Creative Thinking: Inspiration with Classes at the Sew-op


To serve as an educational hub for community members of all ages to learn fiber crafts, donate and repurpose gently used materials, and empower people through skill building. Registration is required for all classes. Sew-op Open Hours is the only exclusion to registration.

Pattern Making: Custom Fitted Bodice w/ Shaleen Theiler Sun, March 5th, from 1-3pm.

img_1068In this Pattern Making class participants will learn how to create a fitted bodice pattern. Some prior sewing experience is strongly suggested for our Pattern Making classes but not necessary to register. Materials will be provided. While our Pattern Making classes can be taken in any order, it is best that you take them in the following order: Custom Fitted Skirt, Custom Fitted Bodice, and Bodice design modification. In between each class is a recommended Open Hour Session to assist in converting your paper patterns into a workable fabric pattern. If all three Pattern Making classes are taken, participants will come away with a basic dress pattern to fit your unique body shape. The pattern you create is referred to as a dress ‘sloper’ and can be used as a starting point of all dress designs. Registration required: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Class limited to four students, ages 14 and up. Two student minimum to hold a class.

Craft Night Thursday, March 9th,  6-7:30pm        

Craft Night is a time for any fiber crafter in the Upper Valley Community to work on their creations along with fellow crafters. It is an opportunity for sewists to share, bounce ideas around, and finish their projects. This is more of a workshop time that doesn’t involve teaching which means participants should already posses the skills to complete their work. If you would like assistance on a project please see our Sew-op Open Hours Schedule where a sewists will be available for guidance.

Basic Sewing for Adults w/ Martha McDaniel Monday, March 27th, from 5:30-7:30.

img_1201Learn the basics of sewing machines and how to operate them; gain understanding of fabric; and how to pin and sew seams. You will make a simple project to take home. Machines and all supplies are provided (sorry, no personal machines for basic classes please check out our Learn Your Machine class). Registration required: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Class limited to four students, ages 14 and up. Two student minimum to hold a class. 

Kids’ Classes at the Sew-op:

*Please note that registration for Kid’s classes is pending completion of registration form and payment of class. Registration closes 48 hours prior to the start of class. If class does not meet the minimum level of participants the class will be cancelled. Full refunds will be given if the class is cancelled on behalf of the Sew-op. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The Classroom will be made available for those kids classes with refreshments served. To begin registration please fill out our registration form and reach out to the Sew-op Coordinator at or by phone 802-295-5804.

Kids’ Basic Sewing w/ Sally Munro Saturday, March 25th or April 15th, from 10am-noon.

Kid's Class Sample Sew-opIn this class students will learn the parts of the sewing machine and their function. Techniques on setting up and operating a sewing machine will be covered. Instructor will go over basic fabric identification and grain. A list of skills is provided in order to give you an overview of this Basic Sewing class. Throughout this class we will also discuss safety and rules for class participants. Registration required: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Class limited to four students, ages 8 to 13. Two student minimum to hold a class.
*Open Hours Schedule For March:

Wednesday, March 1st, 1-3pm
Tuesday, March 7th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, March 8th, 1-3pm
Tuesday, March 21st, 1-3pm
Wednesday, March 22nd, 1-3pm
Tuesday, March 28th, 1-3pm
Wednesday, March 29th, 1-3pm

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