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Please note you must register for classes prior to the date of the class.


Sewing Classes

Basic Machine Sewing 1

Two hour class to introduce you to a sewing machine. Learn how the machine works, how to use different stitches, how to sew a button hole, and how to put in a basic machine hem. $30

Materials:
Clear quilting ruler 2X18inches
Thin sewing pins (no large round heads)
Disappearing ink pen
- OR -
Either of our basic sewing kits

Sewing Class Materials (Instore Pickup)


Seams (Basic Machine Sewing 2)

This 2 hour class is for beginner sewers, who already have a basic understanding of how the sewing machine works. In this class we will focus on seams. You will learn how to do several different kinds of seams as well as how to create curved seams. By the end of this class you will have enough basic sewing knowledge to start working on projects. $30

Materials:
Clear quilting ruler 2X18inches
Thin sewing pins (no large round heads)
Disappearing ink pen
- OR -
Either of our basic sewing kits

Sewing Class Materials (Instore Pickup)


Basic Hand Sewing

Two hour class to introduce you to hand sewing. In this class you will learn several different stitches, how to sew on a button, and how to put in a hand hem. $30

Materials:
Hand Sewing Needles (Sharps)
- OR -
Either of our basic sewing kits

Hand Sewing Class Materials (Instore Pickup)


Throw Pillow Cover class:

In this 3.5 hour class you will learn how to make covers for square pillows. We will go over how the original pattern was made and then construct the actual pillow covers. We recommend you take our basic sewing class before this class, if you have not sewn before. All students are required to supply their own materials. If you fail to bring your materials to class you will only be able to observe the class. We do not sell the materials you need.$45
Materials:
• 1 yard of 60 inch wide upholstery weight fabric
or 1 1/3 yards of 42 inch wide upholstery weight fabric
(you may need more fabric for matching patterns)
• One spool of thread to match your fabric
• 2 square 18 in X 18 in square pillow fills
• Two buttons about 1 in (for the back of the cover)


Skirt Class:

Wouldn’t you love to update your skirt collection? Sign up now for our skirt class. Learn how to make a perfect A-line skirt. In this class we will walk you through the process of making your skirt. You will learn how to put in an invisible zipper, how to hem your skirt, how to line your skirt, and how to put on the waist band. This class is taught in two, three hour sessions. $75

If you fail to bring your materials to class you will only be able to observe the class. We do not sell the materials you need.

Materials:
I recommend quilters weight cotton for both the skirt and lining fabrics.
Skirt fabric – 2 yards
Lining fabric- 2 yards
9” invisible zipper- 1
Thread to match you skirt fabric- 1 spool
If lining color is different you will also need thread to match your lining fabric.


Skirt Pattern Class

This class is made up of four, three hour sessions. In this class you will learn how to make a basic skirt pattern and then how to manipulate it into several different styles. This class requires you to have a solid basic sewing background. If you have never successfully made a fitted skirt before you may not want to take this class yet.

All pattern making materials are included and will be provided.

When you finish this class you will have a pattern that fits you and the skills to change this pattern into several other patterns. Get ready to update your spring skirt collection. $150

Knitting Classes

Learn to knit

This class starts at the very beginning. You will learn the basics of yarn and needles as well as how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off (everything you need to get started). You will also learn how to create a few different stitch patterns using knit and purl stitches. The class is made up of 3 sessions. Each session is 1.5 hours long. This class is limited to 6 students, so don’t wait to sign up. $45

Materials:

  • Needles: US size 7, 8, or 9 - We sell Denise knitting needles (made in Waynesboro). These needles are $12.00.
  • Yarn: worsted weight, sold colored, light colored, smooth yarn
Learn to Knit Class Materials (Instore Pickup)


Intro to lace knitting

Have you knitted a million plain scarves and want to make your work a little more interesting? This class will introduce you to lace knitting. You will learn the basic stitches used in lace and get started on a lace scarf. Don’t let the word lace scare you, this pattern is made from worsted weight yarn and is knitted on size 8 needles. The class is 2.5 hours long. Class limited to 6 students. $30

Skills needed:
You need to already know how to cast on, cast off, knit, and purl.

Materials:

  • Pattern $5
  • One skein Flock Bransonas 60% wool, 40% silk yarn $25
  • Size 8 needles - We sell Denise size 8 needles (made in Waynesboro) for $12.00, if you do not have a size 8 already.
Learn to Knit Class Materials (Instore Pickup)


Intro to Cables

This class is set up much like our learn to knit class. Over the three sessions you will complete several swatches demonstrating how to do different cables and at the end you will be able to cast on a project using one of patterns you have swatched or by creating your own. We will also cover how to read cable patterns as well as cable charts. $45

Skills needed:
You need to already know how to cast on, cast off, knit, and purl.

Materials:

  • Needles: US size 7, 8, or 9
  • Yarn: worsted weight (light solid colored yarns are the easiest to work with)
  • Cable Needle
Learn to Knit Class Materials (Instore Pickup)


Knitting in the Round (Part one: Hat)

In this two session class you will learn how to knit in the round on both circular and double pointed needles. In these two classes I will walk you through how to knit a hat. $45

Skills needed:
You need to already know how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Materials:

  • Pattern $6.50
  • One skein Flock Bransonas 60% wool, 40% silk yarn $25 (Please note that if you take both parts of this class you only need 1 skein total, both the hat and the fingerless mittens can be worked from one skein)
  • Size 7, 16” circular knitting needles (We sell Denise knitting needles which are made here in Waynesboro)
  • Size 5, Double pointed knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
Hat Class Materials (Instore Pickup)


Knitting in the Round (Part two: Fingerless Mittens)

In this two session class you will be knitting in the round on double pointed needles. In these two classes I will walk you through how to knit fingerless mittens.$45

Skills needed:
You need to already know how to cast on, knit, and purl.

Materials:

  • Pattern $6.50
  • One skein Flock Bransonas 60% wool, 40% silk yarn $25 (Please note that if you take both parts of this class you only need 1 skein total, both the hat and the fingerless mittens can be worked from one skein)
  • Size 5, Double pointed knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
Hat Class Materials (Instore Pickup)

Private Sewing/Knitting Lesson:

Have a one on one sewing/knitting lesson. You choice the project. Each project must be preapproved, there may be restrictions on some projects.
$35/hour

More classes will be offered at a later date.
If you are interested in a class offered on a specific topic please let us know.