Hand Sewing Camp:
Stuffed Animals & Doll Making

2018 Hand Sewing Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Wilmington DE, Princeton NJ, & NYC Manhattan!


***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***


Ages 7 to 12 – Space is Limited, Register Now!

Many NEW Projects & Accessories for Summer 2018!

Do YOU want to learn the traditional art of hand sewing?  Do you want to create your very own stuffed animal and doll for yourself, your family or a friend?  Join us for Hand Sewing Camp, where you will learn lots of sewing skills and create a fun loving stuffed animal and doll to keep at the end of the week!

At Hand Sewing camp, campers learn about the basic techniques for everyday sewing. Throughout the week, campers use a wide variety of materials and colors. In addition, campers have the chance to make accessories for their stuffed animals and dolls. Campers learn how to use and improve their skills with hand sewing, measuring, cutting, stuffing, and much more! Not only will your sewing and creativity improve, but your technical skills will too!

Campers create one stuffed animal and one doll during the camp week.  Campers also have the chance to create a fun accessory for their stuffed animal, and an article of clothing/accessory for their doll or an American Girl Doll™ from home!  

Our stuffed animal options include a tiger, pig, gorilla, cat, dog, snake, frog, duck, horse, hedgehog, panda, walrus, turtle, polar bear and more! There are also countless options for accessories too, like a saddle for your horse, a carrot for your rabbit, a lily pad for your frog, a tiger cub for your tiger, a banana for your gorilla, bamboo for your panda, or even a bone for your dog!

Our doll projects options include ragdolls, elegant dolls, and adorable whimsical dolls, where you can explore your taste in design, fabric, and style!

In this hands-on experience, campers have the chance to learn from exciting and talented instructors. Camp discussions may include exciting topics like tips and tricks for designing accessories for your stuffed animal and doll, creating small alterations with big design appeal, how to work with different types of fabric, and so much more!

On Friday at 3:00pm, parents are invited for our Hand Sewing Showcase where campers can present their stuffed animals and dolls!

We can’t wait to see you this summer for an awesome Hand Sewing Camp!

Footwear:  Closed-toe shoes/sneakers are required.

All Campers receive a Lavner Camps T-Shirt and take home their stuffed animal, doll, and accessories!

*For campers interested in Hand Sewing Camp, we also recommend Fashion Design Camp, Digital Fashion Design Camp, Introduction to Programming with Scratch, Filmmaking Camp, Graphic Design Camp, Culinary Arts Camp, Jewelry Design Camp, and Fine Arts Camp.

*For more information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps


Save On Camp! Click The Button Above To Learn More About Our Early Registration Discount ($30/Week), Multi-Week Discount ($15-$30/Week), Additional Sibling Discount ($30/Week) and Referral Program ($50 Credit per Referral).

Camp Locations, Dates & Tuition

Pennsylvania Camps

New Jersey Camps

New York Camps

Our 2018 Hand Sewing Camps are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, Ursuline Academy ~ 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806, Katz JCC ~ 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill NJ 08003, Stuart Country Day School ~ 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton NJ 08540, New York University ~ 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 and George Washington University ~ 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007.

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