MAGPIE Featured Sewing Classes

Frame of colorful sewing buttons isolated on white


Want to learn how to use your old sewing machine? Recently receive a machine that you’re nervous to try sewing on? Join our next BYOM class for a fun and informative hour and a half of instruction on your own machine.* Basic machine orientation, threading, bobbin preparation, tension, and stitch explanations will be covered, as well as some simple stitching practice on fabric samples. A great first class to take in preparation for our Level 1 Courses!

If you’ve taken the Basic Machine Class, or are familiar with your machine, and would like more hands-on time working on a simple project, this class is for you! Students will continue exploring different stitches and features on their own machines, and will complete a simple pillow sampler (or project of your choice) using the features available on your machine.*

For those of you looking to work “Quilting Bee” style on your machine-sewing projects, join us for Open Sewing Hours. You’ll gather with other novice and experienced sewing enthusiasts to finish old projects, do some mending, or get started on new efforts. Come enjoy sewing with like-minded individuals, and take advantage of the expertise around you.

Open Sewing Hours fee is $10 per hour, per person.
Sundays 2:30pm-5:30pm (by reservation)

Ages 12 and up welcome. Kids ages 8-11 are welcome with adult supervision.

*A limited number of classroom machines available to those who do not have their own machines. Please request this upon registration.


  • Sunday, March 22  1-2:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 28   3-4:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 29  1-2:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 11   3-4:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 12  1-2:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 2  3-4:30 pm

$25 per student /per class
includes 1.5 hours of class instruction (each class) and project fabrics

Register at or by phone
607-591-9652. Payment is expected the day of class.

Magpie accepts cash, check and all major credit cards.

Sign up for any class or open sew hours by phone, or by responding to this email.  There are no walk-in hours, so non-registrants will not be notified of class cancellations.

Minimum of 4 students required to hold classes or open sew. Due to space constraints, we must cap our registrations at 10 students.

See MAGPIE at Downtown Cortland Chill-A-Bration, Saturday Feb. 28!

indie fair 15 chill

Come see Magpie and Friends at this Saturday’s Cortland Downtown Chill-A-Bration! The action will be happening INDOORS at 15 Main Street!

Come visit our wonderful local artisans from:

Anonymous of 1
B&B Creations
Cinch Art Space
Colibri Studios
Fireside Soy Candles
Heart in Chainz
Herb ‘n Revival
The Hoopla
Tender Loving Care by Mammy

Be sure to join us!  For more information, visit



MAGPIE teams up with CORTLAND MAKERSPACE to help you reduce, re-use, and recycle your fibers!


Saturday, February 21, 6pm-8pm
The Beard Building 12 N Main St, Cortland

Have some worn or torn clothes that you just can’t bear to throw away? Join Cortland Makerspace and Stacey from Magpie as we turn those old clothes (or use some of the provided items for a small donation) into something new using “upcycling”! Bring your own clothes or, for a nominal donation, use fabrics brought in by Stacey herself. The class is free & open to the public.