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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August

August 3 & 10, 2:15pm - 4:45pm (Sundays)
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

August 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

August 17 & 24, 2:15pm - 4:45pm (Sundays)
Beginning Sewing 101– Apron

Who couldn’t use an apron? Learn the basic skills you need to begin sewing from patterns and using a sewing machine; all while creating a functional and stylish apron!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
Safety Pin
2" X 18" Ruler
Chalk or Fabric Pen
Kwik Sew pattern 2311 (view D)
Amount of fabric called for on the pattern for the apron you wish to make (pre-washed before the class). Suggested fabrics: medium to heavy weight woven fabric.
Thread

August 18 & 25, 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

August 21 & 28, 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

August 23 & 30, 11:3am - 2:00pm (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