Classes


Want to learn something new or brush up on a skill? Why not join us for a class.

You can register for classes over the phone (831) 623-0200 or in person at the shop.  

Don’t have space to layout a project, knees don't bend like they used to getting up and down off the floor, or your kids and pets offer just a little too much help? Give us a call! If we don’t have a class going on you are more than welcome to use the space - it's spacious, well lit and offers loads of design wall space.

Please read our class policies regarding discounts, cancellations and a few other things at the bottom of this page.

TAKE A STAND (STAND UP TOTE)

Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

The small Take A Stand tote make a perfect stand for the Tool Case in our Running With Scissors pattern. Just fold the Tool Case over so that the inner pockets are exposed. Place the Tool Case "billboard-style" over the upright tote. You'll love the stability and easy access to all your supplies. The large tote will hold the Running With Scissors Tool Case and/or fabric, tools, and more.

 

The SMALL stand-up tote measures 8-3/4"H x 12"W x 6-1/2"D.

The LARGE stand-up tote measures 12-1/2"H x 16"W x 8"D.

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

LEARN TO SEW, MACHINE BASICS (AGES 8+) AND BEYOND • SEW FOR LOVE

Date: October 12, 13, 14

Please see description under "ON-GOING".

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (TOOL CASE)

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

You'll love this handy zip-up Tool Case to store and carry a variety of tools, from rotary cutters and scissors to markers, turning tools, small rulers, and more. A variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric can be customized to fit the tools you use and love. PAIRS NICELY WITH THE TAKE A STAND BAG!

 

The Tool Case measures 9-1/2"H x 12-1/2"W x 1-1/2"D when closed and opens to 12-1/2"H x 20-1/2"W.

 

 

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

SCREEN BAG

Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: $25 + pattern
Instructor: Cindy Tatro
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Made from screen and your favorite fabrics these bags are quick and fun to make. Cindy, the instructor has made tons of these and will be with you every step of the way.

 

Bag approximately 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" x 5 1/2"

   

Can't take the class but want to purchase the pattern? Click on the Screen Bag Pattern picture and it'll take you to the pattern.

CLAM UP (ZIPPERED POUCHES)

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more.

 

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for making the bags with or without quilted fabric and for adding optional iron-on vinyl laminate to make the inside easy to wipe clean.

 

Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to open wide and attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. An optional strap with swivel hook may also be added.

 

When empty, the bags nest inside one another to save space.

 

Finished sizes of bags are as follows:

Extra Small (XS): 2¾"H x 3½"W x 2⅝"D                                  

Small (S): 3½"H x 4½"W x 3⅜"D

Medium (M): 4¼"H x 5½"W x 4"D

Large (L): 4⅞"H x 6½"W x 4⅝"D

Extra Large (XL): 5½"H x 7½"W x 5"D

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

MACHINE MEDICS
SEWING MACHINE SALE

DATE: Saturday, December 1
TIME: 10:30 - 2:30pm 
INSTRUCTOR: Karen Gonzalez

We're trying something a little new. Karen Gonzalez, owner of Machine Medics will be in our classroom and she'll have previously loved sewing machines for sale. If you're looking for a gift or wanting a machine for yourself, why not stop by.

She'll have different models and brands and the machines will be set up and ready for you to test. And she's also offering giving a 1 year warranty on any machine you purchase.

Karen will be here to answer questions and assist with the machines. Or if you have a question ahead of time, why not give her a call at 831-479-8117.

CLAM UP (ZIPPERED POUCHES)

Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Cost: $35 + pattern
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more.

 

The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for making the bags with or without quilted fabric and for adding optional iron-on vinyl laminate to make the inside easy to wipe clean.

 

Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to open wide and attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. An optional strap with swivel hook may also be added.

 

When empty, the bags nest inside one another to save space.

 

Finished sizes of bags are as follows:

Extra Small (XS): 2¾"H x 3½"W x 2⅝"D                                  

Small (S): 3½"H x 4½"W x 3⅜"D

Medium (M): 4¼"H x 5½"W x 4"D

Large (L): 4⅞"H x 6½"W x 4⅝"D

Extra Large (XL): 5½"H x 7½"W x 5"D

 

**Pre-class homework: as per pattern instructions, please cut and, if required, quilt all pieces**

FINISH (OR START) IT FRIDAY (TWICE MONTHLY)

Date: THIRD and LAST Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
Time: 10 – 5:00pm
Cost: FREE
Instructor: None

Enjoy a sewing day at the shop - there's no charge, just come on down (or up). You can work on whatever you'd like. There's no instructor - if you have a question we will try to answer and help as much as we can, but this does not take the place of our Quilting 101 or Beginning Sewing classes.

