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Introductory Classes

From sewing to skill building, our introductory classes offer a starting point for everyone's creative journey in sewing. Expand your skills to expand your potential.

Getting Started in Sewing

The first step in sewing for many is learning how to use your machine!

Intro to Sewing

Intro to Sewing

If you have been wanting to learn the basics about using a sewing machine, this class is for you.

3 hours

Intro to Sewing 2.0

Intro to Sewing 2.0

Once you've learned the basics of operating your sewing machine, this tote project is perfect for practicing your new skills.

3 hours

Intro to Machine Embroidery

Intro to Machine Embroidery

Learn hooping techniques, how to pick the best stabilizer, threads, and the basics of machine embroidery.

3 hours

Intro to Sergers

Intro to Sergers

Learn how to thread your serger, set tensions, and create a 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, rolled hem and more!

3 hours

Intro to Longarm Quilting

Intro to Longarm Quilting

Learn how to load a quilt onto a longarm frame, basic machine operation, and technique practice.

3 hours

Getting Started in Garment Sewing

New to Garment Sewing? Start with the basics then check out our other Garment classes.

Intro to Garment Sewing, Part 1: The Basics

Intro to Garment Sewing, Part 1: The Basics

Learn the basics of garment sewing from taking size measurements, garment sewing tools and materials to give you the basic skills to sew garments.

3 hours

Intro to Garment Sewing Part 3: Sewing with Knits

Intro to Garment Sewing, Part 2: Reading Patterns

Get into the details of reading garment sewing patterns through learning different pattern styles, pattern markings, and how to transfer them onto your fabric.

3 hours

Intro to Garment Sewing Part 3: Sewing with Knits

Intro to Garment Sewing, Part 3: Sewing with Knits

Continue growing your garment sewing experience through learning tips and tricks on how to sew with knit fabric on a sewing machine.

3 hours

Getting Started in Quilting

Quilting covers a wide range of practices. Start here with the basics then check out our other Quilting classes.

Intro to Quilting, Part 1: Piecing

Intro to Quilting, Part 1: Piecing

As part of a three-class series, learn the essentials of quilting from fabric selection, rotary cutting, and piecing.

3 hours

Intro to Quilting, Part 2: Quilting

Intro to Quilting, Part 2: Quilting

In Part 2 of the Intro to Quilting series, learn the quilting aspect of quilting - attaching the quilt top to batting and backing.

3 hours

Intro to Quilting, Part 3: Binding

Intro to Quilting, Part 3: Binding

In Part 3, learn how to add a quilt binding to hide the raw edges and lock everything together as the final step in finishing a quilt.

3 hours

Intro to Free Motion Quilting

Intro to Free Motion Quilting

Learn how to free-motion quilt designs and patterns using techniques on a home sewing machine.

3 hours

Intro to Hand Quilting

Intro to Hand Quilting

Hand Quilting is a special way to quilt to add a unique look and texture to quilts both large and small.

3 hours

 

Getting Started in Fiber Arts

The Art of Sewing includes a wide range of techniques that includes detailed and fine hand work.

Intro to Hand Embroidery

Intro to Hand Embroidery

Learn five basic embroidery stitches, supplies, transfer methods, finishing methods and more.

3 hours

Intro to Hand Sashiko

Intro to Hand Sashiko

Sashiko is a form of Japanese needlework of simple geometric patterns using with a decorative running stitch technique.

3 hours

Intro to Needle Punch

Intro to Needle Punch

Needle Punch embroidery is a form of hand embroidery dating back hundreds of years but gaining a new audience in the handwork community!

3 hours

Intro to Fabric Collage

Intro to Fabric Collage

Create an an 8" fabric collage block for use in a quilt, bag, or pillow panel later. With so many options, this class can be taken again and again!

3 hours

Intro to Foundation Paper Piecing

Intro to Foundation Paper Piecing

Foundation Paper piecing offers precise points and angles and intricate designs which are sewn using a sewing machine.

3 hours

Intro to English Paper Piecing

Intro to English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing enables you to take quilting on the go! This handwork technique to piecing enables precise points and angles in piecing.

3 hours