Where to go for sewing classes?

sewing machine closeupFeeling crafty, Julianne emails:

Recently I've been on a DIY streak, and I realized I lack skills needed to do it myself. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a sewing class in the Capital Region.

Got a suggestion for Julianne? Please share!

photo: Flickr user d3b...*

Comments

Check out the Sewing Sisters
http://sewingsistersny.com/ (also search for them on Facebook). Some Hellions have taken classes there and very much enjoyed them!

JoAnn's hosts sewing classes. They're in the Target Plaza/Northway Mall in Albany.

For quilting lessons (which teach/utilize basic sewing skills), try The Joyful Quilter in Glenville.
http://www.joyfulquilter.com/classes.htm

Julianne - Hudson Valley has a whole series of sewing class as part of the community ed. I am halfway through a two session intro class. The next one they are doing is a three session technique class. If you already have some experience, that might be a good one for you. It's a weekend intensive format, which is nice. https://www.hvcc.edu/communityed/fall/arts.html#7

If you are looking for quilting classes, they are relatively easy to find. Basic apparel classes are easy to find as well. If you want to take draping and pattern making classes, they are much harder to find.

My wife said she would like a sewing machine for Christmas. Since I don't know anything about sewing machines I think my Wife should have the best. I also think she should have refresher classes since she hasn't sewed for some time. Please get back to me. Thanks

Hi Jerry. Husqvarna Viking is one of the best manufacturers of high-tech electronic and computerized sewing machines. The sewing machines are developed and manufactured in Sweden.

They offer a wide selection of machines that do everything from basic sewing to full on embroidery and are priced accordingly.

http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/Machines

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

New York State could be closer to allowing Uber and Lyft to operate here. Maybe. Sort of.

It's been more than two years since a local campaign started to get "ride sharing" services such as Uber and Lyft to come to the... (more)

They haven't gone bald yet

That pic above is a pair of bald eagle chicks that biologists from the state Department of Environmental Conservation recently banded in Albany County. From... (more)

The Remains Of The Day with James Ivory at The Madison

The Madison Theater will screening The Remains of the Day June 18 -- and the film's famous director, James Ivory, will be there for a... (more)

Fence 2016

The annual Fence show recently opened at the Arts Center of the Capital Region and we stopped in this week to browse for a few... (more)

Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen

Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen is a new Korean restaurant in downtown Troy with a three-part approach: farm, food and community engagement. The family farm supplies... (more)

Recent Comments

My son was born in November, and we love Harmony Mills Pediatrics in Cohoes. It's run by Mary Kathleen DiTursi who has a PhD in Engineering from RPI before getting her MD. She's basically a big (well qualified) nerd, and a kid at heart (she wears tee shirts with cartoon character's to work) She is so sweet to our baby, and very good at supporting our decisions. ...

A good pediatrician in Rensselaer County or nearby?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Brooke

New York State could be closer to allowing Uber and Lyft to operate here. Maybe. Sort of.

...has 2 comments, most recently from Daniel N.

Morning Blend for May 26

...has 4 comments, most recently from Herbert

Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jona

Finding opportunities for growth in urban spaces

...has 4 comments, most recently from Justin