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Celebrate I Love Yarn Day with us this Saturday, 10/12!

Sewing Classes

Sewing Classes

Check out some of our upcoming sewing, quilting, and garment-making classes!
Want to learn a new skill but don’t see what you want? Let us know, we are always updating our class offerings.

pillow_action_KALFundamentals: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine
Cost $25

with Terry Owen
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary – appropriate for adults and teens

Sat. 10/26 1-3PM

Bring your machine, accessories, attachments, manual, and thread and learn how to operate your own sewing machine with confidence. Threading, bobbin winding, stitching, special features, and simple maintenance will be covered in this very personalized class. All makes and models welcome.  Please let the instructor know at registration what type of machine you will be using. If you would like to learn to sew but do not have your own machine, you may take this class using one of our store machines – simply reserve a machine when you register.


Fundamentals: Pillowcase Panache
Cost $25 + supplies 
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: Beginner – appropriate for adults and teens

Sat. 11/2  1-3PM

This is a great first project for the beginner or those wishing to brush up their sewing machine skills. Using two different cuts totaling one yard of fabric, create a banded bed pillow case using basic sewing skills. Choose fabric yourself in the store to match your style.  Student must be able to operate a sewing machine for basic stitching.


Kids’ Beginning Sewing (Ages 8+)
Cost: $25 includes all supplies
with Gay Volz
Skill Level:  No Experience Necessary 

More classes coming soon!

If you have never taken a sewing class at Silk Road Textiles, this class is required before taking any other kids’ or teens’ sewing classes. Each section is a two-day class where students will learn to use and care for a sewing machine. Covered topics include properly threading the needle, winding a bobbin, sewing a straight line, selecting stitch patterns, and good sewing habits. During the class we will all make pincushions that can be used throughout other sewing classes. If time permits, we may also make geometric pillows. You are welcome to bring your machine from home or use one of ours – just let us know when you register which you’d prefer. Required Reading: All the projects in our kids’ entry level sewing classes come from A Kid’s Guide To Sewing by Sophie Kerr. If you do not already own a copy of this book, you will need to purchase one to participate in our classes.


KSC: Camp Out
Cost $45 + supplies
with Gay Volz
Skill Level: Beginner

Tue. 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 AND 10/22 4:15-5:30PM

In this four-part class, students will learn to make a pillowcase and large drawstring bag with a zippered pocket, perfect for sleepovers and camp outs. This class is designed to practice and expand basic sewing skills while making something fun and useful.  All students must have taken Kids Beginning Sewing at SRT prior to this class. They will expand their skills, learning to install a zipper and to make a casing and insert elastic. A great way to practice those sewing skills!


Beginner Mini Quilt
Cost $45 + supplies
with Gay Volz
Skill Level: Beginner

Tue. 10/15 AND 10/22 1-3PM

Designed for new quilters, this class will teach the basics of constructing a quilt. Students will learn basic piecing skills, measuring and cutting with a rotary cutter, use of batting and applying binding. Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


Animal Pincushions
Cost $40 (includes kit) + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Beginner

Sunday, 10/20  1-4PM

This class is open to all students 13 and up! In this sewing class, students will make a cute animal pincushion to hold needles, pins, pens, thread and other sewing tools! Students can choose from our selection of 6 animal patterns, which includes two chickens, 2 cats, a mouse, and a dog. The kit includes everything needed to make your little creature except the fabric – just pick a fat quarter or two of your favorite fabric and you’re ready to go! Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


Apparel Technique Studio: Buttonholes
Cost: $45 + supplies OR enroll in the entire 7 part Apparel Technique Studio series for $250 + supplies–more than a 20% savings!!
with Tammie Gerke
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 10/26 9AM-12PM

Join nationally known educator and certified Babylock instructor Tammie Gerke for this hands-on studio. The main focus of this class is to learn how to make perfectly sized buttonholes, bound buttonholes, and how to make interesting buttonholes to add a bit of “bling” to your garment.

This series is appropriate for beginner garment makers who have attempted garment sewing in the past and want to perfect their skills or any garment sewers who want to expand and perfect their skills.


Image result for inside out pouch aneela hoeyInside Out Pouch
Cost $45 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sunday, 11/3 AND 11/17  1-3:30PM

Create an upright bag to carry all of your sewing or knitting supplies! Two vinyl pockets on the front and back allow you to see what you’re carrying, whether it’s thread colors, needles, or stitch markers, so you can just grab it and go! Students in this class will master zippers, small pleats, installing ultra-firm stabilizer, and will learn tricks for working with vinyl. This is a great class for students looking for a bit of a challenge. Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


KSC: Runaround
Cost $25 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Beginner

Tuesday, 11/12 AND 11/19  4:15-5:30PM

Join us after school to make this fun and functional purse! Students in this class will learn how to fully line their bag, make a back pocket, and place a zipper – learn how easy it is to make this simple purse! Add a matching zipper pull as a cute embellishment! Students must have previously completed the Kid’s Beginning Sewing course at Silk Road Textiles.


