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KID'S CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

Our Kid's Camps and workshops are designed to inspire creativity and expose kids ages 6 to 11 to a variety of artisan mediums.  We offer guidance every step of the way but encourage the children to complete the projects on their own as much as possible so they feel proud of their accomplishments and build confidence. Camps and workshops are limited to 10 children to ensure each child is given the attention needed.

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SEE YOU IN 2022

The 2021 workshop season is a wrap! Thank you to all the folks and teachers that made our first year of workshops successful. In winter of 2022 we will be planning our next lineup of workshops. Be sure to follow us on facebook so you can be the first to hear about the new classes we will offer next year!

Interested in a private birthday/craft party for your kiddo? Consider The Village Studio!

Want to learn more about our private workshops for your family/friends/co-workers? Click here!

If you are a maker and enjoy teaching others, reach out to us and let's chat about teaching a workshop at the Studio. 

Don't forget that we offer private and small group sewing lessons for children and adults. The lessons are personalized for each student...there is nothing cookie cutter about our lessons. 

SEWING LESSONS​ OVERVIEW

Sewing Refresher (1 class) This 1-hour class is designed for those who are familiar with a sewing machine but maybe it's been a while and you just want a refresher course to get you back into the swing of things. 

Beginner Sewing (for kids 7-12)

This course is for children ages 7-12 and is a required prerequisite course for children 12 and under who wish to take the Introduction to Sewing course. This course consists of 4 lessons.
 
Introduction to Sewing (ages 7+)*
This course is for ages 7 and up and consists of 5 lessons.
*Children 7-12 must take our Beginner Sewing course to be considered for this course. 

Sewing Refresher (1class)

The cost for this 1-hour class is $35 and you will focus on the skills you are most interested in brushing up on. 

 

Schedule Your Sewing Refresher Lesson

Email Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com. In the email advise the following information:

  • The name of the course you wish to enroll in

  • Days and times you are available for lessons

  • Your prior sewing experience and what skills you would like to brush up on

  • If you already have a machine
     

Small Group Beginner Sewing (4 classes, kids ages 7-12)

Beginning in the Fall 2022, Jo will be holding beginner sewing workshops for new students ages 7-12. Classes will be held one afternoon a week, from 3:30 until 5:00, for four weeks and will introduce students to both hand sewing and machine sewing. All materials that are needed for instruction are included in the price. Jo will collaborate with the student/parent to determine a fun sewing project that will help them practice the skills learned. Fabric for this project is not included and will need to be purchased separately at a fabric shop. Sewing machines will be available for use; there is no need to purchase a sewing machine to take the class.

The cost of this workshop will be $100.00 for 4 classes with a maximum of 4 students per class. Due to high demand make up days are not available so please make sure your schedule will allow your child to attend all 4 classes.

 

Join The Wait List For Small Group Beginner Sewing (ages 7-12)

Email Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com to be notified when we are accepting enrollment for this class beginning in the Fall. 

Introduction to Sewing (5 classes. Ages 7+)

The cost is $150 for one student or $225 for two students. To be eligible for the 2-student rate, students must attend lessons at the same time.

What You Will Learn​

  • How to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin and a general overview of how a sewing machine works. . 

  • How to select a sewing project that matches your skill level (projects may include pillows, totes, basic quilt squares and simple clothing).

  • How to select the appropriate fabric for your project (including thread and notions).

  • How to read sewing patterns including understanding the lingo and symbols

  • How to take measurements and select the correct size pattern for your project

  • How to properly pin and cut your pattern and fabric.

  • How to baste and/or pin seams, basic hand sewing, seam finishes and pressing to complete the final project.

  • If time permits and the student is ready, we may also teach how to insert zippers and create buttonholes.

 

The First Class

  • For beginners, the first class is dedicated to setting up, threading and practicing with the machine. If you already have a machine please bring it to class. If not, we have machines for students to learn on.  We will also discuss first projects including patterns and materials that will be needed. 

 

  • Students who have some experience and are comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine may bring fabric and a pattern to the first class to begin sewing. Jo will review your requested project with you prior to the first class to ensure it meets your skill level.

A Note for Children 12 and Under

Children 12 and under are required to take the Small Group Beginner Sewing course as a prerequisite to this course. 

Join The Wait List for Introduction to Sewing

Email Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com. In the email advise the following information:

  • The name of the course you wish to enroll in

  • Days and times you are available for lessons

  • Your prior sewing experience (none is perfectly acceptable!)

  • If you already have a machine

 

About The Teacher
Jo Myers has been sewing since she was 5 years old. Check out her full bio here