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When is the next class being offered?
How do I contact the with studio questions?
Where is Cut & Sew studio located?
When can I visit Cut & Sew Studio?
How do I know how many spots are left in a class?
What happens if I can’t attend a class?
What supplies do I need to bring?
Loom in the strip– located in the Strip District on Penn Ave – have upholstery weight fabric and cotton/wovens. Limited apparel fabrics.
T’s Upholstery – located on Butler St. in Lawrenceville -upholstery fabric and remnants
The Fabric Place – in Mt. Lebanon – Great source for apparel fabrics, very knowledgeable and helpful staff! Lots of silks, lace, dancewear fabrics and wool suitings too.
727 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 341-8868
JoAnn Fabrics – multiple locations in the suburbs.
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse – this is not only a good spot to look for fabrics, supplies and lots of other odd items for projects, but a great place to donate any unused or unwanted fabric and supplies.
If you are trying to reach Firecracker Fabrics next to the studio please call 412-450-8228.
What is the cost of a class?
For class fee information, please refer to the classes tab above and click on the class you need further information on. If you still need help, just send an email or call.
When should I arrive for class?
Can you recommend a sewing machine?
The machines used at the studio are Baby Lock (Brand), both the Crafter’s Choice and Katherine models, and also Pfaff (brand), Ambition 1.0 (model), but there are lots of good brands out there I can help recommend to you.
If you have never sewn before I suggest taking the Intro to Sewing class prior to making the big purchase. Firstly you will find out if you enjoy sewing (chances are you will!) but secondly you will be more informed as to what you want and need when you go to make your purchase. If you are a student, please also feel free to contact the studio for specifics on machines and help in making your decision.
Where can I have my sewing machine serviced?
Do you know anybody who can make something for me?
Do you offer private lessons, group lessons, family lessons, private parties?
What ages are your kids classes?
The studio offers after-school and weekend sewing programs for kids as well as summer sewing camps. Classes begin at age 6, however a parent must decide when their child is ready to take a sewing class. Sewing is a lot of fun, but students need to be respectful of the tools they use (the sewing machines, scissors, irons) so that they do not get injured in a class. The attention span of a child must also be considered when looking at the length of the class. If you are unsure if you child is ready, we can set up a private lesson to get the child started and to evaluate whether they are ready for a group class setting. Once kids are in high-school they can begin to take the adult classes (or some of the older/teen sewing or design classes/camps. For kids younger than 6 years old private instruction can be discussed.