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Design is where ideas come from. It’s a process for generating ideas, a method for evaluating ideas, and a way of communicating ideas. Design is the problem solving that shapes the world. As a designer you are the inventor, the creator, the maker, and the “make mistaker”…because the best design grows from trying things a few different ways. Join us as we go where no one has gone before…into your imagination.

Think out of the box, solve problems in creative ways and design something spectacular in Daring Designer Camp!

Campers in all age groups experience a unique, hands on learning experience in a laid back atmosphere that is meant to inspire! We teach important skills using curriculum tested in sewing studios across the country.

100 Level Summer Program (Age 6-11): Learn to sew for beginner/adv bginner. Fun sewn craft projects

200 Level Program (age 10-16): Fashion Sewing & Design

1/2 day camps:

Intro to Fashion Sewing - Learn to sew in 3 fashion projects! ITFS is our 8 hour foundation sewing skills module for beginner stitchers in 4th grade and above. All students transitioning into our 200 level courses must complete these three projects. In our summer program we offer this as part of each camp week.


Activewear
Upcycle Atelier
Street Style Couture

Campers are split into 2 groups by age: Kids (6-8) and Juniors (9-11). They work on the same general theme throughout the week but with separate instructors and age/skill appropriate projects.

Super Seamsters (age 6-8)

Daring Designers (age 9-11)

Seamsters Local runs weekly programs all summer for all age groups in our air conditioned Marblehead studio.

200 LEVEL (TWEENS + TEENS)

200 Level is focused on fashion and garment sewing. Each week has a fashion based theme with special projects, areas of study, challenges, and local field trips or guest speakers pertaining to that theme.

4th graders and up with foundation sewing skills work with FashionKit Patterns to create capsule collections based on the weeks theme. We include special modules on styling, textile design, and fashion illustration. Advanced stitchers who attend any 200 level camp are welcome to choose any project from our FashionKit Patterns library to work on independently.

Participants who are new to sewing must take our Intro to Fashion Sewing class, camp, or equivalent to gain foundation skills before moving on to 200 Level FashionKit Patterns projects. We offer this 3-project curriculum as a 10 week course in the spring and along side 200 Level camps in the summer. 4th graders and above who are interested in fashion can “level-up” quickly in our summer program by taking a full day (or 2 half days) of Fashion Camp.

  • 1/2 day campers in ITFS will complete 3 core projects plus participate in other camp activities like textile design, illustration, styling, mood boards, etc.

  • Full Day campers in ITFS will complete 3 core projects + 2 or more FashionKit Patterns projects… and participate in other camp activities like textile design, illustration, styling, mood boards, etc.

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100 LEVEL (KIDS + JUNIORS)

Introduction of various aspects of sewing and design intended to build proficiency, confidence, and a love for the sewn craft.


UPCYCLE DESIGN LAB

Ready to put the books to rest and get the summer party started? Join us for a week of ultimate creativity as we turn forgotten fabrics into fabulous finds!  Reimagine a pair of jeans, rework an old sweater, renew a worn tshirt… the only rule is, start with something used and have fun giving it new life!  

***Due to varying school schedules we offer this camp week a la carte. You may register in single, half day increments. All other camp weeks are 5 days either half or full day weeks and they can not be prorated.

PARIS FASHION WEEK

BON VOYAGE! | DOLL FASHION DESIGNER: TRAVEL EDITION
Projects may include: Doll skirt and top, lounge pants, eye mask and slippers (for the plane), swimsuit, duffle bag, sling for your doll

SEW CHIC | FASHION DESIGNER
Projects may include: Petal skirt, wrap skirt, overall shorts, stretchy tank top, headband accessories

HELLO PARIS | DOLL MAKER & STYLIST
Miko Designs Paris Doll or Bunny

CREATIVE CREATURES | PLUSHIE DESIGNER

Welcome to the world of soft toy design! These adorable 3-dimensional plush characters are fun to make at any age and more challenging than they look. Campers will learn the ins and outs of making loveable and sturdy soft toys using professional techniques to make limbs, sew eyes, choose stuffing, size up or down a pattern, and sew with various fabrics.  Choose your favorite friends from our plushie wall and customize the pattern and fabrics to make them yours!

QUILT QUEST | QUILT DESIGNER

Quilting is a way of sewing together various small pieces of fabric to make one larger sheet of fabric you can turn into a blanket, a pillow or something else. Throughout history people have used quilting to represent themselves, their communities, ideas, values, emotions, and memories. There are many forms of quilting. It can be a very exact science or it can be more free form and loose. Combine colors & patterns to express yourself or tell your story in a way that is unique to YOU. The process is fun, individual, and you’ll be amazed at the finished product!

Get ready for lots of designing and sewing. This camp is a lot of both. Great for beginners to get a lot of practice on the sewing machine and great for more advanced sewers to explore the artsy side of sewing.

GAME ON! | TOY & GAME DESIGNER

Design your own games using fabric… Sound like a challenge? Let’s conquer it! Practice hand and machine sewing while we make some fun travel games before rounding out the week with a design your own game challenge! Campers are introduced to various textiles and methods of putting them together. Projects may include: Travel tic-tac-toe or checkers, memory games, magnetic fishing game, bean bag toss, bowling, and more.

MY FAVORITE THINGS | UNICORNS, RAINBOWS & MERMAIDS
”When the dog bites…when the bee stings…when I’m feeling sad…I simply remember…”
The ONLY camp week where we use flippy fabric (in specific applications…) to bring some bling to our mystical creations. Projects include: unicorn pillow with flippy horn, rainbow pillow with flippy cloud, mermaid doll with flippy tail, themed accessories (ie. headband/crown, zipper pouch, friendship bracelet)

MY COZY SPACE + EXTREME BEDROOM MAKEOVER | INTERIOR DESIGNER


Each session is 5 days, Monday-Friday.

Half Day AM (M-F 9am - 12pm) for $295
Half Day PM
(M-F 1 - 4pm) for $295
Full Day
(M-F 9am - 4pm**) for $525.


Sorry, we do not offer partial weeks with the exception of June 17-21

FULL day campers bring their own lunch and do non-sewing related activities from 12-1pm. Weather permitting we will take lunch outside)

Register online or in person. We accept all major credit cards, cash or check. Payment in full is required to reserve your spot in camp.