We offer sewing classes for adults of all levels. Beginners can learn the basics of machine sewing, intermediates can further develop their sewing technique and the seasoned sewer can learn advanced technique.

 

Get your creative on in 2017!

READY TO LEARN HOW TO SEW?

See our Beginner Class Special – no extra investment needed to start as everything that you need to try sewing is included and you walk away with a great tote bag!

ALREADY SEWING BUT NEED HELP WITH YOUR PROJECTS?

See our Open Level Sewing Series – take the amount of classes that you want on the dates that you want and learn what you want to learn!

HAVEN’T SEWN IN A WHILE AND NEED A CREATIVE BOOST?

Try one of our new Project Workshops taught by our teachers! Or join us for a Studio Share Social night!

WANT TO MASTER YOUR SEWING OR ALTERATION SKILLS?

Check out our Skill Set Series to achieve your goals!

VISIT OUR WORKSHOPS PAGE FOR OTHER CLASSES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Open Level Sewing Series

(adult beginner through advanced)

A great solution for busy lives and shifting schedules – sign up for the amount of classes you need to complete your project. Take any combination of dates offered, starting and stopping when you want. Open level accepts beginner (see our beginner class special*),  intermediate and advanced level sewers and we will teach you what you want to learn. We have 6 straight stitch machines, 2 sergers and a coverstitch available to work on during the class, so classes are limited to 6. Pick the dates that work for you and let us know what you want to learn! Taught by Catherine Petrosino or Karen LaPorte.

Please note that our availability changes from day to day, so please call us if you would like to join a class!

The weekday morning and evening classes run all year long, but here are the current dates for our Fall Season:

 

WEEKDAY MORNING CLASS:

Tuesdays

November 28th (2 spaces available)

     December 5th, 12th & 19th

Fridays

December 1st (2 spaces available), 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

10:30 – 1:30

 

WEEKDAY EVENING CLASS:

Thursdays 

November 30th (3 spaces available)

     December 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

6:00 – 9:00

 

SATURDAY CLASS:

December 2nd – Morning only

10:00 – 1:00 (2 spaces available)

December 16th*

10:00 – 1:00 (5 spaces available)

1:00 – 4:00 (4 spaces available)

January 13th – Morning only

10:00 – 1:00 (6 spaces available)

January 27th*

10:00 – 1:00 (6 spaces available)

1:00 – 4:00 (6 spaces available)

*full day (10:00 – 4:00) counts as 2 classes

COST:

$90 per class | $425 for 5 classes | $750 for 10 classes | $1300 for 20 classes

additional costs include patterns (we sell them!), fabrics and notions needed to make your garment

 

BEGINNER CLASS SPECIAL:

Learn to sew without a major investment! You will learn how to operate the sewing machine using basic sewing techniques while making our reversible tote bag with a pocket. You will learn to place the pattern on your fabric, cut and then pin the pieces together to prepare for sewing. Sewing tools and machines will be provided for you in the class. Classes are offered during the adult’s open level dates and times (listed below). You can split it up into two – 3 hour classes or one all day class on Saturday.

COST: 

$160 for 2 – three hour classes (or one 6 hour Saturday class) includes cotton fabric to make the tote bag

 

WEEKDAY MORNING CLASS:

Tuesdays

November 28th (2 spaces available)

     December 5th, 12th & 19th

Fridays

December 1st (2 spaces available), 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

10:30 – 1:30

 

WEEKDAY EVENING CLASS:

Thursdays 

November 30th (3 spaces available)

     December 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

6:00 – 9:00

 

SATURDAY ALL DAY CLASS:

December 16th (5 spaces available)

January 27th (6 spaces available)

10:00 – 4:00

 

Studio Share Social

Join Catherine for a fun night of sewing! Since many of our students enjoy the social atmosphere of a sewing community, we thought it would be great to add a studio share night to our calendar.  Bring your own project to work that you can do uninstructed (Catherine will be working on her own project) and we will provide the space. Let us know if you need anything specific like a large cutting table or if you will be working with a specific machine. Catherine will help with machine set-ups.  Special pricing for our current and former students!

TUESDAY EVENINGS

NO CLASS DATES AT THIS TIME

6:00 – 9:00

COST:

$30 for 3 hours of studio share | $20 for Ambassadors*

 

Studio Share

Studio Share is for those who are working on their own projects and would like to use the machines and tables in our studio.  We will provide a cutting table, a straight stitch machine and some basic sewing tools. We also have 2 sergers and a coverstitch machine available for your use. Days and times are available by appointment so contact us for details with our schedule.

