Re-Vamp Camp, with Tonia Weber

July 3rd - July 6th

Customize your clothing with Tonia Weber

Attention future fashion designers, This course is for  fashion-savvy teens who want to Alter pre-existing clothing. Get Started Here

In this week long course, students get personalized instruction from Ottawa’s most fascinating designer,  Tonia Weber.

Registration (14-16+)

Learn various sewing techniques:
  • Sewing machine basics
  • Tools and terminology
  • Looking at changing an already existing garment, 
    • What to look for in a fabric and right choice to be made for outcome of garment. 
  • Stitches: regular straight-stitch, stay-stitch, top-stitch, edge-stitch, basting, stitch-in-the-ditch
  • Seam finishes: serging, zig-zaging
  • Installing elastic, waistbands, buttons, pockets, etc. 
  • Hemming a garment properly
  • Selecting proper needle to use for fabric in sewing machine
  • Understanding thread tension and how to adjust it
  • Where to cut garment
  • Embellishing
  • Hand sewing 
  • Heat transfers
  • Hand painting
  • And more!
Supply list to bring:
  • General sewing kit
    • Sewing machine
    • Good fabric scissors
Course duration: Tuesday, July 3rd to Friday July 6th
Prerequisite: Interest in designing and sewing!
Cost: $257.64 hst included
Fabric and supplies: To be provided by student during field trip.

  • Tuesday - Show students examples and talk about how samples were altered.  Off to Value village where the student can pick out 2 to 3 garments they would like to alter. We will discuss how to alter them and what is possible with the garments that they have chosen 
  • Wednesday - Start planning out how to alter garments. Making sure we have all the supplies needed to alter garment. Eg zipper, elastic. A brief discussion about sewing machines. Start altering garments.  
  • Thursday: Working on garments, making any changes on the way. 
  • Friday:  Finishing all projects, fashion show for parents.