Fall 2022 Classes 

Machine Quilting – Sewing & Serger – Embroidery

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, now in The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave.  #91    Stonington CT  06378   Ph: 860.388.1832

Machine Quilting Classes

Free Motion 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.

New Date:   Wednesday, November 29th       10am – 1        $35.00                    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.

Thursday, October 20th    10am – 1        $35.00                                Instructor:  Diane Johnson

Intermediate Free Motion:     Freehand  Border Fills

Now that you have mastered the basics of Free Motion Quilting, you can take it to the next level. Learn how to select freehand fills that are suitable to stitch in your quilt’s sashing or borders.  This technique class is for those who are comfortable at free motion quilting.

New Date:  Wednesday, November 16th          10am – 1          $40.00            Instructor:  Diane Johnson                         

Sewing & Serger Classes

Beginning Sewing:  Canvas Tote Bag

This fun and easy tote bag is a perfect project for the beginner sewer or for someone who wants to get back into sewing.  The bag will be made up in a cotton canvas with a variety of prints to choose from.  Class fee includes the pattern and fabric.

Tuesday, October 18th       10am – 1            $40.00 *incl. materials              Instructor:  Deb

Beginning Sewing+ :  Cell Phone Stand

If you are comfortable sewing straight lines this class could be your next step! This simple cell phone stand is a quick and easy project to make, and so handy- not to mention a great gift to make for your family and friends. Class fee includes the pattern and all materials needed.

Tuesday, October 25th       10am – 1            $35.00* incl. materials                Instructor:  Deb

Beginning Sewing+ :  Pillow Cover with Envelope Closure

If you are comfortable sewing straight lines, you can make this pillow cover.  This pillow is made with an “envelope” style back that allows you to insert a pillow form without having to insert a zipper.  Really quick and easy to make- perfect way to refresh the decor in your home in a hurry!  Class fee includes materials.

Tuesday, November 8th       10am – 12            $35.00 *incl. materials              Instructor:  Deb

Advanced Beginning Sewing:  Pillow Cover with Invisible Zipper

Learn how to insert an invisible zipper when you make this pillow. All you need is an invisible zipper foot and you are all set. It’s easy and looks so clean and neat, you won’t want to use conventional zippers ever again! Class fee includes materials.

Thursday, November 10th       10am – 1           $35.00*incl. materials              Instructor:  Deb

Advance Beginning Sewing:  Pillow Cover with Piping

In this class you will learn how to insert piping around your pillow.  You will learn how to make your own piping and stitch it into your pillow.  You must be comfortable putting in invisible zippers to take this class.  Class fee includes materials.

Thursday, November 17th       10am – 2      $45.00*incl. materials              Instructor:  Deb

Kids Sewing    Ages 11-13

Sewing is not only a great life skill but a really fun hobby! Kids ages 11 – 13 can take this class and learn how to sew a zippered bag! We will have sewing machines and supplies for them to use. The class fee includes all materials needed to make their bag.

Saturday, November 5th       10am – 12:30            $35.00                            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.

Thursday,  October 27th               10am – 1

$45.00                                   Instructor:  Deb.

Quilted Coasters

Embroidery Project Portfolio from Smith Street Designs

Choose your favorite project! Each project below explores a different embroidery technique.  Each class includes the embroidery design, instructions and most materials.  You need to have an embroidery machine with at least a 5″ x 7″ hoop.

$40.00 per class           Instructor:  Sue Stedman


You can choose one project per date:

Saturday, October 22nd          10am – 1           Quilted Coaster    or      Needle Case

Wednesday, November 30th  10am – 2           Christmas Pillow

Machine Needle Keeper


Curiously Clever Triangle Pouch

 Christmas Pillow

What’s New in Machine Embroidery Demonstration & Make-it-Take-it Project Free!

Come see what’s new in Machine Embroidery.  We have the new Bernina Embroidery Hoops and the new Sticky Hoops from DIME plus much more!  If you are new to machine embroidery or have never tried it before come in and have come fun with our make-it-take it project before the demo starts!


This demonstration is FREE, we just ask that you call ahead to let us know you are coming.

Saturday, November 12th     

Make-it Take-it starts at 10:00            Demonstration starts at 11:00

My Bernina Sewing/Embroidery Machine Mastery Workbook Series

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 will learn everything you need to embroider with your machine successfully, including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing machine settings, navigating embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more.

**The Mastery Workbook Series is free to those who purchased their machines from Shoreline Sewing Machine Co.**

B790  (Sewing)                                    Friday,  Oct 14th        10am – 1          $100.00

B790 (Embroidery)                             Friday, Oct 21st          10am – 1          $100.00

B770/765 (Sewing& Embroidery    Friday, Oct 28th        10am – 2          $125.00

B435/475 (Sewing)                               Thurs, Nov 3rd         10am – 12       $75.00   

B590/570/535 (Sewing)                     Fri, Nov 18th             10am – 1         $100.00

                              (Embroidery)           Fri, Nov 18th              1:00 – 3             $75.00