Portsmouth Classes

Portsmouth Classes


Intro to Hand Applique
Friday, July 28 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 includes supplies
Instructor: Nancy Chandler

Join me to learn how to hand appliqué. Learn how to sew those little stitches that don’t show! You will also learn how to sew curves, make sharp points ( like a leaf), bias stems and reverse appliqué . You will receive a kit that has fabric ,needles tread and a pattern for our project - everything you need to help you make beautiful and crisp appliqué. All you need to bring is a pencil, scissors with small sharp points, and a thimble if you use one. I use a thimble for all my hand sewing. I feel naked without one!! To Sign Up - Call 603-373-0151


Crochet 101
Dates:  June 28 3:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $10.00
Instructor: Cindy Kenne

Dig out those crochet hooks!

Do you have an old crochet project that is stuffed away in your closet and don't know how to finish it? Perhaps you have an idea to embellish a sweater or hat with 'free form crochet’ or an applique, but don't know how to start? Have you seen a project on Pinterest or have a pattern that you are dying to try but don’t quite know where to begin? Cindy Kenne's love of crochet and enthusiasm for the art and craft of crochet will inspire and motivate you and she would love to help you. This class is perfect for people who want to refresh their skills and confidence! To Sign Up - Call 603-373-0151


Small Mysteries
Dates below, 10:00am – 5:00pm each day
Cost: $119.00 includes lunch and snacks
Instructor: Michele O'Neil Kincaid
Summer Solstice, Fri July 7 & Sat July 8, 2017
Fantastic Fall, September 22 & 23, 2017
Presenting four "Small Mysteries" 2 day retreats with Seasons as a theme! These Mystery Quilts will be wall sized (approximately 30-40") and will include piecing, innovative piecing and maybe a bit of applique or dimension! Each "season" will be different. Come have a blast creating your one of a kind seasonal art and enjoy catered food and real fun!!! Bring friends and make a weekend out of it. To Sign Up - Call 603-373-0151


Intro to Hand Quilting
Tuesday, July 25 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 includes supplies
Instructor: Nancy Chandler

Want to learn to hand quilt? I have been hand quilting since 1978. It’s a skill that I love doing and love teaching. Join me for a class that teaches all the tricks that will make you a successful quilter. Learn what works to make those little even stitches. I will supply each student with a kit that includes my favorite quilting needle, batting, thread and fabrics. I will also supply templates. You need to bring a quilting hoop-12-14 inches. A quilt hoop has a rim 3/4 -1”. This helps keep your project in the hoop. I also use a thimble. It really helps moving the stiff little needle. Please bring one. I’ll have some to use (size 9). Mine are sterling silver. I love the way they feel and fit. Please also bring small thread snips or scissors, a pencil and straight edge ruler. To Sign Up - Call 603-373-0151


Drop-in Knitting Group OR “Relax, Chat & Stitch”
Most Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: FREE
This is a social knitting (crochet is welcome!) group that offers no formal instruction other than a willingness to help each other tackle projects of all levels. The ladies in the group are very friendly and always willing to help out if you get “stuck”. If you are just learning how to knit or if you are an experienced knitter, treat yourself to some “me” time to relax, chat and stitch.


Garment Group
Most Wednesdays 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: $10.00
Coordinators: Sue Talhouk and Terry Corringham
Our ongoing garment group meets most Thursday evenings. There is minimal instruction but a lot of support and discussion and always an extra pair of hands to help you pin and fit a garment. You are welcome to work on any type of garment. Intermediate level sewing skills required. Please call us at 603-373-0151 to sign up.


Quilting Simply
Most Fridays 10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $20.00
Instructor: Suzanne Whiteside
This class is for the very beginner or the quilter with basic skills. If you feel more comfortable having an instructor nearby in case you need help, this is the class for you. If you want to strengthen some of your basic quilting skills, this is the class for you. If you want to challenge yourself a bit, this is the class for you. If you have never quilted before and have a burning desire to give it a try, this class is for you. Not only will you learn from what you are creating, you will certainly learn from those around you too!

Products & Services

Portsmouth Store Location

Seacoast Sewing & Quilting
599 Lafayette Road # 5
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tue-Fri 10-5
Sat 10-4

Seacoast Sewing And Quilting

We know you have many options, so we hope to gain your business by providing quality products with competitive pricing and unmatched customer service in a friendly atmosphere.

Biddeford Store Location

Seacoast Sewing & Quilting
20 Edwards Ave.
Biddeford, ME 04005
Tue-Fri 10-5
Closed Sat-Mon