January Classes       

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES: Sewing machine in good working order, pins, scissors, marking pen, new machine needles, bobbins. If you don’t have a machine and would like to use one of ours, please make arrangements before coming to class. Class fees are due in full upon sign up. Shoreline Sewing Machine Co, 27 N Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. Ph: 860.388.1832

Helix Pant Class

The simple and straight lines of these pants make them a great staple for any wardrobe. They are easy to make, easy to fit and
very easy to wear. It is meant to be made in stretch fabric, and we have a few bolts of some wonderful Ponte knits that make
up beautifully in this pant style! The pants features a wide elastic waistband stitched into the waist and can be made up in two
different lengths. We are offering this class in two parts. In the first part you will cut and sew a trial pair of pants, along with
any size adjustments to your pattern as needed. In the second part you will construct your final pair of pants using your adjusted
pattern and fashion fabric. For more information please call the shop. Class fee includes pattern and trial fabric.

Saturday, Jan 25th & Feb 29th   10:00am – 2    Or      Wednesday, Feb 12th & Saturday Feb 29th  10:00am – 2

Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$78.00

Quilting with Cotton Batik Knits: Oh So Sweet & Simple Lap/Baby  Quilt

We brought in a selection of cotton jersey knit batiks that are just beautiful!  The knit is so soft, yet it is firm enough that it doesn’t require a stabilizer when it comes time to piece the blocks together.  The quilt, Oh So Sweet & Simple is 47″ x 54″, a great project for beginner + level and above! Pattern is included in class fee.

Wednesday, Jan 29th            10am – 4                           Instructor:  Sue Stedman

$40.00 +fabric kit fee

One Seam Faux Suede Poncho

Make it today, wear it tonight!  This beautiful Faux suede poncho is a snap to make!  Andrea has designed a one seam poncho that stitches up in no time  and looks spectacular on everyone! The faux suede comes in two colors:  cinnamon brown and forest green.

Thursday, Jan 30th        10am – 12                       Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$29.50 includes class fee, fabric and pattern

Fit Lab for Serger Swing Coat, Akira Jacket and Akira Pant Classes

In an effort to streamline our clothing classes, we are offering a Fit Lab for anyone who needs help fitting and adjusting their
patterns for the following classes:  Serger Swing Coat (2/5) , Akira Jacket (2/27) and Akira Pant (3/5).   Please call the shop with any questions.

Thursday, Jan 30th  12:00-2:00              Instructor:  Andrea Besky

Class Fee:  $10.00

Beginning Ruler Work:  Straight Edges

Combine free-motion stitching with rulers and get a beautiful style of quilting with shaped patterns.  In this class you will use a straight ruler that will allow you to form precise straight edged patterns.  Diane will teach you the basics of quilting with rulers in this hands-on class.  You will work on sample quilt squares as you learn this fun technique!

Friday, January 31st    10am – 1                  Instructor:  Diane Johnson

$30.00

February Classes       

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES: Sewing machine in good working order, pins, scissors, marking pen, new machine needles, bobbins. If you don’t have a machine and would like to use one of ours, please make arrangements before coming to class. Class fees are due in full upon sign up. Shoreline Sewing Machine Co, 27 N Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. Ph: 860.388.1832

Embroidery 101

New to machine embroidery or need to brush up on the basics?  Come and learn the fundamentals of hooping and what stabilizers and needles to use.  Sue will teach you how to download, transfer and stitch out embroidery designs.

Saturday, Feb 1st    10am – 3              Instructor:  Sue Stedman

$50.00

 Serger Class:  Swing Jacket

This casual jacket with a swing silhouette, can be made up in two lengths. No closures and dolman sleeves makes it easy to construct. Our shop sample is made up in our Ponte Fabric that is perfect for this jacket! You will bring your serger to class to construct most of your garment on. Straight stitch machines will be available to use as needed.  (Don’t forget the Fit Lab is available if you would like help fitting your pattern)

Wednesday, Feb 5th       10am – 3                      Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$40.00

Free Motion Quilting 101

Come and learn the basics of free motion quilting! Diane will touch on all of the important elements- needles, thread, quilting feet and much more. You will practice on sample fabric and batting squares. With practice, and the basics you learn from this class, your free-motion quilting possibilities are endless!

Thursday, Feb 6th              10am- 1                 Instructor: Diane Johnson

$30.00

Bernina Accessory Foot Demo:    #71 Foot Lap-seam foot / Quilt Binding Foot

Come and see how the classic but versatile  Lap-Seam foot can be used to not only sew flat felled seams, but how you can use it to sew you quilt binding on!  Start your Saturday off with a quick and fun sewing demo and special sale on accessory feet!

Saturday, Feb 8th      9:00am – 10   Instructor:  Robin Wolek

Free!

