Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration
Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration

Camp Workroom Social Fall Camp Registration

Regular price $550.00
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Dates

Friday, October 14–Monday, October 17, 2022

Location
Takes place at Frost Valley YMCA—located on over 5,000 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, just 2.5 hours north of New York City.

↗︎ Camp Workroom Social Travel Guide

Includes information on getting to and from Frost Valley YMCA and flying in and out of New York City.

Fees

  • Deposit—$550 to reserve your spot at Camp
  • Option #1—One-time fee balance of $945 due Friday, September 2 ($1,495 total fee)
  • Option #2—2 additional installments of $522.50 due Friday, September 2 and Friday, October 7 ($1,595 total fee)

You have until September 2, 2022 to choose the right plan for you! We'll reach out when it’s time to choose.

Lodging Upgrade
Double and single occupancy hotel-style rooms available on a very limited basis for an additional fee.

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COVID-Related Policies

Read, understand, and agree to our full Terms of Service and our Refund Policy. Here's a summary:
  • Everyone must be vaccinated and boosted as recommended by the CDC.
  • Everyone agrees to minimize their risk of exposure to covid starting 14 days before Camp.
  • Everyone must PCR and antigen rapid test before the event. PCR is no earlier than 3 days before Camp. Rapid is no earlier than 6:00 a.m. the day you arrive to Camp.
  • Classes are capped at 10 campers and 1 instructor.
  • Bunks are no more than 4 campers (unless requested by families).
  • Masks are mandatory in places where non-campers are including the shuttle bus. Masks are encouraged everywhere else.
  • If Camp is cancelled due to a resurgence of covid, you can push your fees to a future event or request a refund minus 12% of fees paid or $200 USD, whichever is less.
  • If you can't attend Camp for covid-related issues, you can push your fees to a future event.

Thank you for being a part of our community! Whether you are coming to see us in our Brooklyn studio, working with our fabrics or patterns, or joining us at Camp Workroom Social, we want to ensure that every Workroom Social sewist has the best experience possible. To help with this, please read and understand our Terms of Service and Refund Policy before you register for an event or buy a product from us. When you register for an event or buy a product from us, you agree to our Terms of Service and Refund Policy.

Our Terms of Service and Refund Policy include important information and policies regarding COVID-19. Both are updated regularly, so please click through to read them in full.

If you have questions about these terms and policies, please reach out before you register for an event or buy a product. You can email us at hello @ workroomsocial.com or call us at 646-481-1650. We are here and happy to help you!

About

Camp Workroom Social's Original event, which takes place every October, is a four-day, three-night summer camp-inspired sewing retreat for adults, featuring intensive classes taught by contemporary experts in apparel sewing.

At Camp, campers sign up for one intensive sewing class, designed to take their sewing skills from good to great. Campers get the chance to learn from one of our professional sewists who make fashion sewing approachable and fun. Campers learn key techniques and build their skills in a warm and friendly environment. In addition to our sewing intensives, we've lined up lots of fun camp-inspired activities for you, from rock climbing to macramé. During down time, campers can choose to relax or get to know their fellow campers. We designed the Original Camp for campers to learn, to practice, and to have a fun weekend away in the woods!

We specialize in teaching adult learners in a fun and social environment. Our classes are noncompetitive, casual, and productive, and we teach in a friendly, inspiring, motivational way. We are professional designers and makers who do not focus on perfection. Rather, we want you to learn and to participate in our classes and workshops with a creative and curious spirit. We know great sewing comes with tons of practice, and our goal is to give you the skills and the confidence you need to continue your sewing journey at home.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip shuttle bus service from Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Campers may drive themselves to Frost Valley if they prefer.

  • Dorm-style lodging with shared rooms of no more than 4 campers in single (twin-size) bunked beds. Exceptions can be made based on attendee request, see Terms of Service for details. Double and single occupancy hotel-style lodging is available on a very limited basis for an additional fee.

  • All meals from dinner Friday night through lunch Monday afternoon. Meals are healthy, balanced, and served in the Camp Dining Hall. We happily accommodate food allergies.

  • One two-day intensive course. Tools and supplies not included. Select intensives may require supply kits for purchase.

