We're so glad you're joining us this summer for Sewing Camp! We've got unique skill-building projects every week designed specifically for children in mind! Grab your favorite child, grandchild, neighbor, niece or nephew and work together on great projects ALL summer long!

Check back each Monday for the newest project and hop in on the fun! After you've made your project, post a photo on Instagram using #janomecamp19 so we can see! At the end of the summer (August 16th, 2019 to be exact) we'll randomly choose several winners from those that have tagged and shared their camp projects on Instagram!

*We understand that the privacy of your kids is extremely important! No need to include a full photo of a minor, or their name if you don't want to, we just want to see what fun camp projects you stitch up.* 

ONE winner will win a Janome Sewist 780DC sewing machine!
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Camp is no fun without an official shirt! Click the T-Shirt above to download files for your vinyl cutter. (Though we prefer the Artistic Edge around here, the files are in a variety of formats that will work on most digital cutters!) Cut out of heat-transfer vinyl, press on, and you'll be all ready for camp!





Janome Summer Camp Week 1 - Sewing 101

Week 1

Sewing 101

This week we'll get started with basic sewing skills. Don't forget to make your camp shirt too!

Techniques Covered

  • Label machine parts
  • Familiarize yourself with sewing tools 
  • Learn sewing safety
  • Practice basic stitching

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Week 2

Quick & Easy Potholders

Our first summer camp project this year is a functional project that can be kept simple, or add advanced steps for more experienced sewists. Rosetta (our machine winner for camp last year) and her grandmother, Dori, have all the instructions for us! 

Techniques Covered

  • Sewing straight lines
  • Pivoting on corners
  • Topstitching & Quilting


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Janome Summer Camp Week 3 - Spare Change Wallet

Week 3

Pocket Change Wallet

Make a wallet and practice buttonholes and sewing on buttons with Nydia Kehnle! You'll also get to use those fancy decorative stitches to make endless patterns on your wallet!

Techniques Covered

  • Sewing a Buttonhole
  • Sewing a Button
  • Using decorative stitches

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Week 4

Camp Shorts

Now that we're more familiar with our machine, let's sew up a simple apparel project and make camp shorts designed by Stephanie at The Eli Monster. 

Techniques Covered

  • Measuring for apparel sizing
  • Hemming
  • Working with elastic


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Janome Summer Camp Week 3 - Spare Change Wallet

Week 5

Sylvie the Sloth

Sylvie the Sloth is such a party animal! She makes a great bookend to hold all those fun books, a doorstop, or leave out the heavier filler and make a stuffie! Follow along with Emily at oh yay studio! to make your own!

Techniques Covered

  • Sewing a Gusset
  • Stuffing a Stuffie
  • Cutting out Pattern Pieces

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Week 6

Candy Drawstring Bag

The only thing more fun than putting in the drawstring and finishing up this bag, is the candy you'll need to eat first to have a wrapper to reuse for the applique! Make this great bag from Alison at Sew Bee It Clothier today!

Techniques Covered

  • Sewing with Vinyl
  • Making a Casing
  • Inserting a Drawstring


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Janome Summer Camp Week 3 - Spare Change Wallet

Week 7

Pencil Case Roll

Keep all of your supplies (and more!) organized with this adorable Pencil Case Roll. Visit Samantha at Samantha Walker Designs to see what else she's stitching!

Techniques Covered

  • Top Stitching
  • Adding Ribbon

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Week 8

Graphic Sandwich & Snack Bag

Take your lunch & snacks with you wherever you go this summer with these adorable sandwich & snack bags From Emily at oh yay studio!

Techniques Covered

  • Top stitching
  • Fabric painting

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