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It is necessary to pre-register for all classes. 

Payment is due upon registration. When you register, please request a supply list for your class. Supplies are not included in class fees unless otherwise stated. Students receive a 15% discount on class supplies purchased here. We make a commitment

to our teachers one week prior to class time. Therefore, no refunds will be made after that time.

If you have not paid for the class, you will be counted as a non-enrollment. In the event class is cancelled

by the teacher, low enrollment or inclement weather (we follow Henrico County school closings), students who are registered and paid will receive a refund, store credit or may apply fees to another class. To prevent cancellations due to low enrollment, you are encouraged to register early.

 


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  • For New Owners & All Levels of Sewers

Spend an hour or so with us demonstrating and teaching sewing, quilting, embroidery & serger techniques! Inspirational learning at it's best!  Detailed instructional techniques will be shown with sewing, accessories, embroidery, serger, quilting and more!  All you need to bring is your pen and notebook!   Free Class, demo only.

 


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  • Tuesday, June 13, June 27th
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Cost: $25.00

Pieced and quilted all on the serger! We will take a week between classes to complete all of our serging. This reversible quilt-as-you-serge lap quilt finishes in no time! And with a wave stitch or 3-thread edge finish, you can even create binding and be completely serger finished! Great way to create baby quilts, gifts & charity projects fast and easy!  

 


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  • Monday, June 26
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Cost: $15.00

The pincushion thread catcher that Meg redesigned is my sewing table's best friend. I'm a big fan of things that are both clever and cute. A pincushion thread catcher is basically a weighted pincushion on topthat anchors your own little trashcan for stray threads and empty thread spools that you just throw in, convenient, yes?  Pattern included with class fee. 

 


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  • Great Beginner Class
  • Friday, June 26th
  • 6:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Cost: $25.00

Learn to make a smart market bag with simple out of the box construction! Finished size is 18" tall, 13" wide and 4" deep. Great class for beginners!

 


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  • Tuesday, June 27
  • 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 1
  • 9:30-10:30 am
  • Tuesday, July 25 
  • 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 5
  • 9:30-10:30 am
  • Tuesday, August 22
  • 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Cost: $8.00 per class

Go on a journey through the countries of Asia.  Explore the history & culture of Asia through sewing projects!  The journey starts the new year with "The Making of an Asian Quilt" and how Dianne relates the project to it.  This is a fun way to learn different sewing and quilting techniques.  Bring a friend and join the journey!  

 


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Demo Day!

  • Wednesday, June 28th  
  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 
  • Free Demo/Lecture!

  Do you want to create your own Signature Quilt Labels?  Come see how to use your embroidery edit functions, sizing tool, multiple line text and more!  All levels of embroidery owners are welcome to attend this free demonstration!

 


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  •  Thursday, June 29
  • 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Friday, June 30
  • 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Need a place to escape to finish that certain project? Need a cutting table to cut on instead of the floor? Do you need room to lay out that quilt top? Our classroom is available all day for those very purposes! Need help with a project? Let us know and we will have someone available to help! Call the store to sign up.

 

 


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1st Saturday of each Month

  • Saturday, July 1
  • 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5
  • 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday, October 7
  • 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday, November 4
  • 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Cost: $15 per class or sign up for 6 month series $75

We have been offering this class going on the fifth year.  Because there are so many new owners of embroidery machines (all brands, makes, models), the first hour of this class will focus on embroidery beginnings!  There is always alot of new information, products and techniques in the industry, so we will introduce the new and review the old tried and true during this time.

 


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  • Thursday, July 6
  • 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

 

Overcome the fear of sewing, serging or embroidery .  If you have tried to sew and felt overwhelmed or frustrated with your machine or lack of skills, then this is the class series for you!  We will show how easy it is to use a Baby Lock Sewing, Embroidery or Serger machines!  You will see how easy it is to take the fear out of 5 must know sewing functions & stitches!  We will supply you with your needed sewing supplies, thread, fabric during your hands-on sewing experience.  You will conquer how to make buttonholes, blind hemming garments, overlocking, sew on buttons, denim & heavy fabric with ease.   Affordable Baby Lock sewing machines will be provided.  No need to bring anything!

