Beginning Sewing

We will go over the fundamentals of sewing for the new sewist and those who need a refresher. Bring your machine or use ours. We will explain machine features, sewing techniques and stitches. You will have the confidence to choose a pattern, fabric, and notions. $130

Thursday        6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25            6-8 pm

Thursday        8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27            6-8 pm

Thursday        10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22      6-8 pm

Intermediate Sewing

We will cover sewing seams, darts, hems, zippers and finishing a garment. They will build on what they have learned in Beginning Sewing or from previous experience. Must talk to the instructor if Beginning Sewing wasn't taken at the shop. $130

Thursday        7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30            6-8 pm

Thursday        9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24            6-8 pm

Designer Techniques

Learn to add unique touches to your garment that will give an extra WOW factor and make your creation stand out. Each class covers different techniques. Must have basic sewing experience. $35

Wednesday          7/22                               6-7:30 pm

Wednesday          8/19                               6-7:30 pm

Tuesday                9/22                               6-7:30 pm

Tuesday                10/27                             6-7:30 pm

Buckram Hat Class - Get Ready for the Kentucky Derby Party!

In this class, students will learn how to make a custom buckram hat frame that will be covered in a fabric of choice (purchased separately) and with embellishments of choice...fancy flowers, beads or feathers! Bring a lunch or enjoy some of the great food downtown Albany has to offer. $125.00

Please come by the shop by August 26 for a head measurement.

Sunday          8/30                                     10-4 pm

Cloche Hat Class

Learn how to sew a stylish 1920's hat out of a fabric of your choosing. $40

Tuesday         9/15                                     6-8 pm

Coming Soon ...

Introduction to Sewing with Knits T-Shirt Class

Students will learn about various knit fabrics and how to sew a t-shirt. This will be an all day class with a short break so please bring a snack. It will also be a fun class and you will walk away with a  great t-shirt. Fabric and pattern must be purchased prior to class and fabric must be pre-washed. $130

Fit Clinic

Get expert fitting help with Sew Chic pattern designer Laura Nash. When you come, please have your muslin sewn up and ready for fitting, or your pattern traced and ready for a tissue fit. We ask that you RSVP so that you have a time slot set and don’t have to wait too long. Cost is $15 for the first 20 minutes and $10 for each additional 15 minute increment.


In this class students will learn how to make their own leggings. Fabric must be purchased and pre-washed prior to class. $80