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About Us

Since June 4th, 2011 it has been the mission of Five Eighth Seams, LLC to foster and encourage a love of sewing. Not only do we strive to introduce people to a new, creative hobby, but we also seek to provide a social outlet for sewers of all ages in a laid back atmosphere.

Five Eighth Seams, LLC encourages learning in a fun, low-key environment and provides rental opportunities for those who need machines and other equipment.

To support a truly personal and successful sewing experience, we carry an extensive variety of fine apparel fabrics and high quality designer cottons, along with organic cottons, imported cottons, and a large assortment of notions.

contact us at or 843-225-3958

We are at our newest location 1888 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407
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Private Parties

Get everyone together and have a fun night sewing! – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

4-8 people – 2 hours – $40 a person

*included fabric and supplies to make a zipper pouch
This is not like a private lesson. These are set up for people that just want to have a fun night sewing. Most cutting and directions are done for them by instructors. 

No experience needed. Invite friends, co-workers, family or neighbors. We will provide machines unless you have your own. BYOB- bring beverages and snacks for a fun social night at Five Eighth Seams

Private Lessons

1 on 1 private   $50/ hour 
semi  private  (2-3 people) $35/ hour per person
If you have a group 4 or more, it will be treated like a class and $14 per person per hour.  Classes that are lecture heavy and not projects like Just the basics is $15 an hour.  Private lessons are different then private parties as they do not provide fabric or materials for the lesson. 

Our Promise to You.

We started this business to help introduce people to a new, creative outlet. We love sewing and want you to have an amazing experience whether its shopping for a fabric, reading a pattern, assembling a garment or trying to find the next best notion gadget.

We would love to help you with any question, big or small.

Do not hesitate to email Brooke at, or Daniela at or call the store during business hours at 843-225-3958. If we don’t have an answer right away, someone from our team will figure it out and call you back as soon as possible.

We can help you with pattern directions,online tutorials, fabric matching, thread matching, trim matching, or just about anything.

Special Order

If we don’t have it, maybe we should! Please email us at and let us know if there is a product you need or wish we carried. We would love to hear from you!

Flat Shipping

$8 on all orders
$100 more purchased and shipping is free. 


Date of Policy: 1/2021

PURPOSE: To establish appropriate deposit charges for all of our scheduled classes. To establish cancellation charges when reservations are made and then cancelled, which result in a loss of monies for our instructors.

DEPOSITS: Classes are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment of class is required to hold reservations. Cost of class is based upon the particular class and is at the discretion of the instructor.


Weather: Weather related refunds will only be awarded so long as there’s a mandatory evacuation of our city, a state of emergency for our area, or we’ve decided to close the store because of various hazards.

Illness: We will recognize emergency illness as an excuse to miss class, but classes cannot be made up unless approved by the instructor.

Non-emergency: Non-emergency cancellations will not be refunded nor will you be allowed to make up the class you missed.


Individual classes that are a part of a series (i.e. Sewing 101/102 and Advanced Sewing) cannot be refunded for any reason. If you have to miss a class, your instructor will decide if it can be made up.

For project classes:

Up to 48 hours before class: Full refund is granted only if we can fill your space in the class. We keep a waiting list and will call on your behalf. If we cannot fill your space, you will only be refunded 50% of your deposit.

Within 48 hours before class: No refunds will be issued within 48 hours of the class starting. If you can find someone to fill your space, we’ll gladly accept them and they can pay you (acting as your refund).

This deposit/cancellation policy is not designed to deter people from making class reservations at Five Eighth Seams. Rather, it enables us to be a better business in regards to filling our class capacity. Many times sewers are turned away after a class fills and if a cancellation occurs, it results in loss of revenue for our dedicated instructors who’ve made special arrangements to be at the store outside of their normal working hours.

What people are saying about us

"Love your store! I live in Georgetown and will make the 75 mile drive to you because your staff and products are awesome! Your staff was so very nice and helpful. Loved the choice of children's patterns and material. Cute, cute, cute trims and laces, just what I was looking for! I am making my second trip there this week! A must stop if in Charleston area and you sew." - Molly Jones, March 2017

"I am so glad I found this store. This is my second attempt a taking sewing classes and I learned more in 2 hours at 5/8 than I have ever learned at Hancock's (out of business). Looking forward to the next class and learning more. Hopefully I'll get good enough to invest in one of those Husqvarna machines. Thanks Brooke. You are a riot."  -Shere Hills , January 2017

"Decided to finally buy myself a Husqvarna Viking serger. Came back two days later and bought me a fabulous sewing machine too. I couldn't be happier with my purchases and with the help from the skilled staff. Love this place." - Mary Copeland Boykin, August 2016

"All of the staff are well informed on every aspect and if they happen to not know an answer to a question, they will find someone who can! They are very patient teachers and the shop is a very great place to learn new techniques and brush up on old ones!" - Cheryl Clayton, January 2016

"I have gone here for classes & fabric since they opened. I love the atmosphere in there and as an aspiring fashion designer in Charleston, it is great that i can find great patterns & fabric here. They have also taught me so much. Highly Recommend to everyone! - 
Jeanne A. Everett, December 2013

Upcoming Classes

*Beginner Sewing Camp 5th-8th grade

Cost: $ 230

In this 4 day camp students will make a cosmetic bag, a tote bag and a pillow cover. We cover basic sewing skills on the first day. There will be an additional project time permitting. All supplies are included in the course fee. Please select the class to view dates.

Single Day Drawstring Bag Camp

Cost: $ 95

Rising 3rd-8th grade This is a one-day camp designed for beginners. There is no prerequisite to this camp however we do suggest taking a beginner weeklong camp or a just the basics ahead of time for younger students. LUNCH: Students MUST bring in a packed lunch. We take a 30-minute break for lunch. There is no food for purchase on site.