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1542G Hwy 421s   Boone, NC 28607   (828)264-1049                                3358 Robinhood Rd.  Winston Salem, NC 27106   (336) 760-1121
Winston Classes
Boone Classes

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
 1/18  1:00     1/30   1:00      2/1  10:00      3/7   10:00    4/4    10:00

Class 1b: Basic Operation Basic stitches, utility functions, hemming
1/18   10:00      1/30   1:00     2/1  1:00      3/7   1:00      4/4   1:00

Class 2a:  Basic Operation Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers
 1/19  10:00       2/2  10:00       2/13    10:00         3/8  10:00     4/5   10:00

Class 2b:  Stitch Fun Functions, Memory, Alphabets
 1/19    1:00       2/2  1:00      2/13 1:00         3/8    1:00      4/5 1:00

Class 3a: Stitch Fun continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle
1/21  10:00         2/4  10:00       3/10   10:00            3/19    10:00          4/2   10:00        4/7   10:00

Class 3b:  Creative Options Set up, Personal Program, Directional Stitching (for 185-200-730)
 1/21  1:00       2/4    1:00        3/10    1:00        3/19      1:00        4/2 1:00       4/7 1:00

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)

1/22    1:00      2/5 10:00       3/11 1:00      4/8 10:00          4/30 10:00

Class Policy
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

Art Quilt By Melinda Bula
Enjoy a day of creating a Zinnia, Dogwood, Red Poppy (your choice) with a pattern designed by a nationally known art quilter—Melinda Bula. Class will include instruction on thread painting and finishing the quilt. The flowers are truly a work of art.  
March 15th    10:00-3:00
Teacher: Marilyn Wright      $50

Josehine's Knot
A wonderful quilt for the beginning quilter or a week-end project person. Simple, yet stunning pattern calls for strips and a basic palette of 3-4 colors. 
March 31st  10:00-4:00
Teacher: Marilyn Wright $50

Gypsy Wife
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

Oh Say Can You See
The arrangement of the red, white, and blue fabrics really does appear to make this flag look like it is blowing in the wind. Looks difficult, but it is actually easy. Great for any military person or any patriotic American.  
April 14th & 21st 10:00-3:00  
Teacher: Susan Briggs $55

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

English Paper Piecing
English Paper Piecing is a hand stitching technique using paper templates to stabilize fabric and ensure accuracy when piecing complex angles together. These small bites of fabric can create the most beautiful patterns and fabrics when layered together. In the class you will see some examples of projects done using this technique and practice using hexagons to make a Grandmother’s flower garden block. All you need is some fabric (great scrap buster), a needle, some thread, and scissors. Templates for the hexagons will be provided. 
April 26th    10:00-1:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $30

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.  
January 29th    10:00-4:00 Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50

