Class Schedule

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLASSES AT STITCH:

I have available in the shop, 6 Ever Sewn machines that are available to be used free of charge if participating in a class.  You are also more than welcome to bring your own machine, if you are more comfortable using that.  All classes will specify cost for the instruction as well as note any fabric or supplies that will need to be purchased specific to the project. 

Always plan to bring along your basics like thread, scissors, pins, pincushion, marking pen, etc. Each sewing station is set up with machine, lighting, and a mini press board and iron to be shared among 2 machines, so no need to bring those items.  If you happen to forget one of the basics, there are also supplies available for purchase at the shop.

To register for classes, go to the home page here and look under New Arrivals for the most recently posted classes.  You can simply choose the class you would like to register for and checkout online. If the class you would like isn't visible, you can do a quick search using the word "class" and it should bring up all available options.

Cancellation policy: If you will be unable to attend a class (hey, life happens!), please notify me as soon as possible, but no less than 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.  If you are unable to provide notice 24 hours in advance, a gift certificate in the amount of the class will be issued to you. It is absolutely acceptable to send someone in your place as well, if you are in a pinch. What a nice little surprise for a friend!

*If you purchase supplies/fabric from Stitch for a class, please enjoy a 15% discount on those items on me!

JULY 2020

For the time being, classes will be limited to 4 participants. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR CLASSES AT THIS TIME. Thank you for understanding and helping keep everyone healthy and safe.

Prior to class sewing stations will be sanitized and there are facilities available to wash hands as often as needed.

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Quilted Soup Bowl Cozy, THURS, July 9th 6-8pm

It's the time of year to have some extra quick gifts on hand and these fit the bill perfectly! These are BEGINNER friendly and work up quickly. Make great gifts for the person who likes to microwave things in bowls and not burn their hands off or at the opposite end of the spectrum, frosty cold ice cream lovers who like to keep their mitts toasty warm.

What you need to bring/purchase prior to class:

Basic sewing supplies (scissors, pins, chalk pencil or fabric pen, thread to match--must be 100% cotton thread so it doesn't melt or catch on fire!) Stitch has 100% cotton thread by Sulky for Cotton + Steel for $9/600yd spool.

*Cost of class is $30 and includes instruction, 2 fat quarters of your choice and two 10" squares of 100% cotton batting. This will be enough for you to make 2 bowl cozies, but we will only be completing one during the class session.

Instructor: Angie Miller

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Popcorn Zipper Pouch, TUES, July 14th 6-8:30pm

I saw these cute zip pouches in an Art Gallery look book and knew that we had to have a class on them! They are the perfect project to ease into zippers. In the class, we will be constructing the large pouch, as things tend to get more difficult the smaller they get, but the mini with the keychain is super cute! I see these being great gifts for the coming year. Everyone needs little pouches to store their treasures!

You should have basic sewing skills prior, but this is a beginner level class.

What you need to bring/purchase prior to class: Fabric scissors, pin or fabric clips (clips recommended), fabric chalk, pen, or marker, thread

What is provided: 14-inch all purpose zipper, interfacing, 2 fat quarters (outside and lining), scrap for binding, instruction

*Cost of class=$30

Instructor-Angie Miller

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Swedish Advent Ornament Class, THURS, Jul 23rd 6-8:30pm

This is much more a crafty class than a sewing class. The only sewing experience you need is to be able to sew a straight line on your strips.

What you need to bring/purchase prior to class:

Fat Quarter of fabric (you should be able to get 2 ornaments from this)

Straight pins & wonder clips or similar

Rotary cutter and small mat

Thread snips

Thread (this will be visible on your project)

These items will be provided:

Foam board to pin project to for completion of weaving

Aleene's Fabric Fusion Glue

Instruction

*Cost of Class=$25

Instructor-Angie Miller

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Mr. Gnome Quilt Block, Foundation Paper Piecing TUES, July 28th 6-9pm

Mr. Gnome is a foundation paper piecing project. The finished block size is 11.5 x 7.5 inches. This project is for the experienced quilter who has not yet tried out foundation paper piecing. Mr. Gnome would be cute with some sashing added to make a wall hanging or maybe some borders and turned into a pillow cover.

Variety of larger scraps or fat quarters for the following elements-

What you need to bring:

Background, gnome hat, gnome top, trim for top, gnome pants (or boots), face, eyes, nose, beard. This comes to 9 different fabrics needed.

