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Summer Sewing Camps 2024

Common Thread Claremont offers a variety of summer sewing camps for kids ages 8-18.
Except Camp #3 which is for our younger crafters, ages 6-8!


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Intermediate skill level


Recycle a pair of jeans or pick your favorite fabrics and create the Crosstown Crescent Bag! This crescent-shaped bag can be worn either crossbody or on one shoulder. It is the perfect size for when you need a little bit more space than your average fanny pack or small purse. It features an interior zip pocket and an adjustable strap. Soon to be your favorite bag for everyday adventures!!


July 1-3, 9:00 am - 12 pm (3 day/9 hours/$270)

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all skill levels

Pizza and donuts! 

Get ready to add a pinch of whimsy to your summer at our Sewing Camp! Camp #7 – think big doughnut and pizza pillows that you can cuddle and chill with. No need to be a stitching pro; our camp is all about laid-back vibes and creating these oversized, deliciously comfy cushions. Join us for laughter, crafting, and the joy of making giant doughnuts and pizza pals to accompany your sunny days! 

July 1-3, 1 pm - 4 pm (3 day/9 hours/$270


Camp Couture

Advanced skill level

Welcome to Camp Couture, where summer style takes center stage!


This season, we’re unleashing the fashionistas in our Sewing Camp. Turn your creative visions into reality! Campers will design and stitch up their bespoke outfits, from sketching cool concepts to bringing them to life with fabric and flair, every camper becomes a trendsetter in their own right.


Camp Couture is not just about sewing; it’s a runway for imagination, confidence, and, of course, fabulous creations. Join us for a summer of self-expression, where kids stitch their way to personalized fashion fame!

July 8-12, 9am - 12pm (5 day/15 hours/$450)


All skill levels


Hey swifties!! Get ready for a summer melody at our Taylor Swift-inspired Sewing Camp!

Picture this: creating cozy pillows and room decor inspired by Swift’s iconic songs and lyrics.  As the tunes play in the background, campers will stitch, groove, and even whip up friendship bracelets to the rhythm of Taylor’s hits. Join us for a harmonious blend of creativity, crafting, and the infectious energy of Taylor Swift’s music – where every stitch tells a story and every friendship bracelet is a musical connection.


July 8-10, 1pm-4pm (3 days/9 hours/$270)


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CAMP #10
Young Makers Business Camp

All skill levels


July 15-18, 9:00am - 12:00pm (4 days/12 hours $360)

Do you have a great idea for a creative business? Have you always wanted to share your talent with others? Then this camp is for you! We will help you with your business ideas, from name to logo, and spend 4 days/12 hours helping you make your makes! Makers keep 100% of their sales!

Our POP-UP event will take place at

The 42nd Village Venture, in downtown Claremont

on Saturday, October 26th!


ALL MAKERS are invited to hang out at the Common Thread Creativity booth and sell their awesome items, help with mini-workshops teaching visiting kids how to make Pom-poms, and other crafty craftity crafts! This extremely popular arts and crafts festival boasts 8,000+ visitors! 




All skill levels

Hey Barbie!


Get ready to step into the glamorous world of Barbie! From dreamy dresses to chic accessories, campers will have a vibrant palette of pinks and an array of designs inspired by the iconic Barbie universe.


Weird Barbie, Ken, or just Allen, embrace the sparkle, unleash your inner fashionista, and sew your way to creating stunning, personalized Barbie-inspired creations. Join us for a summer filled with style, creativity, and the magic of bringing Barbie’s iconic fashion to life with every stitch! 

July 15-18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (4 days/12 hours $360)

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CAMP #12
Teen Tea Dress
&Tea Party

All skill levels

With over 190 UNIQUE combinations possible in this pattern, the Tea Party Dress will quickly become your go-to dress pattern! There are so many options to finish each aspect of the dress, you will never get tired of sewing this quick yet gratifying pattern. Choose different finishes each time to create a dress that is uniquely yours and one-of-a-kind. The neckline can be created with a modest boat neck, casual scoop front, classic ‘V’ neck, or sweet princess style sweetheart look. 

The grand finale? A tea party extravaganza where you’ll showcase your fabulous creations, savoring small bites, and indulging in the charm of tea, refreshments, and sweets.

Join us for a memorable journey of fashion, fun, and the joy of expressing your style in a delightful tea party setting! 

CAMP: July 23-26, 1 pm - 4 pm (4 day/12 hours/$360)

Tea Party: Saturday,July 27th 11-2 pm, Location: TBD


All skill levels

CAMP #13


Of our most popular camps, this one is it! On Thursday, you'll create a makeup bag at Common Thread. On Friday, we'll meet at the studio and put the finishing touches on our bags and then walk down to the village to Tina G's beautiful makeup studio! Participants will work with Tina's amazing staff to custom design their very own lip swirl color lip gloss!

July 25 & 26, 9:00 am-12:00 pm pm (2 days/$185)

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All skill levels

Camp #14
Dolls and Stuffies!


Creativity comes to life as you craft your very own doll,  stuffie, or plushie! From bunnies to bears, or your very own fabric doll.

July 29 - 31, 10 am-1 pm (3 days/9 hours/$270)
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