Summer Fashion Studio
Intermediate and advanced students age 10-17 with foundation sewing skills (ITFS or equivalent) who can thread their own machine, keep an even seam allowance, and have experience working with flat patterns are welcome to join us for a summer of creative risk taking and exploration.
In Summer Fashion Studio students work independently on Fashion Kit projects or other garment, accessory, or quilting projects from sketch to finished product. Instructors work with each student to choose skill level appropriate projects that reinforce sewing skills and construction techniques while encouraging self expression and creativity in design.
We invite all artisan students to explore our Upcycle theme this summer! We’ve gathered interesting techniques, materials, and ideas to transform old into new, trash into treasure. Let’s see what YOU can design!
How It Works
Materials and patterns are not included
Once students are using garment sewing patterns on their own with confidence we emphasize budgeting time and materials along side encouraging creativity in design. Students working on independent projects can bring some or all of their own fabrics and trims or purchase what they need from our shop by the 1/4 yard. We are not a fabric retailer but we do carry a limited supply of premium apparel fabrics appropriate for the sewing patterns we carry.
Gift cards may be purchased online, during registration, or at the studio for use in class. We keep track of student balances and let you know when they are low. Online tracking of student accounts will be available in the fall.
Fashion Kit patterns are $15 each or $49 for a 4 pattern bundle!
Schedule + Cost
3-DAYS | $195
9 hours of sewing over 3 days
2 smaller projects or 1 larger project
We suggest starting with a $50 gift card for a 3-day pass.
Choose any 3 days of the week.
Additional days may be purchased for $75/day. Subject to availability.
4-DAYS | $265
12 hours of sewing
2-3 smaller projects or 1-2 larger projects
We suggest starting with a $75 gift card for a 4-day pass.
Choose any 4 days of the week.
Additional days may be purchased for $75/day. Subject to availability
15 hours of sewing
3 smaller projects or two larger projects
Take more time customizing and embellishing your projects.
Details + Registration
Cost $375 (includes $65 materials fee*)
Max enrollment 6 students
Lead Instructor Nyla DuBois
*If you would like to bring your own material we will provide the fabric requirements and pro-rate the tuition
ITFS is a prerequisite for all other studio apprentice level courses. Upon completion of the course students may move on to other Fashion Kit Patterns projects in subsequent weeks of camp OR will be eligible to take apprentice level courses in the fall. We will guide you to the right next step in the program.
Each student has their own designated sewing station for the week.
Premium fabrics are included.
We provide a snack and water but feel free to bring your own snacks. We have a water cooler and encourage students to bring a water bottle to reduce paper cup waste.