Could you use a little inspiration to try something you’ve always wanted to do? Need a little encouragement to get going? Looking for an excuse to pull out your sewing machine again and get sewing again?  Let our schedule of classes and activities inspire you to discover a host of basic skills and cool creative reuse ideas.

The price for a basic one to one and a half-hour class at The Bee is about $25. Classes range in price from one-hour sessions with a suggested donation of $10 to $15 to workshops starting at $80.  See FEE SCHEDULE.

Our first class in our new location at 24 N. Beaver Street in scheduled for Wednesday, May 10 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. – Scrappy Stitched Necklaces

Wednesday, May 17BUZZ IN / Open House 6:30 to 8;30 p.m.

Buzz Ins are our take on the traditional sewing bee. Bring a project or simply bring yourself (and/or a friend) and enjoy the company of others who are looking for inspiration and connection.

Saturday, May 20Embellish Your Cut-Offs – Morning Session 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / Afternoon Session 1:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Patches. Stitches. Lace. Embroidery. Paint. Studs. Pom Poms! It’s time to get your cut offs ready for summer fun.
Grab a pair of jeans from your closet, pick up a pair at the thrift store, or go to Revolt Style Studio (located directly below our second floor studio!) and choose from the selection of cool vintage already cut and ready to go.
We’ll offer inspiration and instruction to turn what you bring to class into a great wardrobe staple that is uniquely your own. Your creative instructor will demonstrate a variety of embellishment options from which to choose and patiently guide you step-by-step. Mix and match techniques or stick with one statement.

Sunday, May 21 – Chat with the Quilting Midwife – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Whether you’re working on your first quilt or thinking of trying a new technique, a Chat with the Quilting Midwife may be just what you need to bring your “baby” fully into the world.
Kathy Patterson of Hill Street Quilts will be on hand to answer your questions. Kathy has decades of experience in quilt design and construction, as well as writing/editing approximately 2,000 quilt patterns, and making how-to videos for national online quilting magazines.

Wednesday, May 24 – Make a Flowy Tee Shirt Vest – 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Our May No-Sew Refashion class is a super-easy-to-make project that will be a go-to accessory adding casual flair to your wardrobe all year round.  You bring a large, unfitted tee shirt, two or three sizes larger than what you would typically wear. We provide everything else! We’re adding in a little extra time for you to play around with embellishments if you want to add a little extra flair. This is a great class to take with a friend.

We add classes on a pretty regular basis, based on YOUR suggestions and ideas from instructors.   Check back here and Like The Bee on Facebook for the latest.

Here’s a look at some of the Classes We’ve Hosted in the Past.

Turn a class into a Maker Party!

By now you’ve likely heard of or been to a painting party, right? Familiar with those popular cocktails and coloring sessions?

It’s all about getting together with friends to share a unique experience and build good  memories.

We can help you design a party – for adults or kids – complete with all the materials they’ll need to create a take-away item made with their own hands.  We provide the space, you bring the cake.

birthday party crafts 7th birthday fun together statement necklace

Are you an experienced sewist looking for ways to get connected and share your skills? Contact us to talk about being a mentor or teaching a class.

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