Adults - $40 for 2 hours

If sewing is new to you, or if you simply need a refresher, this class is for you. Start by taking a tour of the sewing machine. Get comfortable by practicing some simple stitching and quickly move on to a “first project” for which supplies are provided. Let’s discuss your sewing aspirations and get you on track for sewing success.

Kids & Teens - $20 for 1 hour

Get acquainted with the sewing machine and how it works. Practice some simple stitching and quickly move on to a “first project” which you can take home with you. Instruction will be adapted to age group. Supplies included.

* Disounted rate available for more than one student.


Adults - $20 for 1 hour

After completion of Sewing basics, or if you already have basic sewing skills, book by the hour to work on your next project. Let’s choose a suitable beginner project together, and get you sewing what you want to sew.

Kids & Teens - $20 for 1 hour

After completion of Sewing basics, move on to “book by the hour” instruction. Let’s choose a suitable beginner project together, while advancing sewing skills.

* Discounted rate available for more than one student.

BEGINNER SERGER$40 for 2 hours

Tame that serger! Let's remove the intimidation factor. Learn how and when to serge. Become comfortable with threading your machine. Learn the basic stitches. If you are curious about sergers or contemplating a purchase, take this class to learn what they are all about.


    Ages 8 - 12
    Ages 13 and up - names being taken

    4 Student Maximum


    3:30 - 5:00

    6 WEEK SESSION - $144.00


    It is important that students be ready to join Stitch Club. Further private classes may be suggested before moving on to Stitch Club. Please email the studio to book Sewing Basics.

      SENIOR'S SEWCIAL$25 for 2 hours (min. 4 guests)

      This is a “sewing and tea” afternoon experience specifically designed with our special seniors in mind. Previous participants have included women who have sewn in the past, but whose skills are diminished by age. Most were between 85 & 98 years old & who reside in assisted living. The afternoon provides a wonderful opportunity for reminiscing about sewing they have done throughout their lives. It is truly amazing to see how the muscle memory is still there. Sewing is totally optional! Just being in the sewing environment seems to stimulate creativity in this age group. Family members are welcome to accompany the participant and will probably be recruited to make the tea! A list of names can be taken until there are 4 participants.

        QUILTING CLASSESSewing by the Sea partners with Edna Roberts of Sew’n Sews Fabrics & Quilting. Available upon request.



          Watch the Facebook page for notification of occasional knitting evenings where you can learn the basics or work on a project.



            $20 for 1 hour

            Youth mentoring through volunteering with the John Howard’s KidStart program has been of particular interest for Colleen for the past several years. She has used sewing as a type of art therapy for several at-risk, or disadvantaged youth. She develops a good rapport with the students and provides a safe & comfortable atmosphere for discovering creativity, while building confidence & relationship.

              Pricing is based on sole registration, however, I am happy to design a custom class from 2 - 6 students, depending on the project. Ideas could include sewing for your children, sewing for charity, parent/child, girls night out or "sewcials". Please email me with your ideas or requests.  Also, please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for special events.

              COSPLAY DROP IN

                $15 for 2 hours (discounted rate)Bring your costume sewing questions.  Upon request, Sewing by the Sea will provide design and sewing guidance.

              Email to register.

              OPEN STUDIO
              PUNCH CARD
              $45 for 5 hours
              Book sewing time in the studio when it is convenient for you.  Email or call ahead to see what times are open. 

              The studio is equipped with Janome straight stitch machines, sergers, and 1 coverstitch machine.  There is also a Juki heavy duty straight stitch machine.

               Basic black and white thread is provided on the sergers but students must bring their own project thread.

              Support will be available during these sessions, however, if instruction is required to learn a new skill, instructional time must be booked separately.