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Glastonbury Location
Store Hours

860-633-0721
Orange Location
Store Hours

203-878-1654
Southington Location
Store Hours

860-793-6639
Sewing & Quilting Classes in Connecticut

We offer a variety of different and unique classes that range in levels from entry level sewing all the way up to those who have been sewing for years. Below is a list of the upcoming scheduled classes with many more on its way.

Classes


Join Marilyn for a 4-day sewing retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn in Glastonbury. There will be good food, mini demonstrations, and lots of time to sew.

Cost: $ 347.00
You have got the quilt top finished, and you would like to make it bigger. Just add borders: pieced or unpieced, straight grain or cross grain, flanged or mitered. Learn a variety of techniques and choose the right one for each quilt.

Cost: $ 25.00
Trip around the world is an older quilt pattern made from only squares, often called a postage stamp quilt depending on the size of the squares. Rotary cutting, quick piecing techniques, machine quilting, and a new generation of tools and accessories save time and increase precision for todays stitchers. Step into this world and make a quilt ALA 2024!

Cost: $ 110.00
Learn to make bias binding, create a label and a casing on the quilts you have finished. Dont have one ready? Bring a 20-inch square sandwich for practice.

Cost: $ 25.00
There are young girls all over the world as well as in the United States who would love a hand-made sundress in pretty cotton fabric. Luckily, there’s plenty of fabric available for these dresses, awaiting eager sewists, overlock users, cutters, and ironers! Spend a Saturday learning to make cute sundresses. The first one you make goes to our cause. Every dress after that, goes to you to donate or take.

Cost: $ FREE
Have you wanted a little extra space as you work on your hand-sewn projects? Are you interested in engaging in a little social time with other hand sewing enthusiasts in the area? Close to Home has the perfect classroom space for you! Bring your own materials and projects or choose one of our all-in-one embroidery kits that contains everything you need to get started.

Cost: $ 10.00
Spend 2 hours learning basic machine quilting procedures and options with your machine?s walking/even feed/dual feed foot. Learn grid techniques, straight or wavy lines and more.

Cost: $ 25.00
This pretty bag is sure to become one of your favorites for carrying your sewing tools and notions! You can adjust the inside pockets to the just-right-for-you sizes. And when you travel, it’s roomy enough for those essential toiletries and a whole lot more!

Cost: $ 40.00
Join us to learn how to make these fun and addictive rope bowls using cotton clothesline. Add colorful fabric, thread, or applique fabric to personalize your bowl. Once you learn this technique you can make any size or shape bowl that you wish.

Cost: $ 25.00
Learn to use, appreciate, and be creative with your serger/overlock machine. Threading, basic stitches, adjustments, care, and decorative possibilities will be taught in this three-hour hands-on workshop. All makes and models are welcome.

Cost: $ 40.00
Bring any project (sewing, quilting, embroidery), your machine, lunch and snacks, and enjoy the company of other sewists and quilters. You will have full use of our classroom from 10 AM - 5 PM. Staff are available for help, questions, problem solving, and guidance.

Cost: $ 10.00
This zippered bag is sew cute, functional, and timeless with lots of zipper compartments to hold all your sewing supplies and more!

Cost: $ 40.00
Showcase a collection of gorgeous fabrics in this colorful, complicated-looking quilt. Only you will know how easy it is!

Cost: $ 65.00
Quilting is fun, easy, creative and relaxing. This class teaches everything you need to know for a successful first time quilting experience.

Cost: $ 120.00
Join us for a Sew-A-Thon to Support Dress A Girl to provide beautiful, handmade dresses to girls in need

Cost: $ FREE
Learn to make these fun and addictive rope bowls using cotton clothesline. This one features an embroidered center. Further embellish your bowl with fabric, thread, or rope flourishes for a truly unique creation. Make any size or shape!

Cost: $ 30.00
Take your novice quilting skills to the next level for perfect points, square corners & a flat quilt

Cost: $ 60.00
Bring your current project(s), machine, tools, something for lunch or snack. Drop in any time or stay all day!

Cost: $ 10.00
These decorative spheres make perfect holiday ornaments, but they're so pretty you might want to display them all year 'round.

Cost: $ 40.00
Transform a pile of old T-Shirts into a cozy, practical quilted keepsake. T-Shirt Quilts are the perfect gift for a college-bound student..sports fan..traveler or whomever.

Cost: $ 75.00
HOORAY! Starting January 12th, 2024 Janet will be creating her blocks in a progressive style. Each month will be a new technique. Click on class title to view class description and dates.

Cost: $ 25.00
Perfect for beginners! Click on class title to view class description and dates.

Cost: $ 25.00
These cute little Pin Cushions are fast and easy to make! Most designs are available in three sizes with MINIMUM HOOP SIZE 5 x 7. Be sure to purchase the design that best fits YOUR hoops and embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
These cute little Pin Cushions are fast and easy to make! Most designs are available in three sizes with MINIMUM HOOP SIZE 5 x 7. Be sure to purchase the design that best fits YOUR hoops and embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Make a multi-use trinket tray from rope to hold keys, jewelry, coins, wrapped candies, sewing notions, and so much more!!

Cost: $ 25.00
Make a multi-use trinket tray from rope to hold keys, jewelry, coins, wrapped candies, sewing notions, and so much more!!

Cost: $ 25.00
Are you tired of your same old straight quilting? If you want to become more comfortable and more proficient at Free Motion Quilting this is the class for you. We will start with an easy meandering stitch and build your skill level from there.

Cost: $ 50.00
Are you tired of your same old straight quilting? If you want to become more comfortable and more proficient at Free Motion Quilting this is the class for you. We will start with an easy meandering stitch and build your skill level from there.

Cost: $ 50.00
Master the Bargello Technique to make a stunning wall hanging or table runner. Then expand on the knowledge and make a gorgeous quilt!!

Cost: $ 50.00
Master the Bargello Technique to make a stunning wall hanging or table runner. Then expand on the knowledge and make a gorgeous quilt!!

Cost: $ 50.00
Join us for 4 days of fun while completing A different project!! All ages welcome!!

Cost: $ 200.00
Join us for 4 days of fun while completing 2 different projects!! All ages welcome!!

Cost: $ 200.00
This simple but stunning project is fun and fast to create. You can choose to make the project using scraps or 1 1/2" strips. This is done in jewel tones but would be spectacular done as a Quilt of Valor.

Cost: $ 60.00
This simple but stunning project is fun and fast to create. You can choose to make the project using scraps or 1 1/2" strips. This is done in jewel tones but would be spectacular done as a Quilt of Valor.

Cost: $ 60.00
$20 if you bought your machine from us Learn to master your embroidery machine. Hooping, stabilizing, position patterns, and more. We will make you more comfortable on your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
$20 if you bought your machine from us Learn to master your embroidery machine. Hooping, stabilizing, position patterns, and more. We will make you more comfortable on your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Hands-on "How To" for new owners. Explore the functions of your new sewing machine & learn the tips & tricks from our trained staff.

Cost: $ 20.00
Hands-on "How To" for new owners. Explore the functions of your new sewing machine & learn the tips & tricks from our trained staff.

Cost: $ 20.00
Always a great way to use your 2 1/2" strips. Do you need a project bag or something for an overnight get away? Come join us to make this great versatile bag! You will not stop at just one Mondo Bag!

Cost: $ 50.00
Always a great way to use your 2 1/2" strips. Do you need a project bag or something for an overnight get away? Come join us to make this great versatile bag! You will not stop at just one Mondo Bag!

Cost: $ 50.00
277 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
860-633-0721
196 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
203-878-1654
995 Queen St
Southington, CT
860-793-6639