Sew Happy Summer Camp | Greenwich Moms

How many new skills will your child learn this summer?
Sew Happy sewing machine camps in Rye and Greenwich are “boutique” camps with between 14 and 20 students, and their teacher/student ratio is high (1:4) ensuring that the kids really do learn the life skill of sewing.
Students get to design, sew and fashion their individual creations and unlike other “fashion” camps who offer drawing and “draping”, Sew Happy camps devote at least 50% of the entire time to working on a sewing machine!
Sew Happy camps include:
• Machine Sewing – sew skirts, shorts, dresses, pillows, bags and more
• Hand Sewing – learn new techniques including embroidery and applique
• Crafts – make jewelry, accessories and other fun projects
• “Rise to The Fashion Challenge” – have fun with friends making fashion from weird and wonderful materials including recyclables and trash!
• Quizzes and games based on sewing and fashion
• Fashion Show & Photo Booth – behind the scenes or in the spotlight, everyone plays a part in the grand finale

Sew Happy “Fashion Runway”, “Let’s Start Sewing” and “American Girl® Doll” camps are being offered at Greenwich Academy’s “In-Touch” camp in June and at Rye Recreation Center and Bendheim Western Civic Center in Glenville in August.
Kids as young as 6 can join “Let’s Start Sewing” and “American Girl® Doll” camps and 8 – 13 year olds are welcome at Sew Happy “Fashion Runway” camps.

Kim Mulcahy, the owner of Sew Happy, is a Rye mom, originally from the UK and since she started her business almost 5 years ago, she and her instructors have taught over 1000 kids in Westchester and Greenwich how to sew.
The Sew Happy after school program is now offered at almost 50 schools. Projects including Fox In A Sleeping Bag, Emoji Pillow, Ice Cream Truck, Daxi Days and American Girl® Doll outfits, are designed by Sew Happy and then proudly made in the USA from recycled water bottles, and include options to accommodate a variety of students with differing ages and capabilities.
Sew Happy Sewing Machine School is a 12 week program which is offered in Fall, Winter and Spring. It is a great opportunity for students to gain an understanding of machine sewing, fabrics and how to read and follow a sewing pattern. Projects vary but include pillows, bags, shorts and dresses. New sessions will start in September in Rye, Mount Kisco and Scarsdale.
Sew Happy also offers private lessons bringing everything to the customer’s home. Individual and group lessons are available.
All Sew Happy instructors are trained the “Sew Happy Way” which reinforces kindness, respect and safety at all times. Sewing teaches children patience, confidence and a sense of value. Research shows that sewing not only improves concentration, focus, problem solving, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills but by completing a sewing project from start to finish, students foster a sense of accomplishment that can boost their self confidence.

Today’s culture doesn’t encourage kids to fix or mend something when it breaks, but to discard it and replace. For various reasons there are many moms who missed out on learning how to sew and now they are disappointed that they are unable to teach their own kids a fundamental task which will not only be useful throughout their lives but in other ways too. Sew Happy intends to help bring back the “lost art” of sewing to America’s girls and boys.

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