411 Park Avenue • River Forest, IL 60305    |   ph 630-309-1606   |   www.thelittlebitsworkshop.com

Check out our local network of crafters’ websites here.

The Math of Craft.... a week measuring five times and cutting once. Kids built tables with repurposed materials: a local carpenter’s scraps (Thanks Bob!!). Then we tiled the table tops with left-overs from a bathroom tile project (Thanks Kathleen). Kids learned how build and scavenge for free materials. The cherry on top is the little drawer on the shelf under the table top: cigar boxes embellished by each child with paint and Mod Podge.

During Extreme 2012 Knit & Crochet Camp, we yarn bombed Lake Street with a little bit of magic.

Our campers hand sewed 6 beautiful street banners for River Forest in 2012 all from repurposed scraps and vintage doilies. They were displayed all summer along Lake Street between Park & Franklin.

Our Good Guerilla Artists continued the mural in 2013 with words of wisdom along Central Ave in River Forest.

Click HERE to check out 
Lisa Polderman’s 
Sewing Machine 
Buying GuideSewingMachine.html

Are you thinking about buying or giving a sewing machine?

Our Marc Chagall mosaic of bits on display at the River Forest Public Library...thank you Sophia for letting us put on a show!

Quilt Camps

Afterschool & Saturday Workshops:


Monday Sewing

Tuesday Sewing

Thursday Afterschool Workshop

Friday Afterschool Workshop

Saturday Knitting & Crochet

Saturday Sewing

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Tuesday: Hatch, Afterhours

Wednesday: Irving, Eagle Extras

Thursday: Lincoln Afterschool


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a Gift Certificate to our Workshops or Camps



Our Birthday Parties
are fun & innovative plus kids learn new skills! details...

come earn badges when you learn skills, upcycle and make to give meaningful gifts. details...

The Little Bits Workshop is a cozy DIY maker-space tucked away in the heart of River Forest, Illinois where people of all ages and abilities can come and learn the empowerment of craft through traditional skills such as: Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Fiber & Paper Arts, Building with Hand Tools, Bookbinding, Multi-media, Printmaking, Assemblage.


What’s Next::

Registration for Fall Workshops opens September 21, Classes begin September 5


    •Monday Sewing Workshop

    •Thursday Afterschool Workshop

    •Saturday Crochet Club: Amigurumi

Our 2017 Summer Camps were a BLAST!

We ran 18 camps and served 300+ children!

Here’s what parents are saying:

Thank you so much for a wonderful week of camp!

    Nora was so tired and happy every day–it was such a great

    experience for her. She made some new friends and was extremely

    proud of the crafts she made.”

--Lisa Labuz-Stowers, Oak Park

And thank you for the wonderful week of camp.

    My kids enjoyed it immensely.

                                                                             --Susan, Oak Park

My son and his friend said the day was "epic!”  High praise!

                                                                           --Jackie, River Forest