Why Sew with us?

Sewing is SUPER FUN! And it’s also a great skill that may save you money, challenge your brain and give you a terrific wardrobe.  Additionally, we find that students gain more CONFIDENCE, both with their sewing skills and also within themselves, once they start a regular sewing practice.  We believe it is essential for students to choose what they work on (within their skill level, of course).  This allows them to be CREATIVE and it also helps students stay invested in the project at hand. Whether you are interested in pattern making, designing apparel, sewing doll clothes or creating unique and useful things for the home, we are here to help you through the process. 

 Come share our joy and passion for the needle arts! We are excited to share our expertise and encouragement with everyone.  We get a kick out of making things at THE SEWING ROOM and we would like to make that happen for you too.  Please check out our schedule for specific age range and suggested skill levels.

We LOVE sewing with interested students of ALL ages. Our Kid's Classes follow the same format as our Sewing Studio Classes for Teens and Adults.  Students of all skill levels and project diversity are welcome in these weekly classes, however some classes are geared towards specific levels of proficiency.  You can find all of our regular WEEKLY classes for Kids, Teens and Adults on our CLASSES page listed in chronological order. 

THE SEWING ROOM also offers sewing camps, workshops, special events and even pattern making classes.  These can be found on our SEWING CAMPS and WORKSHOPS pages, also listed in chronological order.  Check it out and be sure to scroll down as we usually schedule at least 6 months ahead of time. 

If you are NEW to sewing, a private lesson might be the best place to start.  Our instructors have been trained to guide you through the process of using a sewing machine (your own or one of ours)and reading a pattern.  A private lesson provides you with one-on-one hands on instruction, giving you the confidence to move forward. The next step would be weekly sewing classes or perhaps a workshop.

In our Classroom you will find everything you need to start sewing.  We have sewing machines for 10 students and several large cutting tables in addition to scissors, pins, measuring tapes and plenty of seam rippers.  The use of our machines and tools is included in the price of classes and camps at THE SEWING ROOM (we do charge a rental fee if we are bringing machines to a different location). 

The store stocks an assortment of sewing patterns, fabric and pre-assembled kits.  You will find Bonjour Teaspoon & Tilly and the Buttons , Sew Demented & Violette Field Threads sewing patterns, sewing kits and fabric yardage for sale.  Let's get YOU started today!

Upcoming Sewing Classes

Upcoming Workshops & Special Events

 

Upcoming Sewing Camps

 

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Photo - www.mauriceramirez.com

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“Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say,

more important offices than to merely keep us warm.

They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.”

~ Virginia Woolf, Orlando

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There are so many sayings when it comes to clothes and style and fashion and our bodies that we adorn with those things we buy, or design or make. We are what we eat has always been one of those little phrases that i would throw out towards both my kids when they were little. We are what we do, who we know, how we dress… these other ones are a bit more controversial as we don’t want to admit to our careers and jobs, our friends, and especially something as “seemingly” frivolous (to many) as fashion, could or would define in any way our identity ~ who we are and how we see ourselves. But what is the relationship between what we wear and how we feel? If it’s all in the details, those details matter, particularly when we go out into the world, assessed by the interrogating eyes that look upon us ~ at any age, but especially as teenagers....Read more of this Blog post  including Q & A with Sewing Room Owner - Jennifer By  Cari Borja - Clothes Maker, Film Maker, Anthropologist