Where are you located?
Handcraft Workshop is located at 7224 Germantown Avenue, in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. Jyoti Indian Bistro and Vally Green Bank are our neighbors.
Where can I park?
Free parking is available one block from the store. The entrance to the Philadelphia Municipal parking lot is located between 7140 Germantown Avenue (FitLife Gym) and 7148 Germantown Avenue (Rothe Florists). Metered parking is also available on Germantown Avenue.
What is your return policy?
All sales are final on fabric, patterns, books, notions, accessories, gift certificates and sale items. These items may not be returned or exchanged.
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.
Do I have to buy all of the materials I need for a class at Handcraft Workshop?
No, we do not require that you purchase class materials from us. However, it is important that you have the right types of tools and fabric that is appropriate for the class project. If you shop here, we will help you find everything you need and ensure it’s exactly what you should have for the class. Also, purchasing your materials from Handcraft Workshop helps us keep our class prices staying affordable for everyone and supports a small, local business. And you’ll make us happy!
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.