Baton Rouge

At the corner of Highland and Old Jefferson Hwy. just north of Airline Hwy.
(225) 923-1260
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

New Orleans

Across from Paretti Mazda in the two story pink building
(504) 888-4952
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

Slidell

Come see our spacious new location! Head East on Gause Blvd. We're just past I-10, behind Starbucks and Ruby Tuesday
(985) 643-4252
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

Lafayette

At the corner of Johnston and Ambassador Caffery in the Ambassador Row Shopping Center right behind Bennigan's
(337) 981-2808
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

Lake Charles

Come see our spacious new location! I-210 at Highway 14 (Cameron Exit) where Blockbuster used to be.
(337) 477-0492
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

Houston

Sew Contempo, which has been serving the Houston Clear Lake area for over 30 years is now part of AllBrands.com!
(281) 333-5322
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

San Antonio West Ave.

Creative Sewing Center of San Antonio is now part of AllBrands.com!
(210) 344-0791
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

San Antonio Loop 1604

Creative Sewing Center of San Antonio is now part of AllBrands.com!
(210) 344-0791
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

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Upcoming Classes & Events

May 2016

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Bionic Gear Bag #2My Second Quilt (1 of 4)
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Modern Mollies Sewing BeeBrother New Owner Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)Sit & Stitch
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The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (3 of 8)In the Hoop Embroidered Zipper BagsBrother New Owner Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
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Skills Builder Brother 8500 (Dream Machine Only) Quilting, Embroidery, Applique, Oh My!All Club Demo PRS 100 (1 class only)
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Sewapalooza Event HoustonBrother PE-DESIGN PlusTery's Vacation Fat Quarter or Cruise Jacket (1 of 2)
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Sewapalooza Event HoustonIntroduction to EmbroideryScan N Cut (Beginners)Constructing a Jumper or Jon JonBrother Photo Stitch using PE PlusTery's Vacation Fat Quarter or Cruise Jacket (2 of 2)INTRO TO EMBROIDERYScan N Cut (Advanced)
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My Second Quilt (2 of 4)Create an Embroidered Placemat Tote BagBrother New Owner Guide Class #1 – Sewing 10am-1pmCustomizing Existing DesignsPR 101Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 – Sewing 2pm-5pm
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Embroidery Club:Create Applique Patches from Shapes, arc lettering & Software techniquesBrother New Owner Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10am-1pmBrother New Owner Class #2 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)Sit & StitchArtistic Software Project- Vectors, images, cutting, letteringBrother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) 2pm-5pm
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The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (4 of 8)Brother New Owner Embroidery ClassBrother New Owner Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
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Creative Concepts Quilt As You GoBionic Gear Bag #3
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Skills Builder: Everything in its Place Quilted Machine Mat OrganizerDesigner Dining Ensemble table runner, placemats & hand towels (1 of 2)
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Advanced Embroidery - Reverse Applique/CutworkPenny Muncaster-Jewell, 2-Day PE Design Embroidery Software Class Beginning SmockingModern Quilt Club DemoDesigner Dining Ensemble table runner, placemats & hand towels (2 of 2)HOW TO APPLIQUEBeginners EmbroideryEMBROIDERY CLUBDownloading ClassBench Pillow- Project ClassFree Motion QuiltingEmbroidery Machine AppliqueHand Embroidery ClubBES Lettering SoftwareBES Lettering Software
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My Second Quilt (3 of 4)Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10am-1pmMachine Emboidery with ConfidenceBrother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) 2pm-5pmMachine Embroidery - Beyond the Basics
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BERNINA Machine Guide Class #1 - Sewing 10am-1pmModern Mollies Sewing BeeA Little "Somethin" JacketSit & StitchBERNINA Machine Guide Class #2 - Sewing 2pm-5pm
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The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (5 of 8)Dream Machine Three Day Retreat Brother Innov-is XV8500D (Only)BERNINA Machine Guide Class #1 - Sewing 10am-1pmBERNINA Machine Guide Class #2 - Sewing 2pm-5pmBrother New Owner Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
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Dream Machine Three Day Retreat Brother Innov-is XV8500D (Only) (2 of 3)Janome Sewing
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The Embroidery Garden Embroidery Party at the Baton Rouge River CenterDream Machine Three Day Retreat Brother Innov-is XV8500D (Only) (3 of 3)Strip Quilt Bonanza DemoJanome Acudesign Demo
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The Embroidery Garden Embroidery Party at the Baton Rouge River CenterIntro To EmbroideryCreate a Towel Recipe DesignLEARN HOW TO Quilt ( BASIC)LEARN HOW TO OPERATE THE SWEET SIXTEEN SIT DOWN QUILTING MACHINE
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My Second Quilt (4 of 4)All Club Demo BERNINA Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10pm-1pm
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Judie's Bag Class (1 of 3)Modern Quilt Club: Quilt As You BargelloSit & StitchBrother New Owner Basic Operations
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The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (6 of 8)Judie's Bag Class (2 of 3)
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BERNINA Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10pm-1pmJudie's Bag Class (3 of 3)Terry's Serger Vest Embroidery ClubBrother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) 2pm-5pm
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Sew Pretty Dahlia PillowChange It Up Table Runner
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FLORIANI TOTAL CONTROL SOFTWARESelf-Binding Receiving BlanketQuilts For Kids Sew DayBlock of the month (Quilting)
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Modern Mollies Sewing BeeAll Club DemoSit & StitchBrother New Owner Embroidery ClassPR 101
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The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (7 of 8)Brother New Owner Basic Operations
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Claudia's Creations 3 day workshop
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Claudia's Creations 3 day workshop
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Claudia's Creations 3 day workshopScan N Cut (Beginners)INTRODUCTION TO EMBROIDERYBeginning smockingScan N Cut (Advanced)Embroidery Machine Applique
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Modern Mollies Sewing BeeArtistic Software Project- Patch Applique, Cutters, Designs Cut from Fabric, Vinyl, and Adhesive GlitterJanome Sewing
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The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (8 of 8)Brother New Owner Embroidery ClassJanome Learn to EmbroiderCupcake Bunting
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Serger Exploration #1Crazy Cute Circle Quilt DemoNew Owner Basic Operations
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Sewapalooza Event in the Baton Rouge StoreVintage Hanky Apron Anita Goodesign World Travel Accessories Workshop
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Sewapalooza Event in the Baton Rouge StoreAnita Goodesign World Travel Accessories WorkshopLEARN HOW TO APPLIQUEConstructing A Jumper or Jon Jon
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NISD Begin to Sew Kids (1 of 4)Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 – Sewing 10am-1pmNEISD Kids Begin to SewZip It Up (Kids Class)
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NEISD Kids Begin to SewNISD Begin to Sew Kids (2 of 4)Leave Your Mark Pillow - "Next Project" kid class
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NEISD Kids Begin to SewNISD Begin to Sew Kids (3 of 4)NEISD Adult Begin to Sew (1 of 3)
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NEISD Kids Begin to SewBrother Guide Class #1 10-1NISD Begin to Sew Kids (4 of 4)NISD Adult Begin to Sew (1 of 3)New Owner Basic Operations Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 – Sewing 2pm-5pm
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PENNY MUNCASTER PE Design Software Class in the Lafayette StoreMulti Needle Tips and Tricks with Color Theory & Applique
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PENNY MUNCASTER PE Design Software Class in the Lafayette StoreLEARN HOW TO QuiltFree Motion QuiltingLEARN HOW TO OPERATE THE SWEET SIXTEEN SIT DOWN QUILTING MACHINE
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18" Doll Fashion Designer (Kids Class)
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18" Doll Fashion Designer (Kids Class)Modern Mollies Sewing BeeExperience Bargello
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18" Doll Fashion Designer (Kids Class)NEISD Adult Begin to Sew (2 of 3)
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18" Doll Fashion Designer (Kids Class)Brother Guide Class #3 10-1NISD Adult Begin to Sew (2 of 3)Brother Guide Class #4 2-5
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PENNY MUNCASTER PE Design Software Class in the Metairie Store
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PENNY MUNCASTER PE Design Software Class in the Metairie StoreBLock of the month
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NISD Begin to Sew Kids (1 of 4)NEISD Kids Begin to SewPajama Party (Kids Class)
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NEISD Kids Begin to SewPajama Party (Kids Class)NISD Begin to Sew Kids (2 of 4)
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NEISD Kids Begin to SewNISD Begin to Sew Kids (3 of 4)NEISD Adult Begin to Sew (3 of 3)
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NEISD Kids Begin to SewNISD Begin to Sew Kids (4 of 4)NISD Adult Begin to Sew (3 of 3)Super Cool Drawstring Bag
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Bionic Gear Bag #2
Mon, May 02, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
The Bionic Gear Bag won the Bag of the Year 2015. It features: A place for everything you need. A flat bed “box” that allows easy access to the essentials. Larger slots that keep bigger items handy, but out of the way. Zippered pockets that keep your small bits and bobs accessible and secure. Side panels that keep everything from sliding out of the bag when it is fully closed or completely open. Come learn how to make this great bag in this two day session taught by Kathy Wolfe. Two 3-hour classes. Class Fee $65. Kit Fee $25.
My Second Quilt (1 of 4)
Mon, May 02, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $ 75
Kit Fee: $75
Teacher: Carol Steely
Description: 4 CLASSES. It’s a time for a Mystery Quilt that’s sure to impress all of your friends!! You’ll learn 3 new basic block building skills while completing your quilt one stress free step at a time. Repetitive sewing will be done as “homework”. Finished size 49” x 49”.

Skill Level
This project is designed to be a stress free “Next Project” skill builder for beginners that have taken the “Learn to Quilt” class or already know quilting basics.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, power cord, foot pedal, all purpose presser foot, user manual; Bobbins and machine needles; Call the store for additional project supplies.
Modern Mollies Sewing Bee
Tue, May 03, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Sewing Bee
Brother New Owner Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Tue, May 03, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
For NQ3500D, NQ1400, NQ900PRW, NQ1300PRW, NQ700PRW, NV1250D, NV950D, SB8000, SB7500, PC420, NV85E, NS40. This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Three 3-hour classes. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Those with Embroidery-only machines will only take the third class. Taught by Kathy Wolfe.
Sit & Stitch
Tue, May 03, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Come in and spend the day sewing! Bring whatever project that you want to work on. No fee for this open sewing. Great way to get some projects finished!
The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (3 of 8)
Wed, May 04, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
3 of 8
Class fee: $ 100
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Will Whitaker
Description: 8 CLASSES. Open to owners of Digitizing software. If you are unsure please come to the Could You Digitize your embroidery designs class. Will has experience with PE Design, Floriani, can work with Bernina, and can lead you to understand your software. You should be comfortable with opening and maneuvering in the software.
What to Bring: Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the brand specific software installed & security device
In the Hoop Embroidered Zipper Bags
Wed, May 04, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Location: Loop 1604 N. Class fee: $35
Kit Fee: $20
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Bring your embroidery machine and an In The Hoop Bag design from Anita Goodesign’s Pocket Purses CD. Have the design loaded on a flash drive or in your machine’s memory and Lorraine will assist you in the construction of the bag. You will need your fabrics and all supplies the design calls for. Lorraine will have lots of other bags for you to see during class. She has created so many over the years she has been an embroidery artist! Fat Quarter kits are available at additional cost. Lightly patterned batik fabric is suggested. Purchase your kit at the store prior to class!

