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Machine Mastery Classes
Sew Original requires that you pre-register for ALL Classes. Payment is due at time of registration. This assures your place in the class. We need this commitment from you in order for our classes to run smoothly. Also, it helps our teachers to properly prepare for the class. Our teachers work hard to offer classes they hope our customers will want to take & enjoy. Sew Original must make a commitment to the teachers ONE week prior to the start of the class. Therefore, refunds are available only when a student cancels at least 7 days prior to the class. No Refund will be given if student cancels within the 6 days before class. In the event that Sew Original must cancel a class, individuals will be contacted and a full refund will be given. Please do not ask for exceptions. Remember all students are here to learn new techniques and build their sewing skills. As much as we love children, we ask that you DO NOT bring your children to class, unless it is a class for your child or a class that is for child & parent working together. Please arrive only 15-20 minutes before your class is scheduled. This allows the teacher time to set up the classroom and get ready for the class. Please let us know if you have a class you want to see in our shops. You may also create your own class. Get 3 or more friends together, contact us, and we will find a teacher and set aside a time for the class. MM classes are provided to you when you purchase a new or used machine from SO. There is a $50 fee per class for all NON SEW ORIGINAL PURCHASERS. Class 1 is required before taking any other mastery classes. Bring your Mastery Workbook, scissors, pins and cotton thread to class.
Class 1a: Intro to Your Machine Needles, Threads, Maintenance, Basic Stitching
5/2 10:005/14 10:006/6 10:007/11 10:008/1 10:00
Class 1b: Basic Operation Basic stitches, utility functions, hemming
5/2 1:005/14 1:006/6 1:007/11 1:008/1 1:00
Class 2a: Basic Operation Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers
5/3 10:00 6/4 10:006/7 10:007/12 10:008/2 10:00
Class 2b: Stitch Fun Functions, Memory, Alphabets
5/3 1:006/4 1:00 6/7 1:007/12 1:008/2 1:00
Class 3a: Stitch Fun continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle
5/5 10:006/9 10:007/2 10:007/14 10:008/4 10:00
Class 3b: Creative Options Set up, Personal Program, Directional Stitching (for 185-200-730)
5/5 1:006/9 1:007/2 1:007/14 1:008/4 1:00
1/21 1:00 2/4 1:00 3/10 1:00 3/19 1:00 4/2 1:00 4/7 1:00
Beginnging Serger Mastery May 25th 10:00-? Advanced Serger Mastery May 26th 10:00-?
Embroidery Machine Mastery
Class 1: Embroidery Essentials - Required before all Embroidery Classes (All machines)
All the basics for successful embroidery & Hooping. Bring your Mastery Workbook & your large hoop
1/22 10:00 2/5 10:00 3/11 1:00 4/8 10:00 4/30 10:00
Class 2: Embroidery Basics (for Artista Embroidery Machines Only) Using your Embroidery Machine
Bring your Sewing Machine, Embroidery Module & all embroidery accessories (hoops & #26 foot)
5/6 1:00 6/10 1:00 7/15 1:00 8/5 1:00 8/13 1:00
Free Motion Quilting Sampler Blocks
The only way to improve your free motion quilting skills is to practice. We will be making 12 in quilt sandwiches and learning new quilting designs while building a collection of samples to use for reference when deciding how to machine quilt projects. Try various thread and battings to see which combination gives you the desired look. We will begin with various grid designs, learn to stipple, practice making pebbles and lots more. Gain the confidence you need to finish those beautiful pieced tops yourself.
Tuesday, June 21st $50 Teacher: Patty Blanton
Please be sure to sign up early! We must make a commitment to our teachers seven days in advance. Please be sure to bring basic sewing supplies, and arrive 15 minutes before class time to get set up. Remember when talking a class at Sew Original, you receive 15% off class supplies in addition to any purchase made during your class time.
