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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

Fri. 1/10 1-3PM OR Sat. 1/25 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

Tue. 12/3 1-3PM OR Fri. 1/17 1-3PM OR Sat. 2/1 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.


Japanese Knot Bag
Cost: $35 + supplies
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: Beginner

Sat. 11/30 9AM-12PM

Sew the perfect gift for all of your yarn-loving friends! The Japanese Knot Bag is a unique yet functional project bag that is so fun to sew that you’ll want to keep on making. Using only four fat quarters, you’ll be surprised at how simply this comes together. It definitely falls in the “looks harder than it is” category. Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


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.


KSC: PJ Pants (Ages 8+)
Cost: $25 + supplies
with Gay Volz
Skill Level: Beginner

Thu. 12/5 AND 12/12 4:15-5:30PM

Interested in sewing clothes? Want your own custom PJ pants, created by you, for you? In this excellent introduction to apparel sewing, students will learn to follow and cut from a pattern and sew casing for an elastic waist band. Stop in and check out our selection of flannel, double gauze, and cotton fabrics–perfect for your new pajama pants. All students must have completed Kids’ Beginning Sewing at Silk Road Textiles prior to taking this class.


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 915AM-12:15PM

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 9:15AM-12:15PM

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.


Runaround Bag
Cost $35 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Beginner

Sun. 1/12 1-4PM

Join us 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. Add a matching zipper pull as a cute embellishment! Students must be comfortable using a sewing machine.


Pin Cushion Thread Catcher
Cost $35 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Thu. 1/16 10:15AM-1:15PM

Do you covet your friend’s thread catcher? Now you can make one of your own! Choose a fabric you love and join us to make this fun and functional project!


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 9:15AM-12:15PM

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.


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

Sat. 2/8  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.


Project Bags
Cost $35 + supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Wed. 2/12 10:15AM-1:15PM

Great for organizing everything you need for each of your projects, these handy totes in four sizes have sturdy quilted bases and fun fabric details. A zippered closure keeps everything safe and secure and a see-through vinyl window allows you to see at a glance what is in each bag. Quick and easy to make, the bags make great gifts, too!


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 9:15AM-12:15PM

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.


Minimalist Wallet
Cost: $50 (includes book, snaps, and Kraftex) + additional supplies
with Kathleen Kaiser
Skill Level: Beginner

Sun. 2/16 1-4PM

Everyday Essentials is a collection of 3 modern accessories from Noodlehead patterns that are designed to be used in your everyday life. In this class, students will focus on making a wallet that uses Kraft-tex paper fabric as a fun accent; students will learn to install a zipper and snaps on this sophisticated bag!


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 9:15AM-12:15PM

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.