About Pia Andersson,
teacher at
Marin Sewing Lab

I started Marin Sewing Lab in 2015.
 I am back where I began my career many years ago: as an educator!
I teach garment construction and embroidery techniques in weekly classes.

Based in many years of design and technical experience,  I teach with a light touch, knowing very well that “perfection is elusive."  

Once in my classroom, I will help you make clothes with spirit and integrity that you will love to wear and that are reflective of you, rather than generic fashions of the day. I will help you achieve finished garments that fit well and look great!
Marin Sewing Lab is a member of
Northern California Fibershed.  

  My educational background is in the textile arts with a college degree from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where I grew up and lived until my late twenties. I was the founder and CEO of Mimi the Sardine from 1990 until I retired in 2014, so most of my professional life I have spent in design and textile product development in the SF Bay Area. (Besides my own line of children’s accessories, I designed and produced children’s clothing for Hanna Anderson and Garnet Hill).