Small Group Lessons

$65.00

Get to Know Your Machine, Small Group Class

It doesn't matter if the machine is still in the box or just dusted off from storage in the closet, you can still be successful using it.   In order to be confident on that machine,  you have to know how to operate it to achieve sewing success.  This is the 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 stitching 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 has posted 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 & Time

Saturdays
1-3pm

Available Sessions
Sat. Feb. 27 1-3pm Enroll
Sat. April 16 1-3pm Enroll
Sat. May 14 1-3pm Enroll
$130.00

Open-Lab Style Class, 3 week Session

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

Days & Time

Mondays, Wednesdays
6-9pm

Available Sessions
Mon. Jan 11, 18, 25 6-9pm Sold Out Get on the waiting list »

Submitting this form will add you to the waiting list for this session of Open-Lab Style Class, 3 week Session. Alicia will contact you if a spot opens up for you.

  1. The American flag is red, white and ?
or cancel
Weds. Jan 13, 20, 27 6-9pm Enroll
Mon. Feb 8, 15, 22 6-9pm Enroll
Weds. Feb 10, 17, 24 6-9pm Enroll
Mon. Feb 29, Mar. 7, 14 6-9pm Enroll
Weds. Mar. 2, 9, 16 6-9pm Enroll
Mon. Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11 6-9pm Enroll
Weds. Mar. 30, Apr. 6, 13 6-9pm Enroll
Mon. Apr. 18, 25, May 2 6-9pm Enroll
Weds. Apr. 20, 27, May 4 6-9pm Enroll
Mon. May 9, 16, 23 6-9pm Enroll
Weds. May 11, 18, 25 6-9pm Enroll
$75.00

Sew Man! Sew!

Sew Man! Sew! is a class designed just for guys.  Class will begin with a lesson on how to thread and operate a sewing machine, then basic stitching techniques will be covered.  Lastly, a "stuff" bag will be constructed in class.  Students will leave class with a good set of basic skills and their "stuff" bag. All supplies, sewing machines and equipment is provided.  Just show up, Man!

Location

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

Days & Time

Saturdays
1-4pm

Available Sessions
Sat. Mar 12 1-4pm Enroll
$50.00

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 Morning Sew-it-All is an opportunity to get help and advice on your projects.  Bring all your supplies and enjoy some time to yorself on Saturday morning. You can also use this worktime to make any of the one-session class projects.  Lastly, it is perfect to get your handmade holiday projects started.

** Please allow adequate time for parking on weekends in the Marina, as it can be a challenge.

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

Days & Time

Saturdays
9am-12noon

Available Sessions
Sat. Jan 30 9am-12noon Sold Out Get on the waiting list »

Submitting this form will add you to the waiting list for this session of Saturday Morning Sew-it-All. Alicia will contact you if a spot opens up for you.

  1. Is fire hot or cold?
or cancel
Sat. Feb 27 9am-12noon Enroll
Sat. March 5 9am-12noon Enroll
Sat. March 12 9am-12noon Enroll
Sat. April 2 9am-12noon Enroll
Sat, April 16 9am-12noon Enroll
Sat. April 30 9am-12noon Enroll
Sat. May 14 9am-12noon Enroll

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.  Please choose a fabric and piping of similar weight. Pre-made piping is sold in packages and by the yard.

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. 

** Please note, if you want different sized pillows calculate the yardage and piping accordingly

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

Sundays

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. The American flag is red, white and ?
or cancel
$65.00

Tote-it-All

In this Handmade Holiday class, you will construct 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.  As always, beginners are welcome and a machine basics lesson will be presented for those who need it.  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

Days & Time

Saturdays
1-4pm

Available Sessions
Sat. March 5 1-4pm Enroll
$80.00

Pajama Jam

Pajama Pants are one of the quickest and most versatile garments you can sew.  They are great for lounging around all year long.  This class is the perfect opportunity to learn sewing fundamentals.  You will learn to read a pattern, layout the pattern, pin and cut fabric, make an elastic casing and sew a seam and a hem. Sewing machine operation will be covered for the beginners in class.  Unisex Patterns will be provided.  All sizes, school-aged children to adults available.

If you plan on making these for someone other than yourself, bring waist, hip and outseam measurements ( waist to floor) .  If you have a pair of PJ pants they love, bring them too.

  • Bring the following to class:
  • 2 3/4 yard of fabric ( cotton, flannel, or fleece)
  • 1 inch wide elastic the size of your waist
  • Thread to match
  • Sewing kit - pins, scissors, etc.

 

 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

Days & Time

Saturdays
1-5pm

Available Sessions
Sat. April 2 1-5pm Enroll
$65.00

Practical-ly Perfect Zipper Pouch

In this Workshop, you will complete a fully lined zipper pouch just in time for travel season.  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

 

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 & Time

Saturdays
1-4pm

Available Sessions
Sat. May 14 1-4pm Enroll

Sew-it-All Stuffies!

Stuffies!  Stuffies class is at Sew-it-All.  Sew-it-All Stuffies is open to students ages 12 and up and as always, total beginners are welcome.  Class will begin with some sewing machine bascis and project preparation.  Students will be lead  step-by-step through the construction of a stuffed Elephant.  All materials will be provided for this class.  Just bring yourself and you will go home with your stuffie and a copy of the pattern.  You will also go home with 2 bonus patterns, a dachshund and bird so you can make a variety of stuffies on your own.

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

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 Sew-it-All Stuffies!. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

  1. What is missing? north, south, east, ?
or cancel
$75.00

Sew Festive Holiday Socks

Who says Holiday stockings have to be red? In this Handmade Holiday class you will give traditional stockings a modern makeover with festive fabrics, trims and embellishments.  You will leave class feeling spirited and crafty with a stocking.  As always, beginners are welcome.  A machine basics lesson will be presented to those who need it.  All materials are included for this class.  Just bring yourself and you will go home with a stocking or 2 and the patterns to make more at home.

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

Days & Time

Sundays
9am-12noon

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 Festive Holiday Socks. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

  1. Is ice hot or cold?
or cancel

Open Studio Sewing at Sew-it-All

This is a one-session class at the Studio.  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!  

Beginners are always welcome at the Sew-it-All Studio.  If you are a beginner, please see the Supplies and Suggestions tab.

 

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 Studio Sewing at Sew-it-All. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

  1. What is missing? north, south, east, ?
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. Information about when to use certain seams will be presented and discussed as samples are made in class.   Students will be presented with a kit of materials  to make the samples.

Bring to Class:

  • Your sewing machine if you have one, or use one of ours
  • Scissors
  • Pins and cushion
  • Thread of any color

Seams Great - Finishing Tecniques is being taught by Barbara Beccio.  Barbara has an extensive education and professional backgroud as a sewing teacher.  She has taught at numeroius venues around the Bay Area.  Alicia is thrilled to have her teach at the Sew-it-All 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 Seams Great – Finishing Techniques. Alicia will contact you to discuss dates and costs.

  1. Is ice 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.

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

  1. What is missing? north, south, east, ?
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.

  1. Is fire hot or cold?
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.

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

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.

  1. Is fire hot or cold?
or cancel
$contact me

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.

  1. What is missing? north, south, east, ?
or cancel

Check Out Our Yearbooks

Contact Us

3653 A Buchanan St.,
San Francisco, CA
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Get Directions Get Directions