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"Our Sew Original family is like a patchwork quilt With kindness gently sewn Each piece is an original With beauty all its own, with threads of warmth and happiness it's lightly stitched together to last in love throughout the years our family is forever."
1542G Hwy 421s Boone, NC 28607 (828)264-1049 firstname.lastname@example.org 3358 Robinhood Rd. Winston Salem, NC 27106 (336) 760-1121 email@example.com
Greetings from the Voice behind the window,
I don’t know about the rest of you but I am so glad spring appears to finally be here to stay! We have so many wonderful things in store for the summer including guest teachers bringing incredible, unique classes. Jeannie has two exciting kids camps planned plus Row by Row is cranking up again! Holly and Laura both have new Block of the Month classes starting this summer. Enclosed is a Class at a Glance listing for you to hang on your fridge so you don’t miss a thing!
Shirley and the Sew Original Staff
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.
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.
May 12, June 9, Jly 14, August 11, 10:00am - 3:00pm
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.
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: FREETeacher: Holly Alloway
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 last Thursday of each month. We will be sew happy to see you there!
Birdie's Sewing Club