Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Classroom Policies 

If you have any questions about classes, please contact Jeanette via email at Jeanette@highsewciety.com, or via phone at 847-738-8799

Any students who may be experiencing flu like symptoms or who are not comfortable in a public setting should not attend our in store classes. 


Thank you for selecting one of our classes. We look forward to working with you and sharing the joy of learning new skills. Note the following policies about our classes:

  • Please be sure we have a valid email address when registering and check your email regularly for updates.
  • If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the start of class.  Refunds will not be given within 48 hours of the class start time.
  •  After you have registered for a class, if we cancel or reschedule you are entitled to a full refund of the class fee. We will do our best to notify you of cancellation or delays.   
  • When the minimum number of students for a class is not met the class may be canceled.  We will contact you if this occurs. 
  •  Please help support our shop by purchasing supplies with us. It is important to begin with appropriate materials and we make every effort to carry the specific items requested by your instructor. We depend on those purchases to keep our classroom open.  
  •  Do not bring guests or children to class unless they are attending as a paid student. 
  •  As a courtesy to your fellow classmates and our staff do not wear cologne or scented lotions when in our shop. Many people are very allergic to these scents.
  •  Always silence your cell phone while in class.  If you must take a call, please step out of the classroom so as not to disrupt the flow.
Bound buttonholes are a classic feature that adds a couture touch to any garment. The method taught in this class will provide you with the control needed for consistently flawless results every time. While we create samples to take home, we will also explore creative ways to use these skills to complete buttonholes of virtually any shape, and pockets too! The class kit will include a full-color booklet with step-by-step instructions. This is a 3 1/2-hour hands-on class.

Cost: $ 80.00
The monthly Stripology Club is based on GE Design's newest book, Stripology Mixology 2. We will learn how to use the Stripology XL ruler as we begin one of the 16 quilt designs included in the book. This low-cost class time is a fun way to learn a technique and have fun sewing with others in a small class setting. Each month we will begin a different quilt design. Students will cut their fabrics and assemble at least one of the blocks in class. We will piece as many blocks in class as time permits. Students will finish piecing their blocks and will assemble their quilts at home. We will cut fabrics for the smallest size option during class. Students are welcome to cut and piece more blocks at home if they wish to make a larger version of the quilt. This will be a monthly club program. Sign up for one class, or as many as you like. Sign up to make all the quilts in the book, or just a few - it is up to you.

Cost: $ 25.00
The monthly Stripology Club is based on GE Design's newest book, Stripology Mixology 2. We will learn how to use the Stripology XL ruler as we begin one of the 16 quilt designs included in the book. This low-cost class time is a fun way to learn a technique and have fun sewing with others in a small class setting. Each month we will begin a different quilt design. Students will cut their fabrics and assemble at least one of the blocks in class. We will piece as many blocks in class as time permits. Students will finish piecing their blocks and will assemble their quilts at home. We will cut fabrics for the smallest size option during class. Students are welcome to cut and piece more blocks at home if they wish to make a larger version of the quilt. This will be a monthly club program. Sign up for one class, or as many as you like. Sign up to make all the quilts in the book, or just a few - it is up to you.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this class we will learn how to make a Mariner's Compass block with strip piecing using the Skinny Robin Mariner's Compass book and ruler by Robin Ruth Designs. No paper piecing required in this method!

Cost: $ 89.95