What to Bring:
Sewing system with Embroidery machine, power cord, and owners manual; USB drive; Embroidery and sewing threads. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Brother New Owner Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, May 04, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
For V-series (VQ2400, VQ3000, VM5100, VM6200D, VE2200), Quattro (NV6750D), Dream Machine (XM8500D) and NV2800D. This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Three 3-hour classes. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Those with Embroidery-only machines will only take the third class. Taught by Kathy Wolfe.
Skills Builder Brother 8500 (Dream Machine Only) Quilting, Embroidery, Applique, Oh My!
Thu, May 05, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 40
Kit Fee: $ 25
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Create a simple quilted pillow cover using the Embroidery stitches, Applique, and quilting stitches all found in your 8500 Dream Machine. Make more simple to create blocks and make a quilt. You are on your way to quilting, and more after this class. Already a quilter and want to learn more about your 8500 Dream Machine. This is the class for you. Must have a working knowledge of your machine. The instructor will not be teaching machine basics. Join Kathryn for a fun filled skills builder class. Learn valuable techniques that your 8500 has. Bring a lunch and take a break or continue stitching on your project. Kit must be purchased and selected before the class date. Class will start promptly at 10:00 AM.

What to Bring:
Embroidery machine and embroidery module. All accessories, hoops, embroidery thread, bobbin, bobbin thread, needles. All sewing kit accessories. Call the store for additional project supplies.
All Club Demo
Thu, May 05, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $ 10
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: anyone

Description: OPEN TO ALL students no matter whether you own an embroidery machine or not. The demo is on a specific subject that will work with all embroidery machines. Every Hem Basic to Advanced includes top stitch, rolled, blind, hand look, and bound hems.

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
PRS 100 (1 class only)
Thu, May 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Basic training on your Brother PRS single needle machine. Topics covered include: setting up machine, general maintenance, threading, placing hoops on the machine, screen editing, changing needles setting thread tension, how to use fast frames and jumbo hoops, how to maintain and operate the hat frame, how to use the camera, what to do when you get an error message. One 3-hour class. Taught by Kathy Wolfe. Class fee $45.
Sewapalooza Event Houston
Fri, May 06, 09:00 AM through through Sat, May 07, 05:00 PM
Houston
What is a Sewapalooza? A Sewapalooza is a sewing festival in which sewing enthusiasts will gather to sew, have fun, learn and be inspired. This two day event will consist of create hands on projects featuring certain capabilities of the machines and different sewing, embroidery and quilting techniques. Two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning and socializing. Join us to learn some new techniques and get new ideas from Top National Educators. Get inspired with the latest trends and new projects. - See more at: http://www.allbrands.com/categories/4006#sthash.4Z53oxD7.dpuf
Brother PE-DESIGN Plus
Fri, May 06, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 45
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Learn the basics about PE Plus' tabs, icons/buttons, and windows. You will learn basic tips, how to customize Plus to meet your needs, how to access the built-in manual, basic text entry/editing, design editing, how to import designs, and how to save designs so you can transfer them to your machine. You will also gets tips on how to set up file folders, how to create shortcuts to access your data easily, copy designs from CDRom/DVR, and file organization tips. After an initial introduction to the features and organization, you will learn to use Plus' tools through teacher-lead projects that teach you all the basics. You will take home a detailed handout to add to your reference library. This is a 5-hour session, that along with Part 2, gives you a foundation from which to start your creative adventure using Plus.

What to Bring:
Bring your laptop with PE-Design Plus loaded and operational; Bring your laptop with PE-Design Plus loaded and operational; an external mouse; a USB Stick; and the manual; Don't forget your dongle.
Tery's Vacation Fat Quarter or Cruise Jacket (1 of 2)
Fri, May 06, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $55
Kit Fee: $18
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Kit Fee: $18 Includes pattern for multi-sized kimono style jacket. Also includes one of a selection of rhinestone designs for the jacket in the color of crystal that the student would like to apply to their jacket. Includes the use of a variety of threads to couch onto the jacket to add sparkle.

Description: Although you are using a basic jacket shape the overall look is amazing. Use your stuff: embroidery designs, orphan blocks, fat quarters, threads, glitz designs, and a fabulous lining fabric. You will learn to make a light weight jacket in any length for your body style that does not crumple when stuffed in a bag or airplane seat. Sew many techniques await you such as layered applique, double needle binding, and finished seams inside and out.

What to bring:
Bring your most convenient machine, foot control, power cord, regular presser feet, knee lift lever or any convenience features, free arm table. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Introduction to Embroidery
Sat, May 07, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Butterfly on tea towel. In this class you will learn different stabilizers and when to use them, hooping techniques, and tips and tricks to machine embroidery. You will need: Your machine, 4x4 or 5x7 hoop, USB stick, small scissors, and thread: light green, pink, dark pink, lavender, and yellow or your choice of colors. Teacher: Shirley Class Fee: $30 & Kit Fee: $10
Scan N Cut (Beginners)
Sat, May 07, 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lafayette
Learn the basics of your Brother Scan N Cut. $30.00
Constructing a Jumper or Jon Jon
Sat, May 07, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Lafayette
Learn the read and cut out a pattern while making a lined jumper or jon jon. Must have basic knowledge of sewing machine. Contact store for list of supplies needed. $35.00 Bobbi A. Instructor.
Brother Photo Stitch using PE Plus
Sat, May 07, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 45
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Learn the basics about PE Plus' auto-digitizing tools. You will learn basic steps and tips for using Auto Punch and Cross Stitch. After an initial overview of these tools, you will learn how to use Photostitch to convert photos to stitches. You will learn to use Photostitch tools through teacher-lead projects that teach you all the basics. You will also learn tips to help you start your adventure with this tool. In addition to Plus tools, you will learn about stabilizers and hooping techniques to successfully stitch out your Photostitch designs. You will take home a detailed handout to add to your reference library. This is a 5-hour session, that along with Part 1, gives you a foundation from which to start your creative adventure using Plus.

What to Bring: Bring your laptop with PE-Design Plus loaded and operational; external mouse; a USB Stick; and the manual. Don't forget your dongle.
Tery's Vacation Fat Quarter or Cruise Jacket (2 of 2)
Sat, May 07, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $55
Kit Fee: $18
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Although you are using a basic jacket shape the overall look is amazing. Use your stuff: embroidery designs, orphan blocks, fat quarters, threads, glitz designs, and a fabulous lining fabric. You will learn to make a light weight jacket in any length for your body style that does not crumple when stuffed in a bag or airplane seat. Sew many techniques await you such as layered applique, double needle binding, and finished seams inside and out.

What to Bring:
Bring your most convenient machine, foot control, power cord, regular presser feet, knee lift lever or any convenience features, free arm table, Jacket Pattern of your choice. If you have never looked at jackets, this will be a small challenge- it makes no difference if your jacket looks easy or difficult- we will make it easy. Call the store for additional project supplies. Cut the pattern out of the lining- if you are uncomfortable with cutting then come a little early.
INTRO TO EMBROIDERY
Sat, May 07, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
LEARN ALL THE BASIC'S OF EMBROIDERY.HOW TO HOOP, WHAT TYPE OF STABILIZER TO USE, AS WELL AS TOPPERS. PLEASE CALL STORE FOR INFORMATION. CLASS 40.00 KIT 10.00 INSTRUCTOR LOUISE HUYE
Scan N Cut (Advanced)
Sat, May 07, 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Lafayette
Advanced Scan N Cut project class. $35.00, Call Store for project of the month and supplies needed.
My Second Quilt (2 of 4)
Mon, May 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
2 OF 4
Class fee: $ 75
Kit Fee: $ 75
Teacher: Carol Steely
Description: It’s a time for a Mystery Quilt that’s sure to impress all of your friends!! You’ll learn 3 new basic block building skills while completing your quilt one stress free step at a time. Repetitive sewing will be done as “homework”. Finished size 49” x 49”.

Skill Level
This project is designed to be a stress free “Next Project” skill builder for beginners that have taken the “Learn to Quilt” class or already know quilting basics.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, power cord, foot pedal, all purpose presser foot, user manual; Bobbins and machine needles. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Create an Embroidered Placemat Tote Bag
Mon, May 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 40
Kit Fee: $
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: This is one of my favorite tote bags. They are quick and easy to make, sturdy, and give me two sides to try out new embroidery techniques and designs. Come to class and we will make one together. For those interested in making a tote with a sewing/crafting motif, I will provide a double appliqué design (the word "Create) for one side, and you can provide a sewing themed design for the second side. Otherwise, bring any two designs you'd like. Please chose designs that will stitch out in about 30 minutes each, so you have time to construct your bag. Finished size is about 19" wide x 14" high, depending on the size of the placemats.

What to Bring:
Students must bring their sewing/embroidery machine and its embroidery unit. Don't forget the electrical cord and foot pedal. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 – Sewing 10am-1pm
Mon, May 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lafayette
Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 – Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Customizing Existing Designs
Mon, May 09, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
This is a very basic hands-on class showing you how modify existing designs in your PE-Design software. This also shows you how to use your software. You will learn how to resize, move, modify, extract out part of a design, add undersewing, adding text, change colors, and much more. $40
PR 101
Mon, May 09, 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Houston
Basic training on your Brother PR multi-needle machine. Topics covered include: setting up machine, general maintenance, threading, placing hoops on the machine, screen editing, changing needles setting thread tension, how to use fast frames and jumbo hoops, how to maintain and operate the hat frame, how to use the camera, what to do when you get an error message. One 4-hour class. Taught by Kathy Mooney. Class fee $45.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 – Sewing 2pm-5pm
Mon, May 09, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lafayette
Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 – Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. . You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Embroidery Club:Create Applique Patches from Shapes, arc lettering & Software techniques
Tue, May 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $ 10
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Anyone

Description: Join Kathryn as we investigate and learn easy ways to create an applique patch.

