Classes

A student uses a sewing machine during the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo.

What do you want to learn?

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is held at the Washington State Fair & Event Center in Puyallup, Washington. Expo has a class for everyone! Fine-tune your garment construction, learn about dying fibers, create the perfect luxe baby blanket — and more.

Download the 2021 Virtual Sewing & Stitchery Expo Class Catalog to learn more about past class offerings. The 2021 Sewing & Stitchery Expo was offered virtually. 

Classes range from 60-minute lecture/demos to four-hour, intensive learning experiences. Your class time will vary based on the class type and your teacher, but you can plan to walk away with a new skill or a new idea, no matter what level you choose!

Hands-on Two, Three and Four Needle classes may require student supplies and a class kit, and some may even need homework! More information will be available about those classes before ticket sales begin. Teachers are paid directly for kit fees at the beginning of the class.

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Expo offers four levels of learning experiences:

One Needle Classes Cartoon sewing needle and thread

One Needle classes are a traditional lecture/demo format — the perfect class for an introduction to a new concept, tips and tricks to make your creative life better, or brushing up on fundamentals.

  • 60 minutes

Two Needle Classes Cartoon sewing needle and threadCartoon sewing needle and thread

Two Needle are 90 minutes of learning! They are either a lecture/demo with a hands-on element, or a short class covering a specific technique or project. Sewing machines/sergers are not available for Two Needle classes.

  • 1.5 hours

Three Needle Classes Cartoon sewing needle and threadCartoon sewing needle and threadCartoon sewing needle and thread

Three Needle classes are a great opportunity to hone your skills and develop new ones. You can try out the latest sewing machine and serger models in many of these classes, too! You may complete projects with handwork or machines, or even try a new skill like dying, felting, or weaving! Pre-registration required for classes with kits and encouraged for all Four Needle classes.

  • 2.5 hours

Four Needle Classes Cartoon sewing needle and threadCartoon sewing needle and threadCartoon sewing needle and threadCartoon sewing needle and thread

This is Expo boot camp! Four Needle classes are immersive learning experiences and are primarily held on Wednesday. They present an ideal opportunity to learn and experience in-depth techniques and ignite inspiration for more complex projects. Sewing machines and sergers are available in many of these classes. Pre-registration required for classes with kits and encouraged for all Four Needle classes.

  • 4 hours

Free Stage

Get inspired with a selection of free learning opportunities presented every day during Expo! You can drop into the Free Stage classes at any virtually with your admission pass. Free Stage classes are 45 minutes long.