A FREE sewing program taught by Threaded Together Mentors at schools and community centers. Kids learn the basics of hand and machine sewing, with an emphasis on resourcefulness and repurposing. We believe kids should have every opportunity to work with their hands, learn practical skills, and explore their creativity. Our Sewing Squad program provides FREE, after-school sewing opportunities for kids and teens in our community. Designed to be taught in schools and community centers, our Sewing Squad curriculum teaches the basics of hand and machine sewing, while also promoting development of the 5 P’s: Patience, Persistence, Problem Solving, Precision, and Positivity. Threaded Together provides all materials, equipment, and instruction for qualifying organizations. If you are a teacher or administrator in Flagstaff, AZ and are interested in partnering with us to develop a Sewing Squad program for your students, please contact us!
Our FREE teen mentorship program is at the heart of what we hope to accomplish by creating opportunities for creativity and connection in our community. This program pairs teens facing adversity (foster care, homelessness, poverty, etc) with compassionate adult mentors to learn how to sew at their own pace. Through specially designed textile projects, students learn practical skills while also developing the 5 P’s: Patience, Persistence, Problem Solving, Precision, and Positivity. If you know someone who could benefit from this mentorship opportunity, please contact us to find out more information. In addition, if you are a compassionate, competent sewist who would like to invest in our youth and spread your love of sewing and textiles to our future generations, we need you! We are always looking for committed and caring mentors!
Our Sewing and Textile Employment Pathway (STEP) program is a 720-hour vocational training program that expands economic opportunity for low to moderate-income (LMI) residents and enriches our community. Housed in our Threaded Together Workroom, this program gives participants the opportunity to learn technical and employable skills in a safe and empowering environment. Threaded Together aims to help every STEP apprentice find meaningful work in the textile industry upon graduation.
Create + Connect
Get Support on your creative journey, build skills, and cultivate autonomy during Create + Connect! Under the guidance of Threaded Together Sewists, you'll be invited to use our sewing machines, tools, and studio space to bring your creative vision to life (whether that's making something new, or mending something old).
On Wednesday afternoons (5:30-7:30 pm), we offer free open studio hours for adults, and on Thursdays (3:00-5:00 pm) those hours are open to teens. This program is designed to make sewing and fiber arts more accessible for everyone. Create + Connect is free and open to all, with the support of participants and the Arizona Community Foundation.