Spring Fling Summer Camp, with Tonia Weber

July 30 to Aug 3rd

Attention future fashion designers! This course is for fashion-savvy teens who want to get into the world of fashion. Get Started Here 

Students will make 2 of 3 projects and can make the last one if they have time. Class will focus on a gathered skirt, a simple top, then both can be combined to make a dress.

Registration (14-16+)

Projects: A Gathered Skirt, Basic top, and if time permits a Fun dress

Learn various sewing techniques:
  • Sewing-machine basics
  • Tools and terminology
  • Stitches: regular straight-stitch, stay-stitch, top-stitch, edge-stitch, basting, stitch-in-the-ditch
  • Seam finishes: serging, zigzag, over-edge zigzag
  • What to look for in a fabric, right choice, and fabric prep
  • Preparing, marking, and cutting fabric
  • Reading a pattern
  • Installing elastic, waistbands, buttons, Pockets
  • Hemming a garment properly
  • Gathering
  • Selecting proper needle to use for fabric in sewing machine. 
  • Understanding thread tension and how to adjust. 
  • Tracing out a pattern and sizing
Supply list:
  • General sewing kit. 
    • Sewing machine
    • Good Fabric scissors
Course duration: 9am-4pm  July 30 - August 3
Prerequisite: Interest in designing and sewing!
Cost: $322.05 hst included
Fabric and supplies: To be provided by student during field trip

  • Monday - Fabricland- pick out fabric and purchase all material for the week 
  • Tuesday -Trace out pattern, cut and mark pattern on fabric.  Students are encouraged to make a minor change to the pattern. Eg. Length, layering, wider waistband. Start sewing.  
  • Wednesday -  Finish up first project and cut out second project.  Make any minor changes to pattern.  
  • Thursday - Start sewing second project.  
  • Friday - Finish all projects.  Fashion show for parents.