Have tons of fun in one of our creative workshops. The workshops below are offered by popular demand. Vote for your favorite workshop by signing up today and get ready to sew, paint, and make it your own!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: Scroll through the different workshops and then click below to select the workshop of your choice and the day you will be joining us in the studio!
Simple Doggie Jacket
Create a stylish, functional jacket for your most loyal companion to wear during the cold months ahead. In this new 3-hour workshop, we will show you how to craft a jacket in small, medium or large for your pet. Materials and pattern are available for purchase in the studio. This workshop is for beginners and those who want to craft with ladies and gents in our creative space.
Make an Apron in Less Time Than your Holiday Dinner
Learn to sew a fun apron and wear it to serve up your favorites in the kitchen this holiday season and beyond! Never let them see you sweat as you impress your guest in this supper cool simple tie-back hostess apron that you can make in a color of your liking. Material and pattern are available in the studio. This workshop is for beginners and we will show you how to thread and operate a sewing machine properly.
GET READY TO "SEW IN SEWING BASICS"
Bring in your old, new, or borrowed sewing machine or use one of ours, and in 3 short hours you will jump-start yourself right into making your own clothing or home decor items! Learn sewing machine basics, including how to thread and operate a machine, how to choose the right fabric for your sewing projects, the essential tools of the trade, how to read a commercial pattern and watch us demonstrate simple sewing how-to's just for you. Practice sewing straight and curved lines, learn how to pivot at corners, and much more Each student is responsible for purchasing the $11 sewing kit in the studio. If you want to be on friendly terms with the sewing machine, this workshop is a great place to start!
The Decorative Pillows
Vamp up your living spaces with some new pillows! In this workshop, you will create pillow covers with your choice of fabric so you can change it up as often as you want! One pillow form included in cost of workshop. Additional pillow forms can be purchased.
Understanding the Commercial Pattern
Bring in your Vogue, Simplicity, Burda, Butterick, McCall or any other patterns, and in 3 short hours, we will translate…(is it Greek?) the sewing instructions for you. You will leave with an understanding on how to read and how to correctly follow the steps illustrated in the pattern. You will be so glad to finally understand the marks, lines and numbers on the pattern to make it fit your measurements.
The Detachable Collar
Elevate Your Look
The inspiration for this creative workshop is the edgy detachable collars that lifts the look of any dress, blouse and especially a simple T-shirt. Besides, coming in a great variety of colors, fabrics, shapes and sizes you can create one of these collars to look prim and proper (think Peter Pan collar) or edgy with embellishments like studs, sequins, beads or stones. They are fun to wear or give as a gift.
The 3 Zippers
NO MORE ZIPPER FEAR
You love to make clothes and now you are ready to face your zipper fears. Well, fear no more! In this zipper workshop we'll show you how to properly install the 3 different kinds of zippers commonly used in ready-to-wear apparel and accessories. We will instruct you step-by-step in order to demystify the process for you, and will demonstrate the basic sewing techniques for the centered, lapped and invisible zippers. You will also pickup tips to make it easy and have fun in the process. This zipper workshop is for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills.
BRING IT IN, WORK ON IT, and WEAR IT NOW!
This is your ultimate go-to workshop to finally tackle all your D-I-Y projects and simple alterations. Bring in a few of your do-it-yourself projects and let's get started!
No formal instruction – you will want to be comfortable operating a sewing machine on your own.
Mommy & Me Workshop
MOMS: TAKE TIME OUT TO
CREATE A Wonderful MEMORY!
Learn to sew together! Schedule a play date for this fun Mommy & Me 3-hour workshop and the two of you will create a special memory together making matching (or not) simple fashionable skirts for shopping the stores, visits to your girlfriend or grandma's house, for lunch, or holiday dinners!
The skirt is easy to wear with cami’s, halters, or sweaters. You are sure to enjoy each others company while sharing in the process of completing garments you’ll love wearing. You and your child will learn a skill that will last a lifetime!...
Recommended for kids ages 6 – 12 years old.
Skirt kits with everything you need for the workshop are available for purchase at The Sewing Studio, or you can select your own fabric and trim before your scheduled workshop.