classes & events

December 4, 2014

Drop-In Open Instruction

Open Instruction during the week of December 1 – 7 will be:

  • Thursday, December 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of December 8 – 14 will be:

  • Wednesday, December 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 12 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 13 from 1:30 – 4:30
Open Instruction during the week of December 15 – 21 will be:

  • Thursday, December 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 20 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of December 22 – 28 will be:

  • Saturday, December 27 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Open Instruction during the week of December 29 – January 4 will be:

  • Friday, January 2 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 4 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The cost is $25. 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: December 4, 2014 10:30 am
End: January 4, 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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December 27, 2014

Kids’ Winter Break Sewing Workshop

Saturday, December 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Boys and girls ages 6 and up are invited to join Claire Steinriede and other Sew Memphis friends for machine and hand-sewing fun! This workshop is perfect for beginners who want to learn sewing basics as well experienced sewists who want to brush up on the fundamentals. Participants will learn and practice sewing skills as they create pillows and other unique items.   The small class size will ensure plenty of individualized attention and will allow students to customize their projects!

 

Participants may bring their own machines or sign up early to rent one of four Sew Memphis shop machines. Those bringing their own machines should arrive 15 minutes early in order to get them set up in our classroom. Tickets for machine rentals must be purchased in conjunction with tickets to the Kids’ Winter Break Sewing Workshop. Those wishing to sign up in person may do so during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

Parents, please pack lunches for your children (peanut free) and sign our release forms when dropping off in the morning.

 

Supplies are not included in the $35 workshop fee and may be purchased at Sew Memphis at a 10% class discount. They will not exceed $20 in price.

Start: December 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: December 27, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue, Memphis, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
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January 3, 2015

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, January 3 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 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 $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, January 17Saturday, January 31Saturday, February 14, and Saturday, February 28. (Click on the dates for more details about these classes.)

Start: January 3, 2015 1:00 pm
End: January 3, 2015 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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January 7, 2015

Vintage Quilt Revival BLOCK OF THE MONTH

This series will meet on the first Wednesday evening of each month for 12 months from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (The first meeting will be on January 7.)

 

Intermediate quilters (as well as adventurous or advanced beginners) are invited to join Sarah Terry in creating their own unique versions of this 20-block quilt that combine classic patterns with modern fabric! For just $25 per month, participants will receive monthly instruction from Sarah, a copy of Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks by Blakesley, Heinrich, and Jones, a CD with 12 printable foundation piecing template patterns, up to 40 fat quarters from the Sew Memphis shelves (student’s choice), and up to 4 yards of Sew Memphis solid fabric (also student’s choice). Sarah will discuss fabric selection at the first meeting and help students begin to design their quilts!

 

The Vintage Quilt Sampler has three basic variations, and students are welcome to choose their favorites. Each variation is a different size (72″x90″, 63″x80″, and 59″x75″) and requires different amounts of fabric. All quilt top fabric for each variation is covered in the cost of the BOM. For a look at some Vintage Quilt Sampler examples as well as some pics of individual blocks, check out this Flickr pool.

 

Each month, Sarah will highlight blocks from the book and share her shortcuts and helpful tips. Several of the blocks involve some basic paper-piecing techniques, so this is a great chance to learn/practice paper-piecing in a fun, non-intimidating environment. As the year comes to a close, Sarah will go over how to put the quilt top together and give tips on making the quilt sandwich, quilting, and binding.

 

Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages to BOM meetings and to use this time to share progress, tips, and motivation.

 

Participants must be comfortable with machine-sewing and rotary cutting. Students may bring their own machines or sign up early to rent one of four shop machines.

 

Sign up by December 24 to participate. This series will proceed with a minimum of 6 students, so help us spread the word! The Block of the Month fee may be paid up front via Eventbrite or by visiting the shop. Those who want to pay in monthly installments of $25 per month must sign up in person and allow their credit information to be kept securely on file at Sew Memphis. Sew Memphis will charge credit cards during the first week of every month.

 

For a better look at Sarah’s beautiful finished quilt top example, visit Sew Memphis where it is proudly displayed! Participants’ finished quilts will have the same basic look as the example (colorful modern blocks against a solid background) but each quilt will vary according to students’ unique fabric selections and selected quilt variation!

Start: January 7, 2015 6:00 pm
End: December 2, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 276.00
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January 17, 2015

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, January 17 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 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 $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, January 3Saturday, January 31Saturday, February 14, and Saturday, February 28. (Click on the dates for more details about these classes.)

Start: January 17, 2015 1:00 pm
End: January 17, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 38104
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, United States
Cost: 35.00
Register Now

January 31, 2015

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, January 31 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 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 $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, January 3Saturday, January 17Saturday, February 14, and Saturday, February 28. (Click on the dates for more details about these classes.)

Start: January 31, 2015 1:00 pm
End: January 31, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
Register Now

February 7, 2015

Quilting 101 Workshop

This is an extended one-day workshop on Saturday, February 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to take advantage of the many Overton Square eateries during a short lunch break!

 

Those with basic sewing machine knowledge who want to venture into the fun, expressive world of quilting, with the benefit of an experienced guide, will love Betty Nowak’s Quilting 101! Students will learn Betty’s tips for fabric selection as well as how to sew the famed quarter-inch quilting seam! Betty will demonstrate several piecing methods and allow for students to practice under her direction. Next, participants will learn how to layer the quilt back, front, and batting in order to create the “quilt sandwich” and play with some machine-quilting techniques on sample “sandwiches.” Finally, Betty will share her quilt binding techniques and offer resources for further instruction on each of these steps. While students will not leave this workshop with a finished product, they will gain an overview and some experience with the entire quilting process and be ready to tackle their first quilts! Some pieced segments from this workshop may be incorporated into future quilts.

 

Students 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 tickets to the Quilting 101 Workshop. Those who prefer to sign up in person or over the phone may do so during Sew Memphis business hours.

 

In addition to the $50 instruction fee, students will need to purchase/provide batting, thread, and an assortment of fabrics. A more detailed supply list will be included in the confirmation email to those who sign up for the workshop.

Start: February 7, 2015 9:30 am
End: February 7, 2015 3:30 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 50.00
Register Now

February 14, 2015

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, February 14 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 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 $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, January 3Saturday, January 17Saturday, January 31, and Saturday, February 28. (Click on the dates for more details about these classes.)

Start: February 14, 2015 1:00 pm
End: February 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
Register Now

February 28, 2015

Machine-Sewing 101 for Kids and Adults

We’ve added another session of this popular workshop on Saturday, February 28 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 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 $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, January 3Saturday, January 17Saturday, January 31, and Saturday, February 14. (Click on the dates for more details about these classes.)

Start: February 28, 2015 1:00 pm
End: February 28, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Sew Memphis
Phone: 9012446224
Address:
2075 Madison Avenue STE 6, Memphis, TN, 38104, United States
Cost: 35.00
Register Now