It's Sew Easy

Old School, New Tools

From Sewing to Knitting, visit your local Library to discover new tools to streamline tasks or build your skills. In this series of classes, learn everything from basic sewing skills to how to design and create wearable technology.

Upcoming Events

Thursday
May
19
10:00​am
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Start sewing today! In this bootcamp learn the basics of sewing with a machine while creating a series of 6 bags and purses featured in School of Sewing by Shea Henderson. No prior experience needed.
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Thursday
May
19
10:15​am
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Stitch beautiful May Flowers using Sashiko hand sewing techniques. This Japanese hand sewing technique uses the simple running stitch to form geometric patterns.
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Thursday
May
19
1:00​pm
(Online Fiber Arts Classroom)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Create an easy circle skirt using your own body measurements. This is a 3-Day Class.
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cancelled Registration Required
Friday
May
20
10:00​am
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
This tool belt is a handy place to keep small tools of any kind. Great for crafters, gardeners and DIY warriors. Learn to make this tool belt from start to finish.
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Registration Required
Friday
May
20
1:30​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Come to the Sewing Studio at the Orlando Public Library and bring your sewing projects. All the tools are here for you. Participants are required to bring their own patterns and materials.
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It’s Sew Easy!

Have you always wanted to learn to sew? Get hands-on experience as you explore the world of sewing.

Learn the Tools

Join us in this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams. To get started, register for the Basic Sewing: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Patterns and Fabric classes to familiarize yourselves with the tools.

Use the Tools

Already learned the basics? Put your knowledge to use in the studio with project-based classes and Open Labs. The Adjustable Aprons and Gift Bags classes are perfect for beginner and intermediate sewing students. Take a look at the Basic Alterations series of classes to find out how you can put your skills to work in your closet.

Cosplay Help

Once you know how to use the sewing machine and patterns come in to our Open Lab: Ask a Tech Sewing Lab and get personalized help with your costume making! Let’s get creative together!

Add the Tech

No project is complete without a little bling. The DIY: Wearable Electronic Fashion class provides the skills you need to create a functioning electronic circuit on a custom fabric design. Learn about the inexpensive components and how you can sew your own wearable electronic fashions. A materials fee applies.