Sewing Classes in Bordentown and Wilmington


Stony Brook Sew & Vac is committed to supporting sewing enthusiasts in our community. We love to help people learn more about this hobby! We offer a number of different educational opportunities in our on-site classrooms and make sure people of all ages and skill levels can find a class that fits their needs and interests.

Types of Classes we Offer

Our skilled team is excited to share our broad selection of classes. With hands-on courses that walk students through every step of a sewing project to in-depth classes that dive deep into the specific intricacies of software, we offer the perfect class for everyone! The courses we offer include instruction in basic and advanced sewing skills and serging for beginners and experienced students. Quilting and embroidery classes are also scheduled, with courses focusing on beginner skills or advanced techniques.

Summer Programs

Youngsters between the ages of 10 and 18 can attend a special sewing camp, held for a full day during school vacation. Our summer program includes hands-on learning and professional instruction to help each pupil complete a project. Each child that registers will receive a list of supplies and the book title, which will be used for in-class learning.

Young Sewers

Do you have a kid with an interest in sewing? We also host a Kids Basic class, which is held on a Saturday. This three-hour class is designed to give beginning sewing enthusiasts a chance to make a project under the guidance and supervision of one of our instructors. The class tuition includes all of the materials necessary to complete the project.

Non-Sewing Classes

Stony Brook Sew & Vac also offers non-sewing classes! The Brother Scan-N-Cut technique is a popular hobby. We have two classes available, one to teach the basics to students and another to assist students with a first project. Signing up for either of these classes gives students an opportunity to practice this fun technique.

Events

Our shop also schedules events throughout the year. An Anita Goodesign Embroidery Party gives students a chance to spend the day creating with machines provided by the retailer. We teach our students a variety of techniques, applicable for many different embroidery projects. The Row by Row Bordentown event involves free distribution of a sewing kit during a specific period.

With individual sewing spaces provided for each student and extensive opportunities for learning, Stony Brook Sew & Vac and all of our employees are eager to share this learning experience with sewing enthusiasts or anyone wishing to learn more about the hobby!

Classes


Join us for this class featuring the Brother Scan N Cut electronic die cutting machine. Learn how to turn your applique embroidery designs into cut files for fabric, felt, vinyl, card stock, glass etching and so much more. Learn why you can't live without the SCAN feature! You'll learn how to take an embroidery design, scan it, crop it and save it to cut file. Learn what settings to use to cut all types of fabric and mixed media

Cost: $ 99.00
Each month's embroidery club features a special technique or project and showcases embroidery designs with ideas for use in your projects at home. Some clubs teach technique while others may feature a specific project. Please check listing for each month's specific technique and/or project. Stop by shop to see the samples. Join us for creative ideas and lots of fun.

Cost: $ 29.00
Join the Diamond State Stitchers, Wilmington, Delaware chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America, in their effort to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework through education, service, communication and quality workmanship. For more information, go to www.smocking.org

Classes are designed FOR all sewers BY sewers. Join us each month to learn a new technique and make new friends.

Cost: $ FREE
More than just meeting to sew each month.

Cost: $ 29.00
The art of embroidery is typically thought to only involve different types of fabrics and thread. However, the beautiful craft of embroidery doesn't have to stop there.

Cost: $ 59.95
2017 EmbroidaBlock of the month is all new with Charmed Adventure. Paper piecing, One Block Wonder Quilts, New techniques and more. Blocks designed to stitch in 30 minutes or less! Scheduled for 10-months, plus January's "planning period" we'll show you the latest designs and techniques for either Charmed Adventure or Elegant Elements. Also available for 2017 Block of the Month: Elegant Elements features textured blocks, a technique unique to the 2016 BOM program.

2016 EmbroidaBlock of the month is all about textures!!!. In this 10-month class we'll show you the latest designs and techniques for HoopSIsters Elegant Elements. Last year's Sewn Seeds is also available. Stop by the store to see the samples

Cost: $ 199.00
Join us each month for a 5-hour class and create a themed pillow. If you have too many pillows, consider a table runner, throw cover for sofa or bed and even a seasonal wall hanging. Free gift if you register for 6 months. Stop by the store to see the sample.

