Fall 2021 Classes





Bernina Mastery

Workbook 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

Sewing & Serging Classes

Fashion Fitting Encyclopedia & Workbook Class

We love to sew, but we also know that the fitting component of making a garment is the most mysterious and difficult part of the process. In this class you will practice the art of pattern fitting. Each fitting technique included also has an accompanying pattern piece with it. You use the scaled down pattern pieces from the workbook to practice the alteration instructions.  As you practice each technique, not only will you become more confident about working with garment patterns, but you’ll also be creating a handy guide you can reference along your sewing journey. No sewing machines needed in this class. Measurements will be taken in the first class.              **Class fee includes Encyclopedia, Workbook, ruler, extra pattern copies and tracing paper.

Wednesday, Sept 29th, Oct 6th & 20th       10am – 3  (9/29)  10am-2 (10/6 & 10/20)


Friday, November 5th, 12th & 19th      10am – 3 (11/5)  10am – 2  (11/12 & 11/19)

$165.00        Instructor:  Andrea Besky

Serger Class:  Swing Jacket 

This casual jacket with a swing silhouette, can be made up in two lengths. No closures and dolman sleeves make it easy to con-
struct. Our shop sample is made up in our Ponte Fabric that is perfect for this jacket. Your will bring your serger to class to con-
struct most your garment on- straight stitch machines will be available to use as needed.  This class is for a confident beginner.

Tuesday, September 28th        10am – 3 

$40.00 + materials                    Instructor:  Andrea Besky

Serger Class:   Linen Pumpkins

These delightful pumpkins add just a touch of whimsy to your home.  They are put together on the serger using a rolled hem.  Bring them out for Halloween and keep them up through Thanksgiving!   Class fee includes pattern and materials.

Tuesday, October 5th        10am – 1

$45.00                                   Instructor:  Deb.

Florence Shirt

This long sleeve, easy to wear shirt features some unique details. This shirt has a pleated pocket, a deep center tuck in the front that creates a soft lantern shape at the hem and it is finished off with a row of buttons down the back. The Florence shirt would be a great addition to any wardrobe.  This class is for an advance beginner or intermediate sewer.

Tues October 12th & 19th             10am – 2

$60.00                                                 Instructor:  Andrea Besky

Serger Class:   Fall In Love Cardigan

Wrap yourself up in the new Fall In Love Cardigan. This figure flattering cardigan can be made in a knit, making it the perfect quick make, that lets you transition through the seasons. The cardigan comes with a tie to either tie in front or cinched in back.

Wednesday, October 27th        10am – 3

$50.00                                     Instructor:  Deb.

Divided Basket

You will love this versatile basket for storing all sorts of things. This is a structured basket with divided liner that is  sewn on both sides and bottom, no gaps for anything to slide through!  We have put together kits using a beautiful slub cotton canvas, the kits will have everything you need and there are several color combinations to choose from. Class fee includes fabric kit and pattern.

Saturday, Oct 23rd     or    Thursday, Nov 18th      10-2         

$69.00                            Instructor:  Robin Wolek

Beginning Sewing:  Linen Apron

This is the perfect project for all levels of sewers.  Linen is a joy to sew on, and this pinafore style apron can be sewn in one class!  The top pocket is a great place to personalize your apron.  Class fee includes pattern.

Saturday, October 30th       10am – 2

$40.00                                        Instructor:  Deb.

Serger Technique Workbook

This is a technique class 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.

Wednesday,  December 8th        10am – 1

$45.00                                         Instructor:  Deb.

Pillows with Piping

The holidays are just around the corner and you can easily add a pop of color to your home with some new pillows. In this class you will learn how easy it is to make your own piping, put a zipper in and sew up a pillow in no time at all!

Wednesday, November 10th        10am – 1

$30.00  + materials                         Instructor:  Deb.

Embroidery Classes

Twilight Boo-levard Embroidered Bench Pillow

This Twilight Boo-levard Bench pillow is so enchanting, it is almost scary!  Seven whimsical embroidered blocks, framed with a patchwork border makes up this 16″ x 38″ pillow.  Have fun and try something new when you embroider your blocks using a variety of unique fabrics such as embroidery leather,  that embellish this adorable project. An embroidery machine with a 5″ x 7″ hoop size is needed for class.

Thursday, Oct 7th and Oct 14th      10am – 3     

$69.00 plus materials      Instructor:  Robin Zarbo

Embroidered T-Shirt  Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to successfully embroider on a T-shirt.  Sue will teach you what stabilizer and needles to use.  As well as hints for hooping your knit shirt.

Wednesday, October 6th        2:30pm- 5

$30.00                                          Instructor:  Sue Stedman

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.  Class fee includes stabilizer sampler pack.

