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

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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.

We miss you Sophia!

Quilt 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 kids of all ages learn to use their hands, hearts and heads simultaneously to make wonderful things.


What’s Next::

We are Celebrating 10 years of empowering young crafters!

Come to our Open House on Presidents Day, February 17, 2020! 11am - 3pm

FREE WORKSHOP 9am-10:30, details HERE

Giving Tuesdays

February 4 & 11, 3:30-4:45 ages 6+

We are partnering with Giving Artfully Kids for 2 workshops. Kids will make needed items for our area’s homeless. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION

Summer Camp registration opens February 1st!

Take a sneak peek at our Camps HERE


Monday Crafternoons 3:15-4:45pm

Tuesday Sew Smart 3:15-5pm

Wednesday Sew Amazing 3:15-5pm

Thursday Bushcraft 3:15-5pm

Thursday MakerNature Club 3:15-5pm

Thursday Sew Many Things!! 3:15-5pm

Friday Crafternoons 3:15-4:45pm

Saturday Knitting 9:30-11:30am

Saturday Sew Amazing 9:30-11:30am


Tuesday: Hatch, Afterhours,

Wednesday: Irving, Eagle Extras