Kona Classes

Here you’ll find all of our current and upcoming classes and events. For all classes, space is limited so we encourage you to register well in advance. Please contact the store at (808) 326-7474 for more information on any of our classes or events. Registration is in-person only at this time.

** On-Going Classes **

Learning To Love

Our Learning to Love classes are intended to help owners learn the basics of using and maintaining their machines. For each class, please bring your own machine as well as basic accessories and supplies. A supply list for the specific class you are registering for will be available upon registration.

All Learning to Love classes are free if you purchased your machine from us. Click on the name of the class to learn more.

LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR MACHINE
August 27, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 24, 2019
All classes are 10AM - 1PM unless otherwise noted
LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR SERGER
September 17, 2019
All classes are 10AM - 1PM unless otherwise noted
LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE
September 03, 2019
All classes are 10AM - 1PM unless otherwise noted


**On-Going Classes**
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Open Sew DayOPEN SEW
Every Wednesday
10AM - 4PM
OPEN SEW Fridays were a delightful time this summer, so we will be continuing them indefinitely (but changing the date to Wednesday). Come anytime 10 am – 4 pm on Wednesday, bring your own project or work on one of our donation items. Mary will ‘float’ in the machine department to offer brief assistance or advice, but let you do your project on either your own machine or arrange to use one of ours.
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Dress A Girl Sit N SewDRESS A GIRL SIT-N-SEW
First Thursday of Every Month
10AM - 1PM
No Fee, but Registration is Required
An open sew time to make dresses for this program. They supply the fabric kits, we offer instruction or advice, and you can request to use one of our machines if you like!
EMBROIDERY CLUB

NEXT MEETING:
September 15, 2019

12PM - 3PM
Cost: Free



**Up-Coming Classes**
BASIC PILLOW CASE
September 06, 2019
10AM - 12PM
Cost: $7
A CHARMING SEWING POUCH & MINI POUCHES
Saturday, September 07, 2019
10AM - 1PM
Cost: $20 + $15 kit fee
Join Viv Smith the teacher and designer for this 3 hour class to make one sewing pouch and two mini pouches. They make great gifts ( with or without the pin cushion inside) and are good stash busters.
This is a charming sewing pouch with inclusive pin cushion, piping, stable bottom, and ribbon ties. We will also make two matching mini pouches to hold binding clips, thimbles, and packets of sewing needles etc to fit in your sewing pouch.
You may bring your own machine or request at registration time to use a store machine.
PROJECT LINUS: SERGER QUILT IN A DAY
September 12, 2019
10AM - 5PM
Cost: No Fee
We supply the materials and the technique, you provide the labor and the blanket/quilt is donated to Project Linus here in West Hawaii. No fee.
TOTE BAG
September 13, 2019
10AM - 2PM
Cost: $7
STACK-N-WHACK
September 14, 2019
9:30AM - 4:30PM
Cost: $40 + Supplies and Book “Magic Stack N Whack Quilts” by Bethany Reynolds
This class is a long time favorite – so versatile in how different fabrics created totally different looks! It is also ideal for large Hawaiian prints.
The class will make the 18 block throw as shown here, though the book also gives information on how to make a wall hanging or a queen quilt. Whether you are a beginner or a ‘stack n whack queen’, come spend a day discovering just what shapes emerge from your fabric.
PROJECT LINUS: EASY TIE BLANKET
September 19, 2019
10AM - 4PM
Cost: No Fee
We supply the materials and the technique, you provide the labor and the blanket/quilt is donated to Project Linus here in West Hawaii. No fee.
Discount Fabric Warehouse | Pajama PantsPAJAMA PANTS CLASS
September 20, 2019
10AM - 2PM
Cost: $7
A TOUCH OF OMBRE QUILT
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10AM - 4:30PM
Cost: $35 + pattern & supplies
You can make a throw/single, a queen or a king bed size. Level Advanced beginner.
Join Viv Smith, the teacher and designer for this full day class.
This is a simple quilt to make but being set on point and the addition of the ombre fabric gives it an intricate and different look.
In this class you will learn to cut the blocks, setting triangles and corners from your focus fabrics. To cut the block borders and the ombre pieces correctly and sew the blocks, setting triangles and corners to the borders.
When you sign up for this class, purchase the pattern to have the supply list for your preferred size of quilt as well as the instructions of course.
ALOHA SHIRT
September 26, 2019
9:30AM - 5PM
Cost: $40 + Supplies
You will need to purchase a copy of the pattern if you do not already own one.
This class will take you through the steps of making a basic aloha shirt, using the the Victoria Jones 220 pattern. The class will help you figure out how to match up the fabric pattern on the shirt front, as well as tips and tricks to simplify sewing.
DOLL CLOTHING
September 27, 2019
10AM - 2PM
Cost: $7
CORSET MAKING
September 28, 2019
9:30AM - 4:30PM
Cost: $40 + Supplies
Our resident corset guru will be leading you through making this garment.

 


 


If there’s a class you think might be well-received or if you’d like to teach a class at the Kona store, please let us know! If you’d like to teach, you’ll need to come in to the store to see Mary and she can give you all of the info. But, if you just have some class suggestions, please feel free to drop us a line using the contact form on our Kona info page, just make sure you include that it’s an idea for Kona Sewing Classes so we know what you’re talking about! We’d love to hear from you