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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NOVEMBER 17

Angela Wolf Sewing Class

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NOVEMBER 18

Angela Wolf Sewing Class
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DECEMBER 1

Penny Muncaster-Jewell BES4 Software Class
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DECEMBER 2

Penny Muncaster-Jewell PEDesign Embroidery Software Class
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DECEMBER 2

Brother's "Dream it, Make it" Class with National Brother Educator Jude Szczepanski
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Upcoming Classes & Events

November 2017

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International Quilt Festival in Houston Preview Night
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International Quilt Festival in Houston
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International Quilt Festival in HoustonBEGINNERS SEWING CLASSFun-damentalsLearn to Use Your Pleater
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Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
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Scan n Cut Gift TagsScan n Cut Special Vinyl on TumblersBrother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Mid-Small Machines)Floriani Club
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Log Cabin Quilt Block - For BeginnersPR101Project Class - Create a Reading PillowEmbroidery with Confidence
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Serging for BeginnersDream it, Create it, Embroidery it with Cindy Hogan
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Dream it, Create it, Embroidery it with Cindy HoganDesign Organization & Beginning Embrilliance SoftwareNew Owner EmbroideryLearn To Applique - CANCELLEDQuilt Square LibraryEmbroidery Applique for Beginners
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Understanding My Computer - CANCELLEDEmbrilliance Essentials with DustiFloriani Club
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Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
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Sew Fun WednesdayEmbrilliance Essentials - Advanced FeaturesBrother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)PR101SIT AND SEWEmbroidery with ConfidenceEmbroidery Club - Thanksgiving Table Runner Project
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Design Organization & Beginning EmbrillianceApplique & Scan N CutBrother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
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TV's Angela Wolf Sewing with Knits ClassBrother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)PED Plus
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Embroider Free Standing LaceTV's Angela Wolf Sewing Essentials ClassFOLD N STITCH Leaf TopperBES Lettering Software 4Floriani ClubFloriani Club
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Beginning Sewing - Class 1 of 2 - Ages 8 & UpWorking with Images in PE Design
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Beginning Sewing - Class 2 of 2 - Ages & UpBernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
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Intermediate Sewing 8 yrs & up - Pajama Pants
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Sit & SewFinish Your Projects
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Sew Fun WednesdaySIT AND SEW
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Finish Your ProjectsEmbroidery with Confidence
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International Quilt Festival in Houston Preview Night
Wed, Nov 01, 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
International Quilt Festival in Houston
Thu, Nov 02, 10:00 AM through through Sun, Nov 05, 07:00 AM
BEGINNERS SEWING CLASS
Sat, Nov 04, 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lake Charles
The instructor for this class will be Ms. Jeri Wainright and the project will be a pajama bottom (you pick the size from toddler to adult) A generic pattern will be provided. In this class, you will learn to lay your pattern on the fabric, cut the fabric and sew together and insert elastic in waist. There are only 2 pattern pieces used for this project. The cost of the class is $35 plus fabric (of your choice), matching thread and elastic for waistband. *****The student should bring their own sewing machine for this class***** Upon registration, please advise the size of the garment you will want to create so that correct pattern size can be provided.
Fun-damentals
Sat, Nov 04, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee $45.00 Join me to learn building blocks to add to your piecing library making it possible to make ANY quilt. Discover a new and super easy method to making half square triangles. Make 2 placemats, or a couple of Trivets for Holiday gifts. Supplies: for 2 placemats: 48 (5x5) squares 24 each of 2 prints use Halloween, Christmas ,kids prints, flowers your choice 1/3 yard fabric for binding, cut into 21/2" strips for trivets:32 total 5X5 squares, 18 of 2 colors sewing machine, power cord, foot pedal, 1/4 inch foot, rotary cutter and cutting mat Anything you do not have, you can purchase at Creative Sewing/Allbrands stores
Learn to Use Your Pleater
Sat, Nov 04, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lafayette
$50
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Nov 07, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Scan n Cut Gift Tags
Wed, Nov 08, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $20.00
Scan n Cut Special Vinyl on Tumblers
Wed, Nov 08, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $20.00 Learn to put vinyl letters or designs on your favorite travel mug. Bring computer as you will be working in Canvas and your Scan n Cut.
