classes & events

March 19, 2014

sew happy

Wednesday evenings at 5ish:

 

Bring your own sewing projects, snacks, and beverages, and enjoy happy hour at Sew Memphis! It’s free! If you don’t have a project to work on, come anyway. We’ll inspire you. No need to sign up.

 

Please note: Sew Happy was established to foster community and allow folks to sew in good company. Occasionally we’ll present a simple project during Sew Happy (watch our facebook page for updates), but as a general rule, we cannot guarantee sewing instruction at this time. Those who are seeking sewing help will find it consistently at Open Instruction sessions, which are staffed with experienced sewists who can help and answer questions.

 

Start: March 19, 2014 5:00 pm
End: May 28, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 madison avenue, suite 6, memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: Free
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March 23, 2014

drop-in open instruction

Open Instruction during the week of March 24 – March 30 will be:
  • Wednesday, March 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 28  from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (emphasis on quilting, piecing, free-motion, etc)
Open Instruction during the week of March 31 – April 6 will be:
  • Thursday, March 13  from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. (emphasis on quilting, piecing, free-motion, etc)
  • Saturday, April 5  from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of April 7 – April 13 will be:
  • Wednesday, April 9  from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 11  from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. (emphasis on quilting, piecing, free-motion, etc)
Open Instruction during the week of April 14 – April 20 will be:
  • Wednesday, April 16  from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 18  from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of April 21 – April 27 will be:
  • Friday, April 25  from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. (emphasis on quilting, piecing, free-motion, etc)
  • Saturday, April 26  from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
 The cost is $20. No need to sign up. 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.
Start: March 23, 2014 2:30 pm
End: April 26, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 madison avenue, suite 6, memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 20.00
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April 10, 2014

homeschool sewing for littles

This is a two-part series that will meet Thursday, April 10 and Thursday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Boys and girls ages 5 and up are invited to join Mary Allison Cates and other Sew Memphis friends for machine and hand-sewing fun! The students will learn and practice sewing skills as they create unique throw pillows and other accessories. The favorable teacher/student ratio will ensure individualized attention and project flexibility.

 

Participants will be using the Sew Memphis shop machines. Parents, please pack a snack for your children and sign our release forms when dropping off for the first class.

 

The series fee includes the supplies for the first class. Supplies for the second class may be purchased at Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount and will not exceed $20 in price.

Start: April 10, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 madison avenue, suite 6, memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 40.00
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April 27, 2014

machine-sewing 101 for kids and adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Sunday, April 27 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

This workshop is for adults and kids ages 6 and up.

 

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  or Mary Allison Cates 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 embroidery machines or machines that utilize computerized design programs please!

 

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

 

All supplies are included in the $35 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.

 

This class will also be offered on Monday, April 21. Click here for more details.

Start: April 27, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
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May 4, 2014

machine-sewing 101 for kids and adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Sunday, May 4 from 1:00 – 4:00 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 need only to sign up for one spot.)

 

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 embroidery machines or machines that utilize computerized design programs please!

 

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

 

All supplies are included in the $35 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.

 

This class will also be offered on Sunday, May 18. Click here for more details.

Start: May 4, 2014 1:00 pm
End: May 4, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
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May 10, 2014

girls’ scrappy tutu workshop

This is a one-session workshop from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

 

Nothing says SPRING like a new bright, airy tutu! Girls ages 5 and up are invited to join Mary Allison Cates for this fun morning fabric project. (Younger children may attend with adult friends; each adult/child pair needs only to sign up for one spot.) Participants will love designing their skirts using a full spectrum of Sew Memphis fabric strips. After arranging fabrics around a custom-fitted piece of elastic, participants will add sweet hand-sewn flowers or other embellishments. Each skirt will be a one-of-a-kind creation!

 

All materials are included in the workshop fee.

 

photo credit: http://www.bebeblog.it/post/6795/tutu-per-bambine-con-ritagli-di-stoffa

Start: May 10, 2014 9:30 am
End: May 10, 2014 12:30 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 52.00
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May 17, 2014

skirt lab

This is a one-session workshop on Saturday, May 17 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Sewists with basic machine knowledge are invited to whip up custom-fit, elastic-waist skirts with Claire Steinriede! Adults only, please. Participants will use their body measurements to design and draft simple personalized patterns. Skirts can be full and gathered at the waist or straight for a slimmer profile. Embellish with pockets or a contrasting cuff, of just let one fabulous fabric selection speak for itself. Either way, you’ll leave with a pattern you can use again and again!

 

Participants will need to purchase/provide up to 2 yards of fabric (depending up on size and desired style), coordinating thread, red dot pattern paper, and elastic. 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.

 

[photo credit: stitchlab.biz]

Start: May 17, 2014 1:00 pm
End: May 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 30.00
Register Now

May 18, 2014

machine-sewing 101 for kids and adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Sunday, May 18 from 1:00 – 4:00 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 need only to sign up for one spot.)

 

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 embroidery machines or machines that utilize computerized design programs please!

 

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

 

All supplies are included in the $35 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.

 

This class will also be offered on Sunday, May 4. Click here for more details.

Start: May 18, 2014 1:00 pm
End: May 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
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May 26, 2014

kids’ summer sewing: decorate your room

This is a two-session series that will meet on Monday, May 26 and Tuesday, May 27 from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

 

Boys and girls, ages 6 and up, are invited to join Mary Allison Cates to sew colorful room decor! Participants will learn hand-sewing and machine-sewing skills as they design and create pillows, door signs, banners, and more!

 

Series fee includes machine-rental, instruction, and some materials. In addition, participants will need to bring a snack for each day and purchase/provide a 14″x14″ pillow form and two fat quarters. These supplies are available at Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount and will cost about $20.

 

Check out the other offerings in our Kids’ Summer Sewing Series:

 

Start: May 26, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 27, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 madison avenue, suite 6, memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 42.00
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May 31, 2014

improv quilting workshop

This is a one-day workshop on Saturday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (We’ll break at lunchtime for a bite to eat in Overton Square!)

Basic machine-sewing skills are required, but beginning quilters are welcome!

Join Mary Allison Cates for a day of beautiful and intuitive improv quilting! Set aside your rulers, rotary cutters, and internal voices of judgment, and experiment with this process that is raucous and meditative all at once!

Mary Allison will introduce themes and techniques that often appear in improv quilts such as curved piecing, topstitching warps, floating squares, and splitting and stitching, but how students use and combine these principles is a mystery that will unfold as they sew!

Some students will finish quilt tops during the workshop and others will need to do some follow-up sewing at home. While Mary Allison will discuss quilting and binding, in-depth instruction on these topics is not included in the scope of the workshop.

For a throw-sized quilt top, participants will need to purchase/provide neutral-colored thread and about 5 and a half yards of assorted fabrics (adjust quantities for smaller or larger quilts). All supplies will be available at Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount. Conformation e-mail will include tips and guidelines for choosing fabric.

Start: May 31, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 31, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 50.00
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