2018 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.

 

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: January 6
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Level 1: Drawstring Backpack – $45

In this camp students will continue building machine operation and stitching skills, while making a simple drawstring backpack – perfect for carrying books, art projects, or anything at all! This class is for beginners with minimal machine experience, and is a great intro to bag-making. Limited to 4 students.

Dates: January 13
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Level 2: PJ Pants – $90

In this 2-session camp students will make cozy pajama pants perfect for lounging or sleeping. 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. Please note that students will attend BOTH days. Limited to 4 students.

Dates: January 27 & February 3
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Level 1: Absolute Beginner – $175

In this camp students will learn basic sewing machine operation and stitching skills, while making a “burrito-style” pillowcase, a drawstring backpack, and an art journal cover. This camp is just perfect for absolute beginners who are new to machine sewing. Limited to 5 students.

Dates: February 19 – 22
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Level 2: Sewing Machine Tools Mat – $45

In this camp students will make a mat for their sewing machine, that includes handy pockets for all their favorite sewing machine tools. 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: February 10
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Level 2: Confident Beginner – $175

In this camp students will continue building upon basic sewing machine operation and stitching skills, while making a pair of comfy pajama pants, a small zippered pouch, and a travel-sized pillow. This camp is just perfect for students who have completed a Level 1 sewing session. Limited to 5 students.

Dates: February 19 – 22
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. There is no supply list for this camp, as each student will bring their own project.

Date: January 7
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Date: January 28
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
February 4
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Date: February 11
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 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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