sewing lessons


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

 

 

 

 


Summer Camp Schedule

Our fun and exciting Summer Camp Schedule is now up on the calendar!

We have lots of new camps planned for kids (& grownups, too!) – Fashion Design, Fashion Sewing, Crafty Ninjas, BootCamp for Beginners, Beach Party, American Girl Sewing, Plushies, Mom & Me BootCamp & BootCamp for GrownUps!!

AND…new for this year is our very first end of summer runway Fashion Show & Open House!!  We’ll have camper projects on display and they will have the opportunity to walk the runway in their own creations with family & friends in attendance!

Camps are filling fast, so don’t wait to register!  Call 216-220-4808 or stop in!

 

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We are in the Lakewood Studio Thursday & Friday 2:00-7pm and Saturday 10am-4.  You can call us Monday thru Friday to schedule lessons or answer any questions you  may have about classes.

Happy Stitching!!!

 


Summer’s around the corner…really???

Before you know it summer will be here!

We’re busy working on the Summer Camp Schedule…so stay tuned!!!!

 

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But until then, After School Sewing & Saturday BootCamps are in full swing!

Check the schedule or give us a call for more info! 216-220-4808

 


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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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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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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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!

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Do you enjoy the zen of hand sewing?  Join us tomorrow, Sunday from 1-3 to make a voile wrap scarf, hem by machine and add a lovely tassel edge by hand. Hand sewing is portable, therapeutic and adds that special hand crafted touch!   Call to register, 216-220-4808.


Applique technique workshop – up your projects!

 

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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!!

 


Back to School already??

So, yeah, where did summer go anyways?  If you blinked you missed it this year, right?  So we were able to wear our new sundresses at least a couple times anyways, and you bet we’ll be layering them with little cardigans and wearing them long into fall!!

I just had to share these new fabrics with you right away, they just arrived yesterday and they are buttery soft corduroy prints by Denyse Schmidt-perrrfect for the washi dress, too!!  (and did you see the version with sleeves?)    Skirts, soft pillows and even short jackets will look awesome in these prints!!   They are soft and drapable & I just love the prints, don’t you?

 

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We’ve added simple skirt and dress classes to the schedule, and some kids sewing classes, too!  Our Summer Sewing Camps were loved by all,  Fall Sewing Camps start the first week in September!!  Many of our classes are beginner friendly, too!

See you soon!

Heidi & Megan

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall Sewing Camps & more fabrics!!

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We’ve added lots more fabric to our inventory!  If you haven’t been in the store lately, you’re in for a sweet surprise!!  With the popularity of the Washi Dress and Amelia Dress we are now carrying a great selection of fabrics for dresses!  Voiles, rayons, knits  & linen blends are easy to work with and make really cool dresses  & tunics to wear with your fave leggings, too!  We have lots of samples, too, to give you ideas!  Along with the fabrics we have increased our notions wall.  Zippers, threads, interfacings, etc!!  (We love the Lazy Girl line of interfacings!)  You’ll  also find tons of books & patterns to spark your sewing mojo!

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Our Summer Sewing Camps for kids were amazing!  We have sent over 50 new little seamsters out into the world with new life skills they will use forever – from ages 8 & up!   And, not only the kids, but new adult seamsters as well!  Private sewing lessons are a match with your schedule no matter how busy you are.

Fall Sewing Camp for kids starts the  first week in September with after school & Saturday hours.  We have Beginner level and adv beginner and are starting an American Girl Sewing Club, too!  The girls can sew for themselves & match their outfits for their dolls!  Boys can sew, too–think Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford.  Sewing is not just for girls!  We anticipate these filling up fast, so we will continue to schedule more- call to be placed on the list!

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And…lots of fun events are planned for you, too!  Open Studio Socials (free), Modern Patchwork Club, Pinterest Parties & more!  Stop in or call us for more info!

And, in case you’re wondering, Megan has not had the baby yet-due date is August 16th!  She is still in the store her usual hours – you know how it is when you love to sew!  We’re so excited for this baby girl to arrive!  Rex is very ready to be a big brother-we’ll keep you posted!

Heidi & Megan xox

 

 

 


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


New summer camps added!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Washi Dress Workshop

Washi Dress workshop, May 9 & 16

Washi Dress workshop, May 9 & 16

Join us to make this  ever popular Washi Dress, from pattern designer Made-by-Rae .

This will be a fun dress to make and  even more fun to wear!  In the first session, we’ll be reviewing the construction of the dress, and review details.  We’ll also be measuring for sizing and making the bodice of muslin & cutting fabric.  You can choose to join us for the 2nd session to sew the dress, or schedule another time to sew. Advanced beginner level, you should be confident with your machine and  have taken Sewing Machine Basics before making this dress.

May 9 & 16, $45 each session, plus pattern & fabric.  We’ll have some fun  fabrics for this dress in the next few weeks, including rayon and linen prints.    I’m so excited to make this I don’t think I’ll be able to wait!

Advanced registration is required, please call the store to register.

 


Spring Break! …and kids are sewing

 

Check out our schedule of Beginner Sewing for kids-

 

Tuesday -Stuffed Owl (ages 5-8) 1-2:30 $35
Wednesday-Patchwork Pillow (ages 9-11) 10am-12:00 $50
Wednesday-Hobo Bag (ages 9-11) 1:00-3:00 $50

These classes include all supplies and use of our sewing machines, too!  Drop the kids off and we’ll make seamsters out of them really quick with these easy and fun projects.

…sorry we’re still working on the Summer Camp schedule, thanks for your patience!  Sundresses, pillows & sunhats!

 


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.

MARCH

QUILTED POTHOLDERS-BEGINNER QUILTING-MAR 3, 1-3PM  $30 + supplies

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

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

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB – MARCH 8, 6-9PM, $10

FREEZER PAPER STENCIL PILLOW -FABRIC PAINTING –  MAR 10, 1-4PM, $50 (+ supplies)

HOBO BAG BEGINNER SEWING – MAR 14, 6-9PM, $50

STUFFIES  – KIDS ONLY!  MAR 19, 3:30-6PM, $50 INCL ALL SUPPLIES

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

PATCHWORK PILLOW & MACHINE BASICS – MARCH 21, 6-9PM, $50 (+supplies)

HOME DEC BASICS/CURTAIN WORKSHOP – MARCH 24, 1-4PM  $50 (+ supplies)

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)

APRIL

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.

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB -APR 12, 6-9PM   $10

HOME DEC BASICS/PILLOW WITH PIPING, MONOGRAM APPLIQUE & ENVELOPE BACK  – APRIL 7, 1-4PM $50

OWL STUFFIE – APR 9, 6-9PM, $60 INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES

HAPPY FEET – KIDS TO ADULT SLIPPERS, APR 14, 12-3

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!