Serger Technique Workbook

Dust off those sergers and let’s get serging!  This is a technique class only where you complete a workbook with samples for your reference. You will learn how to set up for different stitches using 3 and 4 threads, how to turn corners and much more! You must be able to thread your serger.  Private lessons are available to learn how to thread your serger, please call the shop for more information.

Saturday, Feb 8th      10:30 – 1:30     Instructor:  Deb

$40.00 includes sample fabric and workbook

Free Motion Quilting:   Feathers 101

Now that you have the basics of free-motion quilting down, take the next step and learn how to quilt using a feather pattern.  In this hands-on class Diane will teach you her technique that will get you started on your way, and give you the confidence to add the feather pattern to your list of quilting accomplishments!

Tuesday, Feb 11th        10am – 1                  Instructor:  Diane Johnson

$30.00

Helix Pant Class

The simple and straight lines of these pants make them a great staple for any wardrobe. They are easy to make, easy to fit and
very easy to wear. It is meant to be made in stretch fabric, and we have a few bolts of some wonderful Ponte knits that make
up beautifully in this pant style! The pants features a wide elastic waistband stitched into the waist and can be made up in two
different lengths. We are offering this class in two parts. In the first part you will cut and sew a trial pair of pants, along with
any size adjustments to your pattern as needed. In the second part you will construct your final pair of pants using your adjusted
pattern and fashion fabric. For more information please call the shop. Class fee includes pattern and trial fabric.

Wednesday, Feb 12th & Saturday Feb 29th          10:00am – 2

Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$75.00

Sewing with Cork:   Tall Wallet 

Fun with cork fabric! A slim vertical wallet that fits multiple business cards, gift cards, or credit cards, check books, and cash.  A confident beginner project that teaches new techniques!

Thursday, Feb 13th             10am – 1                  Instructor:  Robin Wolek

$25.00

Embroidery Class:  Snap Hoop Magnetic Hoop workshop

Experience the effortless one step method to hoop and align bulky fabrics or quilts! The Snap Hoop by DIME is a magnetic hoop and is so easy to use!  It is perfect for embroidering on towels, using the  Edge-to-Edge quilting technique and continuous embroidery designs.  The Snap Hoop is special ordered to fit the make and model of your embroidery machine.  In this hands on workshop you will use your snap hoop to embroider a towel, a small quilt sample and continuous embroidered border.   Please call the shop for more information about availability and special ordering a Snap Hoop.

Friday, Feb 14th          10am – 2                   Instructor:  Sue Stedman

$ 35.00

Serger Class:  Batik Cotton Knit Pajama Pants   

Who doesn’t love a soft and comfortable pair of pajama pants?!  Even better when the pajamas are made up in our new batik cotton jersey knit!  This pajama pants pattern is very simple to make up on a serger, and the pants feature a comfortable elastic waistband. The booklet has sizes for both Teens and Adults, and includes several other projects like a tote bag and pillow case!

Tuesday, Feb 18th  6pm-9      Instructor:  Deb

$25.00

Beginning Quilting:  Table Runner

Let Robin teach you the basics of quilting! In this class you will make a simple table runner while learning how to rotary cut and piece quilt blocks together, add a border and finish it by layering, quilting and binding the edges.  Class fee includes the pattern.

Wednesday, Feb 19th & 26th     10am – 2                  Instructor:  Robin Wolek

$59.00 Includes pattern

Beginning Ruler Work:  Curved Lines

Combine free-motion stitching with rulers and get a beautiful style of quilting with shaped patterns. In this class you will use a curved ruler that will allow you to form precise curved edged patterns. Diane will teach you the basics of quilting with rulers in this hands-on class. You will work on sample quilt squares as you learn this fun technique!

Saturday, Feb 22nd    10am – 1                  Instructor:  Diane Johnson

$30.00

Pillows with Piping and Lapped Zipper

Give your home a new pop of color when you learn how to make pillows with piping. You will learn how to make and insert piping. You will learn how to make a lapped zipper on the back side.  Class fee includes materials.

Tuesday Feb 25th  10am – 2                Instructor:  Deb

$40.00

Akira Cardigan

From the Akira pattern collection, this loose fitting cardigan is softly tailored and loose fitting.  This tie front cardigan has pockets and comes in two lengths. This casual but elegant pattern is perfect for a sewer with an intermediate skill level.  (Don’t forget the Fit Lab is available if you would like help fitting your pattern)

Thursday, Feb 27th        10am – 4                  Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$47.00

Edge-to- Edge Quilting on your Embroidery Machine

Edge-to-Edge quilting is a technique that uses specially designed embroidery files that connect and are stitched out on your home embroidery machine. You can quilt your project using this technique and have your finished quilt look like it was quilted by a professional long arm quilter!