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10am-1pm
Tue, May 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 – Embroidery For Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines and Embroidery-only Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, embroidery arm, embroidery thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Brother New Owner Class #2 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Tue, May 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
For NQ3500D, NQ1400, NQ900PRW, NQ1300PRW, NQ700PRW, NV1250D, NV950D, SB8000, SB7500, PC420, NV85E, NS40. This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Three 3-hour classes. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Those with Embroidery-only machines will only take the third class. Taught by Kathy Wolfe.
Sit & Stitch
Tue, May 10, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Come in and spend the day sewing! Bring whatever project that you want to work on. No fee for this open sewing. Great way to get some projects finished!
Artistic Software Project- Vectors, images, cutting, lettering
Tue, May 10, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $
Kit Fee: $
Teacher:

Skill Level:

Description: Use your Artistic software to create designs & lettering using vectors, images, and built in applications. You will be using imported designs.

What to Bring:
Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the ARTISTIC software installed & security device.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) 2pm-5pm
Tue, May 10, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Brother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) For PR Series (PR-1000, PR-655 and PR-100 Persona) This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother PR machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your user manual. You will not need to bring your machine. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Taught by Aimee Pinell
The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (4 of 8)
Wed, May 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
4 of 8
Class fee: $ 100
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Will Whitaker
Description: 8 CLASSES. Open to owners of Digitizing software. If you are unsure please come to the Could You Digitize your embroidery designs class. Will has experience with PE Design, Floriani, can work with Bernina, and can lead you to understand your software. You should be comfortable with opening and maneuvering in the software.
What to Bring: Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the brand specific software installed & security device
Brother New Owner Embroidery Class
Wed, May 11, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Free Class
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: For those customers who purchased their machine from Creative Sewing. 3 Hours about the precautions, stabilizers, threads, machine menus, moving, rotating, sizing, and hooping the fabric and embroidering a design. You will need to bring a Embroidery Basics kit (includes stabilizers for classes) which can be used for all embroidery class.

What to Bring:
Embroidery Machine purchased at this store, power cord, foot control. All embroidery accessories that came with the machine.Please bring a small ruler, disappearing marker, bobbins, 3 different colors of Floriani, Isacord, or Brother embroidery thread (that you might use again), fat quarter of solidish color fabric (that the thread will show up on), hoops, templates, and markers. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Brother New Owner Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, May 11, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
For V-series (VQ2400, VQ3000, VM5100, VM6200D, VE2200), Quattro (NV6750D), Dream Machine (XM8500D) and NV2800D. This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Three 3-hour classes. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Those with Embroidery-only machines will only take the third class. Taught by Kathy Wolfe.
Creative Concepts Quilt As You Go
Thu, May 12, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 25
Kit Fee: $ 30 Kit fee includes fabric for top and back, batting for baby size concept. Can easily be enlarged
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Increase your knowledge of controlled quilting with a walking foot, dual feed foot, or a mover foot. After these techniques, you will learn to Free Motion quilt using the best techniques for your machine. Learn why crossing your stitches is not all bad

What to Bring: Machine, power cord, foot control (even if you never use it), basic sewing kit. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Bionic Gear Bag #3
Thu, May 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
The Bionic Gear Bag won the Bag of the Year 2015. It features: A place for everything you need. A flat bed “box” that allows easy access to the essentials. Larger slots that keep bigger items handy, but out of the way. Zippered pockets that keep your small bits and bobs accessible and secure. Side panels that keep everything from sliding out of the bag when it is fully closed or completely open. Come learn how to make this great bag in this two day session taught by Kathy Wolfe. Two 3-hour classes. Class Fee $65. Kit Fee $25.
Skills Builder: Everything in its Place Quilted Machine Mat Organizer
Fri, May 13, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 25
Kit Fee: $ 20
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Being able to quickly put your hand on the tools you need saves time. And this organizer will help you do exactly that plus it makes your sewing time even more enjoyable! Two large and four small pockets provide a place for sewing essentials and a generously sized coordinating pincushion will take pins a-plenty. Just slip the completed organizer under your machine and sew away! Use Stitch Recipes, Memory features, and decorative stitches on your machine to quickly stitch your machine mat organizer. Roll your mat up and off you go to class perfectly organized. Join Kathryn for a fun filled 3 hours. Take your creativity to another level. Join your friends or meet new friends. Bring a snack if desired.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, power cord, foot, all accessory feet, seam ripper, scissors, sewing kit, any extra accessories you might need for this class. Pattern supplied by Instructor. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Designer Dining Ensemble table runner, placemats & hand towels (1 of 2)
Fri, May 13, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $50
Kit Fee: $18
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Tired of the everyday table, tired of making quilts but want to use your stash, interested in sewing. You will be making the table runner, placemats, an embroidered hand towel, and mug rugs. The table setting can make a designer out of any cook. There is a trick to learning to use a 60 Degree triangle ruler.

What to Bring:
Your BEST Machine, Power Cord, Foot Control; Every Presser foot that you own even if you have never used it; Knee lift lever if you own it; Organize them in a tackle box so they are easy to view. Embroidery unit with hoop, embroidery foot are used the second day (one will be available to use for the class members who have none). Call the store for additional project supplies.
Advanced Embroidery - Reverse Applique/Cutwork
Sat, May 14, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Cutwork on a napkin. You will need to bring: Sewing machine, 5x7 hoop or larger, USB stick, small scissors, applique scissors (optional), thread: 3 shades of green, pink, yellow, white and black. Teacher: Shirley Class Fee:$30 & Kit Fee:$10
Penny Muncaster-Jewell, 2-Day PE Design Embroidery Software Class
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Lake Charles
Day 2Now that everyone has learned the basics on day 2 let’s start doing more advanced aspects of the software. Penny shares how to create Applique designs from scratch, as well as how to take an existing design and convert part of it to incorporate applique areas. Penny shows how easy it is to use your ScanNCut to create your applique pieces.
Beginning Smocking
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette
Learn basic smocking stitches such as cable, wave, and trellis. Also how to start and stop in a design. $40 Bobbi A. Instructor.
Modern Quilt Club Demo
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 10
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Gloria D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: OPEN TO ALL students no matter whether you own an embroidery machine or not. The demo is on a specific subject that will work with all embroidery machines. Successful Log Cabin, Court House Steps & Similar Quilts

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
Designer Dining Ensemble table runner, placemats & hand towels (2 of 2)
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $50
Kit Fee: $18
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Tired of the everyday table, tired of making quilts but want to use your stash, interested in sewing. You will be making the table runner, placemats, an embroidered hand towel, and mug rugs. The table setting can make a designer out of any cook. There is a trick to learning to use a 60 Degree triangle ruler.

What to Bring:
Your BEST Machine, Power Cord, Foot Control; Every Presser foot that you own even if you have never used it; Knee lift lever if you own it; Organize them in a tackle box so they are easy to view. Embroidery unit with hoop, embroidery foot are used the second day (one will be available to use for the class members who have none). Call the store for additional project supplies.
HOW TO APPLIQUE
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
THIS CLASS TEACHES YOU HOW TO APPLIQUE FROM A IMPORTED DESIGN.PLEASE CALL STORE FOR ANY INFORMATION. CLASS 30.00 KIT 10.00
Beginners Embroidery
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette
Lean the basics of machine embroidery....With Kelly! $30.00.. This class fills very FAST! Call store to register in advance!
EMBROIDERY CLUB
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Slidell
This is a club meeting where everyone gets together and have fun embroidering.The kit fee is 10.00 Instructor Donna Kilnmann
Downloading Class
Sat, May 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New Orleans
You will learn how to download designs, how to view designs: transfer dedigns to memory stick, and how to store the designs to your computer or external hard drive. You will need to bring your laptop and a memory stick. Class Fee: $30 Teacher: Wendy Brown Call store for more information and to register for the class! 504-888-4952
Bench Pillow- Project Class
Sat, May 14, 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Houston
Join me every month to make a wonderful bench pillow that will celebrate the following month’s holiday/theme. If you prefer, it can be made into a table runner instead. New techniques will be taught for many of the pillows. (i.e. flying geese; ruching). Sample pillow is at store. One 4-hour class. Taught by Tonda Helm. $35. Kit fee $20.
Free Motion Quilting
Sat, May 14, 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn & practice free motion quilting designs and how to problem solve any issues you are having with free motion quilting. Discuss quilting design options for quilt tops or blocks. You will need to bring ruler, marking pen, machine, free motion foot, light & dark thread (100% cotton) paper & pencil. Teacher: Donna Estes $30 class fee, $10 kit fee
Embroidery Machine Applique
Sat, May 14, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lafayette
Use your embroidery machine to learn how to complete and applique design. $25 with a $10 kit fee.
Hand Embroidery Club
Sat, May 14, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Bring your hand embroidery projects and enjoy gathering with others as you work on your projects.
BES Lettering Software
Sat, May 14, 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
New Orleans
Learn how use your BES lettering software everyday! In this class you will learn all the basics of the software and tips for easy use from the instructor! Fee: $50 Call store to sign up! 504-888-4952
BES Lettering Software
Sat, May 14, 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Lafayette
Learn how to get the most out of your BES Lettering software. $50.00 space is limited, please call store to register in advance. Kelly Theriot, Instructor.
My Second Quilt (3 of 4)
Mon, May 16, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
3 OF 4
Class fee: $ 75
Kit Fee: $ 75
Teacher: Carol Steely
Description: It’s a time for a Mystery Quilt that’s sure to impress all of your friends!! You’ll learn 3 new basic block building skills while completing your quilt one stress free step at a time. Repetitive sewing will be done as “homework”. Finished size 49” x 49”.

Skill Level
This project is designed to be a stress free “Next Project” skill builder for beginners that have taken the “Learn to Quilt” class or already know quilting basics.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, power cord, foot pedal, all purpose presser foot, user manual; Bobbins and machine needles. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10am-1pm
Mon, May 16, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lafayette
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 – Embroidery For Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines and Embroidery-only Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, embroidery arm, embroidery thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Machine Emboidery with Confidence
Mon, May 16, 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Houston
This is the WHAT, WHEN & WHY on machine embroidery basics. In this class we will cover needle types and sizes and when to use them; different types of materials that can be used; types of stabilizers, backings and toppers as well as hooping placement. This is a basic embroidery class for beginners. It is not machine specific. Note: This is not a machine guide class. The instructor will not be able to show you how to use your machine. One 3-hour class. Taught by Kathy Mooney. Class fee $45. Kit Fee $7.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) 2pm-5pm
Mon, May 16, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lafayette
Brother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) For PR Series (PR-1000, PR-655 and PR-100 Persona) This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother PR machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your user manual. You will not need to bring your machine. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Machine Embroidery - Beyond the Basics
Mon, May 16, 03:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Houston
Come learn the following machine embroidery techniques: continuous border, making a custom patch as well as learn how to hoop some of the harder-to-hoop items such as boots, hats, onesies and denim. For this class you should already know the basics of machine embroidery. This is a lecture class with the instructor giving a demonstration on how to do the projects. One 4-hour class. Taught by Kathy Mooney. Class Fee $45. Kit Fee $7.
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #1 - Sewing 10am-1pm
Tue, May 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lake Charles
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #1 - Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their BERNINA machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Modern Mollies Sewing Bee
Tue, May 17, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Sewing Bee
A Little "Somethin" Jacket
Tue, May 17, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $ 35
Kit Fee: $40
Teacher: Judie Z.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: This is such a versatile, fun, swing-y jacket that you will need in many colors! Even if you have never sewn clothing before, this is just the class for you! It is simple and easily constructed and finished. Just pick your favorite fun fabric and let’s do it!

