Small Group Lessons

Get to Know Your Machine, Small Group Class

Whether you just bought a new machine or dusted off an old one, this is the perfect class to introduce you to your machine and all its functions!  Alicia will show you how to thread the machine and bobbin, how to use the features such as stitch patterns, stitch width and length,  and buttonholes.  Basic stiching steps will be covered as well.  Alicia highly recommeds this as an important step to successful sewing.

For Sewing Machine recommendations, please visit the Sew-it-All Facebook page and scroll around...Alicia hasposted several machines she loves.

BRING THE FOLLOWING TO CLASS

  • sewing machine and all the accessories it came with and the cords and foot control
  • instruction manual ( if you have lost yours, please go to the manufacturers website and download a copy)
  • 1 spool of thread
  • scissors

*Class is open to anyone 12 and over.

Sew-it-All Class Cancellation Policy

Small Group & Specialty Classes: Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled by Sew-it-All. Student cancellations of Small Group & Specialty Classes are refunded only with a 1 week notice.  (Class fee minus a processing fee of 5-10% will be refunded.)

No make up classes or credits will be given upon forfeit of class.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

Days

Saturdays

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Get to Know Your Machine, Small Group Class. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Saturday Morning Sew-it-All

Start your Saturday out with some early morning sewing!  

This is a one-session class at the Studio intended as a worktime for you with guidance from Alicia.  Saturday Sewing is an opportunity to get help and advice on your projects.  Bring all your supplies and enjoy some time to yorself on Saturday morning.

* If you are a complete beginner, please email Alicia after you enroll to discuss a project for the class.

Sew-it-All Class Cancellation Policy

Small Group & Specialty Classes: Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled by Sew-it-All. Student cancellations of Small Group & Specialty Classes are refunded only with a 1 week notice.  (Class fee minus a processing fee of 5-10% will be refunded.)

No make up classes or credits will be given upon forfeit of class.

Location

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Saturday Morning Sew-it-All. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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Open-Lab Style Class, 3 week Session

These classes will resume in the New Year when Alicia returns from maternity leave.  

An Open-Lab Style class means you choose your project, bring  your pattern and supplies, and learn to Sew-it-All! 

Beginners and advanced students welcome in these classes, as everyone works on their own with guidance from Alicia.  Come learn to sew or improve your skills in these hands-on classes. Make a project you’ll be proud of and take the guess-work out of sewing. You will also learn how to navigate pattern instructions. Students will learn machine basics, pattern reading, and basic sewing and finishing techniques. Enjoy a small class size and work at your own pace with personalized instruction. Machines are provided if you don’t have one.

Bring all project supplies and basic sewing kit with pins, scissors, thread etc. to the first class meeting. This is the right class for a beginner to take and Alicia strongly recommends working from a pattern.  Please see the Supplies & Suggestions page for project ideas and a list of items needed for the first class.

 

Sew-it-All Class Cancellation Policy

Small Group & Specialty Classes: Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled by Sew-it-All. Student cancellations of Small Group & Specialty Classes are refunded only with a 1 week notice.  (Class fee minus a processing fee of 5-10% will be refunded.)

No make up classes or credits will be given upon forfeit of class.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Open-Lab Style Class, 3 week Session. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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Practical-ly Perfect Zipper Pouch

In this Hand Made Holiday Workshop, you will complete a fully lined zipper pouch.  Zipper pouches are fabulous for just about everything... travel, work, gifts and so much more.  And these pouches are an excellent way to use up your scraps or fat quarters.  Class will start with a project demonstration followed by work time on your pouches.  Be prepared to make 2 in this 3-hour class.  You will take home an instruction sheet so you can make more on your own. Zipper pouches are versatile gifts for just about everyone!

Bring to Class:

  • Fabric for pouches ( no stretch fabrics)
  • Fabric for lining - cotton or traditional lining fabric is fine
  • Matching thread
  • 2 Zippers - 9" All purpose zipper (not invisible or separating)
  • Sewing machine if you have one or use one of mine
  • Basic Sewing Kit - pins, scissors, etc

The Practical-ly Perfect Zipper Pouch Class will be taught by Sweet Sue Sews.  Alicia has mentored Sue for several years and is proud of her ability to sew and to teach.

Sew-it-All Class Cancellation Policy

Small Group & Specialty Classes: Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled by Sew-it-All. Student cancellations of Small Group & Specialty Classes are refunded only with a 1 week notice.  (Class fee minus a processing fee of 5-10% will be refunded.)

No make up classes or credits will be given upon forfeit of class.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Practical-ly Perfect Zipper Pouch. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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Tote-it-All

In this Hand Made Holiday Workshop you will learn how to make a reversible and re-useable tote!  So make one that has your signature style by choosing fabrics that you love. This tote is also completely washable.