  • Sewing machines for use in sewing classes. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.

  • Various craft and sewing related workshops during the Maker Fair. Select workshops may require supply kits for purchase to participate.

  • Camp activities which may include hiking, rock climbing, ziplining, canoeing, nature workshops, and a Me-Made Spectacular and Fashion Show!

Schedule

Schedule for planning purposes only. Exact event schedule subject to change without notice.

Friday, October 14, 2022

12:00 p.m. Bus departs Midtown Manhattan, NYC for Camp Workroom Social

3:00 p.m. Bus arrives at Camp Workroom Social and registration begins

4:15 p.m. All Camp welcome and orientation

5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Sewing Intensive orientation

7:30 p.m. Camp PJ Party

10:30 p.m. Quiet hours begin in lodges

Saturday, October 15, 2022

7:00 a.m. Early morning hike

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Sewing Intensive day 1

12:15 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. Sewing Intensive day 1 resumes

5:30 p.m.Dinner in the Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. Maker Fair

11:00 p.m. Quiet hours begin in lodges

Sunday, October 16, 2022

7:00 a.m. Early morning yoga

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. Sewing Intensive day 2

12:15 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. Sewing Intensive day 2 resumes

5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. Me-made Spectacular and Fashion Show

11:00 p.m. Quiet hours begin in lodges

Monday, October 17, 2022

7:00 a.m. Early morning pack-up and move-out

8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall

9:00 a.m.Camp activities

11:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony and lunch in the Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. Buses depart Camp Workroom Social for NYC

4:30 p.m. Buses arrive in NYC

Class Intensives

Camp is designed for those who have some experience sewing. We want to help you develop your sewing skills, pushing them from good to great! Are you an absolute beginner? Don’t worry! You’re still welcome to register as you’ve got plenty of time to build up your basic skills before Camp. Not sure if our classes are right for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Class sizes are capped at 10 campers with one dedicated instructor.

2022 Class Intensives

When registering, campers select one of the following classes.

  • Bra-making with Allyson Dykhuizen
  • Costume Shop with Suzanne Beaubien
  • Couture Hand Sewing Skills with Brooks Ann Camper
  • Design and Sew a One-Piece Swimsuit with Tommie Hernández
  • Foundation in Modern Tailoring Skills with Erin Proud
  • Immersion Dyeing on Fashion Fabrics with Whitney Crutchfield
  • Makers Atelier with Couturier Sharon Butler
  • Pattern Fitting Tops with Pamela Leggett
  • Quilted Jacketmaking with Sonja Gingerich
  • Shirtmaking Skills with Jen Beeman

Please read through all class descriptions carefully. Once registered, classes may not be changed, transferred, or cancelled.

Campers receive tools and supplies lists and sourcing resources at least one month before Camp. For select classes, we may require supply kits for purchase. For other classes, supply kits may be available on an optional basis. Campers will be notified when kits are available.

Bra-making with Allyson Dykhuizen

Learn how to cut and sew underwire bras in Bra-making. Campers in our Bra-making class learn sewing techniques specifically suited for sewing lingerie and how to think through their preferences in bra fit. Campers develop skills and confidence to continue their bra-making adventures at home. Please note, while topics of fit are discussed, this is a construction-focused class.

Topics covered in this class include how to...

  • choose the best fabrics and notions for bra-making.
  • prep, cut, and mark bra and lingerie fabrics.
  • sew sheer fabrics, stretchy fabrics, and other specialty fabrics for bra-making.
  • use specialty stitches, seams, and edge finishes for sewing lingerie.
  • work with and apply different kinds of elastics.
  • install hardware for bras.
  • sew bra straps.
  • think about and evaluate bra fit to suit your preferences.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own tools to Camp.

Campers in this class are required to purchase a Bra-making kit from Camp Workroom Social prior to Camp. This kit includes the sewing pattern and all the fabrics and notions needed to make 1–2 bras. Campers get to choose from a selection of colors. This class kit costs $60. Enrolled campers will receive instructions on how to purchase their kit prior to Camp.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer.

This class is perfect for campers who want to learn how to sew their own bras.

