I love to sew! My mission is to help foster a growing love of sewing in the hearts of all my students. Loving hearts makes the world a better place to live. I know, I know…pretty gushy. That’s okay.
StitchClub has morphed from a youth-only program to an adult/youth team program, if you want to sew with your son/daughter/niece…you may. One of you must be btwn the ages of 10 and 14, and one of you must be a responsible adult. It’s a great way to spend some good time together with a child. Why should she/he have all the fun! Kids are still welcome to sew independently. Choose what is best for your family.
I have several projects that I recommend for good learning experiences and then I really encourage kids to choose things they want to make and that fall within the range of their skills. My students have made everything from stuffed creatures to sundresses. Photos of projects can be seen in the Gallery at the top of this page. Students are usually working on different projects during the same class time.
Classes are limited to 4 students. You get lots of one-on-one time with your instructor.
See current schedule at upper right of this page.
Sometimes I am able to offer an alternate time for you to sew if you must miss a class, but I cannot guarantee this. Sometimes you just gotta miss and that’s the way it goes, dang it.
If your child has never operated a sewing machine, a basics 1.5priv-hour ate lesson is required before beginning StitchClub group classes. I offer this lesson at a time we all agree on, at the discounted rate of $40 when registering for a month of StitchClub. This is a one-time private lesson for StitchClub students only and may be taken with a sewing friend who is new to StitchClub, too! For all other private lessons, see the menu on the classes page of seamdivas.com.
Cost and registration
Call or email for space availability. Tuition is a monthly fee of $80 for 6 classroom hours. The first month may be paid by cash, check or card and submitted along with the StitchClub registration form. Payments thereafter, to guarantee your place, made by autopay with a card (taken on the 25th of the current month for the following month) or by paying for 3 months in advance by cash or check on or before the 25th of the current month. Because my classes are so small and I often have a waiting list, I simply must adhere to this format. Details about the autopay options can be found by clicking here: CC Auto Deduct Form.
Initially all that is needed is a good pair of fabric scissors (8” bent-handled dressmaker shears, Mudial, Gingher are both nice brands. I don’t care for the Fiscars shears with the fat blades-not pointy enough!), and fabric and notions as needed for chosen projects. Click here for a list of basic sewing supplies and click here for a list of kid-friendly beginner projects (coming soon).
Please email or call to arrange a visit to the lounge classroom. I encourage you to come and see if it’s a place you want to spend some time, before you commit.
Learning to sew does not happen in a finite amount of time. Remember, that in past generations, sewing was a skill that was developed over many years, usually under the supervision of a mentoring adult. It takes years to encounter many of the different situations that fabric, fit, and fussy machines can expose a person to. No one ever learns it ALL! Be patient. Sew in classes with me for as long as you feel you are happy and loving it. Repetition is good. Sewing at home between classes is good. Sewing alongside your child is good. Allowing your child to make messes and sew safely by herself is good. Mistakes happen and can be great teachers, too.