Messenger Bag
Make this cute purse in one day!  Fun messenger bag full of pockets for organization in a small purse.
March 15th  10:00-3:00
Teacher: Elizabeth Pugh   10-4    $50
Bailey's Island Hobo Bag
Make either of the two sized bags in this fun and fast pattern in two days.  This tote is a good size for carrying sewing supplies to class and the smaller size is perfect for a purse and has many pockets.
April 11th  10:00-2:00  & April 13th  10:00-4:00
Teacher: Elizabeth Pugh   $60
Mystery Quilt/BOM 2016 
This is a throw sized quilt.  If you're looking for a quick and fun way to polish those quilting skills this is the one for you!  The mystery will be revealed at the end when you learn the way to set these pretty little blocks together.  It uses 9 different backgrounds, 8 easy blocks and about 6 yards of fabric.  You'll have no triangles to cut.  It's great for beginners and fun for experts too.  It will be held in about 9 different monthly sessions, and there is a $10 enrollment fee which will give you the pattern at the end.  
Tuesday, Jan. 5th, Mar. 8th, April 12th  5:30-8:30
Saturdays , Jan. 9th, Feb. 13th, Mar. 12th and April 9th   9:00   
Photo Art Quilt
Create an art quilt using a photo of your favorite person.  Class uncludes the printing and enlargement of your photo onto fabric for use in the quilt, along with instructions for creating the quilt.  
March 8th  10:00-4:00
Teacher: Marilyn Wright   $50
Jelly Roll Race
According to various posts on quilting websites, you can piece a quilt top using this technique in under an hour.  Let's see who can win the "race" and produce a beautiful quilt top at the same time.  A 40 strip jelly roll is supposed to yield a quilt top that is approximately 50"x64".  Bring your sewing machine (or rent one from the store), some thread, a jelly roll, and a pair of scissors and lets have some fun! 
Feb. 6th  10-?
Teacher: Patty Blanton     $25
Free-Motion Quilting with Ruler's and A Ruler Foot
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" Art 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 crosshatchiong 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.  
Jan. 28th    10:00-4:00
Teacher: Patty Blanton      $50
Portrait Quilts
In her book "How To Sew Art...the easy way!"  quilt artist Tammie Bowser describes a technique for using a photo and fabric to create a quilted fabric portrait.  With the purchase of the book, you get a free download for a software program that you can use for 10 days to create your pattern from a digital picture of the subject of your choice.  The first day we will talk about things to do to create the pattern and will also select fabric for the project based on the number of color levels you choose.  If you bring your laptop, we can play with the program and get the pattern generated.  On the second day, we will begin construction of the quilt using Tammie's method.  It's a fund project that I'm sure you will love!
Feb. 23rd  10:00-1:00 & Mar 21.  10:00-4:00
Teacher: Patty Blanton     $80
Window Pane Quilt
Turn a landscape quilt or a scenic panel into a special project by creating a window through which it can be viewed.   
April  22nd  10:00-4:00
Teacher: Marilyn Wright   $50
Beginning Quilting
This scss lead your 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.  It's a great introduction to quilting for those who want to get started, and will also help some 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.  
Thursday evenings, Feb. 25th, Mar. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st  5:30-8:30  OR'
Wednesdays, Feb. 24th, Mar. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th   1:00-4:00
Teacher: Becky Shippy   $90 
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 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!
March 17th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Patty Blanton    $50
Oh Deer
Oh, Deer! Using a patch work string piecing method, we will create a base of blocks which we will turn into a gorgeous stag.  Techniqes learned will be improve piecing, template tracing, using fusible stabilizer, and applique.  This finished wall hanging will measure approximately 40"x55". 
Feb. 18th & 25th    10:00-1:00
Teacher: Laura Heisler     $50
Disappearing Four Patch Class
This pattern looks complicated, but it's really easy!  You can make this project in any size, and the individual blocks can be made into lots of different dimensions.  There are hundreds of ways to change up the appearance of this block!  The sample in the shop uses a layer cake, but charm squares make darling little projects as well.  We'll have an all day class, and you'll probably get most of the blocks finished in that time.
March 5th  10:00-4:00
Teacher: Becky Shippy   $50
Beyond Hand Embroidery
Sue Spargo is one of my favorite designers!  This fancy bird Quilt is made ising wool, cotton and linen fabrics.  There are more hand embroidery stitches than you can imagine.  The best way to describe this class is "embellish, embellish, embellish!"  We will also be using bits of lace, rick rack, ribbons and other trims, some of these could be vintage.  Susan is doing the blocks slightly different from Sue....we are all busy with too many things to do, so we will be doing machine applique for the beginning of each block, the hand embroidery will be done around the top of the appliques.  You will need to bring your sewing machine.  Join Susan for another fun day of stitching!  The feathers are gonna fly!
