Poughkeepsie, NY Location
2600 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-473-2770

Albany, NY Location
1789 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
518-446-0437

Calendar


ALBANY Foot of the Month--Specialty Sewing Techniques

Learn a new embellishment technique each month--Spanish hemstitching, gimping, couching and more using specialty feet. A block featuring a different foot will be completed each month. Attend all 12 to complete a lovely quilt, or just come to a few to learn to put your creativity to work.

ALBANY Trapunto Panel Wall Hanging

Learn to highlight elements of your sewing & quilting projects with padding and outline stitches. This faster & easier method does not require the traditional "slit and pad" method.

Albany Hoop Sisters: Ironing Board Organizer

Who doesn’t want cute sewing accessories for themselves - or as sweet gifts for sewing friends! This organizer has a scalloped edge pin cushion that is removable. The pocket with the button embroidery has four narrow pockets for rulers, scissors, marking pens, etc. The opposite pocket with the sewing machine and dress form is large enough to hold a spray starch bottle!

Aug 22
*ALBANY New Owners' Class Embroidery Sewing Machines: EMBROIDERY
Aug 25
ALBANY Kimberbell Gather Together Pillow Cover
Aug 30
ALBANY Open Sewing

Classes


This class teaches owners of electronic or digital sewing machines now to use their machines. It is free for those who purchased their sewing machines from Albany Sewing Machine Center, Sew and Vac Inside Joann, or The Yardstick in the past 12 months. Other students are welcome for a fee of $35.00. Please register in person or by telephone.

Cost: $ FREE
Machine instruction for customers who own mechanical sewing machines. Call or stop in to register.

Cost: $ FREE
EMBROIDERY: This class is to teach all new owners of Viking Sewing machines how to use their machine. If your sewing machine was purchased from Sew and Vac/ASMC within the last 12 months. For new owners of Jade 35, Topaz, Ruby and Diamond Machines. Only available to sewers who own Husqvarna-Viking machines purchased from Albany Sewing Machine Center or Sew and Vac inside Joann. Call or stop in to register. Sign up now for your free class.

Cost: $ FREE
SEWING FUNCTIONS: This class is to teach new owners of Husqvarna-Viking Jade 35's, Topaz's, Ruby's and Diamond Deluxe's how to operate their new machines Free for those students who purchased their machine at Albany Sewing Machine Center (or Sew and Vac Inside Joann) or The Yardstick In Cobleskill in the last 12 months.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn a new embellishment technique each month--Spanish hemstitching, gimping, couching and more using specialty feet. A block featuring a different foot will be completed each month. Attend all 12 to complete a lovely quilt, or just come to a few to learn to put your creativity to work.

Cost: $ 15.00
If you have an embroidery machine, then you will LOVE participating in the Hoopsisters EmbroidaBlock of the Month. You can make this stunning quilted, pieced and decoratively stitched masterpiece in 5 inch to 9 inch blocks. Class will meet monthly for 6 months, or you can simply pick up your block (bring a USB stick) at the store each month and work on your own. This design only available at exclusive dealers. We recommend all students attend the first class which includes for an overview of the entire project and to get started.

Cost: $ 210.00
Who doesn’t want cute sewing accessories for themselves - or as sweet gifts for sewing friends! This organizer has a scalloped edge pin cushion that is removable. The pocket with the button embroidery has four narrow pockets for rulers, scissors, marking pens, etc. The opposite pocket with the sewing machine and dress form is large enough to hold a spray starch bottle!

Cost: $ 30.00
Alex Veronelli from Aurifil Threads brings us a lecture that both educates and entertains with behind the scenes video of the Aurifil manufacturing process from conception to the shelves in our store! Be the first to learn about Aurifil’s new products, innovations, promotions and much more! Receive tips on recommended thread weights and care instructions for all of your sewing projects. View an inspirational collection of artworks produced by world renowned designers using Aurifil threads.

Cost: $ 15.00
Get a head start on your fall sewing for home decorating. Pattern and laser cut applique shapes included.

Cost: $ 60.00
Kimberbell's BROOMHILDA'S BAKERY FOR SEWING book is full of all kinds of sweet treats, including the Broomhilda's Bakery Quilt, Apothecary Jars Wall Hanging, Suspiciously Sweet Table Runner, Under Your Spell Pillow, Smell My Feet Tea Towel, and Face First Frosted Chenille Cupcake. We'll be making the apothecary jars wall hanging because it's SO unique!

Cost: $ 45.00
Create this beautiful lace picture frame while you learn the process of creating machine embroidered freestanding lace. This project features both appliqué and lace. You’ll also go home with a bonus design that uses the same techniques you’ll learn in class. This project is compatible with any machine with an embroidery capability of 5” x 7” or larger.

Cost: $ 25.00
Don't sew alone! Spend time at ASMC with others who love to do the same thing you love to do. Sew, chat, laugh while you work on your current project. Get inspired by what other sewers are doing and show off your own work!

Cost: $ 10.00
This class is for users of all levels. We will review preparation of your computer and produce designs using Encore, lettering and embroidery.

Cost: $ 25.00
Learn to highlight elements of your sewing & quilting projects with padding and outline stitches. This faster & easier method does not require the traditional "slit and pad" method.

Cost: $ 55.00
BERNINA'S newest sewing academy is coming to Albany Sewing Machine Center! Be one of the first students to attend BERNINA's ACADEMY 2: TAME THAT TECHNIQUE"! Join the experts! Learn a variety of sewing and embellishment techniques to give your projects a professional finish. Discover ways to make sewing easier by using proper feet, stitches and features of BERNINA machines for precise sewing. Let the Creative Consultant, built into the BERNINA machines be your guide as you learn to 'TAME THAT TECHNIQUE" and successfully sew like a pro. You'll have the opportunity for a hands-on experience with BERNINA's newest, top-of-the-line machines! As you work through the lessons you'll create the BERNINA Academy Technique Book that you will be yours to keep as a reference every time you walk into your sewing studio. Sewing tips and free patterns are included on the collectible BERNINA USB stick, and all supplies, technique book and machines are proived for you during the two-day course. All machines used at BERNINA Academy 2 will be offered at great prices along with discounts on all accessories shown during the event! And Albany Sewing Machine Center will be offering more great pricing on the entire line of BERNINA machines exclusively to Academy students!

Cost: $ 140.00
Alex Veronelli from Aurifil brings us a lecture that both educates and entertains with behind the scenes video of the Aurifil manufacturing process from conception to the shelves in our store! Be the first to learn about Aurifil’s new products, innovations, promotions and much more! Receive tips on recommended thread weights and care instructions for all of your sewing projects. View an inspirational collection of artworks produced by world renowned designers using Aurifil threads.

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn to make a quilt top one block at a time.

Cost: $ 20.00
Make an easy pieced table runner using 2 1/2 inch strips!

Cost: $ 25.00
Learn to use your embroidery machine to quilt as if you used a long arm.

Cost: $ 80.00
Make a adorable elephant storage bag! This elephant is made of cork and is perfect for storing your creative items.

Cost: $ 60.00
Join us for our first open sew class here at Sew and Vac! Have an unfinished project, need some advice, want to share your latest project or just to sew with other sewers? This is the class for you. We will also demonstrate a specialty sewing machine foot to inspire you.

Cost: $ 10.00
work with customer one on one with an agreed upon sewing project

This is an 8-week, learn-to-sew class.

Cost: $ 150.00
Learn to use a different Westalee rulers every month.

Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Us

Poughkeepsie Phone:
845-473-2770

Albany Phone:
518-446-0437