Creative Classes

Here at our Counting Stitches store in Hastings we often run creative and learning classes in various subjects for beginners through to seasoned experts. Below are some of the areas we offer. If you would like to know more, register your interest and we will be in touch to let you know when the classes are scheduled to run.

Refund Policy

A lot of thought and time has gone into the scheduling of classes and making a commitment to teachers to

hold these classes. Whilst we understand things happen in life we still need to pay our teachers even

if you do not come, the following refund policy applies to all classes.

10 weeks before Workshop: 90% of amount paid returned (as refund or store credit)
5-8 weeks before Workshop: 50% of Event Fees returned (as refund or store credit)
2-5 weeks prior event: 25% of Event Fees returned (as refund or store credit)
Two weeks prior to event: No refund

Booking Policy 

Bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis – there are limited places for all classes. Alternatively you can book by calling the store. Please note: bookings are accepted in date and time order (either online, by phone or in person)

Bag Making

Want to learn about bag making but don't know where to start? Our classes teach you the basic sewing techniques and what materials are needed. New class availble monthly.

Dress Making

Learn basic techniques to get you started on your dress making journey. New classes monthly. 

Foundation Paper Piecing

Progressing towards Judy Niemeyer Foundation Paper Piecing certification by December 2018. This is patchworkig technique that allows you to create definite sharp lines and edges and produces stunning quilts, table runners, wall hangings and more. Ideal for intermediate to advanced patchworkers.


Patchwork is the art of sewing together beautiful pieces of fabric to form a pattern or block. Specialising in modern designs and fabrics, we hope to bring patchwork into the 21st century. All skill levels welcome to join our variety of classes on offer.


Applique is a perfect way to jazz up clothing, bags, quilts and more. This technique allows you to be as creative as you want with your designs. Classes in reverse applique, hand applique and machine applique available.

Block of the Month

kicking of in July/Aug 2019 our first BOM.

We are striving to bring you modern,something differnt to the normal blocks of the month out there.

Interested in attending a class?

Select your class here and book online or complete the contact form below and we'll let you know when the next classes are scheduled.

2019 Class Schedule

15 Jan 2019

Everyday Casual Classes

Sewcialtites Evenings

Come and join others sewers and quilters, share and learn from each other.

Stitch the evening away- work ethic optional

Class Fee: $20.00

Every Wednesday Evening 6-9pm.

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29 Jan 2020

Summer Stitching project

Hexie Zipped Purse

This zipped purse will come in handy for a multitude od uses , make up, mini project storage and so much more.

Iron on leave in EPP templates inluded in pattern

Thurday 30 January                  10-2pm

Class Fee: $20.00 + Pattern $15.90

24 Jan 2020

Summer Stitching project

Button Button Pattern Holder

Using a combination of applique, hexies and embroidery this cute binder cover will spice up your pattern storage. Or simply use it for notes at workshops or class.

Saturday 25 January 2020                    10-4pm

Class Fee: $20.00 + Pattern $23.90

23 Jan 2020

Sewing Machine Know how...

Getting Intimate

Learn how to use your sewing machine to its utmost capability with Valmae; $50 per term for 5 lessons and 1 finishing day.

Classes are fortnightly starting Friday 24 January 2020        10-12pm

you must bring your machine and it's book

17 Jan 2020

Fun Furniture Refurbishment

Fabric Collage

Everyone wants to do it so se are!!! Bring in a small piece of furniture and we'll open up the scrap fabric boxes. And you can glue till youve made your own unique piece of furniture.

You will need a BIG bottle of PVA glue and a tin of polyurathane.

Saturday 18 January 2020                       10-4pm

Class Fee $65.00 includes all the fabric

22 Jan 2020

Summer Holiday Stitching

Daisy Chain Mobile

Embroidered friends of the garden combine with demensional fabric and felt to create a pretty decorative piece for the nursery or playroom.

Thursday 23 January 2020                           10-2pm

Class Fee: $20.00 + Pattern$16.90

15 Jan 2020

Summer Holiday Stitching...

Hexi Zippered Pouch

This handy Zippered pouch has many uses.

EPP templates included a great on the go project,

Thursday  16th January        10-2pm

Class Fee: $20.00+ pattern $12.90

10 Jan 2020

summer Stitching Project...

Birds in the Meadow Fabric Box

Come and make these unique fabric boxes to store your fabri or notions.

Design features patchwork, stitcheries and applique birds with dimensional wings and tails.

Saturday 11 January                         10-2pm

Calss Fee: $20.00 + Pattern $18.90

08 Jan 2020

Summer Sewing

Lippy Purse

Thursday    January  9th                      10-2pm

Come in and join us for some holiday stitching and make this very handy 

lippy purse. Which can be used for holding other smaller items in you handbag.

Class fee: $20.00 + pattern $18.90 includes purse glasp.

01 Jan 2020

Holiday Stitching Projects

Scissor Cossy

Mini EPP clamshells, some simple stitchery and a useful spring clip make this very handy cozy to safely store your best scissors.Cosy measures approximately 10” 
Thursday 2 January                           10-2pm.
Class Fee: $20.00+pattern

30 Dec 2019

Holiday Stitching Projects

Sweet Lilacs Book Wrap

A lilac themed, fabric book wrap for wrapping and protecting a book or journal for travel or for safekeeping.  This wrap will suit books of varying thicknesses, up to approximately 2 ½” thick
Tuesday 31 December          10-4pm
Class Fee $20.00+ pattern

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Counting Stitches

117a Avenue Road East



Call us:

06 878 9083

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Mon-Tues & Thurs: 10am - 4.30pm

Wed             10.30am-9pm

Fri:               10am - 4:30pm

Sat:              10am - 4pm

Sun:              Closed