411 Park Avenue • River Forest, IL 60305    |   ph 630-309-1606   |   www.thelittlebitsworkshop.com

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The Math of Craft.... a week measuring five times and cutting once. Kids built tables with repurposed materials: a local carpenter’s scraps (Thanks Bob!!). Then we tiled the table tops with left-overs from a bathroom tile project (Thanks Kathleen). Kids learned how build and scavenge for free materials. The cherry on top is the little drawer on the shelf under the table top: cigar boxes embellished by each child with paint and Mod Podge.

During Extreme 2012 Knit & Crochet Camp, we yarn bombed Lake Street with a little bit of magic.

Our campers hand sewed 6 beautiful street banners for River Forest in 2012 all from repurposed scraps and vintage doilies. They were displayed all summer along Lake Street between Park & Franklin.

Our Good Guerilla Artists continued the mural in 2013 with words of wisdom along Central Ave in River Forest.

Click HERE to check out 
Lisa Polderman’s 
Sewing Machine 
Buying GuideSewingMachine.html

Are you thinking about buying or giving a sewing machine?

Our Birthday Parties
are fun & innovative plus kids learn new skills! details...


What’s Next::

Summer MakerCamps are going strong and

we are adding more weekly!

Click HERE for details and registration.

We are thinking WAAAY outside the box for Fall

and have some very creative options up our sleeves!!

Stay Tuned...details coming soon...

HINT: One of our options has wheels...


Monday Crafternoons 3:15-4:45pm

Tuesday Sew Smart 3:15-5pm

Wednesday Sew Amazing 3:15-5pm

Thursday Bushcraft 3:15-5pm

Thursday MakerNature Club 3:15-5pm

Thursday Sew Many Things!! 3:15-5pm

Friday Crafternoons 3:15-4:45pm

Saturday Knitting 9:30-11:30am

Saturday Sew Amazing 9:30-11:30am

Enjoying snacks and hot cocoa in our Bushcraft Kid Cave made out of repurposed Christmas Trees

and built by our

Thursday scouts...

Junior Camp Runway 2017

MakerNature Camp


The Little Bits Workshop is a cozy DIY maker-space tucked away in the heart of River Forest, Illinois where kids of all ages learn to use their hands, hearts and heads simultaneously to make wonderful things.

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Our Summer Camp artists have made their mark in Thatcher Woods....

We’ve added a Mini-Market Camp August 17-21, 9-11am.