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9am to 4pm Saturday
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Sit & Sew
Tue, Aug 01, 12:00 AM
Houston
Necessary Clutch Wallet #1
Tue, Aug 01, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn’t just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cell phone/mobile, cheques, cash, cards, coins and still have room for your favorite lipstick or even personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out. Please visit Emmaline Bags Sewing Patterns and Bag Hardware www.emmalinebags.com/ Purchase and download the pdf version of the pattern. You may choose either the NCW or the Mini Version. Kit will include: Fabric and other requirements: 1 Fat Quarter - Exterior fabric 1 Fat Quarter - Lining fabric 1/2 yd - Pocket fabric 1 yd - 20” wide Fusible woven Med weight interfacing for Exterior & Lining Pellon SF101 1 yd - 20” wide Fusible Light-Med interfacing Pellon 911FF 6” x 19” (16 cm x 23 cm) Scrap of Pellon Peltex Ultra Firm Stabilizer 71F 2 - 9” (or longer) dress zipper with nylon teeth you can sew over Hardware 3 - 1/2" Swivel hooks 2 - 1/2" d-Rings 1 - Magnetic lock You may need Notions: Water-soluble Erasable Marking Pen, or Chalk Pencil (Pilot Frixion Pens are great!) Rotary Cutting Tool, Mat, and Large Ruler Fraycheck DST - Double sided wash-away fabric tape such as Wondertape or similar. (Fabric glue to substitute) Thread to match all fabrics Jeans sewing machine needle, used to sew through tightly woven fabrics.
sit & Sew
Tue, Aug 01, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
In the Hoop cross body bag #1
Sat, Aug 05, 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Houston
Thread In the Hoop Clutch Purse Set Unique clutch purse set features a quilted flap, zipper closure and optional lining with credit card pockets. 3 sizes are included. When finished these clutches are fully lined with no exposed seams inside. They are made in your hoop! The flap is made first and then gets attached while the clutch is constructed. If you choose to make the optional lining with credit card pockets, the lining is made in the hoop before starting the clutch. The 5x7 size has 1 row of 3 pockets in the optional lining. The 6x10 & 7x12 sizes feature an optional lining with 2 rows of 3 pockets. A nice stipple quilting design is on the flap and front of the clutches. You could opt to skip the quilting. Monograms could be added to the flap. There is a magnetic snap closure. The contents of your clutch are secured with a zipper opening under the flap. o match all fabrics Jeans sewing machine needle, used to sew through tightly woven fabrics.
12 Fat Quarter Quilt
Sat, Aug 05, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Come join Virginia Sheridan as she shows you how to make a Lap size Quilt Top in one afternoon using only 12 Fat Quarters. Once you make one you will be hooked and want to make more. Supplies needed: 12 Fat Quarters (pressed). Bring your sewing machine (don't forget your power cords & foot pedal), 2 filled bobbins, thread (bobbins and thread same neutral color), new needle (80/12 or 90/14), 1/4" foot if you have one, rotary cutter (45mm or 60mm) with a new blade and 18" or 24" ruler. We will take a short break so I suggest you bring a sack lunch and drink. See you there.
Necessary Clutch Wallet #2
Tue, Aug 08, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn’t just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cell phone/mobile, cheques, cash, cards, coins and still have room for your favorite lipstick or even personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out. Please visit Emmaline Bags Sewing Patterns and Bag Hardware www.emmalinebags.com/ Purchase and download the pdf version of the pattern. You may choose either the NCW or the Mini Version. Kit will include: Fabric and other requirements: 1 Fat Quarter - Exterior fabric 1 Fat Quarter - Lining fabric 1/2 yd - Pocket fabric 1 yd - 20” wide Fusible woven Med weight interfacing for Exterior & Lining Pellon SF101 1 yd - 20” wide Fusible Light-Med interfacing Pellon 911FF 6” x 19” (16 cm x 23 cm) Scrap of Pellon Peltex Ultra Firm Stabilizer 71F 2 - 9” (or longer) dress zipper with nylon teeth you can sew over Hardware 3 - 1/2" Swivel hooks 2 - 1/2" d-Rings 1 - Magnetic lock You may need Notions: Water-soluble Erasable Marking Pen, or Chalk Pencil (Pilot Frixion Pens are great!) Rotary Cutting Tool, Mat, and Large Ruler Fraycheck DST - Double sided wash-away fabric tape such as Wondertape or similar. (Fabric glue to substitute) Thread to match all fabrics Jeans sewing machine needle, used to sew through tightly woven fabrics.
