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Kids' Hand-sewing and Embroidery workshop day camp

Cost: $ 150.00
Welcome to our creative and personalized sewing class, where the power of choice is in your hands! In this unique sewing workshop, each student has the opportunity to embark on their own sewing journey, guided by a skilled and experienced instructor. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned seamstress, our class is tailored to your individual preferences and skill level. What sets this class apart is that you get to choose your sewing project. Whether it's traditional piecing, foundation paper piecing, y-seams, partial seams, or something else entirely, the choice is yours. Our quilting instructor is here to help you bring your vision to life. Throughout the class, you'll receive expert guidance and step-by-step instructions, ensuring that your sewing skills are honed and refined. If there's a technique you're unfamiliar with or a creative idea you've been itching to explore, our instructor is there to provide the necessary support and advice. It's not just a sewing class; it's a journey of self-expression and creativity, where you decide which direction to take. Join us and let your imagination run wild as you stitch your way to beautiful and functional creations with the guidance of a dedicated and passionate sewing expert. Your sewing adventure begins here!

Cost: $ 30.00
5 day hand sewing embroidery stuffies kids day camp summer

Cost: $ 250.00
My Small World Stitch-Along - Zoom
- Aug 12, 2024 10:00 am

Join our Sew-Along Class via Zoom for the enchanting "My Small World" pattern by Jen Kingwell! Immerse yourself in a whimsical journey of piecing and quilting as we explore this delightful design together. Over several sessions, our host will lead you through a world of diverse techniques including English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, hand embroidery, applique, curved piecing, and traditional piecing. Together, we'll bring to life this captivating world of tiny houses, swirling stars, and charming landscapes. Whether you're a quilting enthusiast or eager novice, this sew-along promises camaraderie, inspiration, and the joy of creating a truly unique quilt that captures the magic of a small world all your own!

Cost: $ 20.00
My Small World Stitch-Along - Zoom
- Aug 12, 2024 10:00 am

Join our Sew-Along Class via Zoom for the enchanting "My Small World" pattern by Jen Kingwell! Immerse yourself in a whimsical journey of piecing and quilting as we explore this delightful design together. Over several sessions, our host will lead you through a world of diverse techniques including English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, hand embroidery, applique, curved piecing, and traditional piecing. Together, we'll bring to life this captivating world of tiny houses, swirling stars, and charming landscapes. Whether you're a quilting enthusiast or eager novice, this sew-along promises camaraderie, inspiration, and the joy of creating a truly unique quilt that captures the magic of a small world all your own!

Cost: $ 20.00
Welcome to our creative and personalized sewing class, where the power of choice is in your hands! In this unique sewing workshop, each student has the opportunity to embark on their own sewing journey, guided by a skilled and experienced instructor. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned seamstress, our class is tailored to your individual preferences and skill level. What sets this class apart is that you get to choose your sewing project. Whether it's traditional piecing, foundation paper piecing, y-seams, partial seams, or something else entirely, the choice is yours. Our quilting instructor is here to help you bring your vision to life. Throughout the class, you'll receive expert guidance and step-by-step instructions, ensuring that your sewing skills are honed and refined. If there's a technique you're unfamiliar with or a creative idea you've been itching to explore, our instructor is there to provide the necessary support and advice. It's not just a sewing class; it's a journey of self-expression and creativity, where you decide which direction to take. Join us and let your imagination run wild as you stitch your way to beautiful and functional creations with the guidance of a dedicated and passionate sewing expert. Your sewing adventure begins here!

Cost: $ 30.00
Decorative Quilt Binding
- Aug 19, 2024 10:00 am

You already know how to attach a binding. How can we jazz it up a bit?

Cost: $ 60.00
Quilt Binding Odd Angles
- Aug 19, 2024 01:30 pm

You already know how to attach a binding on a rectangular quilt, but how about with irregular shapes?

Cost: $ 60.00
My Small World Stitch-Along - Zoom
- Sep 09, 2024 10:00 am

Join our Sew-Along Class via Zoom for the enchanting "My Small World" pattern by Jen Kingwell! Immerse yourself in a whimsical journey of piecing and quilting as we explore this delightful design together. Over several sessions, our host will lead you through a world of diverse techniques including English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, hand embroidery, applique, curved piecing, and traditional piecing. Together, we'll bring to life this captivating world of tiny houses, swirling stars, and charming landscapes. Whether you're a quilting enthusiast or eager novice, this sew-along promises camaraderie, inspiration, and the joy of creating a truly unique quilt that captures the magic of a small world all your own!

Cost: $ 20.00
Tote Bag for New Sewists
- Sep 13, 2024 05:00 pm

Have you been curious about sewing with a machine? Maybe you have one, but aren't very comfortable with it yet. This class is a great way to get familiar with a sewing machine. The tote bag is very forgiving, so it makes a great first project.