(Some restrictions apply, machines and software specially priced)
Little Miss Muffet isn’t the only one who needs a tuffet! YOU can make your own. Add a touch of whimsy to your home or use as a gift to be treasured for years. In the first 3 hour session you will being the construction of the outer cover, then finish sewing at home. The second session you will upholster your footstool, and leave with a finished project! A tuffet all your own! The tuffet shown used 2 1/2” stripes, a jelly roll or Bali Pop is perfect. Your custom “Tuffet Upholstery Kit” with choice of feet will be ordered at the first class from the instructor.
Date & Time TBA
Teacher: Kathleen Quirk Keyser $80 + kit
If you want another way to make an art quilt, this is the project for you! Gypsy Wife is a Jen Kingwell pattern, and lends itself to machine piecing. Come join us for a three-day class and find YOUR gypsy wife. You’ll make several unusual blocks, and fit them together in a totally different and wonderful way. They make a design that looks like a waterfall or a firework going off to some people, and like any number of things to others. You can use Jen’s own fabrics, or strike off on your own in a totally different colorway to make your own unique quilt. It’s an intermediate level project, so bring those piecing skills and kick them up a notch with this wonderful little quilt.
March 25th, April 1st & 15th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Becky Shippy $75
15 \ 15
Begging sewist? Want to learn a new technique? Need help with an existing project? Then join Becky on Tuesday nights. For only $15 you can get expert help with any sewing projects!
Tuesday nights, 5:30-8:30 Teacher: Becky Shippy $15
Join Peggy to give your wardrobe an instant update. Choose either A Little Something Jacket, where the front edge is self faced, or Valencia, which is a loose fitting jacket with soft fold back lapels.
June 24th 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50
BOM (New Session in June)
Join Becky to make this beautiful Christmas quilt. It’s designed to be finished just in time for the holidays.
Tuesdays, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th 5:30-8:30
Saturdays, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th 9:00
Teacher: Becky Shippy $10 + supplies
House Projects Month!! (August)
With Home Sweet Home as the theme for Row by Row, we would like to offer classes during the month of August that focus on quilting projects that have houses in the theme. These will be offered on Wednesdays during the month of August. Some of the projects will include our Row by Row landscape design called “Home in the Hollar”and some projects from Japanese quilt designer Yoko Saito’s book Houses, Houses, Houses. Projects being offered will be on display during the Row by Row time and the schedule for specific classes will be announced at that time.
Teacher: Patty Blanton and other Sew Original ladies
Wednesdays in August 10:00-4:00 $50 per class
Beginning English Smocking
Learn the basics of this ancient form of fabric manipultation. Using a pleated fabric insert, learn the fundmentals of smoking, one pleat and one stitch at a time! Upon completion of your sampler, you will have mastered all it takes to delve into the endless possibilities of smocking, and will be ready to take it to the next level. Your completed sampler will be able to be sewn into a wonderful pillow.
Teacher: Darby Logan
May 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd 10:00-12:00 $60
The Little French Bonnet
Simply delightful for a baby, this simple bonnet is made of batiste, lace, and entredeux. Incorporating beginning techniques of Heirloom sewing, you will know more than the basics when you complete this lovely heirloom, perfect for any occasion where a beautiful, little baby would like to wear a bonnet. The Bonnet features a gathered ruffle, a fancy band of laces, insertion, and entredeux, a pretty gathered back section and ribbon rosettes for a perky bow tied under the chin!
Teacher: Darby Logan
Tuesday, May 24th 10:00-2:00 $50
Kwik Sew Skirt and Top
Easy to make and easy to wear!
August 11th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50
Quick Curve Ruler Table Runner
Bring a friend and the two of you can split the cost of class! Pattern and kits provided. Participants will need a Quick Curve Ruler.
Teacher: Marilyn Wright
Tuesday, May 31st 10:00-4:00 $50
Christmas in July! Have the fun of creating a beautiful original by Melinda Bula - just in time for Christmas! Participants may instead choose to complete the dogwood pattern.
Teacher: Marilyn Wright
Tuesday, July 5th 10:00-4:00 $50
Grandma OR Mom Camp
Why should kids have all the fun?? Come make a doll and some stuffed animals or maybe a puppet or two!
