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
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New Orleans

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

At the corner of Johnston and Ambassador Caffery in the Ambassador Row Shopping Center
(337) 981-2808
10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday
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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
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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
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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
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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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MARCH 23-24, 2018

Bernina Academy 2 Day Hands On Sewing Event
houston

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APRIL 13-14, 2018

Bernina Academy 2 Day Hands On Sewing Event
san antonio west avenue

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APRIL 19-21, 2018

Floriani Hands On 3 Day Sewing, Embroidery & Software Party
houston

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MAY 4-5, 2018

Bernina Academy 2 Day Hands On Sewing Event
baton rouge

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MAY 4-5, 2018

Everything Embroidery Tradeshow Biloxi, MS

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JUNE 5-9, 2018

Jerry Granata's Brother Dream Quilting Fabric Tour - All Louisiana Locations!

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ALL STORES, ALL YEAR LONG!

Unleash Your Creativity! Scan-n-Cut Class with Darlene Powell

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MULTIPLE STORES AND DATES!

Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon

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MULTIPLE STORES AND DATES!

PR Possibilities, and Start Your Own Business Seminars with Coleen Swettman, and Paulette Bell

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Upcoming Classes & Events

February 2018

February
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
28293031
1
Enchanted Quilter'sDays for Girls/Cutting Day
2
Project Class - Create a Mardi Gras Bead Bagswoon Dallas duffel Bag two day class 1/26 and 2/2Into to Sewing - Envelope Pillowcase
3
PR101Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr classPR102 – Brother Multi-Needle Machine
4
5
Embroidery Applique for BeginnersBallerina Purse - In the Hoop Project ClassSerger Guide Class #2Scan N Cut Guide Class
6
Bernina Software Guide Class #1
7
Scan n Cut with RosemaryBrother Guide Class #1 Sewing Brother Guide Class #2 Sewing
8
Enchanted Quilter'sBrother Guide Class #3 Embroidery for Single Needle MachinesInto to EmbroideryEmbroidery with ConfidenceProject Class - Create a Mardi Gras Bead Bag
9
Brother Guide Class #4 PR Machines
10
Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene PowellSA Needle Work GuildBES Lettering Software 4
11
12
Embrilliance Essentials Class 1FTCU - Learn the Basics Class 1
13
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)Bernina Software Guide Class #2
14
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For BeginnersProject Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr class
15
Enchanted Quilter'sScan-N-Cut Guide ClassScanNCut Applique Class
16
Applique & Scan N Cut
17
Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine EmbroideryLong Arm Guide ClassCustomizing Existing DesignsSilhouette Beginner Basics
18
19
PR101 Guide ClassEmbrilliance Essentials Class 2 - Embroidery Question and AskPR102 – Brother Multi-Needle MachineFTCU - Class 2
20
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
21
ScanNCut Beginner BasicsFloriani ClubDesign Organization & Beginning Embrilliance Software
22
Enchanted Quilter'sScan N Cut Guide ClassLearn to Digitize - Class 1Embroidery with ConfidenceProject Class - In the Hoop Easter Bib
23
Fooling w/ Fonts in PE DesignLearn to Applique
24
Beginner Sewing - Ages 10 & UpNew Owner BasicsSplitting & Alignment
25
26
Embroidery Garden Jewelry Roll
27
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)Bernina Software Guide Class #3
28
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March 2018

