Summer SEWING Camps for Kids & Grownups

Join us to connect, create, explore ideas, build confidence, learn new skills and be inspired!

"My kids loved the summer program! They love Miss Shawn!" –MH
"They were so proud of everything they made and can't wait to continue at home. Thank you! –SP

Summer Sewing Camps include:

     • All project materials, supplies and tools (projects are suitable for girls and boys). 
     • Valuable experience and life-skills education in a supportive and creative environment.
     • 1-on-1 expert instruction and demos – we provide one instructor for every 2-3 students! 
     • 4 days jam-packed with fun, creative projects using design, mixed media and product-making.
     • Relaxed, colorful space to be yourself, build confidence and kickstart new ideas!
     • Classes that are uniquely structured to offer both technical info and creative content.
     • "Insider" tricks of the trade and helpful tips!
     • Sewing machine storage throughout class.    
     • Ongoing support even after class or camp!

Classes include all supplies, materials & hands-on instruction by at least 2 instructors unless noted.

> Please bring your sewing machine if you have one!*
> Min 4/Max 10-12 for optimal instruction. 
Payment for each camp is due at registration.

*It's best if students learn on their own machines, but we have extra machines to share. We are happy to store your sewing machine here throughout the class to make it easier!

Click the "Sign Up Here" button below to register you or your child online for Classes.
Or call 630-474-9359 / email Shawn at to register. 

Classes take place downtown Glen Ellyn in our colorful shop at 485 Main Street inside the Banyan Tree Mall. Free parking on street & in lot behind building.


SUMMER 2019 Sewing CAMPS

Online registration opening soon for the following Summer Camps. Call or email us to sign up today or to receive more info!

Beginner Creative Sewing Camps -  4-Day Camps

See dates and times below • Ages 7-14 • $210• Mon-Thur • ALL supplies included

A unique, fun and valuable experience. Learn sewing machine basics, finishing techniques, build confidence & get creative with designing, embellishing and making fun projects!

June 17-20 – 10a-12p

June 17-20 – 2:30p-4:30p

July 15-18 – 10a-12p

August 5-8 – 10a-12p

Advanced Beginner Creative Sewing Camp -  4-Day Camp

See dates and times below • Ages 8-14 • $210• Mon-Thur • ALL supplies included

A continuation of beginner camp or for those with some machine sewing experience. Explore creative stitches, mixed materials, & designing fabrics. Practice cutting, piecing, & using guides to make one-of-a-kind items.

July 15-18 – 2:30p-4:30p

Sip & Sew - Adult Creative Sewing - Beginner

Tuesdays •July 23-Aug 27 • 7p-8:30p • 6 weeks • Adults • $210• ALL supplies included • BYOB optional

Summer fun for grownups! Refresh your sewing skills & have fun creating several unique and functional projects. Build confidence on the sewing machine in a positive, stress-free environment.



2018 Summer Camps

Beginner Sewing Camp • 4-Day Creative Camp 

Perfect for beginners or those with some machine sewing experience. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Campers have a blast learning basic machine sewing and finishing techniques. Lots of 1-on-1 instruction in a colorful setting. First, campers make a personalized "stitch” journal to get comfy with their machines and various stitches. They also make pillows they design themselves and other simple, creative projects with sewing, drawing and mixed media! Everyone practices machine basics, ironing (optional), cutting, pinning and some hand-stitching. Campers get time to play with their machines and build confidence. ALL supplies included. Bring your sewing machine (we'll store it) or use ours! 

Camp includes ALL materials & hands-on instruction.

5 dates to choose from to fit your Summer schedule!

June 11-14 • 10a-12p    • Mon-Thur • Ages 7-14 • $210  ** THIS SESSION IS CLOSED **

June 18-21 • 10a-12p    • Mon-Thur • Ages 7-14 • $210
June 18-21• 2:30p-4:30p  • Mon-Thur • Ages 7-14 • $210

July 30-Aug 2• 10a-12p • Mon-Thur • Ages 7-14 • $210

August 6-9• 10a-12p • Mon-Thur • Ages 7-14 • $210

Click to register online, then select "Creative Sewing Classes" in "Shop" drop down menu.


Advanced Beginner Sewing Camp • 4-Day Creative Camp 

A continuation of our Beginner camp, this camp is great for those with beginner machine sewing experience who want to keep practicing their skills. 

Campers continue with skills from Basic Sewing Camp/Classes and learn more finishing techniques to create bags, stuffed shapes and other fun items. They'll love using creative stitches, designing fabrics and using mixed materials! Lots of 1-on-1 instruction to practice cutting, piecing, sewing seams and using guides to create their own one-of-a-kind items. They also get independent time for "playing" with their machines and different materials. ALL supplies included. Bring your sewing machine (we'll store it) or use ours! 


Camp includes ALL materials & hands-on instruction.

July 30-Aug 2• 2:30p-4:30p • Mon-Thur • Ages 7-14 • $210

>> Give your kids a unique, fun and valuable experience!

Click to register online, then select "Creative Sewing Classes" in "Shop" drop down menu.


Intermediate Sewing Camp • 4-Day Creative Camp

This camp is for experienced sewers who are comfortable with machine sewing. 

Explore more sewing projects and push your skills to the next level! Campers learn detailed construction techniques like piecing and designing and how to apply that to items like bags, pillow cases, clothing accessories and kitchen goods. Campers explore design elements, mixed materials, sizing and various sewing techniques. They will have plenty of individual guidance at every step and more advanced campers can work on independent projects, too. ALL supplies included. Bring your sewing machine (we'll store it) or use ours! 

Camp includes ALL materials & hands-on instruction.

July 9-12• 9:30a-12p • Mon-Thur • Ages 9-14 • $210

Click to register online, then select "Summer Sewing Camps" in "Shop" drop down menu.


Beginner ADULT Sewing "Summer Camp"  •5 weeks

This level is great for those who have never sewn before or have some basic experience.

SUMMER FUN! For all you grownups out there who want to learn to sew or refresh your sewing skills in a positive, fun, stress-free and creative environment, this class is for you!

Learn machine basics, get comfy using different stitches and guides, play with materials to create simple projects, build a nice foundation and confidence to use these techniques on your own at home. Projects may include pillow covers, bags, table linens, piecing and upcycling. No experience necessary.

Tuesday evenings • July 24 - Aug 21 • 7-8:30p • Adult • $195• 5 weeks • ALL supplies included

*BYOB optional*

Click to register online, then select "Sewing Classes" in Shop drop down menu.


Class Cancellation Policy:

We know that if your child signs up for our camps, they're excited to be here! But we also know life can get in the way and unplanned things do happen. We want you to know that we value our commitment to our students. For this reason, we ask that if you are unable to attend a class/camp, you must notify us 7 days in advance of the scheduled class time to receive a refund or credit towards another class/camp. If you notify us within 72 hours or less in advance of the scheduled class time, you will receive up to 50% credit towards another class/camp. If you cannot attend a scheduled class, we encourage you to send someone in your place. In this case, please call ahead and notify us of the participant change.

If your child misses a day of class/camp and you provide notification ahead of scheduled class, you will receive 50% of class day credit towards another class/camp. No refunds or credits will be issued if we are not notified in advance. If for any reason we need to cancel or reschedule a class, you will be given the option of attending the rescheduled class, credit for another class, or a full refund.