sewing classes

Cleveland Craft Connection at 78th St Studios


Cleveland Craft Connection, a day long crafting business extravaganza is almost here!!! October 23 – at 78th Street Studios …and the whole day, including lunch with Chic-a is only $149!!
Take a couple classes with us! We’ll be teaching super easy classes – make the popular chunky Crochet Cowl, gorgeous Belle totebag, or trendy Fabric Necklace !!
Sign up for other fun classes such as felting, cake fondant, Botanicals, Owlcraft, floral centerpieces & needlepoint!  Learn to knit & crochet & much much more.

Take a business class and get your dream job started!! Learn all about branding, how to choose a craft show, Launching your business, Creative Entrpreneur by ETSY!!  Bring your questions to the Business Panel and up your business smarts!

Shop, take classes & lunch – what could be more fun??? Bring your crafty friends and have a Girls Day Out – you know you deserve it!
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Applique technique workshop – up your projects!



Learn how to up your projects with Applique Techniques.  September 22, noon-2pm.  You’ll learn how to set up your machine stitch to make a smooth satin outline stitch, a fun zigzag or straight stitch outlining.  Reverse applique, how to make your designs, how to draw perfect lettering and lots of tips to make the whole process alot easier!!  Great ideas for the upcoming gift season (and yes, it’s around the corner!!)  $45 includes kit with applique supplies.  Call to sign up at 216-220-4808.

Stitch Goodness awaits!!


Join us for our monthly Open Studio/Social on Friday evening, July 5th from 7-9pm.  Bring your project to work on and meet other stitchers, too!!  Free evening of stitchy goodness, hear about our upcoming Pinterest Parties, Etsy Photo clinic & fall classes!  See you there!

New summer camps added!


The Cleveland weather has been amazing the last few days and we’re ready for it to stay! We’re starting to plan for summer by organizing our summer camps. We have quite a few more to add this year including fashion design and specialized camps for different age groups! Space is limited so reserve a spot soon! Register by May 10th. We’re so excited for another summer of fun sewing!

FASHION DESIGN for Middle School with Megan June 24th – 28th, 10am – noon, $180 (includes a kit)

Learn the basics of fashion design with other students your age! We’ll cover mood boards, trending, and color stories as well as learn how to draw fashion figures and tech flats. We’ll discuss the basics of design and have fun rendering fabrics and graphics on our fashion figures! Your kit will include a sampling of my favorite design tools – sketchbook, pencils, markers, fabric swatches and templates!


FASHION DESIGN for High School with Megan July 15th – 19th, 10am – noon, $180 (includes a kit)

Learn the basics of fashion design – for students gearing up for art or fashion school this camp will help you  jumpstart your portfolio! We’ll cover mood boards, trending, and color stories as well as learn how to draw fashion figures and tech flats. We’ll discuss the basics of design and have fun rendering fabrics and graphics on our fashion figures! Your kit will include a sampling of my favorite design tools – sketchbook, pencils, markers, fabric swatches and templates!


FASHION SEWING with Megan June 10th – 14th, 10am – noon, $220 (includes fabric and patterns), ages 13-17

Have fun experimenting with different types of fabrics in this class! Projects include an infinity scarf, cowl neck halter top, skirts (maxi and mini), and a tote bag with exposed zipper patch pocket! We’ll be working with knit fabrics, woven fabrics, exposed zippers, and linings. You will be able to choose from a variety of fabrics for your projects. Bring your machine (in good working order) or rent one of ours!


SEWING CAMP with Heidi JUNE 17th – 21st, 9:30am – noon, $220 (includes supplies) ages 9-11

Learn how to sew this week while you complete an entire outfit! By the end of the week you’ll have finished a summery dress, hat, and decorated tote bag. Choose your own fabric from our fun selection of prints and solids! We may squeeze in a few other small projects such as a wallet or pincushion if time allows.


SEWING CAMP with Heidi July 8th – 12th, 9:30-noon, $220 (includes supplies) ages 9-11

Make a fun pair of capri pants with patch pockets and decorate a t-shirt to match with appliqué! You’ll also complete a pillow with a personalized monogram. Choose your own fabric from our fun selection of prints and solids!



QUILT CAMP with Heidi July 22nd – 26th, 9:30- noon, $220 (includes supplies) ages 9-14

This week, you’ll complete a picnic sized quilt (50″) to enjoy all summer! Create a fun patchwork look with a bazillion prints! Learn the basics of quilting as you finish your first quilt! Binding and quilting will all be done on your machine!






Our Sewing Studio is just what the doctor ordered!

