Want to learn to sew?

Come take a class with Emily at University Vacuum & Sewing! All you need to do is find a class that works for you then call University Vacuum & Sewing or Emily to reserve your spot!

Payment due on day of class; cash, credit card, or check.

Not sure what machine you would like to purchase, come take a class and use our machines help you choose what is best for you!

For more information or to reserve your spot in a class, call Emily at (515) 255-3878.

Our Sewing Instructor-- Emily Rairdin

Emily has been teaching sewing classes since 2018. She loves to teach all different age ranges and skill levels.

Emily is a published designer; you can find her Junior Quilted Zippered Bag in the 2023 All Iowa Shop Hop Magazine!

Emily loves to make bags, quilts, table runners, bags, doll clothing, applique projects, bags, thread painting, but more importantly is always up for a challenge!

Emily offers a variety of classes that she designs around YOU! If you are brand new at sewing, we will start at the very beginning.  (How the machine works, what tension is, how to wind a bobbin, all the basics.) If you have some sewing skills but just don’t know what to do; Emily has classes for that too!

Call Emily reserve your spot in a class today!



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Monday         9:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday         9:00am – 5:30pm

Wednesday   9:00am – 2:00pm

Thursday       9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday             9:00am – 5:30pm

Saturday        9:00am – 2:00pm

Closed on Sunday


5739 University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 255-3878

Email:  universityvacuum@gmail.com

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