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Mid-Small Machines)
Wed, Nov 08, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
Floriani Club
Wed, Nov 08, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
Floriani Digitizing Club
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For Beginners
Thu, Nov 09, 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! You may choose from fall fabrics or Christmas fabrics when you register, and your kit will be ready and waiting for you. 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: $10
PR101
Thu, Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow
Thu, Nov 09, 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
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Nov 09, 01:30 PM - 05:30 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.
Serging for Beginners
Fri, Nov 10, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, you will learn to thread your serger, troubleshoot common issues, set tensions and perform basic stitches, including but not limited to overlock stitches, rolled hem stitch, and the like. Specific projects to be announced at a later date. Bring your serger with the appropriate threads, the user manual for your machine, small scissors, long necked tweezers, and any other accessories that came with your machine. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $10
Dream it, Create it, Embroidery it with Cindy Hogan
Fri, Nov 10, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Nov 11, 05:00 PM
Houston
AllBrands.com is excited to announce that we have Embroidery Expert Cindy Hogan coming to our retail stores for two days two days of hands on Dream it, Create it, Embroidery it class. Cindy will teach you how to start a project using and idea, then design it and follow it up with stitching it out. You will see the latest Brother software in action and complete projects using the Brother Scan-N-Cut along with one of Brother's top of the line Embroidery machines. This is a must attend event for any skill level Embroiderer. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend two days of embroidery, education, and fun. 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 stitching like a pro.
Design Organization & Beginning Embrilliance Software
Sat, Nov 11, 09:00 AM - 12:00 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: 2, Maximum Class Size: 10
New Owner Embroidery
Sat, Nov 11, 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.
Learn To Applique - CANCELLED
Sat, Nov 11, 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Slidell
Join us for a fun afternoon learning how to embroider applique Thanksgiving designs! Class will be $40 plus a $10 kit fee. Hope to see you!
Quilt Square Library
Sat, Nov 11, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $45.00 Quilt library Join me to learn building blocks to add to your piecing library making it possible to make ANY quilt. Discover a new and super easy method to making half square triangles. Make 2 placemats, or a couple of Trivets for Holiday gifts. Supplies: for 2 placemats: 48 (5x5) squares 24 each of 2 prints use Halloween, Christmas ,kids prints, flowers your choice 1/3 yard fabric for binding, cut into 21/2" strips for trivets:32 total 5X5 squares, 18 of 2 colors sewing machine, power cord, foot pedal, 1/4 inch foot, rotary cutter and cutting mat Anything you do not have, you can purchase at Creative Sewing/Allbrands stores
Embroidery Applique for Beginners
Sat, Nov 11, 01:00 PM - 04:00 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, you may choose Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas design - bring your own threads if you desire. You will need to bring: Your embroidery machine, 5x7/4x4 hoop, USB stick, small scissors, applique scissors (strongly recommended), thread. Teacher: Helen Class:$30 Kit:$10 Minimum Class Size: 2, Maximum Class Size: 10
Understanding My Computer - CANCELLED
Mon, Nov 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Slidell
This is a class for individuals unfamiliar or uncomfortable with computers. Computers can often be a daunting device, but they're necessary for great embroidery designs. We will discuss some of the following topics: basic computer functions, saving files, accessing and opening files, saving to a flash drive. We will also have time to answer a few questions. You must bring your computer/laptop from home. Class fee is $15
Embrilliance Essentials with Dusti
Mon, Nov 13, 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Slidell
If you're new to embroidery software, you'll want to take this class! We learn the basics of embroidery software which is essential for customizing all of your embroidery projects. Please feel free to call the store or stop by if you have any questions. Class fee is $80. Please bring a laptop with Embrilliance installed. You will also be provided with an Embrilliance PDF with step by step guides on how to do all the basics, and more, in Embrilliance. At the end of class we also have designated time for "independent study" to see what you know and what you may need help with and open for questions. We will discuss the following topics: Set Embrilliance Preferences, Program Functionality, Add Fonts to Embrilliance, Create Text, Add Images, Edit Designs, Rotate and Resize Creations, Other Special Embrilliance Tricks, Organizing Files. Proficient computer skills are necessary. If you do not know how to easily work your computer, you'll need the "Understanding My Computer" Class First
Floriani Club
Mon, Nov 13, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
software Club
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Nov 14, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Sew Fun Wednesday
Wed, Nov 15, 12:00 AM
San Antonio West Ave.
