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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 $30.00 for the first hour, which includes an inspection of you sewing machine ahead of time to be sure it is working properly.  After that the fee is $20.00 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
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.
Mon., July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6:15-8:15

Embroidery Play Date – Tablecloth Weights - Are you tired of having your picnic tablecloth flap in the breeze and then flap onto your hot dog? Here’s the solution: Embroidered tablecloth weights that attach to the hem of your tablecloth and prevent the wind from performing a “magic trick.” Add some fun and festivity to your summer table settings. 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 15, 1:00-3:00 or Mon., July 16, 9:00-11:00
Crazy Quilt Stocking – If it’s July, it must be time to start thinking about Christmas crafts! Join us to make these adorable Christmas stockings to hang on your mantel. In the three classes you will learn to sew the stockings, quilt them with decorative stitches, and assemble them into stockings. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Fri., July 6,13, & 20, 6:15-8:15

Barbara’s Quick Tips and Tricks for Quilt Piecing – So you have tried quilt piecing, but could use some helpful hints. Come get tips and tricks on sewing a perfect ¼” seam, matching seams, easing, and more. You may learn the techniques on scrap fabric or you can learn the techniques while making a charity quilt top for Michael’s House. Feel free to call Barbara if you have questions. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions.
Tues., July 3 & 10, 2:00-4:00

221 Featherweight Tension Workshop – We love our Featherweights, but we are not always sure how to get the best tension when we sew with them. In this workshop you will learn how to take apart your tension system, remove any thread pieces, clean and replace it, learn more about the hook, etc. in order to be able to “tweak” your tensions to be the best possible. $40.00 includes the two hour workshop.
Sat., July 21, 10:00-12:00

Kid’s Sewing Camp - Back Pack - Go from gym to swim in no time with this super stylish cinch back pack. This back pack is not only mega-functional but secure because is cinches rather than zips. It also offers just the right amount of carry capacity with pockets, straps, and gear loops that you’ll be set for any place you go. This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., July 16, 18, & 20, 6:15-8:15

Kid’s Sewing Camp – Something “Fishy” Tail Blanket – If you can’t get to the ocean or have to stay inside because of the rain, why not spend the time wrapped up in a cozy ocean tail? Be selective! Stich up a whale’s tail fluke, a shark’s tail, or even a mermaid tail in soft cotton to wrap yourself in during the time away from the surf! This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., July 9, 11, & 13, 2:00-4:00

Kid’s Sewing Camp – Banded Summer Bag – Beach Towel, goggles, sunscreen, sandals, sunglasses, snacks…Oh would you happen to need a big bag to tote all of those things and more to the beach this summer? Join us for a few days and sew up the perfect solution to your beach problem. (Well, who could have any problem going to the beach?) This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., July 23, 25, & 27, 2:00-4:00

Kid’s Sewing Camp #1 Envelope Pillow – 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 had big and sassy buttons on it. So, mark your calendar right now and join us for a really good time. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., July 30, Aug. 1 & 3, 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.
Thurs., July 19, 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.
Thurs., July 5, 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.
Thurs., July 26, 2:00-4:00

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August
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., Aug. 2, 9, 23, & 30, 2:00-4:00

Embroidery Play Date – Summer Luminaries  Embroider stunning silhouettes that will enhance a metal luminary. Set these next to your summer chair and relax as the “candlelight” dances through the images. 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., Aug. 19, 1:00-3:00 or Mon., Aug. 20, 9:00-11:00

Cute Owls – We used a cute owl print as our main fabric for this throw. It is a chance to learn how to do sashing and cornerstones. This class is good for beginner to intermediate quilters. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Tues., Aug. 7, 21, & 28, 2:00-4:00

Got Squares – Here is another quilt with an 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.
Fri., Aug 3, 10, & 24, 6:15-8:15

Grids and Grommets – This bag pattern is a versatile style offered in four sizes. The largest one makes a tote, while the smallest makes a cute purse. You can use an interesting fabric or strip piece coordinating fabrics. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions.
Wed., Aug. 1 & 8, 6:15-8:15

