our students say...

  • "If I could leave a thousand stars I would! I've taken three classes with Butcher and I couldn't be more supportive of what they do and the instructors, they're all so nice and helpful and patient and thoughtful. The projects are great and I've been thrilled with everything I've made."
    - Stacey H.
  • "This is not just a class, it is a community! The instructors are very supportive. They spent extra time with me to adjust the pattern of my bag so that I would have a finished product I loved. They are also total pros. The things they taught I would never have learned from a manual or YouTube video."
    - Meghan W.
  • "Thank you for a great 101 class! I can't believe four weeks ago I didn't even know how to use a sewing machine but had dreamed about using one for my entire life. You took the intimidation out and made class fun and accessible."
    - Daniella
  • "Sewing 101 was a great experience! The classes are thoughtfully structured to build skills over a four week span. By the last week, I had gone from zero machine sewing skills to completing a lovely little bag. The environment is relaxed and extremely comfortable."
    - Kerry P.
  • "I took the Sewing 101 class based solely on reviews I read, and it was amazing! I can't say enough great things about the class, studio and my instructor. The class is designed to be extremely user friendly and the studio itself is beautiful with creativity all over the place!"
    - Stephanie C.
  • "I am a very avid sewer. Over the summer I took the shorts making class and most recently the pattern making class. Instructors easily accommodate and challenge everyone in the class. It was great to connect to other sewing folk, too."
    - Heather M.
  • "I love this place!! I drive from Harrisburg for classes because I enjoy it so much! Great teaching, stylish and accessible patterns, and an all around inspiring atmosphere! Both locations have a great aesthetic too. Nice work!"
    - Danielle C.

A historic butcher shop becomes a sewing studio.

Explore our story and the history behind our first studio. 


Featured product

  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23
  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23
  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23
  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23
  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23
  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23
  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23
  • Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23

Oslo Coat // 2 Days // Feb 22 & 23

  • $295.00

Sure, we may not live in Norway, but when the sun sets at 4:30pm and the sidewalks are covered in ice, we Philly folks also deserve to treat our cold souls to some handmade coziness this winter. Join us for a weekend workshop making the Oslo Coat, a classic lined coat with shawl collar, raglan sleeves, front button closure and in-seam pockets. You can also choose the Jill Coat, an unlined coat with drop shoulders, shawl collar, patch pockets and a back vent.

Pattern Options
Oslo Coat by Tessuti Patterns (lined) - comes in sizes 6 to 16 (~42" full bust)
Jill Coat by Seamwork Patterns (unlined) - comes in sixes XS to 3X (~54" full bust)

Techniques Learned:
- Working with wool fabric
- Sewing sleeves
- In-seam or patch pockets
- Facings & lapel/shawl collar
- Bagging a lining
- Buttonholes and button

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You have made garments before and feel comfortable working with a pattern, choosing a size and cutting fabric on your own. 

Pattern and materials not provided. You will receive a supply list with instructions ahead of time.

Due to the condensed nature of this weekend workshop, you will be responsible for cutting your fabric ahead of time. If you have sizing questions in the meantime, please reach out to us before cutting.

2 Days; 12 workshop hours

Please refer to our class policies before registering for a course. We have two studio locations, so take note of the address to make sure you show up at the correct one!

[sold out] Section 1 (800 S 8th St): Sat Jan 18, 12-6pm & Sun Jan 19, 10-4pm

Section 2 (800 S 8th St): Sat Feb 22, 12-6pm & Sun Feb 23, 10-4pm

Photos by Tessuti and Seamwork.