Get your thimbles ready! With the stress and chaos of everyday life, sewing is a relaxing and productive hobby worth picking up. There are plenty of sewing classes offered in the Pasadena area, whether you’re interested in taking up the hobby for the first time or you’re well experienced in the art.
Common Thread Studio
1011A Mission Street, South Pasadena; commonthreadstudio.com, 626-799-2265
If you’ve already mastered the basics of sewing, but could use some quality time on a sewing machine, students are able to book 2-hour private lessons. (Basic sewing classes are offered, too!) These lessons are perfect if you have a project you’ve been itching to complete. If sewing isn’t your bag, Common Thread Studio also offers Hand Embroidery classes as well as classes that focus on the art and know how of screen printing.
New Moon Textiles
1756 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena; newmoontextiles.com, 626-578-9432
New Moon Textiles is a sewers paradise, particularly if you’re interested in quilting. They also cater to a younger demographic. Sewing classes for kids and teens can be found on this family-friendly, quilt shop’s upcoming calendar.
Pollard’s Sew Creative
3819 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena; pollardsewcreative.com, 626-795-9907
Serving both Pasadena and Glendora, Pollard’s Sew Creative cultivates an ideal environment for anyone with a love of sewing. With reasonably priced sessions like “Sewing Club” and “Sit N’ Sew,” avid sewers gather to finish projects and discuss all things sewing related. Basic sewing classes are also occasionally offered, as well as more advanced classes, even ones focusing on how to use specific sewing machines.
The Sewing Studio
107 S Fair Oaks Ave, Old Town Pasadena; 4theloveofsewing.com, 626-795-9494
Like most sewing shops, The Sewing Studio requires an introductory class be completed before venturing out into more advanced sessions. Their intro classes, however, are specifically designed to create fashionable pieces any beginning sewer would be happy to have in their closet.
photos courtesy of Common Thread Studio