will put your child on a wait list. Even though it is rare that we get cancellations, we do get students that need to change their week of camp from time to time. We know that the uncertainty of the wait list is inconvenient so we do our best to communicate with you through email updates.

 

2017 Summer Sewing Camp Schedule & Availability:

June Camps Morning Camp 9:00a-11:30a Afternoon Camp 12:30p-3:00p Full Day Camp 9a-3p
June 19 – 22 am –This Camp is FULL pm –This Camp is FULL full day –This Camp is FULL
June 26 – 29 am –1 spot left pm –1 spot left full day –1 spot left
       
July Camps Morning Camp 9:00a-11:30a Afternoon Camp 12:30p-3:00p Full Day Camp 9a-3p
July 10 – 13

 

am – This Camp is FULL

(1 on wait-list)

pm – 2 spots left full day – This Camp is FULL

(1 on wait-list)

July 17 – 20 am – 1 spot left pm – 2 spots left full day – 1 spot left
July 24 – 27

 

am – This Camp is FULL

(1 on wait-list)

pm – This Camp is FULL

(1 on wait-list)

full day – This Camp is FULL

(1 on wait-list)

       
August Camps Morning Camp 9:00a-11:30a Afternoon Camp 12:30p-3:00p Full Day Camp 9a-3p
July 31 – Aug 3 am – This Camp is FULL pm – 1 spot left full day – This Camp is FULL
August 7 – 10 am – 1 spot left pm – 1 spot left full day – 1 spot left
August 14 – 17 am – 2 spots left pm – 1 spot left full day – 1 spot left
August 21 – 24 am – 5 spots left pm – 1 spot left full day – 1 spot left

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