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Denim Hacking Sewing Workshop

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Smiling person holding pair of modified jeans.

Take your cut-off jeans to the next level this summer with DIY denim mods! Bring a couple pairs of jeans to hack, learn tricks for working with thick materials on a regular sewing machine, and explore techniques like taking in the back or side seams, copying the silhouette from another pair of pants, and creating two different kinds of hems. Students will also have the opportunity to get a feel for Ace’s Heavy Duty Walking Foot Machine. This is a great class for ambitious beginners with light sewing experience or who have taken our Sewing 101 or Learn to Sew class.

What to Bring: Bring 2 or more pairs of jeans to hack 

Masks are optional for this event

Level: Ambitious Beginner, light sewing experience recommended
Timing: 4 hours
Location: Room #206 Textiles Studio
Certification: None

In this class, we will cover: 

  • Tricks for working with thick fabrics like denim on regular sewing machines
  • An overview of basic mods
    • Two styles of hems
    • Adding fabric on each side seam to enlarge waist
    • Taking in back or side seams
    • Adding patches
    • Copying a silhouette from another pair of jeans
  • Basic review of how to use a Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

Class Scholarship Available
We have a limited set of scholarships available for this class, funded in part by the other student fees. If you need a scholarship for this class, please submit this request form 24 hours before the event.

This class requires a minimum of 4 students per session. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not refund.

New Guests must sign up for a FREE Guest Account and sign their liability waiver before this event starts. 
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July 7
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Phoebe Weiss
Person smiling, serger




Ace Makerspace
6050 Lowell St., Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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