Clubs & groups

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!


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.


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!!


Sewing Happy Hour 1

We’ve been slacking on our blog posts… Fail. Here’s a bit of what went on during our Sewing Social on Thursday evening:

It sounds like everyone has decided to rename the evening “Sewing Happy Hour.” Maybe it was the wine. We all had a blast! Currently we are working on a confetti quilt to raffle off at the Lakewood Arts Fest with proceeds to benefit a local charity.

You should join us next month! Many of us worked on the quilt but there were also attendees busily stitching personal projects as well… It’s just more fun to sew in the company of other [crazy] fun sewists!

Modern Quilt Social tonight!

Come one, come all! Tonight is our monthly Modern Quilt Social evening. Join us for sewing, chatting, tips and tricks! Bring your sewing machine and your current project. This is a fun sewing social event that is free and open to any who cares to join us! Tonight we’ll be talking about quilt labels – why you should use them and how to incorporate them into your work!


Earn a badge at Stitch!

We had a great time on Tuesday with another group of Brownies! The eleven 9 year olds were excellent with the sewing machine. They managed to complete their needle books with time to spare so that they could sing the Brownie Smile Song with Miss Heidi!

Private Sewing Parties 1

Do your friends sew, too? Wouldn’t you love to spend an afternoon together with lots of space to cut and sew…and have the guidance of an experienced seamster to help you along, too?

Maybe you’ve always wanted to make an Amy Butler bag, but were unsure of reading the directions?

How much fabric to get?

How to cut out the pieces?

Well, that’s exactly what a group of 12 friends did at Stitch last weekend.  They brought their machines, fabrics, patterns and supplies and had a great afternoon laughing, sewing and actually learning, too!   A Private Sewing Party just for your friends-what a great idea!!  We have the space, you have the friends, perfect!

It can all begin one Saturday CRAFTernoon…

We’ve had a lot of demand lately for a monthly class where kids and teens to get together and get crafty… so here you go!

Starting in February, we’ll be holding Saturday CRAFTernoon on the second Saturday of each month. The class will be held from 1 – 4pm and will be open to students ages 8 – 14. The class fee is $45 and will include a kit for that month’s class. Some of our projects will be french-seamed tote bags, pencil pouches/ cosmetic bags, binder covers, fabric cuff bracelets, softies, and MUCH more!

This is one of our younger seamsters. She is very gifted and we love having her and her sisters at Stitch! When customers stop in to see what’s new and they see such a young sewer they are always surprised. With one on one or small group classes, it’s amazing what these kids can do! It’s inspiring to see them leave with their finished products. Elizabeth has made a skirt, pajama pants, a tote bag, and an applique wall hanging during her lessons at Stitch Cleveland. On her own, she has experimented with her sewing machine and made many other fun projects! Keep it up, Elizabeth, you inspire us!

We are really excited to offer these classes and even more excited that there has been a demand for them. How great that sewing is making a huge comeback for our kids. Someday as they start sewing businesses, or go to fashion school, or stitch someone up on an operating table they will think fondly of how it all started… one Saturday CRAFTernoon!

Check out the Cleveland Craft Coalition! 2

Looking for another great group to get you inspired? Clara from the Cleveland Craft Coalition stopped by Stitch Cleveland today to drop off some flyers for the Valentines Day Craft Show. They are a newly formed group of artists and crafters who’ve made it their goal to sell their handmade wares once a month at Bela Dubby! Anyone interested in joining? Drop them a line and tell ’em we sent ya!

Next Saturday, February 6th from 12 – 4pm you can stop by Bela Dubby for a great handmade show. Bela Dubby is an awesome coffee & beer bar in Lakewood that is sure to get your creativity flowing. Get all of your valentines something handmade and from the heart!

Are you planning a handmade holiday? Leave a comment and share your good Valentine’s Day ideas with us! Someone will get a Valentine’s Day prize…

Thanks Sew, Mama, Sew! 1

We received a great compliment from the ladies over at Sew, Mama, Sew the other day. We are so happy that so many of our area’s Crafties call Stitch Cleveland home! We rather like the sound of the humming sewing machines, knitting machines and sergers. However, we welcome the company of others to give us some creative consultation or constructive criticism. Working in the company of others lets us step away from our work and see it from another perspective!

