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.
 
Intro To Sewing
 30 - Crash Course Intro   
 35 - Easy Intro - Pillow Case         
101 - Beginning & Beyond Series    
102 - Mini Beginning Series   
   


 

Creative Sewing Lab/Lounge
250 - Creative Sewing LAB
430 - Embroider a Tea Towel   
431 - Embroider Lecture & Lounge   
432 - Embroider Ready-to-Wear
Sewing Techniques
  99 - All about Textiles         
290 - Knits Garment Project
302 - Hems - The Finishing Touch    
303 - Couture Techniques 1    
304 - Collar Workshop
306 - Fancy Footwork
308 - Couture Techniques 2         
311 - Zippers    
312 - Perfect Seams
313 - Effortless Pleats & Tucks              
314 - Easy Bindings & Facings
316 - Ruffles     
318 - Pockets   
390 - Serger/Overlock
423 - Oilcloth & Vinyl          
642 - Bias Finishes Lecture/Demo    
643 - Bias Blouse & Skirt
Patterns, Fitting, and Design
401 - Intro to Design
505 - Well-Fitted Pants Pattern
506 - Adjusting a Simple Top Pattern
510 - Intro to Draping
520 - Fit Lab - L. Maynard
531 - Copying Ready to Wear
550 - Create a Block / Sloper
590 - Duct Tape Dress Form


  Youth and Family Sewing
900 - Summer Sew Camp Series
940 - After School Sewing Club
Time To Quilt
705 - Quilt as You Go
712 - Freeform Quilt Making       
718 - Magic of White Quilt   
719 - Paper Piecing A
721 - Beginning Crazy Quilting
722 - Modern Seminole Quilt
730 - Chinese Coins in Blue
749 - Hand Quilting Stitches       
752 - Quilt Top, Batting, Back    
770 - Making Wool Quilts   
771 - Beyond Cotton Quilts   
777 - Quilt Project Lab   
780 - Make a Quilt out of T-Shirts!
Unique Garments
395 - T-Shirt Workshop
422 - Recycled Sweaters
613 - Sew Leggings!
632 - Making Lingerie
641 - Bias Cut Lecture
Specialty Classes
310 - Curtains & Drapes
415 - Start Your Own Crafty Business I
421 - Machine Maintenance
450 - Creating with Ribbon
609 - Sandra Betzina Inspires   
620 - Fabric Treatments - Dye +
   
   
       
   
 

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!