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, foot pedal, machine accessories including the feet and bobbins. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Sit & Stitch
Tue, May 17, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Come in and spend the day sewing! Bring whatever project that you want to work on. No fee for this open sewing. Great way to get some projects finished!
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #2 - Sewing 2pm-5pm
Tue, May 17, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lake Charles
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #2 - Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their BERNINA machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. . You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (5 of 8)
Wed, May 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
5 of 8
Class fee: $ 100
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Will Whitaker
Description: 8 CLASSES. Open to owners of Digitizing software. If you are unsure please come to the Could You Digitize your embroidery designs class. Will has experience with PE Design, Floriani, can work with Bernina, and can lead you to understand your software. You should be comfortable with opening and maneuvering in the software.
What to Bring: Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the brand specific software installed & security device
Dream Machine Three Day Retreat Brother Innov-is XV8500D (Only)
Wed, May 18, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 99
Kit Fee: $ 60
Teacher: Kathryn D. (Martha Pullen Certified Instructor)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Brother Innov-is XV8500D Only. Three days of guidance covering Sewing, Embroidery, My Design Center. Also, we will examine the use of the Brother Scan N Cut in combination with the Dream Machine. This will be a very busy three days covering the various features that your machine has to offer. Come prepared to be astonished! Join Kathryn for an all new retreat experience. Must have a working knowledge of your machine. This class is not designed to teach basics.

What to Bring:
Manual, Brother Dream Machine Innov-is 8500D embroidery/sewing machine. embroidery arm, power cord, foot, all hoops, scanning bed. Call the store for additional project supplies.
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #1 - Sewing 10am-1pm
Wed, May 18, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #1 - Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their BERNINA machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #2 - Sewing 2pm-5pm
Wed, May 18, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
BERNINA Machine Guide Class #2 - Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their BERNINA machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. . You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Brother New Owner Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Wed, May 18, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
For V-series (VQ2400, VQ3000, VM5100, VM6200D, VE2200), Quattro (NV6750D), Dream Machine (XM8500D) and NV2800D. This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Three 3-hour classes. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Those with Embroidery-only machines will only take the third class. Taught by Kathy Wolfe.
Dream Machine Three Day Retreat Brother Innov-is XV8500D (Only) (2 of 3)
Thu, May 19, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 99
Kit Fee: $ 60
Teacher: Kathryn D. (Martha Pullen Certified Instructor)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Brother Innov-is XV8500D Only. Three days of guidance covering Sewing, Embroidery, My Design Center. Also, we will examine the use of the Brother Scan N Cut in combination with the Dream Machine. This will be a very busy three days covering the various features that your machine has to offer. Come prepared to be astonished! Join Kathryn for an all new retreat experience. Must have a working knowledge of your machine. This class is not designed to teach basics.

What to Bring:
Manual, Brother Dream Machine Innov-is 8500D embroidery/sewing machine. embroidery arm, power cord, foot, all hoops, scanning bed. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Janome Sewing
Thu, May 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $ 20
Kit Fee: $
Teacher: Danielle W.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: It’s time to learn how to use that Janome sewing machine you bought! You don’t need to know a thing to come to this class. Just bring your Janome, and we are going to learn the basics- how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine, understand how to select a stitch, and even which stitch is best for which application. We will even make a couple small projects—a little zipper pouch and a drawstring bag. When you leave the class, you’ll be able to go home and continue your sewing adventure with confidence.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, accessories, manual, machine feet, and cords; scissors/thread snips. Call the store for additional project supplies.
The Embroidery Garden Embroidery Party at the Baton Rouge River Center
Fri, May 20, 09:00 AM through through Sat, May 21, 05:00 PM
The Embroidery Garden Embroidery Party! A party atmosphere filled with embroidery techniques and more! We have assembled the Best educators in the business to instruct you. Come meet Embroidery Expert Angela Wolf, host of the hit TV series"It’s Sew Easy", along with Embroidery Expert Joanne Banko and Designer Reen Wilcoxson for two days of hands on sit and sew instruction. You will be guided step by step through 6 projects that Reen has hand picked out of her Embroidery Garden collection. See the latest embroidery releases and learn the latest techniques in embroidery while you work on all-new hands-on embroidery projects! No matter your skill or experience level, you will absolutely enjoy these two fun-filled days of embroidery education! This is a great way to "try out" embroidery to see if it's for you! All materials, including embroidery machines, designs, etc., will be provided. We'll have plenty of specials, door prizes and giveaways. This program is designed so every individual takes home their completed project and every individual receives all the project instructions and designs on a USB stick. Each Student will get their own machine to sew on. This means NO MORE TEAM SEWING! We will also have plenty of staff on-hand to assist with projects. Our Embroidery party will be held Friday & Saturday, May 20-21, 9AM to 5PM with doors opening at 8AM both days. We also will have Brother National Educators, there to help answer any questions you have about Brother Products or embroidery. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend two days of embroidery, education, and fun. You will gain valuable knowledge, experience and leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects and memories. Most of all, you will make new friends. - See more at: http://www.allbrands.com/products/64731-embroidery-garden-embroidery-party-fri-sat-may-20#sthash.GqnNj271.dpuf
Dream Machine Three Day Retreat Brother Innov-is XV8500D (Only) (3 of 3)
Fri, May 20, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 99
Kit Fee: $ 60
Teacher: Kathryn D. (Martha Pullen Certified Instructor)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Brother Innov-is XV8500D Only. Three days of guidance covering Sewing, Embroidery, My Design Center. Also, we will examine the use of the Brother Scan N Cut in combination with the Dream Machine. This will be a very busy three days covering the various features that your machine has to offer. Come prepared to be astonished! Join Kathryn for an all new retreat experience. Must have a working knowledge of your machine. This class is not designed to teach basics.

What to Bring:
Manual, Brother Dream Machine Innov-is 8500D embroidery/sewing machine. embroidery arm, power cord, foot, all hoops, scanning bed. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Strip Quilt Bonanza Demo
Fri, May 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $10
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Anyone

Description: Lorraine will teach several different approaches to creating this time-honored scrappy quilt. She will be giving the blocks a modern flair as well as sewing traditional blocks. Use pre-cut strips, strips of various widths, left over scraps and more. Lorraine will share her vast knowledge base with you while making it fun! Strip Tube Ruler and AccuQuilt cutter will be demonstrated in this fun filled, fast paced class.

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
Janome Acudesign Demo
Fri, May 20, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $10
Kit Fee: $0
Teacher: Danielle W.

Skill Level: Anyone

Description: Did you know there is an iPad app out there that can help you manipulate your embroidery? You can change the format of a design, resize it, recalculate the stitches, as well as edit your design with endless possibilities. Whether you are new to embroidery or a seasoned digitizer, this will be eye-opening and inspiring for everyone.

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
Intro To Embroidery
Sat, May 21, 09:15 AM - 12:30 PM
New Orleans
Learn all the basics of Machine Embroidery! Threads, bobbins, needles, hooping techniques and stabilizers. Fee: $50 Call store to sign up! 504-888-4952
Create a Towel Recipe Design
Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 40
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Using PEDesign Next or PEDesign 10 Learn to create towel recipe designs so popular today. These make great gifts and are easy to make in PE-Design. This is a project-based class where you will learn the steps and techniques by creating your first recipe design. Make the class project or bring a cherished family recipe to digitize. You will also learn tips to successfully embroider your new design. This is a 3-hour hands-on class. You will not be stitching out the design.

What to Bring:
Bring your laptop with PE-Design Next and/or 10 loaded and operational; the manual; Don't forget your dongle. If you wish to send your design to a USB Stick, bring one with you.
LEARN HOW TO Quilt ( BASIC)
Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
THIS CLASS WILL TEACH YOU THE BASICS OF QUILTING. YOU WILL LEARN WHAT TYPES OF RULERS TO USE AND HOW TO CUT AND SEW BLOCKS. CLASS 30.00 KIT 10.00 INSTRUCTOR IRMA WHITE
LEARN HOW TO OPERATE THE SWEET SIXTEEN SIT DOWN QUILTING MACHINE
Sat, May 21, 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Slidell
THIS CLASS IS FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO OWN OR INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A SIT DOWN QUILTING MACHINE. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL TEACH YOU THE INS AND OUTS OF THIS MACHINE. PLEASE CONTACT STORE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. CLASS 50.00 INSTRUCTOR IRMA WHITE
My Second Quilt (4 of 4)
Mon, May 23, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
4 OF 4
Class fee: $ 75
Kit Fee: $ 75
Teacher: Carol Steely
Description: It’s a time for a Mystery Quilt that’s sure to impress all of your friends!! You’ll learn 3 new basic block building skills while completing your quilt one stress free step at a time. Repetitive sewing will be done as “homework”. Finished size 49” x 49”.

Skill Level
This project is designed to be a stress free “Next Project” skill builder for beginners that have taken the “Learn to Quilt” class or already know quilting basics.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, power cord, foot pedal, all purpose presser foot, user manual; Bobbins and machine needles. Call the store for additional project supplies.
All Club Demo
Mon, May 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 10
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Anyone

Description: In this exciting class you will learn all about couching threads, cords, ribbons and the accessories for your machine that will make your sewing experience enjoyable. Lorraine will share lots of information with you including embellishment stitches. Before you know it, you will be using so many of those built in stitches we have on all our systems!

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
BERNINA Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10pm-1pm
Mon, May 23, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
BERNINA Guide Class #3 – Embroidery For Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines and Embroidery-only Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their BERNINA machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, embroidery arm, embroidery thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Judie's Bag Class (1 of 3)
Tue, May 24, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 99
Kit Fee: $65
Teacher: Judie Z.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: You can never have enough bags! This class is designed for those who want to be “bag production specialists”. We’ll start with a basic bag and learn techniques to embellish and enhance and moving on to special finishes and closures (including EASY zippers) on other bags. Friends will ask where you got those fabulous bags!

What to Bring:
Your sewing machine with cord, foot peddle and accessories , ¼” foot, bobbins, straight pins, scissors, seam ripper, cutting mat, rotary cutter and new blades, rulers. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Modern Quilt Club: Quilt As You Bargello
Tue, May 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $10
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Anyone

Description: OPEN TO ALL students no matter whether you own an embroidery machine or not. The demo is on a specific subject that will work with all machines.