March
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
25262728
1
Into to SilhouetteEmbrilliance Software - Alpha TricksIntro to Embroidery
2
Project Class - In the Hoop Bag (ITH Bag)
3
Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene PowellEmbroidery Applique for Beginners
4
5
New Owner BasicsNew Owner Basics
6
Bernina Software Guide Class #4
7
Project Class - In the Hoop Easter BibBrother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)Scan n CutScan n CutBrother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
8
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)Intro to Sewing - Envelope PillowcaseNew Beginning Quilting #1
9
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
10
Basic Computer Skills for Machine EmbroideryCustomizing Existing DesignsEmbrilliance Essentials - A to Z
11
12
Spring Break Kids Begin to SewSpring Break Teens Begin to Sew
13
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)Spring Break Kids Begin to SewSpring Break Teens Begin to Sew
14
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For BeginnersSpring Break Kids Begin to SewProject Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr classSpring Break Teens Begin to SewBrother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
15
Spring Break Kids Begin to SewBrother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for Single Needle MachinesSpring Break Teens Begin to SewBallerina Purse - In the Hoop Project ClassNew Beginning Quilting #2
16
Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine EmbroideryEmbrilliance Essentials Class 1
17
Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 Sewing Long Arm Guide ClassBrother New Owner Guide Class #4 PR MachinesBES Lettering Software 4Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 Sewing
18
19
New Owner EmbroideryNew Owner Embroidery
20
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
21
ScanNCut Beginner BasicsFloriani ClubScanNCut #2 - IntermediateBrother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Mid-Small Machines)
22
Scan N Cut Guide ClassBasic Computer Skills for Machine EmbroideryNew Beginning Quilting #3Embrilliance Essentials Class 2 - Question and Answer
23
Bernina AcademyEmbrilliance Essentials - A to Z
24
Bernina AcademyEmbroidery Garden Party with Reen WilcoxonUnleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene PowellApplique & Scan N Cut
25
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon
26
New Owner PRNew Owner PR
27
28
Project Class - In the Hoop Easter BibEmbrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
29
New Beginning Quilting #4
30
ScanNCut Guide ClassAnime Matsuri Costume/Cosplay Trade Show ScanNCut Applique Class
31
Anime Matsuri Costume/Cosplay Trade Show
Enchanted Quilter's
Thu, Feb 01, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Quilt group is open to new members.
Days for Girls/Cutting Day
Thu, Feb 01, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Days for Girls / cutting day
Project Class - Create a Mardi Gras Bead Bag
Fri, Feb 02, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Throw me something Mister! Come to class to sew and embroider this cool Mardi Gras Bead Bag! Approximately 17" x 22" x 4". Drawstring top uses parachute cord and squared bottom includes a heavy duty grommet. These straps allow you to carry the bag on the shoulder or as a backpack. Don't wait - sign up today - in the store or call 923-1260! 3 hr class $30.00 Kit fee $10 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
swoon Dallas duffel Bag two day class 1/26 and 2/2
Fri, Feb 02, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Class $55.00 Kit $67.00 Sew this vintage-inspired duffel bag and head out for an adventure! Includes handles as well as an adjustable cross body strap. A little piping adds a classic, authentic look. An exterior pocket keeps all your small items nearby, and also features an interior zippered pocket. Instructions are included to make your own handles and strap, or you can simply use webbing. Choose from 3 sizes. We'll be sewing the large in class. There will be an opportunity to embellish with Machine Embroidery
Into to Sewing - Envelope Pillowcase
Fri, Feb 02, 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Slidell
In this class we will get you ready for sewing and starting your first project! We will discuss bobbins and how to wind them. We'll learn about the different needle types and the ones you want for your project. We'll also learn about basic machine maintenance and troubleshooting. Then we will practice sewing on our machines and learning about its different functions. We will then start our first project - the envelope pillowcase! Please bring your machine, fabric, and pillow form or stuffing. Class cost: $50 Student Minimum: 3
PR101
Sat, Feb 03, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr class
Sat, Feb 03, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn to create a reading pillow - the perfect gift for any occasion! Design choices will include options for younger children and teens; you will be contacted before the class with instructions on choosing your design and fabrics. Because you will need both your embroidery machine and a sewing machine, space will be limited, so sign up soon! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40 Kit Fee: $12
PR102 – Brother Multi-Needle Machine
Sat, Feb 03, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
PR102 – Brother Multi-Needle Machine The PR 102 Class is broken up into two sections, Part 1 and Part 2. These classes help you get the most out of your PR Multi-Needle machine. These are lecture classes using a store machine to demonstrate subject being taught and giving you the opportunity for hands on learning.Taught by Kathy Mooney Ø Part 1 is for the 6 and 10 needle machines (2 hours) - $23.00 We cover how to install and operate the Brother hat hoop, Fast Frames, Durkee Frames, and other hooping options. We will also look at alternative magnetic hooping system, Might Hoops. Ø Part 2 is for the 10 needle machines (2 hours) - $23.00 Taking Part 1 is a requirement to Part 2 We cover how to use the Jumbo Hoop, uses for the camera and how to get around in the Design Center
Embroidery Applique for Beginners
Mon, Feb 05, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, we will applique on a hand towel. Please note: This class is for those new to applique, but who are familiar with their own embroidery machine. You should be able to perform basic hooping before attending this class! For this class, we typically do a holiday themed design - bring your own threads if you desire. You will need to bring: Your embroidery machine, 5x7/4x4 hoop, stabilizer, USB stick, small scissors, applique scissors (strongly recommended), thread. Teacher: Helen Class:$30 Kit:$10 Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Ballerina Purse - In the Hoop Project Class
Mon, Feb 05, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
You will need your embroidery machine, 5 x 7 hoop, applique scissors, and the following threads: white, black, and pink or lavender. Finished size of purse/wallet is 5" x 7". $30.00 class fee $15.00 kit fee (includes design) Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class minimum: 3
Serger Guide Class #2
Mon, Feb 05, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Scan N Cut Guide Class
Mon, Feb 05, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
bring everything that was in you box to class
Bernina Software Guide Class #1
Tue, Feb 06, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Software V8 Guide class Fee 40.00 for 4 classes Feb 6, 13, 27 and March 6.
Scan n Cut with Rosemary
Wed, Feb 07, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee $30.00 Bring your scan n cut and learn to cut fabric.
Brother Guide Class #1 Sewing
Wed, Feb 07, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Class for Sewing Only and Combo Machines
Brother Guide Class #2 Sewing
Wed, Feb 07, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Class for Sewing Only and Combo Machines
Enchanted Quilter's
Thu, Feb 08, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Quilt group is open to new members.
Brother Guide Class #3 Embroidery for Single Needle Machines
Thu, Feb 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Class for Single Needle Embroidery or Combo Machines
Into to Embroidery
Thu, Feb 08, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Slidell
Every successful embroidery project requires a certain set of tools. We will discuss the tools you need including stabilizer, thread, and needles. We will also discuss some of our favorite additional tools like terial magic, dry cover, and water soluble stabilizer for professional looking stitch outs. Class Fee: $30 Student Minimum: 3
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Feb 08, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Houston
class fee 45.00
Project Class - Create a Mardi Gras Bead Bag
Thu, Feb 08, 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Throw me something Mister! Come to class to sew and embroider this cool Mardi Gras Bead Bag! Approximately 17" x 22" x 4". Drawstring top uses parachute cord and squared bottom includes a heavy duty grommet. These straps allow you to carry the bag on the shoulder or as a backpack. Don't wait - sign up today - in the store or call 923-1260! 3 hr class $30.00 Kit fee $10 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
Brother Guide Class #4 PR Machines
Fri, Feb 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Class for PR Machines
Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene Powell
Sat, Feb 10, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Slidell
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day with one of the nations best Scan-N-Cut educators. Gain valuable knowledge and experience. Leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects, memories, and most of all, make new friends. You'll learn the secrets and tips to creating one of a kind projects. click here to sign up
SA Needle Work Guild
Sat, Feb 10, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
BES Lettering Software 4