Sat October 9th      or       Wed November 3rd      10am – 1

$40.00                                   Instructor:  Sue Stedman

Tapestry Bags

These beautiful Tapestry Zippered  Bags are a stylish way to keep track of all the little items you carry around each day.  The stitching on the bags looks as if they were embroidered by hand. The entire bag, including the zipper is stitched in the hoop! Choose from 3 styles.  Class fee includes one embroidery design, your choice!

Friday,  October 15th          10am – 1

$39.00                                     Instructor:  Sue Stedman

Multiple Hooping Workshop

In this hands on workshop you will learn how to be successful at embroidering  a series of designs or lettering that requires multiple hoopings.

Friday,  October 22nd              10am – 1

$30.00                                           Instructor:  Sue Stedman

Silver Bells Decor:  Embroidered Napkin Corner & Quilted Placemat

Just in time for the holidays!  this lovely embroidery collection has such a beautiful selection of  lace motifs for napkin corners, napkin rings table corners, as well as a variety of quilting borders and corners.   In this class you will embroider a lace corner on a napkin.  You will also quilt a placemat or table topper using the coordinating corner and border designs.  These lovely designs work only with large hoop embroidery machines.   **class fee includes the entire embroidery collection ($69.00 value).  Limited spaces available**

Wednesday, November 17th       10-3

 $59.00                                                Instructor:  Sue Stedman

Silver Bells Ornaments:  Free Standing Lace

Transform your tree with ornamental elegance! Come see how easy it is to to make these  magical free standing lace and applique ornaments.  **class fee includes the entire 24 piece embroidery collection( $69.00 value) limited spaces available**

Wednesday, December 1st         10-1

 $39.00                                               Instructor:  Sue Stedman

Quilting Classes

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.

Sat, October 16th     10-1      OR          Tues, November 16th

$30.00                                     Instructor:  Diane Johnson

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. Knowledge of free motion quilting highly recommended.

Sat, September 25th      10-1       OR       Thurs, October 21st     10-1 

$30.00                               Instructor:  Diane Johnson

Fat Quarter Bag

This lovely over-sized bag is perfect for so many things-truly a great project for sewers of all levels!  Choose two cotton prints for the outside and one for the  lining and you are ready to go!  A great stash buster for those of you who might have a few yards of fabric tucked away.

Friday October 1st        10am – 1          

$30.00                              Instructor:  Diane Johnson       

Bernina Workshop:  Quilt Binding using #71 Foot 

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to sew binding on to a quilt using Bernina’s #71 foot.  Diane will show you how to sew the binding on, turn corners and how to finish your binding off using one of her favorite tools.

Thursday,  October 28th      10am – 1

$30.00                                       Instructor:  Diane Johnson

 Intermediate Ruler Work : Table Topper using Straight Edges 

This stunning table topper would look beautiful in the center of any table!  This class is the perfect follow up to our  Beginning Ruler Work class.   You will piece and quilt this lovely hexagon table topper using a straight edge ruler. There are two finished sizes, the size you make will depend on the size of your machine.  You will need an extended sewing surface for this project. Ruler work experience is required for this class.

Thursday,  November 4th      10am – 3

$50.00                                           Instructor:  Diane Johnson       

 Free Motion:  Fabulous Filler Christmas Stocking 

It is hard to believe that this eye catching stocking is stitched and not printed! This ingenious design is actually a background fill pattern sampler. Learn to stitch 7 different fill patterns for straight line machine quilting.  Free motion experience required.  Class Fee includes pattern.

Tues  November 30th      10am – 2

$45.00         Instructor:  Diane Johnson       

Bernina Mastery Workbook & Technique Classes

 Bernina Mastery Work Book Series 

For the following Bernina machines:

790, 770QE/plus, 700       NG: 590, 570QE, 500, 535 & 480     


Learn to master your BERNINA Sewing & Embroidery Machine as you work step by step through hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Sewing and Embroidery Mastery Workbook. Learn to care for your machine and how to use specialty functions to customize machine settings to your needs. You’ll learn to use the most important utility stitches on your machine, such as straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. You’ll also learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching, and more.For the embroidery machines you will learn how to navigate your embroidery screens, add lettering, edit and place designs and much more!

These workshops are free to customers that purchased their machines from Shoreline Sewing Machine Co.


Sewing Workbooks:               Bernina 480 & 535                           Friday October 8th             10am – 12

                                                      Bernina NG  590, 570QE,               Wednesday October 13th  10am- 1

                                                      Bernina 770QE/plus, 780, 790         Tuesday, October 26th      10am – 1

Embroidery Workbook:       Bernina 500, 570, 590  700, 770, 790     Saturday, Nov 13th     10am – 1