At Home Kids Hand Sewing will teach you how to make stuffies, accessories and home decor items using a needle, thread, embroidery hoop, felt & fabric. Each weekly session of video camp will include our Basic Hand Sewing Starter Kit which has everything you'll need to make all the projects. The kit will be delivered or shipped to you prior to your weekly camp session. The kit will also include the patterns and step-by-step instructions for each project in your corresponding camp. Live video Instruction will take place for 1.5 hours on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and will include guidance for continued sewing beyond the live instruction. Each weekly session will include supplies for at least 3 projects. Hand Sewing Camp takes place from 1:30-3pm eastern time until June 30. Starting on June 30 it will take place 9-10:30am eastern time until August 27th. Recommended 2nd graders and up. No prior hand sewing experience is required. Minimal adult participation needed. Please note: Needle threaders will be included with kits, as well as on demand video on how to use it. $120 Per Week.
At Home Kids Machine Sewing will teach you how to make stuffed animals, bags, room decorations, fashion accessories and even clothing using a sewing machine & fabric. Each weekly session will include a supply kit for the supplies specific to the projects for that week (Value $50). The kit will be delivered or shipped to you prior to your weekly camp session. This kit will also include the patterns and step-by-step instructions for each project in your corresponding camp. Live video instruction will take place for 2 hours on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 11am - 1pm eastern time. Live instruction will also include guidance for continued sewing after the live instruction. Each weekly session will include supplies for at least 2 sewing projects. $180 Per Week.
Please note: For the Sewing Machine Camp - You must have your own functioning sewing machine (not a kids machine). It is highly advised that students enrolled are in 2nd grade & up AND have a working knowledge and experience operating a sewing machine on their own.
Private video sewing lessons can be scheduled prior to the camp for a sewing machine refresher. Parents - It's easier than you think for kids to operate a sewing machine on their own. Especially if they've take our class before.
Due to the current sewing machine shortage, we're now selling a limited supply of used sewing machines to our local participants. These machines are in perfect working condition to be used for this camp and can be curb side picked up from our studio in Hoboken. If you don't see any listed, please email us and I can try to help you find a machine.
Enrolled participants will have access to On Demand Videos throughout the weeks you're signed up for camp. These pre-recorded sewing skills videos will demonstrate sewing safety, machine operation, hand sewing skills and other important skills & pointers students will be using over and over throughout your session of video camp.
In order to get your supplies in time, YOU MUST sign up for Camp Sew Together PRIOR to the class.
For local students (Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City & Weehawken) you must sign up by the Sunday before camp starting. Your supplies will be delivered to you on the Monday of your camp week.
For students anywhere else in the US, you must sign up at least 1 week before the camp starts. Supplies will be mailed to you via priority mail so you can get started on Monday of your camp week.
Please note: Siblings must sign up separately for each camp. There is a 20% discount. 2 & 3 siblings can easily share one sewing machine for the sewing machine classes.
We'll be using Zoom meetings to do the video instruction. Each weekly camp will have a different meeting login, as well as a password in order to keep our classes secure.
The instructor will have two camera views set up for the class. One camera will be a close up of what is happening with the cutting, pinning and/or sewing. The other camera will be the instructor speaking and instructing what is going on. This will allow proper viewing of the steps to make the project. We'll be broadcasting in well lit environments for optimal visual instruction.
We'll be using Zoom webinars format which allows the instructors to be visible for portions of the lesson. Students will be able to raise their hands with questions, as needed. At this time students will be able to engage their video and audio in order to have an instructor answer a question or troubleshoot an issue. We find this is a more optimal setting for learning how to sew via video.
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We'll reserve a portion of the zoom class to allow the kids to engage with other kids in the class if time allows.
"Audrey and Claire LOVED camp!!! They had so much fun with both the hand and the machine sewing, equally so. In fact, when they went to their cousins' house the other day they brought their sewing machine and supplies and did projects with them. They are super excited for more sewing sessions. And I was super impressed with their projects, in particular the super cool lunch money cuff. Attaching a couple photos I had taken.
I can't say I have any suggestions other than reminding the kids that they all work at their own pace so they don't feel stressed to keep pace with the fast finishers. For example, with the crazy quilt the girls were convinced they were behind because it took them a while to cut their fabric for the crazy quilt. 🙂 But you guys did a good job with checking in with each kid, which is great.
Appreciate you offering this great virtual camp. Definitely a blessing for us working parents for the kids to have some fun activities to keep them busy this summer in this era of coronavirus."
Audrey & Claire's Mom - Jersey City, NJ
"it was lovely! Thank you so much for the opportunity...she learned a lot and was so proud of her creations. Thank you both for being so encouraging and positive and creating such a great community via Zoom. 🙂 "
Julia's Mom - Linthicum, MD
"Eleanor had a great time, and she has continued to make some projects on her own. She's currently working on an owl stuffie for her owl-loving great grandmother, who is turning 99 next week! She also designed her own embroidered flower which she gave to a family friend. I attached a couple of photos. E's primary comment is that she hopes you keep doing virtual classes so she can do it again from here. 🙂 "
Eleanor's Mom - Stillwater, OK
"Pippi's feeling pretty proud of all she learned this week. She loved it and is super excited about next week. She had school right after we hung up yesterday so she showed her teacher and her entire class the pouch she made."
Penelope's Mom - Seattle, Wa
"The instructors explained things well! There were kits so you don't need to go out and buy everything. This felt more like an alternative to an in person class because the materials were provided. There are two cameras (one of the teachers and the other of the sewing machine) which was great. You can point your camera at a certain angle so the teachers can provide detailed feedback. In the studio the instructors had us gather around a table and that is similar on zoom when we observe them."
Sophie - Long Time Sewing Camper - Hoboken, NJ
"Megan - Our family can’t thank you enough for the wonderful sewing classes that you’ve both provided online during this time. They have been a major source of joy for Eva. And in return for us as well!
You are both very, very special people and it was a pleasure for Eva to get to sew with you both and for me to overhear the fun you were all having. : )"
Eva's Mom - Jersey City, NJ
"Luna really enjoyed the video classes ! Thank you Megan & Rachel for your guidance and kindness. Our girls have been thoroughly inspired by both of you during this time."
Luna's Mom - Jersey City, NJ