 

 


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Not So Tuff Tuffet 

Learn to make this beautiful little piece of furniture for your home! This sews up very quickly using one jelly roll. The first session teaches the piecing methods needed to create the top for your tuffet and the second session is to put the tuffet together with batting and plywood. This is a project that you will finish in just two sessions and there are never any two alike, they all are amazing and look so different. 

Not so Tuff Tuffets--2-part series.  

  • Part I on Friday, July 7, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Part II on Friday, July 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Class Fee:  $189.00 includes class materials.

 


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  • Create a Lap Top or Table Runner
  • Saturday, July 8
  • 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
  • Level: All Skill Levels
  • Cost: $45.00  Includes lunch

 

Having fun and lunch with other sewing friends is truly a "Diva" day!  The snail trail block is a favorite traditional blocks - there are so many things you can do with this block in terms of fabric placement and color choices.  Display the illusion of movement with the Swirling Snail's Trail Quilt..  AND we are going to cut your fabric for you!  Now that's a Diva Day! You must have your fabric turned into us at least 2 weeks before class, so sign up early, call the store for the supply list and get that fabric!   Definitely fun as we see each others creations - each one different!

 


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 Kids Summer Sewing Camp #1 

Row x Row Jr.
That's right, as a part of the Junior program this summer and we have chosen the dog row in remembering our shop dog, Boomer! We will learn to make a pillow case with the cute Rover appliqued dog pattern!

  • Ages 8-13 
  • Mon. July 10-Thurs. July 13
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Camp Fee:  $95.00

That's right, as a part of the Junior Row x Row Experience, we have chosen the dog row in remembrance of our shop dog, Boomer! You will learn to make a pillow case with the cute Rover appliqued dog pattern. Sewing ma-chines and sewing kits are provided for use in class. There is a supply list for fabric and notions noted on select-ed weeks. Each student will receive a Sew Fun T-Shirt and class photo. Students will work on projects at their own pace. Six students per class. These camps are designed for the first time student unless otherwise noted. Students will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, notions and patterns while completing theme related projects. 

 


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One of Craftsy's most popular patterns!  A smaller more compact version of another of the Craftsy Bionic Gear Bag ... you'll find that this bag opens up beautifully to hold everything. Nothing rolls off the table. Everything is at your fingertips. It's just divine having everything set up in less than a minute and remain so organized.  Must download pattern and have project cut out and labeled before class.

  • Thursday, July 13 Part I
  • 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 20 Part II
  • 6:00-9:00 pm

 


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Quilting Essentials Event

  • Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15
  • 10am-3pm
  • Cost: $75.00  Patterns & Fabric Kits included

 

This unique hands-on quilting adventure will include many quilting techniques while having sew much fun creating a Interchangeable Applique Bench Pillow Cover and  much More!  Working through each creative project with our Sewing  
Specialists will provide you with the latest tips, machine quilt functions, features, and abilities.     
Don’t have a Baby Lock Quilting machine?  We will supply you with one of our easiest quilting models.  Special pricing on all unique products, Baby Lock Quilting Machines & notions before & during Quilting Essentials Event! 
 

Start by making one large "bench pillow" form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each season or holiday! This is the idea behind a new line of patterns for interchangeable bench pillow projects. Christmas in July? The Whimsy Winter Bench Pillow....perfect way to "cool" off in July!

 

 


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Not so Tuff Tuffets--Part II of a 2-part series.  Part I on July 7

Learn to make this beautiful little piece of furniture for your home! This sews up very quickly using one jelly roll. The first session teaches the piecing methods needed to create the top for your tuffet and the second session is to put the tuffet together with batting and plywood. This is a project that you will finish in just two sessions and there are never any two alike, they all are amazing and look so different.  

