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Baton Rouge

At the corner of Highland and Old Jefferson Hwy. just north of Airline Hwy.
(225) 923-1260
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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New Orleans

Across from Paretti Mazda in the two story pink building
(504) 888-4952
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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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
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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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
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 5 in Store)
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Lake Charles

Temporarily closed due to hurricane damage. Please visit our Lafayette or Houston locations, or shop online, 24/7
(866) 255- 2726
Temporarily closed
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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
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 10 in Store)
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San Antonio

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

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FREE Sew Steady Virtual Quilt as you Go Feather Ruler Organizer Event


Offers Valid Through April 27th

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The Daylight Company Showcase

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday, April 20th 3:30 PM CDT

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Embroidery and ScanNCut: Vinyl Applique

Virtual Online Event
Thursday, April 22nd 3:30 PM CDT

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FREE OESD Virtual Stabilizing Solutions Event

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday, April 27th 1:00 PM CDT

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Sewing as Therapy: Arts Council & Salvation Army's Common Threads Project

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday, April 27th 3:30 PM CDT

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What Needle Should I Use? SCHMETZ Sewing Machine Needles

Virtual Online Event
Thursday, April 29th 3:30 PM CDT

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FREE Virtual Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine with DIME

Virtual Online Event
Tuesday, May 4th 1:00 PM CDT

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Kimberbell Summer Nights Event

Houston, TX Store
Saturday May 8, 2021

Virtual Online Event
Saturday May 15, 2021

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Fall Everything Embroidery Market