In this one session class you will construct a reversible tote with sturdy handles made of webbing.  Patterns and instructions will be provided in class so you can make more on your own.

 

Bring to Class:

  • 1/2 yard EACH inside and outside fabric
  • 2 yards of webbing for the handles
  • 1 spool of thread
  • Basic Sewing Kit: pins, scissors, etc

 

The Tote-it-All Class will be taught by Linda Imlay.  Linda is an accomplished seamstress and has studied with Alicia for several years..  Alicia has mentored Linda and is very proud of her skills and ability to teach others.

 

Sew-it-All Class Cancellation Policy

Small Group & Specialty Classes: Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled by Sew-it-All. Student cancellations of Small Group & Specialty Classes are refunded only with a 1 week notice.  (Class fee minus a processing fee of 5-10% will be refunded.)

No make up classes or credits will be given upon forfeit of class.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Tote-it-All. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Sew-it-All Hostess Apron

In this Hand Made Holiday Workshop you will make a darling skirt-style apron.  Wear it for your own festivities or bring it as a gift to the hostess of a holiday party.  All patterns and instructions will be provided, so you can make more at home on your own.  An apron is a great way to mix and match fabrics - so have some fun selecting your fabrics!  Please see the Sew-it-All.com Facebook page for samples!

Beginners are always welcome at the Studio.

Supplies to bring to class:

  • 1/2 yard of fabric for the main skirt part
  • 3/4  yard of fabric for the waistband, ties, and bottom band. ( if you want these to be different, bring 1/4 yard of 3 different fabrics)
  • 1 spool of thread
  • scissors and pins

The Hostess Apron Class will be taught by Jacque Lou!  Alicia has mentored Jacque Lou for over 10 years and it is an honor to have her guest teach at the Studio.

Sew-it-All Class Cancellation Policy

Small Group & Specialty Classes: Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled by Sew-it-All. Student cancellations of Small Group & Specialty Classes are refunded only with a 1 week notice.  (Class fee minus a processing fee of 5-10% will be refunded.)

No make up classes or credits will be given upon forfeit of class.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Sew-it-All Hostess Apron. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Open Studio Sewing at Sew-it-All

This is a one-session class at the Studio intended as a work time for you.  Open Studio is an opportunity  to get the help and advice you need when you are working on projects. Alicia moves around the room so each student will have one-on-one help with their projects .  Bring all your project supplies and enjoy a great time with other Sew-it-All students at the Studio!  

If you are a beginner, please bring a project using a commercial pattern and all the necessary supplies.  See the Supplies and Suggestions section under the "Classes"  tab for details.

 

Sew-it-All Class Cancellation Policy

Small Group & Specialty Classes: Full refunds will be given if class is cancelled by Sew-it-All. Student cancellations of Small Group & Specialty Classes are refunded only with a 1 week notice.  (Class fee minus a processing fee of 5-10% will be refunded.)

No make up classes or credits will be given upon forfeit of class.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

Days

Mondays, Wednesdays

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Open Studio Sewing at Sew-it-All. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Sew-it-All Skirts

Skirts! Skirts! Skirts!  This timeless piece in your wardrobe will be completed in this 2 session class geared toward those with basic sewing skills.

In this class you will complete an unlined A-Line or Pencil style skirt from a pattern (patterns are provided).  The first class will cover measurements and size selection, cutting, marking and you will begin construction.  The second class will include a fitting and completion of your skirt.

 

Bring to class: 

  • 2 yards of stable woven fabric (cotton, denim, linen, etc)
  • 1/2 yard of medium weight interfacing
  • 7 “ standard zipper
  • 1 spool of thread

 

** Please note, this is not the right class for you if you are a complete beginner*  The 3-Week Open Lab Style class is for beginners and continuing students.

The Skirt Class will be taught by Jacque Lou. Jacque Lou is an accomplished seamstress and has studied at Apparel Arts and with Alicia.  Alicia has mentored Jacque Lou and is very proud of her skills and ability to teach others.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Sew-it-All Skirts. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

  1. The American flag is red, white and ?
or cancel

Pair of Pillows

You can change the look of a room by simply updating you throw pillows.  Each student  will make a pair of designer-style pillows for your home in just one class! Students will learn to apply a trim of piping around the edges of an envelope-style pillow, creating a very custom look.

Class will begin with a brief introduction to the sewing machine,  followed by a project and technique demonstration. 2 Pillows will be completed in class.

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • 2 16” pillow forms
  • 3/4 yards of fabric per pillow
  • 4 yards of pre-made piping (2 yards per pillow)
  • Thread
  • Sewing Kit Basics – scissors, pins, thread, etc. 