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
Sit & Stitch
Tue, May 24, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Come in and spend the day sewing! Bring whatever project that you want to work on. No fee for this open sewing. Great way to get some projects finished!
Brother New Owner Basic Operations
Tue, May 24, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Free Class

Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Open to all owners of machines purchased at Creative Sewing Center. There is no time limit but we do want you to come to class to fully learn the features of your new machine.

3 Hours with information about sewing machine needles, thread, presser feet: how they go on and off and which one is used for which job as the stitch is selected, cleaning the machine, sewing different needle positions, locking stitches, reverse stitches, turning corners, investigate your machines buttonholes (Manual or Automatic depending on the machine), blind hem, seams, and hems. Thread, fabric, and handouts are provided.
What to Bring:
**Owner's Manual; Bring machine, power cord, foot control, and all accessories (except embroidery unit); Bring Scissors, water soluble marker (blue Collins marker) household ruler or small quilting ruler Omnigrid 1" x 12"; Pins and pin cushion; Basic sewing kit is necessary with small ruler, disappearing marker, bobbins, and all the accessories for your machine except your embroidery unit.
The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (6 of 8)
Wed, May 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
6 of 8
Class fee: $ 100
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Will Whitaker
Description: 8 CLASSES. Open to owners of Digitizing software. If you are unsure please come to the Could You Digitize your embroidery designs class. Will has experience with PE Design, Floriani, can work with Bernina, and can lead you to understand your software. You should be comfortable with opening and maneuvering in the software.
What to Bring: Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the brand specific software installed & security device
Judie's Bag Class (2 of 3)
Wed, May 25, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 99
Kit Fee: $65
Teacher: Judie Z.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: You can never have enough bags! This class is designed for those who want to be “bag production specialists”. We’ll start with a basic bag and learn techniques to embellish and enhance and moving on to special finishes and closures (including EASY zippers) on other bags. Friends will ask where you got those fabulous bags!

What to Bring:
Your sewing machine with cord, foot peddle and accessories , ¼” foot, bobbins, straight pins, scissors, seam ripper, cutting mat, rotary cutter and new blades, rulers. Call the store for additional project supplies.
BERNINA Guide Class #3 – Embroidery 10pm-1pm
Thu, May 26, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lake Charles
BERNINA Guide Class #3 – Embroidery For Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines and Embroidery-only Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their BERNINA machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, embroidery arm, embroidery thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Judie's Bag Class (3 of 3)
Thu, May 26, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 99
Kit Fee: $65
Teacher: Judie Z.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: You can never have enough bags! This class is designed for those who want to be “bag production specialists”. We’ll start with a basic bag and learn techniques to embellish and enhance and moving on to special finishes and closures (including EASY zippers) on other bags. Friends will ask where you got those fabulous bags!

What to Bring:
Your sewing machine with cord, foot peddle and accessories , ¼” foot, bobbins, straight pins, scissors, seam ripper, cutting mat, rotary cutter and new blades, rulers. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Terry's Serger Vest
Thu, May 26, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $25
Kit Fee: $18
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Learn the decorative aspects of a serger while making a vest, tote back, elegant pillow or book cover. The techniques include wide decorative thread tucks, narrow decorative thread tucks, seams using decorative threads, and Fabulous Finished Edges using the serger. You will also learn to make serger cord that are used to add 3 dimensions to the project. Terry will be in the classroom at 9:30 so that students can cut out their project before 10:00.

What to Bring:
Serger in good working order, make sure that the serger is set for 4 thread stitching when you arrive in class, correct throat plate & foot for 4 thread stitching; Bring all the accessories including screw drivers, tweezers, & needles, even the thread finger if yours is removable; Foot control and power cord. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Embroidery Club
Thu, May 26, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lafayette
Join our embroidery club. We meet up on the last Thursday of every month to work on an embroidery project of the month. $5 kit fee. All supplies included. Please bring your own machine.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) 2pm-5pm
Thu, May 26, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lake Charles
Brother New Owner Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) For PR Series (PR-1000, PR-655 and PR-100 Persona) This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother PR machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your user manual. You will not need to bring your machine. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Taught by Aimee Pinell
Sew Pretty Dahlia Pillow
Fri, May 27, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $ 40
Kit Fee: $24
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Summer’s coming! Sew a beautiful throw pillow for your porch, sunroom or patio. Lorraine will lead you in this class that features creating a pillow that features a 3-D Dahlia flower made from ribbon. You will be the envy of all who visit your home and they will want to make more than one when you hear the “Oohs” and Aahs”!

What to Bring:
Sewing machine in good working order, with power cord, owner’s manual, and all attachments. Gathering foot or ruffle if owned and you know how to use them. Basic Sewing Kit to includes scissors, rotary cutter, self-healing mat, glass head pins, seam ripper, thread snips, chalk marker or Frixion pen, sewing thread. Tablet and writing tool for note taking always required Call the store for additional project supplies.
Change It Up Table Runner
Fri, May 27, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $40
Kit Fee: $34
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: As quickly as you can say one-two-three, this runner will make paper plates look dressed-up and show off even the most elegant of table decorations. Simply exchange one inside background for another and you'll be ready for another season or another occasion. Add decorative stitching or Embroidery. Join Kathryn for a fun filled class from 10:00 am - 3:00pm. Bring a lunch a break or work on your project.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine, power cord, foot control; #70 - #80 universal needle; Glass head pins; Ruler, rotary cutter and mat. Call the store for additional project supplies.
FLORIANI TOTAL CONTROL SOFTWARE
Sat, May 28, 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Slidell
INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.PLEASE CALL STORE FOR INFORMATION.
Self-Binding Receiving Blanket
Sat, May 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette
Need a quick gift for a shower? This is it! Make a receiving blanket with a self-binding edge. Contact store for list of supplies needed. $25.00 Bobbi A. Instructor.
Quilts For Kids Sew Day
Sat, May 28, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Lafayette
Sew for a good cause...Come in and help us make quilts for children that are in hospitals! There is no charge for this and Kits are provided.
Block of the month (Quilting)
Sat, May 28, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lafayette
Ever look at a quilt and wonder how that top was put together? Come to our block of the month class and we will over come these mysteries. $15 with a $5 kit fee. Bobbi A, Instructor. Contact store for list of supplies needed.
Modern Mollies Sewing Bee
Tue, May 31, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Sewing Bee
All Club Demo
Tue, May 31, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $10
Kit Fee: $0
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: anyone

Description: OPEN TO ALL students no matter whether you own an embroidery machine or not. The demo is on a specific subject that will work with all machines. Pintucking, 8 different needles, Border Guide Tips & tricks.

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
Sit & Stitch
Tue, May 31, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Come in and spend the day sewing! Bring whatever project that you want to work on. No fee for this open sewing. Great way to get some projects finished!
Brother New Owner Embroidery Class
Tue, May 31, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Free Class
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: For those customers who purchased their machine from Creative Sewing. 3 Hours about the precautions, stabilizers, threads, machine menus, moving, rotating, sizing, and hooping the fabric and embroidering a design. You will need to bring a Embroidery Basics kit (includes stabilizers for classes) which can be used for all embroidery class.

What to Bring:
Embroidery Machine purchased at this store, power cord, foot control. All embroidery accessories that came with the machine.Please bring a small ruler, disappearing marker, bobbins, 3 different colors of Floriani, Isacord, or Brother embroidery thread (that you might use again), fat quarter of solidish color fabric (that the thread will show up on), hoops, templates, and markers. Call the store for additional project supplies.
PR 101
Tue, May 31, 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
Basic training on your Brother PR multi-needle machine. Topics covered include: setting up machine, general maintenance, threading, placing hoops on the machine, screen editing, changing needles setting thread tension, how to use fast frames and jumbo hoops, how to maintain and operate the hat frame, how to use the camera, what to do when you get an error message. One 4-hour class. Taught by Kathy Mooney. Class fee $45.
The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (7 of 8)
Wed, Jun 01, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
7 of 8
Class fee: $ 100
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Will Whitaker
Description: 8 CLASSES. Open to owners of Digitizing software. If you are unsure please come to the Could You Digitize your embroidery designs class. Will has experience with PE Design, Floriani, can work with Bernina, and can lead you to understand your software. You should be comfortable with opening and maneuvering in the software.
What to Bring: Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the brand specific software installed & security device
Brother New Owner Basic Operations
Wed, Jun 01, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Free Class
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Open to all owners of machines purchased at Creative Sewing Center. There is no time limit but we do want you to come to class to fully learn the features of your new machine.

3 Hours with information about sewing machine needles, thread, presser feet: how they go on and off and which one is used for which job as the stitch is selected, cleaning the machine, sewing different needle positions, locking stitches, reverse stitches, turning corners, investigate your machines buttonholes (Manual or Automatic depending on the machine), blind hem, seams, and hems. Thread, fabric, and handouts are provided.
What to Bring:
**Owner's Manual; Bring machine, power cord, foot control, and all accessories (except embroidery unit); Bring Scissors, water soluble marker (blue Collins marker) household ruler or small quilting ruler Omnigrid 1" x 12"; Pins and pin cushion; Basic sewing kit is necessary with small ruler, disappearing marker, bobbins, and all the accessories for your machine except your embroidery unit.
Claudia's Creations 3 day workshop
Thu, Jun 02, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Jun 04, 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
If you haven't been to an Allbrands event before this is the perfect chance for you to come out and see what you've been missing. This workshop is 3 fun filled days that will make you a more successful Free Motion Machine Quilter! Learn techniques and skills for free motion machine quilting on your home sewing machine. Quilt preparation, needles, threads, batting, basting machine and set up thoroughly explained. Get ready to be inspired and amazed at your new level of machine quilting! Organic background fills, swirls, stipples, fantastic feathers, and tons more! June 2nd Thursday Boot”iful Bouquets ”Boot”iful Bouquets are Redwork Style Embroidery designs that are interchangeable! Choose from 3 Boot designs (Ice Skate, Cowboy, & Victorian) and 3 Bouquet designs (Christmas Toys, Instruments, & Sunflowers). Quilts pictured above measure 20”x24” Mix and match designs to find just the right combination for you! In this Embroidery Workshop students will learn Claudia’s technique for accurately Multi-Hooping oversized designs with perfect placement! Students will also learn Claudia’s technique for perfect quarter inch borders and sashing! June 3rd Friday Quilting with Claudia You are invited to this fun filled workshop that will make you a more successful Free Motion Machine Quilter! Learn techniques and skills for free motion machine quilting on your home sewing machine. Quilt preparation, needles, threads, batting, basting machine and set up thoroughly explained. Get ready to be inspired and amazed at your new level of machine quilting! Organic background fills, swirls, stipples, fantastic feathers, and tons more! June 4th Saturday Over the River Over the River is a Redwork Style Embroidery design that depicts the cherished memories of celebrating life with family and friends! In this 1-Day Embroidery Workshop students will learn Claudia’s technique for accurately Multi-Hooping oversized designs with perfect placement! Students will also learn Claudia’s technique for “Perfect Quarter Inch” borders and sashing!
Scan N Cut (Beginners)
Sat, Jun 04, 08:29 AM - 11:30 AM
Lafayette
Learn the basics of your Brother Scan N Cut. $30.00
INTRODUCTION TO EMBROIDERY
Sat, Jun 04, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
THIS CLASS WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO HOOP AND USE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STABILIZERS AS WELL AS TOPPERS IN YOUR EMBROIDERY PROJECT. CLASS 30.00 KIT 10.00 INSTRUCTOR IRMA WHITE
Beginning smocking
Sat, Jun 04, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette
Learn the basic smocking stitches such as cable, wave, and trellis. Also how to start and stop in a design. $40
Scan N Cut (Advanced)
Sat, Jun 04, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Lafayette
Advanced Scan N Cut project class. $35.00, Call Store for project of the month and supplies needed.
Embroidery Machine Applique
Sat, Jun 04, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lafayette
$25 and $10 kit fee. Use your embroidery machine to learn how to complete and applique design.
Modern Mollies Sewing Bee
Tue, Jun 07, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Sewing Bee
Artistic Software Project- Patch Applique, Cutters, Designs Cut from Fabric, Vinyl, and Adhesive Glitter
Tue, Jun 07, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $20
Kit Fee: $0
Teacher: Danielle W.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Use your Artistic software to create the cut for the applique. Use it to make the embroidery on the applique. Learn to create a patch using the digitizing features of your software.

