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Classes & Events!! Classes & Events!!

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.

What is Birdie's Sewing Club?   A chance to sew for little ones--children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or any little one that has stolen your heart. Bring your project and your machine and join us. Not a class, but a chance to share ideas and hints and motivation. We will meet the  4th Thursday of each month . We will be sew happy to see you there! Birdie's Sewing Club

Save the Date!

Friday, October 6 & December 1 5pm - 9/10pm

Customer Fun Night Sew In What to Bring: Sewing project, machine, etc.   Heavy snack or covered dish to share And let’s sit and sew until the wee hours of the evening!

COST: FREE

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 Greetings from the Voice behind the window,

There’s finally a little nip in the air and we can tell fall weather is coming and with it comes a ton of fun happenings in the shop! We have Quilt! Carolina Shop Hop coming up in October and well as Bernina’s Super Duper Saturday. We have our annual Holiday Quilt Retreat at Brookstown coming in November and if you haven’t experienced one of these retreats, it is a fabulous gift to yourself. Imagine a whole weekend to sew and get pampered and spoiled in the process!   Terri and Cyndy have been surveying customers to see what type of classes you want and how you want us to communicate. As a result, you’ll see some of those classes offered this “semester”. AND, we have joined Instagram so be sure to follow us there and on facebook! Also, if you haven’t been in the shop, you need to come in and see all the awesome changes. The shop looks wonderful! Everyone has been working so hard so come check it out!

Shirley and the Sew Original Staff

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

SEW CONFIDENT CLUB 

This monthly club focuses on the garment patterns from Linda Lee’s Sewing Workshop collection. Each month we view Linda’s tutorial where she shares her sewing techniques and style ideas with us. We have show and tell of our own work and share questions and knowledge. If you’d like to get back to sewing garments, this club is for you. Membership is $99/year, which includes a USB for the monthly tutorials and all the meetings. Non-members monthly attendance is $20/month. Non-members do not receive the USB, but that month’s tutorial will be emailed to you as a pdf.  Sew Confident will be led by Beverly Disher and Theresa Reid. Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 10am-3pm

Upcoming Classes

Pillowcase workshops Debbie Voigt will be hosting a monthly pillowcase workshop to create cheerful pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer). The pillowcases we make will be delivered to kids fighting cancer at Brenner's Children's Hospital and at Ronald McDonald House. In September, Ryan's Case for Smiles delivered the ceremonial millionth pillowcase to children in hospitals across the country. Fabric will be provided by the shop so all you need to bring is your machine and basic sewing supplies.  Don't worry if you don't know how to make a pillowcase! Debbie will show you!  Wednesday, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Panache Tote Make a lined quilted tote bag of several complimentary fabrics. The bag has strong handles and can be used by  young and old alike. Quilting can be free motion or walking foot. The pattern was designed by the teacher and all  skill levels are welcome.  Wednesday September 27, 10 am-1 pm  Cost: $30 Teacher: Ann Ellis

Playful Petal Using one simple petal shape, you’ll learn to machine appliqué. You don’t  have to worry about the hassle of reverse templates, seam allowances or  complicated construction methods. You may chose to make a pillow or  start a quilt using a year round leaf pattern or make it a Christmas project  using a holly leaf pattern (provided in class). Simple hand quilting will be  discussed.   Friday, September 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm, COST: $35,  Teacher: Muriel Riggs

Machine Quilting Techniques Take the stress out of machine quilting by learning the tricks to make it easier. You will learn many techniques for free-motion quilting, from stippling to flowers, words & feathers. There will also be instructions for using the walking foot. This class is going to focus on Doodle Quilting that is sew much fun! Susan will have patterns for you to trace for the thread sketching we will be doing. So bring your 18” x 22” “quilt sandwiches” & come play & draw with your sewing machine! It will be a fun day of learning!  Tuesday, October 3, 10:30am - 3:30pm, COST: $55, Teacher: Susan Edmonson

