FAQ

Please read over our Studio Terms & Conditions before signing up for a class or event.

Here are some of our most popular questions and their answers:

• Will The Sewing Coop be a a retail shop with set hours of operation?
— Nope. The Sewing Coop will not be open every day nor will it be a retail shop. Think of it as a private sewing studio for small group classes. We will be in the studio whenever there is a class or event in session. Otherwise, it will be closed.

• Will it be a fabric store?
— Not really. We will carry Crafty Gemini’s fabric collections and any notions and tools we use in classes or class kits but it will not be fabric store. It’s more of a private sewing studio that will carry items needed to carry out the classes and events and students will be able to purchase the items in the studio.

• Will you offer classes for children?
— Yes. We will roll out more information on summer classes for children and adults in the coming weeks.

• What types of classes will be offered at The Sewing Coop?
— As of right now we will offer sewing, quilting and beginner crochet classes at the Coop.

• Will we need to go by the studio to sign up for classes?
— Nope. All class signups will be conducted via the website right here. Meaning all class fees must be paid in advance in order to secure a spot in an upcoming class. To stay up-to-date with course offerings please bookmark the page labeled “Classes” above.

• I don’t have a sewing machine. Can I still take classes at The Sewing Coop?
— Absolutely! Our studio is stocked with 6 entry-level sewing machines (3 mechanical and 3 computerized) that are available for use in class by students. All students above the absolute newbie level are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines to save time in class that is often taken up learning how to familiarize yourself with a different machine. All beginner level classes include use of the sewing machines. Upper level classes will require an additional rental fee for those students wanting to use one of our machines instead of bringing their own.

• Can I bring my own sewing machine for classes?
— Yes. If you are bringing your own machine it should be in good working order and you should be very familiar with how to use it. There are hundreds of different sewing machine models and although we are familiar with many of them we will not be able to take time out of class to teach you how to use your specific sewing machine model.

• I work full-time and can’t make daytime classes. Will you offer evening and weekend classes & workshops?
— Absolutely! Our class schedule will vary and will include weekday, weeknight and weekend classes to help make learning new crafty skills accessible to just about everyone including homeschooled children, 9-to-5 working folk and retirees.