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Sewing Camp: 3 Benefits of Attending a Sewing Camp

Posted by Laura Kelly on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 03:30 PM

As a parent today, you have a plethora of summer camps, classes, and programs to help build an enriching and fulfilling summer for your children. With so many different options to choose from and some that you didn’t even know existed (hello, handwork camp!), it’s important that you have a complete understanding of what the individual camps offer.


Our favorite type of camp is of course handwork! Sewing camp is a unique opportunity for your children to not only learn a historically important life-skill, but also explore areas of their creativity that other outlets can’t offer. Here are three more benefits of choosing a sewing camp for your kids this summer:

A Step Back From Technology

If technology is the way of the future and the future is now, it makes sense that our children are more tech-savvy than could ever hope to be. They’re growing up in a world without VHS, landlines, and phone books. It’s exciting to see how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time.

But, with all types of progress, it’s important that we still hold dear the foundations of our past. Children (and adults) are building beautiful things with the use of computers, but they can also build equally beautiful things with their hands. Sewing camp isn’t about stitching a straight line; it’s teaching children that with planning, dedication, practice, and a little bit of luck that their straight line will become part of something bigger. A dress, doll, hat, scarf, bag. Reminding children that they are powerful is something that sewing camp does oh, so very well.

A Unique Creative Platform

Creativity is unique experience for everyone. No one on earth will experience the thrill of creation the exact same way. Allowing your creative child to explore multiple platforms to express their own creativity gives them the ability to hone in on what they love most about creating and in which way they love to do it.

Sewing camp goes beyond a pattern and fabric, it opens the possibilities of unique expression through giving children the freedom to create their own clothes, accessories, gifts, etc.

A Whole Lot of Fun!

Last, but never least, sewing camp is fun! What’s the point of spending an entire summer in a camp that is boring, unengaging, or worst downright miserable!?! Sewing machines, professional tools, reams and reams of fabric, buttons of every shape and sizes, beads, glitter, ribbon and hours of guided creation - what could be more fun than that?

Choosing through the many options of camp classes and schedules might seem overwhelming, but having the understanding of what each type offers is the first step. Interested in finding a sewing camp near you? The Handwork Studio offers Summer Camp in 10 states plus Winter Break, Spring Break, classes, parties, Girl Scout visits and Workshops in Narberth, PA! To find a camp near you that offers one of our classesvisit our Locations page!

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Tags: Sewing, camp, Fashion & Machine Sewing