Get Crafty with Chicago Sewing Lessons

Close up of a young woman's hands guiding teal fabric through a sewing machine . She is taking a sewing class.

Sewing is by no means a forgotten skill. There’s nothing like making a custom quilt for a loved one or being able to fix a split hem five minutes before your next meeting. Check out these Chicago sewing lessons that are just around the corner from Catalyst Apartments.


Learn basic, intermediate and specialty sewing skills by taking a class at Tchad. They have both a design studio and a workroom. The experts at Tchad schedule frequent classes that run for ten weeks each. They provide Brother CS6000 machines so you can learn basic stitches, design elements, and alteration and repair techniques. The classes are small and focus on garment making and alterations. This is perfect if your favorite clothes need a bit of tailoring or you’ve ever needed to repair a ripped seam or missing button!

Urban Threads Studio

At Urban Threads Studio, you can learn everything from sewing machine basics to how to make complete projects. The classes take place at the Bridgeport Art Center, where you can also browse for other technical and craft skills to take on. The instructors are all patient and have plenty of tips for first-time learners, novices, and sewers who want to brush up on different techniques. Sign up and have a well-constructed bag to show for it by the end of the class!

Quilter’s Destination

When you want quilting to be your passion, go to Quilter’s Destination. You can come for fat quarters, new calicos, and premium quilt backing for your next project. They also have plenty of classes and special events so you can learn something every month. Sign up for events with special guests or join classes that make seasonal projects. One of their next upcoming events is the Kaffe Rainbow Star Summer Quilt-Along. Join other quilting fans to make a star quilt from a preassembled kit so you can focus on your sewing skills.

Chicago is home to plenty of craft, hobbyist, and technical classes all over the city. Contact our leasing agents today to learn more about the community and amenities in Catalyst Apartments and you could be right by centers for your favorite hobbies.

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