August 15, 16 & 18h 10:00-3:00
Teacher: Peggy Circhione $150
A way to keep necessary tools for your machine plus your phone case close at hand!
July 7th 1:00-4:00 Teacher: Peggy Circhione
Class Fee: $15 if you purchase your fabric from
Sew Original, $25 if you bring your own fabric
A stylish way to keep your embroidery hoops where you can find them!
May 19th 1:00-4:00 Teacher: Peggy Circhione
Class Fee: $15 if you purchase your fabric from Sew Original, $25 if you bring your own fabric
This class leads you through the whole process of making a small, beginner level rail fence quilt, from choosing and cutting the fabrics to sewing the top, to sandwiching the batting, then doing the quilting and binding. Its a great introduction to quilting for those who want to get started, and will also help to hone skills for those who have already made some quilts. It’s done in 6 three hour sessions, with some expected “homework” in between weekly sessions. Come join many others who are wanting a class like this, and we’ll have a great time!
Dates TBA (Wednesdays) 1:00-4:00
Teacher: Becky Shippy $90
You can do ruler work on a domestic machine using a ruler foot and various rulers and add a whole new dimension to your quilting. With the basic ruler foot, and the #77 adapter, you can set up your machine to do ruler work. In this class you will learn to use the basic 12” Ark ruler (that comes with the ruler foot from Sew Steady) to do various designs that incorporate both straight lines and curved lines. Both straight and curved cross-hatching are easy to do with virtually no marking. Stitch in the ditch and echo quilting around patchwork designs is much easier using the basic ruler. Sew Steady also offers a Sampler Template Set, that includes six rulers and various designs that can be quilted with these rulers will be demonstrated. Are you ready to “Kick It Up A Notch” and take your machine quilting to the next level.
May 27th 10:00-4:00 Teacher : Patty Blanton $50
Learn some of the basic techniques in landscape quilting as we create a beautiful mountain scene from fabric. There will be a pattern to follow but directions for you to build your own representation of a mountain scene. Many embellishments can be added to add realism to your scene.
Wednesday, July 6th 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Patty Blanton
Bunnies, foxes, owls, hedgehogs, and fireflies….OH MY! Join Laura in piecing an animal sampler quilt using Elizabeth Hartman’s great Fancy Forest pattern. Piece a large quilt that can be used as a twin bed covering or a large lap quilt, or piece the small size which is perfect for a baby quilt or wall hanging. This quilt has blown up Instagram and many blogs; such cute animals for everyone to enjoy!
Monday, May 23rd 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Laura Heisler
Bring your florals and your imagination and let’s create an amazing silhouette using Laura Heine’s wonderful patters. We have many of her patterns in the shop to choose from - come pick your favorite. We will be using 2-sided fusible interfacing and loads of florals (come in the shop and see the fox Marilyn even made out of baitks!) You can’t do this wrong...this is all fun, no stress!
Wednesday, June 22nd 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Laura Heisler
An excellent opportunity for ALL BERNINA Software owners - any level of the software, any level of ability!! - A different lesson each month! This is a great way to become more familiar with tools available in the software and practical applications/projects for using the software. A CD with the lesson will be given each session. Two different levels of participation will be offered:
Level A: Attend the virtual presentation only
Level B: Attend the virtual presentation and then do the software exercise on you lap-top with Faye guiding you.
Class Fee for BOTH levels: $10, includes CD
Saturdays, May 21, June 25, July 16
& August 20 10:00
Bernina Embroidery Journey Software Version 7
Intro and BEJ#1 are FREE!! All other BEJ classes are $30.00
May 16 9:30 Intro to Embroidery 7
BEJ#1 Editing and Mirror Merge
June 20 9:30 BEJ#2a Lettering
June 20 1:00 BEJ#2b Monograms
July 16 10:30 BEJ#3 Auto Digitizing
July 16 2:00 BEJ#4 Magic Wand /Manual Digitizing
TBA BEJ#5 Photo Snap and Cross Stitch
August 22 10:00 BEJ#6 Quilter