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We work with guest instructors who rent our space to teach their classes.

To get more information and register for these classes, click on their links below.


Allison Platt Thien
Guest Instructor

Founder of the Sewing Society of St. Louis, Allison welcomes all to come together to learn and grow their sewing skills.

Sewing Society STL is a group for sewists of ALL levels!

Check out her Facebook page or Instagram to stay up to date on all their events! And, be sure to sign up for one while you're there!

Dorothy Pino
Guest Instructor

Dorothy is a music, sewing, and arts educator in St. Louis with a B.M. In Music Education and an MA in Teaching.

She is passionate about the arts and cats!

Sign up for her classes at


Chris Burton
Guest Instructor

Art Quilting and Fiber Design have been passions of mine for many years. As a former Graphic Designer and Educator ( retired 2020 ) I combine my love of fabrics and unique improv designs with my love of teaching. My class explores innovative piecing, color and unique designs. ALL levels welcome, ( sewing basics required ).

If you enjoy exploring and playing with fabrics, this class may be for you! I am a member of MoFA (Missouri Fiber Artists) and Art Bits St. Louis.

Register 2 ways:
1. Email to pay by Venmo
2. Bring check to City Sewing Room 1 week BEFORE class.

$45.00 per class session.
Instagram: flyawayart1

Carla Hagan
Guest Instructor

Machine Embroidery

Carla is an experienced seamstress and has always been interested in Fiber Arts. She began creating machine embroidery projects 20 years ago and is now teaching embroidery classes at CSR.

Carla also provides embroidery machine rental (single and 10 needle machines), as well as customized embroidery for your home and wardrobe.

Contact Carla by phone: 314-708-0027 or by email:

Multicolored Spools of Thread

Olivia Rae Davis
Guest Instructor

An up-and-coming fashion designer, Olivia loves to teach all levels!


Founder of the ORD Academy, a 501c(3) non-profit located in

St. Louis, Missouri, Olivia has teamed up with CSR to offer sewing skills for all levels. 

Sign up for her classes, which are found on her website!

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