Special Days in November Due to Holidays: Come in and sew inside our classrooms! Bring your machines, scissors, thread, etc. to finish that project you been working on or come in and start a new one!
Embrilliance Essentials - Advanced Features
Wed, Nov 15, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class we will focus on using the Stitch Simulator in Embrilliance to edit designs, using the align and distribute function, the group & ungroup feature, and we will create our own custom palette. To attend this class, you must have taken the beginning essentials class or have been working easily with the basic features of Embrilliance Essentials. Bring your laptop to class with the Embrilliance Essentials software loaded, and bring at least 10-15 spools of thread (or as many as you have up to 10-15). Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Fee: $50 Call store to register and reserve your spot! HANDOUT INCLUDED
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Nov 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
new owner class
PR101
Wed, Nov 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
SIT AND SEW
Wed, Nov 15, 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Come use our class room to finish those Christmas projects.
Embroidery with Confidence
Wed, Nov 15, 01:30 PM - 05:30 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.
Embroidery Club - Thanksgiving Table Runner Project
Wed, Nov 15, 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Embroidery Club This month Thanksgiving Table Runner Project Teacher: Deborah Lamartainere
Design Organization & Beginning Embrilliance
Thu, Nov 16, 09:00 AM - 12:00 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: 2, Maximum Class Size: 10
Applique & Scan N Cut
Thu, Nov 16, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Thu, Nov 16, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
TV's Angela Wolf Sewing with Knits Class
Fri, Nov 17, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
SEW A DESIGNER KNIT TOP WITH ANGELA WOLF: LEARN SEWING & SERGING TECHNIQUES FOR SEWING KNITS DESCRIPTION:  Knit tops are a staple in all our wardrobes, why not sew and serge up your own! Join It’s Sew Easy’s Angela Wolf for a full day of sewing knits! Start by trying on samples of Angela Wolf’s knit patterns The Rachel Twin-Set or Ruched-T to find your perfect size (sizes included are XXS – 5X). 
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Fri, Nov 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
PED Plus
Fri, Nov 17, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
class fee 40.
Embroider Free Standing Lace
Sat, Nov 18, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Learn how to embroider Free Standing Lace. Teacher: Kendra Class Fee: $30 Kit fee: $10
TV's Angela Wolf Sewing Essentials Class
Sat, Nov 18, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
JOIN ANGELA WOLF FOR A FULL DAY OF LEARNING ESSENTIAL SEWING SKILLS, ALL WHILE FINISHING QUICK & EASY PROJECTS DESCRIPTION: Enjoy an entire day with Craftsy instructor and It’s Sew Easy’s Angela Wolf for some lessons in using your sewing machine and serger for more than sewing seams. Learn important sewing skills: • Insert a zipper • Seam finishes including french seams • Sew beautiful button holes • Designer topstitching • Rolled hems • How to sew a blind hem • embellishing fabric with quilting, pintucking, and so much more!
