The Sewing Camps are a series of 3-hour sessions. Our goal is to get new students up to speed fast on the sewing machine and keep current students moving forward on more challenging projects designed to improve skills and increase techniques. The classes are self-paced, so students are encouraged to be creative and work at their own pace.
New students learn sewing machine operation/safety and work on three easy starter projects. These are designed to teach safety and proficiency on the sewing machine: a belt, a small drawstring bag and a larger bag. Generally, these can be completed in a 3-day Camp. Students are then ready to forge ahead on their sewing skills, with lots of freedom to choose their future projects, based on age and skill level. Our only requirement for new students is that they attend at least one 2-Day Camp so that they can enjoy more satisfaction from their intensive 1st day's efforts.
Who's Eligible:Ages 6 -16
Cost:$57 per camp class + class supplies, which must be purchased separately ** Flexible Schedule - Our self-paced Camps have an open-style enrollment The Sewing Camps are open for enrollment whether you wish to attend Summer, Saturday, Holiday, or Spring Camps. Our open-ended scheduling fits in with summer travels, busy weekends, holiday events, and other activities.
Saturday Camps Saturday Camp Schedule Most Saturdays, from September 15 - May 25 at 1:00-4:00pm.
To go straight to online sign up for SATURDAY CAMPS. . . Click here ~ ~ ~
Holiday Camp 2018 Schedule
December 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 and January 2, 3, 4, and 5. Holiday Camp Sessions will be held from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on each of the scheduled dates.
Holiday Sewing Camps are structured and priced the same as the Summer Camps. These camps are the perfect way for kids to spend their free time during the Holiday Break!
(...And for parents to finish their last-minute holiday shopping while the kids are busy having fun! ;) )
Three schedule options for Summer Sewing Camps: 2-Day, 3-Day or 5-Day Camps
2-Day Camp:In the 2-Day Sewing Camp (Tuesdays and Thursdays), new students learn sewing machine operation/safety, with time allowed to complete two of the three easy starter projects – a belt and a small drawstring bag. This is perfect for new students trying out sewing for the first time to see if they enjoy it enough to do more later on.
3-Day Camp: In the 3-Day Sewing Camp, new students learn sewing machine operation/safety, and complete all three of the easy starter projects – the D-ring Belt and a small drawstring bag and a larger bag. Then, in any future sewing camps/classes, they may choose their next sewing projects according to their age and skill level. This camp series is designed to give new students a full orientation on sewing machine skills and basic sewing construction; they would then be ready to continue developing new skills and techniques in future sewing classes or under the supervision of an experienced adult sewer . . . And they will then be ready to enjoy the creative freedom to choose their sewing projects.
5-day Camp: The 5-Day Sewing Camp series gives new students a full orientation on sewing machine skills and basic construction techniques. After completing the starter projects, they will have about two camp sessions for choosing another project. Students attending the 5-Day Camps get to experience more of the satisfaction that comes with achievement. They will have moved a little further beyond just the basic discipline for handling a sewing machine to greater appreciation for the sewing process and the creative range of the sewing arts!
Note: Our only scheduling restrictions are that new students attend at least one 2-Day Camp and begin their first class early in the week, on a Monday or Tuesday.
Please be sure to read our class policies before committing to a class time.
To go straight to online sign up for SUMMER CAMPS. . . Click here
* *A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLIES: New students are required to bring all notions and supplies from theSupplies List. (You are not required to purchase them from Thimble Fingers, but we have them available for purchase for your convenience.)
Three Ways to Enroll:
1 - Online - Use the links above to go to our online scheduler (MindBodyOnline) to create or login to your account
2 - By phone - give us a call to reserve your preferred dates/times and pay by credit card (281-493-1941)
3 - In person - come by the studio during business hours to pay by cash, credit card or check
*Payment in full is required to complete the registration process and reserve your space.
If you prefer to mail in your registration . . . a completed registration form is required for all new students. JustClick here for a printable registration form to send with your payment.