Sew Happy Sewing, Inc began in 2012 when Kim Mulcahy decided to turn her hobby in to a cottage industry. She realized that sewing was a life skill that was missing and yet desperately needed by the women and kids in her town. Now, in 2015, the Sew Happy Sewing program is being taught at after school clubs in over 13 schools in Westchester and Kim has 3 talented instructors who, under her guidance, teach sewing in a nurturing, grass roots fashion. Sew Happy Sewing covers both hand and machine sewing but Kim is a keen supporter of hand sewing and often explains to the kids that they can take out a needle and thread anywhere but not a sewing machine! As with everything it’s about finding a balance!
Sew Happy Sewing also offers “boutique” camps in Rye, Greenwich and Chappaqua. “Threads” Camp is tailored to inspire potential fashion designers and fashionistas out there. The difference between the Sew Happy “Threads” Camp and other fashion-type camps is that we actually teach the kids how to design and SEW wearable garments. At “Threads” Camp, the kids work through fun design challenges, sometimes in groups and sometimes alone to create unique garments and they plan and orchestrate their own fashion show on the last day.
“Summer Of Sewing” Camp offers a combination of sewing projects from stuffed animals and gadget cozy’s to pj pants so it’s a great introduction to sewing allowing the kids to try their hand at many different areas of sewing.
The kids who attend our camps make great new friends and connections and often move on to advanced sewing classes and workshops with Sew Happy. We offer the camp to ages 8 – 17 and then we group the kids by age with age appropriate projects and assignments.
Sew Happy offers two birthday party packages, “Sew Fun” is hand sewing for ages 7 and up and offers a choice of super cute projects like bunny puppet, mouse-in-a-tin, gadget cozy or cup-cake softee. “Extreme Sewing” is a machine sewing party where the kids decorate fabric with decorative machine stitches and then they make it into a pillow.
In addition, Sew Happy Sewing has regular workshops in Rye and is planning to expand in to other areas of Westchester this year. Private lessons for individuals or groups are also available. Call 917 885 7716 for more information, visit www.sewhappyusa.net or email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.