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Classes and Events

Join us for a class, event, or workshop in our Queens, New York sewing studio. We have something for everyone. Don't see something you like? We also offer private sewing lessons in sewing, embroidery, quilting, garment sewing, and more. Call us at 718-468-5858 for more details or request a class!

 Please note, when registering for any class or event you are agreeing to the class policy at the bottom of this page.
Have you heard of Noodlehead handbag patterns? Anna Graham designs and creates patterns for beautiful handbags which we are now selling at Sew Right. You will learn many techniques for making handbags - from drafting the pattern, to adding the hardware, topstitching sewing technique and more! You can purchase these classes separately or as a package of 4 classes if you want to make the bag from start to finish with the teacher. You can purchase the package of 4 classes here.

Cost: $ 240.00
Have you heard of Noodlehead handbag patterns? Anna Graham designs and creates patterns for beautiful handbags which we are now selling at Sew Right. You will learn many techniques for making handbags - from drafting the pattern, to adding the hardware, topstitching sewing technique and more! You can purchase these classes separately or as a package of 4 classes if you want to make the bag from start to finish with the teacher. You can purchase each class separately here.

Cost: $ 75.00
You've taken our Quick Start Machine Sewing class and are ready to dive into learning the basics of quilting. In this session, you will be creating a fun scrappy placemat. The technique involved in this skill building class is creating a scrappy free-form log cabin using the quilt-as-you-go method. After you construct the placemat, you will finish the edge with customized binding. Once you finish one, you will be able to make many more! The book "That Handmade Touch," is required for the class. We can order the book for you at a class discount.

Cost: $ 60.00
Ready to make your first project after taking our Quick Start Machine Sewing class? Learn how to read sewing and cutting instructions while making this cute lined foldover pouch. Beginner Basics classes can be taken in any order that you choose.

Cost: $ 40.00
You've taken our Quick Start Machine Sewing Class and now you are ready to make your first sewing project! We recommend that this is the first class in our series of Beginner Basics classes that you should take to reinforce the sewing skills that you learned in Quick Start. Plus you will be learning pattern layout, cutting and pinning skills for sewing the tote bag together.

Cost: $ 75.00
Do you own a machine that is still sitting in the box or need a refresher because you haven?t sewn in a while? Bring it in to learn how to operate your sewing machine! You will learn the correct way to wind a bobbin, how to thread your machine and the proper way to operate the machine to keep from losing your thread. Once your machine is threaded, you will learn basic sewing techniques. We will provide the fabric needed to practice your sewing skills. 1 1/2 hours long. If you need a machine for class, we can provide one for you.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn the proper way to measure and shorten your pant hems using your sewing machine. We will review how to hem a basic pant, a pair of jeans using topstitch thread, and a stretch legging. Bring one pair of pants, jeans or leggings to hem. If you have any questions about the class, please email Catherine at

Cost: $ 30.00
You've asked for a shorter version of our 3 hour class and now it's here! Do you wish that you had someone to help you with fitting your garments? Bring your garments to try on (it can be one that you are making, or have already made, or it can be store bought garments that need alterations), and Catherine will pin it on you and offer guidance for making the sewing or pattern adjustments.

Cost: $ 45.00
Take your sewing to the next level with our Open Level Garment Sewing Class and learn what you want to learn! This class is for you whether you are a beginner sewist ready to start sewing your first garment and don't know how to begin or if you are an intermediate sewist that needs specific help with a project you are working on. Bring in all materials needed for your project as you must work from a commercial pattern. If you have any questions about your project, please contact Catherine at in advance. You must know how to operate a sewing machine. Class size is limited to 4 students. 3 hours long.

Cost: $ 90.00
Have you wanted to use your serger to make a knit garment, but have been afraid to try? A serger can do more than just overcast seam edges! This class is for you whether you own a 4, 5, or 8 thread serger. You will learn how to sew seams, sew on neck binding and adding elastic in the seam while using your serger. If your serger has a coverstitch option, you can learn how to sew the hems using the coverstitch and also stitching seams using the chain stitch plus the overlock. There will be an option to stitch the hems on a regular sewing machine as well. If you don't own a serger, you can still take this class!

Cost: $ 150.00
If your child is a beginner, they will learn basic skills of cutting and pinning their fabric along with operating a sewing machine to make a cross body bag. If your child has already been sewing, they will continue to improve their sewing skills by making a garment or accessory from our pattern collection that they can complete within the 3 hour workshop. If your child is at an intermediate skill level, they can choose a more difficult garment, but may need multiple workshops in order to complete the project. Classes are small and have a 1 teacher to 3 student ratio. This is a 3 hour workshop. All materials needed for the class are included in the cost of the workshop.

Cost: $ 110.00
Would you love to be able to make your favorite t-shirt? In this class you will learn how to transfer your t-shirt to pattern ease without taking it apart. You will leave with a pattern to sew up your favorite t-shirt again and again!

Cost: $ 100.00
Do you have a certain project that you need extra help with or are unable to take a class at the times listed? We are offering the opportunity to take a private sewing lesson with our teacher, Catherine, who specializes in beginners, garment sewing and accessories. The lesson is 1 1/2 hours long.

Cost: $ 150.00
Do you find yourself asking "How Do I Quilt This"? In this presentation/trunk show and workshop, learn practical strategies for how to plan your own quilting design along with the nuts & bolts of walking foot quilting on a domestic sewing machine. The first part of this program will include a presentation and trunk show of Sheri's award-winning quilts. She'll describe how she decides on a quilting plan that will enhance the design of her quilt top, rather than compete with it. From there, she'll review and demonstrate how she prepares for quilting and her tips and tricks for walking foot quilting. Following the demonstration, students will practice their walking foot quilting on small quilt sandwiches. This workshop also includes a group design discussion, a show & tell of one quilt top by each student and a conversation/consultation on how to quilt it with a walking foot. Students will walk away with skills, strategies, inspiration and confidence to complete their quilts using a walking foot. A sewing machine with a walking foot or dual feed foot required. Students should be comfortable with the sewing machine and installing their walking foot/even feed foot. **Due to the nature of this event, the class registration fee is nonrefundable.

Cost: $ 139.00
Do you practice the gift-giving tradition of making hand made presents for the special people in your life? A personalized quilt would be a memorable gift for any special occasion. Or do you need a quick and easy gift quilt? In this class we'll be working from the "Make It Christmas with 3 Yard Quilts" book and students will have the option of creating the "Twinkles" or "Evergreen" quilt with just 3 yards of fabric. Please let the instructor know which quilt you decide on. Call Laurie at (718) 468-5858 or email her at: The Class Fee includes the Book "Make It Christmas 3 Yard Quilts."

Cost: $ 150.00
How many of you are swimming in unquilted tops, or are attempting to quilt them, but find it difficult to handle on your home sewing machine, or resorting to having your quilts expensively professionally quilted? The "Quilt As You Go" technique is the solution! Quilt As You Go (QAYG) is a process whereby you construct the quilt and quilt it at the same time in manageable small segments, which you can join in several different ways. Judy will take you through the process of how she cleverly accomplishes this while maintaining fun design elements. As always, Judy will showcase a wonderful selection of samples and will answer any and all questions you may have about the process.

Cost: $ 15.00
Have you heard all the rage about Dear Jane? For seasoned and newbie quilters alike, the mention of "Dear Jane" elicits reactions ranging from joy to dismay. Why? The Dear Jane quilt is comprised of 225 patterns in the blocks! There are 169 square blocks and 52 pieced border triangles. The original quilt was made by Jane Stickle in 1863 without a corresponding pattern. Brenda Papadakis, the author of the Dear Jane books brought the quilt to life by drafting the blocks and publishing the book. With the recent 25th Anniversary of the book, "Janiacs," as we call Dear Jane fanatics came out the woodwork to share their love/hate of the project and new quilters were exposed to the meticulous pattern as well. The beauty of the quilt is not only in the blocks itself but the layout and the ability to play with print and color. Join Diane on the Dear Jane journey. She has taught this project for more than 20 years and is a true Janiac. Diane will make this an enjoyable and fun process! Each block requires a different technique and although many require hand sewing, Diane will share techniques to make everything approachable. This a great opportunity to learn new skills and share in community! Classes are themed by technique, so even if you've taken a Dear Jane class previously, this is an opportunity for a refresh and learn new techniques to complete your Dear Jane.

Cost: $ 200.00


Our classes and events require planning and preparation and often includes ordering materials and supplies, scheduling staff and teachers, and allocating space which is contingent on the total number of students who register for a class. When students request cancellations or reschedule at the last minute, it affects all of the above in addition to taking away a spot from someone who wanted to take the class.

In fairness to all of our customers we are unable to make exceptions to our policy, including for reasons of illness, travel, or work. If you are unable to attend a class at the last minute, considering offering the spot to a friend!

If Sew Right Sewing Machines cancels a class for any reason, you will receive a FULL refund.

If you cancel 14 days or more before the date of your class, you will receive full credit towards another class within 6 months of the original class date. If you cancel a rescheduled class, you will forfeit your payment for that class.

If you cancel 2-13 days before the date of your class, you will receive a full credit to use towards another class within 3 months of the original class date. If you cancel a rescheduled class, you will forfeit your payment for that class.

If you do not cancel your class within 48 hours of the class start date and time OR you do not show up, you will forfeit your payment for that class.

If you register for an event or class with a guest educator, your class fee is nonrefundable.

If you register for a private lesson, your class fee is nonrefundable.

Thank you for understanding!



Payment is required in full upon registration of the class you would like to attend. You can register online at, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at 718.468.5858.