our students say...

  • "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., Philadelphia
  • "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, Philadelphia
  • 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! Projects from other classes are displayed so you can see other items and get excited about all the other things you can learn to make!
    - Stephanie C., Philadelphia
  • "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., Philadelphia
  • "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., Harrisburg PA

A historic butcher shop becomes a sewing studio.

Explore the history of Guarrera's Quality Meats and the origin of our first studio. 


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  • Embroidery I // 1 Day // Apr 13
  • Embroidery I // 1 Day // Apr 13
  • Embroidery I // 1 Day // Apr 13

Embroidery I // 1 Day // Apr 13

  • $80.00

We love embroidery for its meditative qualities and its portability and versatility--small enough to pack up and travel with, you can do it on a plane or on a train (or curled up on the couch - our personal preference). Turn your pieces into works of art in their own right or use your newfound needlework skills to add lovely handmade details to pillows, garments and more.

No experience needed!
Participants must be over 16

$80 per person
(All materials included. An embroidery hoop, needle & sampler are yours to take home!)

1 Day; 3 Workshop Hours

[sold out!] Section 1: Saturday Feb 23 12pm-3pm @ Bella Vista Studio, 800 S 8th St

[ sold out!] Section 2: Saturday March 2 12pm-3pm @ Bella Vista studio, 800 S 8th St

Section 3: Saturday April 13 12pm-3pm @ Grad Hospital studio, 1912 South St