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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




JUNE 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.
Thurs., June 2, 9, 16, & 30, 2:00-4:00

Embroidery Play Date –Faux Leather Belt - Can’t figure out what to make for Father’s Day for that special man in your life? Join Sue and the crew in embroidering on faux leather to create a one of a kind belt. Knowing how to embroider on faux leather opens the door for many, many other embroidery projects such as handbags, wallets, jackets…the sky’s the limit! 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., June 12, 1:00-3:00 or Mon., June 13, 9:00-11:00

Kids Camp – Pillow with button - Now is the time to explore the fun of sewing! During the first week of Kids’ Sewing Camp, you will not only enjoy using your sewing machine, but you will also go home with an eye-popping, crazy, fun pillow that has big and sassy buttons on it. So, mark you calendar right now and join us for a really good time!
Mon., Wed., Thurs., June 20. 22. & 23, 2:00-4:00

Brightly Woven – This bargello style quilt is stunning with the bright fabrics. You can make it in the colors of our sample or your own choice. We have Northcott’s fabrics used in this quilt. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Tues., June 7 14, & 28, 2:00-4:00

Baseball Legends – America’s favorite pastime is baseball. Now you can make a quilt themed for the baseball lover in your family. This quilt uses easy piecing and some applique. The colors are bright and cheerful enough for even the little league player. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions. 
Wed., June 1, 8, & 22, 6:15-8:15

Got Squares – This What a fun easy way to do on point without the issues of dealing with bias!! This pattern is not good for obvious horizontal prints. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Wed., June, 1, 8, & 29, 2:00-4:00

Serger Baby Bib and Burp Pad – Cute and quick baby bibs and burp pads make nice gifts as well as practical items for everyday use, These projects are so simple you can create more than one set. They can be reversible with colorful contrasting fabric on each side. You will learn more about working with decorative threads on your serger. $10.00 includes the two-hour class and instructions.
Wed., June 15, 6:15-8:15 or Fri., June 24, 2:00-4:00

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.
Fri., June 3, 2:00 – 4:00 or Sat., June 25, 2:00-4:00

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.
Fri., June 24, 6:15-8:15

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.
Wed., June 15, 2:00-4:00 or Fri., June 17, 6:15-8:15

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