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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:


CLASS FULL - Intro To Sewing - CLASS FULL

Have a sewing machine and not sure how to use it? Want to save money and make or modify your own clothes? This 8-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.

Intro to Quilting: Sampler Quilt Top

Want to expand your sewing skills and learn how to accurately measure, cut, piece and assemble a quilt? This 5-week, hands-on class will help you understand the tools and techniques used in basic quilt construction, and show you how to accurately measure, cut and piece your fabric to make six different quilt blocks, which will become your own sampler quilt top. Finishing the quilt top (backing, basting, quilting, and binding) is a separate class that is offered several times a year.

Sweet Tooth - Block of the Month

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.

May 2
CLASS FULL - Intro To Sewing - CLASS FULL
May 2
CLASS FULL - Intro To Sewing - CLASS FULL
May 3
Intro to Quilting: Sampler Quilt Top

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


Beginner Level Classes:


Have a sewing machine and not sure how to use it? Want to save money and make or modify your own clothes? This 8-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.

Cost: $ 199.00
Intro to Quilting: Sampler Quilt Top
- Apr 26, 2024 10:00 am

Want to expand your sewing skills and learn how to accurately measure, cut, piece and assemble a quilt? This 5-week, hands-on class will help you understand the tools and techniques used in basic quilt construction, and show you how to accurately measure, cut and piece your fabric to make six different quilt blocks, which will become your own sampler quilt top. Finishing the quilt top (backing, basting, quilting, and binding) is a separate class that is offered several times a year.

Cost: $ 199.00
Have a sewing machine and not sure how to use it? Want to save money and make or modify your own clothes? This 8-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.

Cost: $ 199.00
Wonky Stars Workshop
- May 04, 2024 10:00 am

Back by Popular Demand! - Come learn how to create your own galaxy of wonky stars! During this workshop you will learn to make a basic wonky star, then start practicing some variations.

Cost: $ 65.00
In these two classes, you will learn how to construct your strips, cut the wedges from those strips, how to iron them, and how to sew them together with a precise 1/4" seam. You will also learn how to make bias binding if keeping the quilt as a circle. If you choose to make this quilt as a square, I will show you how to do that. This makes a great table topper, wall hanging, quilt for couch, etc. Let’s have some fun….

Cost: $ 100.00