Welcome to Studio How-To, your local source for fun designer yarns, quilting fabrics, and tons of fun creative workshops. We're conveniently located in Coventry Village in Cleveland Heights (east side of town) with lots of great restaurants and shops to complete your experience. 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.
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. Try something new in one of our workshops to discover your talents, rejuvenate your creativity or just have some fun.
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.
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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: Saturday, December 15, 3 - 5 pm
Embroidery has been making a very modern comeback with so many new patterns, kits and ways to add little hints of handmade to your life. And it’s easy and relaxing. I consider it to be 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 holiday edition of our workshop, we’ll have options for one larger pattern or a few small patterns for smaller hoops (think ornaments). You'll learn several of the most common stitches that will allow you to easily complete most beginner to intermediate embroidery projects (including back stitch, satin stitch, french knot, and running stitch). You’ll leave with one project finished, or close to finished and have the skills to knock a few last minute gifts.
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, stitch guide, and one design to use at home.
When: Saturday, December 22, 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.
We’ll have holiday and winter themed fabrics available for this session!
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.
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 6, 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.
We have natural, dark beige, dark gray, and light gray yarns for you to select from during class.
Materials: 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.
This is not a beginner knitting class. If you have never knitted before, you may be interested in our Beginner Knitting Class.
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: January 13, 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, January 26, 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 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.
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.
When: Saturday, February 9, 11 am - 1 pm
You might be plant crazy, but you can't call yourself an official plant lady until you've got your own macrame plant hanger! We're here to help -- come make your own macrame plant hanger, led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste. In this 2-hr class, you'll learn three basic macrame knots and design your own unique piece.
All materials are provided, including optional wooden beads and copper accents. Workshop also includes a potted plant so that your plant hanger will be ready to hang!
Last but not least, you'll receive a "thank you" email from Sarah after class with instructions on where to source materials and a knot guide for future creations!
This is an intro-level class, so no prior experience is required. Attendees must be age 16 and up. Space is limited so be sure to register to secure your spot!
When: Saturday, February 9, 2:30 - 6 pm
Come catch the weaver fever and try your hand at weaving on a frame loom! In this 3.5-hour class led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you’ll create a woven wall hanging from start to finish to take home with you. This workshop will cover the basics of weaving, including basic tabby weave, adding fringe to your weaving, soumak stitch, and finishing and hanging your piece.
All tools will be provided and available for sale after the class — should you decide to continue your fiber journey! No need to bring anything except your creative enthusiasm!