Sat, Feb 10, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.00 A basic hands on class on how to use your BES lettering software. You will be amazed at what this software can do! This covers all Brother’s BES lettering software (Mostly BES4) and BES Monogram,
Embrilliance Essentials Class 1
Mon, Feb 12, 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
Class One is an overview of all that you can do with Embrilliance Essentials. I'll guide you through all the tools you'll need for editing and creating embroidery designs. Some of the things you can do with this software include combining images with text, use of BX fonts, editing techniques, and using parts of an embroidery design for easy applique cutting plus so much more! Class is $40 Student Minimum: 3
FTCU - Learn the Basics Class 1
Mon, Feb 12, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Slidell
An overview of FTCU - Floriana Total Control U embroidery software. We will go over the basics for fonts, resizing, editing, and creating embroidery designs. We will talk about combining images with fonts and setting preferences within FTCU. Also covering, adjusting, rotating, text and monogramming. Please bring your laptop with the most recent update of FTCU. Class minimum: 3 Total cost: 29.99
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Feb 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Software Guide Class #2
Tue, Feb 13, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Software V8 Guide class Fee 40.00 for 4 classes Feb 6, 13, 27 and March 6.
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For Beginners
Wed, Feb 14, 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, you will learn how to use strip quilting techniques to create 4 mini log cabin blocks, which will then be sewn together to make your choice - either a pillow or wall hanging! Once you register, you will receive a call from the instructor regarding choosing your fabrics, and your kit will be ready and waiting for you on the day of class. Geared to those who are familiar with sewing but new to quilting. Bring your sewing machine with a walking foot attachment plus basic sewing tools (scissors, pins, ruler). If you prefer to serge your pieces together, bring your serger as well. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $35 Kit fee: $12
Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr class
Wed, Feb 14, 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn to create a reading pillow - the perfect gift for any occasion! Design choices will include options for younger children and teens; details TBA. Because you will need both your embroidery machine and a sewing machine, space will be limited, so sign up soon! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40 Kit Fee: $12
Enchanted Quilter's
Thu, Feb 15, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Quilt group is open to new members.
Scan-N-Cut Guide Class
Thu, Feb 15, 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Slidell
If you purchased a Scan-N-Cut in the last year, you will receive 3 hours of free training! We will review the difference functions available on the machine that make it so unique compared to other cutters. Did you know you can design from scratch on the Scan-N-Cut? We'll show you how! The January class is a great prep class to take before Darlene Powell's amazing Unleash Your Creativity class next month!
ScanNCut Applique Class
Thu, Feb 15, 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Slidell
We will learn how to use a PES embroidery file to create applique cut files on the ScanNCut. Plese bring your embroidery machine and ScanNCut plus any supplies you'll needto stitch out your embroidery designs including fabric for appliques. Class minimum: 3 Class Cost: $30.00
Applique & Scan N Cut
Fri, Feb 16, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.00 This class shows you how to create an applique design using the PE-Design Software. Penny also shows you how to take an existing design and replace part of it (stitches) with an applique instead. Penny shows you how to combine the ScanNCut with Applique designs to allow you to create the applique piece on your ScanNCut and the Design created in your software using the same graphic.
Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine Embroidery
Sat, Feb 17, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
We will discuss the tools you need for successful embroidery. We will cover machine safety, hooping, and basic supplies needed such as stabilizer, thread and needles. Our class project will be a Mardi Gras theme towel. Class fee $49.99 Minimum of 3 Maximum of 10.
Long Arm Guide Class
Sat, Feb 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Long arm guide class 45.00 Rental 25.00 per hr.
Customizing Existing Designs
Sat, Feb 17, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.00 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 or underlay, adding text, change colors, and much more.
Silhouette Beginner Basics
Sat, Feb 17, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
We will discuss the tools you need for successful projects. We will cover both your Silhouette machine and the Silhouette Studio software. Our class project will be a set of coasters. Class fee: $49.99 Minimum of 3.
PR101 Guide Class
Mon, Feb 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embrilliance Essentials Class 2 - Embroidery Question and Ask
Mon, Feb 19, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Slidell
Class 2 is to practice applying what you learned in Class 1. After a class sometimes, people are unsure about what to work on next and that's why we have this class! We will make sure you understand Essentials and are comfortable working on it alone. We will be here if you have any questions. Its recommended to bring your laptop and embroidery machine to understand the full process. You can also bring the projects you have been working on to receive feedback. Class Fee: $20 Class Minimum: 3
PR102 – Brother Multi-Needle Machine
Mon, Feb 19, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Houston
PR102 – Brother Multi-Needle Machine The PR 102 Class is broken up into two sections, Part 1 and Part 2. These classes help you get the most out of your PR Multi-Needle machine. These are lecture classes using a store machine to demonstrate subject being taught and giving you the opportunity for hands on learning.Taught by Kathy Mooney Ø Part 1 is for the 6 and 10 needle machines (2 hours) - $23.00 We cover how to install and operate the Brother hat hoop, Fast Frames, Durkee Frames, and other hooping options. We will also look at alternative magnetic hooping system, Might Hoops. Ø Part 2 is for the 10 needle machines (2 hours) - $23.00 Taking Part 1 is a requirement to Part 2 We cover how to use the Jumbo Hoop, uses for the camera and how to get around in the Design Center
FTCU - Class 2
Mon, Feb 19, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Slidell
We will briefly review Class 1 then move onto importing designing and TTF. We will discuss choosing hoop sizes, changing sewing order of designs, and changing stitch colors. We will also touch on the digitizing tools to prepare you for digitizing. Please bring laptop with latest version of FTCU installed. Class minimum: 3 Class Cost: 29.99
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Feb 20, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
ScanNCut Beginner Basics
Wed, Feb 21, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New to the ScanNCut - this class is for you! Learn the ins and out of your ScanNCut machine. We will work primarily with paper and vinyl in this class, and practice with the features included on your machine. You'll go home with 2 completed projects of your very own. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40.00 Kit Fee: $6
Floriani Club
Wed, Feb 21, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Design Organization & Beginning Embrilliance Software
Wed, Feb 21, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class you will learn how to download & view designs, transfer designs to a usb stick and how to store designs on an external hard drive. Also you will learn how to merge designs and upload fonts in your software. You will need to bring your laptop loaded with your software, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one). Teacher: Helen Class:$50 Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Enchanted Quilter's
Thu, Feb 22, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Quilt group is open to new members.
Scan N Cut Guide Class
Thu, Feb 22, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bring everything that was in your box to class
Learn to Digitize - Class 1
Thu, Feb 22, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Slidell
We will be learning how to digitize starting with the basics! We will focus on a consistent scale - the run stitch and its variables like stitch length, minimums and maximums, single passes, double passes, and triple passes. We will discuss the line tool. Please bring your laptop with the latest version of FTCU installed. Class minimum: 3 Class fee 29.99
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Feb 22, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Houston
Class fee 45.00
Project Class - In the Hoop Easter Bib
Thu, Feb 22, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Make this adorable Easter Bib almost entirely In The Hoop! You'll need an embroidery machine with at least a 6" x 10" hoop. Don't have one? Just let us know and we'll set up one of ours for you. The front and back of the bib is created on the embroidery machine; we'll have sewing machines for you to attach the front to the back. You will be contacted a few days before class to discuss your fabric choices. Don't wait - Easter will be here before you know it! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $12 (includes design)
Fooling w/ Fonts in PE Design
Fri, Feb 23, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
class fee $40.00 Learn more that you ever needed to know about working with fonts, How to work with Alphabets that happen to be designs that are letters, how to create Applique letters, adding text to designs, creating monograms, using True Type Fonts, creating your own fonts. This is a very basic hands-on class.
