Upcycle Atelier

Summer Fashion Studio is an emersive sewing and design experience rooted in the Seamsters Local philosophy… Only by sewing can you learn how to sew. You don't have to understand directions. All you have to do is follow them one step at a time. We believe it is just as important to be invested in a project  

leading kids in the right moment of their development will yield much better results because the children will be more assured of the mastery of their skills, since they feel more in charge of acquiring them.” 

Find your voice through practicing constantly. - PD James

learn asic techniques such as how to thread a sewing machine, how to sew on a curved and straight edge fabric, how to sew to fabrics together, work with measuring toolsWe give young designers the resources, encouragement, and freedom to try new things, make mistakes, learn from them, and have a blast doing it!

There is no experience required. We take a very personal approach to teaching with small groups and individual attention.

Intermediate students work on Fashion Kit projects of your choice from our library of patterns. Instructors will guide you to projects appropriate for your skill level.

Beginners will complete our Intro to Fashion Sewing curriculum before moving onto other Fashion Kit projects. Intro to Fashion Sewing consists of the FK Shopper Tote, FK Sunday Shorts, and an Infinity Scarf.

Expect to finish 2-3 projects during each half-day of camp.

Age 11-17 | M-TH 1-5pm | $375 per week

*Price includes $65 materials fee



Create a visual representation of your collection using collage, illustration, and fabric swatches


Focus in on the latest fashion trends and techniques to construct them.


Strike a pose with your makes and your friends in our fun fashion photo booth!


Modern Quilting

Using solid colors and simple shapes learn the sew and turn technique to applique designs onto your quilt surface. Then straight line quilt your project which can be made into a bag, pillow, lap quilt or other item. Get ready for artistic designing and lots of sewing!


Focus on bags and hardware. Guided projects include the “Making Backpack” or “Roll-Down Backpack” from Noodlehead Patterns or the popular Fashion Kit Mini-Backpack.

Advanced students may work on projects of their choice from the FK library.

You’ve thrifted the stores…now reinvent your own wardrobe.


Invent your street style and rock it! Build a capsule collection that reflects your individual style with premium fabrics and great fitting, on-trend Fashion Kit Patterns.


END OF SUMMER FASHION SHOW - Walk the runway !


Intro to Fashion Sewing is perfectfor fashion students to and how to sew a zipper.   improve your sewing skills

Garment Construction Studio. Garment Construction Studio is when you start to make actual garments.

Making garments for the first time ever can be very challenging but having professors that are dedicated to helping their students makes a big difference. And practice, practice, practice! Your work may not be perfect, but it is definitely worth the feeling of accomplishment when you finish a dress, pants or anything.

June 24-28
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9
August 12-16
August 19-23