Sewing Lab

Everything sewing is right at Sewing Lab!
Bring your project whether it is a garment, home textile, or mending project. I will guide you to get it finished and looking fantastic! Please check out the lookbook to see the wide variety of projects that have passed through the doors of Sewing Lab! Click below for the schedule.

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Private Class

Sign up for a one-on-one consultation should you like help with a special project, want a to brush up on old skills or acquaint yourself with a new sewing machine......

If you are signing up for Sewing Lab and would like to polish up on sewing machine skills I offer a discounted ..........

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Geting started!!
Easy machine sewing projects 

Check out cool beginner projects (patterns available for free at Sewing Lab).

Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley is my favorite fabric store! Check out their fabrics and pattern selection and in particular the "beginners binder"  

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Teen and Tween
Fashion Studies

Fashion Studies weekly class
Minimum age is 10. Max 4 students.
 $385. Most materials are provided.
Bring your sewing machine. (There is one loaner machine available)
Wednesdays 4-6 pm
May, 1,8,15, 22
two spaces open
Teen/Tween Fashion Weekend
April 19Friday, 3:30-5:30pm
April, 20,
 Saturday, 11-3:00pm
April 21, Sunday, 11-3:00pm

sold out
Max 4 kids, Min age is 10.
Most materials are provided
Teen/Tween Fashion weekend
Friday May 17, 3:30-5:30pm
Saturday May 18, 11-3pm
Sunday May 19, 11-3pm
Min age is 10.  $385
Most materials are provided.

Classes are taught at 64 Louise Street, San Rafael
To register and for questions please contact me HERE

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machine sewing.

Bring your machine and learn the very basics of machine sewing. After practising sewing straight, threading, bobbins, seam allowance, tension, problem solving and all else basic, we'll be ready to tackle our first project--a tote bag. I supply the pattern.
Please bring your own canvas or interior weight fabrics or pick out something from my stash of designer fabrics ($10). 
Thursday April 16

Contact me HERE
if you like advice on the purchase of a sewing machine, please contact me.

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Introduction to Garment Construction.
Make a top

Make a simple top and learn a lot!
We'll be using 100 Acts of Sewing pattern company's simple top pattern.
It is provided and part of the class fee.
Bring a linen or a soft cotton fabric.
In order to comprehend the class content, please have basic machine sewing experence and some good old common sense . 

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Pant fitting class
This pant fitting class is designed to give each participant a well fitting pant (slack) pattern and you will complete a pair of pants in class. It is not a jean or a loose fitting pant pattern. You may choose high/low waist, length, leg width and whether to do pockets, or side zipper or fly zipper. Lots of personal freedom! .Ginny Winter, who headed the Fashion Department at Sonoma State and an expert "fitter" will be doing the fit work. You will go home with a pair of pants and a well fitting pattern to make many more! Mondays April 15, 22, 29, May 6. 10-1pm $400. Max 4 students. Material fee: $30, payable at class start. (includes pattern, muslin, and pattern paper. Choose a pattern below. (preferred for advanced basic skill level ) (intermediate sewing)  Class takes place at 64 Louise Street, San Rafael

To register please contact Pia [email protected]

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