Sew Original

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

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

Class 2a: Basic Operation Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers  5/9 10:00 6/3 10:00 6/3 10:00 6/6 10:00 7/6 10:00 8/8 10:00

Class 2b: Stitch Fun Functions, Memory, Alphabets 5/9 1:00 6/3 1:00 6/3 1:00 6/6 1:00 7/6 1:00 8/8 1:00

Class 3a: Stitch Fun continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle  5/11 10:00 6/8 10:00 7/1 10:00 8/10 10:00

Class 3b: Creative Options Set up, Personal Program, Directional Stitching (for 185-200-730) 5/11 1:00 6/8 1:00 7/1 1:00 8/10 1:00

Embroidery 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   Class 2: Embroidery Basics (for Embroidery Machines Only) Using your Embroidery Machine 

MMEmb #1  5/12 10:00    6/9 10:00    7/7 10:00    8/5 10:00    8/11 10:00 MMEmb #2  5/12 1:00     6/9 1:00     7/7 1:00     8/5 1:00    8/11 1:00

SERGER MASTERY Beginning Serger 5/24  10:00-3:00  Advanced Serger  5/31 10:00-3:00

Book of the Month

Each month one of our fabulous staff will share one of their favorite books. They will have a sample from the book and possibly teach class. The featured book will be 20% OFF for that month!  

Free Motion Feathers and Beyond This class will take your free motion quilting to the next level as you learn to quilt various feather designs. Begin with a basic “bump back” feather and learn to add fills and frills. Learn to do border fills as well as background fills. Modify them to create ferns, leaves, and holly shapes. 8/9 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

Whole Cloth Design A whole cloth quilt is the place for your quilting skills to shine. In this 2 day class, you will learn to use stencils to create the designs, mark the designs on the single piece of fabric, choose the threads and batting that will enhance your design, quilt the designs, and embellish, block and finish the piece. Some experience with free motion quilting is required. 8/23 & 24 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $90 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 is actually easy. Great for any military person or any patriotic American. 8/18 & 8/ 25 10:00-3:00 Teacher: Susan Briggs $55

Rare Bear Day Join Peggy to make a bear to donate for a child with a rare disease. 8/30 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Peggy Cerchione Beginning Quilting 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. It’s 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. August 14th, 21st & 28th (Continues 3 weeks in Sept) 10:00-1:00 $90 Bernina Embroidery Software Version 7 Intro to Embroidery  7 5/26 9:30 BEJ#1   Eating and Mirror Merge 5/26 1:30 BEJ#2a  Lettering 6/16 9:30 BEJ#2b  Monograms 7/21 9:30 BEJ#3    Auto Digitizing 8/3 9:30 BEJ#4   Magic Wand/Manual 8/17 9:30 BEJ#5   Photo Snap and Cross Stitch 5/22 9:30 BEJ#6   Quilter 6/26 9:30 Beginning Free Motion Quilting The only way to improve your free motion quilting skills is to practice. We will be making 12” 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 designs, learn to stipple, practice making pebbles and lots more. Gain the confidence you need to finish those beautiful pieced tops yourself. May 20th 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

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—Call by Tuesday morning to sign up for that nights class

Ruler Work 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” Arc 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 crosshatching 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 Sample 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? 5/17 OR 7/8 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $50 Sew Together Bag Conquer zippers! Join us for a day of having fun and making a useful bag to store your sewing supplies for classes or carry your make-up while traveling. We will sew in three zippered pockets and have options such as pincushion and/or needle landing to make your bag uniquely yours. 5/19 10:0-4:00 Teacher: Laura Heisler $50 Mother/Daughter Apron Class Join Peggy to make adorable matching aprons. Fun and easy! 7/29 10:0-4:00 Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $50 Introduction to Thread Painting Explore the basics of thread painting which you can use with any project. You will learn about the different methods of thread painting and practice the techniques. Different colors of thread and a machine will be needed for the class. 7/12 10:00-1:00 Teacher: Marilyn Wright $35 includes the kit

Thread Painting A full day class. You will learn more in-depth process of painting with thread. This class will require a printed picture on fabric (use your computer) and 8-10 colors of 50wt thread to match the picture. The results truly resemble a painted picture. 7/15 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Marilyn Wright $50

BOM—New Name, “The Quilt Club” Join this group of ladies on the second Saturday of each month. Create one or both of the Blocks of the Month. Samples are in the store. Bring “show and tell” and join us for a great time. 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00am

Beginning Smocking In this class you will learn the basic smocking stitches. We will work on a sampler and by the end of class you will be ready to start on an adorable smocked dress. June 22nd & 29th 10:00-1:00 Teacher: Melinda Rose $40

