We offer one on one Sewing and Upholstery lessons at our store location in Santa Ana. We have four industrial sewing machines and all of the upholstery tools that you will need. If you are a beginner you can bring your own machine and we’ll show you how to use it.
About us: My great grandmother was an incredibly skilled seamstress. She taught my grandmother, who also learned the art of upholstery. My mom watched and learned woodworking, sewing, and upholstery from her mother and then passed those skills on to me.
My mom and grandmother actually built a sofa from scratch years ago. Together, my mom and I, have created cornice boxes and upholstered headboards. We have sewn to many pillows to count, tons of window coverings, slipcovers, bed skirts, and so much more. Let us show you the tricks of the trade in your very own private lesson!!
Available days and times: Classes are one on one and are available Thursday and Friday from 10 to 6, and Saturday from 10 to 3. Classes will be by appointment only. Call or email to schedule your lesson. During your lesson you will have full access to all of our upholstery tools and sewing machines. You can also bring your own machine.
Class cost: Private lessons are $35 per hour.
Cancellation policy: Lesson must be paid in full in advance. $35 is non-refundable. Schedule changes must be made 24 hours in advance or the class will be lost. Lateness and no shows will be considered as class time.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Tues. through Sat. 10 to 3
Furniture drop off and pick up by appointment:
Tues. through Fri. 10 to 6 and Sat. 10 to 3
My mom is a DIY kind of gal. When I was a kid I remember trips to thrift stores, strolling the hardware store isles, and of course spending hours feeling fabric at the yardage shop. She was constantly transforming bargain buys into treasures for our home. With a fresh coat of paint or a new slipcover, she gave old furniture new life. We have always enjoyed being creative together and in 2008 we turned our hobby and passion into a business.
Alchemy fine living is a creative business located in Santa Ana, Ca. We offer furniture painting services, upholstery, and custom slipcovers. We also sell vintage and antique treasures, as well as hand crafted items that we create. Our store is full of all the things we love!
I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom, Connie, taught me from a young age how to spot a deal at a flea market or a thrift shop. She could always spot the hidden potential of an old, worn out piece of furniture. I learned to sew when I was four years old and all through the years I helped my mom with DIY projects around the house.
In 2008 she & I turned our hobby into a business. We re-do old furniture and hand craft items for sale in our boutique. For those who, like us, love to DIY we offer lots of tips and advice in our tutorial videos. We also offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services for those who don't want to tackle the project themselves.