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Sew What Kidz makes sewing and fashion design easy and fun for everyone! Our program combines practical skills with creativity, stimulating limitless self-expression in youth ages 6 to 17. Discover the joy of making something with your own two hands, the energy of a creative community, and the excitement of fashion design with Sew What Kidz!

Participation Goals

After completing our classes participants will be able to:

  • Sew basic seams to produce beginners level garments.

  • Identify sewing tools by name and operation.

  • Hand stitch and operate a sewing machine on their own.

  • Use full creativity to produce accessories and jewelry.

  • Walk and pose like a model with confidence.

  • Participate and showcase work at end of session production.

  • Identify fabric types to properly maintain them.

  • Learn career and entrepreneurial skills to start planning for their future.

Who

Lil' Threads: 1st grade - 5th grade

Trend Benders: 6th grade - 8th grade

Visionary Designers: 9th grade - 12th grade

What

Sew What Kidz currently offers Enrichment Programs for public and private schools, libraries and home school groups, group sessions, workshops, camps, and competitions.

  • Enrichment Programs for public and private schools, home schooling, libraries or other facilities curriculum focus on, but not limited to Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Textile Science, Fashion History, Sewing, and more.

  • Group Sessions are available for children, teens and adults including classes for Girl Scouts with discounted “badge themed” projects, mentor/mentee meetups, Girl’s Night Out for adults, church events and more.

  • Workshops are themed with limited space. Themes include Fashion Week OTTD, Halloween costumes in October, American Girl Doll & Me dressmaking, Holiday Gift Making for Mother's day, Father's Day, Christmas, and more.

  • Camps feature classes with different design themes and teach Hand Sewing, Accessory Design, Fabric Science, and more. 

  • Competitions will take place as schedules allows and include So You Think You Can Sew, Dress for Success Career Edition and Strut for Cancer.  

When

  • Enrichment Programs take place during the school year.

  • Group Sessions are by appointment only and available year-round.

  • Workshops run on a monthly/quarterly basis.

  • Camps run during all major school holidays and breaks and over the summer.

  • Competitions take place quarterly.

Check Us Out!

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