• 6 sessions, starting in September
  • Mon 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm or
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm​
  • Age 11 - 18 yrs
  • 234 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale

Beginner sewing and Machine Basics Workshop:

Imagine What You Can Do... & Make It SEW!!!   


Have fun!!! Let out some STEAM!! 

Learn to sew in the creative space of Maker Nexus. Not only does sewing instill STEM skills, it is an ancient Art and Life skill. Students learn at their own pace after first completing an instructor chosen project (materials included) to assess student skill levels. Students will be advised in selecting suitable follow-on projects of their choice to complement and challenge their skill levels.

In addition to basic sewing skills, students will learn how to choose, read and interpret patterns and instructions, how to select and measure appropriate materials for their projects, and how to prepare the materials before assembly. Projects may include: pants, tops, t-shirts, skirts, bags, quilts, as well as zipper and button hole installations, seam finishes, fitting, and much more. 

Materials for the follow-on projects are the responsibility of the student. Students may select from a limited supply of resources made available at Maker Nexus or they must provide or purchase their own patterns and materials. The instructor will have some patterns on hand for student use, or students may bring or design their own patterns. All patterns must be approved by the instructor for level of complexity and ability of the student to complete the project in the class time available.

Note: To avoid feeling rushed or short on time, students who wish to complete more complex projects are encouraged to sign up for both Sessions 1 & 2.

Instructor Terrie Krent has taught sewing classes at Campbell Community Center, Notre Dame High school Summer Costuming Program and introductory sewing classes at Sunnyvale Library.  

Learn to read and make patterns and sew your own designs!

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Business hours when open:

Monday - Tuesday      10:00 am - 5:00pm 

Wednesday - Sunday  10:00 am -10:00 pm

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234 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089   ph: 408.685.2500

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