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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


ButterflyBlooms
- Jul 25, 2017 10:00 am

Colorful abstract quilt that is great for college dorms, kids going away to camp, or just a great throw over the back of the couch.

Cost: $ 35.00
Victorian Star Paper Piecing Class
- Jul 26, 2017 10:00 am

Combine a Lone Star Quilt, New York Beauty quilt blocks, and Bali prints and you will get this beautiful quilt. Learn to paper piece as you make this full size 80-1/2 x 104-1/2" quilt.

Cost: $ 75.00
Thread Spool Pillow
- Jul 27, 2017 10:00 am

This cute pillow would be perfect in your sewing area or as a gift for a sewing friend. Construct it in 2 sessions using both patchwork and applique with a touch of embroidery.

Cost: $ 35.00
Just the Right Angle Class
- Jul 28, 2017 10:00 am

A Fat Quarter Stash Buster. Easy Fast & Unusual. Can be done for lap, Twin, Full/Queen & king size quilts

Cost: $ 45.00
Stargello
- Jul 29, 2017 10:00 am

A wonderful way to play with the bargello look.

Cost: $ 35.00
Using the New Ruler foot and Rulers
- Jul 31, 2017 01:30 pm

You will experience hands-on using the free motion foot # 72 along with the new BERNINA 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. **PLEASE REMOVE ALL OF THE WHITE PROTECTION FILM FROM YOUR RULERS BEFORE CLASS.

Cost: $ 25.00
Finish Your Projects
- Aug 01, 2017 10:00 am

Bring in your UFO"S (unfinished projects) and your machines and sit in our classroom and get them completed.

Cost: $ 5.00
Make a Bear and Donate it to RARE Child. Help Children with RARE diseases, One Bear at a time. You will receive a photo of the bear and the special RARE child who receives your creation.

Cost: $ 10.00
Make a Bear and Donate it to RARE Child. Help Children with RARE diseases, One Bear at a time. You will receive a photo of the bear and the special RARE child who receives your creation.

Cost: $ 10.00
BERNINA Block Party
- Aug 05, 2017 01:00 pm

This block of the month has been designed by Alison Glass who also has designed two embroidery collections. We have selected a different color palette for a more traditional look.

Cost: $ FREE
My BERNINA Software 8
- Aug 07, 2017 10:00 am

MY BERNINA Software 8 series includes 12 classes. You work from a workbook and can repeat the class as often as you would like.

Cost: $ 250.00
Finish Your Projects
- Aug 07, 2017 01:00 pm

Bring in your UFO"S (unfinished projects) and your machines and sit in our classroom and get them completed.

Cost: $ 5.00
Lecture / Demo Pants that fit
- Aug 08, 2017 10:00 am

Learn the easy way to make pants with pockets, waist band if you want, fly front zipper--all the details you like. Easy to do, fast, and great to wear. Make them long or short or in between.

Cost: $ 20.00
Who Let the Dogs Out
- Aug 09, 2017 10:00 am

A wonderful twister pattern depicting your best friend "FIDO".

Cost: $ 35.00
Road Trip
- Aug 10, 2017 10:00 am

A great bag for organizing your car. Lots of pockets to hold everything you or your child needs close at hand. Also would make a nice tote to carry your supplies to class.

Cost: $ 35.00
Software Splendor
- Aug 11, 2017 10:00 am

Dive into BERNINA Embroidery Software 8. Version 7 owners are welcome. we will cover the new software 8 feature as well as expand on the basics of 7 & 8. Lessons are designed by Debbi Lashbrook. You can take individual classes for $30.00 each.

Cost: $ 150.00
Catch-All Club
- Aug 11, 2017 01:15 pm

Catch -all Club will meet once a month and feature Embroidery, serger and sewing techniques. Projects with handouts will be available.

Cost: $ 150.00
Make a Bear and Donate it to RARE Child. Help Children with RARE diseases, One Bear at a time. You will receive a photo of the bear and the special RARE child who receives your creation.

Cost: $ 10.00
Finish Your Projects
- Aug 14, 2017 01:00 pm

Bring in your UFO"S (unfinished projects) and your machines and sit in our classroom and get them completed.

Cost: $ 5.00
Duffle Bags Class
- Aug 15, 2017 10:00 am

Get away for the weekend with this great duffle bag using focal fabrics.

Cost: $ 35.00
Greased Lightning Pinwheel Runner Class
- Aug 18, 2017 10:00 am

This table runner is made from Pinwheel ( formerly known as jelly rolls) strips that are pre-cut and add a defining Accent for strips and border. We have a wonderful selection of the pinwheels, giving you a whole range of color schemes.

Cost: $ 35.00
Software Splendor
- Aug 19, 2017 10:00 am

Dive into BERNINA Embroidery Software 8. Version 7 owners are welcome. we will cover the new software 8 feature as well as expand on the basics of 7 & 8. Lessons are designed by Debbi Lashbrook. You can take individual classes for $30.00 each.

Cost: $ 150.00
Finish Your Projects
- Aug 21, 2017 01:00 pm

Bring in your UFO"S (unfinished projects) and your machines and sit in our classroom and get them completed.

Cost: $ 5.00
Renaissance Window Class
- Aug 24, 2017 10:00 am

Vibrant colors and fusible bias tape make a stunning wall quilt depicting a symbol of faith.

Cost: $ 35.00
Finish Your Projects
- Aug 26, 2017 10:00 am

Bring in your UFO"S (unfinished projects) and your machines and sit in our classroom and get them completed.

Cost: $ 5.00
Finish Your Projects
- Aug 28, 2017 01:00 pm

Bring in your UFO"S (unfinished projects) and your machines and sit in our classroom and get them completed.

Cost: $ 5.00
Lecture/ Demo Basic T-shirts
- Aug 29, 2017 10:00 am

Many years ago I saw a teacher make a T-shirt in one two hour class. I was amazed and excited that it was so easy. We are bringing back our wonderful, easy to make T-shirt class that can have you making T-shirts for your whole family, all ages and sizes. Even without a serger, they go together quickly.

Cost: $ 20.00
Catch-All Club
- Oct 21, 2017 01:15 pm

Catch -all Club will meet once a month and feature Embroidery, serger and sewing techniques. Projects with handouts will be available.

Cost: $ 150.00
OESD has created a great block of the month for a quilt using embroidery blocks and pieced blocks. The size is 52" by 52 ". 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 ten (10) sessions.

Cost: $ 99.95