December at Stitch

Whew! – what a whirlwind December has been !  We’ve had so much fun teaching our students many new skills! Birthday parties, Girl Scout troups & lots of fun classes for kids have really kept us busy! We have made a few changes to accomodate larger classes and have added an area for parents to relax while their kids learn,too!

Sewing Bootcamp- our most popular class for new seamsters is offered monthly on Saturday mornings.  This is a 3- week series for beginners – or to refresh your sewing skills.  Learn Sewing machine basics, make a pillow and a pair of PJ pants! This is a great class for kids to learn about their new machines! Saturdays, 10-noon. Ages 8 & up

Fashion Series for Girls is an ongoing fashion sewing class where students sketch, sew & chat fashion!  Last month they made circle skirts. This month we had a “jacket challenge”  Students all made a simple design jacket using sweatshirt fleece, then they added extras to make it their personal style! Thursdays, 6:30-8:15pm Ages 10-13

Sewing for Kids is an after school sewing session, where kids learn sewing skills and make all kinds of fun stuff!  Bags, apparel, stuffies, pillows and more!  They are encouraged to bring their own machine to get to know it as they learn new techniques. Last month they made Fashion applique totes that were quilted with a bow applique, corduroy skater skirts, plushies & pillows!  Fridays, 3:45-5:45. Ages 8-10.

Crafty Ninjas are fun classes for the younger crowd! Make a fun socktapus or fabric snake. Ages 5 & up, check the calendar for dates.

Gift Certificates are great gift ideas – give an experience – the gift of learning!

Here are a few photos of what we’ve been up to!  Love these kids! xox

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Fashion Series for Girls

We’re so excited to start this new series for girls ages 10-13!  We’ll be sketching fashions, talking fashion and sewing fashion!

Learn how to sketch fashions using croques, color and inspiration. Our first sewing project will be a lace & taffeta circle skirt for the holidays!  Fancy with a cute sweater or street smart with a denim jacket and boots!

Starts October 30th, 6:30-8:15 on Thursday for 4 weeks  $160 (not including supplies) Calll to register! 216-220-4808     **Since Oct 30 may be Trick or Treating for some communities-we will add an alternate start date of Sunday, Nov 2 1:00-2:30.

 

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Halloween Party for kids!!

Get your costumes ready and party with us!!  We’ll be sewing in our costumes – that’ll be fun!  Make a Candy Corn plushie and enjoy the party with other stitchy friends!  We’ll have pizza & snacks, too!

Saturday, October 25, noon-2:30   register by Oct 21, call us at 216-220-4808

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Beginner Sewing Bootcamp

Learn sewing basics and make some fun projects, too!  This is a 4 week program which will get you well on your way into the fabulous world of sewing!  Whether you want to sew accessories, fashion or home dec – this will get you started.

Saturdays, November 1-22, 10am-noon.  $160 includes your supplies to make a totebag, pillow with applique and a pair of lounge pants!  We know you can do it!  (kids 8&up and adults) Call to register, 216-220-4808

 

 

 


We’re bringing Sewing back!

AFTER SCHOOL LESSONS FOR KIDS  will start up again on October 3.  Classes will be Fridays, 3:45-4:45. Cost is $40 per week, (includes all supplies)  payable monthly before the first lesson.  Payment holds a seat in the class. Machines are provided, however if your child has one, it’s a good idea to bring it along so they become more familiar with it.  Registration closes on Sept 19, class size is limited so we can give individual attention.

We’ll be working on all kinds of fun stuff this year!  Kids will be sewing projects geared to their skill level.  We do suggest they take a beginner lesson before starting in a group setting – they’ll feel more confident if they do-and that makes for a better experience!

SUMMER CAMPS were sold out this year – and were tons of fun for the kids – and us, too!  We’re planning HOLIDAY CAMPS, too!!  Call if you’re interested and get added to the wait list so you’re not left out!

We’ll be offering beginner KNITTING AND CROCHET classes again this year, too!  For kids & adults. Cowls, daisy chains & cute animal caps are among the beginner projects.

SUNDAY HOURS will be starting September 21.  We’ll be open 12-4pm !!

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY is scheduled for OCT 25 – we’ll be sewing in our costumes and making a plushie candy corn pillow!  We’ve also scheduled another OWLIE workshop,which is always fun! We have lots of Halloween colors chosen so these Owlies will be ready for trick or treating!

Check the Class Calendar for additional classes, and as always-private lessons can be scheduled to fit your busy day!

Follow us on Instagram for the latest!!  And stop in to see whats new! (fabrics, patterns & notions)

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End of Summer Sewing Camp

We’ve just added another Sewing Camp to our schedule!

3-day End of Summer Sewing Camp, August 7-9, 10am-2pm.  Lots of fun packed into 3 days!!  You’ll be making a cute sundress, fabric necklace and more as time allows!

Call the store to register, 216-220-4808.

 

Fashion Sewing Camp, June

Fashion Sewing Camp, June 2014

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Summertime is in full swing!

Yay!  It’s finally here…summer!    Our sewing camps are in full swing, too!  Our first camp, Fashion Sewing was a riot! The girls made fashionable sun dresses, headbands, fabric necklaces & more!  They all enjoyed learning new skills and making dresses to show off!

Fashion Sewing Camp, June

Fashion Sewing Camp, June

Fashion Design Camp is starting this week, where students will sketch, create mood boards, collages & learn all about being a Fashion Designer.

Then we have Plushie Camp followed by Sleepover Camp and Bags! Camp & more Crafty Ninjas for the younger kids & their moms!!

What a fun summer of sewing we have planned for you!!  After Sewing Camps, kids can take all kinds of fun classes that we have planned…maxi skirts, pillowcases, pencil cases, stuffed turtles & more!

