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Prepaid registration is required for all classes at Pottstown Sewing.  A list of any additional supplies will be provided upon paid registration. Paid participants receive a 15% discount off all non-sale items purchased for the class. Bring your own sewing machine, serger, or embroidery machine in good working order for the project classes as appropriate. You will also need basic sewing supplies for the project classes.  If you need to withdraw from a class, call us prior to the start of the class and we will transfer your paid class fee to another class of your choice. Class fees are not refundable or transferable after the start of class. Now offering Private Lessons €“ Is there a project you want help with, or a technique you'€™ve wanted to learn? Pottstown Sewing is now offering private lessons in addition to our catalog of classes. Individual classes are $20.00 per hour, or round up a friend or two for a semi-private lesson and save. Two-person classes are $15.00 per person per hour; three-person (or more) classes are $10.00 per person per hour. If you need to withdraw from a Private Lesson, call us prior to the start of the class and we will transfer your paid class fee to another available private lesson block. Class fees are not refundable or transferable after the start of class




JULY CLASSES
Basic Sewing – This is a four-part class to teach basic sewing skills. It is designed for the person who has either never sewn or not sewn for a while and wants to learn from the beginning. You will learn what all those crazy markings on a pattern mean. Sewing hems, gathers, elastic, buttons, buttonholes, and zippers are all included in this class. All you need for this class is a sewing machine in good working order and to know how to thread it, wind a bobbin, select stitches, and other basics of using your machine. If you don’t know how to use your machine, please call us to arrange a class to learn that. If you don’t have a machine, come see us and we can fix you up with a new machine or a reconditioned used one. $60.00 includes the four two-hour classes, some supplies, and instructions.
Friday July 1, 8, 22, & 29, 2:00-4:00

Embroidery Play Date – Mesh Food Cover – Ugh! Bugs! Flies! Don’t fret! This month you will embroider on the netting of a dome that you put over food. And like magic, the only shoo-fly at your picnic will be pie! Decorative yet useful. Sue and the group will be looking forward to you joining us!
Make sure that you not only sign up for the Play Date, but “lay-away” the required kit, too. $10.00 per class or $55.00 for one year.
Sun., July 17, 1:00-3:00 or Mon., July 18, 9:00-11:00

Kids Camp – Zippered Bag – Welcome to week 2 of Kids’ Sewing Camp! Don’t let any one tell you that zippers are impossible to sew! Show the world what you can do! You’ll be sewing a zipper, easy-peasy. Use the bag that you’ll be making for pens/pencils, make-up, collectibles, or just about anything! You must take Camp 1 in order to have the skills to successfully stitch up this project.
Mon., Tues., Wed., July 11, 12, & 13, 2:00-4:00

Kids Camp – Apron – Everyone needs to have a funky, wacky, and “statement” apron for cooking! The coolest thing about this apron, is that it fits ANYONE because of the adjustable neck straps. Make it for yourself or as a gift.
This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing.
Mon., Tues., Wed., July 18, 19, & 20, 2:00-4:00

Twice Broken Dishes – A rotary cut and strip pieced variation of the traditional Broken Dishes block – with a few extra cracks! What an interesting fun quilt. Join the class and get yours. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Fri., July 1, 8, and 22, 6:15-8:15

Precious Little One – This adorable small wall hanging is perfect for the new little addition to your family or the family of a friend. It can be made in boy colors, girl colors, or neutral. What a sweet addition to the nursery. Add your own little accents to make it truly unique. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Thurs., July 2, 14, & 28, 2:00-4:00

Autumn Gems – Your fabric choice can make this very striking. The pieced border adds to its allure. Throw in the fact that it is easier to make than it looks, and you might want to make the crib, twin, full, queen or even king. The pattern is designed for 10” squares or fat quarters, but you can use fabric by the yard as well. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Wed., July 7, 13, & 27, 6:15-8:15

Quilts for Michael’s House – Michael’s House is a child advocacy center for abused children. Each child is assigned one advocate who helps the child through the trying times including the trial of the abuser, when necessary. An abused child finds love and comfort when cuddling in a quilt. Help us supply this worthy endeavor so every child who comes in for help gets a quilt to enjoy and keep.
There is no charge for this class. You may supply your own fabrics or use a kit we have ready to go.
Please call or stop in to register.
Sat., July 2, 10:00 to 12noon or 2:00-4:00

AUGUST CLASSES
Beginning Quilt Piecing – This is a four-part class to teach basic quilt skills. If you aren’t sure of how to put the pieces together to make a quilt top, this class will teach basic techniques. You will make a sampler table runner while learning how to make your points “pointy”, how to appliqué, etc. $40.00 includes the four two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Aug. 1, 8, 15, & 22, 6:15-8:15