What to Bring:
Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the ARTISTIC software installed & security device. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Janome Sewing
Tue, Jun 07, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $20
Kit Fee: $20
Teacher: Danielle W.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: It's time to learn how to use that Janome sewing machine you bought! You don't need to know a thing to come to this class. Just bring your Janome, and we are going to learn the basics- how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine, understand how to select a stitch, and even which stitch is best for which application. We will even make a couple small projects-a little zipper pouch and a drawstring bag. When you leave the class, you'll be able to go home and continue your sewing adventure with confidence.

What to Bring:
Call the store for additional project supplies.
The Art of Distortion in Software with Will Whitaker (8 of 8)
Wed, Jun 08, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
8 of 8
Class fee: $ 100
Kit Fee: $ 0
Teacher: Will Whitaker
Description: 8 CLASSES. Open to owners of Digitizing software. If you are unsure please come to the Could You Digitize your embroidery designs class. Will has experience with PE Design, Floriani, can work with Bernina, and can lead you to understand your software. You should be comfortable with opening and maneuvering in the software.
What to Bring: Computer, power supply, must have an external mouse, the brand specific software installed & security device
Brother New Owner Embroidery Class
Wed, Jun 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Free Class
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: For those customers who purchased their machine from Creative Sewing. 3 Hours about the precautions, stabilizers, threads, machine menus, moving, rotating, sizing, and hooping the fabric and embroidering a design. You will need to bring a Embroidery Basics kit (includes stabilizers for classes) which can be used for all embroidery class.

What to Bring:
Embroidery Machine purchased at this store, power cord, foot control. All embroidery accessories that came with the machine.Please bring a small ruler, disappearing marker, bobbins, 3 different colors of Floriani, Isacord, or Brother embroidery thread (that you might use again), fat quarter of solidish color fabric (that the thread will show up on), hoops, templates, and markers. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Janome Learn to Embroider
Wed, Jun 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $20
Kit Fee: $TBD
Teacher: Danielle W.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: If you have a Janome Embroidery Machine, and you are ready to tackle embroidery, this is an intro class where we will embroider a placemat and a dinner napkin. You'll learn the embroidery features that your machine has as well as proper hooping techniques, what kind of thread to use, and information about the assortment of stabilizers that are on the market. By the time this class with Danielle Wilkes is over, you'll want to go home and embroider all weekend! In fact, if you want to make a day of it, join her for the afternoon class and make the cupcake bunting.

What to Bring:
embroidery machine with smaller hoops (like the SQ14, the RE18, or something in that range); power cord, embroidery foot, etc.; Call the store for additional project supplies.
Cupcake Bunting
Wed, Jun 08, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $25
Kit Fee: $TBA
Teacher: Danielle W.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Everyone needs a simple decoration that can be hung up for family birthdays or other celebrations at home or even in the workplace. Whether you have never tried embroidery before or are a seasoned embroidery professional, you will have a great time, and leave with a finished project. Aside from the adorable factor, the best part of this project is that all the fabrics are pre-cut using a digital cutter, so you don't have to cut a thing!

What to Bring:
Embroidery Machine with at least a 5x7 hoop(if you do not have one, please request one prior to the class, and we will provide one)- with power cords and hoop that is 5x7 or slightly larger; Scissors. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Serger Exploration #1
Thu, Jun 09, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $35
Kit Fee: $TBA
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Try a new serger or just Take your old serger out of the box and join us for a day of learning from scratch

What to Bring:
Your Serger Power Cord, Foot control, all other accessories packed with your machine; Basic Sewing Kit (Small thread cutting scissors, Larger Fabric Shears, black ball point pen, fabric marker). Call the store for additional project supplies.
Crazy Cute Circle Quilt Demo
Thu, Jun 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $25
Kit Fee: $0
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Anyone

Description: Fast easy quilt and fun to make! Join Lorraine for a information packed three hours as she shows you different ways to create circles cut from templates or the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system. Use scraps, fat quarters or Charm Squares for the circles. Fuse them to background squares cut from fat quarters. Lorraine will show you how to use circle templates and a rotary cutter to cut layers of fabric. AccuQuilt die cutter will be featured as well. Lorraine will also demo the Circular Attachment as well. This is a fast and fun technique to creating a baby quilt when one is needed in a hurry!

Demonstration: nothing is required except an open mind and an adventuresome nature.
New Owner Basic Operations
Thu, Jun 09, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Free Class

Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Open to all owners of machines purchased at Creative Sewing Center. There is no time limit but we do want you to come to class to fully learn the features of your new machine.

3 Hours with information about sewing machine needles, thread, presser feet: how they go on and off and which one is used for which job as the stitch is selected, cleaning the machine, sewing different needle positions, locking stitches, reverse stitches, turning corners, investigate your machines buttonholes (Manual or Automatic depending on the machine), blind hem, seams, and hems. Thread, fabric, and handouts are provided.
What to Bring:
**Owner's Manual; Bring machine, power cord, foot control, and all accessories (except embroidery unit); Bring Scissors, water soluble marker (blue Collins marker) household ruler or small quilting ruler Omnigrid 1" x 12"; Pins and pin cushion; Basic sewing kit is necessary with small ruler, disappearing marker, bobbins, and all the accessories for your machine except your embroidery unit.
Sewapalooza Event in the Baton Rouge Store
Fri, Jun 10, 09:00 AM through through Sat, Jun 11, 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
What is a Sewapalooza? A Sewapalooza is a sewing festival in which sewing enthusiasts will gather to sew, have fun, learn and be inspired. This two day event will consist of create hands on projects featuring certain capabilities of the machines and different sewing, embroidery and quilting techniques. Two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning and socializing. Join us to learn some new techniques and get new ideas from Top National Educators. Get inspired with the latest trends and new projects. - See more at: http://www.allbrands.com/categories/4006#sthash.JrUxYa3q.dpuf
Vintage Hanky Apron
Fri, Jun 10, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee: $40
Kit Fee: $ 15
Teacher: Lorraine Z.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Lorraine will lead you through making a lovely vintage looking apron from hankies you may have. Don’t have any hankies? No problem! Quilt panel blocks that measure 11”x11” can be substituted. Lorraine will share with you how to create a rolled hem using your sewing machine. So be SURE to bring all feet that came with your machine. You will learn how to put it all together using satin blanket binding. No serger required! You will have a lovely apron to wear for all your Spring Time entertaining or to give as a gift for Mother’s Day, Wedding showers, and more.

What to Bring:
Sewing machine including all accessories and feet, power cord, and owners manual. 6 vintage hankies that measure 11”x11” or panel squares of the same dimension. Basic Sewing Kit: scissors, snips, glass head pins, seam ripper, marking tools such as General’s chalk markers or Frixion marker, sewing thread to match your fabrics and blanket binding. Table or notepad and writing tool for taking notes. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Anita Goodesign World Travel Accessories Workshop
Fri, Jun 10, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $15
Kit Fee: $31.41
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Anyone

Description: This is our biggest Workshop curriculum to date! With this curriculum, we’ve incorporated 11 unique projects, including in-the-hoop zippered bags, freestanding projects, and projects that use our quilting technique in new ways! Around the World Travel Accessories brings together quilting, embroidery, and sewing techniques to help you create all of the items you’ll need for your next trip. Create the perfect matching travel set by using all of your favorite fabrics along with beautiful quilting stitches. These projects are perfect for you, and make great gifts for the travelers in your life!

What to Bring:
Your Sewing & Embroidery machine with power cord, foot control, hoops, zigzag foot, and embroidery foot. Basic Sewing kit. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Anita Goodesign World Travel Accessories Workshop
Sat, Jun 11, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $15
Kit Fee: $31.41
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Try Before You Buy

Description: This is our biggest Workshop curriculum to date! With this curriculum, we’ve incorporated 11 unique projects, including in-the-hoop zippered bags, freestanding projects, and projects that use our quilting technique in new ways! Around the World Travel Accessories brings together quilting, embroidery, and sewing techniques to help you create all of the items you’ll need for your next trip. Create the perfect matching travel set by using all of your favorite fabrics along with beautiful quilting stitches. These projects are perfect for you, and make great gifts for the travelers in your life!

LEARN HOW TO APPLIQUE
Sat, Jun 11, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
THIS CLASS WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO APPLIQUE AND WHAT ARE THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR APPLIQUE. CLASS 30.00 KIT 10.00 INSTRUCTOR LOUISE HUYE
Constructing A Jumper or Jon Jon
Sat, Jun 11, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Lafayette
Learn the read and cut out a pettern while making a fully lined jon jon or jumper. Must have basic knowledge of sewing machine. $35
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (1 of 4)
Mon, Jun 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 – Sewing 10am-1pm
Mon, Jun 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lafayette
Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 – Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
NEISD Kids Begin to Sew
Mon, Jun 13, 10:00 AM through through Thu, Jun 16, 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
4 part class
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. each day
Register at https://communityed.neisd.net/ComEdWeb/root/CourseDetails.aspx?enc=pH2GEnHdhNK4cEV085TUGnXYcI1pqTCcpUTpzMysAxdHwgeyiAfpp9nyP4OgpIhtPUzgqD29R7tGnKGfBBW4KofqGAQ8HSqbvbirFf0Ny/BfkIb9ZMRDCPnEp30/oovs

Kit Fee: $35 + tax
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: This is a beginner class for students who wish to learn how to use a sewing machine and sew simple projects. Projects to be completed in the class consist of a pin cushion, small travel pillow (the pillow will be provided in the kit) and a lined tote bag. A kit fee of $35 will be collected at AllBrands- San Antonio West Ave. before the first class from each student for projects listed above. Students will be expected to provide their own scissors, pins, a measuring gauge and marking pen. Machines are provided for each student in the class by Creative Sewing Center. Machines may be purchased during the class. Students MUST be at least 8 years old to register, no exceptions please.

