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The Easy Does It bag is a perfect way to learn many of the basic techniques used to make By Annie patterns! The handy zippered bag with attached handles will store and carry all your essentials. The bags also make quick, easy, and useful gifts! Finished size: 6"H x 9"W x 4¼"D

Cost: $ 49.99
Join us for an open sew.

Cost: $ 25.00
Use 10" squares, fat quarters or squares from your scraps to make this small organizer, great for gift giving (full or empty). These are an easy project to complete quickly and are a good introduction to by Annie patterns.

Cost: $ 10.00
Are you ready to put your basic sewing skills to use? Make this quick and easy wallet. Perfect your skill in measuring, marking, and sewing a straight seam. This wallet can have one, two, or three pockets for credit cards, cash, membership cards, etc. And it is a quick and easy gift - by itself or holding a gift card or cash.

Cost: $ 29.99
Learn basic sewing techniques for any garment while creating a reference notebook for your sewing library.

Cost: $ 249.99
Come out and join us as you venture into the world of garment sewing. We will lead you through making a reference notebook of techniques for your sewing library. Class 2 - Closures includes buttonholes, zippers, hooks & eyes, snaps, and more.

Cost: $ 249.99
If you have joined us in Class1 and Class 2 or been approved by our instructor, you are ready to move on to collars, cuffs & hems. Come out and finish your reference notebook of techniques for your sewing library. When we finish this class, there is an additional option to make a blouse or shirt in a 3-week course.

Cost: $ 249.99
Ready to make your first garment? If you have completed Stitch School Class 1: Seams and Finishes, or have equivalent experience, this is the class for you.

Cost: $ 49.99
Use your skills from Stitch School Class 2 to make a top to go along with the pants made in project class 1.

Cost: $ 49.99
This class is an easy but lovely button-down shirt. This is a good follow-up to Stitch School Class 3. Class 3 or approval from instructor required.

Cost: $ 49.99
Join us every Tuesday this summer for our Summer Sew-In. Finish up a U.F.O. (unfinished object), get inspired to start something new, or simply stitch alongside fellow sewists … we’ve got plenty of space! Just sign up, pack a lunch and get stitching. You’ll be sewing amongst like-minded makers where you can brainstorm and bounce ideas off of one another.

Cost: $ 5.00
Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? What needle should I use? Join Rhonda Pierce, spokesperson for Schmetz, to learn all about the most important 2" of steel for your sewing machine - the needle. This informative class is offered via Zoom.

Cost: $ 5.00
Join us for a monthly gathering learning to make pillowcases and sharing in the experience of giving back to our local community. Completed pillowcases in Delaware are donated to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where Cases for Smiles began.

Cost: $ FREE
Clam Up bag by Annie

Cost: $ 39.99
Our 2023 Days for Girls program will be IN PERSON both daytime and evening, limited to 8 attendees per session (at this time). Turning Periods Into Pathways. Days for Girls increases access to education by shattering stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we're creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all. With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.

Cost: $ FREE
This cute and sturdy case holds pens, pencils, sewing tools, etc., and the otp can be folded down to make a holder that sits on your desk or sewing table.

Cost: $ 49.99
The Diamond State Stitchers, Delaware?s Chapter of The Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA), invites you to become a part of our informative and educational international organization.

Cost: $ FREE
We are closed most major holidays, and have limited hours on the Eve of major holidays. Please be sure and check our schedule before heading in.

Join us for a monthly demonstration of an exclusive project from Kimberbell. Class fee includes digital dealer design with instructions directly from Kimberbell. 2024 lessons will be presented via YouTube on the 1st of each month, and will be available to rewatch! Full year registration includes a 13th project FREE.

Cost: $ 10.00
This technique based series features foundation classes to learn embroidery techniques and OESD specialty techniques. Grow your skills while having fun stitching adorable projects.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learn how to thread for and use coverstitch

Cost: $ 209.99
Sewing Machine Introduction Class Fee of $199.99 waived if machine purchased from Sew What! Inc. Kit Fee of $15.00 applies. Please call to register.

Cost: $ 214.99
Decorative Stitching Class Fee of $199.99 waived if machine purchased from Sew What! Inc. Kit Fee of $15.00 applies. Please call to register.

Cost: $ 214.99
Embroidery Basics Class Fee of $299.99 waived if machine purchased from Sew What! Inc. Kit Fee of $30.00 applies. Please call to register.

Cost: $ 329.99
Have you ever wanted to learn to quilt? Do you want to brush up on your quilting skills? This is the class for you. This class will introduce you to quilting by machine and rotary cutting. You will learn tips and tricks, beginning with choosing fabrics, to make your quilting journey a successful one.

Cost: $ 149.99
Build your quilting skills. Learn how to piece more than the basics. With this class you will learn the techniques to piece Flying Geese, Quarter Square Triangles, Curved Piecing and more. A basic knowledge of piecing is required. If you're comfortable with a rotary cutter and a 1/4" seam, sign up and take your skills further.

Cost: $ 74.99
This is a six-month block of the month program. Learn tips and tricks for successful piecing of a lap sized quilt. This colorful quilt is perfect for beginner and experienced quilters alike. Make a new quilt and maybe new friends ..

Cost: $ 229.99
Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for our Floriani Total Control U lessons , available in person or remote as of January, 2022.

Cost: $ 29.99
This session will cover some of the basics of using the FTCU software. This session will focus on how to best set up your software and use the tools effectively.

Cost: $ 29.99

Calendar


Happy Holidays

We are closed most major holidays, and have limited hours on the Eve of major holidays. Please be sure and check our schedule before heading in.

Stitch School 2: Closures

Come out and join us as you venture into the world of garment sewing. We will lead you through making a reference notebook of techniques for your sewing library. Class 2 - Closures includes buttonholes, zippers, hooks & eyes, snaps, and more.

Stitch School 1: Seams & Seam Finishes

Learn basic sewing techniques for any garment while creating a reference notebook for your sewing library.

Jun 1
Digital Dealer Exclusives 2024
Jun 3
Stitch School 3: Collars, Cuffs, and Hems
Jun 3
New Owners 1: Sewing Machine Introduction

To adequately prepare for classes and events, we ask that you please register at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  Your space in class will not be held withhout payment.  Each class has a minimum, and maximum, number of students and may fill, or be cancelled, prior to your payment.

If a
minimum number of students is not met, you will be notified, and your class fees refunded, at least 1 week prior to the class start date.  If you need to cancel cancel, please call the store at least 1 week prior to class for a full refund. No refunds of class or kit fees will be issued for cancellations under 1 week before the class start date. No shows will forfeit class and kit fees.


Upon registration you will be emailed a list of supplies needed for the class. All supplies should be purchased prior to class. Classes typically do not include time to purchase supplies. Unless otherwise noted, all supplies are available at Sew What! Inc.  Students will receive a 10% discount on all supplies listed.

We are diligent about enforcing 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 sewing machine with all of the appropriate parts (including the instruction manual, foot control and power cord). Students must be familiar with the basic operation (i.e. winding a bobbin and threading the machine) of their machine for creative classes, and the machine must be in good working condition. Alternatively, a student may pre-register to rent a sewing machine (when avail;able) for creative classes at a rental rate of $15 per class session.  Students who experiences great difficulty with their sewing machine during class may need to rent a machine.

Please be considerate of others. Do not bring children to class, wear heavy perfume or use cell phones during class. Please be prepared to start class on time.  Our doors typically open 30 minutes prior to your class start time to allow you to set up your sewing space. Classes begin and end promptly at the scheduled time.