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Sewing schools in SE Michigan

Lynnelle | Posted in General Sewing Info on

For Southeast Michigan Residents:

I’m having a hard time finding schools (aside from JoAnn’s and Hancock Fabrics) that teach a variety of sewing classes.  It appears that none of the local community colleges have even a basic sewing class.  Do you know of any?

Thanks much,



  1. aliceb | | #1


    Where are you located?  Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak offers classes at a variety of levels.  they have an online class catalog.  If there is an ASG (American Sewing Guild) in your area they might be a resource for people who are willing to teach.  Sewing World online is another resource where you can be directed to resources.  Books are also another tremendous resource, I have acquired a sewing library as I have been working to upgrade my skills the past several years.


    1. Lynnelle | | #2


      I'm in SE Michigan.  I've been to Haberman's a couple of times.  It' not that far.  I've taken classes at JoAnn's too, but they're so short (3 weeks just isn't enough time, for me at least).

      As for books, I've purchased plenty.  I'm a visual learner.  I need someone to show me the first time, then I can do it myself. 

      Thanks much!


  2. fearyenot | | #3

    Hi Lynelle:

    I'm wondering if you found any classes within your school district or surrounding school districts.  Many offer continuing or community education for adults. I live in Westland.  To give you an idea the website is   Also, Eastern Michigan University offered a Fashion Merchandising major some time ago but the name of the program has changed.  I want on EMU's web site and wasn't able to find the name of the new program.  The department was in Roosevelt Hall if you want to call or email.  The website is  I seem to remember turning in seam finish samples for a grade so perhaps they have something that may be helpful.  Also, I think Wayne State may have a Fashion Merchandising program. 

    Many libraries have tons of books and videos/DVDs that you can check out.  Plus you can reread or watch them as many times as you'd like!

    Anne :)

  3. Sewdance | | #4

    Depending on where you are in SE Michigan you may want to try some of the adult ed programs run through your local community college. I'm in Macomb County and MCCC has an extensive selection of adult ed classes.

    Most programs that offer "fashion merchandising" won't have much in the way of garment construction.

    Another alternative to consider - have you thought about hiring a sewing instructor to study privately?

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