FOLD N STITCH Leaf Topper
Sat, Nov 18, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $45.00 Want a unique seasonal table topper for indoors or out? Join us in making a Poorhouse Quilt Designs dimensional Fold 'n Stitch Leaf Topper (17" finished size). Learn an easy faux binding technique and how fun it is to make dimensional items using Bosal's Fusible In–R–Form. It's pretty, as is, using batik fabrics; use fall holiday fabrics, add crystals, buttons, or other trims/trinkets, or pair it with a candle or bouquet of fall flowers for an over–the–top look. Have fun expanding your sewing skills in new and creative ways. This is a 5–hour hands on class (skill level: Intermediate). Instructor: Judy Joiner. Class Cost: $45. Kit Fee: $9.00 (cost of pattern) (or whatever you charge). Student Provided Materials: Students must bring their sewing machine with its standard sewing foot and a new needle (universal is fine). Don't forget the electrical cord. Also, bring basic tools (e.g., large scissors/shears, small scissors/snips; straight pins and pin cushion; sewing gauge, seam ripper; magnetic seam guide; point turner, fabric markers). You can also bring a rotary cutter, clear acrylic ruler (12" long minimum), and a mat. If you don't have these, you can borrow ours. Other materials: • ⅜ yard of back fabric (folds over to the front side at top of leaves) • ⅜ yard of front fabric (creates the faux binding when appliqué is applied) • 8–5"x 7" mix of appliqué fabrics (form the bottom layer of the leaves) • Bosal 495S Fusible In–R–Form Single Sided Fusible Foam (½ yard package makes 3 toppers) or alternatives: • In–R–Form Single Sided Fusible 5"x 8" Pre–cut Heart/Leaf Shapes (8/package) • ⅟3 yard 45" wide Fusible Fleece such as Bosal 426 or Pellon 987 • 2/3 yard 17"wide Paper–backed Fusible Web, like Heat 'n Bond Lite, Floriani Appli–Kay Wonder, or similar product • Sewing Thread in a color that blends with selected fabrics • Optional: decorative or contrasting thread to topstitch appliqué fabric to front fabric • NOTE: These materials can be purchased at AllBrands Creative Sewing or you can bring fabrics from your stash. The Kit Fee only covers the cost of the Fold 'n Stitch pattern.
BES Lettering Software 4
Sat, Nov 18, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Class Fee $ 40.
Floriani Club
Sat, Nov 18, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Floriani Software Club will meet on Saturday, Nov. 18th from 1 - 3 p.m. I will be offering a set of holiday designs to all participants. This is my way of encouraging more people to attend the club. The September meeting had only one participant so I am hoping that the November date works for more of you.
Floriani Club
Sat, Nov 18, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Software Club
Beginning Sewing - Class 1 of 2 - Ages 8 & Up
Mon, Nov 20, 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Baton Rouge
This is a 2-day class on Nov 20th and Nov 21st (bring a sack lunch each day - we will have a SHORT lunch break each day). 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 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)
Working with Images in PE Design
Mon, Nov 20, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.
Beginning Sewing - Class 2 of 2 - Ages & Up
Tue, Nov 21, 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Baton Rouge
This is a 2-day class on Nov 20th and Nov 21st (bring a sack lunch each day - we will have a SHORT lunch break each day). 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 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)
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Nov 21, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Intermediate Sewing 8 yrs & up - Pajama Pants
Wed, Nov 22, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
For individuals who have completed our Beginner Sewing Class, or have mastered threading their machine, filling and installing bobbins, adjusting stitches, and have made at least a few sewing projects on their own. Students should bring their sewing machine & instruction manual, basic supplies such as fabric scissors, pins, pin cushion, tape measure or rulers, as well as fabric & pattern for pajama pants of their choice (both sold at AllBrands or bring what you already have). Class fee: $30.00 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
Sit & Sew
Sat, Nov 25, 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Slidell
Bring your current work-in-progress and join us for a fun day of relaxed sewing!
Finish Your Projects
Sat, Nov 25, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Class fee $30.00 Learn techniques to finish your projects. Stitch in the ditch, free motion quilting, binding your quilt with matching or coordinating fabrics. Supplies: machine, foot petal, power cord, stitch in the ditch foot, or open toe foot. Free motion foot, N foot, a water soluble pen for marking free motion Bring a pieced quilt square(top), at least 24X24 in size with batting, and backing fabric same size. 2 strips of fabric 2 1/2" cut cross grain of fabric width (42" to 45") 3/4 yard piece of fabric to learn bias binding DO NOT CUT THIS AHEAD OF CLASS rotary cutter and small mat Anything you do not have, you can purchase at Creative Sewing/Allbrands stores
Sew Fun Wednesday
Wed, Nov 29, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Special Days for this month due to Holidays:Come in and sew inside our classrooms! Bring your machines, scissors, thread, etc. to finish that project you been working on or come in and start a new one!
SIT AND SEW
Wed, Nov 29, 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Come use our class room to finish those Christmas projects.
