Summer Sewing Camps


Sewing Classes

Come learn to sew and discover the JOY of making handmade gifts.


We are excited to offer sewing camps and weekly summer sewing lessons at our LafayetteColorado location. Our small class sizes and individualized instruction will allow you to ask lots of questions and take home finished projects -and, needless to say, it will be a ton of fun!!!



All classes will be taught by Rachel Newson and Nedra Newson. 
For class registration or questions, please email us at bluesusanltd@gmail.com or call Rachel at 801-787-0337. Be sure to specify which class and time slot you are interested in – we will reply with registration forms, class location and all other pertinent information. Materials for all classes will be provided. Sewing machines will be provided for use during the class, however, you are welcome to bring your own.   

Beginning Sewing Classes- $30 per class or $100 per 4 week session. (4 People max per class)

Ages 8-12  Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 11:30 am – June 14th, 21st, 28th, July 5th (4 week class)
Ages 8-12  Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – June 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6thth (4 week class)
Ages 8-12  Tuesdays and Thursdays – 1:00-3:30 – August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th (2 week class)
Ages 13-18 Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – June 14th, 21st, 28th, July 5th (4 week class)
Ages 13-18 Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 11:30 am – June 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th (4 week class)
Ages 13-18 Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:00-11:30 – August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th (2 week class)

This 4 session sewing class will teach kids the basics of sewing – how to use a sewing machine, basic hand sewing techniques, following sewing directions, ironing, using a rotary cutter and ruler, cutting, etc. All materials for this class will be provided and we will have a variety of fabric choices for the students, allowing their projects to be individualized.

The projects for this 4 session class are:
Day 1: Bean Bags, Toiletry Travel Roll Up, Tissue Case
            *Skills taught – using the machine, straight sewing, ironing
Day 2: Pillow Case with a Cuff
*Following Pattern Directions, French Seam, importance of pressing seams
Day 3: Pot Holders and  Tic Tac Toe
*Skills taught – using a rotary cutter and ruler, piecing, binding edges,        \
                          appliquéing ribbon
Day 4: Sun Dress – for 18” Doll or stuffed animal
            *Sewing gathering stitches, pulling up gathers to fit, top stitching


Intermediate Sewing Class - $30 per class or $100 per 4 week session. (4 People max per class)

Ages 8-12 – Thursdays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm - June 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 7th (4 week class)
Ages 8-12 – Wednesday and Fridays, 1:00-4:00 August 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th (2 week class)
Ages 13-18 – Thursdays – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm - June 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 7th (4 week class)
Ages 13-18 – Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm -  August 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th (2 week class)

This 4 session sewing class will take the basics of sewing to the next level. If your child already has some sewing experience, this is the class to take their skills a little further.   We will learn about fabric, how to sew curves, some basic hand sewing techniques, basic quilting techniques, following sewing patterns and directions, cutting out patterns, etc. All materials for this class will be provided and we will have a variety of fabric choices for the students, allowing their projects to be more individualized.

The projects for this 4 day class are:
Day 1: Strip Pieced Silk Pin Cushion
            *Skills Taught – choosing fabric combinations, strip piecing techniques, stuffing
                            techniques, ladder stitch for a neat closure.  
Day 2: Embellished Tote Bag
            *Skills Taught – using paper back fusible, making handles, boxing a bag bottom,
                           appliqué for embellishment
Day 3: Zipper Pouch
            *Skills Taught – Inserting a zipper, lining a bag
Day 4: Sock Monkey
            *Skills Taught – Sewing knits, stuffing techniques, hand sewing, embroidery

Adult Beginning Sewing – $30 per class or $100 per 4 week session. (4 People max per class)
Thursday Evenings – 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. June 16th, 23rd, 30th & July 7th.

In this class we will complete a project from start to finish during each session.

The projects for this 4 week class are:

June 16th: Strip Pieced Silk Pin Cushion
            *Skills Taught – choosing fabric combinations, strip piecing techniques, stuffing
                            techniques, ladder stitch for a neat closure. 

June 23rd: Embellished Tote Bag
            *Skills Taught – using paper back fusible, making handles, boxing a bag bottom,
                           appliqué for embellishment

June 30th: Zipper Pouch
            *Skills Taught – Inserting a zipper, lining a bag

July 7th:  Sock Monkey
            *Skills Taught – Sewing knits, stuffing techniques, hand sewing, embroidery


Adult Intermediate/Advanced Sewing – $30 per class or $100 per 4 week session. (4 people max per session)
Thursday Evenings – 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. August 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

In this class we will complete a project from start to finish during each session.

The projects for this 4 week class are:

August 4th: Modern Strip Pieced Pillow with piped trim
            *Skills Taught – making and inserting piping in seam, combining fabrics,
   strip piecing, using a rotary cutter and ruler, stuffing techniques,
   ladder stitch for a neat closure.
August 11th: Girlfriend Clutch
            *Skills Taught – ruching and appliqué, sewing and clipping curves, lining a bag,
    inserting a zipper, making a writs strap. 
August 18th: Elephant
            *Skills Taught – Sewing polar fleece, sewing curves, making 3 seems meet,
  stuffing techniques, hand sewing techniques, following pattern   
  directions
August 25th: Vintage Apron
            *Skills Taught – Using interfacing, hemming a curve, applying a pocket, facing.



18” Doll Accessories Class - $25 per class (4 people max)

-Ages 8 and up - Friday June 24th -  9:00 am  – 11:30 am  
-Ages 8 and up - Friday June 24th -  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
-Ages 8 and up - Friday July 8th – 9:00 am – 11:30 am
-Ages 8 and up - Friday July 8th – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
-Adults – Friday August 12th 6:30 – 9:00

Making doll accessories is so much fun! In this class you will learn to make a pair of shoes, a doll purse, and a necklace.  *Skills taught – shoe making, gluing techniques, beading, simple machine sewing, hand sewing. 



Girls Night Out Jewelry Making Class for Adults - $35 (6 people max )

-June 25th -  6:30 – 9:30
-July 9th - 6:30 – 9:30
-August 13th – 6:30 – 9:30

In this class, you will make a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings. All materials will be provided. You will have a HUGE selection of beads to choose from. So get some friends together and come have fun!


Project Photos:

Elephants

Girlfriend Clutch

1 comment:

  1. I just finished the Beginner Sewing class for adults with Rachel and Nedra, and I'm blown away by how much I learned! Both of them are great sewers and super nice people. I'd been intimidated by sewing, but they helped me get past it and create some super cool things. My skills are far more advanced now than if I had tried to learn on my own. I highly, highly recommend taking their classes if you've been wanting to learn to sew. It's a low-pressure, lots-of-fun class!

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