FAQ – You have questions? I have the answers!

If you do not see the FAQ you are looking for; please contact me! I will get you one!

Q: What are your store hours?

A. At this time the studio is closed to all customers and non-employees.

A: Needle, Ink and Thread, open every Tuesday 11:15 am – 5:30  pm to accept custom order projects (limited bases please contact me prior to see my availability) and alterations with an appointment that has been preset.

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 be open every Tuesday unless noted on the website, facebook or calendar.

I will mostly be by appointment only for classes, workshops, private lessons, birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Please check my Facebook page for updates for 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 on a very limited base. 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, if you would like to learn to make what you would pay me to make, book a private lesson! I can teach you!!

Q: What is your address?

A: 3491 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek OH 45432

Q: Do you offer a military, culture works, 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 student. For Culture Works, you must have your passport present to receive discount.

For Culture Works, you must have your passport present to receive a discount which for 2019-2020 if $5 off alterations totaling $45 or more. Please contact me with questions.

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 private lesson.

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.

For the private lessons, you will also need all the supplies for your project and sewing kit. 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 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 all around the building, for quick access park on the left side of the building which you can enter through the blue door. If you are coming for a group class or private lesson, please arrive no more than 5 min prior to class as I might be coming from offsite. Also, the store “Closed” sign will be on as I will not be open to the public but will be there for your private sewing lesson or group class.

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 3-24-2020


  • Jesy Anderson

    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.

  • Dianne

    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

  • Jesy Anderson

    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! 🙂

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