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Summer Sewing School is almost here!

summercamp2017Registration is open for Summer Sewing School already! I’ve extended the March sale into the first week of April: $10 off each camp registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email megan@stitchcleveland.com to register or call 216.220.4808!

 

Stay stitchy,

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Beach Tote Class

IMG_0016I finished my sample for the beach tote class on Friday, June 10th from 12-3pm. I love it! It’s made from screen so sand and moisture can escape. The kids will choose their own contrasting fabric and handles and we’ll add a little clip to hold keys or a pool pass!

There’s still room in this class for your young sewer! Open to boys and girls 8+ and is totally beginner friendly. $100, includes all supplies.

Email megan@stitchcleveland.com to register.

 

 


It’s summer already?!

I can’t believe it’s summer already. I feel like we totally skipped over spring. It’s been such a busy year for Stitch!

Our classes have been going great, Thanks to all of you for following us to our new locations. Most of our classes are taught out of my home studio in Avon, although, Heidi will be holding a week long summer camp at her studio in Westlake. I’ve really enjoyed inviting you all into my home and I’m so happy that you have enjoyed sewing in my space!

Like I said, it’s been such a busy summer already and it’s only the beginning of June! Art shows, graduations, spelling bees, summer sunshine, and my sewing machine have all been keeping me so busy. I just finished adding the last of my Summer Sewing School to the calendar! These classes are held on Fridays from 12-3 all summer. Each week is a different project. When you sign up for Sewing School, you’ll receive 10% off each additional registration! I’m really excited about the line up of classes and for all of the time it allows me to still teach private lessons.

 


Sew Along with us!

We love to sew, and know you do, too! So lets SewAlong together!

We have planned our first, with NewLook pattern 6323. Learn how to sew with knits and finish this top in a snap!  We’ll meet for 2 weeks, and your registration includes a StudioCard for 2 additional hours !  So, just in case you need more time to finish – or – want to make another one!

Advanced beginners,October 24 & 31, 10am-noon. Call 216-220-4808 to register

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Happy National Sewing Month!

To celebrate this month, we are offering a free demo each Saturday !!

Join us on Saturday, September 5th to see how to make a simple skirt for kids without a pattern!  See how to add details such as borders, ruffles, pockets and even how to add shorts!!

No need to register, just grab a friend, a coffee and join us!!!

We are also offering FREE STUDIO RENTAL this month on Tuesdays & Thursdays from noon – 4pm!!  Come in and work on your projects. Cut them out on our huge cutting table, bring your machine if you want or use ours!  We ask that you call ahead to reserve your spot.

We hope to see you all this month at one of our free events!!!  Sew, Sew, Sew!!

 

xox-Heidi & Megan

 

 

 

 


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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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!


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


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!

Stitching!

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Kids Sewing Camps

Our Fall Sewing Camps have been so much fun…for us and for all of our students!!  They start out learning the basics of how the machine works, then  practice stitching straight lines and outlining letters with zig zag stitching!  They love zig zagging!

If you missed our September classes, you can still get in on the October camps!  Call early, though since class size is liimited.

KIDS FALL CAMP  –  BEGINNER -MONOGRAM BAG, SKIRT  &  STUFFY OWL  THURSDAYS-OCT 3,10,17&24  – 4-6 PM ,   $160

KIDS FALL CAMP – SLEEPOVER FUN / NIGHTSHIRT,mMONOGRAM CHEVRON PILLOW & QUILTED COSMETIC BAG,  FRIDAYS-OCT 4,11,18&25,  4-6 PM  $160

We are also starting a wait list for Saturday camps and November gift camps, so give us a call and don’t miss all the fun!!

 

 


It’s a Girl !!!

Yes, Megan had her baby early Tuesday morning! A beautiful dark haired little bundle of joy!

Mommy Megan and Camille Juliana are doing just fine!!

There is a slight change in our store hours for this week:

We will be Closed Tuesday,  August 20 to recoup and get some rest,( this little girl just insisted on  keeping us up all night!!)

Wednesday noon-4 and Thursday 2:00-7pm.  Friday 2-9 (don’t miss our Pinterest Party at 6pm!!!)

