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

Classes

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In case of inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled. If your roads are bad and you must miss a class, we will work with you to ensure you receive all of the class content. This could be a one-on-one session, or a reschedule, so be sure to sign up for all of the classes that peak your interest.

 

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; 1A make up April 1; 2B, March 24 or 25; 3, April 28 or 29; 1A May 12 or 13
  • 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.

 
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Beginning Sewing for Adults

  • Sandy Ferraraccio & Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat.Feb. 4, 1:00 - 3:30
  • $25.00 plus purchase of kit., 10% Sew Biz class discount on supplies
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This class will give you the basisc to begin your sewing journey. We will teach you the parts of the sewing machine, what to include in a sewing kit and how to sew a straight seam. We will use a great PJ kit to construct simple sleep pants.

 
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Beginning Knitting

  • Allison Willey
  • Time to be determined
  • $40.00 for 2 - 90 minute classes
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Allison Will teach you the basics of cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. Call the store to arrange a time for these one-on-one lessons.

 

Socks with the Magic Loop

  • Linda Libey
  • Sat. Jan. 14, 1:00 - 3:00; Repeated Thurs. Jan. 19, 5:00. Two More classes will be added
  • $35.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Socks are fun to knit and wear! We have great sock blends that make fun socks to 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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Make a Ruana

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. Jan. 19, 2:00 - 3:00
  • $20.00, 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 less than 2 hours of your time, you can have a wrap perfect for those overly air-conditioned restaurants or chilly fall days.

 

Mountainview Flannel Quilt

  • Donna Worrell
  • Sat. Jan 21, Feb. 4 & 11
  • $40.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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A view of our mountains and forests is featured in flannel on this cozy quilt. Donna will teach you some tricks to make your piecing easier as you construct this quilt.

 

Zip It Up

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. April 22, 10:00 - 12:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Do zippers give you problems? Not how to operate a zipper, putting one into a garment or tote bag. In this class you will learn how to insert zippers in your garments and projects. We will cover traditional slot zippers,

 

12 Days of Christmas Knit-Along

  • Allison Willey
  • Thurs. Jan. 26, Feb 23, March 23, 10:00 - 12:00
  • No charge
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Join a knit-along group and work each month on a new mitten pattern using Kat Lewinski's 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland pattern. Each mitten uses colorwork to create an image representing one of the 12 days of Christmas.Tthese mittens are smaller than regular mittens and can be pinned to a clothes line to create a charming garland for your holiday decorating.

 
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Beginning Sewing for Children, ages 8 & up

  • Staff
  • Jan. 28, 10:00 - 12:00, classes added as needed
  • $25.00 Plus purchas of class kit, Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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This class is an introduction to sewing and will teach the basics of sewing, machine safety and how to sew a straight seam. We will then move on to construct a "sleepover" pillowcase from a Benartex kit. The kit i ncludes a pillowcase, large drawstring bag, and small pouch.

 

Let's Play "Footsie"

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, 3:00 - 4:00
  • No Charge
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Attention all sewing machine owners: Let's learn about those specialty feet. We will construct a "foot book" with samples of with stitches by each of these wonderful feet. If you have a BERNINA sewing machine we have feet you may purchase or borrow to fit your machine. If you have other brands we may have feet to fit your machine, or you can bring your feet from home. If you do not have the featured foot, you may still observe the class.

Purchase of specialty feet is not necessary to attend the class.

 

Odds & Ends Shawl

  • Allison Willey
  • Feb. 18, 1:00 -4:00
  • $35.00, Sew Biz 10% discount on supplies
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Have you ever bought yarn you loved then didn't know what to do with it? Do you have 2 skeins of the same color with different dye lots? This class will help you figure out how to combine those baffling skeins into a beautiful unique shawl, cowl or scarf. The class will include several simple methods for combining and mixing colors.

 

Knitted Dish Cloth

  • Dorothy Hall
  • Sat. March 4 & 11, 2:00 - 4:00
  • $25.00, class fee, 10% Sew Biz discount on supplies
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Learn from the master how to create great cotton dishcloths for your kitchen. Cotton dishcloths are great for washing dishes, wiping counter tops and cleaning spills. They are washable and will last for years. These pretty dishcloths compliment your kitchen and make wonderful gifts!

 

Chocolatier Block-of-the-Month

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • March 11 10:30 - 1:00, April 15, May 13, June 10, 1:00 - 3:00
  • no charge for classes, patterns $3.00 each. 10% Sew Biz class discount on fabric
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What an unusual Block-of-the-Month Quilt! Most monthw we will make 2 blocks as we work our way around the LeMoyne Star, In order to make the magic happen there are months where we will need to make more blocks to complete the design. In addition to working with traditional piecing methods, (half-square triangles, flying geese, hourglass, rail fence, diamond-in-a square) this BOM will challenge you to tackle skill building blocks with strings, curves, templates, strip piecing, basic paper piecing and applique. Follow the fabric choices on the pattern or choose your own colorway.

Since this is a teaching Block-of-the-Month, we will be teaching basic piecing as well as more advanced techniques.

 

Overlocker, (serger) Workshop

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • Wed. Feb. 15, March 15, 10:00 - 12:00
  • $10.00 per class, 10% class discount on all class supplies
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Using a basic serger workbook, we will create projects with the serger. these will include item not usually thought of as serger items such as a small quilt and tote bags that show off different derger stitches.

 

Felted Dryer Balls

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • March 17 11:00 - 4:00, or March 18 12:00 - 4:30
  • $30.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Natural felted wool allows you to soften clothes in one of the mast natural ways possible. Make your own dryer balls to take the place of liquid fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Avoid harmful chemicals and toxic substances, but get the same results. When you place these wool dryer balls in with a load of laundry, they will tumble around to soften fabrics, reduce wrinkles, eliminate static and shorten dryer time. you may decorate your dryer balls with needle felting and add a drop or two of essential oils for variety if you wish.

 

Smocked Easter Eggs

  • Vicky Green
  • April 8 & 15 1:00 - 3:00
  • $25.00
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Vicky will teach you how to make these lovely Easter Eggs to enhance your Easter decor. A kit will be available for purchase.

 
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Rag Rug

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • May 6, 1:30 - 4:00
  • $25.00 Plus purchase of pattern. 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies.
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Planned or Scrappy? Use leftover fabric strips or cut your own, then watch the magic happen. These rugs are a great way to use some of the fabric in your stash. This is a great project when you can't (or don't want to) sit in front of your sewing machine. Our instructions for these rugs are for those who don't know how to crochet--no experience necessary!