Cost: $ 59.00
Applique is as simple as cutting shapes and adding decorative stitches. Join us each month for a 5-hour class and create a themed pillow. If you have too many pillows, consider a table runner, throw cover for sofa or bed and even a seasonal wall hanging. Free gift if you register for 6 months. Stop by the store to see the sample.

Cost: $ 59.00
All models other than those listed as Deluxe models. Call store to confirm.

Cost: $ 199.00
Learn how proper hooping, placement with the template and stabilizers create professional embroidery designs. Learn how to select and edit designs such as rotating, enlarging, reducing, mirroring, combining with other designs and much more. For all basic models. Separate class for deluxe models--call store to confirm you model

Cost: $ 199.00
After taking the Basic Embroidery class, this class will allow you to review questions you may have and show you the exclusive features of your model to enhance your embroideries.

Cost: $ 249.00
After taking the Basic Embroidery class, this class will allow you to review questions you may have and show you the exclusive features of your model to enhance your embroideries, such as Design Positioning, Design Shaping and more.

Cost: $ 249.00
A very informative “must” class for all owners of embroidery machines.....everything you need to know about stablizers

Cost: $ 29.00
A very informative class for all owners of embroidery machines....everything you need to know about stabilizers

Cost: $ 49.00
This one day "Hands-On" software class will get you on your way to beautiful editing and creations. A MUST if you already have Floriani Total Control software. If you don't have it, "TRY BEFORE YOU BUY".

Cost: $ 69.99
Custom designed for Stony Brook. Reserve Your Spot Quickly....Easels Fill Up Fast!!! No Experience Necessary. To register go to http://tinyurl.com/nhlaop3

Cost: $ 40.00
Bring along any knitting project to work on while socializing with others. If you know in advance that you plan to attend this group, please call the store to let us know. This is not a staffed class, but an open format knitting group.

Custom designed for Stony Brook. Reserve Your Spot Quickly....Easels Fill Up Fast!!! No Experience Necessary. To register go to https://tinyurl.com/mxlvhkx

Cost: $ 40.00
The poinsettia, flower of the season, in its full glory. Christmas (in July) season, that is!

Cost: $ 119.00
Join Linda for our continuing hands on series of classes efaturing projects using the AccuQuilt GO! Cutting systems.

Cost: $ 300.00
Learn how to quilt 25+ Block Designs with the Westalee Ruler Foot and 6pc Sampler Set. Then bring all the blocks together into a 60" x 72" quilt using the "Quilt as you Go" method.

Cost: $ 229.00
Back to basics class. This 12 month class is designed for beginning quilters and for those quilters who are unhappy with their results. Students will create a comprehensive notebook and finish a beautiful sampler quilt top.

Cost: $ 299.00
Learn how to make this carry-all bag using a unique piecing technique.

Cost: $ 119.00
Learn to quilt like a pro! You'll learn to choose the perfect fabric, the proper way to cut, measure, assemble and quilt a quilt so you can approach all your future projects with confidence. In Basics Plus, you will be concentrating on multiple styles of blocks, learning accuracy and precision.

Cost: $ 120.00
Learn the practical and decorative application of the cover stitch, chain stitch and 5-thread overlock For all machines that have coverstitch, chainstitch and/or 5-thread overlock features

Cost: $ 204.00
For all sergers that have coverstitch, chainsttich and 5-thread overlock features

Cost: $ 199.00
This is a great class for beginners, as well as great refresher course for lapsed sewers. Make a versatile tote bag with multiple pockets using a variety of techniques. Learn the application of zipper, buttonholes, sewing on a button, dart formation, apply a facing, learn about seam finishes, hems and MORE!

Cost: $ 135.00
Join us each month for a 5-hour class and create a themed pillow. If you have too many pillows, consider a table runner, throw cover for sofa or bed and even a seasonal wall hanging. Free gift if you register for 6 months. Stop by the store to see the sample.