Learn to Applique
Fri, Feb 23, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Slidell
We will be learning how to applique! We will discuss the proper stabilizer to use and cutting techniques. We also discuss the purpose of placement stitches, tack down stitches, and the applique stitch. We will also discuss thread choices and thread stops. Please bring your embroidery machine. Class minimum: 3 Class fee: 29.99
Beginner Sewing - Ages 10 & Up
Sat, Feb 24, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Baton Rouge
This is an all day class open to children and adults alike! Bring a sack lunch each day - we will have a SHORT lunch break - and lots of fun!. Total class fee is $95. Kit fee $25. All fees are due when you register; call the store to register and reserve your spot! In this class you will learn to read a pattern, cut out simple projects, stitch a simple hem, sew on a button, thread your machine & fill a bobbin, as well as straight stitching and zig zag stitching. We will complete several small projects together throughout the week including, but not limited to, a small pillowcase and sewing caddy (pin cushion/trash container). Supplies needed: Bring YOUR machine, fabric scissors, tape measure, pins, seam ripper, marking chalk or pen, 2 bobbins, 1 spool white or off white thread. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco. Optional: Purchase the Start-to-Sew Kit in the store for $14.99 (includes all of the accessories above plus tracing papers, wheel, pin cushion, needle threader, sewing gauge, 10 hand needles, and thimble)
New Owner Basics
Sat, Feb 24, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Free with purchase of machine at Allbrands, $45.00 if purchased elsewhere. Class Description Have you felt intimated by your new machine? Join Rosemary for a fun filled 3 hours of machine instruction. Cover threading, bobbins, needles, needle positions, locking stitches, reverse stitches, button holes, zigzag stitches, changing width and length, blind hem, decorative stitches, and more. Feel truly bonded with your machine at the end of this class. Supplies Sewing Machine, power cord, foot control, all accessory feet, 1 fat quarter light color plain. Bright colored thread, tear away stabilizer, needles size 80 Topstitch, Basic sewing kit, scissors, ruler, marking pen, pins, seam ripper, manual, 1 button. If you think you might need it for class; bring it.
Splitting & Alignment
Sat, Feb 24, 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.00 In this class Penny shows how to create embroidery designs that are too big for your hoop, so that they sew out perfectly! First you will see how the stitch out goes - that’s when you really get it! Next Penny shows how to create the whole thing, and then how to split it and add in the alignment lines to help it go back together. Penny uses PE-Design to show this, but this technique can be used in most embroidery/digitizing software. This is not a hands-on class
Embroidery Garden Jewelry Roll
Mon, Feb 26, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Join us as we sew a cute Jewelry Roll all in the your embroidery Hoop! This fun, useful set contains 2 sizes of our jewelry rolls. They feature a fully lined zippered pocket with no exposed seams, a ring holder, an earring holder & necklace pockets with chain holder. Great for Gift Giving - Mother's Day, Graduation and many other occasions.
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Feb 27, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Software Guide Class #3
Tue, Feb 27, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Software V8 Guide class Fee 40.00 for 4 classes Feb 6, 13, 27 and March 6.
Into to Silhouette
Thu, Mar 01, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Slidell
We will learn how to cut designs from the Silhouette library. We will also discuss how to import designs including simple clipart! We will discuss the differences in 631, 651, HTV, cling, and stencil vinyls. We will also talk about techniques that include flipping, rotating, and mirroring. Please bring your laptop with up to date software. Class minimum: 3 Class fee: 29.99
Embrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
Thu, Mar 01, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Alpha Tricks is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that specializes in working with fonts. Have you quickly assembled so many fonts that it’s hard to find what you are looking for? Alpha Tricks will help you rename and reorganize fonts that you’ve already purchased and from that point forward, you will be set! Alpha Tricks also gives you additional options that make it easier to work with fonts in your designs, including Monograms. Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Alpha Tricks is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
Intro to Embroidery
Thu, Mar 01, 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Slidell
Every successful embroidery project requires a certain set of tools. We will discuss the tools you need including stabilizer, thread, and needles. We will also discuss some of our favorite additional tools like terial magic, dry cover, and water soluble stabilizer for professional looking stitch outs. Class Fee: $30 Student Minimum: 3
Project Class - In the Hoop Bag (ITH Bag)
Fri, Mar 02, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Slidell
We will make an ITH coin/credit card bag. We will discuss stabilizers, fabrics, and thread. We will go step by step through each set of stitches such as the placement, tackdown, and final applique stitches. Please bring your embroidery machine. Class minimum: 3 Class fee: 29.99
Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene Powell
Sat, Mar 03, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
New Orleans
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day with one of the nations best Scan-N-Cut educators. Gain valuable knowledge and experience. Leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects, memories, and most of all, make new friends. You'll learn the secrets and tips to creating one of a kind projects. click here to sign up
Embroidery Applique for Beginners
Sat, Mar 03, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, we will applique on a hand towel. Please note: This class is for those new to applique, but who are familiar with their own embroidery machine. You should be able to perform basic hooping before attending this class! For this class, we typically do a holiday themed design - bring your own threads if you desire. You will need to bring: Your embroidery machine, 5x7/4x4 hoop, stabilizer, USB stick, small scissors, applique scissors (strongly recommended), thread. Teacher: Helen Class:$30 Kit:$10 Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
New Owner Basics
Mon, Mar 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee free if purchased at Allbrands-$45.00 if purchased elsewhere. Class Description Have you felt intimated by your new machine? Join Lorraine for a fun filled 3 hours of machine instruction. Cover threading, bobbins, needles, needle positions, locking stitches, reverse stitches, button holes, zigzag stitches, changing width and length, blind hem, decorative stitches, and more. Feel truly bonded with your machine at the end of this class. Supplies Sewing Machine, power cord, foot control, all accessory feet, and owner’s manual. 1 fat quarter light color plain NO prints please. Bright colored sewing thread, tear away stabilizer, needles size 12/80 Universal and Topstitch. Basic sewing kit includes scissors, ruler, marking pen/pencils, pins, seam ripper, 1 button. If you think you might need it for class; bring it. Tablet and writing pen for taking notes
New Owner Basics
Mon, Mar 05, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee free if purchased at Allbrands-$45.00 if purchased elsewhere. Class Description Have you felt intimated by your new machine? Join Lorraine for a fun filled 3 hours of machine instruction. Cover threading, bobbins, needles, needle positions, locking stitches, reverse stitches, button holes, zigzag stitches, changing width and length, blind hem, decorative stitches, and more. Feel truly bonded with your machine at the end of this class. Supplies Sewing Machine, power cord, foot control, all accessory feet, and owner’s manual. 1 fat quarter light color plain NO prints please. Bright colored sewing thread, tear away stabilizer, needles size 12/80 Universal and Topstitch. Basic sewing kit includes scissors, ruler, marking pen/pencils, pins, seam ripper, 1 button. If you think you might need it for class; bring it. Tablet and writing pen for taking notes
Bernina Software Guide Class #4
Tue, Mar 06, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Software V8 Guide class Fee 40.00 for 4 classes Feb 6, 13, 27 and March 6.
Project Class - In the Hoop Easter Bib
Wed, Mar 07, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Make this adorable Easter Bib almost entirely In The Hoop! You'll need an embroidery machine with at least a 6" x 10" hoop. Don't have one? Just let us know and we'll set up one of ours for you. The front and back of the bib is created on the embroidery machine; we'll have sewing machines for you to attach the front to the back. You will be contacted a few days before class to discuss your fabric choices. Don't wait - Easter will be here before you know it! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $12 (includes design)
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Mar 07, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Scan n Cut
Wed, Mar 07, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee $30.00 This class will be on Heat Transfer Vinyl. Bring a Shirt or a Tote and learn to decorate with vinyl. Must have 3 or more students.
Scan n Cut
Wed, Mar 07, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $30.00 This class will be on Heat Transfer Vinyl. Bring a Shirt or a Tote and learn to decorate with vinyl. Must have 3 or more students
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Wed, Mar 07, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Thu, Mar 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Intro to Sewing - Envelope Pillowcase