Biloxi, MS
Friday, September 10th-Saturday, September 11th

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Houston Quilt Festival 2021

Houston, TX
Thursday, October 28th-Sunday, October 31st

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New Owner Embroidery - NQ1600 ONLY
Thu, Apr 01, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
NQ1600 ONLY Bring your machine and all accessories Limit 4 per class
New Owner Embroidery - PE800 ONLY
Thu, Apr 01, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio
PE800 Only Bring your machine and all accessories Limit 4 per class
FREE Virtual Showcase Made in the USA! Horn Sewing Cabinets of America with Ed Ras Sr.
Thu, Apr 01, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Click Here to be Reminded to Join the AllBrands Show Once we Go Live About Horn of America: Proudly made in the USA, Horn of America sewing cabinets and sewing furniture are the top of the line. Horn of America's furniture is designed for the sewist looking for only the best. Made in our factory in West Virginia, Horn carefully monitors the quality and production of every piece from the selection of materials to the construction process and the final packaging before shipment. Horn sewing cabinets are designed to provide everything the active sewist needs including ample storage for supplies and accessories, large workspaces, convenient drop leaves for easy expansion, durable EZ-roll locking casters for maneuverability, EZ-glide sliding drawers, rounded corners for safety rounded machine lift cutouts, and supports that will support most domestic sewing machine models and more. Made with steel hardware and a mar-resistant melamine finish, Horn cabinets are available in four colors to match any taste or decor.
New Owner Embroidery XP1 and XP2 only
Tue, Apr 06, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
XP1 and XP2 only Bring machine and accessories Limit 4 per class
new Owner Design Center XP1 and XP2 only
Tue, Apr 06, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio
XP1 and XP2 only Bring your machine and accessories Limit 4 per class
FREE Virtual Showcase My Design Center Pillow Project with Reen Wilcoxson Founder of Embroidery Garden
Tue, Apr 06, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Click Here to be Reminded to Join the AllBrands Show Once we Go Live
Join Reen as she uses Brother's My Design Center on the Luminaire to create this beautiful in-the-hoop pillow. Originally it is plain with a stipple in the inner block. Learn to create their own embroidery fill stitches, change out the center quilting, and bring in a design from your machine for the center. This is also beautiful using variegated and metallic threads. See how you can create beautiful projects without software, without any changes to the original design, and completed entirely using your machine equipped with My Design Center.
Scan n Cut Basics
Wed, Apr 07, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $50.00 Class Description: ScanNCut Basics will cover a thorough overview of all scanning, editing, and cutting functions. Students will be able to maneuver through the different settings and cut a design. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed.
BES4 Basics
Wed, Apr 07, 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description: BES4 Basics is an overview of the BES4 Lettering Software. This 3-hour class will cover the software features used to create unique lettering designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Laptop with BES4 installed and updated, mouse, notebook, pen or pencil.
New Owner Embroidery XE1 only
Thu, Apr 08, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
XE1 only Bring machine and accessories Limit 4 per class
New Owner Design Center XE1 only
Thu, Apr 08, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
San Antonio
XE1 only Bring machine and accessories Limit 4 per class
FREE Virtual Showcase In Loving Memory - The Best of Louis Carney
Thu, Apr 08, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
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The Sewing Community Has Lost a Great Teacher We are devastated to announce that Louis Carney passed away suddenly in Atlanta. Born in Kansas City, sewing since he was 12, Louis earned a B.A. in fashion design and headed to New York City. Everywhere he went, his larger-than-life personality made him friends. No one who knew him will ever forget him. His teaching touched so many lives. He will be sorely missed. We will be replaying tutorials in his honor.
Pickle Pie Brilliant Blooms Virtual Embroider-a-long Event with Rosemary Castillo Sartin
Sat, Apr 10, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Click Here to Register Join us for a Virtual Embroidered Quilting Event Attendees will learn to stitch a beautiful Table Runner during this Event. All event designs come in 4 sizes to fit 6x10 and larger embroidery hoops. The Brilliant Blooms Design Collection features 4 unique quilt block designs in two styles (satin edge applique and raw edge applique) plus bonus freestanding flowers and leaves in 3 sizes, for endless project possibilities! A Full Day of Embroidered Quilting Fun! You'll be a part of our Event-Exclusive Private Facebook Group and join in on the fun in the comfort of your sewing room! Designer, Lisa Archer will post video instructions throughout the day to teach you how to create your fun table runner. Join in on conversations with other event participants, share photos of your work in progress, and reach out to the event hosts with any questions you have. Facebook Live Trunk Show! Lisa will present a fun and informative Pickle Pie Trunk Show with her favorite and bestselling Embroidery Designs! We'll also have time for a Q&A session. What's included with your Event Registration? We're glad you asked! You'll receive our popular Pickle Pie Event Box! All of your Event Materials arrive in a pink Pickle Pie Box, valued at $200+, and include the following goodies... • Brilliant Blooms Embroidered Quilt Block Design Collection, a $59 value. • Cut-to-size and labeled Fabric and Batting Kit, a $29 value • Pickle Pie Pink Tote • Pickle Pie Swag/Goodies • Free Bonus Embroidery Design Collections • Consumer Catalog During the event, attendees will stitch along while they learn… • How to successfully piece, quilt, applique, and back each quilt block and sashing block in the same hooping. • How to assemble the completed quilt blocks to make a table runner • How to bind their table runner They’ll also have a chance to win great door prizes, socialize with others in a fun event program (yes, even if it’s an online event!), and enjoy a Live Video Trunk Show with Designer, Lisa Archer.
New Owner Basic #2 PS 500 and PS700
Tue, Apr 13, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
PS 500 and PS700 Bring your machine and all accessories Limit 4 per class
FREE Sew Steady Virtual Quilt as you Go Feather Ruler Organizer Event with Lorrain Corzatt
Tue, Apr 13, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Click here to register
The Feather Ruler Organizer uses the Feather Template Set, the 10” Feather Spine, the COQ Wreath 16 5.5”. In the video presentation I will also demo the Spin-e-fex Feather 8 5.5” and the Feathered Leaf Template Set. The class will take students through many of the ways to make feathers from beginning on a straight spine to more complicated feather fills as well as 2 different kinds of feathered wreaths. The Organizer is a 4 pocket hanging organizer with the option of rolling it for storage or taking rulers to classes and retreats. The pattern is available on Sew Steady’s website. Basic yardage is 1 yard of fabric with either two layers of Warm and Natural or one layer of Soft and Stable.
FREE Virtual Showcase: Brother Luminaire XP2 Sewing & Quilting Overview with Heather Banks
Thu, Apr 15, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 3:30 PM CDT / 4:30 PM ET


Get the most out of Quilting with the Luminaire XP2. This is Brother's top-of-the-line quilting machine. We will discuss projection of guideline markers, angles, stitch audition, decorative stitches, hand quilting stitches, Disney stitches, the unique stitch plates, needle threader, thread stand, couching, and more.
New Owner PR 670E only
Tue, Apr 20, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
PR 670 E only Bring supplies for taking notes Limit 4 per class
FREE Virtual Showcase with Ed Ras Jr & Daylight Lamps *Event Special Pricing
Tue, Apr 20, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 3:30 PM CDT / 4:30 PM ET