Your basic quilting supplies (small cutting mat, rotary cutter, thread for piecing, thread snips, small ruler.

Suggested tools: Add-a-quarter ruler--available at Stitch for purchase.

What is provided: Pattern templates printed on foundation paper, glue sticks, instruction.

Instructor: Angie Miller

*Cost $25

  AUGUST 2020

For the time being, classes will be limited to 4 participants. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR CLASSES AT THIS TIME. Thank you for understanding and helping keep everyone healthy and safe.

Prior to class sewing stations will be sanitized and there are facilities available to wash hands as often as needed.

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Scrappy Rope Bowl-Thurs, Aug 6th 5:30-8:30pm

Learn how to make a scrappy rope basket and use up all the pretty fabric scraps you weren't sure what to do with!

What you need to purchase/collect prior to class:

Approximately 1 yard (will use less than this, but always good to be prepared) worth of fabric scraps PRECUT to approx 3/4" wide. These don't have to be perfect, but having your strips cut is essential to being able to complete this project during class. The longer your strips, the less you will have to join more in with your glue stick. But the point is to use scraps, so they all may not be super long. I would refrain from strips that are less than 10-12 inches unless you like a challenging, tedious task.

Matching or coordinating thread, at least 600 yards. Pay attention to how much is on the spool you pick up. Cotton + Steel spools at Stitch have 600yds.

School glue stick.

A heavy duty needle will be provided in the machine, but if you would like to make more at home, you will need these as well. Sometimes say "denim" or "jean". Any size from 14 to 18 will work.

*Cost of class $28 which includes instruction and the cotton clothesline rope to construct a bowl with a base of 7" across.

Instructor: Angie Miller

 

Beginner Floral Embroidery-Tues, Aug 11th 6-8:30pm

Stitch will be kitting up this tiny floral embroidery project and you will jump right in learning as we go! Don't fret if this is your first go and the project doesn't turn out pristine, it's all part of the learning process. It's so satisfying to look back at your first try at something after you start to hone your skills and see how far you've come.

What you need to bring to class: Embroidery scissors, needle threader (optional, but I find a lot of people end up wanting one)

*Cost of class=$25.00 and includes 3" wooden hoop, 5" square of white muslin with pattern transferred and ready to stitch, embroidery needle, lengths of DMC embroidery floss in 6 colors.

Instructor: Angie Miller

 

Back to School Skirt-Thurs, Aug 20th 6-8:30pm

A few of you have been asking about doing a simple skirt. I found this tutorial on Pinterest that looks like just the ticket for a fast, simple skirt. If you end up liking it, you could whip out an entire wardrobe's worth pretty quickly. This tutorial can be modified based on height and waist measurements, so can be for big, small, short, and tall!

What you need to bring/purchase prior to class:

One yard of 55-60 inch wide fabric that’s soft and drapey. This could be a jersey knit, rayon, or a variety of fabrics. You want some stretch and for it to be comfy. Stitch carries a few knits, but you will likely want to do some browsing and bring this with you.

You will also want to wash and dry your fabric per the instructions. It is important when constructing garments to launder your fabric the same way which you will normally launder it to prevent shrinking after construction.

Elastic (1 to 1.5 inches wide) an inch shorter than your waist measurement. Most prepackaged elastic is 3 yards, so that will definitely be sufficient for a couple skirts or more.

Thread to match.

Basic sewing supplies (shears, rotary cutter if you prefer, pins, marking pencil or chalk)

Cost of class=$25 which includes instruction to complete project.

Instructor: Angie Miller

 

Self Binding Baby Blanket, Tues, Aug 25th 6-8pm

Stitch finally got some deliciously soft and scrumptious minky cuddle fabric in house and now I want to do this class so that you can make amazing handmade baby gifts for everyone! Ok, maybe just those people that have babies, but seriously, can someone make me a giant-sized one?

This class is appropriate for beginners with minimal sewing knowledge.

What you will need to bring/purchase prior to class:

  • 1.5 yards (for a 45” piece) Shannon Minky Cuddle (Stitch has 3 color choices in stock at this time)
  • 1 yard cotton quilting fabric or double gauze if you are going gaga for baby blankets!
  • 12.5” Square Clear Ruler-so I have one that we can share and will also have these available for sale if you decide these are going to be your go-to gift for bambino season.
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Marking Pen
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter

Cost of class=$20 and includes instruction and use of ruler to square corners.

Instructor: Angie Miller