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Classes and 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:


Intro To Sewing Bootcamp Week

Have a sewing machine and not sure how to use it? Want to save money and make or modify your own clothes? This 1-week, hands-on class will teach you all you ever needed to begin sewing and also how to maintain your machine. Our goal is "frustration free" sewing and building core sewing skills. Learn these life skills while creating a personalized apron. This is a comprehensive program which covers a lot of topics and is not designed for youth. There will be daily homework assignments, so plan accordingly.

YOUTH BASIC SEWING Camp: Messenger Bag

This 10-hour class is designed for the younger student who wants to learn the basics of sewing on a machine. Students must be accompanied by an adult family member, as the adults will be assisting with safety checks, measuring and project construction (sewing skills not required, but should be willing to learn along with their student). Each student must bring their own full-sized sewing machine that is in good working order. This hands-on class will provide basic sewing skills to get students familiar with using a machine to construct a cross-body messenger bag.

Intro To Sewing Bootcamp Week

Have a sewing machine and not sure how to use it? Want to save money and make or modify your own clothes? This 1-week, hands-on class will teach you all you ever needed to begin sewing and also how to maintain your machine. Our goal is "frustration free" sewing and building core sewing skills. Learn these life skills while creating a personalized apron. This is a comprehensive program which covers a lot of topics and is not designed for youth. There will be daily homework assignments, so plan accordingly.

Jun 25
YOUTH BASIC SEWING Camp: Messenger Bag
Jun 26
Intro To Sewing Bootcamp Week
Jun 26
YOUTH BASIC SEWING Camp: Messenger Bag

Meet Our Instructors:
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Meredith Adolf

Rosie Blok

Mindy Camp

Christina Harrigan

Gail Reinke

Class registration ends 3 days prior to the class for teacher preparation.  A minimum of 2 participants is required for the class to be held.  If there are not enough people registered, a credit will be given. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Contact the shop or instructor for any questions regarding registration.

Frequently Asked Questions


Class FAQs


How to register for classes?
  • Call the Store to register by phone (703) 368-7169
  • Buy via PayPal online or on our website
  • 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 list on the website under the class description.
  • Email instructor if you have any questions. (Contact info is located at the bottom of the specific class)


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. No refunds on classes. Classes will be rescheduled or a credit will be issued. 
  • If Prince William County Schools are closed, classes are canceled for that day.


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 2 weeks before your class.
  • Registration for class is the only way to reserve a spot. Once registered, no refund will be issued.
  • Private lessons are $65 an hour, and are scheduled on a one on one basis. Please call the store for availability and times.
  • Class registration ends 3 days prior to the class for teacher preparation.  A minimum of 2 participants is required for the class to be held.  If there are not enough people registered, a credit will be given. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Contact the shop or instructor for any questions regarding registration.


What if I am late or I miss a class?
  • No-shows will not be made up and  payment is forfeited.
  • If you are late, the time will not be made up.
  • Please do not be tardy.
  • Arriving fifteen minutes early for scheduled appointment is optimum.
  • Class registration ends 3 days prior to the class for teacher preparation.  A minimum of 2 participants is required for the class to be held.  If there are not enough people registered, a credit will be given. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Contact the shop or instructor for any questions regarding registration.


What clubs do you offer?
  • Berger's Serger Club will consist of demonstrations of various Serging techniques as well as how to apply these techniques to a variety of sewing situation.

  • Berger's Sew Inspired Club will consist of demonstrations of various sewing techniques as well as how to apply these techniques to a variety of sewing situation.

  • Berger's Embroidery and IQ Designer Club will be exploring all things to do with embroidery and the IQ designer. Our machines are so powerful, and most of us only use just a small portion of what they are capable of doing, so what better way to dig into all that your machine has to offer than to join our embroidery and IQ community?


What dates do the clubs meet?
  • Serger Club - 3rd Saturday of every month @ 10am - 11:30am
  • Sew Inspired Club - Tuesday AFTER the 3rd Saturday of every month @ 10am - 11:30am
  • Embroidery & IQ Designer Club - Tuesday AFTER the 3rd Saturday of every month @ noon - 1:30pm


How much do the clubs cost?
  • Clubs are $100 each or $250 for all three clubs:
    • Serger Club - 3rd Saturday of every month @ 10am - 11:30am
    • Sew Inspired Club - Tuesday AFTER the 3rd Saturday of every month @ 10am - 11:30am
    • Embroidery & IQ Designer Club - Tuesday AFTER the 3rd Saturday of every month @ noon - 1:30pm



Classes


Intro To Sewing Bootcamp Week
- Jun 24, 2024 10:00 am

Have a sewing machine and not sure how to use it? Want to save money and make or modify your own clothes? This 1-week, hands-on class will teach you all you ever needed to begin sewing and also how to maintain your machine. Our goal is "frustration free" sewing and building core sewing skills. Learn these life skills while creating a personalized apron. This is a comprehensive program which covers a lot of topics and is not designed for youth. There will be daily homework assignments, so plan accordingly.