Finish Your Projects
Thu, Nov 30, 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $30.00 Learn techniques to finish your projects. Stitch in the ditch, free motion quilting, binding your quilt with matching or coordinating fabrics
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Nov 30, 01:30 PM - 05:30 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.
Penny Muncaster-Jewell BES4 Software Class
Fri, Dec 01, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Penny Muncaster-Jewell BES4 Software Class Sat December 2, 2017, 9:30AM-4:30 PM Baton Rouge LA Store. $99.99 Seminar REGISTER ONLINE
Reen's Santa Bag
Fri, Dec 01, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Santa is coming to town in the form of this stylish holiday bag. 5x7, 6x10, 8x12 & 9x14 sizes are included. These open top bags secure with a cute quilted beard flap and snap. Use a 1" buckle and glitter vinyl for the belt. Santa's suit features snowflake quilting. The quilted beard flap is stitched in your hoop before starting the bag. You also have the option of using tabs and D rings to attach a strap to or you can stitch the strap directly into the bag as it's being constructed. Class $35 Kit $30 to include CD Pattern Red Fabric for suit White Fabric for Beard White Fabric for interior Magentic Snap Batting No Show Mesh 2 - 1" Square of Peltex Class members to bring" - Sewing & Embroidery machine - Sewing thread & bobbin - Red - Embroidery Thread - Gray, White, Red - Embroidery Bobbin Thread - Sewing Scissors - Straight Pins
Penny Muncaster-Jewell PEDesign Embroidery Software Class
Sat, Dec 02, 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Baton Rouge
Penny Muncaster-Jewell PEDesign Embroidery Software Class Fri December 1, 2017, 9:30AM-4:30PM Baton Rouge LA Store. REGISTER ONLINE
Brother's Dream it, Make it Event
Sat, Dec 02, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
National Brother Educators Jude Szczepanski and Toni Weresch will lead every attendee on a hands-on experience by creating, making and sewing a completed project that you will take home. The “Dream It. Make it” hands-on Sewing & Embroidery Event is a fun and interactive experience designed to inspire you. They will showcase some of the exclusive industry-first features of the Dream Machine 2: working in My Design Center with the new patterns, closed and open shapes, embroidery outline feature, and the Innov-Eye technology camera in embroidery as well as sewing. Each participant will make and take home a completed bag. The participants will spend the morning embroidering their pieces for the bag and after lunch they will sew their bags together. Class Highlights: 6 Hours of Instruction Sew on a Brother Top of the Line Machines Instruction from Top National Educators Hands-On instruction Each attendee will take home completed Project Lunch and snacks provided Free Gifts and Prizes Lots of Fun Class is from 10AM to 5PM with doors opening at 9AM. San Antonio 1604 Loop Retail store 10242 W Loop 1604 N #108 San Antonio, TX 78254
Floriani Club
Mon, Dec 04, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
come learn more about your Floriani software
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Dec 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For Beginners
Wed, Dec 06, 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! You may choose from fall fabrics or Christmas fabrics when you register, and your kit will be ready and waiting for you. 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: $30 Kit fee: $10 (pillow form NOT included; available for purchase at store)
Sew Fun Wednesday
Wed, Dec 06, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Come in and sew inside our classrooms every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month! Bring your machines, scissors, thread, etc. to finish that project you been working on or come in and start a new one!
