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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 click here to 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. Class fee does not include supplies unless specifically stated. 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.



 
Friday Sew In
 
in Fort Collins

Friday, August 16, 2019
from 10am to 4pm
 
BERNINA Creative Studio
Equilateral Triangle
Table Runner
in Fort Collins

Saturday, August 17, 2019
from 1pm to 4pm
 
In the Beginning
 
in Longmont

Saturday, August 17, 2019
from 10am to 1pm
 
Dedicated time to finish your projects
with no distractions and all the space
you need! Reserve your table when
you pay your fee, and spend the
entire day working on your sewing,
quilting or embroidery projects. Use
our cutting tables / mats, and ironing
boards. We have a refrigerator and
microwave you can use for your lunch
or you can take advantage of nearby
restaurants. Space is limited to 6
people so please sign up in advance.

 
BERNINA Creative Studio is a monthly
hands-on class that features a
different project each month.

In August you'll learn to use the
equilateral triangle rulers as you
cut your pieces for this fast and
fabulous table runner. This project
is perfect for using up those layer cakes
that we all love to collect and are
saving for just the right project!
Or you can use up scraps from
your stash that are at least 10" square.
For adults with little or no sewing
experience. Start your sewing journey
with a project appropriate for your
skill level, then work at your own pace
on different projects. Use our classroom
machines and learn new skills
with each project.
Kits are available for purchase for
some projects.
Fee $5
Class Fee $30
Class Fee $25

Visit the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information. Your table is
reserved when your fee is paid.


Instructor: Sally Pauzauskie

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.






   
 
Claudia Dinnell Follow-up /
Finishing Class

in Longmont

Saturday, August 17, 2019
from 10am to 4pm
 
AccuQuilt GO! There's a Die
for That!
in Longmont

Friday, August 23, 2019
from 2pm to 4pm
AccuQuilt GO! Beyond
the Basics

in Longmont

Saturday, August 24, 2019
at 10am
Need help finishing up your project
from one of the Claudia Dinnell
classes you took at our store? Debi
will help you complete whatever the
next steps are for you while you work
on your Nature Calls or your
A Child is Born quilt. Bring your
embroidery machine and all your
project supplies and make some
progress on your quilt as you spend
the day with your classmates!
 




Learn the basics of converting existing
rotary cut patterns to the GO! Fabric
Cutting System method so that you
can let your AccuQuilt Die Cutter
do the hard work for you!

Once you finish this class you will have
mastered math magic and how to
read patterns for clues. You'll also
have the opportunity in class to convert
four rotary cut patterns of varying
difficulty into ones that you can cut
with your GO!

You'll have the opportunity to purchase
dies exclusively available at this event
as well as save on other AccuQuilt
products. When you arrive at the
event you will receive a $10 gift card
to use during the event.
Take this class for FREE when you
register for the other two AccuQuilt
events on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
 
This two-hour presentation is full
of tips and tricks on how to expand
beyond the basics of the GO! Fabric
Cutting System. During the
presentation, you'll learn more about
GO! Qube Companion Sets-Corners
and Angles as well as specialty dies
?and curved piecing to take your
quilting to the next level. Insider
techniques will be shared along the way.
You'll have the opportunity to
purchase dies exclusively available at
this event and to save on other
AccuQuilt products! When you arrive
at the event you will receive a
$10 gift card to use at the event.
Class Fee $35
Class Fee $20
Event Fee $20

Instructor: Debi Urban

Visit
the Longmont Calendar
for more information.


Instructor:
AccuQuilt Educator

Visit
the Longmont Calendar
for more information.




Instructor: AccuQuilt Educator

Visit
the Longmont Calendar
for more information.





   
 
AccuQuilt First Date
with BOB

in Longmont

Saturday, August 24, 2019
at 2pm
 
Sampler Pillow Project for
Free Motion Fun Quilting

in Fort Collins

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
from 1pm to 4pm

Glamorous Clams
 
in Fort Collins

Wednesdays
September 4, 2019, 1pm to 3pm
September 18, 2019, 1pm to 4pm
October 2, 2019, 1pm to 4pm
October 16, 2019, 1pm to 3pm
 
Let us introduce you to BOB, the
Block on Board (BOB) dies. BOB
dies give you the ability to cut an entire
quilt block from a single die! This saves
even more time when creating a quilt
top and other projects. It's perfect for
beginner level quilters or those new
to GO! who might be intimidated by
the cutting process. For those who
have been using the GO! system for
years, this presentation will open up
a whole new world of die possibilites.
You'll have the opportunity to purchase
dies exclusively available at this event
and to save on other AccuQuilt
products! When you arrive at the event
you will receive a $10 gift card to use
at the event.
 