 

New classes have been added to the schedule, be sure to check them out!  (click the CLASSES tab)

 

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Stitching in Circles at Modern Patchwork Club

Ever wonder how to stitch in concentric circles?  Your machine most likely has a special attachment for doing this, which makes it super easy – but you can also use a tack, tape & a piece of cardboard to do the same thing!!  We did just that this week at Modern Patchwork Club and here are the results!

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Everyone impressed themselves with this technique .  Join us monthly to learn the basics of quilting and make fun projects such these fun round trivets as practice!  Next month, we’ll be meeting on September 13th and will be learning the snowball block.

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Hope you can join us next month for some stitchy fun!  Modern Patchwork Club meets monthly, you can join at any time.Bring your machine and have some fun with us!  $10 RSVP required.

We also have a  Quilting Basics class scheduled on August 17th, 10am-noon.  Call to register 216-220-4808.

Stitchy Goodness awaits!!

 


Summer Camp Fun

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Summer Camps at Stitch have been so much fun this year!  Our students have made maxi dresses, beach bags, zippered wallets & have learned fashion design and illustration!  The days are flying by with so much excitement in the air.  New fabrics have arrived, new patterns, and so many new students have discovered the joy of creativity at Stitch!

But, summer’s not over yet and there’s plenty of sewing fun to be had!  There are camps scheduled in July with a few openings still available.  Sewing maxi dresses & beachbags, July 8-12 & July 22-26, and the popular Fashion Design/Drawing  for High School students, July 15-19 .Call now to register and get in on the fun!!  Private sewing lessons  also available.  Give us a call to schedule.

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Coming up…Pinterest Parties at Stitch!

 

 

 


Summer…sweet!

Summer is upon us!  Yay!  We have lots of fun at Stitch planned, too!  Our Etsy Craft Party will be on June 20th, with lots of interesting things for you to learn!  Marie, from Etsy’s NYC office will be sharing a power point presentation with us, and demonstrating techniques for photographing jewelry, garments and bags.  RSVP is required,so… grab a couple friends and don’t miss the fun!!

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Summer Camps will be in full swing starting the week of June 10th…these are so much fun!  This year we’ve added Fashion Design with Megan for MIddle school & HIgh School kids,  sewing maxidresses, hats, infinity scarves & more!  If you missed the deadline, there are a few spots left, so give us a call & we’ll try to squeeze you in!

The Summer Class Schedule is packed with sundresses – the ever popular Washi dress, Amelia dress & superdeduper easy elastic shirred sundress…when it gets hot you will wish you had one to slip on!!  Also on the schedule is Sewing Machine Basics with the  Hobo bag, zipped wristlet, picnic buntings, and some Modern Quilts, too!  …and we have lots of new fabrics in the store, too!!  Linens & rayons for dresses, fun chevrons & dots and lots of prints for accessories.  We have also added many notions and have a nice supply of colorful zippers & threads.  And, as always, private lessons can be scheduled at any time.

August will be a busy month with the welcoming of Megan’s baby girl!  Yes-a girl!!  I know, right?   Rex is going to be the best big brother ever!!

Join us  as we celebrate and shower her by decorating Onesies at our Open Studio Social night on June 7th!!  We’ll have onesies & supplies ready to embellish!    We’ll have cake and goodie bags for everyone, too!!!  So don’t miss the fun, please RSVP .

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MAY

SCRAPPY TRIP AROUND THE WORLD QUILT BLOCKS – MAY 14, 6:30-8:30, $50 (incl supplies)

DRESSES FOR GIRLS – BEGINNER LEVEL PEASANT DRESS – MAY 23, 6-9pm, $50 plus supplies

CURTAIN WORKSHOP – MAY 26, 12-3PM, $50 (plus supplies)

MODERN QUILTING – HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE QUILT TOP (CRIB SIZE)  MAY 28, 6-9PM- $45

SUNDRESS FOR YOU! Elastic shirring – May 30, 6-9pm, $45 plus supplies

JUNE

QUILTED MACHINE COVER – JUNE 6, 6-9PM   $45 PLUS SUPPLIES

OPEN STUDIO – Social – free, JUNE 7 – 7-9pm (We’ll be honoring  Megan-and showering her with decorated Onesies !!)

