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Home of the ORIGINAL Memory Bear & Oprah's Favorite Thing .

Basic Machine Sewing Class

$ 175.00

Learn the basics of machine sewing in four lessons! The goal is to teach basic sewing techniques while making simple projects.

Cost is for the class only. Be sure to also add the supplies/materials HERE.

When: SUMMER CAMPS in July August- dates available. Contact us if you have a group of 3 or more and we can schedule your own class!)

What time: 9:00-12:00 Monday - Thursday (weekends upon request)

Where: The Patchwork Bear Studio , 20 South Main St, Pennington NJ 08534

What to expect (subject to change based on pace/ability of class)

CLASS 1: Introduction to the sewing machine and sewing tools. We will start by learning how to thread the machine, adjust stitch length and sewing speed, thread a bobbin. I'll also show them how to safely use cutting tools & ironing. 

CLASS 2: Make a Drawstring Bag. Learn how to sew straight lines, learn about seam allowances and how to follow a pattern.
CLASS 3: Make a Zippered Pencil Pouch. Learn how to sew a zipper, accurate cutting
CLASS 4: Make a Stuffed Elephant OR Pajama Pants. Learn how to sew curves, how to clip corders, and hand sewing seams.

Step 1: Order your keepsake product

Step 2: We email shipping instructions and an order form

After your order is processed, we EMAIL shipping instructions & a printable order form.

(Gift Kits will ship in 2-3 days and include an order form, shipping instructions & mailing bag)

Step 3: Send your clothes to the patchwork bear

All packages sent to us are signed for upon receipt and kept in a safe, indoor location. We know your clothes are irreplaceable and we take great care throughout the process

Step 4: receive your keepsake in just a few weeks. Instant heirloom!

Please allow 4-6 weeks for memory bears & animals; 8-12 weeks for quilts & bags. May take longer during holidays (Oct-Dec). 

CONTACT US if you have a specific deadline or any questions. We can't wait to help you save your memories!

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why us?

Why choose The Patchwork Bear to make your custom keepsake?

The Patchwork Bear has been trusted to turn your favorite clothes into keepsakes since 2005 and understand your clothing is irreplaceable- full of stains and memories. We take the utmost care of your clothes in every step of the process from receiving the clothes, to design, to creation and delivery. 

We know it is difficult to send your clothes away to be cut up, but you can trust that our talented design team will transform them into a keepsake you will love. We get to know you through the clothes you send and our goal is to create custom products from clothing that will bring back happy memories. 

award winning

One of Oprahs's Favorite Things

If OPRAH trusts us, you can too! In 2017, we were thrilled to have our Memory Bear chosen as one of Oprah's Favorite Things. 

Our products have received numerous awards and recognition, notably the Creative Child Product of the Year and Oprah's Favorite Things List. 

The Patchwork Bear x Oprah's Favorite Things