Winter Class Schedule

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Wrist Warmers

Level: Kid class! 8+

Instructor: Raheli Harper
Learn how to sew these cute fingerless mitts so you can make one in every color. Sewn entirely by hand, these are a great project for beginners as well as accomplished sewers. Experienced sewers can play with decorative stitches and embellishments. We’ll start with one layer of jersey fabric, but there are endless variations on this simple (and portable) project! All materials included.
Monday, 2/19 2-3:30

Wrist Warmers
30.00
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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 garmentand they make great gifts! 
FULLSunday 2/25, 1-5PM
New dates TBA!

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Knitting Studio

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Instructor: Kit Burke-Smith
Have you always wanted to knit like the cool kids? Or maybe you used to know how, but your skills are a little moth-eaten? Or you're looking to tackle a new project and want coaching and moral support? Come grab a spot on the couch with Kit and let your woolly freak flag fly.
4 sessions: Sundays 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 1-3PM

Knitting Studio
80.00
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Learn to Love Your Machine

Level: All. A great class for beginners who have barely 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!
Saturday, 2/24, 2-5PM OR Monday, 2/26, 6-9PM

Learn to Love Your Machine
50.00
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Absolute Beginners

We're certain to succeed!

Instructor: Toni Maeck

Do you ever wish you knew what to do with all of the beautiful fabric at Beetle and Fred? In this class, you'll learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine, and leave with a beautiful tote bag you'll be proud to say you made yourself! Designed for first-time sewers, this is also a good class anyone who hasn't sat down at a machine since middle school. Trust us, it's like riding a bicycle...
Tuesday 3/6, 6pm - 9pm OR Friday 3/23, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Fee includes materials.

Absolute Beginners
50.00
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Hawaiian Applique Made Modern

Guest Instructor Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio

Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom block, a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare the applique (including folding, cutting and basting) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques. Learn how Sheri designed the block so you can design your own templates for future projects. We’ll also review quilting tips and traditional Hawaiian quilting resources. By the end of class, students will have most of the block (finished size: 32” x 32”) basted and will start practicing needle-turn applique.

Sunday, 3/18 12-3PM

Hawaiian Applique
60.00
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The Perfect Shirtdress

Instructor: Toni Maeck
Spring is shirtdress season! In this class, you'll learn essential shirt making skills—such as collar construction, button plackets, and durable seam finishes—that you'll find useful for many garment projects. Students can choose between the Kalle Shirtdress pattern from Closet Case Patterns (pictured above) or the Alder Shirtdress from Grainline Studio. Both patterns make a comfortable, stylish dress you'll live in all spring. 

3 sessions: Tuesdays 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 6 - 8:30PM
$100

The Perfect Shirtdress
100.00
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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: NEW! Wednesdays, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 6-9PM
                  FULLSaturdays 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, and 2/10, 10AM-1PM
 

Quilting 101
110.00
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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: FULL Fridays 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 9:30AM-12:30PM
                  FULL Wednesdays, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14  6-9PM
                  Next dates TBA
$120, includes book

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Walking Foot Quilting

Level: Beginner/Intermediate. You are comfortable with the machine and have made a quilt before.

Instructor: Melanie Tuazon
You don’t need to be a free motion master to make beautiful designs and texture on your quilts—you just need
your walking foot and a little creativity! We’ll explore techniques to create both planned and improvised angles and
waves, then make mini quilts that can be used for placemats or pillows.

Saturday 5/5, 1-3PM
$60

Walking Foot Quilting
60.00
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We're thrilled to be hosting two more Dressmaking Retreats, April 6-8th and June 8-10th! Click on the image for details and registration.

 

 

And don't forget about...

THE MAKE OUT!

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!