We are a sewing school located in Mesa, Arizona offering local classes and workshops to kids and adults. We are bringing sewing to the next generation with a modern and current vibe. Classes are project-based and while students are constantly learning technical skills and terms, the focus is on making something fun and fostering a love for creating.


My name is Chelise Patterson and I am the owner and teacher of THREAD. Before I had kids my passion was teaching elementary school. When my first daughter was born in 2007, a passion for sewing was also born. To combine my two passions into teaching sewing has been a dream.

Watching the satisfaction and confidence that comes to my students as they create beautiful things with their own two hands is why I do what I do.