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Summer Fashion Design Camps for Kids


Summer Fashion Design Camps are back!

Join our 5-Day Design Camps for Creative Fashion Lovers
June 17-21 or July 22-26
 


Fashion Design Camp Features:
  • Work under the guidance of a professional fashion designer
  • Develop your own fashion brand
  • Learn to think creatively to turn a fashion idea into a finished garment you can wear
  • Learn new practical skills: Fashion sketching, Fiber art, Draping a dress form, Embellishing, and more!
  • Design students celebrate their new creations on the Runway Review!!!


Projects You Will Complete:

  • Start a design Journal for your sketches, design ideas, fabric swatches, and technique samples
  • Create some fabric
  • Design three styles on a 1/2 scale dress form
  • Design your own skirt or vest and make it unique with your new embellishment skills
  • A surprise design challenge!!  Put your creativity on the line with this fast, fun, no-rules challenge!

Cost:
$300 for the Fashion Camp fee plus $45 supplies fee (Includes tax)


Who is Eligible:
Creative kids age 10 and older with basic sewing skills.
No need to be an expert at sewing, since these camps emphasize creative thinking over hard skills; however, the ability to operate a sewing machine will enhance the students' class experience.  Feel free to call us at 281-493-1941 if you have questions. 
 


Schedule & Dates:
June 17 - 21, 2019   mornings or afternoons
     Morning Camps:    9:30am-12:30pm
     Afternoon Camps: 1:30-4:30pm

July 22 - 26, 2019    mornings or afternoons
     Morning Camps:    9:30am-12:30pm
     Afternoon Camps: 1:30-4:30pm
 


Supplies:
Classroom supplies and fabrics are all included in the $50 supplies fee paid at registration.  Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing boxes with basic sewing tools for the light sewing involved in their projects.  



Special Attendance Policy: Since each of our camps are the only Fashion Camps of their kind offered this summer, there are no make-ups for missed classes or refunds for cancellations less than 2 days (48 hours) before class. A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from refund requests for earlier cancellations. Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Camps with fewer than 4 students registered are subject to being closed.


 

 To sign up from our online registration system (MindBodyOnline)   CLICK HERE

Saturday Fashion Camps for Kids - Design Your Own Dresses


This class is currently on hold until further notice. 
Please contact us for updates at 281-493-1941 or email us at info@thimblefingers.com

Saturday Fashion Camp: Design Your Own Dresses! 
Dressmaking for Girls Up to Size 12



Design Your Own Dresses! Saturday Fashion Camps


Learn from a professional fashion designer and college instructor
Learn the creative skills for turning a fashion idea into a finished garment 
Learn practical and creative skills, including patternmaking

Turn your ideas into dresses and clothes you can wear



Who's Eligible:  Creative kids age 9-12 with some basic sewing skills. No need to be an expert!

Schedule: Design Camps will be on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 1-4pm; February camps are Feb 10 & 24
The classes are self-paced, just like our Sewing Camps; therefore students may begin at any time and follow their own schedule for additional camp times.

Cost:  $60 per 3-hr camp session, plus $24.95 + tax for the patterns textbook, plus supplies and fabrics 

Supplies:   Supplies and fabrics are purchased separately and are in addition to the camp fees.  The patterns textbook can be purchased online or when you come to your first class. 
Some sessions may require additional supplies for individual projects or special skills, such as beading.


What to bring: There's no need to bring any supplies to your first class, but you will need to have your textbook and its patterns.  You will get a list of your other supplies during your first class.

Dates:  Will resume Fall 2019


 To sign up from our online registration system(MindBodyOnline) . .  . CLICK HERE                             
More on Saturday Fashion Camps 

Saturday Fashion Camp: Design Your Own Dresses! 
Dressmaking for Girls Up to Size 12


A self-paced, ongoing series of 1-day camps (3 hours each) teaching fashion enthusiasts how to combine technical skills and creativity. It's a fun way to learn the creative skills for turning a fashion idea into a finished garment.  Students will practice basic technical and creative skills, including patternmaking, for turning their ideas into dresses and clothes they can wear.

Here’s what you get to do when you design your own dress:

  • Make a design plan. Choose the design details for your dress, such as overall style lines, sleeve style, neckline, skirt. Then add extras such as pockets, trims or other decorations.
  • Make a technical drawing of your dress design; then draft the pattern for your new dress and its details! 
  • Make a pattern that fits just you. First, make a fitting muslin; then draft your new pattern from your fitting sample.
  • Shop for and choose your fabrics and notions.
  • Sew your dress! You will be free to work on your own at home with help from an adult or sewing teacher, using the sewing order guide;  or bring your pattern to our Saturday Sewing camps, on alternate Saturdays

This class uses a textbook: The Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide by Liesl Gibson. It includes a set of pattern templates in toddler sizes up to girls’ size 12.

Who's Eligible:  Creative kids ages 9-12

Schedule: Currently on hiatus for summer, but you can sign up for our 5-Day Summer Fashion Camps!



Sign up on our online registration platform (MindBodyOnline) . . . CLICK HERE