Sewing at the Library in August and September

Sewing at the Library with a sewing machine

 

Did you know that the Alachua County Library has sewing machines available? It’s true! Our library branches host a variety of sewing workshops and classes. Some of these sessions are aimed at beginners, but many of these are just open sessions where people of all skill levels are welcome. We also have several hand sewing opportunities. So if you have been wanting to learn how to sew, or would like an opportunity to share your skills with other people in the community, take a look at our upcoming schedule of events to find a program right for you.   

 

Archer Branch

Stitchers Circle: Saturdays, August 24, 31, and September 7, 14, 21, 28: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the library to work on your stitching projects with other crafty individuals! Bring your crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, embroidery, latch hook, needlepoint or any other stitching projects!

 

Alachua Branch

Stitch & ChatFridays, August 16, 23, 30: 2:00pm – 3:00pm and September 6, 13, 20, 27: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Meet and chat while you work on your latest project.

 

Sew Something NewFridays, September 20, 27: 11:00am - 1:00pm

If you know the basics of a sewing machine and you're asking yourself, "What next?" this free class series is for you! Registration is required.

 

Headquarters Branch

SEWINGspace: Sewing Machine IntroWednesdays, August 14 and September 4: 6:00pm - 7:30pm; and Saturdays, August 17 and September 7: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us at Headquarters Library to learn how to use our sewing machines and make a small quilted coaster. If you do not know how to use a sewing machine, this class is required before signing up for other SEWINGspace classes. Registration is suggested.

 

Stitch and Chat - It's Sew Fun!Sundays, August 18, 25 and September 8, 15, 22, 29: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Drop in to hang out and chat while you work on your sewing project. Sewing machines, embroidery machine and other hand sewing or crafting materials will be available. All skill levels welcome.

 

Teen Crafts - Sew Simple for TeensTuesdays, August 20 and September 10: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teens join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month to learn and try a simple craft! We'll try things like crochet, knitting, loom weaving, cross stitch, and more! Beginners welcome! Materials provided!

 

SEWINGspace: Hand Sewing for ChildrenThursday, September 26: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us at Headquarters Library for a hand sewing class for children. This class is for children 8 years old and older. Registration is suggested.

 

SEWINGspace: Holiday GiftsWednesdays, August 21 and September 25: 5:30pm - 7:30pm; and Saturdays, August 24 and September 21: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us at Headquarters Library to sew projects that can be used for gift giving for the holidays or for other occasions. Each month is a different project. Registration is suggested.

 

Sew X-tra - Cross Stitch ClubTuesdays, September 3, 17: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Want to learn a craft but aren't very crafty? Try cross stitch! If you can make an "x" then you can do it! Join us 1st & 3rd Tuesdays this Fall to try your hand at something new and fun!

 

High Springs Branch

SEWINGspace: Hand Sewing for ChildrenWednesday, September 11: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us at the High Springs Branch for a hand sewing class for children. This class is for children 8 years old and older. Registration is suggested.

 

Newberry Branch

Newberry Needlecrafters: Tuesdays, August 20, 27, and September 3, 10, 17, 24: 1:05pm - 2:30pm

Have a needlecraft that you love but have a hard time finding time to actually work on your projects? Have some fun with this crafting group which meets at the library Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

 

Tower Road Branch

Craft CornerMondays, August 19, 26, and September 9, 16, 23, 30: 11:00am - 1:00pm

If you crochet, knit, embroider, needlepoint, quilt, cross stitch, or enjoy other needlecraft then this is the group for you!

 

Waldo Branch

Stitcher's CircleFridays, August 16, 23, 30: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Come to the library to work on your stitching projects with other crafty individuals! Bring your crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, embroidery, latch hook, needlepoint or any other stitching projects!

 

SEWINGspace: Hand Sewing for ChildrenWednesday, September 18: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us at Waldo Branch for a hand sewing class for children. This class is for children 8 years old and older. Registration is suggested.

 

SEWINGspace: Hand Sewing for TeensSaturday, September 21: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us at Waldo Branch for a hand sewing class for children. This class is for teens and adults. Registration is suggested.

 

 

Please take a look at our available books on sewing.

And check out one of our newest resources, Creativebug. Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. There are many classes for sewing. Just login with your library card number!

Posted by SarahG on August 15, 2019