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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.
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: $ 50.00
You've taken our Quick Start Machine Sewing class and a few of our Beginner Basics classes and are ready to expand on your sewing skills. In this class you will be sewing a decorative stitched pillow cover with a lapped zipper back for easy removal.

Cost: $ 100.00
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
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: $ 40.00
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: $ 200.00
Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don't fear the curve! Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for Picnic Petals designed by Sheri. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sheri will also share her favorite tools and tips for staying organized. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience. By the end of the workshop, most students will have completed one Center Block and one Border Block. Each registered student needs to purchase the Picnic Petals quilt pattern ($12) PRIOR to class in order to complete prep work, including fabric selection. OPTIONAL Picnic Petals Acrylic Template set (makes cutting quicker and more efficient plus you don?t need to make your own templates) is available.

Cost: $ 150.00
Laura Heine's collage quilts have received world-wide attention! Laurie will give you a taste of Laura Heine's collage techniques in this hands-on class. These quilts can be very impressionistic and painterly or structured in design. Students will have the choice of creating a design using Laura Heine's techniques. Please let Laurie know your preference of which commercial pattern she designed by searching "Laura Heine" patterns. Please contact Laurie: or 718 -468-5858 so she can order your pattern.

Cost: $ 150.00
Add excitement to your quilts by mastering the technique of adding insert strips of beautiful fabric into your blocks. Play with color, direction and interaction between strips. You can create a sampler quilt similar to Judy?s or incorporate your creations into a quilt of your own design.

Cost: $ 125.00
This fun quilt features flowers created using pieced and machine appliqu? techniques. Scrap it up using 1/4 yard fabric selections. The flower head is a variation of the Dresden Plate wedge - simple enough for beginners and is appliqued onto the background rectangle using monofilament or matching thread. The leaf blocks are pieced by machine with the stems being machine appliqued. The book, "Quilts from Tilda's Studio," ($24.95) with pattern is required and can be purchased at Sew Right. The templates for Dresden Flower will be supplied by instructor. Class Fee: $225, plus the book The Full quilt measures 55" x 70"

Cost: $ 225.00
The Dear Jane Journey continues with another series of classes specially designed to help you finish the quilt. We?ll focus on the border triangles and corner kites, and review the techniques you can use to create them. In some cases, you might use several techniques in the same triangle! If you?re not at that point yet, you can use the sessions for inspiration, support, and to answer any other technical questions you may have about sewing the rest of the blocks, or assembling your quilt. You can also join if you have a Dear Jane quilt in progress (maybe from a long time ago?) and need that extra push to get back to work. Guaranteed inspiration and lots of support! 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!

Cost: $ 200.00
Sergers are capable of offering much more than creating garments! With decorative threads you will learn how to create different effects using the normal stitch functions of your serger. For the next 3 weeks, we will make the different components that will become a table runner.After learning the different components you will be able to apply these techniques to future projects such as garments, tote bags, pillows, etc. You will also learn how using thread combinations will effect the density and quality of the stitch out. Whether you have a serger with a 4 Thread capability or with a Chain /Cover Stitch capability, you will be amazed at the results you can achieve. **This class is for owners of BabyLock Jet Air or Bernina Air Threading Sergers Please call MaryAnn to tell her what serger you own (718)468-5858 $180.00 For all 3 Sessions

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.