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.



Flirty Skirt Class

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


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.