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.

Learning to Love Your Machine
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tuesday September 04, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
10AM – 1PM
Cost:  FREE if you purchased your machine from us!

Learning to Love Your Serger
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10AM – 1PM
Cost:  FREE if you purchased your machine from us!

Learning to Love Your Embroidery Machine
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
10AM – 1PM
Cost:  FREE if you purchased your machine from us!

Dress A Girl Sit-N-Sew
First Thursdays of each month!
Upcoming dates:
Thursday, September 06, 2018
10AM – 1PM
 An open sew time to make dresses for this program. You supply the fabric kits, we offer instruction or advice, and you can request to use one of our machines if you like! Registration is required, so please contact the store if interested.

Sewing and Embroidery Workshop
Second Saturday of Each Month!
Upcoming dates:
Saturday, September 08, 2018
September’s Projects:

Snap Tab Photo Frames
10AM – 12PM
Cost: $40

Landscape Coin Purses
1:30PM – 3:30PM
Cost: $40

DIME Software Class:  Vintage Embroidery
Every Third Monday
Upcoming dates:
Monday, September 17, 2018
10AM – 12PM

DIME Software Class:  Perfect Embroidery Pro
Every Third Monday!
Upcoming dates:
Monday, September 17, 2018
1PM – 3PM

**Up-Coming Classes**


Beginning Free Motion Quilting | Discount Fabric WarehouseBeginning Free Motion Quilting

Sunday, August 26, 2018
10AM – 4PM
Cost: $40 + Supplies
This is a hands on, detailed class and involves only machine free motion, continuous line quilting where you will learn:-
1.) Step by step techniques to produce different designs including stippling, meandering, loops, flowers, and leaves etc.
2.) Learn to quilt with various threads.
3.) Learn how to produce multiple continuous free motion paper patterns and use them.
4.) Learn the technique of ‘Back to Front’ no marking quilting

Learn to Machine Satin Stitch Applique | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Learn to Machine Satin Stitch Applique w/ Viv Smith

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
10AM – 1PM
Cost: $20 + Supplies
Learn to applique with the machine satin stitch technique.  Not only does it look different to hand needle turned work, but it takes a fraction of the time, and can certainly look more decorative with the use of embroidery and metallic threads.
You will be supplied with prepared appliqués, stabilizer and a picture applique block and an instruction book to take home (lest you forget)
We will cover; machine needles, threads and stabilizers.  Stitch placement and stitch tension.  Techniques to applique both soft and sharp inner and outer curves.  Techniques to applique inside and outside corners.  Techniques to applique points.( The most fun to do !)
You will also see lots of samples to give you ideas about where your new found skills can take you.
This is a popular course – so sign up early to reserve your place.

Thread Play | Discount Fabric WarehouseThread Play Class w/ Viv Smith

Thursday, September 13, 2018
10AM – 1PM
Cost: $20 class fee + $35 kit + Supplies
This three hour class takes a printed flower panel and transforms it into a beautiful  thread play picture.
No previous free motion experience is necessary as we simply follow the lines in the panel with sewing lines in different colored threads and inadvertently become familiar with the free motion technique.
The kit includes a choice of three flower panels with two borders already attached and sandwiched with batting and backing to allow us to start our thread play immediately in class and includes three different colored Floriani thread spools.


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