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  • The Finishing School teaches cooking and sewing classes to boys and girls of all ages. In our “hands on” approach to learning we create a fun, personal and creative experience that will teach students the basic home making and life skills we all need. We love teaching your children and are committed to giving each one an exceptional learning experience.

  • When my youngest daughter, Caroline, was nine, she asked if she could take sewing lessons with her friend at The Finishing School. I was happy that she wanted to try something new, but to be honest, I was a little leery. I had tried teaching my older daughters the basics of sewing at home. We picked out simple patterns, bought fabric, and started sewing projects with great enthusiasm. Invariably, within a few hours, they would become frustrated, impatient, and lose interest. When I picked Caroline up after her first lesson at The Finishing School, she said, “I loved it, that was so much fun!” She proudly showed me the sample set she had made, the different stitches she had practiced, and the sewing terminology she had learned. From that day on, she was hooked. I was intrigued by this and wondered what had so captivated her. I did a little research on the school, looked on the website, and was impressed by what I saw. I was doubly impressed by how full of joy Caroline was every time she left a class, and how excited she was to show me what she had accomplished that day.
  • It all started 11 years ago with two sisters from Highland, Utah. Melissa Watts and Amy Wells treasured the friendships they made and the art they created whenever they got together to sew. They wanted to share their love of sewing and inspire others to discover the lifelong value and pure joy of their "hobby". Focusing on task management, creative design and skill building project completion, students will learn valuable skills and build self-esteem. The Finishing School will ignite creativity, instill confidence, and make lasting memories for your child.

  • For 30 years, The Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning homemaking skills. Hundreds of youth, as well as adults, have been privileged to receive instruction at The Finishing School.

    In late 2006, owner and founder, Sue Hess Fenton, was able to fulfill her vision of expanding the curriculum to include cooking and life skills classes after finding the perfect spot to relocate the school to Holladay in an original pioneer home.

    The Finishing School continues the tradition of offering highly skilled teacher-specialists in each area of interest. Youth Classes are offered year-round. Hour-long children's classes in sewing and cooking/life skills are available weekdays after school and on Saturday mornings during the school year. During the summer months, a ten-week-long Summer Session runs from mid-June through mid-August.

    History and charm abound, making The Finishing School the perfect place to host Private Themed Children's Birthday Parties. The School also provides Youth Group Activity Nights to church and community groups. Adult Sewing and Cooking Classes are also offered, with classes from beginning to advanced levels.

  • In the heart of NOVA, the Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning sewing skills. Many children and adults have been privileged to receive instruction at The Finishing School, specifically located in Falls Church, Virginia.

    Classes are offered all year. During the school year, hour-long children's classes are available in the afternoons on weekdays and on Saturday mornings. Day camps during holidays and trial classes are also an option.

    During the summer months, a ten-week-long session runs from the end of June through the end of August. There are weekly camps available for five days a week as well during this time.

    Mother/Daughter session are scheduled on Saturday afternoons, while birthday parties are scheduled for Sunday afternoons.

    Students will thrive in a positive, social and creative environment. Students learn the basics of machine sewing, serging and understanding patterns. They will make fun and useful projects including: shorts, aprons, oven mitts, dresses, skirts, tops, pajamas, bath robes, bags, holiday decorations, pillows and quilts just to name a few!

    The class structure allows new students to join at any time!

    A variety of Adult sewing classes are also offered, from beginning to advanced levels. Choose from our collection or bring your own. Sign up for a series or one class at a time

For 35 years
The Finishing School has gained a reputation for providing an outstanding place for learning homemaking skills. Hundreds of youth, as well as adults, have been privileged to receive instruction at The Finishing School.