Sewing Workshops and Classes

Sewing ClassesBeehive Sewing is committed to helping you develop and master the sewing skills and techniques you can use to create beautiful things.  Our goal is to help you become capable and confident working on your own or with friends here at the studio.

Generally, our classes feature demonstrations, hands-on instruction, and time for you to practice a technique on fabric we provide.  We always supply the thread, machines, cutting tools, irons, and workspace.  You’ll also receive a printed reference guide so you can return to the studio and sew on your own schedule.

Our workshops are taught by a team of instructors, each with years of experience and specialized sewing skills. Some are accomplished quilters or apparel designers. Others are known for their home decor items, accessories, or unique approach to textile art.

Looking for classes and events by date? Check out our ONLINE CALENDAR.
Remember, we offer flexible scheduling and will happily schedule any of our workshops when YOU want to take them, provided you have three committed participants. Just send a note to workshops [at] beehivesewing.com!

BEEHIVE BASICS

1.5 hours | $40
No experience needed

This 1.5 hour session is designed to get you comfortable using Beehive Sewing’s conventional machines and other tools + equipment. You will learn how to create several different stitches, and cut and stitch a small project. After completing Beehive Basics, students should feel comfortable returning to the studio for drop-in sewing and instructor-led workshops. Studio provides material for swatching and learning different techniques, and fabric for a small personal project. Minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students.
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BEEHIVE BASICS: DATE NIGHT EDITION!

We also offer a special edition of Beehive Basics each Saturday night. Any pair of students — mates, friends, siblings — who sign up as a couple will receive a discounted rate, a bar of chocolate to share, and will make the Beehive Basics eye pillow for one another (so you’ll have to choose fabric the other person will enjoy!).
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SERGER BASICS

2 hours | $60
Advanced beginner and up
Have no fear! Join us for a two-hour orientation to the BabyLock Eclipse SX serger. Overlock machines are great for working with knits and creating professional-quality seams and edges. Use our sample fabric to practice the 4-thread overlock stitch, rolled hems, lettuce edges, and ruffles, then use your own fabric to create a cloth napkin, baby hat, handkerchief, or other small item. This orientation is required before drop-in serger rental.
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BEESCHOOL for BEGINNERS

6 weeks | 2.5 hours | $200 + $30 materials
Beehive Basics or basic sewing experience required
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BEESCHOOL: APPAREL TECHNIQUES

6 weeks | 2 hours | $200 or $40 per class
Advanced beginner and up
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BEESCHOOL STRETCH: WORKING WITH KNITS

2 days | 6 hours | $130 + $30 materials
Serger Basics required
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BEESCHOOL MODERN QUILTING

3 Weeks | 6 hours | $130 + $10 materials
Beehive Basics or basic sewing experience required
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BEESCHOOL HOME DECOR

3 Weeks | 6 hours | $130 + $10 materials
Beehive Basics or basic sewing experience required
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Flexible Scheduling

We offer flexible scheduling with “Workshop Wishes.” What does this mean? If you are interested in one of our workshops but can’t make it on the scheduled date, tell us when you CAN make it! Request a date or suggest a workshop by submitting a Workshop Wish.  What’s more, we are always willing to host any of our workshops on a date you choose if you have three or more committed participants.