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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October--November--December

October 1 & 8, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
Hand Embroidery 101

Embroidery has come a long way since your grandma’s samplers. Explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework in this two-session course. You will learn traditional stitches and new ideas for applying these techniques to modern designs. Suitable for those new to hand embroidery and those who want to brush up on their skills, you will embellish a tote bag, apron or cut of fabric of your choosing using a variety of different stitches.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (available at Stitches):

Cotton DMC floss (3 colors minimum- no metallic/sparky floss)
Package of embroidery needles
8-12 inch embroidery hoop
Small pair of scissors
Water soluble fabric pen
Canvas tote bag, apron or half-yard of cotton solid color fabric
Half-yard cut or package of tear-away stabilizer
Optional: needle threading tool, storage box and bobbins for floss and supplies

October 2 & 9, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
Knitting 102 – Simple Hat

This class expands on the skills learned in Knitting 101, furthering your pattern reading skills, learning how to knit in the round on circular needles and decreasing to make a simple but fun hat.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Size 9 – 16” circular needles
Size 9 double pointed needles
1 skein of Cascade 220 or similar worsted weight yarn
Stitch markers
Darning needle

October 7 & 14, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesdays)
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: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
3/4 yard 54-60" Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
1/4 yard 54-60" Contrasting Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
(if you want to use just one fabric, purchase 1 yard)
Thread

October 16 & 23, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
Hand Embroidery 101

Embroidery has come a long way since your grandma’s samplers. Explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework in this two-session course. You will learn traditional stitches and new ideas for applying these techniques to modern designs. Suitable for those new to hand embroidery and those who want to brush up on their skills, you will embellish a tote bag, apron or cut of fabric of your choosing using a variety of different stitches.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (available at Stitches):

Cotton DMC floss (3 colors minimum- no metallic/sparky floss)
Package of embroidery needles
8-12 inch embroidery hoop
Small pair of scissors
Water soluble fabric pen
Canvas tote bag, apron or half-yard of cotton solid color fabric
Half-yard cut or package of tear-away stabilizer
Optional: needle threading tool, storage box and bobbins for floss and supplies

October 18 & 25, 11:30am - 2:00pm (Saturdays)
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: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
3/4 yard 54-60" Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
1/4 yard 54-60" Contrasting Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
(if you want to use just one fabric, purchase 1 yard)
Thread

October 20 & 27, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Mondays)
Intermediate Sewing 202 – Knits

If you have skills to sew with patterns using woven fabrics, and wish to learn how to work with knits, this will be a great class for you. For the class you can choose to make a pair of panties, boxer briefs, leggings, or yoga pants. You have several pattern options to choose from, including men’s and plus size options. This is an intermediate class for people who have taken our intermediate skirt class or have recent equivalent sewing experience.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
2" X 18" Ruler
Tape Measure
Chalk or Fabric Pen
Twin sewing machine needle
Kwik Sew pattern 2908, 3301, 3298, 2930, 2881, 3029, 3115, or 2797
Amount of knit fabric called for on pattern + 3/8 yard extra for sewing samples (lycra blend fabric recommended, but non-lycra blends are acceptable)
1 package elastic (width called for on pattern)
Thread

October 21 & 28, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesdays)
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: $50
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, 6012, 6160, 6321, 6685, 6765, 6710, 6777, 6816, 6858 or Kwik Sew 2929, 3148, 3588 (your choice).
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

October 29 & November 5, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
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: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

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

November 1, 11:30am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
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: $25
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 thicker)
20” regular dress zipper
Fabric - 1 yard total of NON-STRECH fabric (5/8yd for pillow and 3/8yd for piping)
Thread

November 3 & 10, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Mondays)
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: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
3/4 yard 54-60" Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
1/4 yard 54-60" Contrasting Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
(if you want to use just one fabric, purchase 1 yard)
Thread

November 4 & 11, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesdays)
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: $50
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, 6012, 6160, 6321, 6685, 6765, 6710, 6777, 6816, 6858 or Kwik Sew 2929, 3148, 3588 (your choice).
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

November 8 & 15, 11:30am - 2:00pm (Saturdays)
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: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
3/4 yard 54-60" Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
1/4 yard 54-60" Contrasting Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
(if you want to use just one fabric, purchase 1 yard)
Thread

November 8 & 15, 3:00pm - 5:30pm (Saturdays)
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: $50
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, 6012, 6160, 6321, 6685, 6765, 6710, 6777, 6816, 6858 or Kwik Sew 2929, 3148, 3588 (your choice).
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

November 12 & 19, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
Knitting 102 – Simple Hat

This class expands on the skills learned in Knitting 101, furthering your pattern reading skills, learning how to knit in the round on circular needles and decreasing to make a simple but fun hat.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Size 9 – 16” circular needles
Size 9 double pointed needles
1 skein of Cascade 220 or similar worsted weight yarn
Stitch markers
Darning needle

November 18, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesday)
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: $25
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 thicker)
20” regular dress zipper
Fabric - 1 yard total of NON-STRECH fabric (5/8yd for pillow and 3/8yd for piping)
Thread

December 2 & 9, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesdays)
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: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
3/4 yard 54-60" Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
1/4 yard 54-60" Contrasting Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
(if you want to use just one fabric, purchase 1 yard)
Thread

December 6 & 13, 11:30am - 2:00pm (Saturdays)
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: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
12" to 24" ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
3/4 yard 54-60" Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
1/4 yard 54-60" Contrasting Heavy Weight Cotton (Home Dec weight or canvas)
(if you want to use just one fabric, purchase 1 yard)
Thread

December 6 & 13, 3:00pm - 5:30pm (Saturdays)
Intermediate Sewing 201 – Skirt

Hone the skills you need to sew from patterns. In this class use a pattern to cut it out and piece a garment, make darts, put in a zipper and make a hem and waistband. All while creating a fun and sassy skirt. This is an intermediate class for people who have taken the beginning sewing class or have equivalent sewing experience.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Scissors
Pins
Seam Ripper
2" X 18" Ruler
Fabric Pen or Chalk
Tape Measure
Hand Sewing Needle
New Look Pattern 6056, 6053, 6843 or Kwik Sew 6468.
Amount of cotton, cotton blend, linen, or lightweight wool woven fabric called for on the pattern for the size and style skirt you wish to make (pre-washed before the class).
1-1/8 yards lightweight fusible interfacing if called for on pattern back.
Slide hook & eye
7" zipper
Thread

December 8 & 15, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Mondays)
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: $50
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, 6012, 6160, 6321, 6685, 6765, 6710, 6777, 6816, 6858 or Kwik Sew 2929, 3148, 3588 (your choice).
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

December 10 & 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
Hand Embroidery 101

Embroidery has come a long way since your grandma’s samplers. Explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework in this two-session course. You will learn traditional stitches and new ideas for applying these techniques to modern designs. Suitable for those new to hand embroidery and those who want to brush up on their skills, you will embellish a tote bag, apron or cut of fabric of your choosing using a variety of different stitches.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (available at Stitches):

Cotton DMC floss (3 colors minimum- no metallic/sparky floss)
Package of embroidery needles
8-12 inch embroidery hoop
Small pair of scissors
Water soluble fabric pen
Canvas tote bag, apron or half-yard of cotton solid color fabric
Half-yard cut or package of tear-away stabilizer
Optional: needle threading tool, storage box and bobbins for floss and supplies

December 16, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesday)
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: $25
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 thicker)
20” regular dress zipper
Fabric - 1 yard total of NON-STRECH fabric (5/8yd for pillow and 3/8yd for piping)
Thread

December 20, 11:30am - 2:00pm (Saturday)  
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: $25
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 thicker)
20” regular dress zipper
Fabric - 1 yard total of NON-STRECH fabric (5/8yd for pillow and 3/8yd for piping)
Thread