Learn Something New!

I can teach you to use your sewing machine to make bags, quilts, and home decor.

Previous Classes & Workshops

Introduction to Sewing (2-Part Workshop)


Never sewn before? No worries! Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine and all of its features, including: winding a bobbin, finishing edges, and installing zippers.

We will also go over how to choose fabric and thread, cutting fabric, and sewing terminology. All tools, including sewing machines, and materials are included in your registration fee.

By the end of your second session, you will have your own handmade zip pouch to take home. 


Origami Bag


Learn to make a new style of grocery tote bag! The secret sauce in how this bag comes together is all in how you fold your fabric before sewing, which is why it is called an “origami” bag. Your instructor, Katie, will guide you on how to create this bag in a couple of hours. All tools and materials are included in your registration fee.

Mottainai: Upcycled Denim Tote Bag


Knot Bag


My First Quilt: Rail Fence

If you have been thinking of making a quit but don't know where to begin - start here! Participants will gain the skills to make a simple rail fence quilt. You will learn all the basics, from preparing your fabrics to binding your quilt. 

Sample made by Mona Curtis

Coffin Tote Bag

Make this cute and "spooky" coffin-shaped tote bag in one day! Perfect for showcasing your favorite Halloween fabrics. This bag is a great size for bringing your favorite reusable water bottle, phone, keys, and journal with you. We will be using a pattern from Seamingly Wicked. All students are required to purchase their own copy of the pattern.

Interested in learning more about the Brother ScanNCut Machine - stop by a Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center or your local Brother sewing dealer to test one out.

Scan N Cut - Out Of The Box!
If you've got a ScanNCut, but aren't sure where to start, this class is for you! Learn the basics of how to operate, maintain, and get great results from your ScanNCut in this one-session class. Once you learn these basics, you will have fun scanning designs and cutting paper, vinyl, fabric, and more! Note: this course is for DX and SDX series machines only.

Learn to Applique with your Brother ScanNCut

Learn how to cut fabric on your Brother ScanNCut to esaliy and accurately cut fabric applique pieces. We will use those pieces to make this applique "welcome" sign to brighten your home! No applique experience required! Note: this course is intended for use with DX and SDX series machines only. 

 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts - ScanNCut

Forgot to put someone on your gift list? Use your ScanNCut to easily and quickly make customized holiday gifts in a day! You will leave this workshop with five giftable items made. All consumable materials are included in the class fee.

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Center in San Jose
Cost: $65
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