Improve the quality of your creative sewing projects as you discover trade secrets in one of our three-hour workshops. The workshops below are offered by public demand. Vote for your favorite workshop by signing up today and get ready to sew!
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 Sew Easy Bag
This easy project is hands down the best workshop for those with absolutely no sewing experience who want to make something they can be actually use. Not only is this bag extremely simple to make, it is the ultimate accessory to use for just about everything. Take it on a trip to the beach, fill it with produce from the local Farmer’s Market or tuck in a yoga mat for an exercise class. After this fun, 3-hour workshop, you’ll sport a brand new bag as well as some handy sewing skills to be proud of!
The Couples Workshop
Jazz up your jammie-time by spending a fun evening making these adorable and comfortable sleep shorts. As a couple you will create one pair for Him with a drawstring and pocket, and one pair for Her with kicky ruffles and a satin bow. We will show you both how to use a sewing machine to sew these shorts step-by-step. Super easy, super comfy and a super cute idea for Valentine's Day, especially in pretty pinks (remember... real guys can wear pink) and grays. We'll make sure you enjoy this couples workshop and you'll leave with a special gift from us along with a cool pair shorts.
The Accessories Workshop
Make your own accessories
Want to make this simple case with just the right amount of detailing for your iPad, mini iPad, or Mac Book Pro? You will learn your way around the infamous sewing machine…you know you like running things. Limited Space. Register today. $70+ material fee.
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.
The Clutch Everybody Wants
Add a pop of color to any outfit
you wear by making with this simple-to-sew fabric clutch.
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!
Here’s how it works:
Join us in your first D-I-Y Alterations workshop ($70.) and
become a member of The Sewing Studio do-it-yourself community for one full
year. Pull out that pair of jeans or pants that would be perfect if
only a few inches shorter, or the skirt that needs letting out or taken in for
a perfect fit, or maybe you want to make throw pillows for your bare couch to
add an interesting new look to a room. Watch in-studio demonstrations from industry pro’s and get help every step of the way on your do-it-yourself projects. Pick up creative ideas for future projects and learn
from others in this hands-on workshop.
After taking your first workshop -- just "walk-in" to any of the D-I-Y Alterations
workshops scheduled throughout the year for only ($15 an hour), and work for an hour or more for
guided instruction to learn how to do your own alterations, restyling, repairs,
shortening, hemming, or finishing on your favorite garments or home decor
pieces. You work on whatever you want to work on in
the studio -- use own design space, sergers and, sewing machines. You will not only save a pretty penny but this will be a priceless experience finishing all those projects yourself -- with a little expert help from us!
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 breezy summer skirts for those trips to the beach, visits to your girlfriend or grandma's house, for lunch, or just tiptoeing around the tulips!
The skirt is easy to wear with cami’s, halters, or tees. 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 will that last a lifetime!...
Recommended for ages 7 – 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.
THE GO-TO DRESS FOR ALL SEASONS
This Infinity Dress captures two trends of the season, our V-neck goddess dress is in a knit fabric with an empire waist for an extra flattering silhouette. This amazing dress can be wrapped and worn in multiple ways and you will love how easy it is to make and wear.