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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
7/6 10:008/3 10:009/5 10:009/8 10:00

Class 1b: Basic Operation Basic stitches, utility functions, hemming
7/6 1:008/3 1:009/5 1:009/8 1:00

Class 2a:  Basic Operation Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers
7/8 10:008/4 10:009/9 10:00

Class 2b:  Stitch Fun Functions, Memory, Alphabets
7/8 1:008/4 1:009/9 1:00

Class 3a: Stitch Fun continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle
7/9 10:007/11 10:008/6 10:009/10 10:00

Class 3b:  Creative Options Set up, Personal Program, Directional Stitching (for 185-200-730)
7/9 1:007/11 1:008/6 1:009/10 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 
7/10 10:00        8/1 10:00           9/11 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)
7/10 10:00         8/1 10:00        9/11 10:00

​Serger Mastery 
July 7th 10:00 

Bernina Embroidery Journey Classes
Bernina Emb. Software Version 7 
Intro and BEJ#1 are FREE!!  
All other BEJ classes are $30.00 

Intro to Embroidery 7      7/1 9:30
BEJ#1 Editing and Mirror Merge   7/1 1:00
BEJ#2a Lettering 7/27 1:00
BEJ#2b Monograms  8/10 9:30
BEJ#3 Auto Digitizing   8/11 9:30
BEJ#4 Magic Wand /Manual Digitizing   8/11 1:00
BEJ#5 Photo Snap and Cross Stitch  
BEJ#6 Quilter   9/1 9:30

Software Sampler   
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 
Saturday, August 22nd 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)

Hatched In Africa
We are again excited to host Santi from Hatched in Africa. Her designs are unbelievable!! A fabulous variety of gorgeous high quality designs– florals, monograms, heirlooms, etc.  
Tuesday, September 22nd 11:00
$15 includes a CD of unique designs and lunch! Sign up soon, space is limited. 

Block of the Month  
Our popular Block of the Month is continuing...It is not to late to get in on this class!! We are doing Kaye England’s “Graceful Garden” . This is a traditional quilt, and fun for quilters of all levels of experience. You can combine embroidery, if you choose. 
July 11th, August 8th,  & September 12th    9:00
  Teacher: Becky Shippy

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.  
July 10th & 24th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Kathleen Quirk Keyser $80 + kit

Reva’s Little Old Flower Ladies
Come have a fun day, lunch included, and learn a new technique creating one of Reva Stewart’s little old flower ladies. We will create “Granny Sweet Pea” with her dog and cat. The remaining 8 patterns will be available for purchase.   
September 14th 10:00-4:00  
Teacher: Marilyn Wright $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 the project. Bring some knitting needles and yarn and let’s get started! 
July 28th 10:00-12:00  
Teacher: Patty Blanton $15

Fiber Scarves
Join Peggy to make this perfect accessory to your wardrobe. Class is free. Bring your own fibers or purchase a kit from Sew Original.  
July 29th 1:00-4:00  
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50

Mini Professional Tote
The mini professional tote has all the same great features of the original Professional Tote but in a smaller package. The Mini Professional Tote has 10 pockets, including a padded free standing zipper pocket in the lining to hold your tablet. On the outside there are two patch pockets, a zipper pocket to hold things secure, and two pleated side pockets that will hold a bottle of water, umbrella, or sunglasses. Inside the tote, along with the tablet zipper pocket, there is another zipper pocket sewn into the lining, a gathered pocket and 2 patch pockets. This tote is perfect for a busy, active woman for everyday use or travel.  
August 28th & 29th 10:00-4:00 
Teacher: Elizabeth Pugh $65

Art Quilt by Melinda Bula
Enjoy a day of creating a zinnia or dogwood (your choice) by nationally known art quilter Melinda Bula. Class will include instructions on thread painting and finishing the quilt. The flowers are truly a work of art.  
September 25th 10:00-4:00  
Teacher: Marilyn Wright $50

Woven Farbic Basket
Designer Terry Atkinson recently posted on her blog instructions for making a woven fabric basket using 2 1/2 “ fabric strips from a Jelly Roll or Bali Pop. In this class we will be weaving the basket and looking at the finishing techniques. From one Bali pop you can make 4 baskets. It takes 10 WOF 2 1/2” strips to make one basket. Come to class with the strips prepared for weaving and leave with a finished basket. See Terry’s tutorial at for instructions on preparing the strips. 
July 30th 10:00-1:00  
Teacher: Patty Blanton $25

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. 
July 31st 10:00-1:00 
  Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

Sew Vintage Wallhanging
Lunch Box Quilts has designed the perfect wallhanging to adorn our sewing room! Join Vanessa to create this embroidered/appliqued fun project.   
August 26th 10:00-4:00 
  Teacher: Vanessa Clark $50

Straight Line Quilting Sampler Pillow
From the Experience pages of the Bernina website comes a pattern and instructions for a beautiful sampler pillow we will make in this class. See the many ways you can quilt using simple straight lines and some of the decorative stitches from your machine. There is a sample of the pillow in the Boone shop. 
August 25th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

