Where are you located?
Handcraft Workshop is located at 6819 Germantown Avenue, in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. Magu Yoga and Fino’s Pizza are our neighbors.
Where can I park?
2-hour non-metered parking is available on Germantown Avenue. Free parking is also available on Carpenter Lane.
Can I buy my class materials at Handcraft Workshop?
Handcraft Workshop provides sewing machines and general sewing and cutting tools. We will email you a supply list prior to the start of class. You are responsible for purchasing the fabric, thread and supplies for class. We do not provide or sell fabric, thread or notions. Please be sure to bring all of your materials and supplies to class.
What are your class policies?
Please see our Policies and Forms page for all of our class policies.
What are your class policies for Kids classes?
Please see our Policies and Forms page for all of our class policies, including the additional policies for kid classes.
At what age do your classes start?
Machine sewing classes are for students age 8 and older. Hand sewing and other crafting classes and events are for students age 4 and older.
I need something sewn, repaired, or altered. Do you offer these services?
Sorry, we don’t provide those types of services but we can teach you how.
Can you teach me how to use my own sewing machine?
We suggest that you take the Sewing 101 class and learn to use our sewing machines. You should be able to apply the skills you learn to start using your own machine. If you have problems, please email us about a private lesson.
Do you rent your space for private parties or events?
Yes, we do! Please see our Private Parties page for more information.
How long does it take to be really good at sewing?
It all depends on the person but the more you sew outside of class time, the faster you will advance. We believe that practice, perseverance, and patience are the keys to becoming a great sewist. You’re going to make a lot (and we mean a lot) of mistakes but that’s part of the learning process. Make mistakes, rip them out, and try again! Like any new skill, it takes time to learn how to sew but if you stick with it, you’ll be glad you did.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes! Send us an email to purchase a gift certificate for you, a friend, or a loved one. They are the perfect gift for anyone who is interested in sewing. Our current system is not set up to apply gift certificates via online registration, so you will have to email us to redeem your gift certificate for a sewing class. The fine print: Gift certificates are redeemable for class purchases at Handcraft Workshop. All sales are final and non-refundable. If certificate is not presented at the time of purchase, customer must provide ID and certificate number. Gift certificates cannot be redeemed for cash. A gift certificate will be void and have no value if it is not used for a period of 24 consecutive months.