Events and Classes

We require pre-registration for all of our classes.  To register; you can stop by the store or give us a call at 206-709--0707 with your credit card information. Classes fill up fast and are first come, first serve.  Fourteen days notice is required to reschedule or cancel any class for a refund.

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September--October

September 15 & 22, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
Beginning Sewing 102– Pants
Learn the basic skills you need in order to begin sewing from patterns. In this class you’ll learn how to read a pattern, cut it out, piece a garment and make hem and waistband. All while creating a fun pair of casual cotton pants or pajama bottoms! This is a beginning class for people with little prior sewing experience. If you have never used a sewing machine, we recommend taking the Beginning Sewing – Bag or Apron class first.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $60
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
Safety Pin
2" X 18" Ruler
Tape Measure
Chalk or Fabric Pen
New Look pattern 6005, 6013, 6233, 6273, 6292, 6271, 6321, 6330, 6402, 6403, 6404, 6710, 6764, 6777, 6816, 6838, or 6859.
Amount of cotton or cotton blend fabric called for on the pattern for the size pants you wish to make (pre-washed before the class).
1 package elastic (width called for on pattern)
Thread

September 16, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Friday)
Beginning Sewing 102 – Pillow

Make a decorative pillow for your home in one session. Learn how make piping and put in a zipper. Pillows in stores can cost a fortune and it can be hard to find what you want. Now you can make your own. Like all of our sewing classes, there is a maximum of 4 students, so you will get lots of teacher attention. This is beginner class for people who have taken the bag or apron class and have completed at least one project on their own (or have similar sewing experience).
One 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $35
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Tape measure
Chalk or Fabric Pen
16” Pillow Form
2yds piping cording (1/2in or thinner)
20” regular dress zipper
Fabric - 1 yard total of NON-STRECH fabric (5/8yd for pillow and 3/8yd for piping)
Thread

September 23 & 30, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Fridays)
Beginning Sewing 101 – Bag

The Bag Class offers beginning sewers a chance to get acquainted with basic fabric cutting and measuring skills, basic machine use, stitching, hemming and seam finishing among other techniques. In the class you’ll make a cool shopping bag with a pocket and handles from 1 yard of medium to heavy weight fabric. This is a beginning class for people with no prior sewing experience.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $60
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
1 yard of 45” wide or ¾ yard of 60” wide Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas) for bag body.
1/3 yard 60” wide Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas) for the bag handles.

September 27 & October 4, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesdays)
Beginning Knitting 101 – Basic Dishcloth
Learn the basics of knitting while making a simple dishcloth! Class will cover beginning pattern reading, how to cast-on, basic stitches (knit and purl), binding off and simple finishing. This class will create a strong foundation to build upon for future knitting projects.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $60
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Size 8 straight knitting needles
1 skein of Cascade Luna (100% cotton)
Darning needle

September 29 & October 6, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
Beginning Sewing 101 – Bag

The Bag Class offers beginning sewers a chance to get acquainted with basic fabric cutting and measuring skills, basic machine use, stitching, hemming and seam finishing among other techniques. In the class you’ll make a cool shopping bag with a pocket and handles from 1 yard of medium to heavy weight fabric. This is a beginning class for people with no prior sewing experience.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $60
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
1 yard of 45” wide or ¾ yard of 60” wide Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas) for bag body.
1/3 yard 60” wide Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas) for the bag handles.

October 7, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Friday)
Beginning Sewing 102 – Pillow

Make a decorative pillow for your home in one session. Learn how make piping and put in a zipper. Pillows in stores can cost a fortune and it can be hard to find what you want. Now you can make your own. Like all of our sewing classes, there is a maximum of 4 students, so you will get lots of teacher attention. This is beginner class for people who have taken the bag or apron class and have completed at least one project on their own (or have similar sewing experience).
One 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $35
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Tape measure
Chalk or Fabric Pen
16” Pillow Form
2yds piping cording (1/2in or thinner)
20” regular dress zipper
Fabric - 1 yard total of NON-STRECH fabric (5/8yd for pillow and 3/8yd for piping)
Thread