Create this pillow top designed by
Amanda Murphy to practice your
straight line and free motion
quilting!

Are you new to sewing? Do you want
to try quilting but have no idea where
to start? This is the perfect class for you!
In this class you'll construct a simple
pieced pillow top that is just right for
practicing quilting. You can complete
the quilting of your pillow in the
Free Motion Quilting Fun class
that is also offered (see separate
days and times).

In this class while you create your
pillow top, you will learn how to read a
quilting pattern, cut your fabric with a
rotary cutter and ruler, sew a 1/4" seam,
pressing vs. ironing, and basic sewing
and quilting tips.

This four session class (you must
attend all four sessions) is the perfect
way to learn all about your BERNINA
5 (VIO) Series or 7 Series machine.
Explore all the decorative stitches and
clever features your machine has to
offer--have fun elongating or reducting
stitches, changing stitch density, using
the Stitch Designer feature, and learn
how to save your favorite or altered
stitches in the machine's memory.
(Models vary in their design and memory
features.) There are three projects to
choose from: large pillow / cushion, wall
hanging, or cot quilt size. (Store sample
in Fort Collins is the wall hanging size.)
Use the BERNINA features for applique
and quilting, including how to set up your
machine, using applique feet, threads
and needles, and how to solve tension
problems.

Event Fee $20
Class Fee $30
Class Fee $99

Instructor: AccuQuilt Educator

Visit
the Longmont Calendar
for more information.


Instructor: Kathy Ferrel

Visit
the Fort Collins Calendar
for more information.



Instructor: Sally Pauzauskie

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





   
 
In the Beginning
in Longmont

Saturday, September 7, 2019
from 10am to 1pm
 
Artisan Pants
in Longmont

Saturday, September 7, 2019
from 10am to 2pm
 
Glamorous Clams
in Longmont

Wednesdays

September 11, 2019, 10am to 12pm
September 25, 2019, 10am to 1pm
October 9, 2019, 10am to 1pm
October 23, 2019, 10am to 12pm
 
For adults with little or no sewing
experience. Start your sewing journey
with a project appropriate for your
skill level, then work at your own pace
on different projects. Use our classroom
machines and learn new skills
with each project.
Kits are available for purchase for
some projects.
 
 
 
Always wanted to learn basic garment
construction so that you can make
your own clothing to fit your body?
Now is your chance to get started
with these beautiful Artisan Pants
from Indygo Essentials!
These wide leg pants are constructed
with two choices of rise (natural or
waist), an elastic band with pleats in
the front, and top stitched patch pockets
on the back. Easy to make and
comfortable to wear!

During this four hour class, learn to
fit your paper pattern to your body size,
use it to cut your fabric, then learn to
construct the actual garment.
The Artisan Pants are lovely when
done with linen or rayon fabrics.
 
 
This four session class (you must
attend all four sessions) is the perfect
way to learn all about your BERNINA
5 (VIO) Series or 7 Series machine.
Explore all the decorative stitches and
clever features your machine has to
offer--have fun elongating or reducting
stitches, changing stitch density, using
the Stitch Designer feature, and learn
how to save your favorite or altered
stitches in the machine's memory.
(Models vary in their design and memory
features.) There are three projects to
choose from: large pillow / cushion, wall
hanging, or cot quilt size. (Store sample
in Fort Collins is the wall hanging size.)
Use the BERNINA features for applique
and quilting, including how to set up your
machine, using applique feet, threads
and needles, and how to solve tension
problems.
 
