Sewing circles were once a popular place to exchange rumors about the area's handsomest fireman, which of the neighboring towns' mayors were secretly left-handed, and the fate of the Crumb brothers. Get your finger on the pulse and some thread with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a three-hour Fun & Easy: Introduction to Sewing class at Quality Sewing & Vacuum (a $50 value). This Groupon is valid at 12 locations.
The skilled stitchers at Quality Sewing & Vacuum guide beginning bobbin-jugglers through a hands-on introduction to the thread-based arts in a Fun & Easy: Introduction to Sewing class. Needle-wielding neophytes craft a handy tote bag during the three-hour lesson—which includes sewing machines, fabric kits, and tools—learning basic techniques such as sewing seams, executing even top stitches, creating casings, and adding soup-smuggling pockets to the bag’s lining. Then, to personalize their new pouch, designers can customize its appearance with machine embroidery. After the class is over and participants have added 180 minutes’ worth of sewing know-how to their brains, they’re welcome to browse the shop and make additional purchases at 10% off the regular price. Peruse Quality Sewing & Vacuum’s online calendar for current class times and dates or check in with your location of choice for future availability.
Quality Sewing & Vacuum
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.