Featured Event

4 pieces of hardware on a wooden table.

Textiles and Hardware Setting Basics • $15

Learn how to use the Ace Heavy-duty Hardware Setting Equipment in this hands-on, certification workshop. 

Wednesday, December 7th • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  RSVP  

Sewing and Textiles Classes

Sewing 101 Bootcamp

Sunday, December 10th • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM • $45  RSVP

Textiles and Hardware Setting Basics 

Wednesday, December 7th • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM • $15  RSVP

Wednesday, January 18th • 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM • $15  RSVP

Sewcial Night

Friday, December 16th • 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM • $10 suggested donation RSVP

Friday, January 20th • 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM • $10 suggested donation RSVP

Hello Stitch @ Ace: Sew Scrappy Potholders with Nancy Williams

Saturday, December 3rd • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM • $120  RSVP

Sewing and Textiles Open Lab + Stocking Making

Tuesday, December 13th • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM • $10 suggested donation RSVP

Handmade Leather Bowl or Dice Tray

Tuesday, January 17th • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • $50 RSVP

Hello Stitch @ Ace: Sew String Backpacks with Nancy Williams

Saturday, January 21st • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM • $112  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.

Ace has a small honor store where we sell fun project kits, and the supplies folks need to make great things without having to stop and go to the store!