Kid’s Sewing Camp #1 Envelope Pillow – 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 had big and sassy buttons on it. So, mark your calendar right now and join us for a really good time. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., July 30, Aug. 1 & 3, 2:00-4:00

Kid’s Sewing Camp #2 – Accessory Bag with Zipper – Welcome to the second week of sewing camp. Are you ready to kick up your sewing skills along with having loads of fun? Take this class and then you will be qualified to take any other of our sewing camp classes. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Tues., Thurs, Sat., Aug. 14, 16, & 18, 2:00-4:00

Kid’s Sewing Camp – Something “Fishy” Tail Blanket – If you can’t get to the ocean or have to stay inside because of the rain, why not spend the time wrapped up in a cozy ocean tail? Be selective! Stich up a whale’s tail fluke, a shark’s tail, or even a mermaid tail in soft cotton to wrap yourself in during the time away from the surf! This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., Aug. 6, 8, & 10, 2:00-4:00

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Kid’s Sewing Camp – Banded Summer Bag – Beach Towel, goggles, sunscreen, sandals, sunglasses, snacks…Oh would you happen to need a big bag to tote all of those things and more to the beach this summer? Join us for a few days and sew up the perfect solution to your beach problem. (Well, who could have any problem going to the beach?) This Kids’ Sewing Camp is for all kids that have completed Camps 1 & 2 OR Beginning Sewing that has been offered at Pottstown Sewing. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instructions.
Mon., Wed., Fri., Aug. 13, 15, & 17, 2:00-4:00

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, if necessary. An abused child finds love and comfort when cuddling a quilt. Help us supply this worthy endeavor so every child who comes in for help gets a quilt to cuddle 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., Aug. 4, 2:00-4:00 or Fri., Aug 31, 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.
Sat., Aug. 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., Aug. 31, 2:00-4:00

September
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.
Fri., Sept. 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2:00-4:00

Embroidery Play Date – Puffy Foam Towels - Add “POW” - “BAM” - “Holy Mackerel” to your lettering by embroidering with puffy foam. Make monograms that take center stage rather than a back row seat. 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. 16, 1:00-3:00 or Mon., Sept. 17, 9:00-11:00

221 Featherweight Service Class – Do you own a 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 $85.00 includes the 4 hour class and some supplies.
Sun., Sept 23, 12:00-4:00

Using your computer with your Embroidery Machine – Are your computer skills less than you would like? This class will teach you how to make a folder to store your embroidery designs, how to get designs from your computer into this folder, how to get designs from a CD into your folder, how to get designs from the folder into your embroidery machine. After this class, you should be comfortable to find a design you like and get it into your embroidery machine. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions.
Sat., Sept. 15 & 22, 2:00-4:00

Cute Monster Panel – This cute panel can easily be made into a throw for that special child in your life. Learn how to add borders and then how to quilt using your walking foot. This is a quick project for anyone wanting to make a cute gift. $20.00 includes the two two-hour classes and instructions. 
Mon., Sept. 10 & 24, 2:00-4:00

Go Crazy – Go Crazy seems like an appropriate name for this quilt because it looks like a challenge. Actually, it is a variation of log cabin. Once you see the way it works, it is not difficult at all. You don’t have to be an advanced quilter to succeed in making this quilt. Come in to learn this fun technique. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instruction.
Thurs., Sept. 6, 13, & 27, 2:00-4:00

Fluttering Butterflies – This is a striking Bargello quilt. If you haven’t tried to do a Bargello, now is the time. Take the class and see how much fun it can be. G with soft colors, or go more modern with bright, cheerful colors. $30.00 includes the three two-hour classes and instruction.
Tues., Sept. 11, 18, & 25, 2:00-4:00

Ryan’s Case for Smiles – 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., Sept. 1, 10:00-12:00 or Wed., Sept.19, 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.
Sat., Sept 1, 2:00-4:00 or Fri., Sept. 14, 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.
Wed., Sept. 5, 2:00-4:00 or Sat., Sept. 22, 10:00-12:00

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