Join us for some fun sewing classes and cure your cabin fever &  winter doldrums.  Sewing at Stitch is just what the doctor ordered!!  Check out our selection of fabrics, too!  Amy Butler, Riley Blake chevrons and prints.  We’re adding several new lines and increasing our notions and trims, too!!

If you haven’t joined us for group classes, you’re in for a surprise!  Our happy and colorful sewing studio will brighten your day as soon as you enter.  Dust off your machine and come on in…-make some new stitchy friends!! What better way to freshen up your home than with a few new pillows?  Or some chevron placemats for the table?

Here’s a list of classes on the current schedule.  Remember, too, that any of these projects can also be taught in a private or duet lesson as well to accomodate your busy schedule.  Check the classes tab for photos, and check back often as we add classes as we go!

P.S.  Summer camp schedules will be up soon!  Call for more info and to be put on the waiting list.



BABY SLIPPERS – MARCH 5, 6-8PM, $40 (incl fabric)

OPEN  STUDIO – MAR 7, 7-9PM  Bring your machine & projects to work on!  Free.





ZIPPERS-DON’T LET THEM SCARE YOU!  – MARCH 19, 6-8PM, $40 (supplies incl)



CROCHET AMIGURUMI – CROCHET A CUPCAKE!  $50, INCL SUPPLIES  (must know sc, will learn inc & dec)

ALINE SKIRT WORKSHOP – MAR 29, 10AM-1PM, $55 INC PATTERN (you will need to purchase your fabric& lining)


KIDS ARE SEWING! – AGES 5-8-HOOTIE OWL- APRIL 2, 10am-11:30 or 1:00-2:30, $35 (inc fabric & machine)

INTRO TO QUILTING – APRIL 2, 6-8PM, $45 (suppl incl)

KIDS ARE SEWING!  PATCHWORK PILLOW- AGES 9-11, APRIL 3, 10am-noon, $60 (inc supplies & machine)

KIDS ARE SEWING!  HOBO BAG-AGES 9-11, APRIL 3, 1:00-3, $60 (inc supplies & machine)

OPEN STUDIO – APR 4, 7-9PM  Free.





You’ll find a colorful inventory of fabrics and sewing notions at Stitch  Cleveland.  We carry Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Kona Solids, and Riley Blake fabrics.  We also have bookshelves of sewing books and indie patterns such as Colette and Figgy patterns to choose from.  See you soon!

You showed some love & voted for us! XOX


Hey, all you lovely seamsters out there…you showed your love and
helped us reach 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business℠ page to get closer to qualifying for a $250,000 Grant. Now, we wait for a decision from  a panel of judges, we certainly hope they fall in love with us!!  (how could they not, right??)  Send some positive karma our way!!

Your votes really meant alot, thank you to all who took the time to vote- we really really really appreciate it!  Friends is what it’s all about, right?  And you showed that we have lots!  yay!

So, if we are awarded this Grant, we have lots of plans churning in our creative little brains…and they will all benefit you!   More fabrics, more notions & patterns, more machines to play with and more space for classes.  Yes, our fingers are still crossed !!  It’s a long shot, but hey, ya don’t know if ya don’t try, right??

We hope  you also took advantage of our recent Groupon offer.  The group class schedule will be up soon, with lots of fun projects.  We’re just finishing our 2nd week of Summer Sewing Camp – it has been so much fun!!  If you missed it, we still have a few spots available in the July and August camps, so give us a call if you’re interested.  The girls made capris, peasant tops, headbands, shoulder bags and coin purses – by the end of the week everyone knew how to wind bobbins, thread their machines, hem, insert elastic and their favorite – the spray starch!  There were many jealous moms who want  Mom Sewing Camp!!!  hmm, there’s a thought!!  We’re also offering Kids & Teens sewing club on Friday afternoons until August.

Remember to mark your calendars for Amy & David Butler’s visit on August 4th.  Please register by July 30th.  With pre-registration you’ll be entered into a drawing for a special prize!  We’ll have several  drawings during her visit, too — so don’t miss the fun!

Summer is buzzing by uber fast, stop in and check out our new fabrics-we have lots of Kona solids and Amy Butler’s Lark collection as well as Parson Grey’s Curious Nature. PS, the air is on and it’s nice and cool !  : )

Heidi & Megan…and Minnie, too   XOXOXOXOXOXOX with sugar on top!



Summer Sewing Camp

Camps are filling fast!  There are still a few spots available  the weeks of:

June 26-29, July 10-13 and August 7-10.  9am-noon each day.

Seamsters will be making a pair of capris and matching top, along with matching headband and shoulder bag- all projects are beginner level, but Sewing 101 is suggested.  Learn how to take measurements, choose a size, read a pattern and lots of fun techniques while  finishing a whole outfit to wear this summer!   Limited to 8 students per session.

