Welcome to Better Living Through Sewing!
Since 1996, we have taught thousands of students in the Bay Area.
What’s happening now: Through Monday May 20, all our four-week classes are on sale for $125, regular price $150. Four-week classes include:
What We Do
Whether you’re a new to sewing or an experienced sewer, you’ll learn valuable skills in our workshops and private lessons, taught from our studio in North Oakland.
Our classes are based on good technique and an understanding and love of fabric. Our goal is to make sewing an accessible and fun means of expression for everyone, whether you want to learn to make a garment from a pattern, alter and repair your own clothing, or make a truly creative costume!
How to Register
We offer private and group classes. For more information, and to register, click on the links below. For private lessons, click on the “Private Sewing Lessons” tab above.
Group class registration is by Paypal on a pre-registration basis. Classes fill up quickly so register early! Payment by check is also possible, contact us for details.
Sometimes last-minute drop-in registration is possible, space permitting; call 510-681-3779 up to 1 hour before class time to see if space is available.
Drop-ins can pay by check or cash.
All classes are held at the private Better Living Through Sewing studio in North Oakland near 40th and Broadway. Exact address will be given upon registration.
“Thank you so much for your wonderful instruction yesterday. Joanne and I had a great time learning from you…..you are so encouraging and I appreciated your patience and excellent explanations of each step of hemming. We were so inspired by you and the class!”
–Kathy, BLTS student, Alterations and Hemming class