Bohemian Rhapsody 
Join Faye as you learn to work with the Bohemian Rhapsody embroidery design in the Version 7 software. We will learn to use many of the tools in the software to end up with some beautiful quilt blocks. These designs are applique as well as some outline designs. The class will cost &=$70 for the 2 day class. You will also need the Bohemian Phapsody embroidery designs and Version 7 software. 
September 17th & 18th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Faye Williams $70

Join Peggy for a fun day of creating the perfect handbag.  
August 18th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50

​Kids Camp
So you want to learn to sew? Join Peggy to learn how to read a pattern, use a rotary cutter, make a straight seam… These are the basics you will need to get you started in the world of sewing….and make your very own Quilt!!
Monday-Thursday July 13th-16th 10:00-3:00 
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $200 (includes supplies)

Kids Can Sew
Your child will learn all the basics to be a great sewist, and have sew much fun with Peggy. She has some great projects planned!
July 25th & August 15th 10:00-4:00 
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50 (includes supplies)

Sit n’ Sew
Join us every Thursday
from 10:00-1:00.  
We will enjoy seeing what others 
are doing and sharing!! FREE!

Car Seat Canopy
Protect your little one from the elements (winds, sun, sneezes) or provide cover for nap time by making a canopy for babies car seat. This canopy will attach to the infant car seat handle by Velcro and creates a tent over baby. When not needed you can flip the cover back or detach (or use as a nursing cover). Make for your own little one or for the next baby shower. Great beginning sewing project. 
July 22nd 10:00-12:00 
  Teacher: Laura Heisler      $15

By The Sea
There is something magical about living by the waters edge. Looking out toward an expansive sky and beautiful cool blue waves and having warm sand at my feet fills me with peace. This stunning seascape is designed by Karen Eckmeier. All it takes to capture the essence of the shore is to cut free form curves in fabric and layer the stripes.  
July 17th 10:00-4:00  
Teacher: Patty Blanton        $50

Paper Piecing 1
If you’ve always wanted to make those perfect points, then it’s time to learn the technique of Paper Piecing. This easy and quick method will have you looking for the many patterns available to make wonderful projects quickly and very precisely. We will be making a simple heart block which you can use for a small wall piece, a potholder, or combined to make a quilt. Becky Shippy will lead you through, so come and have a ball. Helpful but not necessary are books or videos by Carol Doak or Alex Anderson, available at the shop.  
August 14th 10:00-1:00 
Teacher: Becky Shippy $30

Paper Piecing 2
This class continues Becky’s PP1 class, and can easily be done on the same day. We’ll be making an easy star block with this one. You will learn how to make larger paper piecing projects by sewing the individual paper pieced sections together. You can then make blocks such as this star or even larger wall hangings. You’ll also learn to think about your other quilting projects to see if Paper Piecing can make any block easier or faster. We always have a great time in these classes, so come and add to your quilting knowledge.  
August 21st 10:00-1:00  
Teacher: Becky Shippy $30

T Shirt Quilt
A tee shirt quilt is as good as a memory book!! Take your favorite tee shirts from school or sports activites, concerts or vacation travels and have a great quilt plus a conversation piece on the back of your couch.
August 20th & 27th 2:00-5:00
Teacher: Elizabeth Pugh $50

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.  
August 13th & 20th 10:00-2:00 
Teacher: Susan Briggs $50 

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 batting 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.  
August 12th 10:00-4:00 
  Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

Arcadia Avenue
Make a bold statement with this fun colorful paper pieced quilt., We will be making two sections of the first block in the first class (the rest of the sections you will finish at home) and then we will put the block together in the second class. After you learn to do one block, the rest are a snap to do on your own. When everyone finished their blocks we will get together to construct them into the quilt top. These blocks also make great pillows to use on a couch.  
August 8th 11:00-1:00 
  Teacher: Elizabeth Pugh $30

Strips and Strings Quilt
Piecing together strips of left over fabric in order to make something larger and more useful is a very old technique indeed. It is, in fact, one of the most traditional ways to support fabric that may, or may not, be cut with the grain. This is the technique class, rather than a project class. You can make quilts for a bed, but something smaller like a throw, a wallhanging, or even a placemat would work just as well. So plan on coming and learning a great way to use up all those scraps that are too pretty to throw away, and too small to make something by themselves. Choose two colors, light and dark, red and white, blue and tan, or any combination you like and we’ll make it beautiful.  
August 19th 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Becky Shippy $50

Beginning 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!
Every Tuesday night 5:30-8:30 (Please let us know if you are coming)
Teacher: Becky Shippy $15 

Bobbin The Robin
Meet Bobbin the Robin! It is the mascot for the International Row by Row Experience. This fun, simple class is FREE if you purchased the pattern at Sew Original. 
July 20th 1:00-4:00  
FREE w/ pattern purchase
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione