Sewing Lab

Everything sewing is right at Sewing Lab!
Bring your project whether it is a garment, home textile, or mending project. I will guide you to get it finished and looking fantastic! Please check out the lookbook to see the wide variety of projects that have passed through the doors of Sewing Lab! Click below for the schedule.

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Private Class

Sign up for a one-on-one consultation should you like help with a special project, want a to brush up on old skills or acquaint yourself with a new sewing machine......

If you are signing up for Sewing Lab and would like to polish up on sewing machine skills I offer a discounted ..........

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Easy machine sewing projects 

Check out cool beginner projects (patterns available for free at Sewing Lab).

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Teen and Tween
Fashion Studies 

Fashion Studies weekly class
Minimum age is 9. Max 4 students.
Each session is 6 weeks. $375
Wednesdays 4-6pm

March /April 2023:

 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19

April/May  2023
26, May 3, 10, 17, 24,31

2023 Summer Camp
June 12-16. 10-2pm
Minimum age is 9. Max 4 students.
$475   SOLD OUT

Classes are taught at 64 Louise Street, San Rafael
Max 4 students
To register and for questions please contact me HERE

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machine sewing.

Bring your machine and learn the very basics of machine sewing. After practising sewing straight, threading, bobbins, seam allowance, tension, problem solving and all else basic, we'll be ready to tackle our first project--a tote bag. I supply the pattern.
Please bring your own canvas or interior weight fabrics to make a tote. 
Please contact me if you are interested in a class in San Rafael.

Please note; I am teaching the same class in Point Reyes at the Dance Palace, 
on March 26.

Contact me HERE
if you like advice on the purchase of a sewing machine, please contact me.

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Drafting Personalized Slopers

 What’s a Sloper? Also called a “Block”, a Sloper is a pattern that is used to create original designs. In this 4 week session we will draft a Torso and Sleeve Sloper to your measurements. You will learn pattern making techniques and fitting. By the end of class, you will have 2 basic slopers that can be used to create tops, tunics, wraps and much more that will fit YOU! 4 Week Course:
Feb 2, 9, 16, March 2. 11-2:30pm.
$400 + Material Fee of $40 cash due first day of class for pattern paper, muslin & clear patter making ruler. Please bring paper & fabric scissors, or plan to purchase in class. All other supplies can be borrowed during class. This class will be guest taught by Palesa Nicolini with Marin Sewing School’s Pia Andersson. Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your spot. About Palesa Nicolini Palesa Nicolini is a Bay Area Fashion Designer & Professor with a background in pattern making, technical design and product development. In addition to teaching remotely in the Fashion Studies program at Columbia College Chicago (her hometown), Palesa also works with start-up apparel brands to bring their products to market. Additionally, during COVID, Palesa started a project called You might have seen her at local Farmers & Makers Markets with 100% upcycled aprons, market bags to garments; all made from materials headed to landfills.
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