Welcome to our Workshops page
This page is dedicated to our WORKSHOPS For Adults and Teens and Special Events for Kids. You can find THESE classes/events listed below chronologically. Please do not hesitate to email (Jennifer@TheSewingRoomAlameda) if you have any questions or to set up a special "made-for-you" workshop.
Small Business Saturday
November 25th 10am-5pm
Sew Powerful - $10
Stocking Workshop - $25
Small Business Saturday
We have two events coming up this November 25th in honor of Small Business Saturday.
Sew Powerful Sewing - 10-1pm - Ages 11+ (see Sew Powerful information at the bottom of this page for details.
Christmas Stocking Workshop - 3-5pm - Ages 8+ (sewing experience required) - $25 (materials included) Email Jennifer@TheSewingRoomAlameda.com to reserve your spot.
20% off merchandise all day long!
A Holiday Field Trip for Sewing and Vintage Enthusiasts
Saturday December 2, 10am-5pm
Ribbons, Trims and Fanciful Fripperies! - a Holiday Field Trip for sewing and vintage enthusiasts
Join us for a day of shopping for Fanciful Holiday Trimmings and Vintage Sewing Delights! Our journey starts in Daly City at the home showroom of Jennifer Osner in Daly City. Ms. Osner has amassed THE MOST amazing collection of vintage & antique textiles and trimmings - Perfect for the holidays, vintage apparel sewing & millinery design. We will then venture into the city for a special lunch together and continue on to Bell'Occhio and The Ribbonery, two of my favorite places for paper and vintage treasures and some really special ribbon. Click the button to buy tickets.
$10 (organizing fee / does not include lunch or transportation) Price reduced
Save the Date:
Saturday December 16th
Save the date for a Rosie the Riveter Field trip - Saturday December 16th
More info to follow soon!
Hand Sewing for Kids
2nd Fridays - 9/8, 10/13, 11/10 & 12/8
2nd Friday Sewing for Kids
Head on down to 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Alameda and Drop your kids off at The Sewing Room to work on a hand sewing project, while you visit galleries in our Historic Downtown. Each week will have a theme or specific project included in the $20/fee but we have plenty of other projects to purchase if you'd like to do something different. Snacks & drinks provided. (If adults want to stay and play we are open to that as well)
Email Jennifer@TheSewingRoomAlameda.com to reserve your spot(s)
Fit and Sewing Clinic
Thursdays 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16,12/14
$65 new students $50 returning students
Fit and Sewing Clinic for Adults with Jennifer Serr
This special class (Scheduled most months on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday) is ideal for intermediate and advanced sewists interested in learning garment construction, couture sewing techniques pattern making and/or Garment Fitting.
In this monthly workshop, with Sewing Room Owner, Jennifer Serr, students get help withfitting issues, pattern corrections, garment construction and more! If you are interested in pattern making or pattern fixing, this is the class to get you started or progress you to the next level of understanding.
Fitting your own clothing often takes an extra set of eyes and hands. This class offers a great opportunity to get help from an expert, and also to learn from other people's projects as well as your own. Students bring a project which includes pattern (unless they are making one), fabric and thread. They may also purchase something in our store.
Jennifer Serr, has a background in pattern making, garment construction, fitting and couture dressmaking as well as almost 2 decades of teaching experience from school age through college level. "Sewing and Fashion are my favorite things and I'm excited to share my expertise and passion with you on your sewing adventure!" Find out more about Jennifer on our Instructors page.
Parent & Child Sewing
Returning in Sept 2017
Parent & Child Sewing
In these 3 or 4-week sessions, parent and child work together to create a beautiful keepsake to remember their experience together. Both machine and hand sewing techniques will be addressed each week in the work toward completion of the project.
Each session will take the students through similar techniques creating different projects, however they will be refined with each progressive session.
Session fee includes both parent and child and all materials associated with project.
Price $200- $250.00
Find out more about monthly THEMES by clicking the register button.
Sewing Machine Trouble-shooting Event
next date TBA
Are you tired of crazy clanking noises & loopy bobbin thread? Are Spaghetti thread balls terrifying your children? Wondering why your stitches skip?
Jennifer is here to help! On (Date TBA) from 10-Noon Jennifer will look at your machine, talk about threading, making a bobbin and can trouble shoot together with you, why your machine may be having a problem. If your machine is beyond her scope of expertise, you may leave it with us for our sewing machine repair team, who will take it and assess it's problem. This event is for ADULTS wishing to better understand their machine or better to SUPPORT their child in their sewing effort.
Jennifer will be taking appointments in 15 minute increments. Please email Jennifer (jennifer@TheSewingRoomAlameda.com) to reserve your spot.
We can't wait to help you sew more smoothly!
Sew Powerful Purse Project 2017
Saturday November 25th 10am-1pm
Sew Powerful Purse Project
Come on down to The Sewing Room to Support our #SewPowerful purse project!
You are invited to join us for a Purse Event on Saturday November 25th 10am-1pm. This is a sewing event. We will be sewing the Version A purse. Adults and Teens only for this event. The complexity of the bag involves quite a bit of concentration. We are excited to sew these bags for you!
Did you know Girls in Africa can miss up to 5 weeks of school because of their periods? These bags will help KEEP THE GIRLS IN SCHOOL. The bags we make (along with many others from around the world) will be given to girls in African villages along with re-usable sanitary supplies and training for how to use them.
This year we have a goal of donating 100 bags. Please work with us to achieve our goal!
Additionally, The Sewing Room would love your Support in one of the following ways:
-Monetary Donations - Each bag costs about $5 to send to Africa and $5 to fill with sanitary supplies. We are donating our time and fabric to this process but would love the financial support to help us acheive our goal.
-Light-Medium weight Cotton Fabrics - We have fabric to use, but could always use more. Bright, colorful fabrics are the best!
-Already sewn bags - You can download the free sewing pattern at http://sewpowerful.org/ and make the bag at home.
-Spread the WORD - Share this event and this project on Social Media!!! We need all the help we can get to provide a better life for these girls!
Price - Free!!! and you can earn COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS!!!