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:

Crazy Quilt Pillow

In this class you will learn the basics of Crazy Quilting (also known as Crazy Patch). This is a great class to learn all about your machine's built in fancy stitches, as you will be using many of them! You can choose to either make a pillow (I made a round one), or a table runner, your choice.

Beginning Machine Sewing - Pillow Cases

Come get your feet wet in the world of machine sewing by making a fun and easy custom pillow case that you can use for years to come. Choose from our boutique textile collection, or bring see of that fabric you've been just dying to use! Please be sure to purchase, pre-wash, and iron your fabric ahead of time. Don?t forget a functional home sewing machine and all of the supplies on the list.

All You Need to Know about Textiles

Not sure what fabrics to use on you next project? Don't know what makes a knit different from a woven? Want to know where that stretch in you stretchy pants comes from? Then come join us at Berger's to learn the ins and outs of textiles and fibers.

Jan 26
Mommy and Me: Pillow Cases
Jan 29
All You Need to Know about Textiles
Jan 31
Simple and Stylish T-Shirt Serger Class

QESS Club:

Learn ways to use embellishing threads in your bobbin and great ideas for all those extra pieces of fabric. Have a wonderful time making a pullover from Berger's gorgeous selection of fabrics. Also learn solutions to embroidery design resizing nightmares.
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.