Please note: At the moment we only offer social sewing hosted by members!
In our sewing courses we want to awaken your creativity. With us you can learn the skills you need to sew, customize or repair your own clothes. We look forward to new participants and of course old friends who come back.
You can register for the sewing courses below. The number of places in our courses is limited, so register in advance to secure your place. We need a minimum of 4 participants per course. If this minimum is not met by the registration deadline, we unfortunately have to cancel the course. In this case, the money will be refunded immediately. If the minimum is reached and the course is confirmed, you can still register in the last week before the course; until all places are taken.
- Bank Transfer
- Credit card
Are you already a social fabric member? Register here with your account to receive your discount for the short. Not a social fabric member yet? Learn here more about the benefits and become part of our community as a social fabric members.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds or special catch-up courses for participants who miss a course. Thank you for your understanding and remember that we are a non-profit organization with limited resources.
Joint sewing organized by members
We offer social sewing lessons on Tuesday evening, every week, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and one or two social sewing lessons at the weekend, which take place on a Saturday or Sunday. The currently available dates are: Sunday, May 24th, 2020, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, June 6th, 2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 14th, 2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. These meetings are organized by members who volunteer their time. Social Fabric members can attend these meetings for free, share ideas about projects, and help each other with technical skills. Due to virus regulations, a maximum of four places are available for each social sewing session, please register here. Please only register for the meeting you would like to attend. Not a member of Social Fabric yet? Sign up for our membership here .
Would you like to take part in our social sewing courses, use our studio including sewing machines during our opening hours and receive a discount on the participation fees for our regular courses? Then become a member of Social Fabric!
Fabric shops in Zurich and online
We have a small selection of sustainable fabrics in our studio, but we can also recommend other shops in Zurich and online for the purchase of ordinary and organic fabrics.
- Bernina Zurich (Talacker 35, 8001 Zurich and online shop)
sells sewing machines, sewing patterns, thread and a small selection of fabrics.
- Speaking of (Hohlstrasse 201, 8004 Zurich and online shop)
sells a selection of special and unique fabrics – usually at a rather high price.
- Faybee (online shop only)
sells biological materials – especially jersey. The owner is our neighbor in the Binz.
- Stoffwald (online shop with showroom)
the showroom is at Uetlibergstrasse 111 (house B, studio 5) near our studio .
has many different jersey fabrics – dyed and printed under sustainable conditions in Swiss textile production in the Zurich Oberland.
- Fabric and Art (Walchestrasse 24, 8006 Zurich)
is a fabric store in the center of Zurich with a diverse range and great service.
- Pompon (Idaplatz 9 & 10, 8003 Zurich and online shop)
has a great and unique range of fabrics , more and more organic, and modern patterns .
- Le Coupon (Dufourstrasse 167, 8008 Zurich and online shop)
has a large range of high quality fabrics and a strong focus on sustainability .
- Bottega Kunterbunt (online shop only)
offers colorful fabrics with a focus on children’s fabrics .
- Alja (Neumarkt shopping center, Hofwiesenstrasse 350, 8050 Zurich-Oerlikon and online shop)
is the largest supplier of fabrics and merchandise in Switzerland and also has a range of biological substances.
- Fabric Republic (Bäckerstrasse 40, 8004 Zurich and online shop)
sells a hand-picked range of fabrics from Europe .
- Umgarnt ( Schaffhauserstrasse 446, 8050 Zurich and online shop)
sells many different fabrics and yarns at affordable prices.
- Facettes (Hornbachstrasse 68, 8008 Zurich)
is a fabric store in Seefeld specializing in jersey fabrics and patterns .
- Keck (Oetenbachgasse 15 – at Rennweg, 8001 Zurich)
is a family company with a great range of accessories, buttons and merchandise.
- Ying Design (Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 8, 8400 Winterthur and online shop)
is number one in organic fabrics – all fabrics are 100% organic certified and the shipping is climate neutral . Large online range.
- Kreando (online shop only)
is THE Swiss online shop for creative designers – and has many organic materials to choose from.
- Karlotta Pink (online shop only)
sells fabrics from all over the world – fair, social and organic .
Ethnostoffe, Alltagsstoffe und Accessoires (online only)