2017 Sew Camps

Medina Kids Doll Clothes Camp

Not sure where to start?

If your student has no experience with a sewing machine, the best camp for her (or him!) is the “burrito-style” pillowcase. This camp assumes zero machine knowledge/experience, and has a fun technique that kids find very intriguing. If your child knows how to thread a sewing machine, and wind a bobbin correctly, then any of the other Level 1 camps are great choices. If your child has completed a few of the Level 1 sessions recently, then they can choose any of the Level 2 camps they find interesting. One note—if there has been a long break since the last time your child sewed anything, a Level 1 “refresher” camp is a great way to re-acquaint them with their sewing machine and brush up on those skills. A new camp for all sewists is “Making Friends with Your Sewing Machine” – a fun way to get more proficient at using your own sewing machine.

Minimum age for young sewists is 8 years old.

Advanced Camps generally require solid sewing experience, so please send me an email (maris@sewmaris.com) if you are not sure whether these classes are a good fit for your child.

Make Friends With Your Sewing Machine – $45

In this camp students will gain confidence threading, cleaning, and troubleshooting problems with their sewing machines, as well as learn all of the accessory feet included and how best to use them. This class is for all levels who want to better understand their machine. Requirements: You must bring your own machine + all accessories + manual + thread. No additional supplies needed. Limited to 4 students.

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Level 1: Absolute Beginner: Burrito-style Pillowcase – $45

In this camp students will learn beginning machine operation and stitching skills, while making a “burrito-style” pillowcase. This fun technique produces a beautifully made pillowcase for a bed pillow. This class is for absolute beginners. Limited to 4 students.

Dates: February 4
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Level 1 Beginner Sew Camp – $175

In this 4-day camp students will learn beginning machine operation and stitching skills, while making 3 projects: a burrito-style pillowcase, a simple and practical drawstring backpack, and an embellished cover for a book or art journal. This class is for absolute beginners. Limited to 4 students.
Dates: February 20 – February 23
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Level 2: Fleece PJ Pants with Pockets- $90

In this camp students will make cozy polar fleece pajama pants perfect for lounging or sleeping, and learn how to insert inseam pockets into a garment. This class is for students who are very comfortable with threading and operating a sewing machine, and have completed 2 or more Level 1 classes. Polar fleece fabric is required for this camp: no exceptions. Limited to 4 students.

Dates: January 30
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00pm
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Level 2: Reversible French Chef’s Apron – $45

In this camp students will make a classic French chef’s apron with a pocket, only our version will be reversible! This class is for students who are very comfortable with threading and operating a sewing machine, and have completed 2 or more Level 1 classes. Limited to 4 students.

Dates: January 22
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Level 3: Zippered Clutch Purse – $45

In this camp students will make a cute zippered clutch purse with a strap and optional inner pocket. Students need to be very comfortable with threading and operating a sewing machine, and have completed Level 1 and Level 2 classes. Limited to 4 students.

Dates: February 18
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Advanced: Open Lab – $45

In this camp students will get bring a project of their choice, and work on it with supervision and assistance. This class is for students who are very comfortable with threading and operating a sewing machine, are able to sew independently, and have some experience following commercial pattern instructions. Permission required to register for this camp; limited to 4 students.

Dates: January 15
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Dates: January 29
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Dates: February 12
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Dates: February 26
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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Fashion Design: Skirts – $220

This camp is designed for students aspiring fashion designers who are ready to tackle drafting flat patterns from body measurements. You will start by making a simple straight skirt body block using your personal measurements, and then learn how to add design lines to create any skirt style you want! This class is available by instructor permission only, and will be limited to only 4 students. This class is intended for students with strong sewing skills who are ready to begin designing their own garments. Please Contact SewMaris to discuss class registration.

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