Welcome to Studio How-To, your source for fun designer yarns, quilting fabrics, and tons of fun creative workshops. We're conveniently located in Coventry Village with lots of great restaurants and shops to complete your experience. Bring your project ideas and dreams and let us help you find the perfect supplies, patterns, and skills you need. Join one of our workshops or classes, and learn how to sew, knit, work with leather, macrame, weave, embroider, and more. Our mission is to reconnect you with the joy of making things with your own hands, while also making sure your projects are stylish, useful, and beautiful. Try something new in one of our workshops to discover your talents, rejuvenate your creativity or just have some fun. Step away from your fast-paced, screen-centric life, meet new friends and reconnect with old friends. You don't need any experience and you don't need to be a creative person to have fun here. We can even help you host a party or team building event with a creative theme in our shop. Come see us at the shop in Coventry Village to find all your yarn, fabric, and hand craft supplies in a fun, locally-owned shop!
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"Sarah has been the reason for me to finally take the dusty sewing machine out of the closet and get started learning. The Studio How-To sewing class was very helpful in restoring my interest in sewing because I was able to review machine basics, learn pattern-making tips, get creative ideas for fabric re-use, and make practical stuff! Every class I was able to walk away with a bag or a pillow and know that I had the ability to keep creating at home."
-Marie, South Euclid
When: November 25, 1 - 4 pm
Take the plunge into knitting (or relearning knitting) with this simple, relaxing workshop. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and bind-off. You’ll leave ready to tackle a simple washcloth, fingerless mitt, or scarf project. You'll have hands-on instruction, time to practice your skills in class, and ask tons of questions. Test out our needles while you're here and then buy a pair to take home once you’ve learned a bit.
What You Will Learn: How to cast on, bind-off, knit, and purl. We’ll talk about yarn, needles, what all the labels mean, how to make sense of it all, and more. We try to tailor our time and focus on the things each student actually wants/needs to focus on during class.
Price/Materials: Price includes three hours of instruction during class and project guidance. We have lots of fun yarn and can help you choose the right needles and other tools at the shop. Plus students get 10% off purchases for class. If you’ve tried knitting in the past and have some yarn or tools already, feel free to bring supplies with you.
When: Saturday, December 1, 3 - 6 pm
The winter season is creeping up and holiday decor calls. Make a gorgeous poinsettia wreath that will last for years in this three hour holiday edition of our crepe paper flower workshop with Stephanie.
Stephanie Loudon, of The Pretty Paper Petal, is back at the studio to guide you with all the tips and techniques to make this gorgeous crepe paper poinsettia wreath. Perfect for any level crafter, and makes for a fun night out with friends.
In this three hour workshop, you will learn to make pine needles and poinsettias using crepe paper and Stephanie’s special techniques, attach them to an 18” champagne gold vine wreath, and add berries and ribbon to personalize your creation. Each student will leave with a finished wreath along with an easy to follow instructional guide and skills to make as many more as you like for gifts or your own home.
When: Saturday, December 8, 3 - 5 pm
Join Katie Uher, of A Little After Nine, for an afternoon of Holiday Prep! Together we will get into the holiday spirit as we cover a brief introduction to lettering and then create hand lettered wood slice ornaments and gift tags. All materials for our time together as well as holiday treats will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages as well!
What a perfect way to round out your holiday shopping during Coventry’s Holiday Festival.
When: Sunday, December 9, 2 - 4 pm
Rope bowls are so cute and practical for holding so many little things - keys, jewelry, crafting supplies, crochet projects. Come make your own with us using cotton rope and a sewing machine. We’ll teach you how to form the base, construct and shape your bowl, and how to add decorative details like fabric stripes, paint, or pom-poms. You’ll take home a fun new bowl or two and the skills and inspiration to make one for everyone you know (because everyone needs a cute little bowl in their life). These make great teacher gifts - functional, fun, and beautiful.
All supplies and use of sewing machines are included in the price. This class assumes you have used a sewing machine (you can thread the machine and are comfortable sewing a basic straight line). Students receive a 10% discount on any additional supply purchases on class day (we stock the rope, thread, and sewing machine needles you need!).
When: Saturday, December 15, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Have you been wanting to learn how to sew and don’t know where to start? Or maybe you haven’t touched a machine since you were a teen and want to get back into sewing.
In this sewing class, you’ll learn the basics of using a sewing machine including threading the needle, winding a bobbin, what each part does, and how to troubleshoot. You'll do lots of practice stitching to get comfortable, and then we’ll jump into making a simple, attractive market tote.
Bring your questions and learn all the answers.
Use of machines and all supplies and materials for stitching are included in the class price.
