Befriend Your Sewing Machine at my new studio!

did i tell you i have a NEW STUDIO SPACE???? i’ve been working from home since moving upstate, but have been feeling like i’d be more productive and disciplined if i had a separate workspace. i’ve had it for a few months now and i’m ready to host my first class this month!

my studio is located in downtown Kerhonkson, NY (the address will be sent to you upon signing up). to register, or if you have any questions, email me at all classes will require payment in advance, and a minimum number of students to run. registration deadline for all classes is one week before the start date.

Befriend Your Sewing Machine

Saturday 3/17, 10am-1pm
One 3-hour class, $60

Do you have a sewing machine in your closet, but have never used it? Or you want to sew, but the last time you stitched anything up was in Home Ec class in 8th grade? If you are looking for a low-commitment class to get acquainted with your machine (or reacquainted with the art of sewing), this is the one for you! In this 3-hour session, you will learn how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin, sew a simple seam, and hem edges. You will make either a pillowcase, tote bag, or drawstring pouch. From this start you’ll have a foundation for moving on to all kinds of sewing projects, and your machine may just become your very BEST friend!

NOTE: I am not a repair person. Please be sure your machine is in working order; if in doubt, have it serviced. Also bring the machine’s manual (most can be downloaded if the original isn’t available).

– sewing machine + manual
– 1/2 yard or more fabric: any basic woven, printed or solid cottons, denim, twill, etc. (Optional: 1 yard ribbon for handles or drawstring, or trims for decoration)
– thread to match
– sharp fabric-cutting scissors
– pins and pincushion
– seam ripper
– tailor’s chalk/wax
– ruler

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i am a maker, designer and teacher, living in the catskills/hudson valley region of new york. i sew, crochet, make patterns, spin, embroider, dye, knit and more...


  1. hi denise! i surely will. there are already a bunch on the schedule (see my “teaching” page) at other venues and i’m planning some at my studio which should be posted this week. stay tuned!

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