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Sewing Classes & Clubs
Here at Berger's we offer a wide variety of sewing classes. Don't see something you like, simply call and ask, we are more than happy to make a class around what YOU want to learn. Whether you are new to sewing or an old pro just looking for some fun and new crafting projects. Check back often to see what's New! 


Upcoming Classes & Clubs 

Upcoming Classes:

The 9-patch Table Runner (2 Part Class)

This 9-patch table runner is a great way to learn some basic quilting skills. Techniques you will learn are how to cut precisely with a rotary cutter and ruler, sewing an accurate 1/4? seam, piecing, matching seams, pressing, machine quilting (straight lines only), machine binding and mitering corners. This will be a 2-part class with possible homework depending on how fast you sew

Infinity Scarf

Make a cute and practical infinity scarf to keep your neck protected from the crisp spring morning air. Get your feet wet with machine sewing and learn a useful hand sewing trick or two along the way.

T-Shirt Transformations

Have some older T-shirts that just need to have a bit of a lift? Then come join us as we take our new, old, and ill-fitting T-shirts and transform them into works of art using techniques such as darts, pin tucks, yo-yos, and new necklines, just to name a few.

Mar 25
Cute Gathered Apron
Mar 28
The 9-patch Table Runner (2 Part Class)
Apr 1
Gathered Skirt

QESS Club:

March, a month of transitions and transformations, so why not transform some of your clothes with Sew Artfully Yours’ Off the Edge Cutwork Needlelace?  Or grab those small pieces of leftover quilting cottons and make a mini-quilt with half square triangles? Then for all our outings, there is the All Buttoned Up purse from Aunties Two Patterns.

Meet Our Instructors

Gail Reinke

Gail has over 50 years of sewing experience. She has a vast knowledge from basic to advanced sewing techniques, construction and design as well as  sewing machine usage from the basic machines to elite computerized machines such as the Destiny II embroidery and sewing combination Machine and the Triumph serger. One of Gail’s greatest love is sharing her sewing knowledge and skills with others.

Shannon Melick

Specializing in evening wear, intricate hand embellishments and costume design, Shannon Melick recently graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art for Fashion Design.  She recently completed a collection inspired by eight powerful women in the Bible.  Shannon is currently striving towards her goal of designing athletic costumes for figure skaters, rythmic gymnasts and ballroom dancers. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Class FAQs

How to register for classes?
  • Call the Store to register by phone (703) 368-7169
  • Buy via PayPal
  • Stop by the store to see us!

What should I bring to class?

  • If you are doing a one on one or private lesson please speak with the instructor to determine what types of materials you will be needing for your class.
  • Group classes will have materials sent to you after payment for the class is received.

What if there is a storm or inclement weather?
  • If there is a storm or weather is preventative of safe travel for either our teachers or our students the class will be rescheduled for the next convenient safe date. If you do not feel safe coming out in weather conditions on your end although the class was not cancelled, we would be happy to reschedule your class time. For class cancellations you will be notified by phone first then an e-mail will be sent as well notifying you of the cancellation.

What are the classroom policies?
  • All Machines used in the classroom should be in good working order before the day of your lesson. (If you are unsure of the condition of your machine, simply bring it in for a going over a week before your class.)
  • To Schedule a Class, payment in full must be received in order to lock in your class time. Scheduling is on a first come first served basis.
    • I do not mind if you are tardy, however the end time of your scheduled class is the end time. If someone is scheduled 3-4, arriving at 3:10, no longer means the lesson will go to 4:10.

What if I am late or I miss a class?

  • No Shows will be handled with the one strike and you are out policy with no refund.( I understand life gets hectic, one no show will be allowed one reschedule, after that payment is forfeited.
  • If you call 24 hours before your lesson, we are willing reschedule up to 1 time. After the second cancellation payment is forfeited.

What is QESS Club?
  • Quilting, Embroidery, Serging and Sewing (QESS) club is a lecture and demonstration series where each month we will present books, patterns (both sewing and embroidery), notions, specialty threads, feet and expert instructions pertaining to sewing, quilting, embroidery, and serging.

When is QESS Club?
  • QESS Club meets every third Saturday of the month.

How much does QESS Club cost?
  • Yearly Membership cards available for $120.00 which includes 20% discount on all notions/fabrics on club day. Walk-ins are available at $15.00 per session, but no discounts.