Summer Class Schedule

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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...

Wednesday 7/11 6-9PM or Thursday 7/26 10AM-1PM

Fee includes materials.

Absolute Beginners
50.00
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Farrow Dress

Level: Confident Beginner. You are comfortable threading your machine and can maintain an even seam allowance; you have made at least one garment from a pattern.

Instructor: Katy Hope
Last summer's favorite dress is back! With angular panels, clever pockets, a hi-lo hem and NO zippers or buttonholes, the Farrow dress is as easy to make as it is to wear. The Saturday sessions are sewing only: you may prepare your pieces on your own or attend the optional Friday cutting session.

NEW DATES: Friday 7/6, 6-8PM (optional) and Saturdays 7/7 and 7/14, 3-6PM

Farrow Dress
60.00
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Jumpstar Quilt

Level: Confident Beginner. You are comfortable threading your machine and can maintain an even seam allowance. 

Instructor: Toni Maeck
Imagine this: it’s Wednesday night, and you remember you have a baby shower to attend on Sunday. Can you make a quilt in time? Even if you’re a beginner? The answer is YES! With the help of 5” charm squares you’ll have this little cutie done in no time. Class fee includes all materials and what’s more, they will be all be cut for you, right down to the binding, so you can just sit down and sew, sew, sew. Straight to dessert, no vegetables!

2 sessions: Mondays 6/11 and 6/18, 6-9PM 

Jumpstar Quilt
120.00
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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! 

Sunday, 8/5 1-5PM

Easy Peasy PJ Pants
40.00
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Intro to English Paper Piecing

Level: Beginner. 

Instructor: Marisa Simon
Are you down with EPP? Well, you should be! It's simple, portable, and fun. Covering the basics of fabric selection, cutting, glue-basting and the whipstitch, Marisa will get you hooked with simple hexies, but the possibilities are endless!
Sunday 6/24, 10AM-1PM

Intro to English Paper Piecing
40.00
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Brimfield Block

Prerequisite: Intro to EPP class or basic EPP experience 

Instructor: Marisa Simon
Learn how to make the English Paper Pieced quilt that has taken the internet by storm.  Marisa will teach you how to fussy cut, glue baste and stitch this fast and fun EPP project.  Along the way she will share tips and tricks to make creating your own Brimfield Block Quilt a breeze. Pattern, templates and papers required.  
Thursday, 6/28, 11:30AM-2:30PM

Brimfield Block
40.00
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Lander Pants

Level: Intermediate. You should comfortable working with commercial garment patterns. Students will also be asked to cut out their pattern and fabric prior to class, so that we can get right to sewing! 

Instructor: Toni Maeck
Make the high-waisted pants of your dreams! The Lander Pants from True Bias Patterns have deep patch pockets, a snappy button fly, and roomy wide legs that can be made into shorts, culottes, or full length pants. In this class, we'll learn lots of useful techniques including sewing a waistband, belt loops, button fly, and more. Please note that this class will be primarily focused on learning pants construction, although students will also gain insight about any fit adjustments they might want to make for their next pair. 
4 Mondays: 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, and 7/30, 6-9pm

Lander Pants
140.00
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Hexie Pillow

Level: Confident Beginner. You are comfortable with your machine and have made at least one quilted project.

Instructor: Katy Hope
The Hexie Pillow pattern from Modern Handcraft takes the timeless appeal of hexagon piecing and injects it with modern verve. It's fun, it's fast, it's going to look great on your couchand it's the perfect use for those tempting packs of mini charms you've been hoarding!

2 Sessions: Saturdays 7/21 and 7/28, 2-4PM

Hexie Pillow
40.00
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Picnic Petals

Level: Intermediate. You have pieced a few quilts and are ready to throw some curves!

Instructor: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don’t fear the curve! The fabulous Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill returns to teach tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for her Picnic Petals quilt. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience. Most students will have at least 1 of each type of block needed to make the quilt complete by the end of the workshop.

Required pattern to be purchased by each student: Picnic Petals by Whole Circle Studio.

Sunday, 7/22 12-3PM

Picnic Petals Quilt
60.00
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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: Saturdays 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 and 7/28, 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 School of Sewing 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, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, and 7/20, 11AM-1PM
$120, includes book

Sewing School
120.00
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Poolside Tote

Level: Intermediate. You are comfortable with your machine and have some experience following patterns. Requires pre-cutting and homework between sessions.

Instructor: Katy Hope
Have you got a go-bag for the pool? One you keep stocked with a towel, sunscreen, magazine and shades? And is it cute? Well WHY NOT? It's summer, get with the program! This is another great bag from Noodlehead aka Anna Graham: generously sized with interior and exterior pockets, key loop, and plenty of opportunities to play with your favorite prints.

2 sessions: Wednesdays 7/18 and 7/25, 6-9PM

Poolside Tote
60.00
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Sew Together Bag

Level: Intermediate. You know how to use your machine and rotary cut. This class requires pre-cutting and homework between sessions.

Instructor: Katy Hope
4 zippers. 7 compartments. An optional pincushion and needle landing. Endless opportunities for patchwork and embellishment. A great way to use fat quarters, a great opportunity to learn to insert zippers. The only problem with this nifty little organizer is that everyone you know is going to want one! 
2 sessions: Wednesday 8/8 and 8/15, 6-9PM

Sew Together Bag
50.00
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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!
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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!