SEWING CLASSES



Our sewing classes offer something for sewists of every skill level! Please click on a class title below to view its description, cost and dates.  Class sizes are small and spaces fill quickly - Register today! Call now - 510-845-6106 - email us, or stop the store.

Need help deciding which class is best for you? Contact the store during business hours for personal assistance.

Please note that our classes are held upstairs at Stonemountain & Daughter. Our second floor is NOT wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience and are happy to accommodate you as best we can.
 
Intro to Sewing & Beyond
 30 - Crash Course Intro   
 35 - Easy Intro - Pillow Case  
 99 - All About Textiles   
101 - Beginning & Beyond Series    
102 - Mini Beginning Series  
421 - Machine Maintenance
900 - Summer Sew Camp Series
940 - After School Sewing Club   
980 - Mini Stars Runway


 
Techniques & More!         
290 - Sewing With Knits   
303 - Couture Techniques 1    
308 - Couture Techniques 2         
311 - Zippers    
312 - Perfect Seams
314 - Easy Bindings & Facings     
318 - Pockets  
319 - Hand Sewing Basics
390 - Serger/Overlock
392 - Serger Projects Of Your Choice
Patterns, Fitting, and Design
250 - Sew & Fit Lab
401 - Intro to Design
501 - Fitting Made Easier with
         Sandra Betzina
502 - Pattern Alteration with
         Sandra Betzina
505 - Well-Fitted Pants Pattern
506 - Fitted Top Pattern
510 - Intro to Draping
525 - Pattern Adjustment
531 - Copy Ready to Wear
590 - Duct Tape Dress Form
524 - Altering A Bra

Time To Quilt
705 - Quilt as You Go
712 - Freeform Quilt Making       
719 - Paper Piecing A
721 - Beginning Crazy Quilting
733 - Binding Your Quilt
734 - Beginning Quilt Improvisation
737 - Improvisation With Melody
738 - Improvisation With Rhythm
739 - Making Hexagons
749 - Hand Quilting Stitches       
752 - Quilt Top, Batting, Back 
755 - Strips, Strings & Slivers
756 - Scrappy Stars Quilting 
771 - Beyond Cotton Quilts   
775 - Make A Memory Quilt
777 - Quilt Project Lab   
Projects & Specialty Classes
422 - Recycled Sweaters
613 - Sew Leggings!
632 - Making Lingerie
667 - Make Your Shoes Special
668 - Cool Bike Basket
669 - Making A Bathing Suit
671 - Children's Clothing
Get Crafty!
415 - Crafty Business I
416 - Crafty Business 2
417 - Marketing & Managing
435 - Beginning Embroidery
436 - Basic Cross Stitch
450 - Ribbon Flowers



   
   
       
   
 

ABOUT OUR CLASSES


Intro to Sewing
Get started sewing! For absolute beginners, we have new classes about reading
patterns, learning about fabrics, sewing machine basics, and easy project-based
classes to start. Enthusiastic beginners will love our popular ongoing 101 class
series and our new favorite Make a Great Skirt class! Conquer your fears
about sewing and get started today in one of our friendly, easy sessions!

Sewing Techniques
Take your skills to the next level with exciting classes on zippers, sergers, hand
sewing, and garment construction techniques! Learn about challenging fabrics like
knits, silkies, and sheers or brush up on your mending! Take your sewing from great to phenomenal!

Unique Garments
Learn to make special garments in these classes! Learn to Sew Vintage!
Learn to Make a felted Wool Coat or make the Artemis Coat or Lily Jacket.

Patterns, Fitting & Design

Conquer those fitting issues with classes like "All About Fit!" Make a pair of pants
tailored to your unique shape... Learn to make a block / sloper to help you alter
and design your own patterns! From the indispensable duct tape dress form to
recycling your clothing, there's a special class here for every garment seamster.

Creative Sewing Lab/Lounge
This is your sewinig studio away from home! Come get advice and tips on your own project while using our large cutting tables, new sewing machines, new serger/overlock machines and dress forms. Is there a class that you don’t see, a garment you want to make, or a simple home decorating project you’d like a hand with? With a sewing consultant at your side you can focus on fitting, cutting, technique, tailoring, using a serger, home-decoration projects - anything.
Prerequisite: Basic machine sewing skills - Ages 11 - 111  

Time to Quilt
From beginner's freeform patchwork to making the stunning "color me white" quilt,
we have a quilt class to make everyone smile!
Learn paper piecing, quilt as you go, or polish up your binding skills!

Youth Sewing Camps
Our overwhelmingly popular youth sewing summer camps continue! Kids age 9 to 15
learn sewing machine basics, reading a commercial pattern, and make an item of
clothing or a simple accessory like a tote or a pillow. So much fun!
Get a group of friends together and check it out!
 
Specialty Classes

So many fun classes to take you beyond...  Make Bags or your Holiday projects here! 
Are your sewing or craft projects selling? - Learn crafty business know how in our Crafty Business and Crafty 2 - Selling on Etsy!
Finally learn how to clean and oil your machine - yourself!