Summer Camps 2021

Make something awesome this summer!

These are some of the projects from last summer, including backpacks, PJ bottoms, slippers, messenger bags, pillow cases, rompers and more.


Intensive Sewing Camp 2020

July 6 to 10   OR    July 13 to 17   (1/2 day camp only)

This year we are offering ½ day sewing classes for one week.  The classes will run from 1 pm to 4 pm Monday to Friday during the weeks of July 6 to 10 and July 13 to 17.  There will be no before or after care provided.  The campers must be between the ages of 8 and 16 by June 30th.  Each child will be put in one of 2 groups either beginner or continuing sewing student. 


Beginners will learn how to thread a sewing machine, how to load a bobbin, how to control the machine and direct stitches.  They will use the skills and some of the stitches available on the machines to make small pouches, PJ bottoms, a basic bag and additional projects depending on the speed at which they work.  Pattern reading. cutting out and being able to sew straight lines will be the skills focused on in this group.


Continuing students will build on their basic skills.  They will have projects that will challenge their knowledge and refresh their old skills.  Sergers, buttonholes, zippers, more advanced pattern reading, marking and cutting out.  In previous years we have had them make hoodies, sundresses and hats, shorts and tops, backpacks, stuffed animals and much more.  We are currently working on finding suitable projects that will teach several new skills for this year.

Each student will require to bring or rent a sewing machine at an additional $10 for the week.  Sewing machines should be in good working order with foot control, electric cord, bobbins, feet and manual (if possible as we have yet to meet every machine ever made and they are all a bit different).  Students are responsible for their own sewing equipment and fabric as specified by the teacher.  A list will be provided for each camper  in early June of what they will need to bring.


Sign up will begin on a first come basis on Monday March 23rd by emailing


Camps fill up quickly so make certain that you get back to us as close to March 23rd as possible to reserve your spot!

  Cost for the 2020 camps:  $185 per week for each camper

If you have additional questions, please send them to 


Phone: 905-294-7421



11 Church Street

Markham, ON

L3P 3V5


Mondays  9:30am - 12:30pm

Wednesdays 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursdays 7pm - 9pm

From September to June


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Last Updated: June 2020