Sewing Camps

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
 

Winter "School Break" Sewing Camps (co-ed) include:

     • Valuable life-skills education in a relaxed, supportive and creative environment.
     • Two days jam-packed with fun projects that inspire confidence and kickstart new ideas! 
     • All project materials (projects are suitable for girls and boys).
     • 2-3 instructors. We provide hands-on guidance at every step, individualized attention and demos.
     • A space to explore your individual style through design, product-making and mixed media.
     • Classes that are uniquely structured to offer both technical info and creative content.
     • "Insider" tricks of the trade and helpful tips!

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 8-10 for optimal small-group 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 info@shawnsargent.com
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.
 

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Christmas School Break • 3-Day Creative Sewing Camp

December 27-29• 10a-12p • Wed, Thur, Fri • Ages 7-14 • $145 • Includes all materials & hands-on instruction

Great for all skill levels. Projects will be simple, creative and inspiring! Campers will make several projects, learn basic machine sewing, finishing and production techniques and may design, draw & use mixed media. They'll build confidence and make their own one-of-a-kind items.

Give your kids a unique, fun and valuable experience. 

>> Sign them up for our 3-day Holiday "School-Break" Camp.

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

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New Year's School Break • 3-Day Creative Sewing Camp

January 3-5• 10a-12p • Wed, Thur, Fri • Ages 7-14 • $145 • Includes all materials & hands-on instruction

See details above. All skill levels welcome. 

Give your kids a unique, fun and valuable experience. 

>> Sign them up for our 3-day Holiday "School-Break" Camp.

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

 

Summer Sewing Camps for Girls & Boys (2018 schedule TBA)

 
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Beginner Sewing Camp

June 19-22 • 10a-12:00p • Mon-Thu • Ages 7-14 • $195 includes all materials & hands-on instruction

This level is great for those who have never sewn before or have had very little experience.

Campers will learn basic machine sewing and finishing techniques. First, each camper will make a unique, personalized "stitch” journal to learn and practice different stitches and get comfy with their machines. Then we will complete several simple, fun projects while doing some fabric designing & drawing and incorporating mixed media! All projects are suitable for boys and girls. Boys will love carrying their Fidget Spinners and other gadgets in the drawstring bags we make, and girls can design a pillow that's fun for themselves or their dolls. Campers will have practice at ironing, cutting, pinning, hand-stitching and making pockets. 

No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

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

NEW Afternoon Session Added!

We now offer an afternoon Beginner Sewing Camp...

June 26-29 • 2p-4p • Mon-Thu • Ages 7-14 • $195 includes all materials & hands-on instruction

See above Beginner Sewing Camp description for full details.

 
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NEW July/Aug Beginner Sewing Camp

July 31- August 3 • 10a-12:00p • Mon-Thu • Ages 7-14 • $195 includes all materials & hands-on instruction

After lots of requests for a July Beginner Camp, we've added another session to accommodate different schedules! See above Beginner Camp description for full details.

This level is great for those who have never sewn before or have had very little experience.

Campers will learn basic machine sewing and finishing techniques and get comfy with their machines. Then we will complete several simple, fun projects while doing some fabric designing & drawing and incorporating mixed media! All projects are suitable for boys and girls. Campers will have practice at ironing, cutting, pinning, hand-stitching and making pockets. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

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

 
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Intermediate Sewing Camp

July 10-13 • 9:30a-12p • Mon-Thu • Ages 8-14 • $195 includes all materials & hands-on instruction

This camp is for those experienced with Basic Sewing and comfortable with machine sewing. 

Are you ready to explore more sewing projects and learn new techniques? Join us to expand your skills and make unique items! Campers will learn how to piece and quilt fabric to apply to different projects, and how to make more complex items like tote bags and backpacks, bedroom pillow cases, kitchen goods and more. We'll also explore different ways to embellish projects by adding mixed materials, design elements and 2D/3D found objects. Projects are suitable for boys and girls. Campers will have guidance at every step. More advanced campers can work on independent projects, too. 

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

 
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Beginner Sewing Camp - Level 2  

*NEW session added for next level Beginners!*

August 7-10 • 10a-12:00p • Mon-Thu • Ages 7-14 • $195 includes all materials & hands-on instruction

Students are loving our Beginner Camps and want to continue, so we just added a Beginner Level 2 Camp for those who've taken Beginner level sewing and aren't yet ready for an Intermediate class.

This level is great for those with beginner sewing experience who want to keep practicing their skills.

Campers will continue to practice machine sewing and learn more finishing techniques to create fun projects like drawstring pouches, coasters, small bags and shaped "ornaments". We will also start using different embellishments (buttons, found objects, beads, etc.) while doing fabric designing and incorporating mixed media! All projects are suitable for boys and girls. Campers will have practice at ironing, cutting, piecing, sewing seams, using guides, creating shapes and adding embellishments. 

Click to register online, then select "Summer Sewing Camps" 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.