This is an intermediate level class. To be successful in this intensive class, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine.
  • Experience sewing straight and curved seams.
  • Experience easing fabric together.
  • Experience constructing garments.
  • An understanding of garment sewing patterns.

Interested in this intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Costume Shop with Suzanne Beaubien

Whether you’re a ComicCon regular or a Halloween fiend, campers in Costume Shop learn how to create costumes with eye-catching details. Learn how to engage in creative problem solving, use common materials in innovative ways, and use inspiration to unlock your creativity.

Campers in the Costume Shop choose their own project to work on at Camp. Suzanne will customize her lectures and demonstrations to the specific campers who register and the projects they plan to bring.

Possible topics covered in this class include how to…

  • choose basic commercial patterns as the building blocks to complete your vision.
  • break down a complex look into its component parts.
  • adjust patterns/add details that complete your costume look.
  • think outside the sewing pattern.
  • integrate unusual items into your costume look.
  • manipulate/change your fabrics to meet your needs.
  • use various materials and techniques to create accessories and props to complete your costume look.
  • use and alter various types of materials to mimic other materials.
  • use different glues and when to successfully bond elements together.
  • use paints and painting techniques to achieve your costume goals.
  • distress your costume items to create an authentic antique look.
  • apply appliqués, embellishments, and trims to add details to your costume look.

Please note: campers in the Costume Shop are not expected to complete their entire project at Camp. The Costume Shop is designed to help participants build the skills needed to carefully complete their projects at home.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own supplies and tools to Camp.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer.

This class is perfect for campers who want to tackle a complex costume project, for campers who want to learn new techniques to use in their costume creations, and for campers who want to learn how to think about sewing garments in new ways.

This is an advanced-beginner to advanced level class. To be successful in this intensive class, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine.
  • Experience sewing straight and curved seams.
  • Experience easing fabric together.
  • Experience constructing garments using sewing patterns.

Interested in this intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Couture Hand Sewing Skills with Brooks Ann Camper

Learn the fundamentals and benefits of hand sewing. Campers in Couture Hand Sewing Skills practice and get comfortable with a wide variety of temporary and permanent hand stitching techniques. Campers see real examples of techniques used in clothing construction, while creating a useful resource notebook full of samples to reference for future projects.

Topics covered in this class include...

  • The best tools for successful hand sewing.
  • Tricks for threading needles and tying successful knots.
  • How to avoid or remove thread tangles when hand sewing.
  • How to use a thimble for faster hand sewing.
  • How to sew a wide variety of temporary and permanent hand stitches and when to use them.
  • How to sew various closures including buttons, hooks, and zippers.
  • Couture techniques such as…
    • Underlining, including why to use it and how to sew it.
    • Various hem finishing techniques including invisible hems and rolled hems.
    • How to use ribbon in waistbands, curved hems, and more.
    • How to sew tacks and thread chains and when to use them.
  • The value of hand sewing and how it can be used to upgrade the quality of your handmade sewn projects.
  • How to use your resource notebook at home for future projects.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own tools to Camp.

Campers in this class are required to purchase a Hand Sewing Skills kit from Camp Workroom Social prior to Camp. This kit includes some of Brooks Ann’s favorite hand sewing tools, as well as prepared samples in a variety of fabrics. Samples allow campers to jump right into the coursework without having to do any of the advance prep at home. This class kit costs $68. Enrolled campers will receive instructions on how to purchase their kit prior to Camp.

This class is perfect for campers who want to improve their hand sewing skills, who want to learn couture techniques for fine sewing, or who want to learn strategies to elevate their current sewing skill set to get better results out of their garment sewing at home.

This class is appropriate for all skill levels.

Design and Sew a One-Piece Swimsuit with Tommie Hernández

Learn how to use a pattern sloper to design your own one-piece swimsuit. Campers in this course learn how to draw their swimsuit design using a template, create the pattern for their design using a provided sloper, and sew their pattern together using swimsuit materials. Please note, while topics of swimwear-making are discussed, this is a design-focused class.

Topics covered in this class include how to...