Cost: $ 60.00
Free Motion 101
- Sep 16, 2024 02:00 pm

In our free motion quilting class, you'll unlock your creativity and master the art of quilting without boundaries. This hands-on workshop empowers both beginners and experienced quilters to explore the exciting world of free-motion quilting. With expert guidance, you'll explore what you can do when you drop your feed dogs.

Cost: $ 60.00
Sew Along Burlesque Costuming
- Sep 16, 2024 06:30 pm

Have a creative vision but you’re not quite sure how to realize it? Fascinated and awe-inspired by the stage magic of burlesque and always wondered, HOW DID THEY DO THAT? In this sew along costuming course, you’ll learn about fabrics that move well and look good under stage lighting, different options for quick release garments, AND ways to make your beautiful costumes fluctuate with our ever-changing bodies. Bring a project that you’ve either started but don’t know how to finish, or a concept that you need help realizing. Topics will be determined by the projects brought to the first class. Let’s create magic together ?

Cost: $ 295.00
Beginner Quilting
- Sep 17, 2024 05:00 pm

Learn the entire process of making a quilt in this four-week workshop. We will go through the process of piecing, starting with squares. After you have pieced the center, we will go over adding and borders, quilting your quilt, and finally binding the edges to finish this simple half square triangle quilt.

Cost: $ 295.00
Machine Applique
- Sep 30, 2024 01:00 pm

Embark on a creative journey with our Machine Appliqu? class designed for sewing enthusiasts eager to elevate their skills by creating images out of fabrics. Discover the art of embellishment as you delve into the world of appliqu?, using a fusible, raw-edge technique. Unleash your creativity, master appliqu?, and add a touch of flair to your sewing repertoire in this engaging and skill-enhancing workshop!

Cost: $ 60.00
My Small World Stitch-Along - Zoom
- Oct 07, 2024 10:00 am

Join our Sew-Along Class via Zoom for the enchanting "My Small World" pattern by Jen Kingwell! Immerse yourself in a whimsical journey of piecing and quilting as we explore this delightful design together. Over several sessions, our host will lead you through a world of diverse techniques including English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, hand embroidery, applique, curved piecing, and traditional piecing. Together, we'll bring to life this captivating world of tiny houses, swirling stars, and charming landscapes. Whether you're a quilting enthusiast or eager novice, this sew-along promises camaraderie, inspiration, and the joy of creating a truly unique quilt that captures the magic of a small world all your own!

Cost: $ 20.00
Seminole Quilting
- Oct 07, 2024 01:00 pm

This quilting technique features colorful, geometric patterns and is inspired by the Seminole people. In this hands-on class, we'll go through fabric selection, cutting, piecing, and precise stitching to create these stunning and unique designs. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, our expert instructor will guide you through creating your own beautiful Seminole-inspired quilt. Unleash your creativity and bring a piece of Seminole heritage into your home.

Cost: $ 75.00
Reversible Rag Quilt
- Oct 10, 2024 05:00 pm

Join our engaging and hands-on crafting class to learn the art of creating a cozy reversible rag quilt using flannel fabrics. This quilt-as-you-go technique means that once the top is done, the whole quilt is done! This class is perfect for both beginners and intermediate quilters. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the construction process, including layering, sewing, and finishing, ensuring they leave with a completed reversible flannel rag quilt ready to be showcased and cherished. Join us and unlock the joy of crafting a cozy, versatile, and visually captivating reversible rag quilt using luxurious flannel fabrics that will keep you warm and stylish year-round. Makes a great heartfelt handmade gift.

Cost: $ 110.00
My Small World Stitch-Along - Zoom
- Nov 04, 2024 10:00 am

Join our Sew-Along Class via Zoom for the enchanting "My Small World" pattern by Jen Kingwell! Immerse yourself in a whimsical journey of piecing and quilting as we explore this delightful design together. Over several sessions, our host will lead you through a world of diverse techniques including English paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, hand embroidery, applique, curved piecing, and traditional piecing. Together, we'll bring to life this captivating world of tiny houses, swirling stars, and charming landscapes. Whether you're a quilting enthusiast or eager novice, this sew-along promises camaraderie, inspiration, and the joy of creating a truly unique quilt that captures the magic of a small world all your own!

Cost: $ 20.00
Repair Cafe
- Jul 25, 2024 05:00 pm

Having trouble with your sewing machine and want to take a crack at it yourself? Bring your machine down to The Green Thimble repair cafe and work on it with guidance from our in-store technician.

