Depending on project complexity, students may need to enroll in Open Sewing Hours to complete their project.
Students will learn to use a sewing machine to make their own stocking to hang by the chimney with care.
Bring your own materials for a class discount, or select from available materials provided by Magpie.
Do you have a sewing machine you wish you knew how to use?
Magpie can help!
Bring Your Own Machine (BYOM)
Beginners, don’t fear your machine; bring it to Magpie and we’ll show you how to use it. We will review how your machine works, threading, stitches, and tensions. *Machines must have maintained within 1 year of class for best performance. Ask us for maintenance details. $25 3:30-5:00pm Saturdays December 3, 17 January 21
All classes and Open Sewing Hours are by reservation only. Minimum registration of 4 students required to hold classes. Registrants will be informed of cancellations via email or phone.
Intro to Flirty Skirt
Create a cute and stylish skirt for yourself or someone else. In this introductory class, you will learn how to construct a skirt from scratch. You’ll be provided with a pattern, from which you’ll learn to cut, measure, assemble and sew your chosen fabric into a fashionable finished product.
For this class, you will need to provide:
· Serger or sewing machine
· 2 yards of large-print fabric
· 2½ yards coordinating small-print fabric
· 4 cones of coordinating serger thread (or thread/bobbin if using sewing machine)
· 1 seven-inch zipper (coordinating needle and thread if using a serger)
· waist to knee measurements
BASIC “BRING YOUR OWN MACHINE” CLASS
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!
LEVEL 1 MACHINE CLASS- GUIDED PROJECT
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.*
NEW – OPEN SEWING HOURS
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
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
Register at email@example.com 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.