classes & events

April 3, 2015

Drop-In Open Instruction

Open Instruction during the week of May 18 – 24 will be:

  • Wednesday, May 20 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 24 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of May 25 – 31 will be:

  • Thursday, May 28 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 31 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (brand new beginners only)
Open Instruction during the week of June 1- 7 will be:

  • NO OPEN INSTRUCTION THIS WEEK DUE TO FASHION CAMP

Open Instruction during the week of June 8 – 14 will be:

  • Wednesday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of June 15 – 21 will be:

  • Wednesday, June 17 rom 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 20 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of June 22 – 28 will be:

  • Friday, June 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of June 29 – July 5 will be:

  • Wednesday, July 1 from 2:00 – 5:00 (brand new beginners only)
  • Sunday, July 5 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of July 6 – 12 will be:

  • Wednesday, July 8 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 10 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 12 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of July 13 – 19 will be:

  • Wednesday, July 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of July 20 – 26 will be:

  • Wednesday, July 22 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (brand new beginners only)
  • Sunday, July 26 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of July 27 – August 2 will be:

  • Wednesday, July 29 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 2 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The cost is $25. NO NEED TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. Just bring whatever you’re working on and your machine (if you’ve got one), and sew in the company of someone who can help and answer questions. If you don’t have a machine, you can use one of ours! If you’ve never sewn before, we can teach you how! Please double check dates and times prior to arriving since Open Instruction times occasionally change when our employees trade shifts. Disclaimer: Some projects fall outside of our realm of expertise. If you have questions about whether or not we can help you with a particular project, please feel free to call us ahead of time to discuss! (901)244-6224.
Start: April 3, 2015 10:30 am
End: May 31, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 madison avenue, suite 6, memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 25.00
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May 23, 2015

Hexie Variation Quilting Series

Two sessions: Saturdays, May 23 and 30, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Experienced beginners and intermediate sewists are invited to explore a myriad of hex-abilities with Betty Nowak! Participants will use special rulers to create hexagons, which may then be turned into herringbone, flower, and lightning bolt shapes, just to name a few. Pairing hexies with triangles will yield even more variations! Prior to the series, students will need to know how to use a rotary cutter and sew a quarter-inch seam.

 

Students will spend the first class learning the many hexie variations, choosing fabric, and coming up with unique quilt designs. Between classes, participants might want to do some pre-cutting and sewing. The second class will be about constructing and arranging quilt blocks into the optimum quilt top.

 

In addition to the series fee, students will need to purchase/provide two hexie rulers, thread, and three to four half-yard cuts of fabric for the first class. More fabric will be needed for the second class but should not be purchased until students have decided upon the design and size of their quilt tops. Yardage will vary according to these factors. All supplies are available at Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount.

 

Bring your own machine or sign up early to rent one of four shop machines. Machine rental tickets must be purchased in conjunction with tickets to the Hexie Variation Quilting Series. Those who prefer to sign up in person or over the phone during Sew Memphis busniess hours may do so by stopping by or phoning the shop.

Start: May 23, 2015 9:30 am
End: May 30, 2015 12:30 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 50.00
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May 30, 2015

Alterations Workshop

This is a one-session workshop from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.

 

Sewists with basic machine knowledge are invited to learn Haley Franklin‘s secrets for sprucing up those sidelined garments in your closet! Haley worked in costume design in Los Angeles before her move to Memphis, and her sewing and design skills have graced the stage in many Ballet Memphis productions!

 

Each participant will bring a garment that needs some TLC, from hemming, to patching, to taking in and letting out, to embellishing. Students will make adjustments to their own pieces and learn from each other’s projects as well.

 

Participants may bring their own machines or sign up early to rent one of four shop machines. Machine-rental tickets must be purchased in conjunction with Alterations Workshop tickets. Those who prefer not to sign up online may sign up in person or over the phone (via credit card) during Sew Memphis business hours.

Start: May 30, 2015 1:00 am
End: May 30, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 40.00
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June 1, 2015

Girls’ Fashion Design Camp Session 1

Monday through Friday, June 1 – 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

This camp is for girls, ages 8 and up.

 

Back by popular demand and with all new projects, fashion camp is perfect for fashionistas who want to learn the sewing basics and/or improve their current sewing skills.  Join Haley Franklin and Maria Herrera in designing and creating one-of-a-kind couture made of fabric, found items, and vintage materials. Campers will use our shop machines to learn the sewing fundamentals including how to sew a straight seam, pivot around curves, do patchwork piecing, etc.  The week will culminate with a fashion show geared toward celebrating each camper’s unique creative expression. Friends and family are invited to the show!

 

Note: Price of camp includes materials, instruction, and machine rental. Please pack a snack and a lunch each day for your child.

 

Can’t make this session? Session 2 of camp will be June 15 – 19.

Start: June 1, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 5, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 175.00
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June 6, 2015

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

This workshop is for adults and kids ages 8 and up but 6 & 7 year-olds may attend with adult friends. (Adult/child pairs may sign up for one spot and share a machine.)

 

Whether you just got a new sewing machine or you’ve had one for years that you’re afraid to touch, this workshop is for you!* Just bring your machine and your manual, and join Sarah Terry for step-by-step instruction on how to thread the needle, wind the bobbin, and perform other amazing feats! This workshop is for basic sewing only. No toy machines, embroidery machines, or machines that work in conjunction with separate computer software please! Also, if you’ve inherited a machine from a friend or family member, please make sure it is in working order before class.

 

Participants will apply these skills toward making pincushions to use in future sewing projects.

 

All supplies are included in the $40 workshop fee.

