Project Funway

Design, Sew, and Show!

"I would recommend this camp to everyone I know!  The instructor to student ratio was perfect.  My daughter learned not only to sew, iron and cut a pattern, she learned life lessons...the importance of planning, creativity, patience, vision, and self confidence!"

Cynthia, Parent


"The best part of sewing camp is when we get to model the things we made!"

Courtney, Camper


"I loved making the flower that went on my bag AND getting to pick and eat the wild blackberries for snack!"

Nikki, Camper

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

PROJECT FUNWAY:

 

  •    teaches sewing skills to mature 8 year olds to adults 
  •    accommodates to each individual's learning curve
  •    values a positive, fun learning environment 
  •    challenges each student to improve their skills
  •    offers great snacks to refuel
  •    is located 5 minutes from Hwy 17 in Los Gatos, CA
  •    offers both beginning and intermediate class levels

CLASS DEFINITIONS  


BEGINNER (101)


If you are new to sewing and have not used a sewing machine before - OR - if

you have taken our PROJECT FUNWAY course already and haven't sewed since last summer - this is the right class for you!  We will be focusing on teaching basic sewing skills as well as creating a minimum of two of the following:  a skirt, tote, shorts, and a decorator pillow.  We will introduce/review sewing machine basics, seam types, hemming, hand sewing, buttons, etc.  Materials included.  

Age 8+


School day times can be arranged for homeschoolers.  Minimum 4.

After school times can be arranged.  3:30 to 5:30.  Minimum 4.


INTERMEDIATE (201)


If you have taken our PROJECT FUNWAY 101 class (or other equivalent course) - AND - have been practicing your sewing skills since last summer, you will be ready for this class!  To be successful in this intermediate class, you must be proficient with the basic sewing skills learned in 101 so you may be ready to create two of the following:  a simple dress, skirt, beach cover-up, tote, blouse, decorator pillow, or lap quilt based on the individuals skill level.  We will cover more advanced techniques including how to read/cut a commercial pattern, install a zipper, gathering stitches, darts, etc.  Materials included.

Age 10+


School day times can be arranged for homeschoolers.  Minimum 4.

After school times can be arranged.  3:30 to 5:30.  Minimum 4.


2-DAY SKILLED INTERMEDIATE INTENSIVE COURSE


In two days, you will use a commercial sewing pattern to create a garment 

to fit!  From learning how to read a pattern, to making a fit "muslin", and

executing the proper construction of a garment - this class will be offering 

you a start-to-finish experience - one you can duplicate at home!   

Basic 101 skills are required.  

Age 10+


ADVANCED (301)


This class is designed for proficient sewers who have the ability to read and follow a commercial pattern "with assistance".  We will start with a trip to the fabric store to pick out fabric and notions to complete a garment from start to finish.  This is compact session offered over 2 days (9a-4p) to allow for maximum learning and creativity.  The goal is to teach the skills needed to "sew on your own".  Materials included.

Age 12+


PROJECT FUNWAY ADULT SERIES I


Want to know how to mend that pile of clothing? Put an original hem on your own jeans? Make a professional decorator pillow? Fix the hem on that favorite blouse? Sew on a button properly?

 

Dust off that sewing machine or use one of our machines and come learn the sewing basics. This class is designed for adults (and their daughters) who want to have “fun” while learning to sew. If your high school home economics class was not your style, join PROJECT FUNWAY ADULT to give learning to sew a new twist! This is a practical series created to offer practical skills and mold to what the student wants!

We will be focusing on basic sewing skills and using these skills to create a detailed tote bag that you would be proud to wear (or give as a gift)! As always, we calibrate to the skill level of individuals.

Age 12+


PROJECT FUNWAY ADULT SERIES II


After completing the Adult Series I, this class is designed to up your game!  We will learn to put an original hem back on jeans, create a designer pillow with piping, learn how to make simple curtains, perfect an invisible zipper, and other gift ideas.

Depending on time, we will give help with altering to fit a simple commercial pattern you bring to class.

Age 12+


CHRISTMAS GIFTS IDEAS CLASS


This class is geared for those students who have taken one of our basic classes and has a sewing machine.  We will be teaching a variety of gift ideas to sew and re-create for gifts.  Instructions and patterns will be available so the student can go home with the "know-how".  Pillows, aprons, cosmetic bags, jammie bottoms, ornaments, potholders, shoe bags, scarves, pillow cases, sleeping bag covers, etc, . . . too many ideas - and we will be covering at least 4 ideas!  I need to temper my enthusiasm!

Age 9+


FITTED SKIRT CLASS


If you have sewing experience and have mastered the basics, you can take this class.  I will help you draft an A-line or pencil skirt flat pattern and you will sew it in muslin so that you get the perfect fit for your body.  Depending on time, you will be able to sew up a skirt in cotton with facing and/or lining, invisible zipper, and kick-pleat.  You will have the skills to knock out a beautifully lined skirt for the holidays - JUST YOUR SIZE!

Age 12+


Don't see a class that fits your needs?  Let me know what you're thinking . . .

linda@projectfunway.com




"I loved PROJECT FUNWAY.  I was always busy doing projects."
Olivia, Camper