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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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