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Berger's
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 & QESS Clubs:

Classes:


QESS Club

It's finally Autumn! Absolutely LOVE the colors, so what better way to enjoy the season than to bring all those gorgeous colors inside with the Autumn Allure Quilt from Shabby Fabrics. And with the cooler weather, a comfortable pair of Pull-On pants from Jalie is always a good thing. Then to complete the season's activities, let's start baking with our Hot Stuff Oven Mitts, a fun in-the-hoop design by Pickle Pie Designs (they also make great gifts!). And not to forget our serger, we will do a final block from Pam Damour's Power Serge book using Texture Magic, in autumn colors, of course!

The Boxy Tote! Back Again by Popular Demand!

he boxy tote is a wonderful tote with lots of pockets, a zipper to keep all your things secure, and stays to keep it wide open to find what you need. It works great as an overnight bag, sewing tool tote, Singer Featherweight carrier, and anything else you can think of. Since I have sewn a few of these, I have made changes to both the cutting and construction directions to make it (at least in my opinion) easier and more streamline to construct without compromising on stability. When you sign up and pick up your pattern at the store, you will be given the new cutting directions. In class you will receive the construction modifications.

Sewing Essentials Class: Closing the Gap

Zippers, buttonholes; for some these words instill fear, but they shouldn?t. From invisible to rhinestone, lace to separating, I love using interesting zippers that make a fashion statement. As for their installation, it does not have to be hard or complicated. Buttons, I just love buttons, and they can be more than just functional. Consider what the right buttons can do for a plain dress, from blah to spectacular with a few well-placed discs. And don?t get me started on the huge assortment of children?s buttons!

Dec 17
Pull on Pants or Shorts
Dec 21
QESS Club

QESS Club:

November QESS Club - November 16, 2019  10:00 am

It’s finally Autumn!  Absolutely LOVE the colors, so what better way to enjoy the season than to bring all those gorgeous colors inside with the Autumn Allure Quilt from Shabby Fabrics.  And with the cooler weather, a comfortable pair of Pull-On pants from Jalie is always a good thing.  Then to complete the season’s activities, let’s start baking with our Hot Stuff Oven Mitts, a fun in-the-hoop design by Pickle Pie Designs (they also make great gifts!).  And not to forget our serger, we will do a final block from Pam Damour’s Power Serge book using Texture Magic, in autumn colors, of course!

Meet Our Instructors:
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Gail Reinke
Anne Earle
Rosie Blok

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.