Summer Sewing Programs

June 7th - September 13th 2021

Registration for our Summer Progams 2021 is now available.

Choose from Sewing, Fiber Arts or Combo Camps( Fiber Arts/crafts in am and sewing( machine or hand sewing in the afternoon)

We will be following strict COV-19 guidelines,  social distancing, and requirement of wearing of masks/ facial covering and CDC directed guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day.

Join us for some creative fun! You can learn to sew or improve on your current sewing skills. Our summer sewing camp sessions are open to kids ages 7+ we have a great variety of projects like beach outfits and accessories, stuffed animals, bags and backpacks, infinity scarves, quilts and more.  Fashion design and construction are popular options for experienced students!
ALL experience levels are welcome at camp. Our friendly and experienced staff can work with beginners and sewing enthusiasts alike to make sure everyone has a good time and is proud of their work! Scroll down for a more detailed description of a typical camp day.
How are we keeping your little ones safe and healthy?  In accordance to the CDC guidelines, we have added appropriate PPE, extra staff members  to conduct regular cleaning/disinfecting of utensils and surfaces throughout the day.  The safety and health of your family members and our staff are out TOP PRIORITY.  Please view our new studio set-up and added safety measures here.

A Typical Day at HipStitch Camp:

9:00 AM: Students arrive  Outside Check in, temperature check 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. Please send your child with a PACKED SNACK. 
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: LUNCH time (in the studio)  Washing of hands prior to and after Snack. Please send your child with a PACKED LUNCH. We will be unable to leave the studio to purchase lunch this summer) If we are not able to go outside due to the weather we will watch a movie with masks on.
2:00 pm-2.30 pm: SNACK time (in the studio)  Washing of hands prior to and after snack. Please send your child with a PACKED SNACK OR money to purchase gelato or other snack from West Newton pizza and we will sit outside on our picnic tables when weather allows.The teacher will purchase the snack for the group and bring it back to the studio to limit contact in a public place. 
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!