A Typical Day at Hipstitch Camp

As students build on their sewing skills, we at HipStitch like to allow a good amount of freedom in the creative process. Our system has been likened to a "No Fail Curriculum" in schools.  Sewing is a skill like any other; you improve with practice! With very new students, we have a few tried and true beginner projects that slowly build on skill sets.  Once students have completed the first few easy projects, we allow them to choose from a progressively broader array of options. For students with intermediate to advanced skills, the sky's the limit!

Fashion design and construction are popular options for experienced students!
9:00 AM: Students arrive  Outside Check in, and washing of hands after entrance to studio.
9:00AM-9.30 AM Orientation. Campers are shown where the tools are in the studio, camp safety rules, how to thread the machine, and what the choices of projects are based on their skill level and experience. Beginners will choose some simple projects like pillows, bags, and basic stuffed animals to improve their new skills and bolster their confidence! Students with prior sewing experience decide what their first project will be (either from their own imagination or with guidance from our curriculum sheet).
10:00 am: SNACK time (in the studio)  Washing of hands prior to and after eating of the snack. After snack, campers continue to work on their projects at their own pace, with teacher guidance.
12:00 pmLUNCH time (in the studio)  Washing of hands prior to and after lunch. After lunch, campers continue to work on their projects at their own pace, with teacher guidance.
1:00 pm: Morning students depart.
2:00 pm: SNACK time (in the studio) Washing of hands prior to and after snack. After snack, campers continue to work on their projects at their own pace, with teacher guidance. 
4:00 pm: Full day students depart.
4:30 pm: Afternoon students depart.