Beginning Sewing Classes

Choose the beginning sewing class that’s right for you! If you’re a
complete beginner, start with our popular “Whatever Happened to Home
Ec” class. Then move on to beginning quilting, garment sewing classes, or take Home Ec 2.

Classes are private or semi-private; we work with up to 2 students at a time.  For groups of three or more, please contact the shop.

Pick your class and purchase your lessons in blocks as follows:
6 hours: $250 per person
10 hours: $395 per person
Classes are typically 2 hours long but can vary depending on the student’s needs

Class Policies

Our classes support the fabric and supplies we carry and we purchase fabric and merchandise to support our classes. Our policy is to have students purchase their fabric and supplies at our studio.

Group classes are non-refundable, however if you cancel prior to 5 days in advance and we can fill your spot, we will issue you credit towards a subsequent class. Private lessons can be rescheduled once due to sickness or emergency, but repeated cancellations are non-refundable.

COVID-19 Policy

Currently, wearing a protective mask is optional. We are a small studio and work in close proximity to one another. As always, if you are feeling sick please stay home.


Whatever Happened to Home Ec?

Whatever Happened to Home Ec? (1) - Learn sewing the way they used to teach it…in Home Ec class! You’ll learn basic sewing skills through making simple projects like placemats, napkins, tote bags, and drawstring bags. This class prepares you for more advanced sewing so you can step into one of our beginning quilting or garment sewing classes.

Whatever Happened to Home Ec? (2) - In this second Home Ec class you’ll learn how to insert zippers, buttons, and more. Make zippy pouches, envelope pillows, crossback aprons, and more.


Beginning Sampler Quilt

This is by far our most popular beginning quilting class. You’ll begin with a free shopping session with introduction to color and design theory in selecting your fabrics. Then you’ll learn how to construct a sampler quilt top by accurately cutting fabric and sewing blocks that are the “building blocks” for most quilt patterns. Included is how to sew a sashing, border, and bind your quilt. Most students use our longarm services to have their top quilted so it’s one and done!

Beginning Nine-patch

The nine-patch block has historically been a favorite for beginners. In this class, you’ll learn how to choose prints, accurately cut and construct nine-patch blocks, and then put them all together to make a quilt top. We can teach you how to quilt it yourself, or feel free to use our longarm quilting services.

Make a T-shirt Quilt

If you enjoy reusing and repurposing, this is a great project where you’ll learn how to turn those t-shirts into a quilt top. And be sure to use our long arm services to do the quilting! T-shirt quilts are a great way to wrap yourself up in memories of home for those going away to college or remember a lost loved one.


Beginning Garment Sewing

Learn the basics of garment construction through fun and simple patterns. You’ll start with a simple top and then progress to pants, skirts, or a simple dress. We’ll help you with every step of the process so you gain confidence in your skills and techniques.

Intermediate Garment Sewing

Build on your clothing construction skills by sewing garments requiring more advanced skills. Learn gathering techniques, how to sew pockets, insert sleeves, and more!

Photos From Past Classes