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                  We use a wide screen TV so that everyone can see in class.                     General Information about our confidence building Classes

 
All of our sew-in classes are hands-on.

When you bring a machine to class, please make sure that your machine is in good working order, OR you may borrow a machine from us. Please let us know in advance.

If you do not see a class or topics you would like us to offer, please contact us at 503-393-0132 and we will  try to design a class for you.

All classes are held for two hours unless otherwise specified.    

                                                                      Our Friendly Class Policies
  • If you must cancel class, allow at least two weeks notice for full in store credit.
  • Arrive on time and be ready to learn with materials & supplies prepared for class.
  •  Leave your area clean for the next class.
  • Please make sure cell phones are off & put away, as they are a distraction.
  • Children are welcome, but must be considered a cell phone.
  • Please keep extra talking to a minimum while the teacher is talking.
  • Many people are allergic to fragrance- please act accordingly.
  • Thank you for your consideration for others.
BASIC SEWING KIT
All of the hands-on sewing classes will need a basic set of supplies that you like to use when sewing.  In addition to the materials listed with each class, please bring the following items to
each class:
1.  Your sewing machine in good repair, cleaned and oiled with the foot control and cord.  If you need to borrow one of ours, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance.
2.  Good scissors--1 pair for cutting fabric and 1 pair for snipping threads.  You may also want to bring a pair for paper if it is a pattern class.
3.  Good rotary cutter and a small mat
4.  Easy to read ruler
5.  Extra machine needles, cutter blades, bobbins
6.  Seam Ripper
7.  Marking pencils of your choice
8.  Small iron & ironing pad (Optional--we have 2 ironing stations)
9.  "Best Press" or spray starch
10.  505 Temporary Spray Adhesive
11.  Additional items that you like to have handy when you sew.  Please share your ideas.  We're always looking for new tips!

Not every class will require all of these items, but if you have your kit assembled, you will have everything you need for class.
Please be sure to check the website for instructions on what to do to prepare for your class.  Most classes will need you to have your pattern and precut your fabric before your first class.



Classes


2019 Sizzling Software Sampler
- Jul 20, 2019 10:00 am

This is a year Long Club that meets once a month or the third Friday or Saturday. Bring your laptop loaded with version 8.1 or Designer 7 and try new techniques. Lots of fun and someone to help you at every turn.

Cost: $ 100.00
2019 Sizzling Software Sampler
- Aug 16, 2019 10:00 am

This is a year Long Club that meets once a month or the third Friday or Saturday. Bring your laptop loaded with version 8.1 or Designer 7 and try new techniques. Lots of fun and someone to help you at every turn.

Cost: $ 100.00
Don't walk before me, I may not follow.... Don't walk behind me I may not lead...... Just walk beside me and be my friend..... We all need words such as these at different times in our lives. Finished size is 12 1/2" by 15". Colors can be to compliment any room, office or dorm.

Cost: $ 25.00
Magnolia Bucket bag- working with cork
- Aug 06, 2019 10:00 am

A learning process for working with cork

Cost: $ 35.00
Cell Phone Caddy
- Aug 08, 2019 10:00 am

Do you leave a trail of cell phone cords, ear plugs, and more. This easy to make caddy will keep everything organized for you, even when you are in a hotel or staying with friends. Hang it on a door knob, hook on the wall, or attach it to your walker or in your bag. Everything is at your finger tips.

Cost: $ 15.00
Circle-in-a-square Coaster Set
- Aug 15, 2019 10:00 am

Who couldn't use more coasters? They are functional, protecting wooden tables, decorative and add a bit of color to your decor. A small matching fabric box keeps them organized while the await their call to duty. Make them seasonal, for guys, kids, or your ladies group. They are so much fun to make and so quick that they make wonderful holiday gifts as a very low cost.

Cost: $ 20.00
Scalloped Baskets
- Aug 22, 2019 10:00 am

Scalloped containers for home, college, office or give as a gift. Make the size that fits your needs.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sturdy Tote- Grocery/shopping bag
- Aug 24, 2019 10:00 am

This Sturdy, trendy bag is done with cork, kraft-tex, canvas, denim or quilting cottons. Great size for groceries, you can even make pockets to hold bottles, eggs, or frozen foods. Size is 17 1/2" wide, 15" tall & 5" deep. Easy to do, we have added our own touches.

Cost: $ 25.00
Travel-size neck pillow
- Aug 29, 2019 10:00 am

What's better than a comfy neck pillow when you travel. One that will have the correct amount of softness. Quick and easy, make different sizes for everyone in the family. Make them so that they can be heated in the microwave to ease tensions.

Cost: $ 15.00
Learn to use your cutwork tool to cut and applique the designs you want for your quilt. We will furnish the design in cutwork & applique format. You just need the cutwork tool.

Cost: $ 65.00
School of Embroidery--SINGLE CLASS
- Aug 09, 2019 10:00 am

This workshop is a series of lessons to teach you various embroidery techniques in-depth. This class is for all embroidery machine owners--not just BERNINA. We will have designs in most formats. Each class will require a kit costing $5 to $15.

Cost: $ 15.00
School of Embroidery--5 months
- Aug 09, 2019 10:00 am

This workshop is a series of lessons to teach you various embroidery techniques in-depth. This class is for all brands of embroidery machine owners--not just BERNINA. We will have designs in most formats. Each class will require a kit costing $5 to $15.

