Introduction to Sewing

In this pop-up we will introduce you to one of the most widely used stitches in sewing, the running stitch. This simple straight stitch can be used to create anything from a pillow to a mask. We’ll introduce you to some basic sewing tools, show you how to sew a running stitch by hand, and with a machine and suggest projects ideas.

Since the Makers Lab is closed, we are unable to provide supplies for the pop-up. Please have needle, thread, scissors, tape measure or ruler, and  ½-1+ yard of fabric depending on what project you choose. Small throw pillows and masks can be made with under a yard of fabric. Tight weave cotton is best for masks. Cotton or cotton blends or polyester blends will work well for pillows. Here are a few local businesses you can support if you need supplies: Mendel’sPiedmont FabricsCliff’s.

If you are a DPH employee, please contact the Makers Lab to register for this pop-up.

Have questions about the Makers Lab? Visit the Makers Lab website or contact us. All Makers Lab pop-ups are open to the UCSF community and are currently offered via Zoom. The Makers Lab is closed until further notice as part of UCSF efforts to limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community.

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Tuesday, March 23 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Fun & Recreation


Students, Postdocs, Staff, Faculty




arts & crafts, Makers Lab, Needlecraft




UCSF Library


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