 

*Those who do not own machines but would like to take advantage of this beginning sewing class may rent one of four shop machines for the workshop. Machine-rental tickets must be purchased in conjunction with tickets to the Machine-Sewing 101 workshop. Those who prefer to sign up in person or over the phone (via credit card) may do so during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

Can’t come to this session? Another Machine 101 class will be offered on June 27July 18, and July 25!

Start: June 6, 2015 9:30 am
End: June 6, 2015 12:30 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 40.00
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Kids’ Summer Sewing: Embroidered Pillows

This is a two-day series that meets on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Boys and girls, ages six and up, are invited join Molly Patton and Heidi Rupke in making personalized embroidered pillows! Participants will spend Saturday afternoon with Heidi learning various hand-embroidery stitches and creating colorful designs on linen. The series will continue on Sunday afternoon, when Molly will teach students how to machine-sew their embroidered creations into sweet envelope pillow cases.

 

Series fee includes instruction, machine rental, and all supplies. In addition, participants will need to bring a snack for each day.

 

 

Those wishing to bring machines from home must arrive 15 minutes early to set up their machines in the Sew Memphis classroom. Those who prefer not to sign up online may do so in person or over the phone during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

 

Start: June 6, 2015 1:00 pm
End: June 7, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 65.00
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June 11, 2015

Dahlia Dress Series

This is a two-session series that meets on Thursday, June 11 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 13 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Adults with basic garment-sewing skills are invited to join Haley Franklin  in making this classic, year-round Dahlia dress by Colette Patterns. Haley worked in costume design in Los Angeles before her move to Memphis, and her sewing and design skills are currently debuted in Ballet Memphis productions.

 

The Dahlia dress is an intermediate dress pattern. Students will get the chance to learn/review zipper closures, waist yokes, strategically-placed gathers, and facing short cuts in the process of sewing this beautiful, custom-fit garment. Participants may choose to make the 3/4-sleeved raglan-style version or a strappy summer cocktail dress version. The pattern fits sizes 0 – 26.

Participants may bring their own machines or sign up early to rent one of four shop machines. Machine-rental tickets must be purchased in conjunction with Dahlia Dress Series tickets. Those who prefer not to sign up online may sign up in person or over the phone (via credit card) during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

Students will need to purchase/provide the Dahlia dress pattern, 3 yards of 1/4″ double-fold bias tape, a 14″ invisable zipper, thread, a hand-sewing needle, and 2.5 – 3.5 yards of fabric, depending upon size and version preferred. Voiles and cotton lawn fabrics work well. All supplies are available at Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount.

Start: June 11, 2015 5:30 pm
End: June 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 60.00
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June 15, 2015

Girls’ Fashion Design Camp Session 2

Monday through Friday, June 15 – 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

This camp is for girls, ages 8 and up.

 

Back by popular demand and with all new projects, fashion camp is perfect for fashionistas who want to learn the sewing basics and/or improve their current sewing skills.  Join Haley Franklin and Maria Herrera in designing and creating one-of-a-kind couture made of fabric, found items, and vintage materials. Campers will use our shop machines to learn the sewing fundamentals including how to sew a straight seam, pivot around curves, do patchwork piecing, etc.  The week will culminate with a fashion show geared toward celebrating each camper’s unique creative expression. Friends and family are invited to the show!

 

Note: Price of camp includes materials, instruction, and machine rental. Please pack a snack and a lunch each day for your child.

 

Can’t make this session? Session 1 of camp will be June 1 – 5.

Start: June 15, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 19, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 175.00
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June 22, 2015

Kids’ Summer Sewing: Doll Couture

This is a two-day series that meets on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

 

Girls, ages 6 and up, are invited to join Claire Steinriede to make matching A-line skirts for themselves and their dolls! (18″ dolls such as American Girl dolls or other dolls or teddy bears of similar size are preferred.) Participants will learn machine-sewing skills as well as basic garment-sewing principles as they outfit themselves and their little friends in style!

 

Series fee includes machine-rental and instruction, and all supplies. In addition, participants will need to bring a snack for each day

 

Those wishing to bring machines from home must arrive 15 minutes early to set up their machines in the Sew Memphis classroom. Those who prefer not to sign up online may do so in person or over the phone during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

 

[photo credit: kidstoysonsales.com]

Start: June 22, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 65.00
Register Now

June 27, 2015

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

This workshop is for adults and kids ages 8 and up but 6 & 7 year-olds may attend with adult friends. (Adult/child pairs may sign up for one spot and share a machine.)

 

Whether you just got a new sewing machine or you’ve had one for years that you’re afraid to touch, this workshop is for you!* Just bring your machine and your manual, and join Sarah Terry for step-by-step instruction on how to thread the needle, wind the bobbin, and perform other amazing feats! This workshop is for basic sewing only. No toy machines, embroidery machines, or machines that work in conjunction with separate computer software please! Also, if you’ve inherited a machine from a friend or family member, please make sure it is in working order before class.

 

Participants will apply these skills toward making pincushions to use in future sewing projects.

 

All supplies are included in the $40 workshop fee.

 

*Those who do not own machines but would like to take advantage of this beginning sewing class may rent one of four shop machines for the workshop. Machine-rental tickets must be purchased in conjunction with tickets to the Machine-Sewing 101 workshop. Those who prefer to sign up in person or over the phone (via credit card) may do so during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

Can’t come to this session? Another Machine 101 class will be offered on June 6July 18, and July 25!

Start: June 27, 2015 9:30 am
End: June 27, 2015 12:30 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 40.00
Register Now