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Soft Lab

Sewing and Fabrication of Soft Materials

Last updated on Jan 19, 2022

The Lab will either be "open" or available for key checkout from the tool center on the 2nd floor of SF Main during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday 8am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-8pm

Soft Lab
Main Building Rm. 112-113
SF Campus

An Orientation is required to use equipment in this space. Any current student, staff, or faculty may attend an orientation in this space
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Jeannine La Bate

Fashion Studios and Soft Lab Manager

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Cody McCabe

Digital Fabrication Studio Operations Manager

About the Soft Lab

Welcome to the Soft Lab! Home of fibers, yarns, fabrics & textile construction technologies. This space serves as the primary “soft goods” fabrication spaces for non-fashion students at CCA and a “spill over” fabrication space for fashion students.

Soft goods are tangible products that are constructed out of soft materials. Common examples include backpacks, bags, bedding, carpets, clothing, curtains, hats, pillows and even footwear. Soft goods designers come from a variety of backgrounds, from apparel and accessory designers, textile developers and industrial designers.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Cloth
  • Fabric
  • String
  • Thread

Tools and Equipment




Users must attend an orientation to be allowed access to any of the equipment in the Soft Lab. A full list of currently scheduled orientations will be listed on the calendar posted to this page. Orientations will not be scheduled during the final 4 weeks of the semester to accommodate student use of the equipment. There are 2 types of orientations:

Open Orientations: Any user (student, staff, and faculty) may attend an "open" orientation, which are scheduled frequently throughout the semester. To attend, please sign up on the sign up sheet posted outside the soft lab and be on time.

Class Orientations: A class orientation is a private or closed orientation organized by a faculty member for their students in a specific class. Faculty may request to schedule a "class" orientation by emailing the Soft Lab manager at: