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Our sewing experts here in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region of New York are ready to help you take your sewing to the next level. Check out our featured videos below or visit our YouTube channel with even more helpful content. You're always welcome to visit our sewing machine stores, where we offer classes, advice, and test drives of new and used sewing machines. 



Have you seen our new classroom? Invite your friends and come enjoy the day with other sewists and quilters for an unsupervised time of open sewing and get your (UFO's) completed. Whether it be piecing a quilt top, making bags, or sewing garments. Bring your sewing machine and supplies and feel free to bring a snack to share. Come and go as your time allows.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn how to use your serger. We will cover different stitches, what they are used for and how to setup your serger to create them. Please bring your machine and all the feet included as well as the foot pedal and power cord. When signing up for the class please supply the model and make of your machine. You must know how to thread your serger.

Cost: $ 50.00
Come learn 8 Free Motion Quilting designs over (2) 4 hour session classes

Cost: $ 150.00
Brother educator Sara Vetser will be providing us with a training demo on the Brother PR1055X embroidery machine. Seating is very limited. If you have this machine or are interest in it, this is a great opportunity to see it in action.

Cost: $ 40.00
This is a lecture demo training on the Brother Scan and Cut SDX325. If you are interested in this machine or have one and want to learn more about it's capabilities this is a great opportunity!

Cost: $ 35.00
Breathe new life into those forgotten items in your closet that have small stains or holes. You?ll receive an embroidery collection comprised of files that are designed to help you mend your items. We will review what makes an embroidery design the perfect fit for mending, as well as the basics of stabilizing your projects. You?ll walk away with the confidence to continue to repair at home and the joy of knowing you?ll never have to throw out another clothing item again.

Cost: $ 65.00
An easy quilt that only requires 3 fabrics. Learn cutting, piecing, block assembly; quilt your project and put binding on. Homework is required to complete this quilt.

Cost: $ 135.00
Come make a beginner friendly bag that can be used anywhere!

Cost: $ 85.00
This project is a great opportunity to learn new skills for beginner sewers. this is a 3 session class

Cost: $ 85.00
Simple pajama is a basic part of learning to sew

Cost: $ 60.00
Join us for open sewing classes 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. Registration required, class size limited.

Cost: $ 20.00

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2600 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

1789 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203