Thu, Mar 08, 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Slidell
In this class we will get you ready for sewing and starting your first project! We will discuss bobbins and how to wind them. We'll learn about the different needle types and the ones you want for your project. We'll also learn about basic machine maintenance and troubleshooting. Then we will practice sewing on our machines and learning about its different functions. We will then start our first project - the envelope pillowcase! Please bring your machine, fabric, and pillow form or stuffing. Class cost: $50 Student Minimum: 3
New Beginning Quilting #1
Thu, Mar 08, 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
This class will be 6 weeks 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12, class fee 99.00 kit fee 138.00 we have a a supply list...This Beginning Quilting Class you will Learn Terminology , Techniques, Selection of fabric, Rotary Cutting, Piecing 12 Different blocks to create a 60"x 74" quilt top from start to finish. You will also be taught methods to finish your quilt including a long arm quilting demonstration. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine to use in the class.
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Fri, Mar 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Sat, Mar 10, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
By popular demand, we are now offering a class focused totally on computer skills need for machine embroidery! Come to this class to learn what you need to know to manage your embroidery design collection, navigate the web to purchase, download, and unzip files, and transfer designs to a usb stick and/or external hard drive (if you use one). You will need to bring your laptop, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one). You can come to this class whether you have a Mac or a PC (Windows), and regardless of which embroidery software you decide to use. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class: $50 Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Customizing Existing Designs
Sat, Mar 10, 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.00
Embrilliance Essentials - A to Z
Sat, Mar 10, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class you will learn how to merge designs, work with fonts, and work with the Stitch Simulator and the Thread Palette. This is a comprehensive overview of the Essentials software. You will need to bring your laptop loaded with your software, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one). To take this class, you must have either taken our Computer Skills class or be familiar with all of the computer skills covered in that class. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $50 Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Spring Break Kids Begin to Sew
Mon, Mar 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class size limited to 8 students ages 9-11. Class fee $99.99 plus $20.00 kit fee. This is a Begin to Sew class for students who have never used a sewing machine before. This is a 4 day class and the following is a description of all 4 days. Introduction to the machine – parts and what they do, turn machine on/off, plugging in the machine, threading, filling bobbin, changing needle, stitch forward, reverse stitch. Students will stitch on paper drawings to get the feel of stitching a straight line, pivoting at corners, sewing in a circle. They will stitch on fabric scraps to get the feel of using the seam guide or presser foot to stitch straight seams. Straight Seam Project, Pivoting at Corners – students will make a pin cushion (or doll pillow). The project is a 6” square (kit assembled by store and part of fee charged for needed materials for the class). The goal is to give the student experience with a real project using the sewing machine: sewing skills, planning project, assembling fabric pieces, concept of sewing fabrics wrong side out and turning project to right side when seams are complete, working square corners to obtain right angles, stuffing the pin cushion (doll pillow) and finishing raw edges to complete the project. Making a Pillowcase – This is an easy and fun project for the students – a simple concept they will use over and over again to make pillowcases for themselves, siblings, family members, friends, etc. (Experience has shown that almost half of the students will buy fabric following the class to make another pillowcase at home). We will make a standard pillowcase to avoid the store having to buy travel size pillows needed in the past. The goal is to give the students the experience of sewing several pieces of different sizes into one integrated project. Again, they will be pivoting at corners, sewing wrong sides together and turning the project right side out for completion, pressing seams as they go to ensure a more professional project, practicing straight ½” seams. (Kit will be furnished by the store and price included in the overall kit fee) Personalized Tote Bag – Needless to say, this is everyone’s favorite project. Not only the students, but their parents are always amazed and delighted at how adorable this project is upon completion. This is a small 12” square lined tote bag, with shoulder strap and embroidered initial on the outside pocket. Students will choose their own fabrics from the assortment on display outside the classroom. They will learn how to measure, cut and prepare their chosen fabrics for the project. They will make a lining for their bag, make a stitched and turned strap for their bag, measure and cut their pocket and then, with the help of staff, choose the font they wish and experience an embroidery machine stitching that initial for them, sew the pocket on the outside of their bag, assemble all the parts for their finished project.
Spring Break Teens Begin to Sew
Mon, Mar 12, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This is a Begin to Sew class for students who have never used a sewing machine before. This is a 4 day class and the following is a description of all 4 days. Limit 8 students ages 12-15 Class fee $99.99 plus $20.00 kit fee Introduction to the machine – parts and what they do, turn machine on/off, plugging in the machine, threading, filling bobbin, changing needle, stitch forward, reverse stitch. Students will stitch on paper drawings to get the feel of stitching a straight line, pivoting at corners, sewing in a circle. They will stitch on fabric scraps to get the feel of using the seam guide or presser foot to stitch straight seams. Straight Seam Project, Pivoting at Corners – students will make a pin cushion (or doll pillow). The project is a 6” square (kit assembled by store and part of fee charged for needed materials for the class). The goal is to give the student experience with a real project using the sewing machine: sewing skills, planning project, assembling fabric pieces, concept of sewing fabrics wrong side out and turning project to right side when seams are complete, working square corners to obtain right angles, stuffing the pin cushion (doll pillow) and finishing raw edges to complete the project. Making a Pillowcase – This is an easy and fun project for the students – a simple concept they will use over and over again to make pillowcases for themselves, siblings, family members, friends, etc. (Experience has shown that almost half of the students will buy fabric following the class to make another pillowcase at home). We will make a standard pillowcase to avoid the store having to buy travel size pillows needed in the past. The goal is to give the students the experience of sewing several pieces of different sizes into one integrated project. Again, they will be pivoting at corners, sewing wrong sides together and turning the project right side out for completion, pressing seams as they go to ensure a more professional project, practicing straight ½” seams. (Kit will be furnished by the store and price included in the overall kit fee) Personalized Tote Bag – Needless to say, this is everyone’s favorite project. Not only the students, but their parents are always amazed and delighted at how adorable this project is upon completion. This is a small 12” square lined tote bag, with shoulder strap and embroidered initial on the outside pocket. Students will choose their own fabrics from the assortment on display outside the classroom. They will learn how to measure, cut and prepare their chosen fabrics for the project. They will make a lining for their bag, make a stitched and turned strap for their bag, measure and cut their pocket and then, with the help of staff, choose the font they wish and experience an embroidery machine stitching that initial for them, sew the pocket on the outside of their bag, assemble all the parts for their finished project.
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Mar 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Spring Break Kids Begin to Sew
Tue, Mar 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Straight Seam Project, Pivoting at Corners – students will make a pin cushion (or doll pillow). The project is a 6” square (kit assembled by store and part of fee charged for needed materials for the class). The goal is to give the student experience with a real project using the sewing machine: sewing skills, planning project, assembling fabric pieces, concept of sewing fabrics wrong side out and turning project to right side when seams are complete, working square corners to obtain right angles, stuffing the pin cushion (doll pillow) and finishing raw edges to complete the project.
Spring Break Teens Begin to Sew
Tue, Mar 13, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Straight Seam Project, Pivoting at Corners – students will make a pin cushion (or doll pillow). The project is a 6” square (kit assembled by store and part of fee charged for needed materials for the class). The goal is to give the student experience with a real project using the sewing machine: sewing skills, planning project, assembling fabric pieces, concept of sewing fabrics wrong side out and turning project to right side when seams are complete, working square corners to obtain right angles, stuffing the pin cushion (doll pillow) and finishing raw edges to complete the project.