Class Fee $25
Class Fee $35

Class Fee $30


Instructor: Marla Bryant

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

Instructor:
Indrani Gunawardana

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




Instructor:
Sally Pauzauskie

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






   
 
Free Motion Fun
 in Fort Collins

We
dnesday, September 11, 2019
from 1pm to 4pm


Bag of the Month--
Ginger Bag
in Longmont

Friday, September 13, 2019
and Friday, September 20, 2019
from 10am to 2pm
In the Beginning
in Longmont

Saturday, September 21, 2019
from 10am to 1pm
 
 
Build your quilting skills and your
confidence in this project based class.
This class will teach you to easily
quilt your projects using simple line
motifs that incorporate free motion
quilting, straight line quilting, and
pattern based quilting using several
built-in stitch functions.

You will learn basic free motion
quilting concepts as you quilt your
pillow top using a different technique
for each section. (Pillow top must be
completed prior to class--optional
pillow top class is also offered in
Fort Collins on August 28, 2019--
see Fort Collins calendar for info.)

September's Bag of the Month is
the Ginger Bag from Sallie Tomato.

In this two session class, you'll make
this super cute, medium sized,
cross-body bag. It has a flap closure
with a magnetic snap, exterior
pocket that zips, an adjustable
cross-body strap, and interior pockets.

The bottom of the bag looks perfect
done with vinyl, cork or cotton and
is the perfect opportunity to show off
that fun alternative fabric you've
been saving!

 
For adults with little or no sewing
experience. Start your sewing journey
with a project appropriate for your
skill level, then work at your own pace
on different projects. Use our classroom
machines and learn new skills
with each project.
Kits are available for purchase for
some projects.
 
Class Fee $30
Class Fee $55

Class Fee $25


Instructor: Kathy Ferrel

Visit
the Longmont 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.




Instructor:
Marla Bryant

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






   
 
Free Motion Fun
in Fort Collins

We
dnesday, September 25, 2019
from 1pm to 4pm

 
Machine Quilting with
Rulers and #72 Foot
 
in Longmont

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

from 10am to 2pm
BERNINA Academy
Find Your Sewing Identity
 
in Longmont

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

and
Thursday, October 3, 2019

from 9am to 4pm
Build your quilting skills and your
confidence in this project based class.
This class will teach you to easily
quilt your projects using simple line
motifs that incorporate free motion
quilting, straight line quilting, and
pattern based quilting using several
built-in stitch functions.

You will learn basic free motion
quilting concepts as you quilt your
pillow top using a different technique
for each section. (Pillow top must be
completed prior to class?optional
pillow top class is also offered in
Fort Collins on August 28, 2019?
see Fort Collins calendar for info.)
This class is for intermediate quilters
who want to learn to use rulers
and the #72 Ruler Foot from
BERNINA. You'll get comfortable using
these fabulous quilting tools as you
quilt your own BERNINA ruler panel,
designed by Amanda Murphy just
for this purpose! You'll use all the
rulers in the BERNINA ruler set
including nested circles, nested
ovals, squiggle, 4 in 1 and straight
line. Once you complete your panel,
you'll have the confidence you need
to use rulers to finish all your quilting
projects!
BERNINA Academy is back with
an all-new program. This hands-on
two-day program filled with tips
and techniques from a BERNINA
Educator is something you won't
want to miss. Learn 13 different
techniques?some sewing, some
quilting, some embroidery, and some
with special BERNINA feet / tools as
you create your own Technique Book
to take home with you so you can
reference what you learn again and
again. Techniques include Paintworks,
felting with the needle punch tool,
Sashiko style quilting, perfect satin
scallops, ruler quilting and more.

Event fee includes lunch both days,
all class materials and supplies,
and as always special pricing on all
kinds of things for event attendees
only. You don't need to bring anything?
we will provide the machines and
everything you need.

This event fill is almost full.
REGISTER TODAY so that you
don't miss out! Call us at 303-485-6681.

Class Fee $30
Class Fee $35

Event Fee $149


Instructor: Kathy Ferrel

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

Instructor:
Sally Pauzauskie

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




Instructor:
BERNINA Educator
Sandra Swick







   
 
BERNINA Academy
Find Your Sewing Identity
 
in Longmont

Friday, October 4, 2019

and
Saturday, October 5, 2019

from 9am to 4pm
Free Motion Fun
in Longmont

We
dnesday, October 16, 2019
from 1pm to 4pm
Machine Quilting with
Rulers and #72 Foot
in Fort Collins

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

from 1pm to 4pm
 
BERNINA Academy is back with
an all-new program. This hands-on
two-day program filled with tips
and techniques from a BERNINA
Educator is something you won't
want to miss. Learn 13 different
techniques?some sewing, some
quilting, some embroidery, and some
with special BERNINA feet / tools as
you create your own Technique Book
to take home with you so you can
reference what you learn again and
again. Techniques include Paintworks,
felting with the needle punch tool,
Sashiko style quilting, perfect satin
scallops, ruler quilting and more.