Scan n Cut Vinyl Decoration on Wall Mirror
Wed, Dec 06, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $20.00
Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow
Wed, Dec 06, 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
Scan N Cut Guide Class
Wed, Dec 06, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Scan N Cut Guide Class
Fri, Dec 08, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Log Cabin Quilt Block - For Beginners
Sat, Dec 09, 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! You may choose from fall fabrics or Christmas fabrics when you register, and your kit will be ready and waiting for you. 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: $30 Kit fee: $10 (pillow form NOT included; available for purchase at store)
Reen's Santa Bag
Sat, Dec 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Santa is coming to town in the form of this stylish holiday bag. 5x7, 6x10, 8x12 & 9x14 sizes are included. These open top bags secure with a cute quilted beard flap and snap. Use a 1" buckle and glitter vinyl for the belt. Santa's suit features snowflake quilting. The quilted beard flap is stitched in your hoop before starting the bag. You also have the option of using tabs and D rings to attach a strap to or you can stitch the strap directly into the bag as it's being constructed. Kit $30 to include CD Pattern Red Fabric for suit White Fabric for Beard White Fabric for interior Magentic Snap Batting No Show Mesh 2 - 1" Square of Peltex Class members to bring" - Sewing & Embroidery machine - Sewing thread & bobbin - Red - Embroidery Thread - Gray, White, Red - Embroidery Bobbin Thread - Sewing Scissors - Straight Pins
New Owner Basic with Lorraine
Sat, Dec 09, 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
Reen's Santa Bag
Sat, Dec 09, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Santa is coming to town in the form of this stylish holiday bag. 5x7, 6x10, 8x12 & 9x14 sizes are included. These open top bags secure with a cute quilted beard flap and snap. Use a 1" buckle and glitter vinyl for the belt. Santa's suit features snowflake quilting. The quilted beard flap is stitched in your hoop before starting the bag. You also have the option of using tabs and D rings to attach a strap to or you can stitch the strap directly into the bag as it's being constructed. Class $35 Kit $30 to include CD Pattern Red Fabric for suit White Fabric for Beard White Fabric for interior Magentic Snap Batting No Show Mesh 2 - 1" Square of Peltex Class members to bring" - Sewing & Embroidery machine - Sewing thread & bobbin - Red - Embroidery Thread - Gray, White, Red - Embroidery Bobbin Thread - Sewing Scissors - Straight Pins
BES Lettering Software 4
Sat, Dec 09, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Class fee $40.
Project Class - Create a Reading Pillow
Sat, Dec 09, 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
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Dec 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Serging for Beginners
Wed, Dec 13, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class, you will learn to thread your serger, troubleshoot common issues, set tensions and perform basic stitches, including but not limited to overlock stitches, rolled hem stitch, and the like. Specific projects to be announced at a later date. Bring your serger with the appropriate threads, the user manual for your machine, small scissors, long necked tweezers, and any other accessories that came with your machine. Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Class Fee: $30 Kit Fee: $10
SIT AND SEW
Wed, Dec 13, 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Come use our class room to finish those Christmas projects.
Embroidery Club - Christmas party
Wed, Dec 13, 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Baton Rouge
Embroidery Club (2nd Wed every month) This month Christmas Party Teacher: Deborah Lamartainere
Design Organization & Beginning Embrilliance Software
Thu, Dec 14, 09:00 AM - 12:00 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: 2, Maximum Class Size: 10
PR101
Thu, Dec 14, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embrilliance Essentials - Advanced Features
Thu, Dec 14, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Baton Rouge
In this class we will focus on using the Stitch Simulator in Embrilliance to edit designs, using the align and distribute function, the group & ungroup feature, and we will create our own custom palette. To attend this class, you must have taken the beginning essentials class or have been working easily with the basic features of Embrilliance Essentials. Bring your laptop to class with the Embrilliance Essentials software loaded, and bring at least 10-15 spools of thread (or as many as you have up to 10-15). Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco Fee: $50 Call store to register and reserve your spot! HANDOUT INCLUDED
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Dec 14, 01:30 PM - 05:30 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.
