Sulky demystifies stabilizers and makes your choices much easier! Are you a quilter, a fiber artist, a home sewer, a home embroiderer, or all of the above? Get the feel of our stabilizers from the softest to the firmest. Sulky has Four Basic Groups; Cut-Away, Tear-Away, Wash-Away and Heat-Away, find out where to use them. What's the difference between stabilizer and interfacing? Tips and tricks for appliqué, free motion, ideas for home decor and hoop embroidery! Quick and easy tips for bag making, raw edge appliqué, corded crafts, 3D appliqué, twin needle work, creating free standing designs for both hoop embroidery and free motion, and transferring designs for free motion quilting. Brand new trunk show!
All this information and you will leave with a product kit containing 19 different stabilizers in a usable size and info sheets on every Sulky Stabilizer and correct needle usage.
More fun and ideas than you can believe! Go home with oven mitts in the shape of a cup cake; but that's not all! Working with special needles, Sulky Blendable threads and the most basic machine, you will get great results. For those customers that have machines with many decorative stitches you will learn another use for them. For those with hoop embroidery machines, a demo will be given on 3D hoop embroidery. Lastly we will check out a fun Family of aprons. Great gift ideas with lots of tips and suggestions! Fabric Kit included in class fee.
Get the best out of your sewing machine from the most basic to the more sophisticated. Working with Twin Needles and the built in decorative stitches from your sewing machine you will create your own unique fabric. The possibilities are endless! Use this created fabric and decorative zippers to construct a fully lined clutch bag. Add a little flair to your bag! In a demo at the end of the class Cathy will share different ideas to create embellishments that can be used on your bag, a dress, in your hair and even on your shoes. No embroidery machines required. Three hours of creative fun! Fabric kit included in class fee.
TWIN NEEDLE CLUTCH PURSE - Continued
BASIC SEWING TECHNIQUESFern MacDonald ** No Experience Required***
This course is designed for a beginner with very little or no sewing experience. Learn to operate the sewing machine while building the basic skills of sewing and finishing seams, making darts, sewing a curve, proper pressing techniques, and how to use fusible interfacing. Learn how to do small repairs like hemming a pair of pants or jeans. You will make a binder of samples for future reference. Build your skills in a bright classroom where the sewing machines are supplied.
LEVEL 1 SEWING - INTRODUCTION TO SEWING A GARMENT Fern MacDonald
The perfect project for this class is a drawstring/elastic pajama style pant. This project has proven to be a great starter project to learn the basics of garment construction and to achieve success by completing your project. Otherwise you may choose a garment pattern that has 4 pattern pieces or less. Learn and understand the commercial sewing pattern envelope information and how to determine the proper size for success. It is not the same as ready to wear sizing. Learn the language of sewing; build sewing skills and learn to operate the sewing machine. Correct cutting, marking, pressing, and seam finishing techniques as well as simple pattern adjustments and fitting techniques will all be addressed. Learn to follow the pattern instruction sheet. Fern will guide you through the terminology of ease, fabric grain and notches while teaching you how much fun and rewarding sewing can be. Sewing machines and pressing equipment are all provided for you in a bright fully equipped sewing room. In the first class come in suitable clothing for taking your measurements and bring paper and pen.
LEVEL 2 SEWING - BEYOND THE BASICS FOR ADULTS Fern MacDonald
This class is designed for those students who have taken Level 1 Sewing or have completed a garment from a commercial pattern recently and have a clear understanding of all topics covered in Level 1 ( see class description). Students are encouraged to choose a project that will slightly challenge their previous sewing skills; for example darts, zipper, facings, collar, cuffs, buttons and buttonholes, set-in sleeve etc. For first class bring pre-washed fabric, pattern, all basic sewing supplies, shears, pins, measuring tape, fabric marker and thread). Since you already know your correct pattern size, these measurements will be needed for minor pattern adjustments. Daytime and evenings offered for this class level.
LEVEL 2 SEWING - BEYOND THE BASICS FOR ADULTS Continued
LEVEL 3 SEWING - ADVANCED SEWING FOR ADULTS Fern MacDonald
This sewing class is designed for the more advanced and experienced sewer with a good working knowledge of sewing as well as fitting. Must have completed basic sewing, level 1 and several level 2 classes or have similar experience in many aspects of sewing.
SEW WITH FERN - SUPERVISED SEWINGFern MacDonald
Do you have unfinished projects that you would love to finish but need just a little help or guidance? Wish you had a fun place to go for an afternoon of sewing? "Sew with Fern Days" are just that! Bring a project(s) that you are working on or a fitting project that you could use help with. Fern will offer advice and help as required. It is not a structured class as each person will be working on different project. Techniques demonstrated for each individual will be shared with fellow classmates, if they choose to watch . Limited space available , so you get lots of attention. A fun day with like minded sewers.. Get ready to get organized and finish some of those unfinished projects.