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For Beginners
Wed, Mar 14, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, you will learn how to use strip quilting techniques to create 4 mini log cabin blocks, which will then be sewn together to make your choice - either a pillow or wall hanging! Once you register, you will receive a call from the instructor regarding choosing your fabrics, and your kit will be ready and waiting for you on the day of class. Geared to those who are familiar with sewing but new to quilting. Bring your sewing machine with a walking foot attachment plus basic sewing tools (scissors, pins, ruler). If you prefer to serge your pieces together, bring your serger as well. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $35 Kit fee: $12
Spring Break Kids Begin to Sew
Wed, Mar 14, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Making a Pillowcase – This is an easy and fun project for the students – a simple concept they will use over and over again to make pillowcases for themselves, siblings, family members, friends, etc. (Experience has shown that almost half of the students will buy fabric following the class to make another pillowcase at home). We will make a standard pillowcase to avoid the store having to buy travel size pillows needed in the past. The goal is to give the students the experience of sewing several pieces of different sizes into one integrated project. Again, they will be pivoting at corners, sewing wrong sides together and turning the project right side out for completion, pressing seams as they go to ensure a more professional project, practicing straight ½” seams. (Kit will be furnished by the store and price included in the overall kit fee)
Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow - 4hr class
Wed, Mar 14, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn to create a reading pillow - the perfect gift for any occasion! Design choices will include options for younger children and teens; details TBA. Because you will need both your embroidery machine and a sewing machine, space will be limited, so sign up soon! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40 Kit Fee: $12
Spring Break Teens Begin to Sew
Wed, Mar 14, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Making a Pillowcase – This is an easy and fun project for the students – a simple concept they will use over and over again to make pillowcases for themselves, siblings, family members, friends, etc. (Experience has shown that almost half of the students will buy fabric following the class to make another pillowcase at home). We will make a standard pillowcase to avoid the store having to buy travel size pillows needed in the past. The goal is to give the students the experience of sewing several pieces of different sizes into one integrated project. Again, they will be pivoting at corners, sewing wrong sides together and turning the project right side out for completion, pressing seams as they go to ensure a more professional project, practicing straight ½” seams. (Kit will be furnished by the store and price included in the overall kit fee)
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Wed, Mar 14, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Spring Break Kids Begin to Sew
Thu, Mar 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Personalized Tote Bag – Needless to say, this is everyone’s favorite project. Not only the students, but their parents are always amazed and delighted at how adorable this project is upon completion. This is a small 12” square lined tote bag, with shoulder strap and embroidered initial on the outside pocket. Students will choose their own fabrics from the assortment on display outside the classroom. They will learn how to measure, cut and prepare their chosen fabrics for the project. They will make a lining for their bag, make a stitched and turned strap for their bag, measure and cut their pocket and then, with the help of staff, choose the font they wish and experience an embroidery machine stitching that initial for them, sew the pocket on the outside of their bag, assemble all the parts for their finished project.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #3 Embroidery for Single Needle Machines
Thu, Mar 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Class for Single Needle Brother Embroidery or Combo Machines
Spring Break Teens Begin to Sew
Thu, Mar 15, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Personalized Tote Bag – Needless to say, this is everyone’s favorite project. Not only the students, but their parents are always amazed and delighted at how adorable this project is upon completion. This is a small 12” square lined tote bag, with shoulder strap and embroidered initial on the outside pocket. Students will choose their own fabrics from the assortment on display outside the classroom. They will learn how to measure, cut and prepare their chosen fabrics for the project. They will make a lining for their bag, make a stitched and turned strap for their bag, measure and cut their pocket and then, with the help of staff, choose the font they wish and experience an embroidery machine stitching that initial for them, sew the pocket on the outside of their bag, assemble all the parts for their finished project.
Ballerina Purse - In the Hoop Project Class
Thu, Mar 15, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
You will need your embroidery machine, 5 x 7 hoop, applique scissors, and the following threads: white, black, and pink or lavender. Finished size of purse/wallet is 5" x 7". $30.00 class fee $15.00 kit fee (includes design) Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class minimum: 3
New Beginning Quilting #2
Thu, Mar 15, 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
This class will be 6 weeks 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12, class fee 99.00 kit fee 138.00 we have a a supply list...This Beginning Quilting Class you will Learn Terminology , Techniques, Selection of fabric, Rotary Cutting, Piecing 12 Different blocks to create a 60"x 74" quilt top from start to finish. You will also be taught methods to finish your quilt including a long arm quilting demonstration. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine to use in the class.
Embroidery 101 - Intro to Machine Embroidery
Fri, Mar 16, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
We will discuss the tools you need for successful embroidery. We will cover machine safety, hooping, and basic supplies needed such as stabilizer, thread and needles. Our class project will be a holiday themed towel. Class fee $35.00 Kit fee: $6 Minimum of 3 Maximum of 10.
Embrilliance Essentials Class 1
Fri, Mar 16, 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Slidell
Class One is an overview of all that you can do with Embrilliance Essentials. I'll guide you through all the tools you'll need for editing and creating embroidery designs. Some of the things you can do with this software include combining images with text, use of BX fonts, editing techniques, and using parts of an embroidery design for easy applique cutting plus so much more! Class is $40 Student Minimum: 3
Brother New Owner Guide Class #1 Sewing
Sat, Mar 17, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Class for Brother Sewing Only and Combo Machines
Long Arm Guide Class
Sat, Mar 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Long arm guide class 45.00 Rental 25.00 per hr.
Brother New Owner Guide Class #4 PR Machines
Sat, Mar 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Guide Class for Brother PR Machines
BES Lettering Software 4
Sat, Mar 17, 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
class fee $40.00
Brother New Owner Guide Class #2 Sewing
Sat, Mar 17, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New Owner Class for Brother Sewing Only and Combo Machines
New Owner Embroidery
Mon, Mar 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee-free if machine purchased from Allbrands, $45.00 if purchased elsewhere. Three hours about precautions, stabilizers, threads, menus, rotating, moving, sizing, and hooping the fabric. You will embroider a design on a fat quarter. Learn to embroider on a terry towel and combine a simple design with lettering or monogram. Supplies Embroidery machine, embroidery arm, machine accessories, power cord, and owner’s manual. Embroidery basic sewing kit, medium weight tear away stabilizer, wet and gone tacky stabilizer, and water soluble topper. Stabilizers need to fit the hoop with 2 inches excess around all sides. Small ruler, marking pen, bobbins, 3 different embroidery threads, bobbin thread, fat quarter of light solid color (NO print), good quality terry hand towel for embroidering on. 1 large hoop (5x7) with matching template, extra needles, pins, scissors
New Owner Embroidery
Mon, Mar 19, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee-free if machine purchased from Allbrands, $45.00 if purchased elsewhere. Three hours about precautions, stabilizers, threads, menus, rotating, moving, sizing, and hooping the fabric. You will embroider a design on a fat quarter. Learn to embroider on a terry towel and combine a simple design with lettering or monogram. Supplies Embroidery machine, embroidery arm, machine accessories, power cord, and owner’s manual. Embroidery basic sewing kit, medium weight tear away stabilizer, wet and gone tacky stabilizer, and water soluble topper. Stabilizers need to fit the hoop with 2 inches excess around all sides. Small ruler, marking pen, bobbins, 3 different embroidery threads, bobbin thread, fat quarter of light solid color (NO print), good quality terry hand towel for embroidering on. 1 large hoop (5x7) with matching template, extra needles, pins, scissors
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Mar 20, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
ScanNCut Beginner Basics
Wed, Mar 21, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
