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- What You'll Sew
- Where You'll Stay
Summer 2020 Sewing Camp For Adults - Let's Socially Distance in the Country
Leave the hectic pace of daily life behind and spend time in the beauty of the Catskills. Let nature clear your mind and soothe your soul. Our peaceful chalet sewing studio was built in 1968 and has ample room to be comfortable & get creative. Megan fell in love with this property and now she invites everyone to experience it.
The Sewing Classes at the Retreats are over two full days: Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.
Megan will serve everyone lunch each day on these days.
The upcoming 2020 Retreats will be small gatherings. There is room for 4 guests only per weekend.
Each guest stays at the Chalet in your own private bedroom.
Guests arrive Thursday evening, anytime after 6pm and stay until Sunday morning checkout at 9am.
- - - - Upcoming Retreat Schedule - - - -
July 23 - 26, 2020 - FULL
August 20-23, 2020 - 1 Spot Left
September 3- 6, 2020 - Just Added
- - - - Register Below - - - -
You are welcome to sew whatever you would like at the Sewing Retreat.
If you are a beginner, we suggest starting with some of our Beginner Sewing Boot Camp projects in order to solidify your sewing skills. If you have no idea where to start, just show up. We'll take care of the rest.
We will have sewing machines & all the tools you'll need.
Please note: Fabric & other supplies are NOT included in the price of the retreat. You are welcome to bring your own or purchase it at the sewing retreat.
Megan will have access to numerous sewing pattern options that you can choose from.
If you're already have sewing experience, you're welcome to bring any sewing patterns and projects you'd like to work on.
Megan will provide sewing instruction from 9am to 5pm on Friday & Saturday.
You're on your own to do what you please anytime before and after instructional time.
For Beginners who'd like to work on Sewing Boot Camp Wearables projects during the retreat, you'll need to bring or purchase the following supplies for this class.
Envelope Clutch Bag:
- 1/2 yard cotton, denim or upholstery fabric for outside
- 1/2 yard cotton fabric for lining (not satin please)
- 1/2 yard heavy interfacing
- 1 yard cotton, denim or upholstery fabric for outside
- 1 yard cotton fabric for lining (not satin please)
- 1/2 yard heavy interfacing
- 1 yard of cotton or canvas fabric for outside
- 1 yard of cotton or canvas fabric for lining
Zippered A-Line Skirt
- 2 yards (45″ wide) cotton, canvas or linen fabric
- 8" zipper (or longer)
- When you stay at the Chalet you'll have access to the entire rest of the house during your stay.
- There are two large bathrooms each with showers, one with additional large soaking tub.
- There is an outdoor shower. Plenty of spaces to enjoy meals outside.
- We have a fire pit outside, perfect for evening bonfires.
- You'll also have access to our large kitchen to cook other meals.
- For the summer 2020 retreats, we'll be setting up space to sew outside.
- There are grocery stores and restaurants nearby.
The Catskills sewing classes take place in our sewing studio set in an adorable chalet style home on 5 acres of land in the Western Catskills town of Harpersfield NY.
You will receive exact address after you sign up.
Harpersfield is approximately 1 hour from Albany, NY
Harpersfield is approximately 3 hours from New York City.
Harpersfield is approximately 2.5 hours from Syracuse NY
Harpersfield is approximately 4 hours from Boston, MA
All guests are responsible for getting themselves to & from the Catskills Sewing Studio.
"The entire weekend was so perfectly designed. From arrival to departure Megan made sure we were welcome at her beautiful chalet retreat. The rooms were so comfy and fun. BUT the sewing was the best part. I hadn't sewn anything since I was a teenager and I left having completed 5 complete projects, clutches, a t-shirt and an apron. Who would have thought! And I immediately bought a sewing machine when I came home. But I will be back to the Hoboken studio to learn more with Megan and her team."
-Beth C. Jersey City, NJ
"I'm pleased as punch with my placemats and napkins that I made at the sewing retreat! And so happy I had the opportunity to spend some time in such a beautiful setting. It was a great weekend"
-Denise J. Milwaukee, WI
"Megan helped me design a pattern from a vest I love, then I sewed the vest and it was perfect! Everything about the weekend was great! "
-Noreen G. Austin, TX
"I think the thing that made it extra special was having quiet unencumbered time in such a beautiful home. And you cooked so healthy too. Speaking to the full experience of it all - it was a vacation where we got to learn and do sewing in addition to the getaway, which made it even so much more fun."
Emily A. New York, NY
"I enjoyed the laid back nature of activities, location was beautiful, I liked that you had the different types of fabric. That Megan and Lauren (instructors) were available for questions / support was of the greatest value to me. I think encouraging participants to challenge themselves with skills they don't know is ideal. I certainly was a bit nervous about embarking on pants on my own and know I would have gotten frustrated had I not had the support of the instructors there."
"Both instructors were very helpful & really nice people!! I just wish I got further along w one of my projects (no ones fault but my own) wish I was more motivated to get help on certain things. So sweet & thoughtful of Megan to give necklaces & cards. I loved it & I'm so glad that I went!!!"
Laura L. New York, NY
"Amazing location and it definitely fostered a nice sense of community and relaxation."
"Just finished a fun/productive sewing class in the Catskills. Megan was so patient and helpful. I finished several projects (bags, dress, fixed shirt, and cut out a tunic). The accommodations were great, very comfortable. I'm planning on returning next year. P.S. loved the butternut squash pizza."
Liz. D, Jersey City NJ