Cost: $ 199.00
YOUTH BASIC SEWING Camp: Messenger Bag
- Jun 24, 2024 03:00 pm

This 10-hour class is designed for the younger student who wants to learn the basics of sewing on a machine. Students must be accompanied by an adult family member, as the adults will be assisting with safety checks, measuring and project construction (sewing skills not required, but should be willing to learn along with their student). Each student must bring their own full-sized sewing machine that is in good working order. This hands-on class will provide basic sewing skills to get students familiar with using a machine to construct a cross-body messenger bag.

Cost: $ 199.00
Intro To Sewing Bootcamp Week
- Aug 05, 2024 10:00 am

Have a sewing machine and not sure how to use it? Want to save money and make or modify your own clothes? This 1-week, hands-on class will teach you all you ever needed to begin sewing and also how to maintain your machine. Our goal is "frustration free" sewing and building core sewing skills. Learn these life skills while creating a personalized apron. This is a comprehensive program which covers a lot of topics and is not designed for youth. There will be daily homework assignments, so plan accordingly.

Cost: $ 199.00
The Big Bag
- Jun 29, 2024 10:00 am

The Big Bag is simple and functional. It was designed to carry lots of stuff! Pockets on both sides of the inside give it just enough storage for the smaller things, but not enough to interfere with the roominess that is the signature of The Big Bag.

Cost: $ 140.00
PHD Workshop (Projects Half Done)
- Jul 19, 2024 02:00 pm

Projects Half Done? we all have a few! This workshop is designed to help you over that hump that is keeping you from finishing your sewing and quilting projects. Whether you need help with a specific technique, have a color that throws your design off, need quality time and table space to push through your volume of sewing, we are here to help. We will coach and advise you through your challenge so that you have something to show for all your efforts. You can tell your friends you are working on you PHD at Berger's!

Cost: $ 35.00
PHD Workshop (Projects Half Done)
- Aug 02, 2024 02:00 pm

Projects Half Done? we all have a few! This workshop is designed to help you over that hump that is keeping you from finishing your sewing and quilting projects. Whether you need help with a specific technique, have a color that throws your design off, need quality time and table space to push through your volume of sewing, we are here to help. We will coach and advise you through your challenge so that you have something to show for all your efforts. You can tell your friends you are working on you PHD at Berger's!

Cost: $ 35.00
PHD Workshop (Projects Half Done)
- Aug 16, 2024 02:00 pm

Projects Half Done? we all have a few! This workshop is designed to help you over that hump that is keeping you from finishing your sewing and quilting projects. Whether you need help with a specific technique, have a color that throws your design off, need quality time and table space to push through your volume of sewing, we are here to help. We will coach and advise you through your challenge so that you have something to show for all your efforts. You can tell your friends you are working on you PHD at Berger's!

Cost: $ 35.00
PHD Workshop (Projects Half Done)
- Sep 06, 2024 02:00 pm

Projects Half Done? we all have a few! This workshop is designed to help you over that hump that is keeping you from finishing your sewing and quilting projects. Whether you need help with a specific technique, have a color that throws your design off, need quality time and table space to push through your volume of sewing, we are here to help. We will coach and advise you through your challenge so that you have something to show for all your efforts. You can tell your friends you are working on you PHD at Berger's!

Cost: $ 35.00
The Big Bag
- Sep 07, 2024 12:00 pm

The Big Bag is simple and functional. It was designed to carry lots of stuff! Pockets on both sides of the inside give it just enough storage for the smaller things, but not enough to interfere with the roominess that is the signature of The Big Bag.

Cost: $ 140.00
PHD Workshop (Projects Half Done)
- Sep 20, 2024 02:00 pm

Projects Half Done? we all have a few! This workshop is designed to help you over that hump that is keeping you from finishing your sewing and quilting projects. Whether you need help with a specific technique, have a color that throws your design off, need quality time and table space to push through your volume of sewing, we are here to help. We will coach and advise you through your challenge so that you have something to show for all your efforts. You can tell your friends you are working on you PHD at Berger's!

Cost: $ 35.00
Serger Club
- Jul 20, 2024 10:00 am

Berger's Serger club will consist of demonstrations of various Serging techniques as well as how to apply these techniques to a variety of sewing situation.

Cost: $ 100.00
Sew Inspired Club
- Jul 23, 2024 10:00 am

Berger's Sew Inspired club will consist of demonstrations of various sewing techniques as well as how to apply these techniques to a variety of sewing situation.

Cost: $ 100.00
Embroidery and IQ Designer Club
- Jul 23, 2024 12:00 pm

The Embroidery and IQ Designer Club will be exploring all things to do with embroidery and the IQ designer. Our machines are so powerful, and most of us only use just a small portion of what they are capable of doing, so what better way to dig into all that your machine has to offer than to join our embroidery and IQ community?

Cost: $ 100.00
Sweet Tooth - Block of the Month
- Jul 27, 2024 10:30 am

This block of the month program is great for those participants who are wanting to complete a quilt top but need the guidance of monthly meetings to help keep you on track. My goal is to keep you motivated each month by helping you learn the strategies and tools for cutting and sewing that will help you be successful.

Cost: $ 25.00