Sit & Sew
Tue, Aug 08, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Large machines)
Wed, Aug 09, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New owner guide class
PR101 Guide Class
Thu, Aug 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Large machines)
Thu, Aug 10, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New owner guide class
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Aug 10, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Houston
Class fee 45.00
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Large machines)
Fri, Aug 11, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New owner guide class
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Aug 15, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Sit & Sew
Tue, Aug 15, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
T-Shirt Quilt #1
Wed, Aug 16, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Scan N Cut Guide Class
Wed, Aug 16, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Houston
Beginning Quilting using a Charm Pack
Sat, Aug 19, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Make this Quilt out of a Charm Pack (completed size 36" X 39"). The kit includes charm pack (of your choice), backing and padding. Come for a fun day of quilting. Class $30 and Kit $43.
Floriani Club
Sat, Aug 19, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
beginning sewing 1 - Tunic
Mon, Aug 21, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Come join the class and learn how to take your measurements, read a pattern, cut out the tunic, insert a pocket, make a dart and a blind hem. Make the tunic in class and take home a finished project. Taught by Joyce Class Fee $45 Kit fee $53. Kit includes, pattern, material for tunic and thread to match.
Floriani Club
Mon, Aug 21, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Floriani software club fee 15.00
Floriani Club
Mon, Aug 21, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Beginning Quilt - help with the quilting part of the quilt
Mon, Aug 21, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Let's finish the charm quilt by learning how to sew in the ditch and put the binding on. Taught by Joyce, class fee $25.
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Aug 22, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Sit & Sew
Tue, Aug 22, 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Beginning Sewing - 2 1st class
Wed, Aug 23, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Make this dress learning to put in a invisible zipper, darts, and blind hem. 2 Day Class Aug 23 9:00 to 1:00 and Aug 25, 10:00 to 12:00. Class fee $75. Joyce is the instructor.
T-Shirt Quilt #2
Wed, Aug 23, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Scan n Cut Fabric Tech
Thu, Aug 24, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
Beginning Sewing 2 - Finish dress
Fri, Aug 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Lets complete the dress started on August 19, 2017.
PR101
Sat, Aug 26, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Patch Making 101
Sat, Aug 26, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Patch Making 101 We are making and personalizing patches for functional and decorative applications. This two hour class will walk you through the patching making process from selecting the patch fabric to applying the finished patch to the garment or your intended item. Patching Making 101 will address the following:  Selecting an embroidery design  Personalizing the embroidery design  Fabric selection  Stabilizer selection  Adhesive application Floriani Total Control – U Software and Perfect Embroidery Pro Software will be demonstrated for the embroidery design portion. Bring your laptop computer with whatever embroidery software you own loaded and ready to go. You don’t have to have FTCU or Perfect Embroidery Pro to follow along and make you own patch templates. If you don’t own embroidery software and are thinking you might want to buy software, this is your opportunity to see the Floriani (FTC-U) and Perfect Embroidery Pro software in action. At the end of the class you will have patch templates in your software ready to be stitched out. A patching making kit is available for purchase. The kit contains fabric, stabilizer, and an adhesive sheet an a USB stick. Cost: $30 Kit: $15 Day: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 Instructor: Nancy Drobniak
Embroidery with Confidence
Sat, Aug 26, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Class fee 45.00
Scan n Cut Vinyl Tech
Mon, Aug 28, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Aug 29, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Sit & Sew
Tue, Aug 29, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Brother Guide Class #1 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Wed, Aug 30, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New Owner Guide Class
Brother Guide Class #2 - Sewing (Mid-Small Machines)
Thu, Aug 31, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New Owner Guide Class
Brother Guide Class #3 - Embroidery (Mid-Small Machines)
Fri, Sep 01, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New Owner Guide Class
Bernina Machine Guide Class #1 (Sewing)
Tue, Sep 05, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New owner class
SNC VINYL TECHNIQUE
Wed, Sep 06, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Houston
SNC Technique Class – Vinyl – $30, kit fee $5 This class will teach you how to work with pressure sensitive vinyl and heat transfer vinyl. The application process for each type of vinyl will be explained in detail. In hands-on practice exercises, you’ll learn how to handle vinyl application projects from start to finish. You’ll learn tips for composing multiple color designs and a way to make sure you get your pressure sensitive vinyl exactly where you want it using parchment paper as a mask. You’ll leave class with the ability to make a pressure sensitive design to decorate a Yeti cup, for example, and make a heat transfer vinyl design to decorate a garment, tote bag, or pillow cover. Taught by Kathy Guevara. Limit 10 students per class.
