What is Intermediate anyway?

Like many sewing establishments, we list our classes by skill level. But how do you define skill in this wide world of sewing? I have been sewing for 15 years and am probably a solid intermediate sewist with guts. Here are my thoughts, on what it takes to fall into one of these categories, and … Continued

Kids that Sew: The Next Level

Here is a post from Shelly about a few of her new upcoming kids sewing classes. These classes are designed to  get kids ages 8-18 sewing and they usually complete at least a couple projects in a two or three week class. We have moved most of our regular school year classes to the weekends … Continued

Sally’s Wish List

By Sally Hess! 1. Bernina 440QE As far as material THINGS go, I am pretty well covered. I have a family of wonderful women who also sew and who totally appreciate good tools. There really is nothing finer than sewing on a great machine (I have the Bernina 440QE and love it more than anything!) … Continued

Book Signing with Elizabeth Hartman

Come join us Saturday November 13th from 4-6pm and meet the lovely Elizabeth Hartman, author of The Practical Guide to Patchwork and the blog-genius over at oh, fransson! She has been busy on the virtual world with a blog tour for the last few weeks, and will be making an in-person appearance here in just … Continued

Mad Men style, made by you!

The first Mad Men class is wrapping up tonight and the dresses are adorable! Tonight’s session had students installing invisible zippers, hemming, and putting finishing touches on their garments. If you missed this class the first time around and are interested in taking it, you can sign up for the November session by clicking here.