Event fee includes lunch both days,
all class materials and supplies,
and as always special pricing on all
kinds of things for event attendees
only. You don't need to bring anything?
we will provide the machines and
everything you need.

This event fill is almost full.
REGISTER TODAY so that you
don't miss out! Call us at 303-485-6681.

Build your quilting skills and your
confidence in this project based class.
This class will teach you to easily
quilt your projects using simple line
motifs that incorporate free motion
quilting, straight line quilting, and
pattern based quilting using several
built-in stitch functions.

You will learn basic free motion
quilting concepts as you quilt your
pillow top using a different technique
for each section. (Pillow top must be
completed prior to class?optional
pillow top class is also offered in
Fort Collins on August 28, 2019?
see Fort Collins calendar for info.)




This class is for intermediate quilters
who want to learn to use rulers
and the #72 Ruler Foot from
BERNINA. You'll get comfortable using
these fabulous quilting tools as you
quilt your own BERNINA ruler panel,
designed by Amanda Murphy just
for this purpose! You'll use all the
rulers in the BERNINA ruler set
including nested circles, nested
ovals, squiggle, 4 in 1 and straight
line. Once you complete your panel,
you'll have the confidence you need
to use rulers to finish all your quilting
projects!
Event Fee $149
Class Fee $30
Class Fee $35

Instructor: BERNINA Educator
Sandra Swick



Instructor: Kathy Ferrel

Visit
the Longmont 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.







   
 
Free Motion Fun
in Longmont

We
dnesday, October 30, 2019
from 1pm to 4pm
Embroidery with
Claudia Dinnell
 
in Longmont

Friday, March 20, 2020

and Saturday, March 21, 2020

9am to 4pm
 Digitizing with
Claudia Dinnell
 
in Longmont

Tuesday, March 19, 2020


9am to 4pm
 
Build your quilting skills and your
confidence in this project based class.
This class will teach you to easily
quilt your projects using simple line
motifs that incorporate free motion
quilting, straight line quilting, and
pattern based quilting using several
built-in stitch functions.

You will learn basic free motion
quilting concepts as you quilt your
pillow top using a different technique
for each section. (Pillow top must be
completed prior to class?optional
pillow top class is also offered in
Fort Collins on August 28, 2019?
see Fort Collins calendar for info.)
 
 
Choose from five different Claudia's
Creations embroidery designs to
make during this two-day, hands-on
machine embroidery class:
'Twas the Night
Made in America
Summer Lovin'
Nature Calls
A Child is Born

Lunch is included both days. Class
fee does not include USB stick with
designs (required). No matter which
design you choose, you will learn the
technique for embroidering designs that
are larger than a single hooping and
how to make them line up perfectly.
This class is for any brand of domestic
embroidery machine (you must be
familiar with how to use your machine).
 
If you love Claudia's Creations
embroidery designs and want to learn
how Claudia digitizes her designs,
this class is for you! In this intermediate
level class, you will use BERNINA
v8 DesignerPlus embroidery software
to learn how Claudia sets up her tools
to digitize the different types of fills
and outlines she uses in her designs.
This is a hands-on, all day class.
Bring your laptop with BERNINA v8
DesignerPlus embroidery software
installed, your mouse and power cord,
and a notebook. Class fee includes
lunch.



 
Class Fee $30
Class Fee $169 (includes lunch)
USB Pattern $90 (required)
Class Fee $99
(includes lunch)


Instructor: Kathy Ferrel

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


Instructor: Claudia Dinnell

Visit
the Longmont Calendar
for more information. A supply list
and color printed instruction booklet will
be provided for you before class.




Instructor: Claudia Dinnell

Visit
the Longmont Calendar
for more information.