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Classes & Events!! Classes & Events!! Greetings from the Voice behind the window, Happy New Year everyone! We sincerely hope the holidays were wonderful for you. If you’re like me, the holidays are fun and magical but hectic and I always look forward to the promises of a brand new year. 2018 is going to be a great year and we have so many exciting things happening in the shop and you don’t want to miss anything! Beverly and Theresa have an incredible series of garment classes designed to create a 10-piece wardrobe for you! Susan Edmonson has a whole lineup of classes on the schedule not to mention the fabulous Salem Stitchers Retreat in March. If you haven’t been on one of these retreats yet, you need to treat yourself! Kathleen Quirk-Keyser is starting another ByAnnie bag of the month program, Travel Handmade, and the bags look incredible! These are just a few of the fun things we have in store. Enclosed is a Class at a Glance listing for you to hang on your fridge so you don’t miss a thing! Happy Sewing!

Shirley and the Sew Original Staff

MACHINE MASTERY REMEMBER, we ask that you please take Machine Mastery #1 first. The other classes can then be taken in any order.

Machine Mastery #1: Introduction to Your Machine - Required before all other classes. Needles. Threads. Maintenance. Basic Stitching. Machine Mastery #2: Basic Operation: Basic Stitches, Utility Functions, Hemming Machine Mastery #3: Basic Operation continued: Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers Machine Mastery #4: Stitch Fun: Functions, Memory, Alphabets Machine Mastery #5: Stitch Fun continued: Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle Machine Mastery Embroidery Basics: Learn all about embroidery threads, needles, stabilizers, and hooping and what you can do with your new embroidery machine. You will learn how to manipulate and stitch out designs found within your machine. Please bring your machine, embroidery module and large oval hoop.

Mastery classes are provided to you when you purchase a new or used machine from Sew Original. You will need to purchase the appropriate Machine Mastery Kit for the machine you purchased.

New Machine Rental Guidelines It is always preferable that you bring your own machine to class. You know the functions of your machine best. Due to some recent challenges in class when students are sewing on unfamiliar machines, we are instituting the following changes.   We have one BERNINA 430 (5.5mm stitch width) and one BERNINA 450 (9mm stitch width) available to rent for $25 per class. You must pay for rental and reserve these machines in advance. At this time we do not have embroidery machines available for rental.

CLASS CANCELLATION & BAD WEATHER POLICIES 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 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. Refunds are available only when a student cancels at least 7 days prior to the class. NO Refund will be given if a student cancels within 6 days before class. In the event that Sew Original / teacher must cancel a class, students 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 the child & parent working together. Remember to turn off the ringer to your phone. If you answer your phone, please leave the classroom to answer your phone. Please arrive 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 shop. You may also create your own class. Get 4 or more friends together, contact us, and we will find a teacher and set aside a time for the class. This is also the season when we might have questionable weather. If the local school system is closed our classes for the day will be canceled or rescheduled. Please call the shop before coming to a class during bad weather. 

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 Hand Appliqué Group Therapy

Have an appliqué project that just isn’t going anywhere? Have a gorgeous appliqué pattern but afraid to start?  You know what they say, “it takes a long time to make a quilt you NEVER work on”!!!! Well, pack up your projects and let’s all work together.  A sit & appliqué group with the added bonus of having help and encouragement near-by. Maybe even learn  a new trick or two to add to your arsenal.

Time: 3rd Thursday of each month from 10am-12:30 (right before 3rd Thursday BOM)  Cost: FREE Teacher: Holly Alloway

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