Understanding My Computer CANCELLED
Sat, Dec 16, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Slidell
This is a class for individuals unfamiliar or uncomfortable with computers. Computers can often be a daunting device, but they're necessary for great embroidery designs. We will discuss some of the following topics: basic computer functions, saving files, accessing and opening files, saving to a flash drive. We will also have time to answer a few questions. You must bring your computer/laptop from home. Class fee is $15
Embrilliance Essentials with Dusti
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Slidell
If you're new to embroidery software, you'll want to take this class! We learn the basics of embroidery software which is essential for customizing all of your embroidery projects. Please feel free to call the store or stop by if you have any questions. Class fee is $80. Please bring a laptop with Embrilliance installed. You will also be provided with an Embrilliance PDF with step by step guides on how to do all the basics, and more, in Embrilliance. At the end of class we also have designated time for "independent study" to see what you know and what you may need help with and open for questions. We will discuss the following topics: Set Embrilliance Preferences, Program Functionality, Add Fonts to Embrilliance, Create Text, Add Images, Edit Designs, Rotate and Resize Creations, Other Special Embrilliance Tricks, Organizing Files. Proficient computer skills are necessary. If you do not know how to easily work your computer, you'll need the "Understanding My Computer" Class First
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Sun, Dec 17, 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Lafayette
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Beginning Sewing - Class 1 of 2 - Ages 8 & Up
Tue, Dec 19, 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Baton Rouge
This is a 2-day class on Dec 19th and Dec 20th (bring a sack lunch each day - we will have a SHORT lunch break each day). 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 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)
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Dec 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Beginning Sewing - Class 2 of 2 - Ages & Up
Wed, Dec 20, 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Baton Rouge
This is a 2-day class on Dec 19th and Dec 20th (bring a sack lunch each day - we will have a SHORT lunch break each day). 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 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)
Sew Fun Wednesday
Wed, Dec 20, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio West Ave.
Come in and sew inside our classrooms every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month! Bring your machines, scissors, thread, etc. to finish that project you been working on or come in and start a new one!
SIT AND SEW
Wed, Dec 20, 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Come use our class room to finish those Christmas projects.
Intermediate Sewing 8 yrs & up - Pajama Pants
Wed, Dec 20, 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Baton Rouge
For individuals who have completed our Beginner Sewing Class, or have mastered threading their machine, filling and installing bobbins, adjusting stitches, and have made at least a few sewing projects on their own. Students should bring their sewing machine & instruction manual, basic supplies such as fabric scissors, pins, pin cushion, tape measure or rulers, as well as fabric & pattern for pajama pants of their choice (both sold at AllBrands or bring what you already have). Class fee: $30.00 Teacher: Helen Kelly-Coco
Sit & Sew
Sat, Dec 23, 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Slidell
Bring your current work-in-progress and join us for a fun day of relaxed sewing!
Scan n Cut
Wed, Jan 03, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Antonio Loop 1604
Class fee $30. Ok now I have it...what do I do with it ??? Basic class for those of you who have one and want to learn to use it.
PR101 Guide Class
Sat, Jan 06, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery with Confidence
Sat, Jan 06, 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Jan 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Tue, Jan 09, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Jan 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Thu, Jan 11, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
PR101 Guide Class
Thu, Jan 11, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Jan 11, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Fri, Jan 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Jan 16, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Tue, Jan 16, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
Understanding My Computer CANCELLED
Sat, Jan 20, 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Slidell
This is a class for individuals unfamiliar or uncomfortable with computers. Computers can often be a daunting device, but they're necessary for great embroidery designs. We will discuss some of the following topics: basic computer functions, saving files, accessing and opening files, saving to a flash drive. We will also have time to answer a few questions. You must bring your computer/laptop from home. Class fee is $15
Embrilliance Essentials with Dusti
Sat, Jan 20, 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Slidell
If you're new to embroidery software, you'll want to take this class! We learn the basics of embroidery software which is essential for customizing all of your embroidery projects. Please feel free to call the store or stop by if you have any questions. Class fee is $80. Please bring a laptop with Embrilliance installed. You will also be provided with an Embrilliance PDF with step by step guides on how to do all the basics, and more, in Embrilliance. At the end of class we also have designated time for "independent study" to see what you know and what you may need help with and open for questions. We will discuss the following topics: Set Embrilliance Preferences, Program Functionality, Add Fonts to Embrilliance, Create Text, Add Images, Edit Designs, Rotate and Resize Creations, Other Special Embrilliance Tricks, Organizing Files. Proficient computer skills are necessary. If you do not know how to easily work your computer, you'll need the "Understanding My Computer" Class First
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Jan 23, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Mid-Small Machines)
Tue, Jan 23, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
PR101 Guide Class
Thu, Jan 25, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Jan 25, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Houston
Unleash Your Creativity Scan-N-Cut Project Classes
Sat, Feb 10, 10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Slidell
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Feb 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Feb 20, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Feb 27, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston