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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.
Come and check out the special discounts offered this day only!
There are many sewing tools on the market to make your sewing life easier. We all have some that seemed necessary when we purchased them, but now we forgotten how to use them. Come in and see many of these great tools demonstrated.
Jan.: The Fons and Porter binding tool
Feb.: Perfect Prairie Points with the Prairie Pointer
March: Embellishing with Angelina
April: Cutting and sewing curves
May: Add fun with Texture Magic
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.
Contact Marianne to plan your instruction sessions for your Elna sewing machine, embroidery machine, and/or serger.
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 take all 12 classes, however if you do, at the end of the series you will be accomplished knitter!
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.
A very beginning introduction to machine sewing with the Sew Biz Staff. While sitting at a sewing machine you will learn basics techniques.. These include threading the machine, winding a bobbin, sewing seams, ect. Students are welcome to use Sew Biz classroom machines. Please reserve your machine when you register for class.
Come and See! Garments and accessories made from the Magic Patterns Book by Amy Barickman, will be on display at Sew Biz from Jan. 19 to Jan. 31. Come in and get ideas for your next sewing projects from the versitile patterns in this great book. The 6 included patterns combine to produce up to 216 different "looks", with projects for skill levels from beginner to advanced. Our winter and spring classes will feature Magic Patterns, so don'e miss the chance to see and touch the actual garments.
Socks are fun to knit and 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.
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.
Making a skirt is a great introduction to the workings of the Magic Pattern Book by Amy Barickman, (required for class). You may choose one of three styles, from very simple to slighlty more challenging. Change the look of your skirt by varing fabric, adding pockets or changing the length. Class instructuion includes fitting and basic garment sewing tips. Pattern must be printed and prepared ahead of class. Be sure to visit Sew Biz Jan. 19 - 31 to see the garments featured in thr Magic Pattern Trunk Show.
Learn tender loving care of your sewing machine. Marianne will teach you the basics of machine care: oiling, cleaning and general maintenance. When you take proper care of your machine it will give you many years of sewing satisfaction. Bring your sewing machine, cleaning tools and manual.
A gathering basket was traditionally used for collecting things....eggs, wood,produce, ect.Make your own coiled gathering basket to collect and sort the odds and ends that seem to always be out of place. It's great to keep at the foot of your stairs. Use Bali Pop pre-cuts to make a tropical basket that will make you think of the islands each time you use it.
Using the very first Quilt in a Day book,The Log Cabin , Marianne and Peggy will teach the basics of quilting. Learn chain piecing methods, how to use a rotery cutter, cutting mat and ruler, and much more. Even established quilters will love the simplicity of these techniques. Come in to Sew Biz ahead of class to choose your fabrics.
Choose the pattern for the cardigan from the Magic Pattern Book (required for class), by Amy Barickman and then pick one of the 6 designs to make for yourself. The cardigan features different sleeves, lengths, front looks, and closures. Be sure to come in to Sew Biz Jan.19 thru 31 to see the garments featured in the Magic Pattern Trunk Show.
Do you have scraps? This class will teach you Bonnis Hunter's scrap saving methods of using leaders and enders in your strip piecing. To demonstrate the ease of making two quilts at once, we will begin a simple table runner.
Learn the basic paper piecing techniques while making a charming project from the new "Cups and Saucers" book by Maaike Bakker. You may choose any of the place mats, table runners or wall hanging patterns from the book. Come into the store before class to get tips on printing the pattern for your project.
This class is an introduction to lace knitting. Although a simpler design, this is not a beginner class. Use one of our beautiful fingering weight yarns to amke this scarf, perfect for cool spring nights.