Fashion Summer Camps in New Jersey
Our students [Fashion Designers] learn to sew starting with the sketch (croquis), technical details, choosing and rendering the fabric, learning the proper way to make a pattern, including measuring each other, understanding the importance of this process and the fit of the garment.
They practice how to pin and learn to sew using a sewing machine. Then, they sew the entire garment including the final fitting. Finally, on the last day of our camp, we hold our Fashion Show. During our fashion summer camp weeks, we add fashion challenges (e.g. Newspaper Challenges, Trash Bag Challenges), for our designers to explore their inner-most fashion creativity, taste and skills. Our designers team up with other designers for this quite unique and fun summer camp experience. No sewing experience necessary. All fabric, supplies and use of the sewing machines are included.
Our NJ summer camps always end with a fun event, then the finale is our spectacular fashion show!!!
Choose from 3 options: 9-12:00, 9-2pm & 9-4pm. What’s the difference between these 3 summer camp schedules?
9-12:00 These designers will design the project and learn about the weeks special-focused theme; not including fashion challenges and added accessories. We’re always busy learning, having fun and meeting new friends.
9-2:00 These designers will design the project and learn about the weeks special-focused theme; including fashion challenges (e.g. Newspaper Challenges, Trash Bag Challenges). We’re always busy learning, having fun and meeting new friends.
9-4:00 These designers will design the project and learn about the weeks special-focused theme; including fashion challenges (e.g. Newspaper Challenges, Trash Bag Challenges). From 2-4:00, they’ll work on an extra accessory or a textile design, depending on that week's theme. We may even have time to watch a Project Runway episode. We’re always busy learning, having fun and meeting new friends.
*Grades 2-12 welcome. Please check each summer camp week for specific age requirements. The designers will be broken down into age and skill levels. The beginning sewers will learn to sew at their own pace from threading to following a sewing pattern.
NOLA New Orleans Fashion Week- Design and create a simple jumpsuit or romper using different trim & sewing techniques. The designers will also explore trending designs, fabrics, and accessories that are inspired by the French dressing up for
Mardi Gras or the Jazz Festival. The accessory of the week is either decorate and design a parasol or a mask. They’ll even make a braided belt to complement their design.
High Tea Week- Design and create your dress for your High Tea event. The designers will also explore trending designs, fabrics, and accessories that are inspired by English designers. The accessory of the week is to create a fascinator to complement their dress design. The class will end with a tea party then our fashion show!!
Bohemian Week- Design and create a flowing Boho style dress or top. Mixing & matching patterns for their design. Design a bag or even a bracelet from our collection of beads and fabrics. Our campers will explore the Boho lifestyle from arts to music. Our week will end with a fashion show.
Kentucky Derby- Design and create a colorful outfit to wear to the Kentucky Derby including your very own hat! Designers will explore the dress and details of the derby. We will have our very own race, make, design and decorate the horse using our trims and fabrics. The class will end with our horse race sipping on a mock mint julip.
Mexico Design Week- Design and sew your simple drawstring top. Our designers will learn how to hand embroider their design on to their project. Each designer will also explore authentic Mexican fabrics seen throughout their culture. Our designers will also add a backpack or belt for their accessory project.
Jersey Shore Week- Design and create beach cover-up. Designers will explore beach cover up fabrics, styles and prints. The accessory of the week is to design & embellish their straw hat. Add a message to your hat brim or decorate it with your unique style.
Santa Fee Week- Design and create a poncho or a kaftan inspired from the Southwest. Each designer will also explore fabrics and symbols from Navajo Indian Tribes. For our textile art project, the designers will learn how to make or use a stencil print for their complementing accessories.
Get Active- Design and create a hoodie or sporty top. Each designer will also add a message or a unique embellishment to their design. Designers will explore the history of workout wear from prints to sporty trends. Our designers will have the choice of adding an accessory or backpack to their project.
*Fashion Sewing Theme Camps 9-12, 9-2 or 9-4
*Some Locations offer before and aftercare.
*June 22- August 27
*Days of the week Mon.-Thursday & some Mon.-Friday depending on location.
*Locations- Thursday Morning Club in Madison, Saint Patrick School in Chatham, Westfield Recreation, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Livingston Recreation, Cranford Recreation, Summit Recreation, Fanwood Recreation, Washington Twp Long Valley, Chester Recreation, Home Studio Netherwood Heights.
Recap of summer fashion camps
- ages 7-18 all welcome
- no sewing experience necessary
- all supplies included as well as use of our sewing machines
- students take home the project they created
- all students help plan and set up for their very own fashion runway show, where students model their design! All are welcome.
- beginners welcome, classes indicate the skill level needed to register for the class.
- A different project is offered for morning and afternoon session
- Snack and lunch is not included.
- Fashion challenges are offered for full day students only.
- Fashion field trips on most Fridays.
- Read all class policies prior to registration
- Our home studio camps offer before and aftercare.
Upcoming Summer Fashion Camps