Featured Event

4 Pieces of metal hardware setting equipment on a beige table.

Textile and Hardware Setting Basics

Wednesday, July 20th • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM • $15 

Learn how to use the hardware setting equipment Ace Makerspace has in Textiles. This equipment is simple but also easy to get wrong. This is a hands-on certification workshop!


Sewing and Textiles Classes and Events

Tote Bag Workshop
Sunday, July 10th • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM • $60  RSVP

Sewing and Textiles Open Lab
Tuesday, July 12th • 7:00 PM to 9:00 • $10 – Sliding Scale  RSVP

Sewcial Night
Friday, July 15th •  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM • $10 – Sliding Scale  RSVP

Leather and Laser Art Workshop
Saturday, July 23rd •  11:00 AM to 3:30 PM • $55  RSVP

Sewing and Textiles Open Lab
Tuesday, July 26th • 7:00 PM to 9:00 • $10 – Sliding Scale  RSVP

Sewing 101 Bootcamp
Saturday, July 30th • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM • $45  RSVP

Textiles Work Space

Make things that help your community

Mask making for with the Oakland Community PPE program or use textiles tools to prototype and design new gear. 

Excellent selection of machines

For sewing everything!
Industrial Sewing Machine

Solid Steel from the 1930's

This walking foot-machine is set up for leather sewing and upgraded with a servo motor for all the control
Textile Tool Storage with Irons, scissors, and books

Shotgun silkscreening 

Using lasers and spray glue you can silkscreen unique creations.


This specialty machine will change how you look at hemming forever.


This Juki overlock machine is perfect for all your stretchy and knit materials.

Supplies and machines

The textiles program has a modular design based in the reconfigurable space of Cowroking. There is a variety of tables and chairs, including two large rolling cut tables and rotary mats.  We have a large variety of tools, fabrics and notions that are available for member use.

Training and certification

While the basic sewing machines don’t require certification, we do require that you take a class or get training to be certified to use the heavy duty Pfaff and Cowboy machines. The Juki Serger and the Janome Coverstitch machines both require certification or supervision.


We have a basic complement of leather hand-working tools to go along with our Pfaff walking foot heavy-duty leather sewing machine. This includes a really nice complement of Buckle Guy hardware, dies, and presses.


All the basic tools for both traditional and non-traditional silkscreening are available. We often use laser-cut mylar stencils to create the resist for quick silkscreen runs.