Cost: $ 59.00
Applique is as simple as cutting shapes and adding decorative stitches. Join us each month for a 5-hour class and create a themed pillow. If you have too many pillows, consider a table runner, throw cover for sofa or bed and even a seasonal wall hanging. Free gift if you register for 6 months. Stop by the store to see the sample.

Cost: $ 59.00
Learn how to thread your machine, fill a bobbin and how to use the basic utility stitches such as overcast, blind hem, button hole and more to complete a project.

Cost: $ 199.00
Learn how to thread your machine, fill a bobbin and how to use the basic utility stitches such as overcast, blind hem, button hole and more to complete a project.

Cost: $ 199.00
Use the decorative stitches on your machine with single and twin needles. Learn specialty techniques such as machine applique, programing and an easy method to sew in a zipper.

Cost: $ 199.00
Use the decorative stitches on your machine with single and twin needles. Learn specialty techniques such as machine applique'.

Cost: $ 199.00
3-part class using Foundation-by-the-Yard fabric, make perfect corners and points every time!!! in this adorable wall hanging.

Cost: $ 89.00
Join owner's of Floriani FTC-U Embroidery Software for free* monthly meeting.

Cost: $ 60.00
Beginners will take the first steps and have fun learning to sew. Make a pincushion, pillow and backpack to carry it all. Stop by the shops to see samples. Experienced sewers may work on projects of their choice (example in image), with instructor prior approval.

Cost: $ 250.00
This class is designed to teach students (8-18 years old) the proper way to use a sewing machine, sewing straight and curved lines and begin to recognize basic sewing terminology such as sewing a seam, turn and pivot and back tacking. Your child will be ready to start his/her creative journey into the sewing world.

Cost: $ 199.00
Each session will feature basic sewing techniques taught while constructing a fun project. Stop in and see the samples for each months class. Ages 9-14.

Cost: $ 29.00
Contact Us
  • Bordentown: (609) 372-4018
  • Wilmington: (302) 478-1445

Class Policies

Class Registration: All sewing classes and events must be pre-registered and paid at least one week in advance to hold your space. To provide quality education to each student, many classes have a limited number of seats available.  Registration may be done in person, by phone or on-line using a credit card, check or cash. To help prevent class cancellations, students are encouraged to register early.  So we can have everything ready for you and the other students, registration for a sewing class closes one week before a scheduled class. This allows us to make appropriate preparations and offer an available spot to other students who may be on the wait list. In the event you wish to bring someone with you to class, a separate class registration for that person is required.

Class Cancellation Policy: If Stony Brook Sew & Vac cancels a class due to low enrollment, teacher emergency or inclement weather, students will be notified by telephone or email. You will receive a refund of your payment for the class or credit to be used towards another class.

If you must cancel, kindly notify Stony Brook Sew & Vac via email or phone call to the store a minimum of one week before class for a full refund or store credit. NO refund (including kit fees) will be given if you cancel less than a week before class. Not showing up for a class forfeits any refund or exchange (including kit fees).  No exceptions are made for the policy.

Class Supplies: Once you have registered for a class you will be emailed a list of supplies needed for the class. All supplies should be purchased prior to the day the class begins. Class time cannot be used to purchase supplies. All supplies and fabric are available at Stony Brook Sew & Vac. We are available to assist you with the selection of class supplies. In appreciation, students receive a 10% discount on all class supplies purchased at Stony Brook Sew & Vac. Due to copyright laws, if a book, pattern or embroidery design is required for a class, each student must purchase their own copy. There are no exceptions. Students should bring their own sewing machine with all of the appropriate parts (including the instruction manual, foot control and  power cord). The student must be familiar with its basic operation (i.e. winding a bobbin and threading the machine) , and the machine must be in good working condition. Alternatively, a student may pre-register to rent a sewing machine for creative classes for $15 per class session. A student who experiences great difficulty with their sewing machine during class will need to rent a machine. It is critical for classroom time to focus on the class project. Therefore, minimal time is available for troubleshooting machine problems.

Please be considerate of others. Do not bring children to class, wear heavy perfume or use cell phones during class. Please be on time for class or better yet, come 15 minutes early to set up your sewing space. Classes begin and end promptly at the scheduled time.