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Spokes & Stitches

Sew Basic: Intro to Hand and Machine Sewing for Beginners

Sew Basic: Intro to Hand and Machine Sewing for Beginners

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Sewing intrigues you but you don’t know where to start… Come learn about the basics of sewing in an inspiring and friendly atmosphere!



If only you could hem your own pants, mend your torn clothes, and reattach that button that fell off! Or maybe you want to sew your own clothes or start upcycling secondhand garments.

In this 2-hour class, professional patternmaker and designer Ruby Gertz will cover sewing basics from the ground up. You need ZERO experience to take this class! We will cover hand and machine sewing basics, as well as how to choose a first project that can help you take your skills to the next level.

In the class, students will create a pin cushion that they can take home and use to store pins and needles.

The course is open to folks of all genders 18+.


This class meets in person for 2 hours.

The Spokes & Stitches studio is located in Firehouse Arts Germantown, at 5231 Germantown Avenue, B06, Philadelphia, PA 19144 (United States).

There is plenty of free street parking along Germantown Avenue, and the 23 SEPTA bus stops right in front of the building at the corner of Germantown and Bringhurst. There is also a bike rack in front of Tipsy Cafe, next door. We are a half mile walk from the Germantown stop on SEPTA regional rail.

Unfortunately, the studio is on the basement level of the building, down a flight of stairs, and not wheelchair accessible.


Review all workshop policies in advance of registering here.

This course will run with a minimum of 3 students and is capped at 6 students.

Workshop registrations are non-refundable. Please double-check your schedule before signing up to ensure you are available on all dates the class meets.


No. All materials will be provided.


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