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1542G Hwy 421s   Boone, NC 28607   (828)264-1049  seworiginalnc@bellsouth.net                                3358 Robinhood Rd.  Winston Salem, NC 27106   (336) 760-1121    seworiginal@bellsouth.net
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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
4/6 9:30 5/2 9:30 5/4 9:306/1 9:30
 Class 1b: Basic Operation Basic stitches, utility functions, hemming
 4/6 1:005/2 1:00 5/4 1:006/1 1:00
Class 2a: Basic Operation Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers
 4/7 9:305/5 9:306/3 9:30 6/13 9:30
Class 2b: Stitch Fun Functions, Memory, Alphabets
 4/7 1:005/5 1:006/3 1:00 6/13 1:00
Class 3a: Stitch Fun continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle
 4/9 9:30 4/11 9:305/7 9:306/4 9:30
Class 3b: Creative Options Set up, Personal Program, Directional Stitching (for 185-200-730)
 4/9 1:00 4/11 9:305/7 1:006/4 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 
4/10 9:30     5/8 9:30      6/5 9:30

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)
4/10 1:00     5/8 1:00     6/5 1:00






Bernina Embroidery Journey Classes
Bernina Emb. Software Version 7 
Intro and BEJ#1 are FREE!!  
All other BEJ classes are $30.00 
Intro 4/8 1:00-4:00
#1 Editing 4/21 9:30-12:30  
#2a Lettering 4/29 1:00-4:00
#2b Monograms 5/22 5:30-8:30
#3 Auto Digitizing 5/22 1:00-4:00
#4 Manual Digitizing 6/11 5:30-8:00
#6 Quilter 6/17 9:30-12:30





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 
​Saturdays, April 18th 11-2 , May 16th 11:00-2:00 and June 20th 10:00-1:00



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)


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.  
 Saturdays, 4/11 5/9 6/13 
  Teacher: Becky Shippy

​NEW Graceful Garden’s BOM will begin on Tuesday, May 12th, 26th, June 9th & 23rd….and continuing 2 Tuesdays a month through October. This will give our snowbird friends a chance to complete a 12 month quilt in 6 months!! Join Becky at 4:00 on these dates and if you are interested in completing your blocks, stay for her Tuesday night 15/15 class!
  $40 (includes book & all Graceful Gardens DVD classes)


​It’s Quillow Time!!
The idea is to make a simple quilt that has a little pouch that folds into a pillow! Voila! You can do as much detail as you want on the pillow top-patchwork, applique, pieced, or a square panel or contrasting fabric. We can strap it so kids can carry it for sleep overs, take it on picnics or just use it in the car. It’s easy to make and fun to have. 
June 27th 10:00-2:00 $30
Teacher: Patricia Cone

​Jacket Class
Join in the fun making a rayon batik jacket. Use either the Sewing Workshop Valencia Jacket or the A Little Somethin’ jacket pattern either way you will be ‘stylin’.  
June 18th 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione

​Skirt/Pants Class
Let us see if we can make a pair of pants that “fit” instead of having a fit that they don’t… The Kwik Sew skirt looks great on everyone and is fun to make. 
June 15th 10-4 Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50

​Scarf Day! 
You don’t have to knit to make a scarf, in fact it is more fun to make it by machine!
April 15th 1:00-4:00 $30
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione

15 \ 15
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! 
Tuesday nights 5:30-8:30
Teacher: Becky Shippy $15

Tuffet
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 begin 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 ½" strips, 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
Call the store if interested in this class and we will discuss time/date. 

Flower Doodles
Let’s play with Wax Pastels & Inktense Pencils while we create a water color painting on fabric. This is a very easy fun way to paint on fabric. As a bonus you will perfect your machine quilting skills and create a beautiful little quilted wall hanging. Don’t worry about having to know how to draw, Susan will have a pattern you can trace to make this a really easy process, and yes you can be an artist! Along with drawing and simple painting there will be lots of focus on color. Of course, there will be lots of embellishing techniques for a perfect piece. We will be doing some free motion embroidery, beading, hand embroidery and some unique applique techniques. The finish will be done with the wacky log cabin piecing for a fun border, and several unique binding techniques to choose from. You can’t make just one!!
April 1st 10:30-4:00 Teacher: Susan Edmonson $50

Strips and Strings Quilts
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.  
May 11th & 18th 10:00-1:00 $50
Teacher: Becky Shippy  

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.  
May 14th & 21st 10:00-2:00  
Teacher: Susan Briggs $50

In The Hoop Travel Pouch 
This is a project is a blend of a zippered pouch and a tissue holder all in one. It is stitched completely in the hoop on your embroidery machine. One side holds your tissue while the other side can hold your lipstick, cough drops, and more. This would be a great gift idea.  
April 24th 10:00-2:00
Teacher: Faye Williams  
$20 (includes the design)

Twister
Twist into a little fun with the new twister illusion design. Pattern uses any three sizes of twister templates. Make a throw, baby quilt or large bed quilt. 
May 15th 10:00—4:00 $50 
Teacher: Marilyn Wright

​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.  
April 29th 10:00-4:00 $50 
Teacher: Patty Blanton


​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. 
May 20th 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Patty Blanton 

​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!
April 22nd 10:00-4:00 $50 Teacher: Patty Blanton

Thread Painting
Embellish your landscape creation or any picture panel with thread. Sew value and interest into your project. More fun than crayons!  
  May 28th 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Marilyn Wright

Beginning Smocking
Learn the basic smocking stitches on a sample and then you will be ready to create gorgeous heirloom creations.
April 8th & 15th 10:00-1:00  
Teacher: Melinda Rose $40

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.
June 16th 10:00-2:00 $30 Teacher: Peggy Cerchione    

Mystery Quilt Class
This is a fun and easy two color project which will build your piecing skills. If you are a beginner, or a more experienced quilter who just wants to kick it up a notch, this is the class for you! We’ll be working in three segments, on three separate days, with a separate task in each. At the end we’ll have a pretty project to show off. You may make a small, or a larger project, so just ask Becky or anyone at the shop and we’ll tailor the class you what you want. (It’s also a good way to use up some of those scraps that we all seem to accumulate.)
May 13, 27 June 10 10:00-2:00 Teacher: Becky Shippy $60

​Kids Can Sew
Make a tee-shirt dress that is ‘one of a kind’.  
May 9th 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione  

Kids Can Sew
What’s your bag? Let us make one that’s just right for you!
June 6th 10:00-4:00 $50
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione    

Kids Can Sew 
We will make Pj’s and decorate a tee-shirt to match. Kids will learn how to read a pattern as well as cut and sew. 
April 25th 10:00-4:00 $50

Kids Camp 
An ‘Animal Quilt’ and pj’s to match, how fun is that?
June 22nd-25th 10:00-3:00 $200 (includes supplies)
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione    


Double-Pointed Dresden
Double points put a contemporary spin on this long time favorite and eliminate the need for the traditional appliqued circle in the center of each circle! Learn tips for speedily turning the wedge points with the Prairie Pointer Tool. Points are 3-dimensional and design possibilities are endless. 
June 19th 10:00-4:00 $50 Carrie Agans


Blouse
Join Peggy to make a fun and simple blouse, that will be sure to compliment your summer wardrobe.  
April 23rd 10:00-4:00  
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50