2430 Main Street, Longmont | 303-485-6681

1833 East Harmony #1A, Fort Collins | 970-484-1094

Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery Classes for Everyone

Our staff teaches sewing, quilting and embroidery classes featuring a wide variety of projects for different skill levels. We've even got sewing classes for kids! These classes are open to owners of any brand of sewing or embroidery machine—all you have to know are the basic functions of your machine and how it works. Please read our Class Policies and other general information before you enroll in your class!

Below is a preview of what's coming up at The Presser Foot. Please click the link below the class listing to view the entire class description and to see the link to the supply list. Please review and download the supply list before you register for the class. We add new classes frequently. Don't see what you want? Get a couple of your friends together and ask us about creating a class just for you! To see more information about each class below, click the link in the class listing to go to the calendar information page for that class.

 

In the Beginning

in Longmont
two Saturdays a month

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017

from 10am to 1pm
Mosaic Vine

in Fort Collins
Wednesdays from
from 1pm to 3pm

February 22, March 22
and April 26, 2017
 Fundamentals of
Machine Quilting

in Longmont
Saturday, March 11, 2017 and
Saturday, March 25, 2017
from 1pm to 3pm
For adults with little or no sewing
experience. Start your sewing journey
the right way—you'll being with a
project appropriate for your skill
level and become a confident sewist,
working on projects at your own pace.

Use our classroom machines if you
wish—kits are available for
some projects.
 
With just one pieced block design
and one embroidered applique block
design, make this beautiful Smith
Street Designs in your choice of sizes:
table runner, full sized quilt or lap quilt.

In this three session class you will learn
machine embroidery applique
techniques using fusible applique, plus
multiple hooping techniques for using
smaller hoops.
 In this two-session class, you will
learn machine quilting techniques
as you free-motion and straight line
quilt your Skillbuilder practice panel.
Melody will share her quilting
expertise and advice about adjusting
your machine's tension (both top
and bobbincase), and how to choose the
right thread and needles for your project.
You will leave with the confidence to
practice more quilting on your own
at home.

There is a $35 kit fee (required) for this
class which includes a Skillbuilder
practice panel for your "quilt top",
as well as several samples of thread
and machine needles for quilting.

Class fee $25 per session
Class fee $60
Class fee $25

 Instructor: Marla Bryant

Visit the Longmont Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 Instructor: Kathy Weichmann

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.


 Instructor: Melody Munson

Visit the Longmont Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.
 
 



   
 Phone Clutch

in Fort Collins
Friday, March 24, 2017
from 10am to 2pm


 Splash

in Longmont
Saturday, March 25, 2017
from 1pm to 5pm
Scrappy Trails Table Runner

in Fort Collins
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
from 1pm to 4pm
This intermediate / advanced level class
is for the confident, detail
oriented seamstress. You'll love
this cute little clutch that's perfect for
women on the go! With just
enough room for the essentials, it also
has a wrist strap and swivel clip for
securing the zipper while you're
shopping. Dress it up with the Pretty
Zipper, D-Ring and Swivel Clip
accessories from the pattern designer,
which we ordered just for this class!
 
 
 
Create your own version of this fun,
modern quilt from Jaybird Quilts
using the Hex n More ruler.

This quilt is fast to cut out and easy
to piece—it's a great way to use up
two layer cakes (for the lap size) that
you've been saving, or add some
solid colors to one layer cake!

You'll learn tips and pressing techniques
to make all your points match
perfectly when you put the rows
together, and you'll also learn how to
create and attach bias binding.
This fun, simple table runner is the
perfect project for you to begin your
quilting journey!

You'll learn rotary cutting basics,
1/4" piecing, pressing and straight
line quilting techniques in
this class.
 
Class fee $35
Class fee $40
Class fee $25

 Instructor: Sally Pauzauskie

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 Instructor: Jenn Lowry

Visit the Longmont Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.



Instructor: Kathy Weichmann

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 



   
Edge-to-Edge Quilting with
your Embroidery Machine

in Fort Collins
Thursday, March 30, 2017
from 1pm to 4pm
 Onesie Embroidery

in Fort Collins
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
from 1pm to 4pm
 Bag of the Month—April
"Harriet" from Swoon

in Longmont
Friday, April 7, 2017 and
Friday, April 21, 2017
from 10am to 1pm
 
You CAN quilt it yourself! Use your
embroidery machine and this easy
connect quilting technique to
achieve quilting results similar to
what you'd expect from computerized
longarm quilting. These designs
require mega, maxi or jumbo hoop
sizes. Once you learn this skill,
you'll finish your quilts yourself more
quickly with your embroidery machine.
 
