Sewing and Quilting Classes Here at New England Fabrics

We wanted you to know that while attending New England Fabric classes you'll have the nicest, most knowledgeable ladies running the classes. And, as you know, with our huge showrooms stocked with hundreds of beautiful fabrics, including yarns, sewing / quilting notions - New England Fabrics is a sewers and quilters paradise.

 

~ Scroll down below the calendar for class descriptions ~

 

sewing classes Keene NH

Our beginner sewing class will run from 10am-12:30pm. You can attend one or multiple classed depending on your need. We are here to help with any sewing project you want to attempt. Karen will be available for guidance and suggestions to help with whatever project you choose.

 

We look forward to working on all your sewing projects!  We are still having beginner sewing classes on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.  We will work on your individual projects.  Look for our Zipper and Button Hole class coming up in September!

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sewing, knitting, quilting classes Keene New Hampshire

Beginner Crochet 1

Students will learn how to make a cup cozi or a mug rug in this beginner class. We will focus on technique as well as learning to read a crochet pattern.

Class will begin with a  short lecture with literature provided explaining the item that will used in crochet as well as differences in:

*Crochet hooks

*Yarn weight

*Care of yarn

*Gauge

*Other handy tools

Beginner Crochet 2 Class

  • Crochet 2 is a continuation of Crochet 1 adding new skills by learning the half double, double crochet stitches and color change while making a washcloth. Students will continue with learning how to read a crochet pattern.
  • Pre-requisite: Crochet Beginner 1 or crochet skills (holding a crochet hook) and at least have knowledge of crocheting a chain and single crochet.

Class Information

  • $40 per class – $10 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • 2 hour class length
  • Kit included
  • Bring small scissors and ruler
  • Notebook/pen if desired for note taking

Instructor

Jodie Riggio – Certified Crochet Instructor, Craft Yarn Council

Crochet Hat

This class will focus on learning to make your own hats from infant to adult.

2 classes of 2.5 hours

Pre-registration required with a

$5 non-refundable deposit.

Must have crochet skills, good beginners are welcome.

[email protected]

(631) 880-9484 call or text

Beginner Knitting

Knitting boils down to three essential skills. These are the cast on, knit stitch and the cast off. These three techniques make up the backbone of knitting. Master them and you’re officially a knitter. It’s that simple.

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Knitting basics, like vocabulary and knitting materials
  • How to cast on
  • How to do the knit stitch
  • How to bind off
  • How to knit a garter stitch dish cloth

To knit you’ll need yarn and needles. New England Fabrics carry a great selection of both, and you will receive 10% off when you sign up for the class.

 

Instructor

Theresa Murphy owner of the former Wooly Lamb

Beginner Sock Class

These are worsted weight socks, which means that they’ll be warm, and work up quickly. They may mot be the socks that you want to wear every day, but I think that you’ll be a less discouraged sock knitter if you learn the basics on a project that you’ll finish quickly. Save your pretty self-striping sock weight yarn for your next pair.

 

You will learn:

  • Short cuff, so it’s quick to get started learning ‘sock-y’ things
  • No leg, same reason as above
  • No need to keep track of ‘needle 1 and needle 2’ like some sock patterns….because everyone loses track
  • Heel flap is worked in stockinette, no fancy pattern to remember
  • Only one round to remember for gusset decreases, so you don’t need to keep track of what round you’re on
  • Worsted weight goes fast!

This class is $75 for the 3 weeks long class. There is a $35 deposit for the class.

You will need to purchase worsted weight yarn and size 5 Double pointed needles in 6” length

You will get a 10% discount when you purchase your materials at New England Fabrics

 

Beginning Quilting Class

 

  • Instructions for the 12 block sampler quilt will be provided for 3”,6”, 9”, 12” and 15” finished blocks. Full quilts using the provided settings will be:

14” x 17.5” for 3” blocks-this is quite challenging

27.5” X 34.5” for 9” blocks-nice wall hanging

41” x 51.5” for 12” blocks-lap quilt

68” x 85.5” for 15” blocks-twin bed quilt

  • Information will be provided in class about

Pressing (steam or dry iron)

Straightening fabric

Selecting fabrics

Pinning

Proper cutting with rotary cutter

Many other tips and tricks

Class Details

  • $30 per class
  • Self-paced so number of classes varies
  • September 24, October 8, November 12, and/or

December 10

  • 9:30-3pm

Instructor

Bonnie Peters

[email protected]

Instructor

Theresa Murphy of the former Wooly Lamb

Learn to Sew

Our beginner sewing class will run from 10am-12:30pm. You can attend one or multiple classed depending on your need. We are here to help with any sewing project you want to attempt. Karen will be available for guidance and suggestions to help with whatever project you choose.

Give us a call to sign up. 603-352-8683

LEARN YOUR MACHINE!

Bring your machine, power cord, pedal and manual!  Karen will sit with you and help get you very comfortable with your machine.