New to the ScanNCut - this class is for you! Learn the ins and out of your ScanNCut machine. We will work primarily with paper and vinyl in this class, and practice with the features included on your machine. You'll go home with 2 completed projects of your very own. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40.00 Kit Fee: $6
Floriani Club
Wed, Mar 21, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
ScanNCut #2 - Intermediate
Wed, Mar 21, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, we will explore the ScanNCut Canvas and the features available to you in creating, editing, and using designs from the internet. We will practice using the ScanNCut to work with fabric, and we will create one project using fabric. You will need your ScanNCut machine, and a laptop. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $40 Kit Fee: $6
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Mid-Small Machines)
Wed, Mar 21, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Scan N Cut Guide Class
Thu, Mar 22, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Basic Computer Skills for Machine Embroidery
Thu, Mar 22, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Baton Rouge
By popular demand, we are now offering a class focused totally on computer skills need for machine embroidery! Come to this class to learn what you need to know to manage your embroidery design collection, navigate the web to purchase, download, and unzip files, and transfer designs to a usb stick and/or external hard drive (if you use one). You will need to bring your laptop, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one). You can come to this class whether you have a Mac or a PC (Windows), and regardless of which embroidery software you decide to use. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class: $50 Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
New Beginning Quilting #3
Thu, Mar 22, 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
This class will be 6 weeks 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12, class fee 99.00 kit fee 138.00 we have a a supply list...This Beginning Quilting Class you will Learn Terminology , Techniques, Selection of fabric, Rotary Cutting, Piecing 12 Different blocks to create a 60"x 74" quilt top from start to finish. You will also be taught methods to finish your quilt including a long arm quilting demonstration. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine to use in the class.
Embrilliance Essentials Class 2 - Question and Answer
Thu, Mar 22, 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Slidell
Class 2 is to practice applying what you learned in Class 1. After a class sometimes, people are unsure about what to work on next and that's why we have this class! We will make sure you understand Essentials and are comfortable working on it alone. We will be here if you have any questions. Its recommended to bring your laptop and embroidery machine to understand the full process. You can also bring the projects you have been working on to receive feedback. Class Fee: $20 Class Minimum: 3
Bernina Academy
Fri, Mar 23, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Mar 24, 05:00 PM
Houston
Join us for two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning, and socializing. Learn new techniques and get new ideas from a Bernina Top National Educator. Get inspired and learn to Sew like a Pro! Location: Allbrands Houston Store: 18203 Egret Bay Blvd Houston, TX 77058 click here to sign up
Embrilliance Essentials - A to Z
Fri, Mar 23, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class you will learn how to merge designs, work with fonts, and work with the Stitch Simulator and the Thread Palette. This is a comprehensive overview of the Essentials software. You will need to bring your laptop loaded with your software, a usb stick and your external hard drive (if you have one). To take this class, you must have either taken our Computer Skills class or be familiar with all of the computer skills covered in that class. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $50 Minimum Class Size: 3, Maximum Class Size: 10
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon
Sat, Mar 24, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
The Embroidery Garden 1 DAY Embroidery Party! A party atmosphere filled with embroidery techniques and more! Come meet Embroidery Expert and Designer Reen Wilcoxson for a day of hands on sit and sew instruction. You will be guided step by step through 3 projects that Reen has hand picked out of her Embroidery Garden collection. You will do a total of 3 projects for this class. Reen will have two exclusive designs that you will stitch out that haven't been released to the public yet. click here to sign up
Unleash your creativity! Scan-N-Cut class with Darlene Powell
Sat, Mar 24, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Lafayette
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day with one of the nations best Scan-N-Cut educators. Gain valuable knowledge and experience. Leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects, memories, and most of all, make new friends. You'll learn the secrets and tips to creating one of a kind projects. click here to sign up
Applique & Scan N Cut
Sat, Mar 24, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
class fee $40.00
Embroidery Garden Party with Reen Wilcoxon
Sun, Mar 25, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
The Embroidery Garden 1 DAY Embroidery Party! A party atmosphere filled with embroidery techniques and more! Come meet Embroidery Expert and Designer Reen Wilcoxson for a day of hands on sit and sew instruction. You will be guided step by step through 3 projects that Reen has hand picked out of her Embroidery Garden collection. You will do a total of 3 projects for this class. Reen will have two exclusive designs that you will stitch out that haven't been released to the public yet.
New Owner PR
Mon, Mar 26, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
This class is free to owners who purchased the machine from Allbrands, cost is $75.00 if purchased elsewhere. This class teaches the basic skills to get started using your Multi-needle machine. You are not required to bring your machine as the class will be taught using our floor model.
New Owner PR
Mon, Mar 26, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
This class is free to owners who purchased the machine from Allbrands, cost is $75.00 if purchased elsewhere. This class teaches the basic skills to get started using your Multi-needle machine. You are not required to bring your machine as the class will be taught using our floor model.
Project Class - In the Hoop Easter Bib
Wed, Mar 28, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Make this adorable Easter Bib almost entirely In The Hoop! You'll need an embroidery machine with at least a 6" x 10" hoop. Don't have one? Just let us know and we'll set up one of ours for you. The front and back of the bib is created on the embroidery machine; we'll have sewing machines for you to attach the front to the back. You will be contacted a few days before class to discuss your fabric choices. Don't wait - Easter will be here before you know it! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $12 (includes design)
Embrilliance Software - Alpha Tricks
Wed, Mar 28, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Alpha Tricks is the component of the Embrilliance embroidery software that specializes in working with fonts. Have you quickly assembled so many fonts that it’s hard to find what you are looking for? Alpha Tricks will help you rename and reorganize fonts that you’ve already purchased and from that point forward, you will be set! Alpha Tricks also gives you additional options that make it easier to work with fonts in your designs, including Monograms. Sign up today to learn about these features and make your embroidery life simpler! Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class fee: $50 Kit fee: $0 (Alpha Tricks is available in our store and/or on our website if you have yet to purchase it)
New Beginning Quilting #4
Thu, Mar 29, 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
This class will be 6 weeks 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12, class fee 99.00 kit fee 138.00 we have a a supply list...This Beginning Quilting Class you will Learn Terminology , Techniques, Selection of fabric, Rotary Cutting, Piecing 12 Different blocks to create a 60"x 74" quilt top from start to finish. You will also be taught methods to finish your quilt including a long arm quilting demonstration. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine to use in the class.
ScanNCut Guide Class
Fri, Mar 30, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Slidell
If you purchased a Scan-N-Cut in the last year, you will receive 3 hours of free training! We will review the difference functions available on the machine that make it so unique compared to other cutters. Did you know you can design from scratch on the Scan-N-Cut? We'll show you how! The January class is a great prep class to take before Darlene Powell's amazing Unleash Your Creativity class next month!
Anime Matsuri Costume/Cosplay Trade Show
Fri, Mar 30, 12:00 PM through through Sat, Mar 31, 04:00 PM
Anime Matsuri is an annual three-day anime convention March 30 - April 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The convention's name comes from the Japanese word 'matsuri' meaning festival. Allbrands is proud to be hosting the Bernina Machine booth at this convention. Visit Their Website To Register!
ScanNCut Applique Class
Fri, Mar 30, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Slidell
We will learn how to use a PES embroidery file to create applique cut files on the ScanNCut. Plese bring your embroidery machine and ScanNCut plus any supplies you'll needto stitch out your embroidery designs including fabric for appliques. Class minimum: 3 Class Cost: $30.00
Anime Matsuri Costume/Cosplay Trade Show
Sun, Apr 01, 12:00 AM
Anime Matsuri is an annual three-day anime convention March 30 - April 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The convention's name comes from the Japanese word 'matsuri' meaning festival. Allbrands is proud to be hosting the Bernina Machine booth at this convention. Visit Their Website To Register!