LEARN TO SEW, MACHINE BASICS (AGES 8+) AND BEYOND
• SEW FOR LOVE 

Michelle visits our store about once every other month for a full weekend. Start off with her 3 hour machine basics class. If you know your machine basics and just need help on a project Michelle can help with that too. You can sew as long as there is class space available that day, yes sometimes up to midnight.

 

Teacher Michelle and founder of Sew For Love is a well-seasoned professional who currently works in the Sewing & Craft industry. Calm, patient and willing to share the wealth of knowledge learned over the 50 years of experience.

 

Any Questions you can call or text Michelle at 408-406-3102 or visit www.simplylovetosew.webs.com

 

Dates: October 12, 13, 14; November 9, 10, 11
Time: Friday 5-8pm or 8-11pm; Saturday 10-1pm, 2-5pm, 5-8pm; Sunday 10-1pm, 2-5pm
(Times listed are for Beginners and Ongoing; Sew For Love is anytime you can volunteer!)

BEGINNERS Michelle will walk you through the basics of the sewing machine - thread, needles, tension, bobbins, stitch count. You can bring your own machine or can rent one from Michelle.

SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED FOR CLASS

Package of long pins (yellow), good fabric scissors, 6 inch sewing gauge, basic thread, seam ripper, pin cushion, pen or pencil, sewing machine with empty bobbin, foot pedal and pressure foot.

Class length: 3 hours
Cost: $45
Rental: Sewing machine rental available $5/day
Experience: none required

ONGOING If you want to broaden your sewing skills Michelle offers instruction for all levels, from beginners to intermediate students. Each student works at their own pace on their own project. You can start with one of her projects (most can be completed in 3 hours or less) – lap quilt (any age), 15” square patch quilt (age 12+), pajama pants (age 12+), drawstring tote bag, pillow case, reversible apron.

Class length: 2 hour minimum
Cost: $15/hour (2 hour minimum)
Rental: Sewing machine rental available $5/day
Experience: Must have taken Machine Basics

SEW FOR LOVE ♥ – This is a volunteer sewing program Michelle started back in 2000. Benefitting local charities with items such as quilts, hats, cubie chairs, pet beds and tote bags – Michelle is always looking for volunteers to sew these simple items, stuff chairs or just help out.

Class length: However much time you can give
Cost: Free
Experience: None required

SHEILA'S BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH: REVISED HIDDEN STARS (MONTHLY)

Dates: 3rd Saturday of each month for 12 months
Time: 9am – 10am
Cost: $5/month 
Instructor: Sheila Galindo
Skill Level: Basic sewing and rotary cutting skills

Sheila continues her once-a-month Saturday sessions with a beautiful new block-of-the-month “Hot Flashes”. Sheila will give a talk and have a sample of the month's block – which you can pick up at the shop on the day of the meeting. You can ask questions and of course bring your show-and-tell of blocks that you've completed. There will be coffee and donut holes to snack on. And, at the end of the program there is a show-and-tell of your finished block-of-the-month. 

DISCOUNT
You will receive a 10% discount on class supplies plus 10% on the day of class.

CANCELLATION POLICY
For a refund: You must notify us AT LEAST 3 DAYS (72 hours) prior to class. For our QUILTING 101 class you must cancel at least ONE WEEK (7 DAYS) prior to the first class. 

Refunds WILL NOT be given if you haven’t notified us or just don’t show up for class. NO EXCEPTIONS!

If for any reason the instructor cancels you will most certainly get a refund.

 

SEWING MACHINES
You must be familiar with your sewing machine and it must be in good working order. Instructors are here to teach, not to take time away from other students to troubleshoot your machine.

PHONES
You are important, as is everyone in a class. Your phone calls… well… not so much to other students. Please turn your phone to vibrate or why not take a little break and turn it off. If you must take a phone call, please do so outside.

EATING IN THE CLASSROOM
Would we be quilters if snacks weren’t involved? Food and drink are allowed in the classroom. Please be sure to keep the tables clean so someone else’s project isn’t compromised by your Nachos Supreme and sugar free vanilla iced latte.

 

PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK
Some classes require PRE-class work (usually noted on the supply list if there is one). If you class calls for this, please make every effort to get it done. This allows more time to actually work on your project AND to ask questions if you need clarification on something.

PARKING
You can park in any designated spot you’d like in front of the shop. If you are parking BEHIND the shop, there are 3 spaces FACING THE WOODEN FENCE. The sign in front of the space MUST SAY “GUEST PARKING”. If it’s doesn’t do not park there!


MINDFUL
Classes are meant to teach you something you don’t know, to brush up on things you do, but most of all to be fun! Please be mindful of conversations that might not make these things possible to the students around you.