Our Classes

  • Classes are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 crisis. Please check back in the future for updates here and on our social media streams about when class will resume.

Our goal is to prepare individuals with the skills needed to provided for themselves and their families. Whether through a full time industrial sewing job or a home based business we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn a skill without going into debt. Our classes are free to all students.

The Esperanza Threads Sewing Training Program is Monday-Thursday from 9:15-2:30 for three months and includes the following sessions:

  • Basic Industrial Sewing– Beginner industrial machine experience and sewing 101
  • Alterations and Surface Design- All skills to confidently alter garments as well as machine embroidery and heat transfer printing.
  • Advanced Sewing and Entrepreneurship– Advanced sewing skills, tailoring, and pattern drafting and the basics for starting a small business.

2020 classes run from February through April**, June through August, and September through November. We have limited seats available so sign up to reserve your spot today!

*Stipends available for qualifying students*

** February-April 2020 class CLOSED

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