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Class Information


  • 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
- Feb 15, 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
- Feb 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
Stripe-pies Rug
- Feb 19, 2019 10:00 am

Using the 2 1/2" strips that Benartex & other fabric lines have created, create you own small rug for your bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. Easy to do, and fun. Oh so colorful

Cost: $ 35.00
Organizer for taking tools to classes
- Mar 04, 2019 10:00 am

This handy zip-up Tool Case holds your rotary cutter, scissors, threads,and more in the Vinyl, mesh and quilted pockets, many of which have zippers.

Cost: $ 35.00
Have it All Wallet Class
- Mar 15, 2019 01:30 pm

Have it all wallet has places for everything and easy to make.

Cost: $ 35.00
Cutwork Mandala
- Feb 27, 2019 01:30 pm

Learn to use your cutwork tool to create the pattern you want.

Cost: $ 35.00
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
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
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
Beginning PANTS Class
- Feb 22, 2019 10:00 am

Learn to make your own pull on pants. In this sew-in class you'll learn to fit & construct pants, capris or shorts.

Cost: $ 35.00
Leggings or exercise wear
- Mar 21, 2019 10:00 am

We have the Under Armour fabric that is seen in stores and on line. Why not make your own exercise wear that will fit like a glove? Kathy will share all the fitting info you need for a great fit.

Cost: $ 35.00
Beginning Tops class
- Mar 28, 2019 10:00 am

Beginning Tops is your Beginning Sewing Level II class. Start learning to sew your own clothes in this class. Please register by 1/18/19

Cost: $ 35.00
The wrong stabilizer can cause all kinds of problems with your embroidery designs. Some people even blame their embroidery machine for the project being a failure.

Cost: $ 15.00
FREE Measurement Day
- Mar 09, 2019 01:30 pm

Stop by the store anytime from 10am to 4pm and let us help you take your measurements!

Cost: $ FREE
Single and double Piping FREE Demo
- Feb 20, 2019 01:30 pm

Piping looks hard but BERNINA has made it easy for us. Come see the tricks and add piping to table runners, placemats, clothing, quilts and much more. I even used the technique to re-cover a rocker recliner chair. Choose either time.

Cost: $ FREE
Join us for a FREE class on Top 10 things you can do with your #10 Edgestitch foot!

Cost: $ FREE
Circular Embroidery accessory FREE Demo
- Feb 22, 2019 01:30 pm

The Circular embroidery accessory is an easy way to add curved lettering, curved decorative stitches, Cutting perfect circles to make the easiest Cathedral Window project you have ever done. All levels of machines can use this wonderful accessory.

Cost: $ FREE
Sttich Receipt FREE Demo
- Feb 23, 2019 11:00 am

Ever wonder what to do with all the different decorative stitches on your machine. Why buy trims when you can do it yourself. There are so many different combinations of stitches that are beautiful. Use varigated threads, or Poly sheen for a professional look.

Cost: $ FREE
When I saw this foot work over 45 years ago, I knew that I wanted a BERNINA so that I could use that foot. Soooo. I bought a dealership. Now I can use all four of the feet and save me so much time and make me good like a professional. Come Join us.

Cost: $ FREE
Free 1 hour demo. Learn to use foot #70 & 71 for attaching bindings as well as creating flat felled seams (jeans or dress shirt seams).

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 BERNINA Sewing Machine. This class is for owners of all non-B9 hook machine owners and Bernette owners

Cost: $ 175.00
My BERNINA Designer Software 8.1
- Mar 20, 2019 10:00 am

BERNINA has outdone itself with this version of the Designer Software. They have given many new updates and added many new features. 12 Classes. Please register by 1/9/19.

Cost: $ 400.00
My Embroidery classes for the older operating system, 200, 730, 750, 780, 830

Cost: $ 200.00
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
- Apr 13, 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
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 BERNINA Sewing Machine. This class is for owners of all non-B9 hook machine owners and Bernette owners

Cost: $ 175.00
My BERNINA Designer Software 8.1
- Jun 20, 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. Please register by 1/9/19.

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 01:30 pm

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
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
Daybreak Quilt Class
- Feb 18, 2019 10:00 am

Beautiful intermediate level quilt. Looks difficult, but it is really easy. Please register by 2/4/19.

Cost: $ 45.00
You will experience hands-on using the NEW quilting foot # 72 along with the new BERNINA & Amanda Murphy quilting rulers. There is a special fabric panel that we will be using so you can see how to do the different designs, such as circles, curves, angles and much more. This class is FREE when you have purchased the rulers and foot from us. You will need a panel, batting & backing. **PLEASE REMOVE ALL OF THE WHITE PROTECTION FILM FROM YOUR RULERS BEFORE CLASS.

Cost: $ 25.00
FREE Demo--Mini Quilts no pins
- Mar 04, 2019 01:30 pm

Make a fast and easy quilt top using fusible interfacing.

Cost: $ FREE
Princess Kitty Kitty
- Mar 12, 2019 10:00 am

This is the cutest patchwork wall hanging, especially if you like kittens. Great way to practice your applique technique.

Cost: $ 40.00
FREE Demo--Mini Quilts no pins
- Mar 16, 2019 01:30 pm

Make a fast and easy quilt top using fusible interfacing.

Cost: $ FREE
Who Owl Potholder Class
- Mar 25, 2019 10:00 am

Fat Quarter friendly pattern for making really cute owl pot holders.

Cost: $ 25.00
OESD has created a great block of the month for a quilt using embroidery blocks and pieced blocks. You can increase the size with sashings and borders. You will receive each of the embroidery designs and instructions each month. The class will meet for 6 sessions. Please register by 1/22/19

Cost: $ 99.00