Panel Attic Window Back by demand! Turn all those wonderful panels into scenes from a window! Laura will show you how to do the  math to properly cut your panel into pieces to fit in an attic window block.   Saturday, October 7 OR November 11,  10:00am - 2:00pm, COST: $25, Teacher: Laura Patridge  

Free Motion Quilt Sketchbook  Join us to learn various free motion quilting designs, techniques and tips. During class you will make a quilted  sketchbook sampler.   Saturday, October 14, 10am-2pm Teacher: Muriel Riggs COST: $35 

Cookie Cutter Starburst Table Runner Join in to make a bold graphic star table runner with three fabrics. Pattern works well with batiks or could be made  with Christmas fabrics. Sized at 48" x 18". In class we will piece and begin to quilt as time allows.  Monday  October 16 1 pm - 4 pm Cost: $30 Teacher: Ann Ellis

Very Versatile Jacke Purchase the Louise Cutting pattern called Snap To It. This versatile, asymmetrical top can be a blouse, a unique  jacket or a vest. With simple modifications this pattern can be a wardrobe staple. Class size is limited to 10  students so sign up early!   Monday, October 23, 1:00-4:00 and Tuesday, October 24, 10:00-4:00, Cost $60.00,  Beverly Disher and Theresa Reid

Ruler Work Come join us for 2 days and learn how to use Bernina’s quilting rulers designed for use with your domestic  machine. We will use Amanda Murphy’s pre-stamped table runner that was created to learn ruler work.  Friday, November 10 & 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm, COST: $60 Teachers: Muriel Riggs and Judi Low

Endless Embroidery This class will focus on many many stitches!! It's a BOM beginning with basic embroidery then quickly moving  onto 3-dimensional stitches or stump-work! Each month we will work on a group of similar type stitches. Join  Susan for a fun adventure into needlework! These pieces can be made into a fabric reference book when  finished.   Tuesday, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, 10:30am - 12:30pm, COST: Call the shop  for details Teacher: Susan Edmonson

Nest! Think like a bird and make a little nest with eggs!! This 3-d nest works with texture to add dimension to  other pieces you may want to play with. This was a Quilting Arts TV segment Susan did on the 1800  series.  Tuesday, December 5, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, COST: Call the shop for details Teacher: Susan  Edmonson

Shattered Dresden This quilt is a modern update of the classic Dresden Plate. It can be done in traditional prints and solids  or go bold for the modern look. Try two bold prints and a coordinating solid for something different.  There are only three different blocks and two borders in the quilt that finishes at 60" x 60". The class  will make at least one of each block and hopefully many more for the quilt. It looks challenging but is  actually very easy. If you've made a Dresden Plate or if this is your first, you will enjoy this fresh, new  look to an traditional block.  Tuesday, December 5, 10:30am - 3:30pm, COST: $45, Teacher: Roberta  Upton

Paper Piecing Learn the basics of paper piecing by creating this little mountain range.  By the end of class, you’ll have the skills to tackle any foundation  pieced project!   Thursday, December 14, 10:00am-2:00pm, COST:  $25, Teacher: Lisa Alley

?Quilt Binding Class Need some tips on making that perfect binding? We’ll provide you with a little project we will bind in class including how to smoothly close your binding.  Tuesday, December 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Cost: $35 includes kit, Teacher: Lisa Alley

Bernina Block Party Sew Along Nina McVeigh, Bernina Educator extraordinaire, has designed this wonderful quilt using Allison Glass’ 2017 Sun Prints. Starting in August, we’re going to offer it as a monthly Sew Along! Every month, we will construct a block in class. Once we have all the blocks completed, we’ll have a sew-in to complete the top. This will be a great class for beginners and for folks that just want to fit this quilt into their busy schedules. We’ll cover all sorts of tips and tricks along the way.  

We will have kits for the quilt and the cost of the Sew Along is included in the kit cost. 

Second Thursday of each month until we’re finished starting October 10 5:30pm - 8:00pm COST: $150 includes kit and class (13-14 classes) Teacher: Lisa Alley

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