And Sew We Grow provides a warm and friendly place for kids to develop skills that nurture self-confidence and patience. We value slowing down and working mindfully to restore a sense of well-being and joy. While developing discipline and perseverance, our projects encourage the importance of following instructions which strengthen mathematical and reading skills as well as critical thinking and problem solving. We understand each child has a unique gift and so we foster individuality and self-expression.

Fall classes now registering!

Each session is a series of three classes, one day a week on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. There is a separate morning and afternoon class each day. Each session will consist of different projects provided by Meliss with guidance and instruction.

  • Please bring your own snacks and water bottle. Snacks should be simple and clean like fruit & veggies.
  • All materials and supplies are included.
  • Recommended for age 9 and up. If your child is younger please contact me first to discuss.
  • Please download and fill out the Liability Waiver before you arrive.

Check out the full schedule on our booking page

About Meliss


For over 25 years Meliss has been working with children in educational and therapeutic settings, as an art teacher and art therapist respectively. She has taught in both public and private schools as well as 13 years as a homeschool mother. Meliss has been sewing since she was big enough to reach the foot pedal of her mother's sewing machine. She believes sewing is an important skill that rewards perseverance and builds self-confidence. She spends her free time sewing, painting, and loving her family.

Our covid measures

We take Covid 19 very seriously and have taken measures to ensure that the camps and classes are safe. We strictly follow CDC and County of Alameda health guidelines. These include:

  • Temperature testing, masks, and social distancing.
  • Every participant has their own set of all equipment and supplies they will need for the class, and do not share.
  • Every sewing machine and work station is thoroughly sanitized before and after each class.
  • Participants are required to bring their own lunch. We do not provide snacks or beverages.