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 MOD-30 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

Kawaii Popsicle Stuffie

This week we'll make a super cute Kawaii Popsicle Stuffie. This project was designed by Erin Schlosser of Janome America.

Techniques Covered

  • Stitching Curves
  • Clipping inside/outside corners & curves
  • Using stitches to add decorative elements


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Week 3

Starfish Tote

This week we'll expand our sewing skills and make a tote, perfect for the pool or beach! Tote project designed by Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts.

Techniques Covered

  • Learn How to Finish Seams
  • Add Applique Elements
  • Add Handles

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Week 4

July 4th Wall Hanging

This week we'll make some July 4th decor! Meredith Daniel from Olivia Jane Handcrafted and her daughter designed this project together!

Techniques Covered

  • Learn Simple Piecing
  • How to make a Casing
  • Practice Applique stitching


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Week 5

Knit Pencil Skirt

This week join Girl Charlee fabrics and learn how to make a knit pencil skirt. Included instructions will cover sewing knits on a serger OR a regular sewing machine!

Techniques Covered

  • Accurate measuring
  • Sewing with knits 

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Week 6

Quilted Journal Cover

This week we'll make a Quilted Journal Cover. Perfect for a standard composition book found at the store and great for getting a head start on back-to-school sewing! This project was designed by Maureen Cracknell.

Techniques Covered

  • Machine Quilting
  • Sewing a 1/4" seam


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Week 7

Scrappy Stitches Bag

Welcome to Week 7! This week Erika and Creamie Bea  are teaching us how to use up scraps we have around. (I'm sure we all have some scraps around somewhere!) Once you've made the scrappy bag exterior, you'll quilt it, then add vinyl and a zipper to finish up!

Techniques Covered

  • Machine Quilting
  • Sewing with Vinyl 
  • Sewing Zippers

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Week 8

Improv Patchwork Crossbody Satchel

Join Jessee Maloney and her daughter in making a crossbody satchel with improv patchwork! 

Techniques Covered

  • Improvisational piecing
  • Working with a sewing pattern
  • Using interfacing

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Week 9

Pocket Pals Necklace

Welcome to our final week, week 9! This week Nicole at Modern Handcraft will show us how to make this Pocket Pals necklace! It's perfect for a child to make, and they'll have a safe space to carry around their mini-figures in too!

Techniques Covered

  • Double Fold Hems
  • How to Make a Pocket 

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