Slow Sew Club

Join us once a month for a LIVE Zoom sewing class where we'll slow down, learn some special hand sewing techniques, & cultivate a creative community, no matter where you live.

Slow Sewing or Stitching is the practice of hand sewing with intention and thoughtfulness while giving us the perfect time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This sewing method focuses on using simple hand stitching techniques and processes and gives total creative freedom.

Slow Sew Club meet the Second Sunday of every Month from 5-7pm eastern time.
Each Month we'll explore and learn a new method of slow sewing. 

$25 Drop In

$90 Six Month Membership
(Session is pro-rated if you join us during the first couple of months)


Schedule:

Sunday November 14th, 2021 | 5-7pm eastern time

Reverse Applique: A needlework technique whereby several layers of cloth are placed on top of each other and shapes are cut out in layers of decreasing size

Supplies Needed:

  • Large eyed needle used for embroidery, sashiko, darning, etc. 
  • Small scraps of knit fabric
  • Embroidery or Sashiko Thread
  • Larger piece of foundation fabric (knit) at least 8" x 11"
  • Optional: Embroidery Hoop

Sunday December 12, 2021 | 5-7pm eastern time

Sashiko is a striking hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. In Japanese, its name means “little stabs”—a reference to the plain running stitch that makes up sashiko's geometric, all-over patterns.

Supplies Needed:

  • Large eyed needle used for embroidery, sashiko, darning, etc. 
  • Embroidery or Sashiko Thread
  • Larger piece of foundation fabric (cotton & solid colored) at least 8" x 11"

Sunday January 9th, 2021 | 5-7pm eastern time

Embroidery:  The craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. 

Supplies Needed:

  • Large eyed needle used for embroidery, sashiko, darning, etc. 
  • Larger piece of foundation fabric (cotton & solid colored) at least 8" x 11"
  • Embroidery or Sashiko Thread
  • Embroidery Hoop


Sunday February 13th, 2021 | 5-7pm eastern time

Weaving: Making cloth of fabric on a loom by interlacing warp and filling threads.

Supplies Needed:

  • Yarns, wools, roving, fabric scraps, ribbon etc that you use to weave through the warp, left and right and right to left, to create your piece.
  • Piece of Cardboard at least 8" x 12" to create your loom.
  • Small scraps of cardboard
  • Stapler

How our At Home Live Zoom Instruction Works:
Once you sign up. you will receive an email from us regarding your login instructions. You'll also, if applicable, receive access to a password protected personalized web page for the club. This page will include patterns, links to recorded videos of you club so you can re-watch if you choose. It will also include helpful On Demand Videos for an optimal sewing experience at home. Students will of course be able to ask questions and interact with the instructor through the video software while the live instruction is taking place.

Click here to read our Optimal Sewing at Home Suggestions

Past Classes

Boro Stitching: Derived from the Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired, boro refers to the practice of reworking and repairing textiles (often clothes or bedding) through piecing, patching and stitching, in order to extend their use.

Supplies Needed:

  • Large eyed needle used for embroidery, sashiko, darning, etc. 
  • Small scraps of fabric (thin, with large weave works best)
  • Embroidery or Sashiko Thread
  • Larger piece of foundation fabric (cotton) at least 8" x 11"
  • Ruler
  • Writing utensil that shows up on fabric
  • Optional: Needle Threader

Appliqué is sewing technique in which fabric patches are layered on a foundation fabric, then stitched in place by hand  with the raw edges turned under or covered with decorative stitching.

Supplies Needed:

  • Large eyed needle used for embroidery, sashiko, darning, etc. 
  • Small scraps of fabric
  • Embroidery or Sashiko Thread
  • Larger piece of foundation fabric (cotton) at least 8" x 11"
  • Optional: Embroidery Hoop