classes & events

October 1, 2014

Drop-In Open Instruction

Open Instruction during the week of September 22 – September 28 will be:
  • Wednesday, September 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • CANCELLED: Thursday, September 25 from 1:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Open Instruction during the week of September 29 – October 5 will be:

  • Wednesday, October 1 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 2 from 1:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of October 6 – October 12 will be:
  • Wednesday, October 8 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of October 13 – October 19 will be:
  • Thursday, October 16 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of October 20 – October 26 will be:
  • Wednesday, October 22  from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Open Instruction during the week of October 27 – November 2 will be:

  • Thursday, October 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 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. If you don’t have a machine, you can use one of ours! If you’ve never sewn before, we can teach you how! 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: October 1, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 30, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 madison avenue, suite 6, memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 20.00
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November 1, 2014

Continuing Embroidery Workshop

This is a one-session workshop that will meet on Saturday, November 1 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

 

This offering is for those who know some hand-embroidery basics and want to extend their abilities and sew in a relaxed atmosphere with good company. Ages 8 – 108 are welcome. Heidi Rupke will teach the Kensington stitch, seeding, couching, bullions, and anything else that class-members manage to dig out of vintage embroidery books! Students are encouraged to bring projects that they want to work on such as an aprons, pillows, wall-hangings, dresses, or anything else of interest that would add to the idea-sharing experience of the class.

 

Heidi will provide fabric for learning and practicing new stitches. Basic embroidery supplies (hoops, tea towels, thread, needles, and patterns) will be on hand for purchase at a 10% class discount.

 

Looking for a more basic embroidery class? Check out Heidi’s Beginning Hand-Embroidery Workshop on October 4.

 

Those who prefer to sign up in person or over the phone (via credit card) may do so during Sew Memphis business hours.

Start: November 1, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 30.00
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November 9, 2014

Floating Blocks Quilting Series

This is a two-part series scheduled for Sundays, November 9 and 23 from 1-4 p.m.

 

Adult sewists with basic quilting experience are invited to join Betty Nowak for this adventure in color and “shadow!” Students will learn the proper application of sashings, borders, and binding as well as Betty’s chain piecing shortcuts for faster assembly. Instruction on how to prepare the quilt and the machine for quilting will also be included. The finished 56″x60″ quilt will be the perfect accompaniment for your winter lounging!

 

Bring your own machine or sign up early to rent one of four shop machines. Machine-rental tickets must be purchased in conjunction with Floating Blocks Quilting Series tickets.

 

In addition to the series fee, students will need to purchase/provide the following supplies that will be available at Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount:

  • about 7 yards of fabric
  • batting
  • neutral-colored thread
  • walking foot for your machine and sewing machine manual (recommended)
  • basting spray or quilting pins
  • sharp scissors, small snips, quilting ruler, rotary cutter, cutting mat, & pins (we have these supplies at the shop, but bringing your own will ensure less waiting time)

 

A more detailed list of supplies will be included in the confirmation email that will be sent to those who enroll in the series.

 

Those who would rather sign up in person or over the phone may do so during Sew Memphis business hours

 

[photo credit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/59650034/color-block-quilt-pattern-to-make-this?ref=market]

Start: November 9, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 50.00
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November 15, 2014

Kids’ Fringe Bag Workshop

This is a one-session workshop on Saturday, November 15 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Boys and girls ages 6-12 who have basic machine-sewing experience are invited to join Jeannine La Bate in combining fabric, burlap, and yarn to create fabulous cross-body bags with woven accents! Participants may make messenger bags or purses as they learn basic construction and weaving techniques and design one-of-a-kind accessories!

 

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 Fringe Bag Workshop. Those who prefer to sign up in person or over the phone (via credit card) may do so during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

Supplies for this series are not included in the $35 instruction fee but can be purchased from Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount. Students will need 1/2 yard of fabric, coordinating thread, and a $3 class “kit” that will include all weaving and handle supplies.

Start: November 15, 2014 1:30 pm
End: November 15, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
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November 16, 2014

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Sunday, November 16 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 toy machines, embroidery machines, or machines that utilize computerized design programs 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 $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. 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.

 

This class will also be offered on Saturday, October 25 and Saturday, December 6. (Click on the dates for more details about these classes.)

Start: November 16, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
Register Now

December 6, 2014

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, December 6 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 toy machines, embroidery machines, or machines that utilize computerized design programs 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 $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. 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.

 

This class will also be offered on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, November 16. (Click on the dates for more details about these classes.)

Start: December 6, 2014 1:00 pm
End: December 6, 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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December 7, 2014

Kids’ Holiday Stitch-N-Snack

Sunday, December 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Boys and girls will enjoy stitching festive Christmas ornaments while decorating and munching on holiday cookies!

 

Join Amie Plumley, co-author of the Sewing School book series for children, and Libby Shannon, Sewing Club teacher at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School, as they spend the morning trimming the tree and spreading holiday cheer.

 

This event is geared toward children kindergarten-aged and up. Adults may attend with younger children. Each adult/child pair needs only to sign up for one spot. All materials (including cookies!) are included in the class fee.

Start: December 7, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 7, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: sew memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 30.00
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