March 4th & Apr. 18th  10:30-4:30
Teacher: Susan Edmonson     $55
Thread Art Painting
Spend a morning learning the artistic touches of thread painting.  Give your added bling with a simple free motion technique.  
March 21st    10:00-1:00
Teacher: Marilyn Wright      $25
National Treasures : 3 Mini Prayer Flags
Susan's newest creation is designed to encourage you to see nature in a new way!  Pay attention to details in the world, they are there for all of us to enjoy.  This first project is designed as a prayer glad or garland.  Each little flag piece is only about 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" in size.  This can be slightly different if you like, but keep them small as they will be more fun and easier to finish.  Incorporate as many techniques as you desire for each little piece of art.  You will learn many embroidery and embellishing technique in this class.  Join Susan for a really fun day of stitching.  
April 19th  10:30-4:30  
Teacher: Susan Edmonson   $55
Let's Get Organized!
The open wide zippered bag/pouch will be our first project to kick off our organization and style project of the month.  The Open Wide! Pouch pattern comes in three sizes that open wide for easy access to all your sewing supplies.  There's also an option for inner mesh pockets to help keep your items organized and easy to see.  
Feb. 11th  10:00-4:00
Teacher: Laura Heilser      $50
Kids Can Sew
Join the biggest kid at Sew Original (Peggy Cerchione) as she teaches your kids to sew.  Learn the basic skills of sewing while making pj pants, pillowcases, and other fun things!
Jan. 9th, Feb. 27th, Mar. 26th and April 23rd     10:00-3:00
Teacher: Peggy Shippy    $50
Lace Knitting
Learn lace knitting with this fun and easy shawl/scarf.  You will learn basic lace knitting stitches and techniques, how to knit from a graph, and how to do short rows, as well as the ins and outs of blocking. Basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch) preferred, but ambitious beginners are welcome too.  Pattern is provided. This scarf makes a great gift, but you may not want to part with it!
Jan. 14th  OR Mar. 2nd    10:00-4:00
Teacher: Anne Batherson       $50
Beginning Knitting
If you have always wanted to learn to knit, here is your chance!  Join us to learn all the in's and out's of knitting, including yarn selection, needle size, type and gauge, reading a pattern, casting on to begin the project, knit stitch, purl stitch, increasing and decreasing the stitches, as well as binding off the end project.  Bring some knitting needles and yarn and let's get started. 
Jan. 14th  OR Mar. 2nd    10:00-4:00
Teacher: Anne Batherson       $50
Knitted Cowl Scarf
If you know how to knit and purl but have been hesitant to try any pattern stitches, this might be the perfect winter project to get you started.  It's a simple pattern that can be easily adapted for different yarn types and needle sizes.  The sample in the store was made with only one skein of the beautiful alpca yarn and size 7 knitting needles. 
Jan. 8th       10:00-1:00
Teacher: Patty Blanton  
Knitted Baby Cardigan
This sweater design is suited for a beginner confident with the knit and pearly stitch.  But with enough interest to keep a more experienced knitter interested.  Using a worsted weight yarn, this sweater is quick to knit-excellent for last minute gifts.
Jan. 26th      10:00-4:00
Teacher: Laura Heisler    $50
Wrap Turned Scarf
This fabulous wrap turned scarf is the newest fashion must have!  It can be worn about 20 different ways and is Oh Sew easy to construct.  No seams, everything is done on the serger.  Bring your serger or rent one of ours for only $5.00
Jan. 14th  OR Mar. 2nd    10:00-4:00
Teacher: Anne Batherson       $50
Landscape Quilting
Learn some of the basic techniques in landscape quilting as we create a beautiful mountain scene from fabric.  There will not 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. 
Feb. 26th 10:00-4:00  $50
Teacher: Patty Blanton
Bernina Emb. Software Version 7
Intro and BEJ#1 are FREE! All other BEJ classes are $30.
TBA                               Into to Embroidyer 7
Jan. 6th  1:00-4:00        BEJ #1 Editing and Mirror Merge
Feb. 8th 9:30-12:30      BEJ#2a  Lettering
Feb. 8th  1:00-4:00       BEJ#2b  Monograms
Mar. 3  9:30-12:30        BEJ#3  Auto Digitizing
Mar. 3  1:00-4:00          BEJ#4  Magic Wand/Manual Digitizing
TBA                               BEJ#5 Photo Snap and Cross Stitch
TBA                               BEJ#6  Quilter

Software Inspiration
An excellent opportunity for ALL BERNINA Softeare owners - any level of the softeare =, any level of ability.  A different lesson each month.  This is a great way to become more familiar with the tools available in the softeare 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 laptop with Faye guiding you.  Class Fee for BOTH levels: $10, includes CD
January 23rd, Feb. 20th &April 16  10:00