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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.
You really can carry it all with this giant duffle bag by Knot and Thread Design! Choose between a solid exterior fabric or scrap it up with some patchwork. There are two exterior pockets. Fill it up and take it on a trip!

Cost: $ 275.00
You will be creating a modern beginner friendly quilt that packs a lot of punch! The technique involved in this skill building class is leaning how to use your rotary cutter and ruler to create quilt blocks. We will create a quilt top, learn pin basting, and discuss basic machine quilting. This is a great class for any quilting skill level. No prerequisites are required!

Cost: $ 190.00
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: $ 80.00
Learn how to sew an exposed zipper using your zipper foot on your machine while you make an easy zippered pouch. Beginner Basics classes can be taken in any order that you choose after taking our Quick Start Machine Sewing class.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Fit is the Holy Grail of garment sewing-all the fine sewing in the world will not save a badly fitted garment. There is precious little information out there on fitting and this class aims to address that lack of good information. This fitting clinic will perform two functions: to explain and demonstrate how to fit garments and to create a pattern of a favorite garment that actually fits. The student will bring in a muslin mock-up of a garment that they want adjusted to fit them properly. In class, they will learn how to adjust the garment for a proper fit. A pattern will be created based on the adjustments according to the information provided in the re-fitted muslin. At the end of class, along with a well-fitting pattern, the students will gain an understanding of the procedure and principles of how to "fit" so they can apply these skills to future garments. Seating is limited to insure everybody gets personal attention. *This class is for intermediate and advanced sewers.

Cost: $ 120.00
We our pleased to introduce a new FreeSpirit Fabrics designer, Seth Apter! Although Seth is new to fabric design, he is an accomplished a mixed media artist, instructor, author, and designer from New York City. He came to the world of art later in life, transitioning from a full-time career as a psychologist to a full-time artist and maker. Seth's artistic practice is focused on story and the spirit of community and collaboration. He believes in the power of art to bring people together. His work has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books and national magazines. Seth has also published two books of his own, The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed-Media Artist. His love of the creative energy that occurs when artists are brought together has led him to spend a great deal of time teaching workshops - both online and in person across the world. Closer to home, he is an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC. As a designer, he has created collections with many companies over the years, including Impression Obsession, StencilGirl Products, Spellbinders, Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, WOW, Aladine and PaperArtsy. Art for him is everything and sharing the process in all these different forms makes it even better. Join us for an interactive Meet & Greet with Seth as he introduces his "Storyboard" collection of fabrics, discuss his artistic process, show samples of his work, and demo a small project.

Cost: $ 30.00
Join us for an extraordinary event where innovation, precision, and artistry come together in the world of sewing. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just beginning your stitching journey, the BERNINA B790 Pro and bernette B79 will revolutionize the way you create and inspire your sewing projects.

Cost: $ FREE
Make your holidays stress-free with our holiday giftmaking extravaganza! 🎁✂️ We've spent the last several months coming up with the perfect handmade gifts for your loved ones and want to share what we've found! Dive into the world of sewing and discover the magic of making heartfelt gifts for your loved ones. From cozy quilts to practical (and cute) oven mitts, personalized accessories and home decor, there's a gift idea for everyone. At the event, we'll demo techniques used in the projects as well as offer you the opportunity to sign up for classes to complete your projects in time for the holidays!

Cost: $ 10.00
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
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
The Take Heart Quilt is a blend of techniques for one unique yet universally appealing block. The pattern features rotary cut curved templates and curved piecing as well as simple half square triangle construction. This is the perfect quilt for the beginner ready to tackle their next new technique. A simple rotation of one quilt block ensures a dramatic setting in any arrangement. We will focus on completing quilt top during class with a discussion of finishing techniques.

Cost: $ 160.00
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. The Dear Jane journey continues with more advanced topics for sewing these challenging little blocks. The topics will include: -Curved seams by hand or machine -Multilayered appliqu? -Foundations with strip sets, and piecing complicated blocks -Border triangles and corner kites, and finally, sewing it all together This class is designed as a follow up to the original series of classes, but it will be open to anyone who has done the easier blocks and wants to continue with some of the more challenging, intermediate blocks.

Cost: $ 200.00
A classic design that shows off your color choices in a beautiful star burst pattern. Easy strip set piecing and no "y" seams make this a fun project for even the beginner quilter. You will be surprised how quick this quilt will come together.

Cost: $ 180.00


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, consider 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.