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I can teach you to use your sewing machine to make bags, quilts, and home decor.

Classes & Workshops


I am so excited to be working with the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California in San Francisco (also known as "The Center"), which is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Thanks to a generous grant, we are offering introductory sewing workshops as a part of the Tezukuri Handcrafts program. 

Courses offered:

Introduction to Sewing (2-Part Workshop)


Never sewn before? No worries! Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine and all of its features, including: winding a bobbin, finishing edges, and installing zippers.

We will also go over how to choose fabric and thread, cutting fabric, and sewing terminology. All tools, including sewing machines, and materials are included in your registration fee.

By the end of your second session, you will have your own handmade zip pouch to take home.


The following courses require successful completion of Introduction to Sewing -or - demonstrated basic knowledge of sewing machine operation

Origami Bag


Learn to make a new style of grocery tote bag! The secret sauce in how this bag comes together is all in how you fold your fabric before sewing, which is why it is called an “origami” bag. Your instructor, Katie, will guide you on how to create this bag in a couple of hours. All tools and materials are included in your registration fee.

Mottainai: Upcycled Denim Tote Bag

Scheduled for July 2023. Additional information coming soon.

Knot Bag

Scheduled for September 2023, Additional information coming soon.

Komebukuro Bag

Scheduled for December 2023. Additional information coming soon.

Lantern Wall Hanging

Scheduled for October/November 2023. Additional information coming soon.

Tezukuri Handcraft Workshops at the Center are made possible with generous support from the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.


Want to learn something, but don't see a class offered? Send me an email to let me know what you would like to do! I offer classes and workshops throughout the year, and am always looking for new groups to collaborate with. 

Looking for private lessons? Rates start at $55 an hour. Send me an email for more information.

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