Machine Sewing: Level 1

Students will start a specific project with instructor guidance. Topics covered: choosing patterns, gauging size, fabric appropriateness, and specialty needles/stitches.

Depending on project complexity, students may need to enroll in Open Sewing Hours to complete their project.

Open Sewing Hours!

Need a little time to work on your project? Well, come on over!

Join other sewing enthusiasts and take advantage of their 
Finish up an old project or get started on something new, or just do some mending.
We have machines available or you can bring your own.
The cost? A mere $10/person/hour.

Please phone 607-591-9652 by the previous Saturday at 3pm to reserve a space at the table and/or a machine!  First come, first served. Non-reservations are not guaranteed to be seated. Hours beyond 1-4 pm on Sundays are not available.

Call 607-591-9652 For Reservations

BYOM (Bring Your Own Machine) Classes

Do you have a sewing machine you wish you knew how to use?
Collection of retro sewing machine, sketch for your design

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.



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.