Bits of Thread Sewing Studio in Washington, D.C.

Sewers in the D.C. area, take note–nestled in the capital of the U.S. is the Bits of Thread Sewing Studio. For those of you looking for a place to learn more about sewing, check out this great location found on Columbia Road, which is run by a local American Sewing Guild chapter. The group calls themselves the DC Threads, and opened the Bits of Thread Sewing Studio in 2010.

Offering classes in a range of skill levels and techniques, sewers in the D.C. area are bound to find a class that will help expand their stitching knowledge. And if you're simply looking for a place to sew along with fellow designers, check out their available studio time when you can come and use the facilities for your own projects.

On the second Saturday of every month, Bits of Thread also hosts gatherings for the DC Threads group. On these days from 10am – 1pm, all are welcome to come in and sew along with experienced and new sewers alike. If you've never used a machine before, don't worry. There are tutorials at the beginning of each gathering to help get you familiar with the machines. Space is limited, so be sure and RSVP ahead of time to reserve your spot. You can even bring in your own machine to learn more about it. The sessions are free, but you must bring your own supplies to work on.

Have you been to the Bits of Threads Studio?

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My name is Nicole and I am a contributing editor for Stitch Magazine. I'm originally from Texas but now live in Brooklyn, NY where I try to squeeze my fabric collection and my six sewing machines into a Flatbush apartment.

Previously I was the Lead Editor of SewStylish magazine and Associate Editor of Threads magazine. I was also the Crafts & Decorating editor of Adorn Magazine and worked in the fashion and beauty departments of Teen People and Seventeen Magazine.

My second book, Dorm Decor (Chronicle Books) with Theresa Gonzalez, is available now. My first book entitled Fashion DIY (Sixth & Spring Books), which I co-authored with Carrie Blaydes, is also available now. I'm currently working on my third title to be published by Lark Books in 2012.

2 thoughts on “Bits of Thread Sewing Studio in Washington, D.C.

  1. I fell in love with Modern Domestic in Portland, OR the moment I saw it. In fact, it inspired me to open my own sewing studio — Sew Make Do — in my hometown of Gainesville, FL. If you’re still looking for studios to feature, I’d love to be included! More info: