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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 
5/6 10:005/8 10:006/5 10:007/3 10:008/7 10:00

Class 1b: Basic Operation Basic stitches, utility functions, hemming  
5/6 1:005/8 1:006/5 1:007/3 1:008/7 1:00

Class 2a: Basic Operation Buttonholes, Button Sew-On, Zippers 
5/9 10:006/3 10:006/3 10:006/6 10:007/6 10:008/8 10:00

Class 2b: Stitch Fun Functions, Memory, Alphabets 
5/9 1:006/3 1:006/3 1:006/6 1:007/6 1:008/8 1:00

Class 3a: Stitch Fun continued Free Motion, Bernina Stitch Regulator, Double Needle, Wing Needle 
5/11 10:006/8 10:007/1 10:008/10 10:00

Class 3b: Creative Options Set up, Personal Program, Directional Stitching (for 185-200-730)
5/11 1:006/8 1:007/1 1:008/10 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

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

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)

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!  

Software Inspiration
An excellent opportunity for ALL BERNINA Software  owners—any level of the software, any ability! A different lesson each month! This is a great way to become more familiar with tools available in the software and practical application/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: Attended the virtual presentation only
Level B: Attend the virtual presentation and then do
the software exercise on your laptop.
Class fee for both levels $10, includes CD.
5/13 6/17 & 8/12 10:30
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
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
8/30 10:00-4:00
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione
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 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
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
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
7/29 10:0-4:00
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione $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
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
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
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
Kids Can Sew Classes
Kids Can Sew—Homeschoolers
Join Peggy on Tuesday afternoons
from 3pm-5pm making lots of unique
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
Thursdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm
$60 per month (4 classes)
Teacher: Peggy Cerchione