PR101
Thu, Sep 07, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery with Confidence
Thu, Sep 07, 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Houston
Class fee 45.00
Embroidery Garden Embroidery Party
Fri, Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Houston
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. See the latest embroidery releases and learn the latest techniques in embroidery while you work on all-new hands-on embroidery projects! No matter your skill or experience level, you will absolutely enjoy these two fun-filled days of embroidery education! This is a great way to "try out" embroidery to see if it's for you! All materials, including embroidery machines, designs, etc., will be provided. We'll have plenty of specials, door prizes and giveaways. This program is designed so every individual takes home at least three completed projects and every individual receives all the project instructions and designs on a USB stick. We will also have plenty of staff on-hand to assist with projects. Our Embroidery party will be held Sunday, March 26th 10AM to 5PM with doors opening at 9AM. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day of embroidery, education, and fun. You will gain valuable knowledge, experience and leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects and memories. Most of all, you will make new friends.
Embroidery Garden Embroidery Party
Sat, Sep 09, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Houston
The Embroidery Garden 1 DAY Embroidery Party! A party atmosphere filled with embroidery techniques and more! Sign-up for 1 of 3 days this class will be taught. 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. See the latest embroidery releases and learn the latest techniques in embroidery while you work on all-new hands-on embroidery projects! No matter your skill or experience level, you will absolutely enjoy these two fun-filled days of embroidery education! This is a great way to "try out" embroidery to see if it's for you! All materials, including embroidery machines, designs, etc., will be provided. We'll have plenty of specials, door prizes and giveaways. This program is designed so every individual takes home at least three completed projects and every individual receives all the project instructions and designs on a USB stick. We will also have plenty of staff on-hand to assist with projects. Our Embroidery party will be held Sunday, March 26th 10AM to 5PM with doors opening at 9AM. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day of embroidery, education, and fun. You will gain valuable knowledge, experience and leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects and memories. Most of all, you will make new friends.
Embroidery Garden Embroidery Party
Sun, Sep 10, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Houston
The Embroidery Garden 1 DAY Embroidery Party! A party atmosphere filled with embroidery techniques and more! Sign-up for 1 of 3 days this class will be taught. 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. See the latest embroidery releases and learn the latest techniques in embroidery while you work on all-new hands-on embroidery projects! No matter your skill or experience level, you will absolutely enjoy these two fun-filled days of embroidery education! This is a great way to "try out" embroidery to see if it's for you! All materials, including embroidery machines, designs, etc., will be provided. We'll have plenty of specials, door prizes and giveaways. This program is designed so every individual takes home at least three completed projects and every individual receives all the project instructions and designs on a USB stick. We will also have plenty of staff on-hand to assist with projects. Our Embroidery party will be held Sunday, March 26th 10AM to 5PM with doors opening at 9AM. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to spend a day of embroidery, education, and fun. You will gain valuable knowledge, experience and leave inspired with new unique techniques, projects and memories. Most of all, you will make new friends.
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Sep 12, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New Owner
Brother Machine Guide Class #1 (any size)
Wed, Sep 13, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
No Charge with purchase of new machine. Class will be on September 13, 14, and 15.
SNC Guide Class
Sat, Sep 16, 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Houston
Free with purchase of new machine. $75 without purchase.
Floriani Club
Mon, Sep 18, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Houston
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Sep 19, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New Owner
SNC Fabric Technique
Thu, Sep 21, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Houston
Class Fee $30 and Kit Fee $5
Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Fri, Sep 22, 10:00 AM through through Sat, Sep 23, 05:00 PM
PR101
Sat, Sep 23, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Houston
Embroidery with Confidence
Sat, Sep 23, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
BES Lettering Software 4
Sat, Sep 23, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Class fee 40.00 With Penny
BES Lettering Software 4
Sat, Sep 23, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Scan n Cut - Rhinestone Techniques
Mon, Sep 25, 05:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Houston
Class Fee $30 and Rhinestone Kit
Snowballs
Thu, Sep 28, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Class Fee $25 and Kit Fee $35
Scan n Cut Holiday Trio Project
Sat, Sep 30, 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Houston
Class Fee $45
Scan n Cut Guide Class
Tue, Oct 10, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Houston
Free with Purchase, $75 with out
In the Hoop cross body bag
Wed, Oct 11, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Scan n Cut - Rhinestone Techniques
Sat, Oct 14, 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Houston
Class Fee $25 and Kit Fee $5 (Need Rhinestone Kit)
Snowballs
Sat, Oct 14, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Houston
Class Fee $25 and Kit Fee $35
Bernina Guide Class #1 - Sewing
Tue, Oct 17, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New owner class
Bernina Machine Guide Class #2 (Sewing)
Tue, Oct 24, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New owner class
Scan n Cut Fabric Tech
Wed, Oct 25, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Houston
Class Fee $30 and Kit Fee $5
Scan n Cut Holiday Trio Project
Sat, Oct 28, 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Houston
Kit Fee $45
Bernina Machine Guide Class #3 (Embroidery)
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Houston
New Owner class
International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX
Wed, Nov 01, 10:00 AM through through Sun, Nov 05, 08:00 PM
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.