Back to Basic Stitches

Objective of class – Using utility and basic stitches for traditional and non-traditional applications. 

Utility stitches are used for techniques such as blind hem, quilting, overcasting, etc.  However, they can also be used for other things.  You will create a sampler notebook in this class.  We will use the utility stitches for what they were intended for, i.e., blind hem, hemming and seaming knits, etc.  Then we will show you other ways to use the stitches such as in your quilting.  

Class Techniques:

  • Working with knits
    • Twin needle hem
    • Overcast seaming
    • Applying ribbing
  • Blind Hem
    • Woven
    • Stretch
    • Hand Picked
  • Couching cords
  • Overcasting  
    • Seaming
    • Finishing seams
    • Zig zag stitches
  • Topstitching 
  • Gathering
    • Zig zag
    • Gathering over cords
  • Shell Tuck
  • Texturing fabric
    • Working with different weight threads
    • Twin needle decorative stitching

June 17, 2021 – 8:30pm
Room: 5
Fee: $75 (kit included)

Student Capacity: 20

Supply List:

  • Scissors
  • Small clippers (scissors)
  • Marking pen/pencil
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Straight pins
  • Small ruler 1” x 12”

Ironing stations and cutting stations will be provided in the classroom.  


Class Registration $75
Available Tickets: 18
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Sherry Miller


Sherry Miller

As an educator, I am so excited to share my passion of sewing with you! I have been sewing ever since I can remember. I always wanted to stand out with new trends and styles and the only way to do that was to create my own twist on existing patterns. I was always making clothing and home-dec items for family and myself. When I was old enough I worked in a quilting store and that opened up a completely new world for me. I fell in love with fabric, threads, and patterns. I began writing patterns for purses and quilts and soon after started teaching classes in stores and for quilt guilds. The best part of my job is when I can inspire someone to find the joy in sewing as much as I do.