Cost: $ 25.00
School of Embroidery--SINGLE CLASS
- Aug 10, 2019 10:00 am

This workshop is a series of lessons to teach you various embroidery techniques in-depth. This class is for all embroidery machine owners--not just BERNINA. We will have designs in most formats. Each class will require a kit costing $5 to $15.

Cost: $ 15.00
School of Embroidery--5 months
- Aug 10, 2019 10:00 am

This workshop is a series of lessons to teach you various embroidery techniques in-depth. This class is for all brands of embroidery machine owners--not just BERNINA. We will have designs in most formats. Each class will require a kit costing $5 to $15.

Cost: $ 25.00
There are so many new features in the embroidery unit of the upgraded 790, or 880 machine. Here is your opportunity to learn first hand what they are and how to use them.

Cost: $ 100.00
Creating new Necklines Class
- Aug 27, 2019 10:00 am

Learn to change the neckline of a shirt or top to suit you. These ideas can be applied to a ready made shirt or top as well.

Cost: $ 25.00
Open Sewing/Class Prep FREE
- Jul 23, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks to several customer's suggestions, we are offering a FREE day to prepare for your upcoming classes at BERNINA/ Stretch & Sew Fabrics or to work on your projects without interruption.

Cost: $ FREE
Open Sewing/Class Prep FREE
- Jul 27, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks to several customer's suggestions, we are offering a FREE day to prepare for your upcoming classes at BERNINA/ Stretch & Sew Fabrics or to work on your projects without interruption.

Cost: $ FREE
Open Sewing/Class Prep FREE
- Aug 01, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks to several customer's suggestions, we are offering a FREE day to prepare for your upcoming classes at BERNINA/ Stretch & Sew Fabrics or to work on your projects without interruption.

Cost: $ FREE
Open Sewing/Class Prep FREE
- Aug 31, 2019 10:30 am

Thanks to several customer's suggestions, we are offering a FREE day to prepare for your upcoming classes at BERNINA/ Stretch & Sew Fabrics or to work on your projects without interruption.

Cost: $ FREE
Closed for Holiday
- Sep 02, 2019 12:00 am

W are going to be closed to give our staff some much needed rest. Thank you for your understanding.

Open Sewing/Class Prep FREE
- Sep 03, 2019 10:30 am

Thanks to several customer's suggestions, we are offering a FREE day to prepare for your upcoming classes at BERNINA/ Stretch & Sew Fabrics or to work on your projects without interruption.

Cost: $ FREE
Open Sewing/Class Prep FREE
- Sep 28, 2019 10:30 am

Thanks to several customer's suggestions, we are offering a FREE day to prepare for your upcoming classes at BERNINA/ Stretch & Sew Fabrics or to work on your projects without interruption.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn to use your new BERNINA! For owners of the 8 series and the 7, 5, and 4 series that use the BERNINA B9 Hook.

Cost: $ 400.00
Learn to use your new BERNINA! For owners of the 8 series and the 7, 5, and 4 series that use the BERNINA B9 Hook.

Cost: $ 400.00
My BERNINA Serger Class
- Aug 07, 2019 11:00 am

We work from a Workbook so that you have samples and notes to refer to at home. Your serger can be your best friend, if you learn to thread it and take care of it. The second and third part of the training covers the more advanced aspects of the serger and will make using your serger much easier.

Cost: $ 100.00
My BERNINA Designer Software 8.1
- Aug 08, 2019 01:30 pm

BERNINA has outdone itself with this version of the Designer Software. They have given many new updates and added many new features. 12 Classes.

Cost: $ 400.00
Learn to use your BERNINA Sewing Machine. This class is for owners of all non-B9 hook machine owners and Bernette owners

Cost: $ 175.00
Learn to use your new BERNINA! For owners of the 8 series and the 7, 5, and 4 series that use the BERNINA B9 Hook.

Cost: $ 400.00
My BERNINA Serger Class
- Nov 04, 2019 10:00 am

We work from a Workbook so that you have samples and notes to refer to at home. Your serger can be your best friend, if you learn to thread it and take care of it. The second and third part of the training covers the more advanced aspects of the serger and will make using your serger much easier.

Cost: $ 100.00
Braided Twist table runner Class
- Jul 24, 2019 10:00 am

No Quilting, No Binding, No handwork- Learn the secret in the book or class. The book includes the ruler and six additional projects. Looks so hard, but it is easy and fun.

Cost: $ 35.00
OESD has created a great block of the month for a quilt using embroidery blocks and pieced blocks.

Cost: $ 99.00
Create this beautiful bed runner or lap quilt (53" x 41") in 4 classes while learning to use your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 55.00
Quilting with Your Walking Foot
- Aug 12, 2019 10:00 am

The NEW book "WALK" is a great way to learn how your walking foot can do detailed designs. Come & learn the technique on sample fabrics & blocks.

Cost: $ 15.00
Beginning Quilting Class
- Aug 19, 2019 10:00 am

You will be cutting with a rotary cutter, constructing your rows, & putting them together to form a quilt top. The size will be determined by the number of rows you put together. No pattern needed.

Cost: $ 45.00
Dresden Plate Table topper
- Aug 26, 2019 10:00 am

Using a dresden plate ruler, create this kaleidoscope table topper by selecting one motif and repeating it 20 times!

Cost: $ 25.00