It seems that people all over are feeling the same way. From sewing labs at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, to knitting therapy at River Colors, churchs, republics, and mafias are popping up everywhere! Let’s keep the momentum going! Stay tuned to Stitch Cleveland to find out about two new groups we will be introducing soon…

In the meantime, we want to know what makes your needles click! Leave a comment and tell us when, where, how, or with whom you like to get your creative juices flowing.

SEWING + FRIENDS = FUN at Stitch Cleveland

Our Tuesday After School seamsters just completed their first project.  Here they are showing off their creations.


They are so much fun and amazing with their enthusiasm.   On their first project, they have learned how to channel quilt, insert a zipper and use the Fasturn tool for making the zipper pull.  As well as straight stitching practice and using the zigzag stitch on their machines.

They  have a very long a list of projects they want to make, including bean bag chairs, clothing, American Girl Doll clothes, pillows, fleece mittens  & hats,  and even a quilt.  Yay for sewing!

Call Stitch to set up a Sewing Club with your friends!

Yarn Masters


Here is a snap of the crochet group that meets up on the first Thursday of each month. We have such a good time. Last night was the holiday party. A gift exchange, snacks, and of course a little wine are perfect ingredients for a fun party. Add a little crocheting and the party gets wild! Yarn Masters of the Silver Hook, we salute you!

You should make time to join us next month! It’s a fun group with members of all ages and skill levels.

New Stitch Cleveland Event!

We recently became members of a group called Ladies Who Launch… since we are, you know! Stitch Cleveland is not only a place where you can get your stitch on, but Thursday evening you can also get your network moving. We are hosting a Ladies Who Launch meeting! Cleveland has it’s very own chapter, hosted by the very talented and motivating entrepreneur Margey Lowery.

LWL is a national organization that supports women in business. Wether you are looking to start a business, just thinking about it, or have been in business for years, this group is a great networking tool and think tank. The topic of discussion will be Affiliate Marketing… what the heck is that anyway?! To attend, simply register online so that we know to expect you! We’ll save you a seat!

Church of Craft

Greetings Stitchers! We can’t wait to see you on Sunday for our monthly session of Church of Craft. For those of you thinking that it is some strange cult meeting during which we honor the Fiber Gods by sewing together some poor unsuspecting victims while using their eyeballs as point protectors for our knitting needles… you are only partially incorrect. Okay, you are completely wrong. 

What we all probably need is a twelve step program to ease our addiction to the needle (I am referring to the knitting, sewing, crewel – fill in the blank with a craft involving needles – needle). Church of Craft is a group dedicated to their crafts. Not just limited to sewing or crochet, attending a Church meeting might introduce you to a new love. There are many attendees with specialized crafts like beading, jewelry design, fashion design, and even the occasional Lego builder!

To learn more about this international organization, click here. Although we are not yet linked to the official website, we are eager to work with the other chapters of Church of Craft… and you!  

Church of Craft, Cleveland meets again!

Join us on April 20th from 1-4pm for Church of Craft. This group gets together monthly for an afternoon of social crafting. Crafters include people with talents of all types, including but not limited to sewers, designers, crocheters, knitters, popsicle stick joke writers, and really good ironers (hey, that’s an art form). This event is a great creativity boost for those of you looking to rid yourselves of the winter blahs.

See you Sunday!

2008 yarn and fiber clubs

Have you heard about Stitch Cleveland’s 2008 crafty club memberships? Now you don’t even have to be a local to get in on the fun!

So far, the Yarn Club, Best of the Worsted (yes, you can groan at that joke, it’s intentional), Not Just Bags Felt Club and Bag Club memberships are ready for sale, with more to come.

See our Etsy store for prices and info.

Want the chance to win a club membership? Take this survey on Stitch Cleveland co-owner Shannon’s website. Good luck!

Sock Club: fall schedule preview

6 sessions over 3 months with Andi Smith of KnitBrit for a mere $60. Classes will take place every other Saturday (29 September, 13 & 27 October, 10 & 24 November, 8 December) from noon to 2:00. What else do you get for your $60? 3 all-new custom sock patterns by Andi, one per month, and a 10% discount on sock yarn at both River Colors and Stitch Cleveland.

Stick around after sock class for an all-new “tech bag” class that will appeal to knitters of all levels — build your skills as you knit and make a gorgeous project, too. We’ll also have a toe-up socks on 2 circular needles class. Details to come soon.