It's Sew Easy

Old School, New Tools

From Sewing to Knitting, visit your local Library to discover new tools to streamline tasks or build your skills. In this series of classes, learn everything from basic sewing skills to how to design and create wearable technology.

Upcoming Events

Registration Required
Tuesday
May
28
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Create a unique and colorful table runner using simple quilting techniques with fabric strips. Add your own touch to home décor or make that special someone a one of a kind gift.
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Tuesday
May
28
12:00​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams.
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Registration Required
Tuesday
May
28
1:00​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Build a custom quilt block by block. Join us each month for a new design, come for one class or take them all. At the end of the year you will have a complete project perfect for keeping warm.
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Tuesday
May
28
5:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Discover the marriage of technology and sewing. Learn the basics of using a computer embroidery machine, hooping fabric properly and uploading files to stitch.
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rescheduled Registration Required
Tuesday
May
28
5:45​pm
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Reading the hieroglyphics on a sewing pattern can be quite intimidating. Let us take you to that next level.
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It’s Sew Easy!

Have you always wanted to learn to sew? Get hands-on experience as you explore the world of sewing.

Learn the Tools

Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams. To get started, register for the Basic Sewing: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Patterns and Fabric classes to familiarize yourselves with the tools.

Use the Tools

Already learned the basics? Put your knowledge to use in the studio with project-based classes and Open Labs. The Adjustable Aprons and Gift Bags classes are perfect for beginner and intermediate sewing students. Take a look at the Basic Alterations series of classes to find out how you can put your skills to work in your closet.

Cosplay Help

Once you know how to use the sewing machine and patterns come in to our Open Lab: Ask a Tech Sewing Lab and get personalized help with your costume making! Let’s get creative together!

Add the Tech

No project is complete without a little bling. The DIY: Wearable Electronic Fashion class provides the skills you need to create a functioning electronic circuit on a custom fabric design. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can sew your own wearable electronic fashions. A materials fee applies.