Friday, Feb 28th        10am- 3                    Instructor: Sue Stedman
$45.00

MarchClasses       

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES: Sewing machine in good working order, pins, scissors, marking pen, new machine needles, bobbins. If you don’t have a machine and would like to use one of ours, please make arrangements before coming to class. Class fees are due in full upon sign up. Shoreline Sewing Machine Co, 27 N Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. Ph: 860.388.1832

Bernina Mastery Classes: 

 

Models:   435, 475, 480, 535        Tuesday, Mar 3rd      6pm-8        $75.00

Come and learn how to master your BERNINA sewing machine! We start out with getting familiar with the basics, securing seams, blind hem, buttonholes and more. We also go over the decorative stitching, programming and touch on free motion quilting. This class is free to those who purchased their sewing machines from Shoreline Sewing Machines. 

 

Models:  570           Tuesday March 10th      10:00am – 1     $100.00

Along with the basics from above, we will also go over the basic embroidery functions of the machine, program letters and built-in designs. This class is free to those who purchased their sewing machines from Shoreline Sewing Machines.

 

Models: 770 Tuesday March 17th 10:00am – 1 $100.00

Along with the basics from above, we will also go over the basic embroidery functions of the machine, program letters and built-in designs. This class is free to those who purchased their sewing machines from Shoreline Sewing Machines.

 

Models:  590, 790, 700     Wednesday, Mar 18th       10:00-2    $150.00

Along with all of the basics from above, the second part of the class will touch on the basic embroidery functions plus some of the unique embroidery features that come on your machines, such as precise positioning and creating continuous border designs.   This class is free to those who purchased their sewing machines from Shoreline Sewing Machines.  

Built-in Decorative Stitches Work Shop:   Crazy Quilted Sewing Machine Cover 

Here is your chance to use all of your beautiful decorative stitches that are built-in to your sewing machine!  Sue will get you started, creating a panel of crazy- quilted fabric that will be embellished with stitches of your choice.  You will then use the embellished panel to make a cover for your sewing machine!

Wednesday, Mar 4th and 11th     10am – 12:30                  Instructor:  Sue Stedman 

$35.00

Akira Pants

From the Akira pattern collection, the draw string pant has softly tailored side pockets and is loose fitting. The Akira Pant comes in long or capris length. This casual and easy to wear pant pattern is perfect for a sewer with an advanced beginner skill level.  (Don’t forget the Fit Lab is available if you would like help fitting your pattern)

Thursday, Mar 5th          10am – 3               Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$40.00

Fit Lab for New Camp Shirt, Liberty Shirt and Hugo Top

In an effort to streamline our clothing classes, we are offering a Fit Lab for anyone who needs help fitting and adjusting their
patterns for the following classes: New Camp Shirt  (3/12) , Liberty Shirt (10/3) and Hugo Top (3/28). Please call the shop with any questions.


Thursday, Mar 5th       4:00 – 6         Instructor: Andrea Besky

Class Fee: $10.00

Mini Diva Wallet

This is the perfect little accessory for your purse!  The inside features a zippered pocket and slots for your credit cards.  The metal frame closure adds the finishing touch to this must have mini wallet.

Saturday, Mar 7th      10am -2                 Instructor:  Robin Wolek

$28.50

The New Camp Shirt

Here is a modern take on the traditional boxy camp shirt.  Princess seams gives this shirt a flattering fit that is not too “fitted”.  This class is perfect for the advanced beginner who wants the challenge of sewing a collar and setting in sleeves.

Thursday, Mar 12th      10am -4                 Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$47.00

Intermediate Ruler Work and Free Motion Sampler

Combine ruler work and free motion quilting techniques to make this beautiful sampler.  Curved and straight edged ruler work, lettering and much more will be featured in this piece. The sampler is a 16″ square that will showcase your intermediate free motion quilting skills.

Saturday, Mar 14th      10am -3                 Instructor:  Diane Johnson

$50.00

Liberty Shirt

The Liberty shirt has diagonal side seams angled to the front, soft stand up collar, and set-in sleeves with vent openings.  This shirt makes up beautifully in linen.

Thursday, Mar 19th  & 26th         10am -3                 Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$65.00

Hugo Top

This loose-fitting hip-length top has a front pleat with a hidden button placket and decorative one-button closure. This versatile shirt makes up nicely in a wide variety of fabrics. This class is for a sewer with an intermediate skill level.

Saturday, Mar 7th      10am -3                Instructor:  Andrea Besky

$40.00

Embroidery 101

New to machine embroidery or need to brush up on the basics? Come and learn the fundamentals of hooping and what stabilizers and needles to use. Sue will teach you how to download, transfer and stitch out embroidery designs.

Wednesday, March 25th       10am – 3            Instructor: Sue Stedman
$50.00

Serger Class:  Scout Tee

Freshen up your spring wardrobe with a new T-shirt!  See how easy it is to make the Scout Tee on your serger!  You can easily make one or several shirts up in one of our beautiful cotton batik knits!

Friday, March 27th       10am – 1          Instructor: Deb
$21.00