  • use a fashion croquis template to draw your swimsuit design.
  • alter a swimsuit sloper to make the sewing pattern for your design (shapes covered include neckline, leg openings, back coverage, and other style details).
  • prepare, cut, and sew a muslin/toile of your swimsuit pattern using swimwear materials and a regular sewing machine.
  • apply elastics for functioning swimwear using a regular sewing machine.
  • evaluate the fit of your muslin/toile based on your design and fit preferences.
  • transfer any changes to the final sewing pattern.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own tools to Camp.

Campers in this class are required to purchase a Swimsuit kit from Camp Workroom Social prior to Camp. This kit includes the Jackie sewing pattern by Sirena Patterns (to be used as a sloper) and all the fabrics and notions needed to make one swimsuit muslin/toile. Campers get to choose from a selection of colors. This class kit costs $55. Enrolled campers will receive instructions on how to purchase their kit prior to Camp.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer. If you choose to bring your own machine, please bring a walking foot as well.

This class is perfect for campers who want to learn how to design and sew their own swimsuits.

This is an advanced-beginner to intermediate level class. To be successful in this intensive class, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight and curved seams.
  • A general understanding of easing fabric together.
  • A general understanding of sewing patterns.
  • Experience sewing clothes using sewing patterns.

Interested in this Intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Foundation in Modern Tailoring Skills with Erin Proud

Start your journey into the traditional art of tailoring by building a foundation of skills that you can apply to making modern garments. Learn the thoughtful, slow, precise approach of tailoring techniques by creating a library of sample swatches that can serve as reference for future projects. This class is a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on activities which includes both hand and machine sewing. Examples of real tailoring include women’s suits, jackets, and pants.

Topics covered in this class include...

  • Hands-on work sewing swatch samples.
  • What makes a tailored garment tailored and about the inner workings (the guts!) of a tailored garment.
  • How to shape tailored garments using different kinds of materials.
  • About tailor basting and how and when to use tailor basting to help you sew finer garments.
  • About pad stitching, how to pad stitch, and when and where to use pad stitching in a garment.
  • About shoulder pads and headers and how and when to use them.
  • How to sew a single welt pocket.
  • How to sew a double welt pocket and buttonhole.
  • How to line and finish a sleeve with finesse.
  • How to sew a notched collar.
  • The key supplies needed to create tailored garments and where to source tailoring supplies.
  • General tailoring tips and tricks that can be applied to other projects.
  • Modern tailoring shortcuts that can be applied to other garments.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own tools to Camp.

Campers in this class are required to purchase a Tailoring Skills kit from Camp Workroom Social prior to Camp. This kit includes specialty tailoring supplies needed for this intensive class, samples for future reference, and prepared swatches in a variety of fabrics. Swatches allow campers to jump right into the coursework without having to do any of the advance prep at home. This class kit costs $68. Enrolled campers will receive instructions on how to purchase their kit prior to Camp.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer.

This class is perfect for campers who are interested in learning sewing techniques used by professional designers and tailors.

This is an intermediate to advanced level class. To be successful in this intensive class, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine.
  • Experience sewing straight and curved seams.
  • Experience easing fabric together.
  • Experience constructing garments.
  • An understanding of garment sewing patterns.

Interested in this intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Immersion Dyeing on Fashion Fabrics with Whitney Crutchfield

Learn to dye the rainbow on your favorite fabrics! This course takes you from total beginner to confident dyer and colorist, and focuses on color theory, dye color mixing knowledge, the chemistry of fiber reactive dyes, and how to utilize these to create your own custom colors on fashion fabrics.

Topics covered in this class include how to...

  • prepare fabrics for dyeing.
  • choose the appropriate fabrics for dyeing.
  • set up your own space for dyeing and safely handle dyes in a home studio environment.
  • mix dyes to create a complete color spectrum.
  • dye fabrics through immersion techniques.
  • dye fabrics through direct dye techniques.
  • customize dye colors using your own recipes.
  • think creatively about color on fabric.
  • care for hand-dyed fabrics.
  • properly dispose of dyes.

Campers in this class create…

  • Comprehensive immersion dyed swatch book using cotton, linen, rayon, and silk fabrics.
  • Direct dye color grid on a cotton bandana.
  • 2 yards of linen fabric, dyed to your custom color.

