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Sewing at the Library

Jan 2, 2024
Learn to sew or practice your sewing skills at Madison Public Library

Madison Public Library loves to empower people to learn new skills and practice useful crafts. Sewing is a great way to let your creativity show, do something hands-on, and make something that you can use (or maybe even wear) in everyday life. See upcoming opportunities to learn to sew or practice your craft in a club.

Adult Beginning Sewing Tote Bags Class at the Library[FULL] Adult Beginning Sewing: Tote Bags

Friday, February 2, 1-3pm | Alicia Ashman Library

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Local artist and illustrator Rita Salm will cover some sewing basics while helping participants create something fairly simple and great to have - a tote bag! This program will deal with sewing machines, patterns, and putting all of the pieces together to create something you can take home. All materials and supplies will be provided by the library.

Space is limited to just 5 participants and registration is required. Registration opens two weeks before the event, on January 18 at 10:00AM.

UPDATE 01/24/24: This class is currently full; to be added to the wait list, please call 608-824-1780 or email aliciaashman@madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Adult Beginning Sewing: Teddy Bears

Friday, March 1, 1-4pm | Alicia Ashman Library

Friday, April 5, 1-4pm | Alicia Ashman Library

First-time or beginner sewers can learn to sew with local artist Rita Salm during these classes offered at Alicia Ashman Library in the spring. You will use provided materials and supplies to select fabrics, cut patterns and put all the pieces together to create your own teddy bear. By the end of the class, you should have your very own bear to take home! Both classes are the same and space is limited to just 5 participants each so please only sign up for one session.

Registration is required and opens two weeks before each event - register for the March 1 class on February 16 at 10am and for the April 5 class on March 22 at 10am. 

Simply Stitched Adult Group at Sequoya LibrarySimply Stitched at Sequoya Library

Come sew with us! Simply Stitched is Sequoya Library's adult sewing group. Bring your own sewing machine and other supplies. Drop in to work on any sewing project you have, and to share tips and advice. This group meets regularly on the second and fourth Monday of each month:

Sequoya Library recently purchased two new sewing machines. If you'd like to use one of the in-house sewing machines, please register for the program - spots for each session are very limited.