July Class Schedule

We have some cool classes planned for you this month!  How about a new sundress for those hot summer nights?  Whip one up using the shirred elastic technique–hardly any fitting is needed, and they are really comfortable, too!  And this means no zipper – wow, can it be any easier?

Did you buy dozens of patterns recently on sale?  Put them to use and take the Skirt Workshop, your choice of pattern we will guide you through each step – starting with choosing the correct size pattern all the way to the hem.  See how fun it is to sew in a group, share ideas and get inspired to try different techniques.

Also on the schedule is a stuffed animal workshop, toddlers applique bucket hat, alteration clinic, wrap skirt and a summer fabric necklace – we also have these fabulous necklaces for sale in the store if you need one for tonight!  Available in prints and gorgeous burmese silk – the perfect accessory for summer!

Oh, and don’t miss our Pajama Party!  July 22nd,  make a pair of PJ’s and enjoy a deelish pizza with us – a fun time for sure!

Make some new sewing friends in  our  sewing clubs.  Burdastyle, Church of Craft and Stitch by Hand.  All clubs are free.

Click on the Classes tabs for dates and times of classes & clubs.

Rainy day sewing

Rainy days are the best for sewing aren’t they??  Saturday morning we were thinking just that.  Check out these awesome  baskets made in this weeks Soft Basket class.  We had a great time sewing & watching the rain through the front windows.  And it did help that Blackbird had sticky buns and fresh coffee!!

IMG_0713Coordinating some old fabrics from fabric stashes and new fabrics  from our store, ducks, birds, flowers and prints-they each have a  personality of their own, don’t they?

In this class we learned an  easy technique on how to insert a round bottom, channel  quilting, how to apply a band, and handles.  The handles are  pre-made of heavy duty canvas with contrast topstitching to give  a utilitarian look to the basket, you could also make the handles  of a contrast fabric to give it a different look-all these options are  discussed in class.


Warm summer evenings are also great for sewing!

Check out these students and their projects from last Thursday nights Quilted Cosmetic Bags class.Can you tell we had fun?  We learned how to quilt, insert a zipper, made a loop handle and a cool zipper pull accent, too!


IMG_6503I was so inspired I made another one the next morning using Amy Butler home dec fabric to match my laptop cover.

Look for these classes on the schedule for August

Happy Summer

barcelona_cover_medYay summer!  Now that it’s warmer, it’s time to make some summer skirts-great to wear with camis, halters or tees.  A-line, fitted or tiers of ruffles-you can never have too many skirts in my opinion!  We also have Amy Butler’s Barcelona skirt pattern, an all time favorite of our students.  

Sign up for Skirt Bootcamp with Megan – Learn to create a skirt from start to finish. We’ll begin by learning how to determine size and cut a commercial pattern. Discover the benefits of making a muslin first and learn to fit and move alterations to your pattern. You will have a finished skirt you can wear for the rest of the summer! Open to students 13 and up, this is also a great opportunity for a mother-daughter activity ($200 for both). August 10th – 14th, noon – 2pm, $135 All supplies included!

We know you’re busy, so remember- you can always schedule a private lesson to fit your schedule.


Happy Thanksgiving

As the holidays come and go again we’d like to thank you all for loving Stitch Cleveland as much as we do!! We’ve made many new friends over the past year, and for that we are very grateful.

Stop in and see what’s new over the next month as we’ll have new gift items for everyone on your list.  New fabrics, patterns and all kinds of fun stuff will be going on.

We’re planning fun classes for the kids while they’re home on break, bring them in and we’ll keep them busy. Adorable puppies made from work gloves, sock monkeys, fleece teddy bears, pincushions, aprons, pajama pants and plush toys are just some of the class projects they can make…and they make great gifts, too!  If your kids have friends we can create a class project just for them, stop in for details.

Fall Class Schedule

New fall classes are now forming, learn some new techniques and have fun doing it!! (Bring along a friend!) Samples for all classes are now in the store. See more details on the schedule. Remember, we also offer private lessons in sewing, patternmaking, felting, spinning, etc.  For more info or to register for classes call us at 216-220-4808.

  • Free Motion Sewing — Friday October 24th, 12:30-2:30
  • Babette Blanket (crochet) — Saturday, October 25th and Nov. 1st, 1-3:00 pm
  • Quilted Bag Techniques — Tuesday November 4th, 10am-1pm
  • Piecing workshop — Friday, November 7th 11:30-2:30
  • E Bag Saturday — November 8th, 12-3pm & Friday, November 21st, 11am-2pm
  • Wine Gift Bag — Thursday, November 6th, 6-8pm &  Tuesday, November 11th, 12:00-2pm
  • Amigurumi (crochet toys) — Saturday, October 25th, 11am-12:30pm

Stitch Cleveland will be closed on Sunday, October 19, 2008. We will be attending the Wearable Art Fashion Show & Boutique, a benefit for CMA Textile Acquisition Fund with Textile Art Alliance.  For more info visit  We’ll be open Saturday til 4pm.

River Colors will remain open on Sunday.