Welcome to

Patches Sewing Studio

Thank you so much for visiting Patches Sewing Studio!


My name is Gretta Marlene Hurst. Otherwise known a Ms. Gretta.

I'm so glad to have you here.

I'm coming to you IN PERSON & ONLINE.

If you want to take an IN PERSON class you can sign up

by clicking the city or class of your choice below.

Ashville NC Class for Crossbody Bag on April 23rd

Franklin NC Class Starting for Sashiko in May


The virtual classes are available here on my site.

My first release is Big Stitch. This is an introduction to slow stitchin'.

Each class has a description and a link below

so you can learn more about the class.

There are many more classes coming soon!

Bee Watchin'

Class #1 - Big Stitch

A modern version of an old fine craft. Driven today by the need to finish quilting projects quickly, yet still beautifully and boldly!

Because of the type of thread used as well as size, color and sheen of perle cotton.

Therefore you end up with a uniquely modern take on an old art form.

Driven by necessity in the past and now by the need to create beautiful things by hand.

Yes, slow stitchin'