Times Square Sewing Classes

At Times Square we believe the best way of learning is doing.  This belief sets the tone for our many educational classes. Enjoy learning from experienced instructors with hands-on lessons.  Whether you are interested in getting to know your new machine or ready to create a stunning quilt, our classes will help you achieve your goals.  Classes are offered for ALL sewing levels in ALL types of sewing. Just ask!


Signing up for Our Classes

  • To allow for proper preparation, register for classes at least 1 week in advance.  If remaining seats are available after this time, we will try to accommodate you, but can make no guarantees.  
  • In addition, customers enjoy 10% off the day of their class.  It's a great way to learn about a new tool and get one for your private stash.  
  • Registration can be made in the store or by phone. Please remember that the full class fee is required to guarantee your seat.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and any other applicable documents.  Supply lists can be picked up in the store, or emailed.
Every month, we offer a variety of classes to introduce participants to new techniques, fun designs, specific sewing machine education, and more.  The list below describes classes offered.  Please check out our calendar on the homepage to view our current schedule.  Is there a class you want, but it's not on the calendar?  Let the store know of your interest.  A class can be scheduled with 3 or more participants.


Kimberbell Hello Sunshine Machine Embroidery              Jan 2 10-4                         Class Fee: $20


Sherry will teach you new techniques each class  as you make this adorable quilt. This months project will be stitching the word blocks. Don’t wait too long to join the fun! Kits are available.




Free Friday Open Sew Day             Jan 3 & Jan 31 10 - 5  & 5-10         Class Fee:  FREE

Free Sew Day. Time to work on those Christmas projects.  This is a day for sewing and fellowship.  This is not a class day, so an instructor will not be available in the classroom.  Bring finger food to share.


Get to Know your Sewing Machine (Sue)     Jan 6 1-6 No charge to customers who purchased machine at TSSC, otherwise $20.00
Sue will guide you through your new machine. You will learn what each foot is and how to use it. This session is for the basic machine features on machines from the absolute beginner all the way to the top of the line. You will be using more of your machine than ever before!



Finishing Schools for January     Jan 10 (Diane) Jan 24 (Sue) Jan 25 (Sherry) 10-5 $20 per session. (On going projects $10)
These sessions were designed to “Name your own class”! Let us know when you register what you will be working on. If you have a bit of make-up to finish a project you have been working on this is a great time to do that too.


Featherweight Club (Sue)                       Jan 11 & 29 10 – 3                                      Class Fee: FREE

Join the group to learn more about your machine and complete a small project . We are making a   

Pillowcases for charity this month.  Bring your machine and enjoy the fun. Fabrics have been donated but feel free to bring some of your own. The pillowcases require ¾ yd (27”)  for the body, 1⁄4 yd (9”) for the header and 2” -3” for the accent strip.






Artistic Edge Cutter/Craft ‘N Cut Software (Diane)         Jan 14 10-4 Class Fee: $20

Diane is offering another class utilizing the Artistic Edge Cutter and the Craft ‘N Cut software. This lesson will guide you through using the Craft ‘N Cut software to create SVG files to use with your Cutter. Supply list is provided with registration. 





Imagine Quilt (Sherry) Jan 16   10-12 Class Fee: $20 per session plus book

Create adorable motivational mini quilts, a series of small projects or combine them for one exciting Block-of-the-Month quilt as you learn machine applique! Designed by Nancy Halvorsen. Sherry will teach you applique skills. Each block can be made individually so join a class anytime!  Easy enough for a beginner too. Kits are available upon request at $10.00 per block


 


Get to Know Your 550E (Sue)       Jan 17 10-12 for machine instruction and 1-3 software                                                                     No charge to customers who purchased machine at TSSC, otherwise $20.00

Learn the wonderful features of this machine. Please bring hoops and supplies that came with your machine. In the afternoon you will be learning the benefits of the Embroidery Editor software that came with your machine. Bring your laptop with the program loaded. If you have the MC400 or 500 you may wish to take this class as well.

  

Get to Know Your Skyline 9 (Diane) Jan 18     10-3
No charge to customers who purchased machine at TSSC, otherwise $20.00
Come learn about all of the great things your Skyline 9 will do! This machine is awesome for everyone. It is a sewing machine along with an embroidery machine. You have two machines in one! This session will cover the ordinary parts of the machine.



 

Too Easy Row of the Month            Jan 21    1 to 5 (Diane)               Fee $20.00 includes pattern

This is a fun and easy quilt.  Easy enough for beginners. Learn cutting and piecing techniques. Each row is made using the “Too Easy”Ruler. At the August 6th lesson you will be given fabric requirements and see a demonstration of the ruler. There will be twelve rows each an option to use in other quilts as borders.  $20.00 class fee will include the pattern each lesson. Pictures show the front and the back of the quilt.

 


Applique 101       Jan 22 1pm or 6pm (Sherry) Fee $20.00 includes pattern & kit
Come and make a small project as you learn basic applique skills. This month you  will be making a cute snowman towel.

 


Stitcher’s Garden Jan 23    10 - 4                    Registration is $35  Each pattern thereafter is $20.00 per pattern               
There are 12 patterns in all.  This is an ongoing project that you can join anytime.  Learn more about your sewing machine, threads and needles.  Sue will teach you each month about a new presser foot or sewing technique.  Registration cost includes a three-ring binder with basic and finishing instructions as well as your first monthly pattern. Lessons are very flexible, come and go as needed. If you have started this project in the past with us, come and get it finished. Let’s see it through. You pay for patterns, not the lesson or the sit and sew. 
 

Go! Qube Table Runner (Diane)     Jan 28 1pm or 6pm Class fee $20.00
Diane is excited for you to learn more about making your projects with the Go! Cutters and the Qubes. She will be helping you cut accurately with the dies to make a table runner.

 


Get to Know Your Floriani Better                Jan 30 Beginners 10 - 12           Past Attendees 2-4
                                                              Class Fee:  Free if your FTC-U program  was purchased at TSSC. Otherwise, $25.00/class.

One of the great benefits of the Floriani FTC-U is that every upgrade is FREE. This class is created to teach you the basics of the program and to keep your program up to date. Sue will be guiding you through some of the program’s features each month.  Bring your laptop with the program and the latest update loaded. If you need assistance in updating your program call Sue to arrange coming to class early. Keep up to date with the program features. New features are constantly being added. Don’t miss out.