This class focuses on the use of fiber reactive dyes, which are low-impact synthetic dyes. Participants will learn to safely handle dye powders and other additives. These dyes are formulated for use on cellulosic fabrics (cotton, linen, rayon) and silk. While we’ll use existing fabrics as the base for dyeing, these techniques can also apply to yarn, fiber, and garments of the same fiber content.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own tools to Camp and have the option to bring up to 2 small dyeable items that they are interested in dyeing.

Campers in this course are required to purchase a student supply kit from Camp Workroom Social prior to Camp. This kit includes all of the supplies needed for this intensive, including fabrics for dyeing, dyes, additives, and swatch book templates. This class kit costs $125. Enrolled campers will receive instructions on how to purchase their kit prior to Camp.

This class is perfect for campers who love fabric and want to customize their fabrics to their color and project needs.

This class is appropriate for all skill levels. No prior dyeing experience necessary.

Makers Atelier with Couturier Sharon Butler

If you’ve ever wanted to make a beautiful pair of tailored trousers, a polished blazer, or a delicate lace dress, but find the idea of starting a complex project like that daunting, the Makers Atelier at Camp Workroom Social is the right track for you. Led by Sharon Butler, this course is designed for those who have a firm understanding of clothing construction and fashion sewing. Sharon wants to elevate both your sewing skills and your sewing confidence by helping you tackle projects you’ve always wanted to make.

Campers in the Makers Atelier choose their own project to work on at Camp. The lectures and demonstrations in the Atelier are customized to the specific campers who register and the projects they plan to bring. Possible topics include…

  • How to add structure and support to your garments.
  • How to work with difficult fabrics.
  • How to work with fine fabrics.
  • How to use linings, underlinings, and interfacings to improve the quality of your garments.
  • How to do complex sewing techniques (think welt pockets, lace matching, bagged jacket linings, etc.).
  • When to use couture hand sewing techniques and how.
  • When to use traditional tailoring techniques and how.
  • Tips and tricks to improve the overall quality of your handmade garments.
  • Help getting a better fit in your garment.

Please note: campers in the Makers Atelier are not expected to complete their entire project at Camp. The Makers Atelier is designed to help participants build the skills needed to carefully complete their projects at home.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own supplies and tools to Camp.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer.

This class is perfect for campers who want to tackle a complex project, for campers who want to practice working with fine fabrics, and for campers who want to learn advanced sewing techniques.

This is an intermediate to advanced-level course. To be successful in this intensive course, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience successfully making clothes from sewing patterns.
  • A firm understanding of clothing construction theories and techniques.
  • Only campers who have sewn clothing before and understand garment construction will be successful in this course.

Interested in this intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Pattern Fitting Tops with Pamela Leggett

Every sewist can use a basic sewing pattern that fits you the way you want it to—a simple silhouette to be a staple piece in your handmade wardrobe. Campers in Pattern Fitting Tops learn how to tissue-fit and fabric-fit a basic top sewing pattern of their choice. Campers also discuss how to use their fitted pattern as a building block for making style changes to the pattern in the future.

Topics covered in this class include how to...

  • use tissue-fitting to replace muslining so you can jump from pattern to fashion fabric with confidence.
  • measure yourself.
  • choose a size in the sewing pattern based on your measurements.
  • analyze fit in regards to both style and comfort.
  • tissue-fit the pattern before you cut your fabric.
  • make pattern alterations to your tissue sewing pattern before you cut your fabric.
  • fabric-fit your garment and fit as you sew.
  • make basic style changes to your bodice sewing pattern.

Campers in this class see demonstrations on how to alter a basic top sewing pattern to change elements of its style and other relevant demonstrations related to the construction of their tops.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own supplies and tools to Camp.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer.

This class is perfect for campers who want to learn how to tissue-fit and fabric-fit their sewing patterns to their own bodies.

This is a beginner to intermediate level class. To be successful in this intensive class, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine.
  • Experience sewing straight and curved seams.
  • Experience easing fabric together.
  • Experience constructing garments using sewing patterns.

