Sew South Tampa is a sewing studio specializing in children's sewing classes, summer camps and workshops for both adults and children.
In 2014, founder Lori Green conceived the idea of bringing the age-old art of sewing back to the Tampa Bay Area. With a small rented room and four sewing machines, she began teaching a small group of children how to sew simple articles of clothing and accessories. By the end of the year she had grown to 30 students and with the help of her daughter Rachel, they hosted their inaugural student fashion show
With the success of our first fashion show and summer camp, we quickly became the place to be for all things fashion sewing.
The studio is now in its 7th year, continuing to teach young people how to sew using professional garment construction skills.
There are two ways we teach sewing
During our summer camps, we teach project based sewing. This gives young people a chance to be exposed to sewing while working with our teachers to create fun imaginative projects like pillows, bags, doll clothes, etc.
During our nine month skill based fashion classes, we teach college level sewing skills through a kid friendly curriculum that we created. Yes, we can teach a child as young as seven to sew outfits that any fashion designer would be proud of.
Sew South Tampa's mission is to incorporate the art of sewing, while teaching timeless life lessons such as: patience, perseverance, and self discovery of creativity.