Lessons::

Summer 2014 Schedule

Summer's here and it's time to learn to sew.

She can learn a life-long skill and have fun too. It's like Art class, with fabric.

Classes are held Mon-Thurs., and saturdays from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Adults can schedule classes during the day or evenings.

"Mom and me" sewing lessons for you and your child are now $35 for two hours for the two of you.

Classes are held at our new location. Valley Office Park II, 1640 Akron Peninsula Rd., Bldg 1, #203B, Akron, OH 44313.

Any questions, or call Connie to register at 330-620-2290.


My Sewing Cottage wants your child to have a positive experience learning to sew! Sewing is a creative hobby that they can use their whole life.

My classes are for girls 3rd grade and older, as well as adults. Class sizes are limited to 4-6 students at a time. Sewing machines are provided.

Sewing techniques are taught by demonstration and showing samples. Projects have written directions everyone can understand. Sewing and ironing safety are repeatedly shown.

Students will be successful and encouraged as they make many cute and useful items. You and your child will be amazed at what they can create!

Class Descriptions

Level 100 (6 students at a time) - Beginners, no experience, hand sewing and using a sewing machine. Projects include: beanbags, elastic waist skirt for myself and a doll, headbands, small purse.

Level 200 (6 students) - Drawstring bag, pillowcase and pajama bottoms.

Level 300 (6 students) - Purse and accessories.

Experienced Level (4 students) - For students who have completed sewing 100, 200 and 300. Students will continue to sew shorts, dresses and casual clothing.

Adult classes - Getting to know your sewing machine (or use mine), beginning quilting, making children's clothing, mending and repairing clothing, making pillows, simple curtains or sewing with your child.

Mom and Me - This is an opportunity for you to sew with your child. Maybe you didn't take home ec. or were not interested at the time, but it's never too late to learn anything. Plus it will be fun to do something crafty with your girl! We will learn machine basics, and you and your child will each be working on a separate project.

Kids Quilt - (4 sessions) Students will make a cozy flannel quilt that's all done on the machine. Sewing experience is required. Levels 100, 200, 300, must be completed before taking this fun class.

Adults Quilt - Your first introduction to piecing and quilting. The sky's the limit on what you can make. Quilting basics, demonstrations, and exchange of ideas make this a fun introduction to quilting. Caution: this may be addictive!

Upcycle Sewing NEW CLASS! 3 meetings. Upcycling - a fancy word for recycling clothing. It allows you to remake perfectly good clothing for you and others. Bring clothing to "rebuild" and be amazed at what you can do!


My Sewing Cottage also makes a variety of American Girl Doll type clothing and accessories. Included are outfits for the doll, sleeping bags, nightgowns and slippers, First Communion Dresses, and matching pajama sets for the girl and her doll.

The doll clothes are sold by appointment in my studio at Valley Office Park II, 1640 Akron Peninsula Rd, Bldg 1, #203B, Akron, OH 44313.

Call 330-620-2290 to sign up.

Sewing 300 - Make a pillowcase and matching pajama bottoms.

Sewing 300 - Make a pillowcase and matching pajama bottoms.

Kits to make your own Turtle Bean Bags.
Turtle Bean Bag Kit

Coming Soon!
Kits to make your own Turtle Bean Bags.