WASHI DRESS – ADV BEGINNER LEVEL – JUNE 11 & JUNE 18, 6-9PM ,$45 EACH SESSION

SEWING MACHINE BASICS – HOBO BAG -JUNE 13, 6-9PM, $50 INCL SUPPLIES

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB – June 14th , 6PM $10, RSVP required

AMELIA DRESS – JUNE 23, 1-4PM, $45  PLUS SUPPLIES

PICNIC BUNTING – JUNE 27, 7-9PM, $30 PLUS SUPPLIES

ETSY CRAFT PARTY – June 20, FREE!  RSVP required

JULY

OPEN STUDIO – FREE!  JULY 5, 7-9PM

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB – JULY 12, 6-9PM  RSVP REQUIRED

MODERN QUILTING – SOLID COLORS WALL HANGING – JULY 14, 1-4PM, $45

SUNDRESS – ELASTIC SHIRRING – JULY 18, 6-9PM, $45  PLUS SUPPLIES

ZIPPERED WRISTLET – JULY 16, 4-6PM  $30 PLUS SUPPLIES


Learn to KNIT

Learn to Knit!! You know it’s not spring yet, so you might as well get going on a cozy knit cowl while you can!  Learn knitting basics, cast on, garter stitch and binding off  and simple buttonholes, too!  This cowl is a quick knit on chunky needles, so it’s instant gratification-you’ll be able to wear it this year-yay!

Weekly on Saturday mornings at BAYarts, 9:30-11:30 with Heidi…and there’s coffee at Ventos (how convenient!!)  Session starts this Saturday, Jan 19  Register like n-o-w !!


The Gift of Sewing

Does your Christmas List have you stumped?  Want to give something special to that creative soul, that she’ll really enjoy?  A Stitch Cleveland Gift Certificate is just the thing!

Maybe she wants to dust off that old sewing machine and start using it, or bring her fashion visions to life, what about  those home dec projects that she’s just not quite sure of , or all those DIY ideas on Pinterest she keeps showing you.

Sewing at Stitch Cleveland is just the ticket!  A creative, modern sewing studio packed with inspiration.  Fabrics, sewing books, magazines and tons of sewn samples to see!  Private lessons, sewing clubs, classes, sewing socials, modern patchwork club –

…think of us as the sewing  whisperers!


Workshops from the creators of Stitch Cleveland at BAYarts

Folding Village

The Folding Village Workshop this Sunday at BAYarts is sure to be a creative adventure!  Make these fun “houses” using colorful fabrics and variagated threads.  They remind me of  little Whoville houses!  Choose from the pre-selected fabrics and conjure up your village color scheme.  Workshop with Heidi, Sunday, Dec 2, noon-4pm.  $50 includes supplies and use of sewing machines.  This workshop is for adults and kids ages 9 & up, beginner level sewing skills.

This would be a fun project to do with the kids to create some special holiday memories, too!  Class size is limited, so you’ll want to register early!

Other workshops offered by Stitch Cleveland at BayArts this winter include a Holiday Door Hanger, Quilted Stocking, Fashion Illustration, Beginner Knitting on Saturday mornings and a quilted floor pillow.  You can register  in person either at BAYarts or at Stitch Cleveland!


Happy Thanksgiving

We thank each and every one of you  for supporting us over the past 5 years.  We meet  excited and inspired sewists every day who share our passion for sewing and designing – it doesn’t get better than that!!  We know how lucky we are to be doing what we love, so thanks to you all !!

Have a fun and loving Thanksgiving day, we are cooking together, I just helped Megan get the turkey dressed for the oven-no sewing involved–haha!   It’s gonna be a fun day – playing games with Rex, checking out Megan’s new sewing room and letting the guys do their thing with the lights.  We’ll all be together, the most wonderful thing of all!

We will be closed on Friday and Sunday , but will be open 10-4 on Saturday!

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Our machines are off…

Oh no! We are still without power at Stitch. It is one of those rare days when our machines aren’t keeping the shop humming… We’ve been checking in frequently to see how our neighbors and friends are doing. We hope you and your families have been safe, warm, and dry!

We’ll let you know when we are open again… I know you’ll need a sewing fix! Rumor on the streets is that it could be until Saturday. If you have a class scheduled, we will be in touch to cancel if need be. If you are uncertain, feel free to leave us a message and we’ll call you asap… we are checking in often!

Sewing social is still scheduled for Thursday evening… We’ll post here and on Facebook if we need to cancel (we hope not)!

Tonight we hope you will snuggle up to someone special or enjoy the company of a good friend to stay warm. Be safe, friends.