Sewing Open Workshop

In this open-format class, students make projects of their choice. The instructor provides guidance on design, construction and embellishment based on individual student needs, and students draw upon each other’s expertise. Students often stay for multiple semesters, enjoying the camaraderie of the shop and progressing to more ambitious projects over time. (Note: No large draperies.)

Sewing Open Workshop

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level



Basic Sewing or equivalent skills


Students provide all materials including fabric, patterns and sewing kit. You will discuss materials with the instructor at the first class session.

You may use our sewing machines or bring your own.

Recommended sewing kit:

  • Class 66 bobbins (plastic; please bring at least 3 to first class)
  • Dressmaker shears (Fiskars, Weiss or Gingher are recommended)
  • Paper scissors
  • Assorted machine sewing needles
  • Assorted hand sewing needles
  • Common pins
  • Pin cushion
  • Seam ripper
  • Dressmaker’s pencil or tailor’s chalk
  • Tape measure 60”
  • Ruler
  • Dark and light color thread for basting
  • Thimble
  • Needle threader
  • Sewing gauge
  • Fabric (can be discussed in class)

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

We are not running Sewing Open Workshop at this time. Let us know if you are interested!