Modern Hand Quilting: Tips + Tricks
Cost $40 + supplies
with Kate Spencer
Skill Level: Beginner

Saturday, 11/16  10:15AM-12:15PM

This workshop is a great introduction to the techniques of traditional hand-quilting! In this class, Kate will teach the basics of hand quilting: choosing a quilting template, picking threads that will work for your project, tips for getting started with your first stitches (embedding the knot), and how to securely tie off your thread. Use the techniques in this class to create your own modern designs! Quilting experience is not required, but students should be familiar with hand sewing.


Apparel Technique Studio: Pockets
Cost: $45 + supplies OR enroll in the entire 7 part Apparel Technique Studio series for $250 + supplies–more than a 20% savings!!
with Tammie Gerke
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 11/23 9AM-12PM

Join nationally known educator and certified Babylock instructor Tammie Gerke for this hands-on studio, where you will learn how to make a wide range of pockets.  Students will also learn how to add pockets to patterns that don’t call for them.

This series is appropriate for beginner garment makers who have attempted garment sewing in the past and want to perfect their skills or any garment sewers who want to expand and perfect their skills.


Scout Tee
$50 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sun. 12/1 AND 12/8  1-3:30PM

Make your own woven T-shirt with cap sleeves and a scoop neck! The Scout Tee from Grainline Studio is fitted at the shoulders and falls into a more relaxed fit below the bust; it’s a perfect layering piece under blazers and cardigans! This versatile wardrobe staple can be made from a variety of light to medium weight woven fabrics. Students must have experience using a sewing machine and some basic garment knowledge is preferred.


Apparel Technique Studio: Cuffs & Collars
Cost: $45 + supplies OR enroll in the entire 7 part Apparel Technique Studio series for $250 + supplies–more than a 20% savings!!
with Tammie Gerke
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 12/14 9AM-12PM

Join nationally known educator and certified Babylock instructor Tammie Gerke for this hands-on studio, where students will learn how to properly prepare your collars and cuffs for a variety of fabrications and styles for professional results every time.

This series is appropriate for beginner garment makers who have attempted garment sewing in the past and want to perfect their skills or any garment sewers who want to expand and perfect their skills.


Apparel Technique Studio: Sleeves
Cost: $45 + supplies OR enroll in the entire 7 part Apparel Technique Studio series for $250 + supplies–more than a 20% savings!!
with Tammie Gerke
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 1/11 9AM-12PM

Join nationally known educator and certified Babylock instructor Tammie Gerke for this hands-on studio, where students will learn Tammie’s tried and true tricks for perfect sleeves.

This series is appropriate for beginner garment makers who have attempted garment sewing in the past and want to perfect their skills or any garment sewers who want to expand and perfect their skills.


Apparel Technique Studio: Zippers
Cost: $45 + supplies OR enroll in the entire 7 part Apparel Technique Studio series for $250 + supplies–more than a 20% savings!!
with Tammie Gerke
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 1/25 9AM-12PM

Join nationally known educator and certified Babylock instructor Tammie Gerke for this hands-on studio, where students will learn how to install a variety of zippers with ease and without frustration and discuss adding zippers as accents to any garment. When you walk out of class, you’ll never fear a zipper installation again.

This series is appropriate for beginner garment makers who have attempted garment sewing in the past and want to perfect their skills or any garment sewers who want to expand and perfect their skills.


Apparel Technique Studio: Linings Part 1
Cost: $45 + supplies OR enroll in the entire 7 part Apparel Technique Studio series for $250 + supplies–more than a 20% savings!!
with Tammie Gerke
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 2/15 9AM-12PM

Join nationally known educator and certified Babylock instructor Tammie Gerke for this hands-on studio, where students will learn all about sewing linings on garments. Tammie will share her tips and tricks for installing a lining so the garment hangs properly and remains unseen, as it should.

This series is appropriate for beginner garment makers who have attempted garment sewing in the past and want to perfect their skills or any garment sewers who want to expand and perfect their skills.


Apparel Technique Studio: Linings Part 2
Cost: $45 + supplies OR enroll in the entire 7 part Apparel Technique Studio series for $250 + supplies–more than a 20% savings!!
with Tammie Gerke
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Sat. 2/29 9AM-12PM

Join nationally known educator and certified Babylock instructor Tammie Gerke for this hands-on studio, where students will learn all about sewing linings on garments. Tammie will share her tips and tricks for installing a lining so the garment hangs properly and remains unseen, as it should.

This series is appropriate for beginner garment makers who have attempted garment sewing in the past and want to perfect their skills or any garment sewers who want to expand and perfect their skills.