Sewing at the Library in January and February

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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.

 

 

Alachua Branch

Stitch & Chatevery Friday in January and February: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Meet and chat while you work on your latest project.

 

Archer Branch

SEWINGspace: Sewing Machine Intro: Saturday, Feb. 01: 2 - 4 p.m.

Learn how to use our sewing machines and make a small quilted coaster. Due to a limited number of sewing machines, the class is limited to six patrons and will be first come first served. This program is for adults.

 

Cone Park Branch

SEWINGspace: Sewing Machine Intro: Saturday, Jan. 25: 1 - 3 p.m.

Learn how to use our sewing machines and make a small quilted coaster. Due to a limited number of sewing machines, the class is limited to six patrons and will be first come first served. This program is for teens and adults.

 

Hawthorne Branch

SewingSpace: Hand Sewing for Children: Wednesdays, Jan. 8  and Feb. 12: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Join us at the Hawthorne Branch Library for a hand sewing class for children. This class is for children 8 years old and older. Registration suggested. Jan. 8: Turtle beanbags. Feb. 12: Magnetic Heart Clips.

 

Headquarters Branch

SEWINGspace: Sewing Machine Intro: Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and Feb. 12: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us at Headquarters Library to learn how to use our sewing machines and make a small quilted coaster. This program is for teens and adults. It is limited to six patrons and will be first come first served.

 

Stitch and Chat: Sundays, Jan. 19  and Feb. 23: 1 - 4 p.m.

Drop in to hang out and chat while you work on your sewing project. Sewing machines and sewing notions be available. All skill levels welcome. This program is for teens and adults.

 

SEWINGspace: Envelope Pillows: Wednesday, Jan. 22: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us at Headquarters Library to sew envelope backed pillows. This program is for teens and adults. It is limited to six patrons and will be first come first served.

 

SEWINGspace: Reusable Produce Bags: Wednesday, Feb. 26: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us at Headquarters Library to learn how to sew reusable produce bags. This program is for teens and adults. It is limited to six patrons and will be first come first served.

 

High Springs Branch

SEWINGspace: Sewing Machine Intro: Monday, Jan. 6: 3 - 5 p.m.

Introductory Sewing for teens, tweens and adults. If you always wanted to learn to sew, here's your chance.  All materials will be provided. Class limited to six participants.

 

Millhopper Branch

SEWINGspace: Sewing Machine Intro: Wednesday, Jan. 29: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn how to use our sewing machines and make a small quilted coaster. Due to a limited number of sewing machines, the class is limited to six patrons and will be first come first served. This program is for adults.

 

Tower Road Branch

SEWINGSpace: Stuffed Menagerie: Wednesdays, Jan. 8, Jan. 22, and Jan. 29: 3 - 5 p.m.

Join us and start to make a real stuffed animal! This class is for teens. Registration is required.

 

Waldo Branch

ArtSpace: Little Dresses for Africa: Wednesday, Feb. 12: 4 - 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 15: 2 - 3 p.m.

Celebrate the month of love and Black History by sewing a dress (from a pillow case pattern) for a girl or shorts for a boy who live in Africa for the project littledressesforafrica.org. This program is for teens and adults. Registration is required.

 

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 December 21, 2019