SIMPLE SERGINGFern MacDonald
Simple serging is a series of 3 classes to introduce or update your skills with your serger. You can register for one, two or all three.
Simple Serging 1 Which stitch? Are you getting the most from your serger? Where and why do you use the different stitch combinations? Understanding differential feed? Proper finishing techniques to achieve the professional look? All fabrics provided in the kit.
Simple Serging 2 The serger can do a lot more than seam finishing. Learn how to gather, flatlock, and use decorative threads. Decorative techniques and elastic application will be covered.
Simple Serging 3 Rolled hems and edgesare not just for napkins!! How and where to use this very useful function on your serger. There will be 2 surprise take home samples.
SUPERVISED CREATIVE QUILTINGPat Dykes
Due to popular demand Pat is adding morning time to her "Supervised Quilting Class"
Want to stretch your quilting capabilities? Having problems starting a project?In the middle of a project and need some encouragement? Need a little help with a new piecing design or technique? This is the place for you! Bring in your project/s and cut, sit and sew. An experienced teacher is here to help you and share ideas and possibilities.
Drop in only when space available and prearranged with teacher.
EMBROIDERY GIFT OF THE MONTH Pat Dykes, Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher
Based on Martha Pullen Gift of the Month. Every month we will meet to work on the latest project. Each project is a surprise and incorporates both an embroidery design and a technique. Students will need to pick up the embroidery CD one week before the class to transfer the embroidery design to their machine/card. A Very popular class so book early for each class date. Design fee $7.50
BASIC QUILTINGDenise Gunn
Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? We have the class for you. Let Denise teach you the proper way to prepare your fabrics, learn how to accurately use your rotary cutter, learn machine piecing, quilting the sandwiched layers together, and binding the finished project ready to use or give as a gift. All of these techniques will produce a completed lap size or baby quilt.
APPLIQUE BASIC TECHNIQUESDenise Gunn
Applique is a time honored hand technique but your machine can do it too. Learn how to do circles, squares and triangles. Stabilizers, needles, and threads will be discussed. Denise will also have a trunk show to share. All supplies included. Machines available or bring your own with all accessories, power cords etc.
TWIN NEEDLE MAGIC Denise Gunn
Machine embellishment is an exciting extension of your sewing experience. In this technique class you will explore using both twin needles and wing needles. You can use these techniques to become an adventurous, creative, and satisfied stitcher. Come to this class and learn to use more options on your machine.
FREE MOTION - STIPPLINGDenise Gunn
Learn how to use stippling or free motion to finish your quilt. This free motion technique is very easy once you learn how to set up your machine. Learn which needles work best. You will complete samples in this class.
TRAILING HEARTS Denise Gunn
Another variation on the Log Cabin Block. Denise has added some machine appliquéd hearts, flowers, and leaves.
You will learn a new way of doing continuous bias for the stems. Approximate finished size 80X62 Beginners quilting as well as beginner appliqué a prerequisite for this class.
STACK AND WHACK Denise Gunn
This technique produces a Kaleidoscope pinwheel without the use of mirrors, templates or extensive planning. Stack and Whack will create exciting effects quickly and easily. Adding sashing between the blocks and smaller pinwheels for the border finishes off the quilt. Approximate size of class sample is 94" X 72". This is a great step after Beginners Quilting. Jump on this magic carpet ride with Denise. Repeats welcome. It's addictive! Finished Pieced top on display to get a good visual.
QUILTING WITH LEZLIELezlie Pascoe
Have you thought you might like to try your hand at quilting but not quite sure where to start? Want to try a small project before investing lots of class time and materials?? Lezlie offers choices of six of her quilt patterns or choose your own block or pattern instead. Make one block into a small project such as a table runner or pillow, or keep sewing enough blocks for a larger quilt. Lezlie will instruct the specifics of the chosen block as well as assist where needed on your quilting project. Come quilt and learn with like minded sewers. Learn about String Piecing.
Book for one or more dates. (some weeks Wednesdays instead of Thursday please check by week)
5D EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE TRAINING
5D Embroidery works on all brands of embroidery machines. If you have the 5d EMBROIDERY SUITE or parts of the software then this is the class for you. You will take a tour through the many facets of the software. Designed for those who have already purchased software. Laptop required together with embroidery machine. You will have fun digitizing new designs for a different project each month. A great way to really use and become familiar with your software capabilities. Computer first day and project sew out second day. Classes once a month.
SASHIKO done by hand not machine! Deb White *****NEW*****
This is a very relaxing sewing method originating in Japan thousands of years ago. It was popular in the 70's and is making a huge comeback from a quilting aspect as well as for home decor, apparel, and for gifting.
It is a basic running stitch with old and new designs, and the wonderful thing is that it stitches up quite quickly. I have projects for beginners and some more challenging works as well. Come and enjoy learning a wonderful old tradition and the joys of hand sewing. Register early as class size is small.
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