Embroidery Play Date –Stars and Stripes Lantern – Join us in starting our Labor Day celebrations early with a stars and stripes lantern. This project is made totally I the hoop. All you will need to add is an LED tea light. Dangle one from a tree or garden hook or string several together to hang from a railing or overhang. Make sure that you not only sign up for the Play Date, but “lay-away” the required kit, too. $10.00 per class or $55.00 for one year.
Sun., August 21, 1:00-3:00 or Mon., August 22, 9:00-11:00

Advanced Camp: Lunch Bag - All of us have a need for a lunch bag. Use it for those field trips or long family road trips to grandma’s house. It’s washable, foldable, storable, and useable. Of course it could be used for things other than food, but let’s face it, who doesn’t like food? This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing. The camp is $30.00 for all three sessions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., August 1, 3, & 5, 2:00-4:00

Advanced Camp: Tablet Stand - Yup, do you ever get tired of holding up your tablet or cell phone? Here’s the perfect solution….a soft stand that will hold your tablet/cell phone for you. It’s THE answer to “hands-free” communication while doing your homework! This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing.
The camp is $30.00 for all three sessions
Mon., Wed., Fri., August 8, 10, & 12, 2:00-4:00

Tractor Races – Most boys love cars, trucks, tractors, etc. Learn how to applique or hone your skills while making this quilt for that special boy or tomboy. Of course you can make this in colors to complement his or her favorite colors. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Thurs., August 4, 11, & 25, 2:00-4:00

Rainflowers – Let making Rainflowers be an excuse to take a class to hone your quit piecing skills. Or take the class just for the fun of making this interesting quilt. If you have an embroidery machine, some of the blocks could contain an embroidery design. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Wed., August 3, 10, & 24, 6:15-8:15

Zanzibar – This quilt is a different play on squares and rectangles. It looks a little like disappearing Nine Patch in the layout, but it is done differently. It is quick to piece. Pick a print and some coordinating fabrics and you on the way to a finished project. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Tues., August 2, 9, & 23, 2:00-4:00

Basic Free Motion Quilting – Are you unsure of free motion quilting? Maybe you have been considering Linda Hall’s free motion classes, but would like to have basic skills so that you feel more comfortable in her class. Here is a chance to get the bare bones basics in a small class without the pressure of an all-day class. Let us help you get started with this introductory class. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions.
Fri., August 5 & 12, 6:15-8:15

Machine Cover made with your serger –Making clothing, doing crafts, finishing seams, edging scarves, etc. are just a few of the uses for a serger. You can get a little more comfortable with your serger and make a cover for it or your sewing machine at the same time. If your serger is in a box in your closet, you won’t take it out as quickly as if all you have to do is pull the cover off. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., August 15 & 22, 2:00-4:00

Color Block Curtains – Get excited about this drapery project using coordinating fun fabrics. Blocked panels with grommets are separated by trimmed banding. The Roman Shade is optional if desired. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions.
Wed., August 17 & 24, 2:00-4:00

Ryan’s Case for Smiles, formerly known as ConKerr Cancer – Help make pillow cases for sick children. This is a local charity that gives pillowcases to the pediatric units in hospitals. If you would like to help, you can come in and sew pillowcases, donate fabrics, and/or donate cash. We can supply you with fabrics for pillowcases or you may bring some in. We would prefer that you bring in your own sewing machine so you can enjoy sewing for charity without the hassle of learning a different machine. If you would like to help make pillowcases but can’t come at the times shown below, stop in for the directions. We can even give you fabric to make the pillow cases if you need it. Of course, there is no charge for this class.
Sat., August 27, 2:00-4:00

SEPTEMBER
Introduction to Free Motion with Linda Hall – Do you have a stack of quilt tops that you are not quite ready to quilt because you need more skill or even have no idea where to start? In this class Linda will teach you how to prepare your quilt sandwich and then how to free motion quilt on it. Linda is a renowned quilter and fabric artist. She loves sharing her creativity with others. $85.00 class fee.
Thurs., Sept. 29, 9:00-4:00 with a break for lunch  

Free Motion Feathers with Linda Hall – In this class Linda takes the person with free motion experience into learning to do feathers. They look very difficult to stitch. Linda shows you an easy way to start make nice feathers right away. You must know how to pin baste your quilt sandwich and have some experience doing free motion. $85.00 class fee.
 Fri., Sept. 30, 9:00-4:00 with a break for lunch

Fabulous Fillers with Linda Hall – In this class Linda takes the person with free motion experience into learning more involved patterns. Maybe all you know how to do is stipple or meander. Wouldn’t you like to have a larger repertoire of designs at your fingertips? You must know how to pin baste your quilt sandwich and have some experience doing free motion. $85.00 class fee.
Sat., Oct. 1, 9:00-4:00 with a break for lunch.

