Knowing how to sew can come in handy in numerous scenarios, such as patching up a favorite pair of pants or performing an emergency fluffendectomy on teddy bears. Practice suturing skills with today's Groupon: for $39, you get three 60-minute introductory sewing classes (a $75 value), including sewing-machine rental (a $15 value) at Sewing Sisters (a $90 total value).
The seam wizards at Sewing Sisters stitch together 40 years of experience and top-notch Brother and Bernina sewing machines to blanket thread-happy novices with elementary needle knowledge. Each one-hour lesson is BYOB and covers the foundation of craft and clothing construction, including how to properly command a sewing machine as well as perform various stitch techniques that come in handy when suturing old shirts or school-mascot heads. Pupils depart from Sewing Sisters' laid-back and laughter-filled classes with a fully finished piece to show off to friends and family.