Also planned for the summer are Friday Kids & Teen Sewing Workshops.  Starting June 29th, 1-4pm weekly til August 3rd.  $45, sign up a week in advance and pay weekly.  A fun social sewing “club” setting, where students will be working on different projects with individual attention.  Several projects to choose from-give us a call for details!

It’s gonna be a fun sewing summer!





Christmas week

Well, we made it through Christmas and most of the planned DIY gifts were completed!  A few still on the cutting table and the world didn’t end !  (We’re not alone on that are we?)  We hope you had a wonderful weekend with friends and family.  If you’re out and about stop in to say Hi!  We’ll be open normal hours this week, but closed Sunday and  Monday to celebrate New Year’s Day.

If you’re looking for something to do, stop in Thursday, Dec 29 and make a yo-yo flower embellishment.  Anytime between 1 & 4:00. $5, supplies are included.  These are fun little goodies to wear, pin to your fave new sweater, jacket , bag or just clip one in your hair!  I think one would even look good stuck on your sewing machine!  You can use just about every inch of all those little fabric pieces in your stash on these little treasures!

Our January class schedule is now up, check the class tab for more info and stop in to see the samples.  Or, if you prefer private lessons, call now to schedule before cabin fever sets in!

Merry Christmas

To all of our fabulous students and customers, (yes-that’s you!)  We wish you a very Merry Christmas!!  We will be closed Friday thru Monday to spend time with our family – the most important thing to do!

If you neeed a last minute Gift Certificate, please send an email and we’ll be sure you’ll have  it  in time to stuff in Santa’s bag!   (

Merry Christmas!


Heidi, Megan, Rex & Minnie, too!


Organic Soul and stitchy goodness

We’ve got lots of fun planned at Stitch Cleveland this month, so there is no excuse for you to be dwelling on the fact that winter is right around the corner!

First off is our popular PJ  Sewing Party  which includes pizza and beverage! November’s event is  only $15 to give you all a chance to see how much fun it is to sew with us!  So, call a friend and dust off your machine!  Nov 4, 6-9pm.  Space is limited so call soon!

To keep the chill off in the coming months you will want to make the fabulous Window to the Soul quilt pictured above, in Amy Butler’s new Organic Soul fabric collection.  Your purchase of the fabric kit will include a punch card for 6 hours of studio time!!  So that means, you can join us at the shop to sew your gorgeous quilt and show it off as you do!  Contact us to order your kit by Oct 30th so you don’t miss out!

Tuesday evening group classes coming up include a super easy and super fashionable skirt in the length of your choice.  I like the longer ones, but it looks just as smashing in a shorter length with a pair of boots!  Using our challis fabric it has the most wonderful sweepy look!  A quilted wine carrier that you will need for all those holiday hostess gifts and don’t forget our monthly Alteration Clinic to keep you well tailored through all those upcoming holiday parties!  We also offer expert alterations and sewing service for those projects that get you all nervous just thinking about them.

If your machine is in need of some TLC, Dennis Myers, our fabulous sewing machine doctor, can get your machine sewing like the wind!  He picks up weekly on Wednesdays.

Private lessons are most popular once the weather gets chilly,  tackle that project you’ve always wanted to, whether it’s garment sewing, home dec projects or modern quilting.  These lessons are student guided and address what you want to learn in a comfortable, low stress  one on one setting.

And, don’t forget our Monthly Modern Sewing Social.  Scheduled the first Thursday of each month, pack up your machine for a fun night out with the girls!


Introducing monthly group classes!

Everyone’s been asking for group classes, so here they are!

First Tuesdays will be Quilt Clinic.  We’ll be playing with modern quilting methods while making simple projects such as totes & zippered pouches.  The emphasis being on “play”, this is what helps our creativity-when was the last time you actually played and experimented with fabrics, color and thread?  October 4th we’ll be making a  tote using a couple different fabrics and in-line quiting-this really changes the look of fabrics when using different colors of thread-this is easy but very impressive!

Second Tuesdays will be Alterations Clinic, some months will have a specific topic as well, so bring something that applies, as well as some other garments to work on.  I’ll guide you on each step – hems, taking in or letting out, etc.   October 11 will be Hollywood hems, learn how to hem your jeans leaving the original stitching, very cool – seriously!

Third Tuesdays will be project classes.  Easy stuff  like skirts, accessories, wine totes, applique pillows, and more!  October 18 will be a skirt workshop-I am in love with all the maxi skirts at Anthropologie and just can’t get enough!  I”ve made two so far, using our fabulous Amy Butler Challis.  Flowing fabric like challis, stable knits or soft cords would be perfect!

