Sew Biz
Sew Biz
  • 92 & 94 Harvey St. Radford, Va 24141
  • 540.639.1138
  • sewbiz.radford@gmail.com
 

Classes

For classes appropriate for beginners, look for this symbol beginner

Class fees are due upon sign-up. Cancellation within 48 hours of class time will receive store credit-no refunds please.

 

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.

 

Elna Instruction

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • No charge to those who purchased their machines at Sew Biz. All others are welcome for a fee.
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Contact Marianne to plan your instruction sessions for your Elna sewing machine, embroidery machine, and/or serger.

 

BERNINA Machine Mastery

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Fri. repeated Sat. 10:00 - 12:30; 1B May 6 or 7; 2A May 20 or 21; 2B May 27 or 28; Session 3, open to owners of the 7 series, 8 series or 580, June 3 or 4, 1A June 24 or 25; 1B July 1 or 2; 2A July 29 or 30;2B Aug. 26 or 27;Session 3 Sept. 2 or 3.
  • 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.

 

Stitch-On-The-Double

  • Linda Libey
  • Fri. May 13, 10:00-1:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of "Stitch on the Double" book; 10% discount on class supplies
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The Stitch on the Double book has fun and easy projects to Sew on the Go! If you want to have sewing you can easily transport and work on away from your machine, this is a class you will love.

 

Fold 'n Stitch Wreath

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thur. May 19, 5:00-8:00
  • $20.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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This wreath was one of the most popular Christmas projects of 2015. By using seasonal fabrics, you can have beautiful year-round decorations. Make table toppers or door hangings for any season or holiday.

 

Stars and Stripes Table Runner

  • Marianne Beeson
  • Wed. May 21, 1:00 - 5:00
  • $25.00 10% Discount on class supplies from Sew Biz
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Quick, easy and fun to make, don't you love those kinds of projects? Come make a table runner or wall hanging with Marianne that will be perfect for the summer holidays.

 
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String Fling Block

  • Linda Libey
  • Wed. May 25, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $20.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10 % Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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Got Scraps?? Come and learn the "String Piecing" technique. This is a fun and easy way to use many of your scraps and make room for more fabric in your stash! In class we will concentrate on the technique and make one block. You may decide to make a pillow cover or add more blocks at home for a throw or even a full size quilt. We will use the Bonny Hunter book "String Fling" to make our block.

 

QUILTS OF VALOR WORK DAY

  • Sew Biz Staff with Susan Lane, Quilts of Valor State Coordinator for NE Tennessee and SW Virginia
  • Sat. June, 11, 10:30 - 5:00
  • No charge for QOV workshop, small kit fee
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Come and help us make a quilt to be donated to a local veteran. We will make blocks in the morning and assemble the quilt in the afternoon. Kits for a simple block will be available for purchase at a reduced price or bring you own fabric. Our qult will be a scrappy rail fence, with red white and blue fabrics. Call the store for more information.

Please call ahead to sign up for the workshop. Lunch will be provided.

 
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Children"s Wiresless Fairy Wings or Superhero Cape

  • Allison Willey
  • Wed. June 15, 10:-- = 12:00
  • $25.00, 10% class discount on all class supplies

Do you have a child or grandchild that loves to dress up and pretend? Are you looking for a class to do together with your child this summer? If so, then come and learn how to make fairy wings or a cape that doesn't need wire and won't get bent out of shape in the dress- up bin. The sewing is only a few simple seams, the real joy is watching your little buddy design patterns for the wings or cape.

 
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Etsy Craft Party

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • Friday June 17, 10:00 or 2:00
  • Class is free, small charge for materials. Call 540-639-1138 to reserve your space
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Join us on June 17 for the nation-wide craft party by sponsored by Etsy and BERNINA. We have 2 class times, 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. We will be making a cute sunglass cozy to protect your shades. Bring a friend and call to reserve your space for this cute project.