The Sewing Room Enjoy a day of lecture, demonstration and sewing. Make projects that will be sure to complete your sewing room, that will leave you inspired to create. Co-instructors Michelle Rose and Vanessa Clark will demonstrate the Cameo Silhouette, different techniques of applique and many other helpful hints. Purchase the sewing room mini quilt for $34.99. You start your mini quilt and bring it to class for help on free motion quilting. Or maybe, you are totally new to sewing and need help from start to finish. The morning will be devoted to lecture on the project from start to finish, then break for lunch, followed by supervision of the instructors. As always take advantage of the wonderful discounts for attending class. If you are unable to attend class you can still purchase the sewing room kit to make it own your own. A great value and super fun project. June 27th 10:00-3:00 Teacher: Vanessa & Michelle $25

Combing Free Motion Quilting and Ruler Work If you have learned free motion quilting and have used a ruler foot and rulers to create specific shapes, this class will help you put the two together to create beautiful quilting for your next project. You will learn to mark designs on your quilt, use the rulers to define the space and then fill the space with free motion designs. 6/30 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

Row by Row Join us to create the Row By Row Sew Original shop design called “On The Go In The High Country”. You may purchase a kit of fabric and laser cut fusible applique pieces for the figures or you my just want the pattern and use your own fabric. Make this design a stand alone wall quilt by adding a border or combine it with other Row By Row designs to create a full quilt. 7/1 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

Stupendous Stitching Create a unique piece of art using the decorative stitches and colorful threads, couching yarn to create various shapes, adding hand embroidered stitches and free motion quilting, and embellishing with beads and buttons. The finished piece will be stretched over stretcher bars or canvas to allow for displaying and hanging the piece. 7/5 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $50 Window Pane Panel - Tropical Sunset Use a panel of your choice (or purchase one from the store) and create a quilt that gives the illusion of seeing beautiful tropical sunset through a window. 5/10 10:00-1:00 Teacher: Marilyn Wright $35

Stained Glass String Quilt Like to make string quilts? Like the look of stained glass? Like to play with color? Or maybe you’d like to learn more about doing all three of these. If that’s you, come to this easy class. We’ll make color controlled string blocks, and then cut and frame them with black and white to make a wonderfully complex looking, but easy quilt. July 19th 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Becky Shippy $50

Cross Body Bags Make an entire bag in the hoop of your embroidery machine (except for the strap). This is quick and easy. This design is for machines with larger hoops. Bring your machine or if you don’t have a larger machine you may use one of ours, but you will need to sign up early, machines are limited. 8/26 10:00-2:00 Teacher: Colleen Murray $30

Sew Original’s Mulberry Lane Club Ready to make a beautiful Holiday quilt? “Mulberry Lane” by Cherry Blossom is the perfect applique quilt. Cherry Guidry, who shared her applique tips at the March retreat has designed a quilt filled with Christmas trees, Snowman and Houses. The club will start in July and run for 5 months. Club operates via email and does not require class attendance, though we will have a day for sewing! Fee includes pattern and all fabrics including binding. Options include Backing and mailing fees for those out of town. Cost is $39.99 for 5 months. Please sign up prior to June 1st to guarantee we have enough fabric. 

The Christmas Quilt Get ahead start for the holidays “The Gingham Star Quilt”. Learn just one block and you have this quilt down in record breaking time. This quilt is glorious in a variety fabrics. You will love making this quilt. 8/16 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Vanessa Clark $50

Landscape Design Do you have a picture of a favorite landscape scene that you would like to recreate in fabric? In this class, you will learn to make a pattern from your picture and select fabrics to use to make your scene. You will learn to construct the wall hanging as well as techniques to enhance the designs using thread painting and freemotion quilting and shading and highlighting using fabric crayons and/or paints. 8/4 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patty Blanton $50

?Giant Dahlia What color Dahlia quilt would you like hanging on your wall? You can use multiple colors or blends of one color. There are many possibilities. We will use Marti Mitchell templates to cut perfect pieces. So there is an option to use the Giant Dahlia 54” diameter quilt templates or the Not So Giant Dahlia 36” diameter templates. First class we will talk about the overall process, make our plan and begin cutting out our quilt. (Maybe some fussy cutting). Second class we will be sewing the center together and sewing the pieces to make our curved strips. The last class we will learn to piece the pieced curves together. It’s a delightful quilt to see come together so we will have some fun! If we decide to add a class for finishing, we can. 7/14 7/28 & 8/19 10:00-4:00 Teacher: Patricia Cone $75 Kids Can Sew Classes Kids Can Sew—Homeschoolers Join Peggy on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm-5pm making lots of unique creations Tuesdays, 3-5pm $60 per month (4 classes) Teacher: Peggy Cerchione

?Kids Can Sew—Afterschoolers Join Peggy on Thursday afternoons from 4pm-6pm making lots of unique creations Thursdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm $60 per month (4 classes) Teacher: Peggy Cerchione

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)

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