Quilting Major

Sewing Major

Home Decor Major

The Quilting Major is all about efficiency… because it shouldn’t take a lifetime to make the perfect half square triangle. That’s why we explore multiple techniques to simplify the process from Machine Applique through Major Focuses like Theory and Piecing. It’s Simple. Now you have a lifetime to show it off!
The Sewing Major is all about first impressions… because your clothes say more about you than your handshake. So invest in style this semester and learn the cornerstones of fashion with Major Focuses like Garment Making or simple Mending and Repair. Forget hello. They’ll ask, “Who are you wearing!” 
The Home Dec Major is all about opportunity… because your home is the ultimate canvas for expression. We want to give you the tools to seize those opportunities with Major Focuses like Vintage Restoration as well as Classes like Obscure Materials. So go ahead. Make that house a home!

Course Catalogue

Smile Spinners Academy now offers a robust catalogue of varying courses at a variety of skill levels.

Smile Spinners Academy Courses are what we like to call "Skill Builders." Instead of launching right into a project which can lead to frustrations, we like to give you all the skills you need first.

Smile Spinners Academy Courses now pair perfectly with our workshops! Get the most out of that project or pattern. Make sure you take them together.

Smile Spinners Academy Workshops are more like the classes you've seen before. They're project focused, but with a little twist of creativity - inspiring you to explore the project as you see fit.

Workshops will be added at the top of every month, one month in advance.  Academy Courses will be updated every semester based on participation and demand. We'll always listen to suggestions, so please - let us know what you'd like to see.

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Academy Courses - Starting at $35+
Workshop - Starting at $35+
One on Ones - $55/h (Please call to schedule)
Majors (9 classes including 5 workshops) - $349.99

Rules and Regulations

Like any other academy our dean has laid down some rules and regulations to maintain order and safety on our fine campus. First and foremost, all classes are non refundable. Our poor teachers will be there whether you are or not and it just wouldn't be fair to them. However, if 48 hour notice is given we'll allow you to reschedule your class or even pick another.  


Anyone who accumulates a combined 32 credits in a given semester is invited to Graduate! We'll hold our inaugural graduation in August of 2016 and we can't wait. Join us for a day of celebration. Instead of throwing caps we'll be sewing them. Walk down the isle and receive your SSA Degree in Fine Arts. (We're soon to be accredited you know...) Listen to a keynote speech from a respected sewist and stitch the night way.
Best of all...
If you achieve this lofty and coveted status as a Smile Spinners Academy Graduate you'll continue to receive your 20% discount on class days for the whole next semester!


Class Requests

Want to learn something you don't see? Let us know! Smile Spinners Academy is always looking to add new and exciting classes to our expanding repertoire. Just jot down your idea and we'll try to build a class around it!