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Mon, Apr 02, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Apr 03, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Scan n Cut
Wed, Apr 04, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee $30.00 How to cut adhesive vinyl. Bring something, a tumbler, etc to put vinyl on. Must have 3 or more students.
Scan n Cut
Wed, Apr 04, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $30.00 How to cut adhesive vinyl. Bring something, a tumbler, etc to put vinyl on. Must have 3 or more students.
New Beginning Quilting #5
Thu, Apr 05, 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Houston
This class will be 6 weeks 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12, class fee 99.00 kit fee 138.00 we have a a supply list...This Beginning Quilting Class you will Learn Terminology , Techniques, Selection of fabric, Rotary Cutting, Piecing 12 Different blocks to create a 60"x 74" quilt top from start to finish. You will also be taught methods to finish your quilt including a long arm quilting demonstration. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine to use in the class.
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Mon, Apr 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Apr 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Apr 11, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
New owner guide class
New Beginning Quilting #6 last class
Thu, Apr 12, 12:00 AM
Houston
This class will be 6 weeks 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12, class fee 99.00 kit fee 138.00 we have a a supply list...This Beginning Quilting Class you will Learn Terminology , Techniques, Selection of fabric, Rotary Cutting, Piecing 12 Different blocks to create a 60"x 74" quilt top from start to finish. You will also be taught methods to finish your quilt including a long arm quilting demonstration. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine to use in the class.
Bernina Academy FEAR NO FABRIC !!
Fri, Apr 13, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Join us for two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning, and socializing. Learn new techniques and get new ideas from a Bernina Top National Educator. Get inspired and learn to Sew like a Pro! Location: Allbrands San Antonio West Ave Located at: 11777 West Ave San Antonio, TX 78216 click here to sign up
Long Arm Guide Class
Sat, Apr 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Long arm guide class 45.00 Rental 25.00 per hr.
SA Needle Work Guild
Sat, Apr 14, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Bernina Academy FEAR NO FABRIC !!
Sat, Apr 14, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Join us for two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning, and socializing. Learn new techniques and get new ideas from a Bernina Top National Educator. Get inspired and learn to Sew like a Pro! Location: Allbrands San Antonio West Ave Located at: 11777 West Ave San Antonio, TX 78216 click here to sign up
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Mid-Small Machines)
Mon, Apr 16, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Apr 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Floriani Club
Wed, Apr 18, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Apr 18, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
New owner guide class part 2
Floriani Hands On 3 Day Class
Thu, Apr 19, 09:00 AM through through Sat, Apr 21, 05:00 PM
Experience for yourself Craft and Embroidery Projects that will inspire the novice and challenge even the veteran crafter and embellisher. Learn techniques, tricks and tips that have been used by crafting and embroidery professionals for years in a laid back relaxed setting designed for all levels of experience. Each Attendee will take their turn stitching one or more of the amazing Hands On® Floriani projects using a brand new state of the art embroidery machine provided for them. And, "That's Not All!" We will provide all thread, all the stabilizers, all the designs, all the items to be embroidered, and all the “Special Dark” Chocolate needed to make this an event you will never forget! Location: Allbrands Sew Contempo Retail Store: 18203 Egret Bay Blvd Houston, TX 77058 Click Here To Register!
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Apr 24, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Wed, Apr 25, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
New owner guide class part 3
EEM Everything Embroidery Market Tradeshow
Fri, May 04, 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
BILOXI, MS | MAY 4TH-5TH, 2018 MISSISSIPPI COAST CONVENTION CENTER An exciting weekend of classes, product demonstrations, vendors, FUN, and more for anyone that does machine embroidery and or vinyl. For enthusiasts, crafters, and small businesses. Register at eemshows.com
Bernina Academy
Fri, May 04, 10:00 AM through through Sat, May 05, 05:00 PM
Join us for two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning, and socializing. Learn new techniques and get new ideas from a Bernina Top National Educator. Get inspired and learn to Sew like a Pro! Location: Allbrands Baton Rouge Retail Store 20415 Highland Rd Baton Rouge LA 70817 click here to sign up
EEM Everything Embroidery Market Tradeshow
Sat, May 05, 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
BILOXI, MS | MAY 4TH-5TH, 2018 MISSISSIPPI COAST CONVENTION CENTER An exciting weekend of classes, product demonstrations, vendors, FUN, and more for anyone that does machine embroidery and or vinyl. For enthusiasts, crafters, and small businesses. Register at eemshows.com
PR Possibilities and Start Your Own Business Seminar
Wed, May 09, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
New Orleans
Take your embroidery to the next level, and learn how to start your own business! Join Brother Educator Paulette Bell and learn how to take your embroidery to the next level with a multi-needle machine. Come in and learn all the embroidery possibilities! We will have all kinds of samples for you to see and show you all the fun things a multi-needle machine can be used for. We will also talk about how you can turn your embroidery passion into a business. No matter your level of expertise, there is something for every skill level to learn at this seminar. Click Here To Register!
PR Possibilities and Start Your Own Business Seminar
Thu, May 10, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Slidell
Take your embroidery to the next level, and learn how to start your own business! Join Brother Educator Paulette Bell and learn how to take your embroidery to the next level with a multi-needle machine. Come in and learn all the embroidery possibilities! We will have all kinds of samples for you to see and show you all the fun things a multi-needle machine can be used for. We will also talk about how you can turn your embroidery passion into a business. No matter your level of expertise, there is something for every skill level to learn at this seminar. Click Here To Register!
PR Possibilities and Start Your Own Business Seminar
Fri, May 11, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Take your embroidery to the next level, and learn how to start your own business! Join Brother Educator Paulette Bell and learn how to take your embroidery to the next level with a multi-needle machine. Come in and learn all the embroidery possibilities! We will have all kinds of samples for you to see and show you all the fun things a multi-needle machine can be used for. We will also talk about how you can turn your embroidery passion into a business. No matter your level of expertise, there is something for every skill level to learn at this seminar. Click Here To Register!
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, May 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
PR Possibilities and Start Your Own Business Seminar
Thu, May 17, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Lafayette
Take your embroidery to the next level, and learn how to start your own business! Join Brother Educator Coleen Swettman and learn how to take your embroidery to the next level with a multi-needle machine. Come in and learn all the embroidery possibilities! We will have all kinds of samples for you to see and show you all the fun things a multi-needle machine can be used for. We will also talk about how you can turn your embroidery passion into a business. No matter your level of expertise, there is something for every skill level to learn at this seminar. Click Here To Register!
PR Possibilities and Start Your Own Business Seminar
Fri, May 18, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Lake Charles
Take your embroidery to the next level, and learn how to start your own business! Join Brother Educator Coleen Swettman and learn how to take your embroidery to the next level with a multi-needle machine. Come in and learn all the embroidery possibilities! We will have all kinds of samples for you to see and show you all the fun things a multi-needle machine can be used for. We will also talk about how you can turn your embroidery passion into a business. No matter your level of expertise, there is something for every skill level to learn at this seminar. Click Here To Register!
PR Possibilities and Start Your Own Business Seminar
Sat, May 19, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Take your embroidery to the next level, and learn how to start your own business! Join Brother Educator Coleen Swettman and learn how to take your embroidery to the next level with a multi-needle machine. Come in and learn all the embroidery possibilities! We will have all kinds of samples for you to see and show you all the fun things a multi-needle machine can be used for. We will also talk about how you can turn your embroidery passion into a business. No matter your level of expertise, there is something for every skill level to learn at this seminar. Click Here To Register!
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, May 22, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, May 29, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston