bop-sewing2014-sqHandcraft Workshop offers a wide variety of kid and adult sewing classes.  From the very beginner to the very advanced, there's a class for everybody!  If you're a beginner or haven't sewn awhile in need a refresher, Sewing 101 is the perfect class for you.  From there, you'll find project based classes of varying skill levels, skill classes that focus on particular techniques, serger classes, and more.  Experienced sewist can start with a project class that interests them and matches their skill level.

All of our upcoming classes and events are listed in the calendar below.  You can also download a copy of our current calendar here (PDF). Please take a moment to review our policies.

Skill Level Recommendations

Newbie: No experience necessary  |  Beginner: Taken Sewing 101 or equivalent
Intermediate: Ready for some serious sewing  | Advanced: Could teach a class or two!
(Kids classes are intended for students aged 8-15.  Adult classes are intended for students aged 16+.)

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Sewing Skills- Buttons and Buttonholes

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making in these classes. Skills class - Buttons & buttonholes. We will focus on how to use a buttonhole foot. Tuesday, May 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Alterations 101

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to take in or let out your clothes. Materials: Bring an item of clothing with you that you are interested in learning how to alter. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or equivalent experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: This class meets on Thursday, June 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

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Open Sew

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come sew with other sewists in our classroom space.  Fee allows the use of sewing machines, sergers, cutting tables, irons, and sewing tools.  Prior sewing experience is required.  No instruction in provided. Materials: None Skill Level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or equivalent experience. Please note: Not available for online purchase. Please pay $10 fee in-person at event. Spaces are limited.

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Kids’ Sewing 101: 3-week series- June

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is the perfect class for kids that are eager to start sewing!  In just three sessions, they’ll learn all of the basic machine sewing skills and how to cut and pin while having fun making a pillowcase, a reversible tote bag, and a zipper pencil case. Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Newbie Prerequisites: No prior experience necessary! Sessions: This class meets on Saturday, June 3, 10, & 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

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Farrow Dress

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Looking for a perfect summer cocktail dress for wedding season or a casual dress for the boardwalk? The Farrow dress features an elegant A-line shape with flattering diagonal seaming concealing inseam pockets, and a jewel neckline. Materials: 3 yards Light to medium weight fabrics ranging from linen, linen blends, cotton, lightweight wool and wool blends, and coordinating thread. Pattern included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed…

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Boxer Shorts

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to use a pattern and make a pair of boxer shorts! Materials: Requires 1.5 yards of cotton, flannel, or chambray fabric, 1.5 yards of 1” wide elastic, and coordinating thread. Pattern included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent sewing experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: Sunday, June 4, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

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Sewing Skills- Full Bust and Small Bust Adjustments- FBA/SBA

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making in these classes. Skills Class - Full and Small Bust Adjustments. We will focus on how to make bust adjustments to patterns. Tuesday, June 6, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Poolside Tote

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wow your friends with this roomy and stylish tote. This is the ultimate summer tote bag! Materials: 1 1/4 yds of heavy cotton fabric for exterior, 1 1/4 yds of heavy cotton fabric for lining, 3/4 yard cotton fabric for handles & pocket lining, 1/2 yard cotton fabric for facing, 2 3/4 yds of Pellon SF 101 Shape Flex fusible interfacing, Coordinating thread. Fabric recommended for exterior & lining: home dec, heavy linen, denim, and canvas. Pattern included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101,…

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Easy Bias Skirt

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to learn how to make your own clothing with a pattern? This is the class for you. This stylish skirt will become your summer favorite! Materials: 2.5 yards of cotton fabric, 1.5 yards of 1/2" wide elastic, and coordinating thread. Pattern included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or equivalent experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: This class meets on Thursday, June 8, 6:30pm - 9:00pm.

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Men’s Tie

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Make a smart and stylish tie.  Who doesn't want a tie that's made custom for them?!! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Beginner. Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or Serger 101, or equivalent experience. Sessions: Sunday, June 11, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

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Adult Sewing 101: 3-week series Tuesday

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you’re eager to start sewing, this three-week series is just the perfect class for you!  In just three sessions, you’ll learn all of the basic machine sewing skills and how to cut and pin while having fun making a pillowcase, a reversible tote bag, and a zipper bag with lining. Materials: The pillowcase requires one 2/3 yard and one 1/3 yard of two coordinating cotton fabrics.  The reversible tote requires two 1/2 yards of coordinating cotton fabrics, 1.25  yards…

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Sleeveless Summer Tunic & Leggings

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Make a tunic with three different lengths for three different looks and a pair of leggings! Materials: For Tunic: 2.5 to 3.5 yards of cotton, linen, chambray or jersey knit. 3 yards of 1/2” wide bias tape. For Leggings: 1.75 yards of knit fabric and 1.25 yards of 3/4” wide elastic, and coordinating thread. Pattern included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern…

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Serger 101- June

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to use a serger  to give your projects a finished and professional look.  This class covers threading the machine, settings, adjusting tensions, and common applications. Materials: All materials included. Please let us know during registration if you are brining your own Serger or using one of ours. Skill Level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Sessions: This class meets on Thursday, June 15 & 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

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Freestyle Friday: Knit Wrap Skirt

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Comfortable and easy, that sounds like the perfect summer skirt! Materials: 2.5 knit fabric, and coordinating thread. Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: This class meets on Friday, June 16, 6:30pm - 9:00pm.

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Kids’ Easy Skirt

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids will learn how to make a cute skirt with an elastic waistband and hem. Materials: All materials are included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: This class meets on Saturday, June 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

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Willow Tank Top or Dress

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You will make a breezy tank top or dress. It’ll be a summertime favorite! Skills covered include darts, hemming, and applying bias facing. Materials: 2 - 3 yards of cotton fabric and coordinating thread. Pattern Included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern project. Skill Level: Intermediate Sessions: This class meets on Saturday, June 24, 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

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Open Sew

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come sew with other sewists in our classroom space.  Fee allows the use of sewing machines, sergers, cutting tables, irons, and sewing tools.  Prior sewing experience is required.  No instruction in provided. Materials: None Skill Level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or equivalent experience. Please note: Not available for online purchase. Please pay $10 fee in-person at event. Spaces are limited.

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Beginner Sewing Camp: June 2017

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine while making a pillowcase, tablet holder, mini messenger bag, felt monster, and emoji keychains. Kids that already know how to sew will have great time too! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Newbie Sessions: This camp meets Monday, June 26 -Thursday June 29, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Beginner Sewing Camp: July 2017

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine while making a pillowcase, tablet holder, mini messenger bag, felt monster, and emoji keychains. Kids that already know how to sew will have great time too! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Newbie Sessions: This camp meets Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (No camp Tues, July 4th)

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Decorate your Bedroom Camp: July 2017

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids will use a sewing machine to create fun items for their room! Kids will learn how to make fabric baskets, sunglass holder, laundry bag, throw pillows, and more! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Beginner. Must have completed Sewing 101 or Beginner Sewing Camp. Sessions: This camp meets Monday, July 10 - Thursday July 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

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Kids’ Garment Camp: July 2017

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids with sewing experience will learn how to use patterns to make their own clothing! In this camp, kids will learn how to take their measurements, read a pattern, cut out fabric, and stitch it all together. Kids will make a peplum top, shorts, and a tank dress. Materials: All materials included. (girls' sizes 7-16) Skill Level: Intermediate. Must have completed Sewing 101 or Beginner Sewing Camp and previously completed a commercial pattern project. Sessions: This camp meets Monday, July 17 -…

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