November classes will include a fun quilted zippered pouch,  open alterations clinic and  a quilted wine tote.  Stop in to see the class samples – I’ve been having lots of fun working on them!  And, of course, your class suggestions are always welcome-if you see a project you’d like to learn, let me know!

Remember to sign up early and bring a friend!  Each session is $35 and meets from    6-8:30pm.  We do have a minimum of 3 students to hold the classes, and payment is due upon registration, which must be made at least 5 days in advance, you’ll also get your supply list and homework at that time!  Class sizes are limited.  And, don’t worry – we still have lots of time open for private lessons!

Many of the projects require you to cut and prepare before the class-that way we can get sewing faster!!  You can always stop in to prep your class projects in the studio, too,  just call ahead and we’ll make room for you!  Group classes are for intermediate seamsters, you should be familiar with your machine and  sew confidently. Private lessons are suggested for beginners.

You are encouraged to bring your own machine & sewing kit (be sure all your tools are labeled!

Tuesdays just got fun!


Absolute beginners

But not for long!     These three ladies learned the basics of sewing in one afternoon and each made a decorator pillow, complete with invisible zipper!  They’re planning on meeting at the PJ Sewing Party for their next project, snacks and libations will make it even more fun!

Call us to schedule a girls afternoon or evening out at Stitch, you know you want to!

Sewing Perks and February Classes

Sewing Perks!  Share the inspiration of your local sewing lounge, Stitch Cleveland.  Sign up for a class  with a friend and you’ll each get $10 off.  Your friends will love you for it!  Group Classes only, now  thru Feb 28.


These little Sarubobo have been playing all over the store this week.  You’ve seen them circling little satin pincushions, now learn how to make them and embellish all kinds of stuff with their cuteness.  They make adorable nursery mobiles hanging from ribbons…in  bright and fun colors.  An excellent use for those little pieces of fabric you just can’t part with!  Sarubobo Nursery Mobile, February 15, 6-9pm.

See our list of classes here.  We offer workshops in Accessories, Quilting and Garment sewing, too.  Classes include Alterations Clinic, Free Motion Sewing, Improvisational Quilting, Easy Peasy Quilt, Sewing Your First Skirt, Sewing with Knits (dress, tunic & skirt), Quilted Pillow Top, Grommet Bag, Absolute Beginner and more!  Need to get out of the house?  Come on in and sew with us, we have plenty of room and inspiration, too!  Studio time by the hour is  a great cure for cabin fever!  If the schedule doesn’t work with yours, private lessons are the solution!

Generation Next 1

Have you seen the fresh new patterns at McCall’s? I’m so excited to see some familiar faces with patterns of their own!  As you know, I frequent NY often to visit my son (how convenient-huh??)  and love to stop in Williamsburg to visit all the fabulous local talent showcased in boutiques up and down  the hip streets in Brooklyn.  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Patty, at Flirt.  They have the coolest fashions, and also have a sewing workshop called Home Ec, where they teach sewing.  Don’t ask me how I found them, it must have been my fabric radar!!

I just picked up a copy of Vogue Patterns sewing magazine and was thrilled to read about her, among other fabulous seamsters, featured on their pages.  You have to check out their skirt pattern, as well as patterns from Marcy Tilton, Rebecca Turnbow, Melissa Watson and Megan Nicolay.  All of them are very cool and trendy.  I love finding patterns that showcase similar ready to wear designs as H&M, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, etc.

And don’t miss the article on Sewing Lounges!!  It’s so great to see so many like minded seamsters sharing their skills as we do right here at Stitch Cleveland.   There’s Helen at Seam Divas in Vancouver, Michelle, Gina and Lupine at Modern Domestic in Portland, Citycraft in Dallas,  Diana at Make Workshop in NY and so many others!!

So, get your sewing machines out, open up that fabric stash…and get sewing!  Sewing is def not a dying art!  Stop in and take advantage of Free Sew sessions, schedule a few private lessons or check out our class listings.  We’re here to keep sewing alive and want you to join in the fun and hang at your local sewing lounge, Stitch Cleveland!

MODERN QUILT SOCIAL  Join us for a night out at Stitch!  We’ll be sharing our Modern Quilts, refreshments and we’ll have prizes, too.  Bring your quilts to show off and see what other modern quilters are doing.  It’s not fussy quilting at all, it’s fun and modern!  Thursday evening, March 3, 6-8:30pm  Reservations suggested

December Class schedule includes felted wool pillow, embellished handwarmers, upcycled hat from a wool sweater, paper piecing, gingerbread house, Alterations Clinic, Quilted Stocking and Holiday Table runner.  Start Making!