Classes


Sewing Classes


Creative touches can take a sewing project from "That is nice" to "Wow! You Made That!" . In this class you will learn how to use both a piping foot and a ruffler with ease and, in the process, you will create a beautifully embellished towel, which will be just the beginning of the many creative ways in which you will use and come to love them both!

Cost: $ 29.00
This class is part of the "Just the Two of Us" series which provides parents, grandparents, family members or friends an opportunity to share quality time and a special activity with the special child in their life. Classes feature a variety of sewing and craft activities that are both fun and engaging, and participants can join the series at any time. In this class, you will be given the materials to create a one-of-a-kind "traveling journal cover" that is unique and special to the two of you. You will also be given ideas of how the two of you may want to use your journal, discussion questions and ideas of what the two of you can do outside the class to continue your journey, together with sample journal prompts or topics the two of you may want to discuss. No prior sewing experience is required.

Cost: $ 15.00
Come join us for Stony Brook's first Ladies' Night Out "Sip and Sew"! Relax, unwind, have a glass of wine and ... sew! You bring the wine and glasses; we will supply the snacks and the sewing project! In this class you will make a stylish, horizontally-oriented wine tote featuring a zipper closure and straps that wrap around the base of the tote.

Cost: $ 29.00
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
Four beautiful placemats in one! The magic four-sided placemat will astound your guests and you will be amazed how easy it is to create this special accessory!

Cost: $ 29.00
You don't have to buy a new purse to match your outfit or your mood. In this 2-session class you'll make one basic purse with an interchangeable cover. And you'll walk out of class with the skills you need to make as many interchangeable covers as you like so that you can change your look without changing your whole purse!

Cost: $ 89.00

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.