What to Bring:
Call the store for additional project supplies.
Zip It Up (Kids Class)
Mon, Jun 13, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $20
Kit Fee: $20
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner students must be able to use their machine with minimal assistance and accurately sew a straight seam

Description: Hide all your treasures in a cute zipper bag. AllBrands will provide a machine for each student.

What to Bring:
Bobbins and machine needles; Large fabric scissors and small thread snip scissors; Seam ripper; Pins and pincushion; Fabric marker; Hand sewing needles; Tape measure; Small ruler or seam gauge; Sharpened pencil and eraser. Call the store for additional project supplies.
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (2 of 4)
Tue, Jun 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
Leave Your Mark Pillow - "Next Project" kid class
Tue, Jun 14, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $20
Kit Fee: $ 30
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: "Next Projects" are easy projects that continue to build on skills learned in the "Begin to Sew" classes. Students must be familiar with the sewing machine and control a fairly accurate straight seam.

Description: Leave your mark on a pillow. Learn how fun and easy it is to turn your initials or other simple shapes that you've drawn into a fusible appliqué. Then use your appliqué to create a one of a kind pillow. Machines are provided by AllBrands.

What to Bring:
Bobbins and machine needles; Large fabric scissors and small thread snip scissors; Seam ripper; Pins and pincushion; Fabric marker; Hand sewing needles; Tape measure; small ruler or seam gauge; Sharpened pencil and eraser. Call the store for additional project supplies.
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (3 of 4)
Wed, Jun 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
NEISD Adult Begin to Sew (1 of 3)
Wed, Jun 15, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Register at https://communityed.neisd.net/ComEdWeb/root/CourseDetails.aspx?enc=Hc1vcApBeXGR+4NbQtxnfb5uRjEOTU6y7l3jWcYhyik= Class Fee: $67 Kit Fee: $ 35+tax
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Learn to thread and operate a sewing machine, become familiar with tools for sewing and find out about color coordination. Projects to be completed in class include a pin cushion, a pillow case and a lined tote bag. If you have a sewing machine that is clean and in good working order, please bring it. If you do not own a machine, one will be provided. Please call to reserve a machine (344-0791). A supply fee of $35 plus tax is payable to AllBrands at the first class, covers cost of fabrics, thread and patterns for the three projects.

What to Bring:
You will need basic supplies such as scissors, pins, seam ripper, measuring tape and fabric markers. (You will have a 10% discount card to use during the classes if you want to purchase supplies.) Call the store for additional project supplies.
Brother Guide Class #1 10-1
Thu, Jun 16, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lake Charles
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines) For NQ3500D, NQ900PRW, NQ1300PRW, NQ700PRW, NV1250D, NV950D, SB7500, PC420, NV85E, NS40. This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Three 3-hour classes. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Those with Embroidery-only machines will only take the third class. Taught by Aimee Pinell
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (4 of 4)
Thu, Jun 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
NISD Adult Begin to Sew (1 of 3)
Thu, Jun 16, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59780&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $65
Kit Fee: $34
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for those wishing to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this three-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, pillowcase, and lined tote bag with a monogrammed pocket. Machines are provided for this class.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply fee payable at the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students will receive a 15% discount card for use during class. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, measuring gauge, and markers.
New Owner Basic Operations
Thu, Jun 16, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Free Class

Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Open to all owners of machines purchased at Creative Sewing Center. There is no time limit but we do want you to come to class to fully learn the features of your new machine.

3 Hours with information about sewing machine needles, thread, presser feet: how they go on and off and which one is used for which job as the stitch is selected, cleaning the machine, sewing different needle positions, locking stitches, reverse stitches, turning corners, investigate your machines buttonholes (Manual or Automatic depending on the machine), blind hem, seams, and hems. Thread, fabric, and handouts are provided.
What to Bring:
**Owner's Manual; Bring machine, power cord, foot control, and all accessories (except embroidery unit); Bring Scissors, water soluble marker (blue Collins marker) household ruler or small quilting ruler Omnigrid 1" x 12"; Pins and pin cushion; Basic sewing kit is necessary with small ruler, disappearing marker, bobbins, and all the accessories for your machine except your embroidery unit.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 – Sewing 2pm-5pm
Thu, Jun 16, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lake Charles
Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 – Sewing For Sewing-only and Sewing-Embroidery Combo Machines This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their Brother machine from ALLBRANDS and have NOT previously taken a machine guide class. . You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing thread, empty bobbin, ALL accessories that came with your machine and your user manual. Call for more information. You must sign-up in store. Seating is limited. Those with Sewing-only machines will take Classes #1 and #2. Those with Sewing/Embroidery Combo machines will take Classes #1, #2 and #3. Those with Embroidery-only machines will take Class #3. Taught by Aimee Pinell
PENNY MUNCASTER PE Design Software Class in the Lafayette Store
Fri, Jun 17, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Jun 18, 04:00 PM
Lafayette
Come join Penny Muncaster-Jewell, national PE-DESIGN instructor, for 2 days of PE-DESIGN Software training to start you on your way with PE-DESIGN. First day is Introduction through Editing. Second day completes Digitizing Training. Covers editing, digitizing through Design Center Database, Layout and Editing. - See more at: http://www.allbrands.com/categories/4003#sthash.Bw4sKuJ7.dpuf
Multi Needle Tips and Tricks with Color Theory & Applique
Fri, Jun 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $15
No Kit
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Mutli-needle Owners

Description: Limited space in front of the machines, so sign up early. In depth class on color, 5 most asked questions, planning the design, working with appliques, cutting appliques, understanding color, and making things simple in an embroidery world.
LEARN HOW TO Quilt
Sat, Jun 18, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
THIS CLASS WILL TEACH YOU ALL OF THE BASICS OF QUILTING. YOU WILL LEARN THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RULERS,ALONG WITH HOW TO CUT BLOCKS AND PRE TREAT FABRIC IF NECESSARY.PLEASE CONTACT THE STORE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. CLASS 30.00 KIT 10.00 INSTRUCTOR IRMA WHITE
Free Motion Quilting
Sat, Jun 18, 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn & practice free motion quilting designs and how to problem solve any issues you are having with free motion quilting. Discuss quilting design options for quilt tops or blocks. You will need to bring ruler, marking pen, machine, free motion foot, light & dark thread (100% cotton) paper & pencil. Teacher: Donna Estes $30 class fee, $10 kit fee
LEARN HOW TO OPERATE THE SWEET SIXTEEN SIT DOWN QUILTING MACHINE
Sat, Jun 18, 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Slidell
THIS CLASS IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING OR HAVE PURCHASED A SWEET SIXTEEN SIT DOWN QUILTING MACHINE. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL TEACH YOU THE INS AND OUTS OF THIS MACHINE. PLEASE CALL STORE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. CLASS 50.00 INSTRUCTOR IRMA WHITE
18" Doll Fashion Designer (Kids Class)
Mon, Jun 20, 10:00 AM through through Thu, Jun 23, 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
4 Day Course. Starting at 10 a.m. each day and finishing at 12 p.m. each afternoon. Class fee: $50
Kit Fee: $30
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: "Begin to Sew" is open to all first time students ages 8-15. Students will be introduced to classroom safety, sewing tools, sewing machine confidence, and following simple pattern instructions.

Description: This class is designed for the first time student. Dolls may attend class to model finished outfits. Students will be introduced to the sewing machine while completing themed play sets for their 18-inch doll. Students will work at their own pace on a sleeping bag set, chef set, spa set, Hawaiian vacation set, and more if time allows. Sets will be made from pre-cut kits.

What to Bring:
Brother Bobbins and machine needles; Large fabric scissors and small thread snip scissors; Seam ripper; Pins and pincushion; Fabric marker; Hand sewing needles; Tape measure; Small ruler or seam gauge; Sharpened pencil. Call the store for additional project supplies.
Modern Mollies Sewing Bee
Tue, Jun 21, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Sewing Bee
Experience Bargello
Tue, Jun 21, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $15
Kit Fee: $18
Teacher: Terry S.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: Come sew with Terry. Learn Bargello while making a Row of the "Row By Row" project. We are using a fabulous combination of fabrics and you will learn the process. Everything is cut for you. You will even have the opportunity to do the applique using the Scan N Cut.

What to Bring:
Machine, power cord, foot control; Basic Sewing Kit. Call the store for additional project supplies.
NEISD Adult Begin to Sew (2 of 3)
Wed, Jun 22, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Register at https://communityed.neisd.net/ComEdWeb/root/CourseDetails.aspx?enc=Hc1vcApBeXGR+4NbQtxnfb5uRjEOTU6y7l3jWcYhyik= Class Fee: $67 Kit Fee: $ 35+tax
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Learn to thread and operate a sewing machine, become familiar with tools for sewing and find out about color coordination. Projects to be completed in class include a pin cushion, a pillow case and a lined tote bag. If you have a sewing machine that is clean and in good working order, please bring it. If you do not own a machine, one will be provided. Please call to reserve a machine (344-0791). A supply fee of $35 plus tax is payable to AllBrands at the first class, covers cost of fabrics, thread and patterns for the three projects.

