Private lessons

Are you a beginner and would like to learn how to sew? Or are you already an experienced (hobby) sewer and would like to sharpen your skills in a specific area? Or maybe you would just like to have a few creative hours with an experienced teacher and learn new handicraft skills.

You can book a private lesson just for yourself, or you can come with one, two or three friends – the price is cheaper per person, the more participants you are. You pay directly to the teacher, and part of the fee goes to Social Fabric Association – so you are also supporting a good cause when joining a lesson. The lessons are held in our spacious and well equipped atelier in Zürich Binz, reachable in 4 minutes from the main railway station. Or if you prefer, also online lessons are possible, just ask the teacher.

Compared to a typical course, private lessons are more flexible: you can choose the time that suits you the best, you pay only for the amount of lessons that you need, you define what you want to learn and the learning is also more efficient when there is no waiting time. In case of sickness you can also easily reschedule the lesson. If you book several lessons in row, the price per lesson reduces.

Have a look at the selection of teachers below and get in touch directly with the one that sounds most appealing to you!




Do you already know the basics of sewing and are rather looking for a well equipped space, nice company and weekly professional advice for sewing? Head out to the Membership page to read more about our membership options! As a member you get 20% discount of the private lessons.


Team Building Workshops

Our community of teachers, volunteers and participants would love to host a socially responsible team building workshop for your team or office. This is a great opportunity to sew during your working hours and have a great time together while supporting a good cause.

Check out our flyer below (in English and German) and if you are interested or have questions email:

EN – Team Building Portfolio

DE – Team Building Portfolio


Fabric Shops in Zurich and online

We have a small selection of organic and sustainable textiles in our Social Fabric atelier, but we can also recommend a few other fabric shops in Zurich and some online fabric stores:


sells sewing machines, patterns, thread and a small selection of fabrics.


  • Apropos (Hohlstrasse 201, 8004 Zürich and online shop)

sells a variety of special and unique fabrics, but usually at a relatively high price.


sells organic fabrics – mostly jersey. The owner is one of our neighbours in Binz.


the showroom is at Uetlibergstrasse 111 (House B, Atelier 5) very close to Social Fabric. 


has many different jersey fabrics that are dyed and printed sustainably and produced in Zurich (Oberland). 


is a fabric store in the centre of Zurich with a diverse assortment and great service.


  • Pompon (Idaplatz 9 & 10, 8003 Zürich and online store)

has a great and unique assortment of fabrics, also more and more organic ones, and modern patterns.


  • Le Coupon (Dufourstrasse 167, 8008 Zürich and online shop)

has a big selection of high-quality fabrics and has a strong focus of sustainability.


offers colourful fabrics with a focus on children’s fabrics.


  • Alja (Einkaufszentrum Neumarkt, Hofwiesenstrasse 350, 8050 Zürich-Oerlikon and online shop)

is the biggest supplier of fabrics and notions in Switzerland and has a range of organic fabrics too.


  • Stoffrepublik (Bäckerstrasse 40, 8004 Zürich and online shop)

has a handpicked assortment of fabrics from Europe.


  • Umgarnt (Schaffhauserstrasse 446, 8050 Zürich and online shop)

has a lot of different fabrics and yarn to fairly low prices. 


  • Facettes (Hornbachstrasse 68, 8008 Zürich)

is a fabric store in Seefeld specialised in jersey fabrics and patterns.


  • Keck (Oetenbachgasse 15 – beim Rennweg, 8001 Zürich)

a family business with a great assortment of accessories, buttons and notions.


  • Ying Design (Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 8, 8400 Winterthur and online shop)

is the number one shop when it comes to organic fabrics – all fabrics 100% certified as organic and all deliveries climate neutral. Big online assortment.


is the Swiss online shop for creative crafts people – has many organic fabrics.


sells fabrics from the whole world – fair, social and organic.


Ethnostoffe, Alltagsstoffe und Accessoires (online only)