Summer 2017 Class Schedule

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Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch is the author of four sewing books. She designs sewing patterns and fabric, teaches sewing online and in person, and blogs at

Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch is the author of four sewing books. She designs sewing patterns and fabric, teaches sewing online and in person, and blogs at

Absolute beginners

"We're certain to succeed."
Gretchen Hirsch

In this three hour class, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started sewing. You'll learn how to wind a bobbin, thread a machine, and sew seams, as well as proper pressing techniques, fabric selection, and lots more. As a practice project, you'll make a tote bag (you can never have too many!). Best of all, you'll leave with the confidence to be able to tackle all those DIY projects you've been dreaming about. Meet your new BFF, the sewing machine.
Tuesdays, 4/25 OR 5/23,  6-9PM

$50, includes all materials

Sewing school 

Katy Hope
Level: Beginner

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: Fridays,  7/21, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11, 9-12PM

$120, includes book


Quilting 101

Katy Hope
Level: Confident Beginner

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: Mondays, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, and 7/31, 12-3PM.


scout tee

Katy Hope
Level: Confident Beginner

Another simple winner from Grainline Studios, the Scout is a woven t-shirt with cap sleeves and a scoop neck. It's also a terrific pattern for garment-sewing newbies! Caution: Once you've made one of these versatile and oh-so-speedy tops, you may end up with a closet's that addictive. 

Saturday 6/17 OR Friday 6/30, 9AM-12PM


Farrow dress

Katy Hope
Level: Confident Beginner

If you've wanting to try garment sewing from a commercial pattern, or you just want a cool and comfortable addition to your summer wardrobe, the Farrow Dress is a great place to start. With a simple a-line silhouette and practical on-seam pockets, it's the dress you'll reach for time and time again. 
2 sessions: Wednesdays, 6/28 and 7/5, 6-9PM


Knitting studio

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: Tuesdays 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, and 6/27, 7-9PM



Garment Lab

Jennifer Ambrosini

Have you made a few simple garments and now you're ready to attempt something more involved? Or maybe there's a pattern you're dying to try, but it looks just a leeeetle bit tricky? Or perhaps you have persistent fit issues you want to address? The Garment Lab is the place for you! Expert seamstress Jennifer Ambrosini will provide hands-on guidance on the project of your choosing, from pattern and fabric selection to cutting, fitting, and finishing. Class limited to four students, register early!
4 sessions: Saturdays 7/1, 8, 15, and 22, 10AM-12PM

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!