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

Days & Time

Wednesdays
6-9pm

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Pair of Pillows. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

  1. Is fire hot or cold?
or cancel

Hip to Hem

It is hip to hem your own jeans and pants!  This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn the hemming techniques and then actually hem your pants.

Class will begin with a demonstration of the Original Hem for jeans and a standard hem for casual pants. Following the demonstration, work time will begin with guidance from Alicia.  You will be trying on your pants to mark hem lenghts.

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • Jeans and pants to hem (bring several)
  • Sewing Kit Basics – scissors, pins, tape measure
  • Your sewing machine if you have one (machines available in class too)
  • Thread that matches your pants

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

Days

Saturdays

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Hip to Hem. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Sew-it-All Ladies Blouse

The Blouse Class will be offered again in the New Year.  You can always make a blouse in the 3 Week Open Lab Style Class.

Sew-it-All Ladies Blouse

A well fitted blouse not only makes you look great, but makes you feel confident too.  

In this 3 session class you will construct and fit a buttoned-down blouse. (patterns are provided)   The blouse has a one-piece collar, darts, and side vents.  You will have the choice of sleeve length.  This class is for students with basic sewing skills.  The first class will cover sizing, cutting, marking and you will begin construction.  In the second and third classes you will continue construction, have a fitting and do the finishing work such as buttonholes and hems.

Bring to class:

  • 3 yards of stable woven fabric ( cotton, linen, chambray, light weight denim)

  • 1 yard of medium weight interfacing

  • 4 - 5/8" or 3/4" buttons

  • 1 spool of thread

 

** Please note, this is not the right class for you if you are a complete beginner*  The 3-Week Open Lab Style class is for beginners and continuing students.

The Skirt Class will be taught by Sweet Sue Sews. Sue is an accomplished seamstress and has studied with many sewing teachers.   Alicia has mentored Sue and is very proud of her skills and ability to teach others.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Sew-it-All Ladies Blouse. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Survival Sewing for Men & Women

The best Hand Sewing Class ever!

Lost buttons? Hems falling? Rips in your clothing? This workshop will teach you the basics of hand sewing and all you need to help your clothing survive! You’ll learn the stitches and tricks necessary to make your own repairs and save money. This will be a life-changing class for you!

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • All your clothing that needs mending
  • Sewing kit basics– scissors, hand sewing needles,  pins, thread, etc 

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Survival Sewing for Men & Women. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Recycle and Re-Design a Garment

Ever wonder what to do with those clothes that don’t fit well, are partially worn out but you love them, or are just not right for you? In this studio class we’ll take those garments and re-design them into something new and original. Your imagination is your only limitation.

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • Garments to recycle
  • Any fabric, trim, or notions you want to use
  • Sewing Kit basics if you have them – scissors, pins, thread, etc. 

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Recycle and Re-Design a Garment. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Seams Great – Finishing Techniques

In this class you'll learn how to finish seams in order to make the inside of your garment look finished and professional. Students will practice making samples of a variety of seam finishes with guidance from Alicia. Information about when to use certain seams will be presented and discussed as samples are made in class.

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • 1/2 yard stable woven fabric (like broad cloth)
  • Single fold bias tape
  • Sewing kit basics if you have them – scissors, pins, thread, etc  

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Seams Great – Finishing Techniques. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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or cancel

Zip it up!

Gain confidence in using professional tips and techniques for any type of zipper for use in home decorating projects, garments and accessories. You will learn step-by-step, hands on methods to sew in lapped, centered, separating and invisible zippers. After this class, you will never avoid sewing in a zipper again!

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • 1/2 yard of stable woven fabric (like broad cloth)
  • one invisible zipper
  • one separating zipper – also called a sport zipper
  • two all-purpose zippers

* Note - Any color and length zipper will do as these are just samples you are sewing. 

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Zip it up!. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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Knit Know-How

Students will be educated on knits and their unique qualities, how to handle stretchy fabrics, and what needles and stitches work best. Stabilizing and seaming techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. Products and techniques that make sewing on knits easier will be introduced. All fabric supplies are provided for this workshop. You will leave with all the skills and practice you need to know-how to sew with knits confidently!

Bring the following supplies to class:

  • Sewing Kit basics if you have them – scissors, pins, thread, etc. 

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Knit Know-How. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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Sewing Parties

Gather your friends and contact Alicia to schedule your own sewing party or fashion workshop. This is a great idea for birthdays, bridal and baby showers. Alicia will work with you to recommend and select projects, gather supplies and provide sewing machines and equipment for the party.

Location

Sew it All Marina Studio
3653A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA

No upcoming sessions scheduled at this time.

Request this class as a private lesson

Submitting this form will send a request for a private version of Sewing Parties. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

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