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.
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!
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!
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!
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!