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.
Hand Sewing for Kids
2nd Fridays - 9/8, 10/13, 11/10 & 12/8
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 makingor 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
Next Dates TBA
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 Sunday, April 30th from 2-5pm. This is a cutting event. We will be cutting out bags to sew in the future. Adults and Teens only for this first event. We will show you how to cut out the bags and label the pieces and will give you fabric to take home to cut out more.
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!!!