What to Bring:
You will need basic supplies such as scissors, pins, seam ripper, measuring tape and fabric markers. (You will have a 10% discount card to use during the classes if you want to purchase supplies.) Call the store for additional project supplies.
Brother Guide Class #3 10-1
Thu, Jun 23, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Lake Charles
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines) For V-series (VQ2400, VQ3000, VM5100, VM6200D), Quattro (NV6750D), Dream Machine (XM8500D) and NV2800D. This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Three 3-hour classes. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Taught by Aimee Pinell
NISD Adult Begin to Sew (2 of 3)
Thu, Jun 23, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59780&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $65
Kit Fee: $34
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for those wishing to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this three-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, pillowcase, and lined tote bag with a monogrammed pocket. Machines are provided for this class.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply fee payable at the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students will receive a 15% discount card for use during class. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, measuring gauge, and markers.
Brother Guide Class #4 2-5
Thu, Jun 23, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lake Charles
Brother Guide Class #4 - Embroidery (PR-Entrepreneur) For PR Series (PR-1000, PR-655 and PR-100 Persona) This is a machine guide class for those customers who purchased their machine from Allbrands and have not previously taken a machine guide class. Those with Sewing-only machines will only take the first two classes. Taught by Aimee Pinell
PENNY MUNCASTER PE Design Software Class in the Metairie Store
Fri, Jun 24, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Jun 25, 04:00 PM
New Orleans
Come join Penny Muncaster-Jewell, national PE-DESIGN instructor, for 2 days of PE-DESIGN Software training to start you on your way with PE-DESIGN. First day is Introduction through Editing. Second day completes Digitizing Training. Covers editing, digitizing through Design Center Database, Layout and Editing. - See more at: http://www.allbrands.com/categories/4003#sthash.Bw4sKuJ7.dpuf
BLock of the month
Sat, Jun 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette
Ever look at a quilt and wonder how that top was put together? come to our block of the month class and we will overcome these mysteries. $15 with a $10 kit fee.
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (1 of 4)
Mon, Jun 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
NEISD Kids Begin to Sew
Mon, Jun 27, 10:00 AM through through Thu, Jun 30, 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
4 part class
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. each day
Register at https://communityed.neisd.net/ComEdWeb/root/CourseDetails.aspx?enc=pH2GEnHdhNK4cEV085TUGnXYcI1pqTCcpUTpzMysAxdHwgeyiAfpp9nyP4OgpIhtPUzgqD29R7tGnKGfBBW4KofqGAQ8HSqbvbirFf0Ny/BfkIb9ZMRDCPnEp30/oovs

Kit Fee: $35 + tax
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: This is a beginner class for students who wish to learn how to use a sewing machine and sew simple projects. Projects to be completed in the class consist of a pin cushion, small travel pillow (the pillow will be provided in the kit) and a lined tote bag. A kit fee of $35 will be collected at AllBrands- San Antonio West Ave. before the first class from each student for projects listed above. Students will be expected to provide their own scissors, pins, a measuring gauge and marking pen. Machines are provided for each student in the class by Creative Sewing Center. Machines may be purchased during the class. Students MUST be at least 8 years old to register, no exceptions please.

What to Bring:
Call the store for additional project supplies.
Pajama Party (Kids Class)
Mon, Jun 27, 01:00 PM through through Tue, Jun 28, 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
2 Day Class- Starts at 1 p.m. and finishes at 4 p.m. both days
Class fee: $38
Kit Fee: $60
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner students must be able to use their machine with minimal assistance and accurately sew a straight seam.

Description: Make yourself a pair of pajama bottoms while learning to follow a pattern.

What to Bring:
Brother Bobbins and machine needles; Large fabric scissors and small thread snip scissors; Seam ripper; Pins and pincushion; Fabric marker; Hand sewing needles; Tape measure; Seam gauge; Sharpened pencil; ¾" wide elastic that's your waist measurement plus 4".
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (2 of 4)
Tue, Jun 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (3 of 4)
Wed, Jun 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
NEISD Adult Begin to Sew (3 of 3)
Wed, Jun 29, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Register at https://communityed.neisd.net/ComEdWeb/root/CourseDetails.aspx?enc=Hc1vcApBeXGR+4NbQtxnfb5uRjEOTU6y7l3jWcYhyik= Class Fee: $67 Kit Fee: $ 35+tax
Teacher: Carol S.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Learn to thread and operate a sewing machine, become familiar with tools for sewing and find out about color coordination. Projects to be completed in class include a pin cushion, a pillow case and a lined tote bag. If you have a sewing machine that is clean and in good working order, please bring it. If you do not own a machine, one will be provided. Please call to reserve a machine (344-0791). A supply fee of $35 plus tax is payable to AllBrands at the first class, covers cost of fabrics, thread and patterns for the three projects.

What to Bring:
You will need basic supplies such as scissors, pins, seam ripper, measuring tape and fabric markers. (You will have a 10% discount card to use during the classes if you want to purchase supplies.) Call the store for additional project supplies.
NISD Begin to Sew Kids (4 of 4)
Thu, Jun 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59776&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $ 55
Kit Fee: $ 35
Teacher: Kathryn D.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for kids to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this four-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, travel pillowcase with pillow, and lined monogrammed tote bag. A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children' s classes.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply/ materials fee payable in the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, seam ripper, and markers. Sewing machines are provided for all children's classes. The student will receive a 10% discount card for use during the class. Please note: *To allow the teacher time to give equal attention to all students, children younger than 8 years old may not enroll in the Begin to Sew class. *Only machines provided by Creative Sewing Center are to be used in children’s classes. *No one but a paid student is allowed in class. Due to space considerations and to minimize distractions, we cannot allow any parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend in the classroom at any time other than at pickup or drop off.
NISD Adult Begin to Sew (3 of 3)
Thu, Jun 30, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Register online at: https://northsideisd.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=59780&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=74&int_catalog_id=0 Class fee: $65
Kit Fee: $34
Teacher: Judy J.

Skill Level: Beginner

Description: A great opportunity for those wishing to learn basic sewing skills on a sewing machine, this three-session class will teach students to make three beginner projects: a pin cushion, pillowcase, and lined tote bag with a monogrammed pocket. Machines are provided for this class.

What to Bring:
A $35 supply fee payable at the first class provides fabric, thread, and instructions for three projects. Students will receive a 15% discount card for use during class. Students should bring their own scissors, pins, measuring gauge, and markers.
Super Cool Drawstring Bag
Thu, Jun 30, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee: $20
Kit Fee: $18
Teacher:

Skill Level:"Next Projects" are easy projects that continue to build on skills learned in the "Begin to Sew" classes. Students must be familiar with the sewing machine and control a fairly accurate straight seam.

Description: Have fun turning your initial or other simple shapes that you’ve drawn into a fusible appliqué. Then use it to decorate your super cool drawstring bag.

What to Bring:
Brother Bobbins and machine needles; Large fabric scissors and small thread snip scissors; Seam ripper; Pins and pincushion; Fabric marker; Hand sewing needles; Tape measure; Small ruler or seam gauge; Sharpened pencil; Two 58" long pieces of 5/8" wide White ribbon.
Modern Mollies Sewing Bee
Tue, Jul 05, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Sewing Bee
Deborah Jones Club Ed Event in Alexandria, LA at the Riverfront Center
Fri, Jul 08, 09:00 AM through through Sat, Jul 09, 05:00 PM
AllBrands.com is excited to announce that we're coming to Alexandria, LA with our Club Ed embroidery event.July 8-9, 9AM to 5PM with doors opening at 8AM both days. Come join us at the Riverfront Center in Alexandria, LA for two days of hands on embroidery in our Interactive Workshops. - See more at: http://www.allbrands.com/products/64787-deborah-jones-club-ed-fri-sat-july-8-9-riverfront#sthash.bbFcAOkg.dpuf
iPenny Muncaster-Jewell, 2-Day PE Design Embroidery Software Class, West Avenue Store San Antonio
Fri, Jul 08, 10:16 AM through through Sat, Jul 09, 10:16 AM
San Antonio West Ave.
Come join Penny Muncaster-Jewell, national PE-DESIGN instructor for 2 days of PE-DESIGN Software training to start mastering you software as we go. Work Smarter Not Harder with your PE-Design During this two day class, you'll learn how to work smarter, not harder, to make the embroidery designs you've always wanted with Penny’s easy to follow smart editing techniques. Soon, you'll be able to set up and understand your PE-Design. Let Penny help unlock the secrets of PE-Design, so that you know how to modify and customize existing designs. You will be amazed at what you can do easily when you understand why things work like they do. She'll also explain why things go wrong and how to fix them, and more importantly how to avoid these altogether in future. Penny shares how to customize your PE-Design environment so that it works for you! By sharing organization tips and approaches to working with the software you will become super effective and never overwrite a design again. Day 1 focuses on more basic aspects, such as re-sizing, basic manipulation adding text, and customizing existing designs. You will be amazed at what you can do working with existing designs. And you know there are millions of them out there. She'll teach you batch–editing techniques (Name drops) to create personalized items for groups or teams. So cool. Penny also focuses on creating several common embroidery ideas, such as creating patches, creating quilt blocks and you will learn how to use Set hole sewing and Remove overlap tools to remove extra stitches. Penny shares her technique on how to create designs using the Remove overlap and Merge features of the software. This will open a whole new way to approach designing. Lastly for the first day, we will look at working with the auto-digitizing features built into PE-Design to convert images to stitches. Penny shares techniques to get the best results possible, by tweaking your graphics, or by understanding what the real problem is and how to fix that the easy way! Day 2Now that everyone has learned the basics on day 2 let’s start doing more advanced aspects of the software. Penny shares how to create Applique designs from scratch, as well as how to take an existing design and convert part of it to incorporate applique areas. Penny shows how easy it is to use your ScanNCut to create your applique pieces. Using this method, you can add texture and eye–catching effects to any future project. Penny will also show how to use the Design Center and the tools (drawing tools and manual punch tools) in Layout & Editing to create designs. This will help you get your feet wet with manual digitizing. Penny shows how to plan and do a rework and cut work design. Big Hoop Envysince everyone has big hoop envy, Penny shows how easy it is take a large design and split it into sections and add alignment lines so that it is easy to do a multi-hooping project. Learn great strategies of how to split the design. You also learn how to create fixed size and true continuous borders in your software. Big is really is beautiful. You know before you stitch it out, it will align perfectly using Penny’s technique. Penny is a Brother Certified Instructor. What to bring Every student will need to bring their laptop to class. Also bring a lite sweater for jacket. Sometimes it gets cold in the classrooms.
Free Motion Quilting
Sat, Jul 16, 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn & practice free motion quilting designs and how to problem solve any issues you are having with free motion quilting. Discuss quilting design options for quilt tops or blocks. You will need to bring ruler, marking pen, machine, free motion foot, light & dark thread (100% cotton) paper & pencil. Teacher: Donna Estes $30 class fee, $10 kit fee
Modern Mollies Sewing Bee
Tue, Jul 19, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Sewing Bee
Sewapalooza Event in Metairie, LA
Fri, Jul 22, 09:00 AM through through Sat, Jul 23, 05:00 PM
New Orleans
What is a Sewapalooza? A Sewapalooza is a sewing festival in which sewing enthusiasts will gather to sew, have fun, learn and be inspired. This two day event will consist of create hands on projects featuring certain capabilities of the machines and different sewing, embroidery and quilting techniques. Two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning and socializing. Join us to learn some new techniques and get new ideas from Top National Educators. Get inspired with the latest trends and new projects. - See more at: http://www.allbrands.com/categories/4006#sthash.gMX4KVSX.dpuf
Deborah Jones Club Ed Event in Houston, TX at the Bayou City Event Center
Fri, Aug 26, 09:00 AM through through Sat, Aug 27, 05:00 PM
AllBrands.com is excited to announce that we're coming to Houston with our Club Ed embroidery event. August 26-27, 9AM to 5PM with doors opening at 8AM both days. Come join us at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, TX. for two days of hands on embroidery in our Interactive Workshops.