221 Featherweight Service Class – Do you own Singer 221 Featherweight and wonder what you should be doing to maintain it? Would you like to be able to do a little more than just oil your baby? She will love you and serve you well when she is well cared for. You will learn more about tensions and how to adjust them, now to remove, replace and adjust the clutch, how to change and adjust the belt, and much more. $75.00 includes the 4 hour class and some supplies.
Sun., Sept 18, 12:00-4:00. This class is full. We will be running another one on Sun., Oct. 9 from 12:00-4:00. Please sign up now to reserve your seat.

Charity sewing for Kyle’s Quillows – There is no charge for this event. On Sunday Sept. 25th from 12:00-3:30, we will be hosting an event for Kyle’s Quillows. You don’t need much sewing experience to help us make quillows for sick children. You don’t even need to sign up. However we would like you to let us know so we can be better prepared. Come and sew for a little while or as long as you would like. We appreciate your helping us help others. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile charity.
Sun., Sept. 25, 12:00-3:30

Charity Sewing for CCK – Travel Quilt. Free class to make small quilts for The Center for Courageous Kids, a camp for medically challenged children. This pattern is easy enough for any sewer. You don’t have to quilt it. We will do that for you. Why not spend a little time learning more about quilting and making something for a good cause. We supply the instruction, have the quilt quilted, and send it to CCK. We will even supply you with the fabrics if you want to help but prefer not to buy the fabrics. We will embroider the camp mascot on your quilt for you if you don’t have an embroidery machine, or we will give you the design so you can do the embroidery. Stop in, call, or email for more info. There is no charge for this class and we give you a 30% discount for the fabrics and batting you buy from us for this project.
Sat., Sept. 3 2:00-4:00 or Sat., Sept. 17, 2:00-4:00

Embroidery Play Date –Patches – From simple to complex, learn how to make patches that not only look good, but look professional. In no time, you’ll be making patches for sports teams, scouting, clubs, uniforms, duffle bags, and jackets. Make sure that you not only sign up for the Play Date, but “lay-away” the required kit, too. $10.00 per class or $55.00 for one year.
Sun., Sept. 11, 1:00-3:00 or Mon., September 19, 9:00-11:00

Basic Sewing – This is a four-part class to teach basic sewing skills. It is designed for the person who has either never sewn or not sewn for a while and wants to learn from the beginning. You will learn what all those crazy markings on a pattern mean. Sewing hems, gathers, elastic, buttons, buttonholes, and zippers are all included in this class. All you need for this class is a sewing machine in good working order and to know how to thread it, wind a bobbin, select stitches, and other basics of using your machine. If you don’t know how to use your machine, please call us to arrange a class to learn that. If you don’t have a machine, come see us and we can fix you up with a new machine or a reconditioned used one. $60.00 includes the four two-hour classes, some supplies, and instructions.
Wed., Sept. 6, 14, 21, & 28, 6:15-8:15

Scrappy Diamond Illusion – A light and a dark, or a light and a medium fabric, and a bunch of scraps will become a beautiful scrappy quilt. Here is a chance to learn Half Square Triangles. Some quilting experience is helpful but not necessary. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Fri., Sept. 9, 16, & 23, 2:00-4:00

Batik Ribbon Twist – The pattern is called Batik Ribbon Twist, but you do not have to use batiks. Batiks have a certain look, but imagine this quit done in tonal cottons. It can be just as striking. Join us and make one of your choice of fabrics and colors. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Thurs., Sept. 1, 15, & 22, 2:00-4:00

Rag Quilt – Warm and cozy you will be under your new rag quilt. This is not difficult to make, even a beginner quilter or sewer can make a beautiful, warm rag quilt. If you have a stash of homespuns, why not use some of them for this project? $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Tues., Sept. 13, 20, & 27, 2:00-4:00

Retreat Tote by Pockets-a-Plenty – Whenever you go to a retreat you need to bring quite a few tools and supplies. This tote is designed to hold all of them with plenty of pockets. Even if you don’t go to retreats often, you will find many uses for this tote. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Sept. 12 & 19, 6:15-8:15

Sit ‘N Sew - If you just need a little space to work on a project, then Sit ‘n’ Sew is for you. Bring your project, and escape from the phone, the kids, and the housework for a couple of hours. Don’t worry, talking is permitted. There’s no charge for the Sit ‘n’ Sew.
Tues., Sept. 6, 2:00-4:00

Let’s Get It Done - A project that you need just a little bit of help with is the perfect excuse you need to sign up for this. You get two hours in our classroom. A teacher is available as you need her, but she doesn’t hover or smother you. The charge is only $5.00
Mon., Sept 26, 2:00-4:00