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2014 Fall adult sewing classes around Richmond, VA

April 7, 2014

DSC_0022Here is one of the tunics that the Feb./March intermediate class did. This is the tunic in progress, without sleeves and here is that tunic, on it’s creator: photo 3 photo 1And the pattern that she used. Now, the adult classes are done for the season and until September. BUT, September is coming fast. Classes begin 9/3 and we meet weekly through the month. We meet on Wednesdays in Chesterfield and on Thursdays in Glen Allen. Meeting time is 6-8 pm and Cost is $140/person. We have a max class size of 6-7 and a min of 4. In addition to the evening class, I’m working on offering a morning and an afternoon class for adults. Already there are 2 groups talking about booking time slots for their own groups, so if you want a spot, or to book for a group, you need to get that put together early.

Usually, we make either a pair of pajama pants or a pencil skirt. If you have a whole group, we can choose a project that is appropriate to the direction the group wants to take, and it’s skillset. All materials/supplies must be bought at Hobby Lobby for our classes.

email me for a registration form, or call to put together a class of your friends. A “friends class” makes a great Christmas Party, shower, or other gift. Gift Certificates are available.

cherri.hankins at frontier dot com

804* 313*9717

2014 Summer Sewing camp for Kids (Richmond, VA area)

April 7, 2014

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted since January. There has been a great deal going on. I’ve moved to WV and am still traveling to VA to teach on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the 2 Hobby Lobby stores in Richmond. Wednesday is the last official after-school class until Sept. Now the Summer Sewing Camp, Kids Kan Sew! begins. We meet in week-long sessions. At the Chesterfield store, we meet from 9 am – noon,and at the Glen Allen store, from 1pm-4pm. That’s 15 instructional hours.

Here are the dates of the 3 camp sessions:




Cost is $250/week-long session. If you’ve  done these before, you know to book all 3 as soon as possible.

Kids who haven’t taken the camp before will spend their first session learning sewing machine basics….. how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine, sew a straight line and how to use a commercial pattern to make a pair of pajama pants. They will need a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby to buy their materials for class and if they have one, they will need to bring their sewing machine. If they don’t have the machine, just let me know and I’ll bring one for them to use in class.

Returning students will continue to build upon their current skill set, and need to be in contact with me to plan their project prior to the first day of class, so they can hit the ground running. Their materials fee may be a bit less, as they already have their essential sewing supplies.

Interested? Just drop me an email and I’ll send you a registration form. cherri.hankins at frontier dot com  Remember, the mailing address is WV, but yes, I’m teaching at the Richmond Hobby Lobby stores. (no, I don’t drive that far every day :D ) You can always call the store and check my reliability. Just want you to be assured of a professional transaction and a great experience for your child.


Fun in the studio

January 18, 2014

DSC_0055 DSC_0060We are completing the first session of after-school sewing of 2014.

The girls are finishing up their Christmas projects. This coming week, we will put zippers in their pants at Chesterfield. At Short Pump, the girls are finishing up their pin cushions and are half way through their pajama pants.

The Thursday night adult class is well under way and my friend Brandy has begun taking registrations for her Monday night classes. She will begin teaching a monday afternoon After-school class and a Monday evening adult sewing class. This means many options for those of you looking for sewing classes in Short Pump.

I’m working on some quilts, but mostly, am moving my lifelong belongs to West Virginia. I’ll be traveling back to the Richmond area to continue my teaching.

What are you working on? Are you interested in quilting? Sewing clothing? or Sewing Home Decor items? Share you photos!

Learn to sew- Richmond, va

December 11, 2013

Beginning 12/20/13, I will be teaching a Friday morning sewing class in short pump, va. We will meet from 9 am-11 am.
We will have to skip the week of 12/27 and will continue on1/3,10 &17. I’m keeping this class very small, so there is only one opening right now, for a class max of 3.
We will cover winding bobbins, threading the machine, sewing straight, layout, cutout and construction of your project, including installation of zippers.
Students must contact me to register for class.
Cost for the 8 hours of class is $140. (2 hours each on 12/20, 1/3,10,17)
You will also need to purchase approx $50 of materials and supplies. Bring your own machine, or let me know you need me to bring one for you.
Hope you’ll join us.

Holiday kids sewing camp

December 5, 2013

A fun, sewing class for kids is available at each of the Hobby Lobby stores. We meet the Thursday , and Friday after Christmas and the following Monday and Tuesday, 12/26,26,30 & 31. Cost is $200 for the 4 days. We meet 9-noon at the Chesterfield location and 1-4 at the Short Pump location. Kids will learn to successfully use their sewing machines. I have machines for student use also.



I’m a grandmom!

November 23, 2013

Oh my, look at my new love :)


Quilt top complete

November 20, 2013



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