We also have Open Studio hours, where they can come in and work on their own, repeating projects that they learned in camp.

Check the calendar for more classes & Open Studio hours…

After school Sewing Lessons will start in October – call early to register!!

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What a year – and it’s only March!

 

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Wow! It’s been a whirlwind of a year for us already!

We’ve been so busy remodeling the shop. You’re going to love it… We’ll be officially unveiling it next week during our monthly Sewing Happy Hour on April 4th from 6-9pm (we’ll be kicking off early for some extra fun and a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate)!

Camps have been added to our calendar along with a few other great classes in April! This summer, the kids will be doing some fun things in our Sewing Camp, Fashion Design Camp, Crafty Ninjas Camp, and Sleepover Camp! Check out our June and July calendar for more details and pics!


Learn to Sew in 2014

Is sewing on your list of resolutions for 2014??  Stop in and see how much fun we make sewing at Stitch.  We teach kids…and big kids, too!  Along with being fun, sewing is a very therapeutic life skill. (I know it helps me keep my sanity!)

Bring a friend and join us for  Sewing Happy Hour on first Fridays (free) and  Modern Patchwork Night on 2nd Fridays ($10)  each month.

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These little seamsters are in our Thursday night Kids Sewing lessons, which have become very popular!  Their projects for January included this embellished pillow – they had lots of fun adding sequins to the caravan elephants! Next week they’ll be finishing up their skirts and having fun in our photo shoot!  Each week we review the basics so they get lots of practice  threading their machines, winding bobbins & changing stitches.  They are amazing!

Stay tuned for our weekly Sewing Lessons for Grown-ups schedule!  Lots of fun, small projects to perfect your tehniques.

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Changing it up.

IMG_1134Happy 2014, everyone! We’ve got so much planned for the new year and we’re hoping for the best one yet! 2013 was such a great year for us, thanks to you!

Stay tuned to see some changes at Stitch. You can expect more group classes, a fresh new website, and a bit of freshening up in the studio, too. We’re looking forward to a fantastic year with you!

By the way, did you know that 2014 is the year of the Horse? Chinese New Year is right around the corner… My student, Emma, started celebrating early. This is the Halloween costume she made in October – she’s a horse! Coincidence? Hmmm…. megansignature


Kids sewing lessons resume this week !  Thursdays or Fridays weekly, 3:30-5:30.  Yay !!


Join us for Modern Patchwork Night

IMG_19642nd Fridays  at Stitch we  meet for  Modern Patchwork Night.  This month we’ll be stitching flying geese blocks.

Using solids in contemporary combinations and straight line stitching in contrasting thread,  traditional blocks have a whole new look!

Join us on 2nd Friday nights and learn an easy method of making this block.  Bring your machine for this stitchy evening-we like to sew while we learn!  Other things you might want to bring would be a 6″x12″ acrylic ruler, rotary cutter, neutral color thread and fabric marker. Fabric & batting is included.  This block is also featured in the Jan/Feb GenerationQ magazine which just arrived in the store!

6pm. $10, RSVP required (call us at 216-220-4808)


We are closed for holiday Break until Tuesday, Jan. 7.  OMG  Love this snow!  Stay safe & sew!


Sewing Classes

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We’re here having lots of fun sewing for Christmas!  But we

HPIM1151know Santa has lots to do yet!  We have several workshops to keep the kids bu

sy Christmas week! We’ll be open on Monday with a workshop at 2:00.

Make a stuffy reindeer for yourself - or for a gift!

$40 includes all supplies

IMG_1673Thursday, we’ll be getting crazy making Sock Monkeys!!!  $40 includes your choice of some crazy socks for this super fun project!

Friday, create your very own Ugly doll stuffy!  We’ve got lots of ideas and fleeces to sew up your creation!  $45 includes all supplies.

Classes include all supplies and use of sewing machines, too!!  Ages 9 & up…younger students are welcome with some sewing experience.  SIgn up early!!

 


Fun kids classes scheduled for Christmas week, Monday-make a stuffy reindeer, Thursday make a Sock Monkey(!) and Friday  create your own Ugly doll monster!!  I’m sure Santa has a few things to do yet, so drop off the kids!  Call the store to register –216-220-4808…


Gift Certificates for Christmas

Gift Certificates at Stitch are available in any amount.  They can be used for private lessons, group classes and purchases in the store.  What a great gift for those budding seamsters..or those dusting off their machines !

You can stop in to purchase – or  simply call and we can drop one in the mail for you!  How easy is that!

HOLIDAY BUNTING


Who wants to make a sock monkey?? Join us on Sunday, Dec 7, 1-3:00.  Open to all ages.  Machine & hand sewing.  $35 call ahead to sign up!


Art, Activism + AIDS 2013

Our panel making workshop on NOV 17th was a huge success!  We met with 9 families and have now completed all of the quilt panels – with the help of many volunteers!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

You can see the panels on display at Metro, which is open to the public.  Join us for the closing reception on Dec 3 at 5:30

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Stitching!

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Kids-It’s time for a holiday print hobo bag!! Learn the basics with this simple beginner project.  November 22, 3:30-5:30!  Call to register 216-220-4808.


Community Sewing Project – Join us!

Once again we will be putting our sewing skills to use on The AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Meeting with families touched by AIDS we’ll create a design for a 3′x6′ quilt panel, then bring it to life via our sewing machines and fabulous sewing volunteer network!
Stitch with us on Nov 17th, 10am-5pm in the Atrium at Metro. Join us for an hour or two – or the whole day! Call us for details at the store. 216-220-4808. Help put a smile on someones face, you’ll be glad you did!

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