Classes


Each quarter's Embroidery Club features a special technique BEYOND your basic embroidery. Select your favorite day.....Fridays or Saturdays. Stop by store to see samples. .

Cost: $ 59.00
In this session, you'll learn to use the embroidery unit with your machine from basic attachment and fabric hooping to embroidery placement and alignment. Learn to rotate, mirror, move and change the size of your designs. Discover the exclusive features your model has to offer. FREE class to those who purchased machine from Stony Brook.

Cost: $ 249.00
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. FREE class to those who purchased machine from Stony Brook. For all basic models. Separate class for advanced models--call store to confirm your model

Cost: $ 199.00
Join Nancy Bronstein at this fun and inspiring event! It is filled with creativity! Nancy will share her extensive trunk show and will share new ways to use the latest in stabilizers, notions and feet.

Cost: $ 15.00
Pfaff has amazing stitches and new features. Looking for new ideas? Join Nancy Bronstein as she shares her extensive trunk show full of amazing techniques just for you.

Cost: $ 15.00
We have set aside a special evening for you to come in to the store and take advantage of our comfortable, well-lit classroom which is set up to give you the space you need to work on your UFO's (unfinished quilting projects) both large and small. And, what better time to do so than on a dreary, cold night in February!

Cost: $ FREE
Join us for this class featuring the Brother ScanNCut electronic die cutting machine. Learn how to cut 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 a 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: $ 89.00
Join Certified Westalee Sewing Expert Kothy Hafersat as we explore all the things you can do using your regular sewing machine. Kothy will be sharing new and unique ways with you to use the templates that have never been shared before. If you have never used a Ruler foot with templates before or need practice you won't want to miss this class! It is going to be fun and very informative.

Cost: $ 69.00
Learn the practical and decorative application of the cover stitch and chain stitch. For all machines that have coverstitch and chainstitch. FREE class for machines purchased at Stony Brook

Cost: $ 99.00
Learn to thread your serger and adjust tensions, differential feed and cutting width. You will use 3-thread and 4-thread overlock features on woven and knit fabrics. Learn the beauty of a rolled edge. For all 3-, 4-, 5-thread sergers. FREE class for machines purchased at Stony Brook.

Cost: $ 199.00
You choose your fabric and the type of bag you want to create - A beach bag, a purse, a diaper bag, a carry-all bag! We will teach you how to add a lining, pockets, straps and a magnetic closure, together with the techniques for using interfacings and linings to give your bag structure and a more professional finish. You will walk out of class with a one-of-a-kind bag that looks anything but "homemade"!

Cost: $ 39.00
Join Nancy Bronstein at this Hands-on class. The project is a infinity scarf done with a sewing machine utilizing applique and sequin stitches. Upon leaving the class you will be able to whip up a beautiful scarf to compliment any outfit!

Cost: $ 44.00
This session will acquaint you with all the basic functions of your sewing machine: threading, bobbin winding, settings for all stitch functions, stitch variations and use of included accessory feet. Use built-in memory to combine patterns and create custom effect. FREE class to those who purchased machine from Stony Brook.

Cost: $ 249.00
This session will acquaint you with all the basic functions of your sewing machine: threading, bobbin winding, settings for all stitch functions, stitch variations and use of included accessory feet. Use built-in memory to combine patterns and create custom effect, if your model has this feature. FREE class to those who purchased machine from Stony Brook. For all basic models. Separate class for advanced models--call store to confirm your model

Cost: $ 199.00
Everyone asks "What can I do with those stitches?". In this class you will make an Awesome Bag for your car while learning to utilize floating, radiant and decorative stitches. Join Nancy Bronstein as she takes you on this amazing journey!

Cost: $ 39.00
The Manhattan Mamma Bag is an extremely fun sewing project. This unique bag will soon become your "go-to" bag!

Cost: $ 180.00
Explore how easy it is to create amazing designs using Premier +2 Embroidery Software. Explore both PC and MAC version in class.

Cost: $ 59.00
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. The class is FREE if the machine is purchased at Stony Brook

Cost: $ 204.00

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 will be given if you cancel lees than a week before class. Not showing up for a class forfeits any refund or exchange. 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 or pattern 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). 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 rent a sewing machine for $10 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.