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 make your experience complete. Come learn how to sew, knit, work with leather, macrame, weave, embroider, and more. We want you to reconnect with the joy of making things with your own hands, while also making sure they're 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. Browse through the website to learn more about the workshops and parties we offer at the studio. 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! Be the first to know about workshops and events by subscribing to our emails.
"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: Saturday, September 29, 11 am - 2 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. We will be working with basic geometric blocks, available in pre-cut kits that you can select and arrange to fit your design preferences. Bring your questions and ideas.
You’ll leave with a small pieced top or a few pieced blocks depending on how you decide to approach your quilt design. Then, you’ll be ready for the next steps of quilting and binding your quilt.
If you have never used a sewing machine before, we recommend first taking our Beginner Sewing Class.
Price: Includes instruction, use of studio sewing machines, tools, and basic notions. Students will need to purchase a quilt kit and may do so at the shop with a 10% discount.
Age: This class is designed for adults, but we are happy to teach it to kids age 12 and up. Contact us to confirm before registering. Families are welcome to sign up together for the same class.
When: September 29, 3 - 6 pm
Take the plunge into knitting (or relearning knitting) with this fun, relaxing workshop. Learn to knit a basic hat in the round with 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, knitting and purling and shaping the hat. You may not 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: You will need yarn and 1 pair of 16” circular knitting needles, one set of wooden double point needles, one tapestry needle, and stitch markers. If you’ve accumulated a collection of things, you are welcome to bring your supplies. Students receive a 10% discount on supply purchases for the class.
For a bulky weight yarn, you’ll need size US 10 needles. For worsted, size US 8 needles. Feel free to contact us with questions.
When: Sunday, September 30, 2 - 4 pm
Join felting artist, Erin Carlson, and make a collection of fun felted Halloween pumpkins and ghosts. Learn how to turn a little wad of wool into all kinds of shapes and designs and how to add special details. All the materials are included in the workshop price to make your own collection felted), and you get to take the needles and foam home with you to keep making. You will love this satisfying new hobby!
Kids age 12 and up are welcome to enroll as well.
When: Saturday, October 6, 11 - 2 pm
Take the plunge into knitting (or relearning knitting) with this simple, relaxing workshop. Learn the knit stitch and knit your own washcloth or start a scarf. You'll have hands-on instruction, time to practice your skills in class, and ask tons of questions. Use our needles while you're here, purchase a pair here, or bring your own (size US 7 - 11 recommended, can be straight or circular).
What You Will Learn: How to cast on, bind-off, knit, increase and decrease. 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 to the things each student actually wants/needs to focus on during class.
Price/Materials: Price includes two hours of instruction and project guidance. Please plan to bring your own needles and yarn if you already have some, or you can purchase yarn and needles at the shop at a 10% discount on class day.
Support Sessions: Sign up for three hour group class, or sign up for the group class plus five 15-minute mini support sessions as you practice your stitches.
When: Saturday, October 6, 3 - 5 pm
Embroidery is all the rage today and with good reason. It's an easy hand craft to pick up and put down, take with you, and do while you watch TV. It’s like drawing with thread! With just a few basic stitches you can make colorful works of art for your wall, or sew them into other projects, embellish your clothes, and more. You can even use it to express your political views with clever statements, subversive messages, or blatant exclamations, with a dose of pretty flowers thrown in to make the message polite.
In this workshop, you'll learn several of the most common stitches that will allow you to easily complete several embroidery projects (including back stitch, satin stitch, french knot, and running stitch). We will work on one sampler pattern in class and you will take home a pattern to practice at home.
What You Will Learn: Introductory embroidery stitches, transferring a pattern to your fabric, using an embroidery hoop, attaching fabric to hoop, and troubleshooting tips.
Materials: All materials are provided for use in workshop, including embroidery hoop, embroidery needle, embroidery thread, fabric, and two original embroidery designs. Take home your finished design (or strands of floss needed to finish), one hoop, one needle, and one design to use at home.
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Have you been longing to make your own gorgeous paper flower bloom? This craft has been rising rapidly in popularity and the possibilities of what you can create are limitless with just a few basic supplies and skills.
Stephanie Loudon, of The Pretty Paper Petal, is back at the studio to teach her Intro to Crepe Paper Flowers Workshop to help you learn the fundamental skills to help craft beautiful lasting paper flowers. Perfect for any level crafter, DIY brides or even a fun night out with friends.
In this three hour workshop, we will practice our techniques using heavy florist crepe, learning how to cup, outstretch, fringe, wire cover and craft single strip blooms. Each student will learn the skills to create a peony, daisy, leaves and simple wildflowers in an array of colors.
In addition to an easy instructional guide and templates, each student will receive a Crepe starter set to take home to keep practicing and creating! Your kit includes 6 colors of heavy florist crepe: Pink, Purple, Yellow, Ivory, Green and Black. 6 flower wires, mini craft glue and assorted craft balls. With each kit you can craft dozens of beautiful paper flowers to continue practicing your new skills.
When: Saturday, October 13, 11 am - 1 pm, October 20, 4 - 5 pm, and up to one scheduled individually during our regular open hours.
Are you tired of making scarves and dishcloths? Wish you could tackle a sweater, but fear the image of the ill-fitting, misshapen, too embarrassing to wear hand-knit sweater? This is your workshop.
In this multi part workshop you will learn how to read a knitting pattern, terminology and techniques related to sweater knitting, the basics of sweater construction, shaping, determining basic fit from the pattern. We’ll cast on and start working a top down sweater in the round using worsted weight yarn. We’ll meet again for each new step, including separating for the sleeves and picking up stitches to knit the sleeves, and for troubleshooting.
This workshop will NOT address fit adjustments outside those offered in the pattern.
Requirements: You must know how to knit, purl, cast-on, and bind-off. This is not a beginner knitting class. You should have some experience with increasing and decreasing, but do not need to be an expert.
Materials: We will provide the pattern. You will need worsted weight yarn in a quantity to match the size sweater you will make as well as circular needles in Size US6 and US8, or size needed to obtain gauge (please stop by the shop for assistance with selecting appropriate materials if needed). Needles, yarn, and any other tools will be available for purchase at the shop with a 10% discount. You are also welcome to bring your own if you have already purchased yarn and or needle.
When: October 13, 3 - 5:30 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 workshop, 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.
When: October 14, 1:30 - 4:00 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 or blanker (depending on the project you choose). 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 blanket or cowl and instructions for the 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 project, instruction, and directions to take home are included in the price.
When: Saturday, October 20, 11 am - 3 pm
Make a custom leather wallet using our template and tools. We provide the pattern, pre-cut leather, supplies, tools, and instruction. You choose whether to dye or leave natural and let it age and color with time. You perform all the steps to create your wallet, and leave with a highly fashionable, customized, handmade leather wallet.
If you’re looking for a quicker workshop with less stitching, or just prefer the style of the open pouch wallet, select the pouch option when registering.
What You'll Learn: Using a pattern with leather, hand stitching, dyeing with water-based dyes, assembly, snap setting.
Price: Includes instruction and all the leather, thread, snaps, and tools you need to complete a hand-stitched wallet. If you register for the wallet option, please choose between the clutch-style wallet or bi-fold style. Both are offered during the same workshop. Or you can register for the pouch style (tool pouch).
Please register by October 11 to allow time for purchase and preparation of materials.