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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January 20 & 27, 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.
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January 24 & 31, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Tuesdays)
Beginning Sewing 102– Pant
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

February 1 & 8, 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: $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.
Thread

February 2 & 9, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
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

February 3 & 10, 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.
Thread

February 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: $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.
Thread

February 15, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesday)
Needle Felting 101 – Sculpt a creature
Learn how to form wool into 3-D shapes, layer on colors and make a very realistic felt miniature creation. Using your choice of WoolPets Kit, and a foam pad you can sculpt a sweet creature of your very own! No experience needed.
One 2 ½ - hour session. Fee: $30
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

WoolPets Kit (marked easy)
Foam pad
Optional: Felting needle pen tool, extra felting needles, extra roving/wool

February 16 & 23, 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 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: $60
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

February 17, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (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

February 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: $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

February 22 & March 1, 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: $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.
Thread

February 24 & March 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Fridays)
NEW! Weaving 101

This old-world craft has recently been revived with wonderfully contemporary touches. Join us for a two-part class on the basics of weaving and construct your own beautiful woven tapestry! Learn how to warp a simple wooden loom, how to add fringe, create a variety of textures and other fun techniques to create a work of art for your wall.
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $70 (price includes yarns and fibers, however you will need the other items on the list*)
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):
Dimensions 12"x16" Weaving Loom
Warp String (Alternatives: hemp, cotton or thin jute twine)
Weaving Comb & Yarn Needles
Small pair of scissors
*A variety of fibers and yarns will be provided, but feel free to bring your own scrap yarn to play with as well!

March 2 & 9, 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: $60
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

March 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: $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.
Thread

March 8 & 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
NEW! Knitting 201 – Cabled Finger-less Gloves

Learn how to create beautiful twisted cables while mastering the magic loop technique with these lovely finger-less gloves. Over the two-part class you will also learn how to make a gusset that perfectly fits your hand, a neat opening to accommodate your thumb and how to a produce wonderfully stretchy cast-on and bind-off.
Class requirements: Taken Knitting 101 & 102 or are an Intermediate Knitter
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $60
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Size 8 – 36” circular needles
1 skein of Cascade 220 or similar worsted weight yarn
Cable Needle (the hook shaped is best for beginners)
Stitch markers
Darning needle

March 10, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (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

March 16, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursday)
Needle Felting 101 – Sculpt a creature
Learn how to form wool into 3-D shapes, layer on colors and make a very realistic felt miniature creation. Using your choice of WoolPets Kit, and a foam pad you can sculpt a sweet creature of your very own! No experience needed.
One 2 ½ - hour session. Fee: $30
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

WoolPets Kit (marked easy)
Foam pad
Optional: Felting needle pen tool, extra felting needles, extra roving/wool

March 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: $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

March 22 & 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
NEW! Knitting 301 – Intro to Socks

Join us for this two-part class and learn the basics of toe-up socks, magic loop and a wonderfully stretchy bind-off all while creating a cozy slipper/sock in worsted weight yarn. Using a seamless toe technique and two-at-a-time construction, helping to prevent "single sock syndrome," you can have a beautiful pair of socks in no time!
Class requirements: Taken Knitting 101 & 102 or are an Intermediate Knitter
Two 2 ½ - hour sessions. Fee: $60
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches):

Size 5 – 48” circular needles
2 skeins of Cascade 220 or similar worsted weight yarn
Locking stitch markers
Darning needle

March 23 & 30, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
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 needl

March 24 & 31, 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.
Thread