Note: This summer camp takes place Monday-Friday, August 17-21 from 10 am to 2 pm daily.

In this hands-on camp we will focus on the process of upcycle fashion design – taking existing clothing and reinventing it to be uniquely your own! We’ll walk through the process of envisioning your design, selecting the right materials, putting it all together, and of course showing it off! Leave with the skills to create your own unique wardrobe, and inspiration for more. Everyone will create their own upcycled garment or outfit which is an expression of themselves, and show it off to their friends and families on the last day! Ages 12+

Impact: Discarded textiles and scraps of fabric are diverted from the waste stream to make unique creations, while teaching teens the lifelong skill of sewing.

Participant and Materials Requirements: No previous sewing experience necessary. Please bring a sketch pad, pictures or magazine clippings that inspire you, and your own clothing to alter/transform (we’ll have materials for you as well). Please bring a snack, lunch, and water. 

Instructor Emma Young

Instructor Emma Young

About the Instructor: Emma Young is a multi medium artist who enjoys painting, knitting, crocheting, textile work, and jewelry creating, among many other mediums. She has been sewing for as long as she can remember. When she was 8 years old she got her own sewing machine and has been working her way through life with it ever since! She currently teaches classes and independent clients, as well as doing consignment sewing and tailoring as an independent contractor. She loves repurposing clothes and textiles to give them a second life!