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Skill Builders 1: Using Sewing Patterns

Learn to read, fit and use a commercial sewing pattern through a series of short exercises. 1.5 hours.

Machine Basics 1: Sewing Machine Basics

Learn the basic functions of your sewing machine and complete a simple project!

Machine Basics 3: Hems

Use a sewing machine and its hemming presser foot to complete a practice machine hem. Make a small waist utility apron to practice skills. Machine Basics 1: Machine Use is required prerequisite or equivalent experience.

Apr 24
Alabama Chanin: Applique Techniques
Apr 27
Quilting with a walking foot
Apr 28
Tilly and the Buttons STRETCH! Stella Hoodie


Garment Sewing

Learn to applique garments using stencils and markings designed for Alabma Chanin style garments. Students will make an appliqued scarf to practice skills learned.

Cost: $ 40.00
Make a hand sewn, A-Line Dress using the Alabama Chanin method. Made of cotton jersey, students have the option of embellishing the dress with applique/reverse applique, embroidery or permanent marker. Learn fit, construction, and embellishment. Students begin the project in class and complete it at home. Hand seaming optional.

Cost: $ 80.00
This is the perfect skirt for summer and the perfect pattern for beginners. Even if you've never sewn a garment, you can make a really flattering skirt for summer. The Amy Butler Barcelona skirt is a tried and true favorite. You'll learn basic fitting, how to sew a lining into a skirt, inserting a zipper and more.

Cost: $ 50.00 - $ 93.00
Learn to make this fun summer dress with pockets and secret buttons that adjust the length to a tunic!

Cost: $ 80.00
The Stella Hoodie is a feminine take on a classic hoodie sweatshirt. Stella is easy fitting without being baggy. The pattern, from the Tilly and the Buttons STRETCH! book offers dropped shoulders, a three piece drawstring hood and full length cuffed sleeves. You'll learn about sewing with sweatshirt fleece in this course and you'll have a chance to create a Stella hack in the second session.

Cost: $ 65.00
The Joni is a showstopper dress with a fitted bodice that features a stunning draped twist at the base of a deep V neckliine. The dress flares out into a flirty half-circle skirt that's great for twirling! Choose from three quarter or elbow length sleeves. The Joni can be made out of a rayon or cotton jersey for everyday or a stretch velvet, silk jersey or sequin jersey for a perfect party dress. The Joni is sized for busts 30" - 44". If your measurements fall outside of this range, please contact the job before registering.

Cost: $ 65.00
The Stella Joggers are the perfect joggers in sweatshirt fleece but they're also a great pant in a ponte for dressier casual wear. They feature a tapered slim fitting leg, slightly low rise with an elasticized waist and slash pockets. The base pattern comes with ankle cuffs but the pant can be lengthened and the cuff eliminated for a less casual look. The Stella Joggers are designed for hip sizes 33"-47". Please contact the shop if your size differs before registering for the course.

Cost: $ 65.00


Learn at your own pace! You can bring a pattern from home or come in and we can pick out a project together. Sewing lessons are $30 per hour and can be scheduled during shop hours or outside of shop hours. Email us at to arrange a time.