Fall 2017 Class Schedule

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Sewing School

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Katy Hope
Learn to sew—or remember what you already knew—in a fun and supportive environment! Using Shea Henderson's Sewing School 101 as our primer, we'll cover fabric selection, essential tools, and basic techniques while making a bunch of great projects: pillowcases, aprons, zipper bags, and more!

4 sessions: Saturdays, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, and 11/4,  9-12PM
$120, includes book


Quilting 101

Level: Confident Beginner. You can thread a machine with minimal assistance, and maintain a steady seam allowance.

Instructor: Katy Hope

Making Heather Jones' “Fly Away,” you will learn the basics of quilting: preparing your fabrics, using a rotary cutter, basic piecing, layering and basting your quilt sandwich, machine quilting, and binding. Youyes YOUwill complete a 36" square quilt! Ta-da! You're a quilter!

4 sessions: Dates TBA

Stitch Sampler


Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea Lenci-Cerchiara

For portability, relaxation, and a sense of accomplishment, embroidery can't be beat. Learn the basic stitches while creating an adorable, wall-worthy sampler! 

Sunday, 9/24 3-6PM
$50, includes all materials


Easy Peazy Pajama Pants



Level: Confident Beginner. You can thread a machine and keep a steady seam allowance. You've attended Sewing School, or made a few simple things on your own.

Instructor: Katy Hope

Pajamas. Do you sometimes wonder why you'd ever wear anything else? Take this class and you might wonder why you'd ever make anything else! Comfy and forgiving, pajamas are the perfect beginner garment--and they make great gifts! 

Sunday, 8/6 10-1 OR Friday, 8/25 9AM-12PM

Meet the Machine

Level: Absolute beginners who have never touched a machine, to longtime sewists who have been tempted to kick theirs!

Instructor: Hilary Oak

Has your tension got you tense? Skipped stitches? Frayed nerves? Your machine can be your friend if you understand the signals it sends you. This class covers: proper threading and tension adjustments; choosing the right needles, bobbins, and thread; accommodating different types of fabrics; using specialty stitches, special feet, and attachments; troubleshooting problems; and basic maintenance. Bring your own machine or use one of ours!
Tuesday, 8/15, 6-9PM OR Saturday, 8/19, 2-5PM



Atelier Sewing

Prerequisite:  Basic sewing skills (hand and machine).  Beginners looking to learn high-end techniques from the start as well experienced sewists who want to advance their skills are equally welcome.

Instructor: Bonny Carmicino

B&F is thrilled to host this in-depth exploration of haute couture technique.  Class will begin by discussing patterns and sizing, and then make a muslin of a skirt, in the style done in the French couture houses.  Next, Bonny will fit the skirt to your body (or your designee’s), and show how to make the appropriate modifications to the muslin to prepare for cutting the fashion fabric.  We will discuss fabric selection and then move on to cutting and construction, again utilizing couture techniques, to make the skirt out of fashion fabric, including an underlining, lining, and hand-picked zipper.  Students will work at their own pace.  As the skirt is completed, students will choose new projects with the assistance of the instructor.

8 Wednesdays 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25. 11/1, 11/8, and 11/15, 9:30-11:30AM

Knitting Circle

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Instructor: Kit Burke-Smith

Take a seat on the couch, pick up some needles, and learn to love one of the most portable, popular crafts ever. Perfect for complete newbies as well as folks whose skills may have gotten a bit woolly.  And yes, the pussyhat makes a great beginner project!

4 sessions: Dates TBA


Geranium Dress

Level: Confident Beginner. You can thread a machine and maintain your seam allowance; You've made simple garments like pajamas or the Willow top.

Instructor: Toni Maeck

Dive into making kids' clothes! We'll use the Geranium Dress pattern (available in sizes 0 - 5T in print and 6-12 in PDF) to create a beautiful dress for a little one in your life. This easy project will give you a surprising amount of practice in basic skills such as gathers, pleats, and french seams. Once we learn the building blocks, you'll be able to whip up endless variations of the dress!

Friday, 9/22 from 9AM-1PM OR Saturday, 9/23 from 1-5PM


And don't forget about...



Thursday nights are craft night! Sewing, knitting, embroidery, whatever you've got, we want to see. We'll be open until 9bring a snack, bring a project, bring a friend! Machines are available at $10 for the evening, make sure to reserve ahead of time.


class Policies

  • Full tuition is due at time of registration.
  • You may withdraw from a class and receive a full refund up to one week before class begins. After that time, no refunds will be issued, although you may choose to credit your fee toward a future class. Or you can send a friend to take your spot, just let us know who to expect!
  • If we need to cancel a class you will receive a full refund.
  • Class materials are not included except where noted in the class description. Students receive a 15% discount when shopping for class supplies, just let us know at the register.
  • Sewing machines are available for class use or you may bring your own; please let us know which you prefer when you register as this may affect enrollment. If you are bringing your own machine, make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early so you can get set up and comfy!