Basic Sewing for Adults
- Feb 19, 2019 02:00 pm

Yes, we have a new teacher! In the first of Tuesday afternoon classes, you will learn basic sewing terms, required notions & fabric selection, then construct a basic tote bag. In the second and third classes, you will focus on measuring your body for size, how to read a pattern and construct a pull-on pajama pants. In the final class, using a pattern you will construct a pillow cover with a lapped zipper.

Cost: $ 105.00
Cindy's Quick Trip Bag Class
- Feb 23, 2019 09:30 am

This stylish bag is small but efficient. It has an adjustable strap to make the bag an over the shoulder bag, a cross over bag, or even a fanny pack! It is large enough to put all your important information in, without the bulk. It is great for shopping trips, amusement parks and quick trips!

Cost: $ 40.00
Button Boats Class
- Feb 25, 2019 10:00 am

These adorable baskets are handy and beautiful. You will learn how to make fabric planks with fusibles. Use wherever you need a little keeper - Organize your life!

Cost: $ 20.00
Grab & Go Lunchbox Class
- Mar 02, 2019 09:30 am

Make a cute and useful lunchbox, using skills you have learned in the Edge to Edge Quilting Class with material you have pre-quilted, Must have taken the Edge to Edge Class!

Cost: $ 30.00
Lucky Clover Wall Hanging Class
- Mar 02, 2019 12:00 pm

Make this cute Lucky Clover wall hanging in time for St Patrick's Day! Bobbi will bring the fabric as well as the clover applique and teach you how to put it all together. Come join in the fun and make something fun and different!

Cost: $ 30.00
Sew Blessed
- Mar 07, 2019 12:00 am

Come and sew with others who share their talents and sew for charity. Bring your machine and they will supply the materials! We are so blessed - come and share with those who aren't! Usually meets first and third Thursdays.

Cost: $ FREE
The Go-Go Compact Class
- Mar 09, 2019 09:30 am

A great little handbag/cross-body bag for an active lifestyle. Two mag-snapped exterior pouches with a full sized wallet on the interior. Come and join in the fun!

Cost: $ 40.00
Fancy Feet Class
- Mar 11, 2019 10:00 am

Come in and learn how to use your feet and learn about what's new. You will learn how to use different feet that Brother, as well as other makes an models, offer for their machines by making a few small projects.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sew With A Pro
- Mar 15, 2019 01:30 pm

Do you have a sewing project you need some assistance with? Bring your machine and supplies to Friendly Stitches to work on your project with the assistance of an experienced professional seamstress. Third Friday of every month, finish your project and have fun with others!

Cost: $ 30.00
Scan-N-Cut Basics
- Mar 16, 2019 09:30 am

Have you purchased a Brother Scan-N-Cut and are not sure how to use it or what to use it for? We have a new Scan-N-Cut teacher who will clear up all your doubts and show you how to use it. After this class, we will be having a monthly Scan-N-Cut Club, creating all kinds of cool projects. Sign up, learn and have fun!

Ryan's Case for Smiles
- Mar 19, 2019 10:00 am

Formerly ConKerr Cancer. Come and help others sew pillowcases for hospitalized children. Bring your sewing machine. Free!

Scan-N-Cut Club Butterfly Box
- Mar 21, 2019 05:30 pm

You will be making this pretty butterfly box with your Scan-N-Cut in the first of many classes. You will need to download a free SVG file for the pattern, call the store for information. How fun it will be!

Cost: $ 25.00
Kimberbell Club Cutwork Hanging Towel
- Mar 25, 2019 10:00 am

Ever wonder how cutwork designs stitch out? Learn cutwork on a towel with one of two options: Option 1, you will be making cute free fruit designs on a purchased towel kit, 5x7 hoop needed. Option 2, you will make an adorable pumpkin cutwork on a purchased towel kit, purchase the design, 8x8 hoop needed.

Cost: $ 20.00
This is ideal for Easter treats, made all in the hoop! It comes in two sizes and can be embroidered in a 4x4 or 5x7 hoop. Design is included in class fee.

Cost: $ 25.00
Midtown Handbag Class
- Apr 13, 2019 09:30 am

This retro inspired handbag comes in two sizes with two closure options, including a magnetic snap and zipper. Perfect for any occasion! Come and join in the fun!

Cost: $ 40.00
Scan-N-Cut Basics
- Apr 20, 2019 09:30 am

Have you purchased a Brother Scan-N-Cut and are not sure how to use it or what to use it for? We have a new Scan-N-Cut teacher who will clear up all your doubts and show you how to use it. After this class, we will be having a monthly Scan-N-Cut Club, creating all kinds of cool projects. Sign up, learn and have fun!

Intermediate Sewing for Adults
- Apr 23, 2019 02:00 pm

Yes! We have a new teacher! In four Tuesday afternoon classes, you will construct a Baker's Apron from a pattern, focusing on interfacing, up-stitching, top-stitching, contrasting fabrics and embellishment with trims. Using the same pattern, you can select a Home Dec project of your choice such as placemats, hot pads, etc.

Cost: $ 100.00
Store In Style Class
- May 03, 2019 01:00 pm

Fashionable organizer that is fun and functional. Designed to use with a standard clothing hanger, button - hook and loop strips & vinyl pockets provide storage for everything from jewelry, hair clips or sewing notions.

Cost: $ 80.00
You will be embroidering this cute bicycle design on a tote bag (can be purchased at Friendly Stitches) and will learn how to move your hoop and how to embroider a fringe flower. 5x7, 6x10 or 8x12 Hoop. Design is included in class fee.

Cost: $ 25.00
Reisende Bag Class
- May 11, 2019 09:30 am

This bag is available on 3 different sizes, from purse-sized all the way through a large bag perfect for your carry-on luggage! A buckle and purse hardware make this a snazzy bag, and add some optional piping for added visual interest.

Cost: $ 40.00
Shipshewana Shopping Spree
- May 15, 2019 07:00 am

Join us in a fun girl's day out shopping! We will be traveling by luxury bus to Shipshewana, Indiana, where simple living is a choice. Shipshewana is a bustling small town with quaint shop-lined streets, specialty retailers and home-style dining. Historic downtown consists of over 100 local merchants (including quilt shops) within easy walking distance. You will leave Friendly Stitches on May 15 at 7 am and return about 7 pm. Shop at your leisure and have lunch on your own at the Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery. Call for details, bus is filling up fast so call and pay to reserve your spot

Cost: $ 57.00
Clam Up Class
- Jun 08, 2019 09:30 am

Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more. The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for making the bags with or without quilted fabric and for adding optional iron-on vinyl laminate to make the inside easy to wipe clean. Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to wide and attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. An optional strap with swivel hook may also be added. Finished sizes of bags are extra small, small, medium, large and extra large.

Cost: $ 40.00

Friendly Stitches’
Class Etiquette Rules:

Only one rule: please be considerate and respectful of others (teachers, fellow students, facility). In other words, fees are due at time of registration, cancellation and refunds only available 10 days prior to class, no children or guests or cell phones and your machine must be in good working order. That way we can all learn something and have fun doing it!



  • 630.541.8388
  • 2135 W. 63rd Street
  • Downers Grove, IL 60516