photo credit: Strumpet's Crumpets
France, a Vancouver local, opened her own sewing school in January 2000 offering sewing classes, summer camps, special workshops and knitting classes to children and teenagers in both English and in French. Her mission is to allow children to develop their creativity, self-esteem and imagination in a relaxed atmosphere.
France offers sewing summer camps for children aged 7 to 17 during the month of July. France's studio is equipped with everything any sewer would dream of including six computerized sewing machines, one serger and an embroidering machine. Beginner sewers learn the basics of sewing, how to read, pin, cut and assemble patterns. Kids have a variety of projects to choose from including a sewing bag, skirt, shorts, cushion or other crafts. Advanced students have an opportunity to work on the serger, learn to make darts, use interfacing, sew set-in sleeves, zippers, buttonholes, and / or quilting.
Spaces are limited, so if you are interested, make sure you check out her website.