Sew Biz
Sew Biz
  • 92 & 94 Harvey St. Radford, Va 24141
  • 540.639.1138
  • SewOften@aol.com
 

Classes

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Open Studio

  • By appointment
  • $2.00 per hour
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We are opening our classroom for you. It will be available for your use any time we do not have a class scheduled. Take advantage of our large tables and big ironing board to make your quilting easier. Call and schedule your studio time with us. Bring a friend and stitch and chat in our great quilting space.

 

BERNINA Machine Mastery

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Friday, repeated Saturday, 10:00 - 12:30; #1-A, ; Jan. 17 or 18; #1-B Jan 31 or Feb. 1; #2-A Feb 7 or 8; #2-B Feb 21 or 22; #3 for 7 Series owners, 8 Series owners or 580 owners, March 7 or 8
  • No charge to those who purchased their machines at Sew Biz. All others are welcome for a fee.
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Learn to use your machine and accessories. Sessions include hands-on experience. Workbook pages and fabrics for each technique are provided. Serger, embroidery, and software lessons are scheduled individually.

 

Building Blocks Afghan, A Knitting Block-of-the-Month

  • Linda Libey
  • Tues. Jan.21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20 June 17; 5:00 - 8:00
  • $65.00 for the series, or $7.00 for an individual class, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Increase your knitting skills and make a beautiful afghan at the same time. In this class we will work on one block a month, perfect to carry with you to ball games, beach cottages, and to make that car time go faster, (as long as you're not the driver). Each block will teach a new stitch and hone your knitting skills. This is a great way to learn and practice new skills.If there is a stitch you would like to learn or improve on, this could be just the class for you. It is not necessary to atake all 12 classses. At the end of the series you will be accomplished knitter!

 

Mini Professional Tote

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. March 15, 29, & April 5, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $40.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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Peggy has made and sold more than 40 versions of this popular tote bag with its many compartments. The new smaller scale tote has 10 pockets, a zippered top, padded insert for you I-Pad or reader, special places for your keys and your cash. Sign up early and get your information on the pre-class preperation.

 

3 D Flower Quilt

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thurs, March 20 & 27, 5:00 - 8:00, repeated Sat. April 26, 9:30 - 1:30
  • $25.00, Sew Biz 10% discount on supplies
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You'll think you're Dorothy on the way to Oz as you make these dramatic 3-D poppies. Nine flowers are "planted" on a beautiful pieced background. Advanced preparation is required, so sign up early and get your "homework" assignment.

 
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Make an Apron

  • Marianne Beeson & Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. April 12, 10:00 - 1:00, repeated Sat. May 3, 11:00 - 2:00
  • $15.00 plus purchase of apron panel and backing. 10% class discount on all supplies purchased at Sew Biz
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This quick and easy apron class is coming just in time for Mother's Day. Make an apron for your favorite mom and then make one for yourself! With our great selection of apron panels, you're sure to find several you'll want to make.

 
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Tunic Top

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. April 12, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $25.00, plus purchase of fabric ; 10% Sew Biz Class discount on class supplies
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Come in ahead of class time to select fabrics. Our beautiful rayon batiks are recommended, plus others. this is an easy fitting Kwik Sew pattern, good for beginner and intermediate sewists.

 

Pet Picture Wallhanging or Quilt

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. April 26, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00 purchase of "Pet Picture Quilts" DVD suggested, Sew Biz 10% discount on class supplies
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This class is so popular Linda Jean has added another session. If you were not able to make the first class, here is a second chance. Be sure to sign up early, the first class filled quickly. Immortalize your beloved pet in fabric. Bring a color picture of your pet and Linda Jean will help you create a pattern for your project.

 

Soft Baby Book

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Saturday May 10, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00 plus panel purchase; 10% Sew Biz class discount on class supplies
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Babies love to look at books! We'll help you make a special one. Choose one of our pre-printed book panels and go home with a gift for your special little one.

 
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Beginning Sewing- Carry Handle Pillowcase

  • Marianne Beeson & Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat May 17, 10:00 - 12:30
  • $20.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Have a blast making a unique pillowcase! This is a great introduction to sewing for all ages.

 
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Sleep Shirt: Girls and Misses

  • Linda Jean Penley, Peggy Quarterman & Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. May 24, 10:00 - 1;00
  • $25.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

This beginning sewing class will teach you the basics of garment sewing. This is a great class for young or first time sewers.Come in before class and choose from our large selection of sleepy time fabrics.

 

Make-A-Quilt Workshop

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • June 10, 11 and 12, 10:00 - 4:00
  • $150.00, fee includes class, quilt pattern, ruler & fabric to make a lap size quilt top, and a light lunch each day. Backing, binding and batting not included. 10% Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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Do you ever want to get away and just sew? Come and make a quilt with us! This workshop is a great time to get together with a quilting buddy and make a great quilt. We are using The wonderful Artisan Shimmer collection from Northcott to make a stunning lap quilt. We plan to complete this quilt in the 3 days workshop, from piecing to quilting. Our fee includes fabrics for the lap size, but you may wish to add fabric to make a larger quilt. Beginners are welcome. We will teach basic techniques, if needed, and a staff member is always available for assistance. This workshop is limited to 10 quilters, so register early to reserve your place.

 

Make-A-Splash Quilt

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Wed. June 11 & 18, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $30.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Easy enough for a beginner, this nautical theme quilt is perfect for your favorite guy, or to adorn your lake cottage. Using the new "Slices" by Moda, Peggy will guide you through the simple steps to construct this great summer quilt.

 
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Skirts for Girls and Misses

  • Peggy Quarterman, Linda Jean Penley & Marianne Beeson
  • Sat. June 14, 10:00 - 1:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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An excellent beginner sewing class that will teach the basics of garment sewing.Choose one of the great cotton fabrics and make this simple skirt for summer fun.

 

Spectacular Stitches

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. June 21, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies at Sew Biz; 10% class discount on all class supplies
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Do you have a sewing machine with"lots" of different stitches? Do you use many of them? Come explore ways to use those stitches to make great art and useful projects.

 

Beginning Crochet

  • Linda Libey
  • Thursday June 26, 10:00 - 12:30, repeated 5:00 - 7:30
  • $20.00; plus purchase of book and supplies, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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This class will teach you the basic crochet stitches as well as how to read a crochet pattern. We will also talk about the various crochet yarns and hook sizes. As time permits, we may choose one of the simple projects from the class book and begin construction.This is a great class for teens and adults.

 

Quilt-As-You-Go Tote Bag

  • Linda Libey
  • Sat..June 28, 1;00 - 5:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies at Sew Biz
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Got scraps? This little tote bag is an excellent way to use some of your leftover fabric and learn one of the "quilt-as-you-go" techniques! You'll want to make several.

 
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Beginner Garment Sewing, sleep pants for boys, girls or adults

  • Linda Jean Penley
  • Sat. August 2, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Learn how to use a pattern and make comfy sleep pants or shorts for yourself or a family member. The pattern is very easy to use and is a great introduction to garment sewing. come in before class to choose your fabric.