Classes & Camps FAQs
FAQ After School Sewing Club
We are so excited to see our new batch of little sewists! On the first day of the session, we will always go over safety and have a machine basics lesson. We know the kids who are returning want to hit the ground running, but we need to make sure they have retained their previous sewing knowledge. We also want to make sure our new students understand all the ins and outs of the sewing process.
We strive to teach kids the beauty that is sewing. At the same time we want them to respect their classroom, teachers, supplies and fellow classmates. If there are any issues with a student’s behavior we will contact the parent/guardian and discuss the situation. Students are responsible for assisting in cleaning at the end of class, as well as putting away their projects and equipment.
Due to all the dietary requirements and allergies children may have, we do not provide snacks for our after school program. Please send your child (if not provided by the school) with a snack and we will certainly take a few minutes to have snack time. We need to know immediately, if any child has an allergy to a food, as to alert other parents so they do not send their children with those snacks.
Because of the scheduling needs for the schools and our teachers, we will not be able to provide makeup sessions for children that miss a day. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child will not be attending class so the teacher does not worry about their whereabouts.
In compliance with Seattle Public Schools (and surrounding areas) the parent/guardian must be physically present and sign the child out from sewing class. A great example is, you cannot pull up to school and ask your child to come out to you. We know it’s not always convenient, but you must come in and sign them out. Exceptions to this rule are if they are to be sent to after school care or have written permission to walk home from school. If you child will be picked up early or picked up by another person, please email us immediately, so we know. We will not let your child go home with an unauthorized person.
Late Pick Up:
We completely understand that you may be late at some point to pick your child up. At the same time, we need to be respectful of our teachers, schools and volunteers who will have stay late to supervise any unattended children. While we do allow a 10 minute grace period, if a parent is habitually late (more than twice) beyond 10 minutes we reserve the right to charge a penalty of $5.00 for every 15 minutes. This is subject to change if the school has a plan for student supervision, such as after school care or volunteer care.
FAQ Kids Studio Camps & Classes
Please review the class description on where your camp/class is located. The majority of camp and classes are at our Greenwood location, however, we are now expanding to other schools for summer programming, and this is important for you to know.
Made Sewing Studio:
101 N 85th St, Suite 201 Seattle, WA 98103
We are located above Mori Japanese Restaurant. Across the street from Bartell's.
Drop Off & Pick Up:
Please know that we l-o-v-e seeing your kids! We also need time to prep for class and clean up after. With this said, we respectfully ask that you drop your children off at the start time of class, and pick them up at the end time. We are always willing to be flexible, if you need to drop your child off or pick them up later we must have more than 24 hour notice and it might be subject to additional fees. Please contact us for further information.
Please note that the parking in front of the studio is not ours. We know it might be tempting to pop into a spot and run up to get your child but we promise you, it always takes longer than you think…they are probably knee deep in fabric and fun! Please find street parking to pick up the kids. They will and have towed parents from the front lot so please be careful.
The best part of sewing is picking out our fabric! We have found, over the years, that the kids love doing this on their own. Please look at our class description to find out what supplies are needed for class. We do not have fabric or notions on hand at the studio. If you have any question on what you need to bring to class please don’t hesitate to email us for more information and help.
Snacks, Lunch, and Outerwear:
Due to all the dietary requirements and allergies children may have, we do not provide snacks or lunches for our camps. Please send your child with a snack and lunch as we set aside time during the day for both. It is imperative that we know immediately if any child has an allergy to a food, as to alert other parents if necessary. For lunch we often go outside to get some fresh air and play at a few local playgrounds. Please make sure your child has appropriate outdoor gear (rain jacket, sunscreen, etc) to go outside.
No refunds are offered for classes or camps. As camps and classes are in high demand, we will do everything we can to call upon our waitlist to take your child’s place if they cannot attend. Cancellations received two weeks before class will be able to transfer their camp fees to another camp or class. Cancellations received less than 2 weeks before class starts, or no-shows, may forfeit their class fees entirely. We cannot guarantee the same class or session will be available for rescheduling. Classes are subject to change or cancellation based on low attendance.
FAQ Adult Studio Classes
All adult classes take place at our Greenwood studio, unless otherwise noted.
Made Sewing Studio:
101 N 85th St, Suite 201 Seattle, WA 98103
We are located above Mori Japanese Restaurant. Across the street from Bartells.
Please note that the parking in front of the studio is not ours. We suggest your find street parking for classes. If you have any questions or need suggestions please email us and we can help.
We do not have fabric or notions on hand at the studio. If you need supplies you will need to purchase them at one of our wonderful local fabric stores. If you have any question on what you need to bring to class please don’t hesitate to email us for more information and help.
No refunds are offered for classes or camps. As camps and classes are in high demand, we will do everything we can to call upon our waitlist to take your place if you cannot attend. Cancellations received 72 hours before class will be able to transfer their fees to another class. Cancellations received less than 72 hours before class starts, or no-shows, may forfeit their class fees entirely. We cannot guarantee the same class or session will be available for rescheduling. Classes are subject to change or cancellation based on low attendance.
No Project Left Behind:
We create our class times with the idea that learning to sew should be enjoyable and not rushed. With that in mind, we know you many not finish your project in the allotted time we give, and that's ok! Our goal is for you to have fun, and get as far as you can with your project while in class. If you don't finish, it's not a problem, we all go at different paces! You can come back to the studio anytime during open studio time to finish with us, at no additional charge.