Saturday, January 5, 2 - 5 pm
What better way to dive into leather than by making your own belt? This is a great class to do with a friend or as a date - you both leave with a sweet new belt, customized to your tastes and size. We provide buckles, but if you have a special buckle, we can help you make your perfect belt for it.
Custom color and finish your belt, add a buckle, set those belt holes where you like them. We’ll cover several leather working techniques, including buffing and burnishing the leather, setting a rivet, punching holes, and hand-dying. You can even stamp your name or message into the leather.
Feel free to bring snacks and a brew of choice, and let us provide the creative entertainment. We provide all materials, tools, and instruction.
A Note On Sizes / Projects:
Dog Collars are 1” wide- may not be your desired look for especially small dogs.
Belts are 1” - 1 1/2” wide. Often custom buckles that don’t fit your standard belts use a 2” wide belt.
When: Sunday, January 4, 12 pm - 4 pm
If you've been wanting to learn how to make a patchwork quilt, but don’t know where to start, this is your workshop. We’ll discuss quilting terminology, tools, fabric, and basic techniques as we walk you through how to prepare and piece a patchwork quilt top, including how to assemble the pieces, properly iron the stitched blocks, make the binding tape, make a quilt sandwich, and hand quilt. We will be working with pre-cut blocks, but will demonstrate how to measure, plan and cut, too. Bring your questions and ideas.
You’ll leave with a small pieced top that you can use as a fun accent on a table, as a placemat, or even hang on your wall. You’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to tackle a quilt of any size, and a copy of our intro guide to quilting. AND you get 10% off any purchases on class day (perfect for stocking up for your new project plans).
If you have never used a sewing machine before, we ask that you first take our Beginner Sewing Class.
Price: Includes instruction, all supplies for the workshop project, use of studio sewing machines, tools, and basic notions. If you would like to expand on the small project we have additional fabric, etc. that you can purchase at our shop with a 10% student discount!
Age: This class is designed for adults, but we are happy to teach kids age 12 and up. Contact us to confirm before registering. Families are welcome to sign up together for the same class.
When: Sunday, January 7, 1 - 3 PM
Do you love large scale knitted blankets and cowls? Wondering if you could make one for yourself in exactly your colors? Or maybe make several for gifts?
In this workshop you’ll learn everything you need to know and complete a cowl. You’ll learn how how to cast on, knit, and bind off. And we’ll talk about yarn selection for future projects. You’ll do it all with only your arms (your hands help a bit) and giant yarn. We’ll send you home with a fabulous new cowl and instructions for your next project.
Once you master one project, you’ll have the flexibility to choose exactly the yarn you want and the project you want. Maybe you want a more affordable acrylic yarn for some projects (or your skin just can't stand wool), or you prefer opulent wool for certain projects, or even a stretchy t-shirt yarn. You can adjust your size and color, too.
Materials: Select your color and type of yarn when registering. Yarn for one cowl project, instruction, and directions to take home are included in the price. Students receive a 10% discount on purchase of any additional yarn in stock on class date.
When: Saturday, January 12, 2 - 5 pm
Up your knitting game by learning to knit in the round and making a basic hat. Get three hours of hands-on instruction, time to practice your skills in class, and the chance to ask tons of questions. This three hour workshop will have you casting on with the long tail cast-on, knitting and purling, and shaping the hat. You won’t finish the hat in class, but you will have the skills needed to finish the hat and a thorough understanding of reading a pattern for knitting in the round.
Once you knit one, you will likely be hooked - and what a useful addiction!
What You Will Learn: How to knit a hat in the round, basic knitting terminology, pattern reading, understanding the tools used for hats, how to cast on, bind-off, and decrease. (This class assumes you have learned to cast on, bind-off, knit and purl previously, but you do not have to be an expert with these skills.)
Materials: Students receive a 10% discount on supply purchases for the class. Please arrive 15 minutes early to make your purchases as needed, or stop by anytime before class and we’ll help you find what you need. Feel free to contact us with questions.
When: Sunday, February 3, 2 - 4 pm
Have you been wanting to try making art with collage but aren’t sure how to start or how to make it look like art instead of a bunch of random cut papers? We are offering our first art collage workshop, led by Dutch collage artist, Michelle van Dijk, who happens to be a Cleveland local currently. In this two hour workshop you will create your own fantasy collage art and learn the basic techniques of collage. You’ll use high quality paper for mounting your work, and get a frame to display your piece. Choose between abstract or representational art. For example you can create your own self portrait, a portrait of a loved one, a landscape, or try creating a scene represent your zodiac sign. These are just some fun ideas to get your creativity started.
Michelle is a passionate collector of bric-a-brac, who uses trinkets, scraps of paper, paint and lots of glue to arrange imaginative worlds.