Sew Simple Class Listing Early Fall 2017

Dates and some descriptions listed below. (As of July 15 2017, I am still working out full details but want to give people a chance to get these on their calendars at a decent notice.) Complete material and supply list available upon request. Advance registration and payment is required.

 

July 20, 6pm Open Sew 

Held monthly, this is a gathering to work on individual projects of your choice. Bring whatever you need to work on your own project. There is no formal instruction, but Amy is available to trouble shoot if needed. Fee is $5 per person and light refreshments are served. You must sign up in advance. Repeats the third Thursday of each month. Be prepared to laugh while you stitch!

July 25, 6pm Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

This is our absolute beginner’s class. Bring a machine if you have one and learn to use it, or arrange to use one of ours. You will learn the basic operation of the machine and create a simple project.  All materials are provided for the project. Class is $25, plus a $5 fee for the materials.

July 29, 1pm Recipe for a Quilted Pillow (Instructor: Tiffany Baxter)

Join Tiffany Baxter as she leads you through the steps of using 2 “Cake Mix Recipe Cards” to paper piece the basic units used to create a fabulous quilted pillow. A great class to learn some of the basics of quilting, including piecing and walking foot quilting. Great class for a confident beginner (must know how to use a sewing machine) and a fun class for the more experienced. Contact us at the shop for details. Class cost $20, plus $18 for materials.

August 3, 6pm Basics of Free Motion Quilting

Discover the fun and freedom of quilting your own projects with free motion. Learn how to set up your machine, move your quilt and tackle tension issues while learning some basic designs.

August 7, Beyond the Machine, Tips and Tools for Beginners

You’ve taken our “Learn to Use a Sewing Machine” but not sure when do to use scissors or a rotary cutter? What is a rotary cutter anyway? Take this class for an introduction to tools of the trade and tips to make sewing easier and use the right tools for the job.

August 14, Binding Basics

Just like the class title, come learn how to bind the edges of a quilt. No quilt necessary! 

August 17, 6pm Open Sew

Held monthly, this is a gathering to work on individual projects of your choice. Bring whatever you need to work on your own project. There is no formal instruction, but Amy is available to trouble shoot if needed. Fee is $5 per person and light refreshments are served. You must sign up in advance. Repeats the third Thursday of each month. Be prepared to laugh while you stitch!

August 22, 6pm Simple Sewing: Pretty Pillow

Part of our sewing for beginner’s track, learn to stitch up a pillow, while learning more sewing techniques. Must know how to use your sewing machine. We’ll teach you the rest!

August 24, 6pm Free Motion Quilting with Rulers

People all over the world have taken this class via Craftsy online with Amy, now you can take it in person from Amy herself. Learn how to use rulers to guide your free motion quilting for smooth curves and straight lines. Learn how to combine rulers for intricate looking designs. You don’t have to be an expert with free motion, but need to be comfortable with the basics of moving the quilt. The ruler foot for your machine is required, but rulers are provided.

August 29, 6pm Machine Embroidery Night

Have an embroidery machine? Join Amy in this lecture/demo time to see what is possible with machine embroidery. August’s focus is on machine embroidered applique. The basics of file management and movement as well as hooping and other tips are always covered. Machine not needed. Good time to learn more if you’ve been thinking about getting an embroidery machine.

August 31, 6pm Learn to Quilt Series: Piece a Table Runner

This is our first class in the series that will teach you to make a quilt. More details coming, but we will make a simple table runner that covers the basics of piecing.

September 5, 6pm Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

This is our absolute beginner’s class. Bring a machine if you have one and learn to use it, or arrange to use one of ours. You will learn the basic operation of the machine and create a simple project.  All materials are provided for the project. Class is $25, plus a $5 fee for the materials.

September 14, 6pm Learn to Quilt Series: Basting and Basic Machine Quilting

The second class in our Learn to Quilt Series, this class will teach you how to baste a quilt and the basics of quilting with a walking foot on your machine as well as introduce the possibilities of this simple machine quilting technique. More details to come.

September 19, 6pm Simple Sewing: Make a Zipper Pouch

Part of our sewing for beginner’s track, this class uses simple techniques to make a fun and functional zippered pouch. If you know nothing more than how to use your sewing machine, you can take this class! 

September 21, 6pm Open Sew

Held monthly, this is a gathering to work on individual projects of your choice. Bring whatever you need to work on your own project. There is no formal instruction, but Amy is available to trouble shoot if needed. Fee is $5 per person and light refreshments are served. You must sign up in advance. Repeats the third Thursday of each month. Be prepared to laugh while you stitch!

October 5, 6pm Free Motion Feathers

Know how to free motion quilt basic designs? Ready to add some flowy, feathery shapes to your projects? Come join Amy as she shows you the 4 basic types of quilted feathers from traditional to modern, hooked, and beyond and how to create them with the basic feather plume shape. Details to come.

 

Want something other than what is offered here? More classes will come, but suggestions are welcome and private to semi-private classes can be arranged on a variety of topics. With scheduling difficulties, this can be the best way to get the class you want, especially for busy people (kids too!) so we  can tailor classes to fit you!

 

Contact Amy at Sew Simple for more information 434-239-6708 or email at amy@sewsimpleoflynchburg.com

Remember, class size is very limited but has fabulous teacher/student ratios! You must sign up in advance. Cancellations for paid classes may be refunded up to one week in advance. Any other cancellations or no-shows will be issued store credit only. No-shows may affect your ability to register for classes in the future.

 

All classes require pre-registration, which can be done in person or over the phone. Space is very limited. Classes that don’t fill will be cancelled and class fees refunded. Can’t make it to a class that you signed up for? Refunds are given with a minimum of 1 week notice.

Bring your own machine and basic sewing supplies unless class listing says otherwise. Don’t have a machine? One can be provided in most cases for a $5 fee. Class materials list will be provided in store or online as soon as available. Some classes also require a class kit at an additional fee. This makes gathering the materials need easy as the kit provides them for you. 

Interested in a class that’s not here? Let us know what your interest is and we’ll see if we can’t schedule it in our next round of classes.