Interested in this intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Quilted Jacketmaking with Sonja Gingerich

Learn how to sew a quilted jacket, perfect for fall layering. Campers in our Quilted Jacketmaking class learn the tricks of creating and working with quilted textiles for fashion sewing by constructing the Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studio. Please note, while piecing theory is discussed, campers will not be piecing their textiles in this class. Additionally, due to the slow, relaxing nature of quilting, campers should not expect to complete their quilted jackets at Camp. Campers will be equipped with the necessary information to complete their jackets at home.

Topics covered in this class include how to...

  • choose batting for fashion sewing.
  • properly fuse fabric for fashion sewing.
  • create quilted textiles for fashion sewing.
  • cut quilted textiles for fashion sewing.
  • sew quilted textiles for fashion sewing.
  • sew a single welt pocket.
  • install bias binding for fashion sewing.
  • correctly mark front closures.
  • construct the Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studio.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own supplies and tools to Camp, except for the Tamarack sewing pattern, which is provided by Workroom Social.

Campers are responsible for purchasing pre-made bias binding or making their own custom bias binding at home before arrival to Camp. Campers will not have time at Camp to create custom binding.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer. If you choose to bring your own machine, please bring a walking foot as well.

This class is perfect for campers who are interested in learning how to create a quilted jacket. This class is also good for campers who are interested in learning how to create quilted textiles for other fashion sewing projects.

This is an advanced-beginner to intermediate level class. To be successful in this intensive class, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight and curved seams.
  • A general understanding of easing fabric together.
  • A general understanding of sewing patterns.
  • Experience sewing clothes using sewing patterns.

Interested in this Intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Shirtmaking Skills with Jen Beeman

Learn the skills you need to make button-up, collar shirts. Campers in our Shirtmaking Skills class learn and practice shirtmaking techniques by sewing shirt-component samples to build a reference binder that they can take home and refer to on all of their future shirtmaking adventures.

Topics covered in this class include how to...

  • properly fuse fabric for fashion sewing.
  • cut and match stripes and plaids.
  • install sleeves.
  • sew continuous lap (sleeve) plackets.
  • sew a shirt collar and collar stand.
  • make a front button placket (button band) with buttonholes.
  • sew shirt sleeve cuffs.
  • make and install professional looking patch pockets.
  • sew a clean-finished shirt yoke.

Campers are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own supplies and tools to Camp.

Sewing machines are provided for camper use. You’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer. If you choose to bring your own machine, please bring a walking foot as well.

This class is perfect for campers who are interested in learning shirtmaking skills, for campers who want to practice their shirtmaking skills, and for campers who want to create a shirtmaking techniques reference binder to keep in their home studio.

This is an advanced-beginner to intermediate level class. To be successful in this intensive class, campers need the following skills...

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight and curved seams.
  • A general understanding of easing fabric together.
  • A general understanding of sewing patterns.
  • Experience sewing clothes using sewing patterns.

Interested in this Intensive, but not sure if it's a good match for your skill level? Email us! We are excited to talk Camp with you.

Travel Insurance

Due to the unique nature of travel events like Camp Workroom Social retreats, we are unable to issue refunds due to delays or changes in travel plans. We strongly encourage all participants to research and consider purchasing a travel insurance plan to cover your Camp Workroom Social expenses. Research and understand how issues relating to COVID-19 are covered or not covered by different agencies and policies. Here are some resources to help get you started with your research.

Terms of Service and Refund Policy

Thank you for being a part of our community! Whether you are coming to see us in our Brooklyn studio, working with our fabrics or patterns, or joining us at Camp Workroom Social, we want to ensure that every Workroom Social sewist has the best experience possible. To help with this, please read and understand our Terms of Service and Refund Policy before you register for an event or buy a product from us. When you register for an event or buy a product from us, you agree to our Terms of Service and Refund Policy.

Our Terms of Service and Refund Policy include important information and policies regarding COVID-19. Both are updated regularly, so please click through to read them in full.

If you have questions about these terms and policies, please reach out before you register for an event or buy a product. You can email us at hello @ workroomsocial.com or call us at 646-481-1650. We are here and happy to help you!


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