Part of the reason I was really into the idea of spending the summer in San Francisco was due to their DIY community. There seems to be a lot of people that really take a big bite and really sink into the whole DIY movement, and there are quite a few of supporters as well.
Specifically, there is a place that focuses on giving you that support and motivation to take matters into your own hands. Workshop, a DIY school so to speak, offers a wide variety of classes from learning to brew your own ginger beer, starting an indie business, to sewing, and building your own terrarium.
I've had the pleasure of taking 2 classes with them and also interning with them this month. The first class I took was called "Sewing Sorcery" the class focused on zippers and button holes. Two things that i still need to perfect. We made a little zipper pouch and a business card pouch that buttons closed. The other class i took was "Screen printing for newbies." Both classes were so much fun, relaxed and laid back, probably the best learning environment ever....we were even allowed to have adult beverages....ah i heart SF.
sheck it out, i made this with me own hands, true story: