Class Descriptions

Sewing Classes

Sewing 101
This class is for the beginner who wants to learn about how a sewing machine works while creating several projects. This class is intended to be a stepping stone for future classes at Parsons whether you aspire to be a quilter or crafter or garment sewer - 4 simple projects will be sewn in order to build confidence and understanding of sewing related terms (this is Not a kid’s class)
 
Sewing 102
Now that you have some basic understanding of sewing you will be able to tackle some more challenging techniques. The goal is for a more polished look with emphasis on pattern layout, types of appropriate fabric for the project and improving your skills on the sewing machine.
 
Kids classes and projects
These classes focus on Fun through learning a skill and being proud that the child has created something from a piece of fabric and thread. We focus on flat sewing as in a pillowcase or pillow or a doll’s simple top. We encourage creativity over preciseness sew that the child will gain a feeling of accomplishment for this art.
 
Sit n’ Sew 
If you need help with a project or want to start one and need some guidance than this is the class for you!
We have set aside Wed. afternoons 4pm-6pm for customers to hang out with Jane in the classroom. She will advise you as to what steps you need to start or complete your project. Call a day before coming as we can only accommodate 6 sewers.
 

Embroidery 

Embroidery Workshops 
The goal with these classes is to learn new embroidery techniques that can be completed IN THE HOOP of your embroidery machine. Every month for 3 days we tackle a new themed Anita Goodesign project. if you want to take your embroidery to the next cutting edge level than these embroidery classes are for You. Seating is limited (6) as we let you use our Husqvarna/Viking and Brother top of the line machines.
 

Serger classes

Serger 101
This class is for the newbie to this type of sewing and finishing edges. A serger is a much more intricate machine that needs some explanation of its dials and functions. The threading can be daunting at first but after the course you will able to know how and why the 4 threads function to create a variety of stitch types. You will be amazed how versatile a serger is and a real necessary addition to your sewing studio. We will teach threading, explain the dos and don’ts when using a serger and explore the variety of stitch formations.
 

Quilting

Quilting 101
If you have never used a rotary cutter before and /or special quilting rulers you need this class to start your quilting experience. Before you take a single stitch you must be acquainted with the quilting jargon and your pieces must be cut accurately. You will make a simple lap coverlet while learning the correct way to cut and assemble your first quilt.
 
Quilting 102
Now we will experiment with different fabrics to audition quilt blocks and play with different shapes and appliques. You and the instructor will choose your next quilt type and become more creative. You will learn new skills and techniques as you stitch up your next creation.
 
Long Arm Quilting
Your beautiful large quilt needs to be quilted, BUT it is too Big to stipple quilt on your home sewing machine or perhaps you want a themed quilting stitch like waves, feathers, sports etc. Well this long arm with computerized capabilities will let you choose the pattern you want or import one from another source or you can quilt in manually on the 12-foot frame.