Cost: $ 40.00
Have some clothes or other textiles in need of repair and don't know where to start? Have a project that you need a sewing machine or serger for, but don't own one? Stuck on a project and want some guidance? Just want to hang out and sew with others? Bring your project and get advice and use the tools and materials that we have available.

Cost: $ FREE
Repair Cafe
- Aug 20, 2024 05:00 pm

Having trouble with your sewing machine and want to take a crack at it yourself? Bring your machine down to The Green Thimble repair cafe and work on it with guidance from our in-store technician.

Cost: $ 40.00
Have some clothes or other textiles in need of repair and don't know where to start? Have a project that you need a sewing machine or serger for, but don't own one? Stuck on a project and want some guidance? Just want to hang out and sew with others? Bring your project and get advice and use the tools and materials that we have available.

Cost: $ FREE
Repair Cafe
- Sep 26, 2024 05:00 pm

Having trouble with your sewing machine and want to take a crack at it yourself? Bring your machine down to The Green Thimble repair cafe and work on it with guidance from our in-store technician.

Cost: $ 40.00
Have some clothes or other textiles in need of repair and don't know where to start? Have a project that you need a sewing machine or serger for, but don't own one? Stuck on a project and want some guidance? Just want to hang out and sew with others? Bring your project and get advice and use the tools and materials that we have available.

Cost: $ FREE
Repair Cafe
- Oct 22, 2024 05:00 pm

Having trouble with your sewing machine and want to take a crack at it yourself? Bring your machine down to The Green Thimble repair cafe and work on it with guidance from our in-store technician.

Cost: $ 40.00
Have some clothes or other textiles in need of repair and don't know where to start? Have a project that you need a sewing machine or serger for, but don't own one? Stuck on a project and want some guidance? Just want to hang out and sew with others? Bring your project and get advice and use the tools and materials that we have available.

Cost: $ FREE
Have some clothes or other textiles in need of repair and don't know where to start? Have a project that you need a sewing machine or serger for, but don't own one? Stuck on a project and want some guidance? Just want to hang out and sew with others? Bring your project and get advice and use the tools and materials that we have available.

Cost: $ FREE
Have you ever wanted to try out a treadle sewing machine? Do you wonder how hand-cranked machines work? Have a vintage sewing machine that you'd like to show off? Join us for an afternoon to celebrate the amazing technology of early sewing machines!

Cost: $ 15.00
No Technician Available
- Jul 17, 2024 10:00 am

Our technician, Bizz, is off at this time. You are still welcome to drop your machine off for service at this time. They will be looked after when she returns.

Welcome to the Eco-Stitch Society, where creativity meets sustainability in every stitch! Do you want the community and support of a guild, but you aren't a quilter? Though quilters are also welcome! Our club is building a community of makers passionate about upcycling and sustainable sewing practices. Whether you're a seasoned seamstress or just starting out, Eco-Stitch Society offers a supportive space to share ideas, techniques, and inspiration. From transforming thrifted garments into stylish new pieces to repurposing fabric scraps into beautiful quilts and accessories, to zero-waste patterns and more, our meetings are filled with innovative projects and eco-conscious crafting tips. Join us as we stitch together a greener, more sustainable future, one repurposed thread at a time!

Cost: $ 10.00
Featherweight Sewcial
- Aug 29, 2024 05:00 pm

Do you own a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 and want to share the love with your fellow Featherweight enthusiasts?

Cost: $ 20.00
Customize Your Class: Are you and a group of friends wanting to make a pattern, a project, or want to try a new technique, but need some guidance? Contact us with your idea and we'll reserve space and time with an instructor. Or, host a community night with your group to work alongside each other. Space available for teambuilding, low-key parties, and get-togethers. We're here to support you on your sewing journey!

Class Policies:

 

  • Registration is confirmed with full payment.
  • If minimum participation is not met by one week prior, class may be canceled. Cancellation for this reason may happen up to 48 hours prior to class.
  • We reserve the right to cancel classes any time due to emergency situations. 
  • Canceled classes will be fully refunded. 
  • In respect for instructors and fellow classmates, classes are non-refundable one week prior to start of class. If minimum participation is still met, store credit may be given at this time, with notice prior to class.
  • You are responsible for making sure you have the necessary supplies ahead of time for each class. If a supply list is not provided in the class description, please ask for one. They may be provided separately. 
  • Students receive 15% off supplies for class, as well as off machine accessories, notions, and fabric the day of class.
  • In respect for instructors and fellow classmates, please refrain from wearing heavily scented products.

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About The Green Thimble

We are a sewing store dedicated to making sewing as sustainable as possible. We offer sewing machines, supplies, and accessories for sewing enthusiasts, both new and recirculated. With a passion for creativity and craftsmanship, we strive to inspire and support sewists of all levels, offering a diverse range of products and expert guidance.