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Full time August 5-9



Our summer camps are a great opportunity for having fun while learning new life skills and making new friends!


Ages 10 -15.

Minimum 5, Maximum 8 children per camp.


You will learn how to operate a sewing machine and hand stitching; to embellish and repurpose t-shirts and jeans, and to create fun games to play with your family and friends! We are located 5 min walk from Britannia beach, so campers will learn hand sewing right on the beach! On the hottest day between sewing, we could escape for a good
movie at the movie theatre right across from our studio! Let’s create unforgettable Summer 2024 experience for your children by learning the Magic of Sewing with The Green Needle!


All our camps are suitable for both beginners and children/teens with sewing experience. Our campers can choose projects according to their skills level.


We provide sewing and pressing equipment and tools, thread, supply and materials for students’ projects.


Your instructor:

Ludmila Popova is a professional tailor, artisan and teacher with 15 years of teaching experience at Algonquin College and The Green Needle sewing school.


What you will learn:

  • How to use a sewing machine and iron safely.
  • Practice basic stitching skills creating straight, corners and curving lines.
  • Seams, stitches, and hems by sewing machine (Plain seam, French seam, Edge stitch, Top stitch)
  • Basic alterations techniques (repair, patching and hemming jeans)
  • Basic hand sewing techniques (buttonhole stitch, cross stitch, a button attachment).
  • Self-made games and tricks.
  • ….and much more!


Complete creative projects from start to finish:
Drawstring bag; repurposed t-shirt, jeans, men’s shirts, etc…; denim key holder, denim framed art, denim purse; self-made games.


Campers must bring:

  • Snacks and lunches (we will provide water)
  • A notebook for taking notes.
  • A list of other sewing tools needed may be provided by your instructor before the first class or during your first class. Any instructions will be emailed or provided to you in advance.
  • Students are encouraged to have a domestic sewing machine, iron, and basic sewing kit at home to practice and/or complete their in-class projects. However, this is not mandatory to complete the class.


Location: 3033 Carling Ave

Full Time Summer Camp | August 5-9

  •  Cancellation and Refund Policy:


    Written notice of cancellation may be processed for a course refund (minus a 10% admin fee) by advising Green Needle a minimum of two weeks prior to the course starting date.


    Cancellations received 1 week prior to the course commencing are eligible for 50% refund unless there is a wait list for the course. This includes the admin fee.


    Cancellations within the final week prior to the course are non-refundable unless there is a waiting list for the course and the course can be run with full attendance.


    In the rare event that our minimum class enrolment is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the class. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled with 72 hours notice given to those who are registered in the class. In cases where we cancel a class, students will be offered a full refund of the registration fees.


    If a course must be cancelled due to COVID19 related restrictions and guidelines set by the government, students will automatically receive a course fee credit which can be used at Green Needle for up to two years. The course can also be sold or gifted to someone by advising Green Needle in writing including the names of the designated student that will replace the original student.

  •  Registration Information:


    Please register early for classes, as we require time to prepare kits and class handouts.


    You do not need to bring your own sewing machine to class, but you do need to bring your own sewing kit.


    Please read the prerequisites in the class descriptions to ensure that you meet the level required for the class material. If you feel you may not meet the prerequisites, don't hesitate to contact us for clarification and help selecting a class.


    Unless stated otherwise, classes and workshops that are listed here are for adult participants. Visitors, including infants and children are not permitted in classes or workshops.


    You may register for classes online, or over the phone (613-617-4042)

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