This class will teach you how to use
the free-arm feature of your
embroidery machine to embroider on
a baby onesie. You'll learn about the
right kinds of stabilizers for these
little garments, as well as tricks for
design placement. You will be able to
apply your new skills to other "ready
to embroider" or "ready to wear" items
that can be challenging to hoop.
 
The Harriet expandable tote is perfect
to carry your day to day items! This
mid-sized bag features two side zippers
to easily convert if from a rounded
everyday purse into a spacious
tote. An inside zippered pocket offers
added storage for your cell phone
or other frequently used accessories.

In this two-session class, you'll also learn
Marla's tips for working with vinyl and
faux leather fabrics.

Class fee $30
Class fee $25
Class fee $45

 Instructor: Sally Pauzauskie

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 Instructor: Kathy Weichmann

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.



Instructor: Marla Bryant

Visit the Longmont Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 



   
 
 Machine Quilting with #72
Ruler Foot and Templates

in Fort Collins
Thursday, April 13, 2017
from 10am to 1pm
 Camden Bowls

in Longmont
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
from 10am to 1pm
 
Travel Pockets

in Longmont
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
from 10am to 1pm
This class is for quilters who want to
learn to use the new BERNINA #72
Ruler Foot and Templates. Get
comfortable using these fabulous
quilting tools as you quilt your own
BERNINA Ruler Panel designed
by Amanda Murphy, just for this purpose!
Once you complete your panel, you'll
have the confidence to use your rulers
to quilt all your projects!
 
 Create this soft and fun storage
bucket or bowl from Aunties Two.
The sides are sewn flat in a rectangle,
then attached to make this storage
container that's both beautiful
and functional!

Embellish yours by adding large
buttons or other colorful elements.
 
Whether you travel to foreign countries
or just locally, these pockets will
add convenience and security
for your passport, credit cards and
other important personal items.
Use of RFID (radio frequency
identification) blocking fabric and
Kevlar thread will be discussed.
Travel knowing that your
important items are secured!
Class fee $30
Class fee $30
Class fee $30

 Instructor: Sally Pauzauskie

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 Instructor: Maria Myshatyn

Visit the Longmont Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.


 Instructor: Maria Myshatyn

Visit the Longmont Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 



   
 
 Phone Clutch

in Fort Collins
Friday, April 21, 2017
from 10am to 2pm
 
Machine Quilting with #72
Ruler Foot and Templates

in Fort Collins
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
from 10am to 1pm
Camden Bowls

in Fort Collins
Thursday, May 11, 2017
from 10am to 1pm
 
 This intermediate / advanced level class
is for the confident, detail
oriented seamstress. You'll love
this cute little clutch that's perfect for
women on the go! With just
enough room for the essentials, it also
has a wrist strap and swivel clip for
securing the zipper while you're
shopping. Dress it up with the Pretty
Zipper, D-Ring and Swivel Clip
accessories from the pattern designer,
which we ordered just for this class!
 This class is for quilters who want to
learn to use the new BERNINA #72
Ruler Foot and Templates. Get
comfortable using these fabulous
quilting tools as you quilt your own
BERNINA Ruler Panel designed
by Amanda Murphy, just for this purpose!
Once you complete your panel, you'll
have the confidence to use your rulers
to quilt all your projects!
 
 
Create this soft and fun storage
bucket or bowl from Aunties Two.
The sides are sewn flat in a rectangle,
then attached to make this storage
container that's both beautiful
and functional!

Embellish yours by adding large
buttons or other colorful elements.
 
Class fee $35
Class fee $30
Class fee $30

 Instructor: Sally Pauzauskie

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 Instructor: Sally Pauzauskie

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.


 Instructor: Maria Myshatyn

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 



   
 
 
Travel Pockets

in Fort Collins
Friday, May 12, 2017
from 10am to 1pm
 
Sew Fun for Kids

in Longmont
Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 1:30pm to 3:30pm   or
from 4pm to 6pm
 

 
Whether you travel to foreign countries
or just locally, these pockets will
add convenience and security
for your passport, credit cards and
other important personal items.
Use of RFID (radio frequency
identification) blocking fabric and
Kevlar thread will be discussed.
Travel knowing that your
important items are secured!
 For kids ages 8 (or third grade)
and up. Start with a fun pillowcase
in the first session(s) and then
work at your own pace on different
projects according to skill level.
Use our classroom machines
and learn new skills with
each project.
 
 


Class fee $30
Class fee $60 (paid in advance for
five two-hour sessions)


 Instructor: Maria Myshatyn

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.

 Instructor: Marla Bryant

Visit the Longmont Calendar
for more information and to download
the supply list.