  • Friday, July 21
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm

 


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 Kids Summer Sewing Camp #2

Travel in Style 
Summer is the time for travel.  Travel to All Brands and create a fun shoe bag and a cosmetic bag to for your summer trips! 
  • Ages 8-13 
  • Mon. July 24-Thurs. July 27
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Camp Fee:  $95.00

Sewing ma-chines and sewing kits are provided for use in class. There is a supply list for fabric and notions noted on select-ed weeks. Each student will receive a Sew Fun T-Shirt and class photo. Students will work on projects at their own pace. Six students per class. These camps are designed for the first time student unless otherwise noted. Students will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, notions and patterns while completing theme related projects. 

 


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 Kids Summer Sewing Camp #3

Hats Off to Baby Lock

Hats on for all seasons! We'll sew a Bucket Hat for Summer and a Fleece Hat for Winter!

  • Ages 8-13 
  • Mon. August 7-Thurs. August 11
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Camp Fee:  $95.00

Sewing ma-chines and sewing kits are provided for use in class. There is a supply list for fabric and notions noted on select-ed weeks. Each student will receive a Sew Fun T-Shirt and class photo. Students will work on projects at their own pace. Six students per class. These camps are designed for the first time student unless otherwise noted. Students will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, notions and patterns while completing theme related projects. 

 


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  • Perfect for Beginners & Experienced
  • Friday, August 11
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Free

Want to learn how to put a great final touch onto your quilt by using your sewing machine?  This demo/class will teach you how to achieve professional looking bindings.  No more sloppy bindings with bad corners!  I'll even teach you Leslie's “cheater” method for joining your strips at the end.

 


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  • Thursday, August 17
  • Friday, August 18
  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Cost: $20.00

Looking for another creative way to use your serger?  This is the class for you!  Table runners are always fast and easy to make and you will be surprised how easy it is to make this table runner.  Great class for beginners, as long as you know how to thread your serger!

 


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  • Goody Goody Binding Buddy
  • Friday, August 18
  • 10am-2pm
  • Cost: $30.00 

Do you have to hunt around for everything you need before you bind your quilt?  Make this nifty little Buddy that holds your needles, thread, scissors, binding clips and more....all ready at your fingertips!  It can also be used for simple sewing essentials.   This class includes full color pattern.

 

 


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  • Saturday, August 19
  • 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Cost: $69.00 Includes Kits & Lunch

This event will showcase the Baby Lock Enterprise, Endurance & Alliance free arm embroidery machines. Unlock your hidden talents to start or build your own successful embroidery business. Expand your capabilities as a embroidery hobbits.

  • Monogram towels, robes and napkins for weddings or anniversary gifts.
  • Personalize baby blankets, bibs & diaper bags.
  • Embroider caps, athletic bags and shirts for local sports teams.
  • Monogram shirts and uniforms for businesses.
  • Transform everyday items into your own masterpiece.
  • Create an endless variety of unique and profitable gift items

 


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  • Thursday, August 24
  • 10am-1pm
  • Cost: $25.00

Great beginning into home dec sewing. You can change an entire attitude of aA room simply by adding a few new pillows! Learn to make your own pillows with zipper closing to create a truly professional look!

 


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Monograms & MORE!

  • Friday,  August 25
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm

 

Do you want to monogram towels, runners, garments.  Learn to use FontWorks & Floriani Software to create the most beautiful monograms for all your embroidery projects!

 


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  • Monday, August 28-Friday, August 31
  • 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Our workroom is open for the final week of August!! Need a place to escape to finish that certain project before school opens? Need a cutting table to cut on instead of the floor? Do you need room to lay out that quilt top? Our classroom is available all day for those very purposes! Need help with a project? Let us know and we will have someone available to help! Call the store to sign up.