FAQ – You have quesitons? I have the answers!

If you do not see the FAQ that you are looking for, please contact me and I will get you the answer.

FAQ: What are your store hours?

A. Tuesday 11-5PM & Saturday 10-2PM.
At this time the studio is only open for appt-based classes during the week. Please check the website for open dates/times.

Open Studio time for $5/hr to rent the machines and $10/hr to get help while you are there, however not a private lesson.

I will mostly be by appointment only for classes, workshops, private lessons, birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Please check my Facebook page for updates during holiday hours.

Q: How can I get in touch with the shop?

A: Right now, please email jesy (at) needleinkandthread.com or use the contact me page.

Q: Do you sew for people?

A. Please email jesy (at) needleinkandthread.com or contact meI do this on a very limited basis. To be upfront, I charge $35/hr on all projects, you supply everything that is needed to create your project.
We will agree to a timeline that will need to be flexible as I do custom commissions on my off time from the studio. All that is included in the time for payment is any shopping needed with a 50% charge if I have to buy for you.
All pattern cutting, sizing (if needed), alterations, sewing, cutting, ironing, pressing, finishing, washing, and drying (if the fabric isn’t pre-washed prior to drop off).
Any communication time or fittings, or meeting-ups. This is not negotiable. However, book a private lesson if you would like to learn to make what you would pay me to make! I can teach you!!

Q: What is your address?

A: 2290 Patterson Rd, Kettering OH 45420
I am located next to Dots Supermarket. I am right next door to Express Nail Salon. Parking is easier on the backside off of Rembrandt Blvd, at the light.

Future Site of Needle, Ink and Thread
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Future Site of Needle, Ink and Thread

Q: Do you offer a military,  student, multi-sibling discount?

A. Please email jesy (at) needleinkandthread.com or contact me I do offer discounts for these groups, after verification for military and students.

Q: Do I need to bring my machine for private or group sewing lessons?

A: Yes! I would love for you to learn on the machine that you will be using at home, this will build confidence, and not all devices are the same.

However, if you do not have a sewing machine or if you don’t want to drag yours to the studio, don’t worry I’ve got you covered!

Q: What if my machine is OLD, like 20 years or more can I still bring it to the group lesson?

A: Yes if you are familiar and feel confident on your machine.

But, If you want to take it to the Get to Know Your Machine, then please sign up for a 2022 – Private Sewing Lessons – March to June .

I want everyone to get as much out of the class as possible.  With most vintage machines, they can be tricky and temperamental.  I don’t want to hold up the course, and I hope you can understand.

Q: What do I need to bring to class?

A: There will be a list of supplies on the group classes, plus bring your sewing kit.

You will also need all the supplies for your project and a sewing kit for the private lessons. I will have thread and needles available for purchase if you need them and some fabrics.

If you are making a pattern and do not know what you need, please contact me at the shop before your class,  I can help you put together a supply list or email me a link to the pattern or project you would like to complete.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Parking is communal for all businesses in the shopping center. The easiest place to park is off Rembrandt Blvd, the “back” parking lot of Dots Supermarket.

Q: What is the minimum age to start sewing?

A: I will take students as young as five years of age for hand-stitching and seven for machine sewing.  All kids learn at different speeds and I try to be fair with the kids if they can mentally handle the group classes.

Q: What if I am late for a group lesson? Will you wait for me?

A: I am sorry but I can not. I ask everyone to come at least five minutes early for class, to set up their machines and station.

All classes will start promptly at the scheduled time. If you will be more than 30 min late for a class you might have to schedule a private lesson to complete the project as I can not extend the class time, most of the time I have a class scheduled after the class.

Q: What if I am running late for my private lesson, I will still get my full scheduled time right?

A: If you are late for your private lesson,  the lesson will still end at the scheduled time.  I may have classes all day long, and I am on a tight schedule.

I will do my best to get as much as can be done in the time that we have. You may need to schedule another lesson to finish your project.

Q: Are there any prerequisites classes for the group lessons?

A: Sewing 101; The Basics  ~ Please complete this class or you must have prior knowledge of sewing. If you can not make a group class you can always schedule a private sewing lesson to complete the sewing basics.

The seamster will need to be confident with their machine, which includes the knowledge of how to thread the machine, fill a bobbin, seam allowance, switching your sewing feet.

The group lessons will state what the prerequisites are for each class.

Q: I signed up for a class, however now I can not make it.  Do you refund or credit my class fee?

A: Please check out the class policies.

For the short version, no, if you do not contact the studio within 4 days before, I can not refund, credit or reschedule your class.
I am a single-person business, each class scheduled makes sure I can pay for the studio, utilities, website.. etc.

IF I can get someone to take the time that you are not able to attend, I will give you a chance to reschedule, but ONLY if I can get someone to take your previously scheduled time.

Q: Do you have parties? Birthday, Baby Shower, Home School Groups, Girls Night Out, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, 4-H, Team Building, Etc?

A: Sure do!! Call or Email for more details; parties can be customized to suit your needs!

**Updated 4-28-2022


  1. Any suggestions on how to add binding to a t shirt quilt?

  2. You will not need to have everything cut to the same size, but to piece them together they should be, if you wanted to book a private lesson you could bring what you have and I can help you get started with piecing and such.

  3. Hi, I need some direction. I’m making my first T-shirt quilt for my daughter. They T-shirts’ have all be cut out and fusible interfacing has been ironed on the back of them. She has all the fabrics selected and what goes on what. I do not know how to begin. Do all the squares have to be the same sizes? All the cut outs from the shirts are different sizes. Should we see the smaller ones on squares first? Help!??? Please!!’and thanks

  4. I can add you to the newsletter if that works for you?

  5. You have my email can you keep me up to date on new classes during the day

  6. Hi Barb! Right now I have private lessons, one on one classes available on the calendar. I can integrate some group classes into the mix for sure, to try again. I did it last year, and there wasn’t a lot of interest, but I am willing to try again! 🙂

  7. Do you have day time classes during the week. For retired people

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