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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Stitches Anniversary Sale
20% off EVERYTHING in the store!

May 2, 3 & 4, 11:00am - 7:00pm (Saturday - Monday)
We only do this once a year, come in and celebrate our 11th year. As a thank you to all the wonderful customers who have supported us through the years, we will have 20% off everything in stock, even clearance items (does not include special orders, gift certificates or classes). Mark your calendar and tell your friends.

April--May--June

April 20 & 27 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

April 21 & 28, 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

April 22 & 29, 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
10 - 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 stabilizer
Optional: needle threading tool, storage box and bobbins for floss and supplies

May 5, 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

May 6 & 13, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
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, 6321, 6685, 6710, 6764, 6777, 6816, 6859 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

May 7 & 14, 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: $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

May 11 & 18, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Mondays)
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 as well as decreasing to make a simple but fun hat.
Class requirements: must know how to cast-on, knit and purl.
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

May 12 & 19, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesdays)
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

May 20 & 27, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
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

May 21 & 28, 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: $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, 6321, 6685, 6710, 6764, 6777, 6816, 6859 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

June 1 & 8, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Mondays)
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
10 - 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 stabilizer
Optional: needle threading tool, storage box and bobbins for floss and supplies

June 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

June 3 & 10, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
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, 6321, 6685, 6710, 6764, 6777, 6816, 6859 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

June 4 & 11, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
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

June 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

June 17 & 24, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
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

June 18 & 25, 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: $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

June 22 & 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Mondays)
Hand Quilting 101- Coaster

Is your life too fast paced and filled with too much screen time? Looking to slow down, get away from technology and appreciate the feel of thread and fabric in your hands? Learn how to quilt--how it was done before the invention of sewing machines! Create small, sweet hexagons stitched together to become practical coasters for your coffee table. All the skills learned in this two session class can be applied to future projects to create larger objects such as place-mats, decorative pillows and even heirloom quilts.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $50
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
A variety of cotton fabrics, quilting weight (a fat quarter bundle works well)
1 package of coordinating double fold bias tape
Minimum ¼ yard or package of low loft batting
Cotton thread, 1 or 2 coordinating colors
Size 10 sewing needles
Straight pins
1 package of 1 inch hexagon paper pieces
Beeswax or Thread Heaven (thread conditioner)
Chalk or water-soluble pen
Optional, but not required:
Wire needle threader
Thimble, fitting your middle or ring finger"
Pin cushion for straight pins
Storage box for all your supplies (a pencil or shoe box works well)
Book: Quilting on the Go by Jessica Alexandrakis

June 23 & 30, 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, 6321, 6685, 6710, 6764, 6777, 6816, 6859 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