 

How to Machine Sew

  • Marianne Beeson
  • June 18, July 9, 23, August 6, 20, Sept 10
  • $60.00 for the series or $10.00 per session 10% Sew Biz discount on Class supplies
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This series of beginner classes will introduce you to machine sewing. Each section stands alone and teaches a technique to help build your skills. Instructions are clear and easy to understand. Each technique is accompanied by a project using the skill you have just learned. Projects include a drawstring bag, pillow cover, potholder, and small strip quilt. This class is open to all teens and adults wanting to learn basic sewing skills.

 

Cabled "Flowering Vine and Fence" Knitted Scarf

  • Allison Willey
  • June 18, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $35.00, Sew Biz 10% discount on supplies
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This class will teach you the basics of how to make left-leaning and right-leaning cables, how to read a knitting diagram chart and (GASP) how to drop stitches intentionally to form a lacy "fence" pattern. At the end of class, you will also learn how to make a couple of different flowers to add to the vines. The end product will be a lecy scarf or shawl that can dress up an outfit or an evening out. This is an intermediate level class and is well suited to a knitter who kinows how to cast-on, knit and purl.

 

Summer Socks on the Magic Loop

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. June 23, July 21, Aug. 11 10:00 - 12:00
  • $35.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Socks are fun to knit and wear! We have great lightweight sock blends that make fun summer wear. Once learned, you can use this method to knit completely seamless socks, cuffs, sleeves, baby sweaters and almost anything you want to! The "magic loop" technique makes the knitting easy. The trick is using a 32" or 40" inch circular needle.

 
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Small Kennel Quilts Workday

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • Sat. June 25, 1:00 - 4:00
  • No Charge
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Come in on Feb. 27, between 9:30 and 1:00, and make a small kennel quilt to be donated to an area animal shelter. Bring your scraps or use some of our fabrics. These quilts are also used in times of disasters, such as hurricane Sandy, when shelters are affected by storms.

For more information go to www,quiltpatternmagazine.com.

 

Small Project Day

  • Peggy Quarterman & Linda Libey
  • Thurs. June 30, July 28 & Aug. 25, 1:00 - 4:00,
  • $15.00 each class, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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We have a 3 class series of fun small projects lined up for summer. These projects, starting with the Fobio key fob, are quick, easy and fun to make. Each one is a great gift and a fast way to get a start on the gift giving season. The classes are stand -alone', each one is a separate project.

 
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No-Sew Candle Holders

  • Allison Willey
  • Wed. July 20, 10:00 - 12:00
  • $20.00 Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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This class shows children and adults how to design pretty candle holders that can be used outside on a picnic table or inside as a centerpiece. Imagination is the only limitation---will you pick bright colors or pastels, dots, stars, strips or animal designs. the class is for all ages, but if your child cannot use adult fabric shears, a parent or other adult should be present.

 

Sew Together Bag

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. July 23 & 30, 2:00 - 4:30
  • $25.00 Sew Biz 10% discount on class supplies
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This nifty little sewing notions bag has three zippered pockets, four open pockets, a pincushion, and a great little needle landing all held together by a zipper that that forms two handles. This little bag also makes a great portable purse organizer. This bag will easily hold your 8" scissors, rotary cutter, and much more. It will amaze you how much you can hold in this fun and compact bag.

 
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Make a Ruana

  • Linda Libey
  • Wed. Aug. 17, Repeated Sat. Sept. 3, 1:00 - 3:30
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

A ruana is an ancient wrap from South America worn by natives in the Andes Mountains. With 2 yards of our great Color Catcher woven flannel from Studio E and 2 hours of your time, you can have a wrap perfect for those overly air-conditioned restaurants or chilly fall days.

 
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Two Slices of Cake

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Tues. Aug. 23 & Sept. 6, 10:00 - 12:00
  • $30.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Grab a layer cake package or two and make a fun quilt top with Sandy. This easy double slice method was introduced to us by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. You will have a fun, scrappy quilt top in no time.