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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Open Sew

April 30 @ 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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Adult Sewing 101: 3-week series Monday

May 1 @ 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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Ebony Top or Dress

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Make a swingy knit dress or modern cropped top, with your choice of scoop or jewel neckline, and long or 3/4 sleeves. For the ultimate leggings companions, make an Ebony tunic, with a cascading hem and short raglan sleeves. All necklines are finished with a knit band. Materials: 2 yards of 60” wide light to medium weight drapey knits with at least 30% stretch, and coordinating thread. Pattern included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be…

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Serger 101- May

May 4 @ 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, May 4 & 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

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Open Sew

May 5 @ 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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Adult Sewing 101: 3-week series Saturday

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Scout Tee

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to learn how to make your own clothing with a pattern? This is the class for you. You will make your own woven cotton t-shirt. Learn how to set in sleeves, apply a bias facing and hem. Materials: Requires 2 yards of cotton or chambray fabric, and coordinating thread. Pattern included. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or equivalent experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: This class meets on Sunday, May 7, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Sewing Skills Series- all five classes

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making in these classes. Skills class #1 - Hem finishes. We will focus on five different hem finishes. Tuesday, May 9, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Skills class #2 - Seam finishes. We will focus on six different seam finishes. Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Skill Class #3 - Zippers. We will focus on inserting a regular and invisible zipper. Requires two zippers, one regular, one invisible Tuesday, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Skills class…

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Sewing Skills- Hem Finishes

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making in these classes. Skills class- Hem finishes. We will focus on five different hem finishes. Tuesday, May 9, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Gathered Skirt with Zipper

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take your sewing skills to the next level with inserting a zipper into a skirt! Materials: 2 yards of cotton fabric: linen, chambray, or sateen. One 9” invisible zipper, one hook & eye, 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 Thursday, May 11 & 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

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Sewing Machine Cover

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Protect your precious sewing machine from dust and debris. Materials: All materials included or bring a few fabric scraps with you. Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or equivalent experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: This class meets on Friday, May 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

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Sewing Skills- Seam Finishes

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making in these classes. Skills class- Seam finishes. We will focus on six different seam finishes. Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Lottie Top, Tunic or Sundress

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Lottie Top, Tunic, and Sundress are loose fitting wardrobe staples with three sleeve and three length options for 18 mix and match combinations. All three views pull over the head without the need for closures. Materials: 2.25 to 3.75 yards of cotton fabric: chambray, seersucker, or linen 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…

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Freestyle Friday: BIG Beach Tote

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Make yourself a BIG tote that is beach ready! Materials: 3/4 yard of cotton for exterior, 3/4 yard of cotton for interior, 1/2 yard canvas, vinyl, or faux leather, and 2.5 cotton webbing for straps and coordinating thread. Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Skill Level: Beginner Sessions: This class meets on Friday, May 19, 6:30pm - 9:00pm.

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Open Sew

May 21 @ 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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Sewing Skills- Zippers

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making in these classes. Skills Class - Zippers. We will focus on inserting a regular and invisible zipper. Requires two zippers, one regular, one invisible. Tuesday, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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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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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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