COST: 

$15 and hour, or $30 for 3 hours

 

Skill Set Series:

Zippers 101:

Overcome your fear of zippers and learn when to use a coil zipper and when you should use an invisible zipper. You will practice how to install both styles of zippers on muslin before making a cute zippered pouch. All materials needed for the class are included. Sewing experience is a must for this workshop. Taught by Karen LaPorte.

WEEKDAY MORNING CLASS:

NO CLASS DATES AT THIS TIME

COST:

$80 for a 3 hour workshop | $65 for Ambassadors*

 

Make It Fit!

This workshop is for you if you are making your own clothing and the end product still doesn’t fit, or if you are altering store bought clothes to fit your body. We will explore what to look for in relation to the fit of a garment, such as balance and proportion, and learn how you can correct your pattern or garment. Each student must bring a garment (or a muslin) that they have made (or purchased) along with your pattern. Catherine will review each garment on the student and discuss how it needs to be corrected. Then she will teach each student how to make that correction on their pattern or on the garment itself. Bring up to 2 garments and their corresponding patterns. This is a small class and limited to 4 students. Taught by Catherine Petrosino.

TUESDAY EVENINGS:

November 28th (2 spaces available)

January 9th (4 spaces available)

6:00 – 9:00

COST:

$90 for a 3 hour workshop | $75 for Ambassadors*

 

Hand Sewing & Machine Hemming

This workshop is divided in two segments – learning the basics of hand sewing and learning how to hem on the machine. You can take either part or the entire workshop. For machine hemming you must know how to operate a sewing machine (see Beginning Class Special above if you need to learn). Taught by Catherine Petrosino.

Hand sewing basics – first segment (2 hours)

Learn basic hand stitching so you can hem your own pants, skirts and dresses. We will also teach you basic repairs such as sewing on buttons, snaps, and hooks and eyes as well as repairing a hole in a sweater. All supplies are provided for the class.

Machine hemming – second segment (1 hour)*

Learn basic hems on the sewing machine including how to shorten or lengthen a hem for pants, skirts and dresses. We will also teach how to do a jean hem on the machine. All supplies are provided for the class.

*You must know how to operate a sewing machine.

SATURDAY WORKSHOP:

NO CLASS DATES AT THIS TIME

COST: 

$75 for both segments |or $50 for the first segment | $25 for the second segment

 

Project Workshops:

We know that some of our students like to learn how to make a specific project in one class, so we will be offering Project Workshops over the course of the year. New workshops to be announced every month!

 

Intro to Quilting – Quilted Cosmetic / Tech Pouches:

Explore the technique of quilting layers of fabric together while making these beautiful zippered pouches. You can choose to use your pouch for cosmetics or a tech item such as an ipad and the smaller size can be used for a pair of glasses. You will have a variety of fabrics to choose from as all materials needed to make the bags are included in the cost of the workshop. Sewing experience is a must for this workshop.

NO CLASS DATES AT THIS TIME

COST:

$85 for a 3 hour workshop | $75 for Ambassadors*

 

Pattern Hacking:

Let’s take our favorite Brooklyn Stitchery tote bag and find ways to get multiple uses out of one pattern! This is a problem solving workshop that will show you how to create new designs out of any basic pattern. Instead of using one printed fabric, the designer within you may want to use four! Or you may want to add a pocket to accommodate special items. With some simple hacking tips and some pattern paper you can flex your designer muscles and maximize the patterns in your collection. Patternmaking skills are not required. All materials needed to make your pattern are included in the cost.

TUESDAY EVENING:

December 5th

6:30 – 9:00

COST: 

$80 for a 3 hour workshop | $70 for Ambassadors*

Tote Bag Sew-Along in our Open Level Class:

Need help sewing your new tote bag using the new pattern that you made in our Pattern Hacking class? Join us the following week and Karen will walk you through the sewing of your tote bag. You must have your bag precut before the class as you will only have enough time to sew your tote bag.

TUESDAY EVENING:

December 12th

6:00 – 9:00

COST:

$150 total for the Pattern Hacking and Tote Bag Sew-Along

 

*AMBASSADORS are all of our former or current students that have purchased an Open Level Sewing Series package with us.