Watch for a chance to WIN, get great TRADE SHOW PRICING on lamps and magnifiers, and learn about technology in lighting with Daylight
Embrilliance Essentials Basics
Wed, Apr 21, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description Embrilliance Essentials Basics is an overview of the Embrilliance software program. This 3-hour class will cover the software features used to edit existing designs and create unique lettering designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Laptop with Embrilliance Essentials installed and updated, mouse, notebook, pen/pencil.
New Owner XP1/XP2 sewing only
Thu, Apr 22, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
FREE Virtual Showcase: Cindy Hogan Vinyl Applique Embroidery & ScanNCut
Thu, Apr 22, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 3:30 PM CDT / 4:30 PM ET


Join National Embroidery Icon Cindy Hogan as she demonstrated cutting Vinyl on the ScanNCut, then switching to Applique on the 4x4 embroidery Brother RSE625 machine.
OESD Free Virtual Embroidery Event - Stabilizer Solutions
Tue, Apr 27, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
AllBrands Show: Sewing as Therapy with the Arts Council & Salvation Army's “Common Threads” Project Followup
Tue, Apr 27, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Pre-register Here to be Reminded When We Go Live


Join specials guests Renee Chatelain, and Xero Chancelier Skidmore, as we follow up on the Arts Council & Salvation Army's “Common Threads” Project. This program was developed for the men in The Salvation Army’s substance abuse recovery program.
Computer Basics for Embroidery
Wed, Apr 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $30.00 "How do I get my design to my machine?!” This and many other computer related questions will be answered in this lecture. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Laptop, USB drive, notebook, pen/pencil.
"Help ! How do I hoop this ?!
Wed, Apr 28, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $35.00 Class Description: "How do I hoop this?!” This and many hooping/stabilizer related questions will be answered in this lecture. Learn different hooping techniques/basics for machine embroidery. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Notebook, pen/pencil, optional-hoop and hard to hoop item.
Free Virtual Showcase with SCHMETZ: What Sewing Needle Should I Use?
Thu, Apr 29, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at 3:30 PM CDT / 4:30 PM ET


Class Description: Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? What needle should I use? Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this little piece of steel can solve some very BIG problems, including broken threads, skipped stitches, and puckered fabrics. Your sewing machine is an investment and protection begins by using the very best needle. Sew SCHMETZ!
FALSU Sponsorship Premiere Event Fashion Show - LSU Student Union
Mon, May 03, 05:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Baton Rouge
Please click on the Eventbrite Link Here to reserve your two free ticket for this historic event if you would like to attend! LSU Fashion Association would like to personally invite you to the 14th Annual FALSU Fashion Show Premiere Event on May 3rd, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. in the LSU Student Union Theater! About this Event Each year, Fashion Association at LSU hosts a student fashion show event to showcase original garments designed by our students and outfits styled by our students. This year, to follow current COVID-19 restrictions, we reimagined our fashion show into a professionally filmed fashion video shot in the beautiful LSU Quad. This film will be presented at the LSU Union Theater so that our talented students can show their hard work.
FREE DIME Virtual Event: Custom Quilting with your Embroidery Machine With Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy
Tue, May 04, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Register today for this free 90-minute online presentation.

Join Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy
for Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine. This exclusive, virtual event will elevate your quilting skills and inspire you to embellish and finish your quilt. Barbara Chatelain will be the host of this event and looks forward to joining you on May 4th! One lucky watcher will win a $100 AllBrands.com egiftcard!

Free Design Enjoy a free downloadable Love design.
Custom quilting enhances specific areas of a quilt such as blocks, sashing and borders using multiple designs, whereas edge to edge or allover quilting repeats the same design. This technique accents embroidered and appliqued elements while filling the surrounding shapes with beautiful, quilted texture. Custom quilting is what stops you in your tracks at quilt shows.

You will learn how to
1. Select quilt designs for your quilt top
2. Create cohesive design elements
3. Highlight embroidery
4. Accentuate applique
5. Emphasize patchwork
6. Embellish crazy quilt blocks
7. Mix modern quilting with traditional blocks
… and much more!


Description:
Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine – 90 minute Virtual event
May 4th at 1:00pm CDT
Educator Presenting: Aine McCarthy
Co-Host: Eileen Roche
Participating Store Host: Barbara Chatelain
KIMBERBELL-FILL IN THE BLANK with Kristie
Fri, May 07, 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $20.00 Kit fee $19.99+tax Quick prject class with a cute design. Max size on class is 9. Sign up before it fills up.. Bring your machine. Kits are available to purchase.
New Kimberbell Summer Nights Kit and Embroider Along Event
Sat, May 08, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Houston
Free Virtual Showcase: Juki Overlock Serging and Coverhem on Sportswear with Timm Bond
Tue, May 11, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Click Here to be Reminded to Join the AllBrands Show Once we Go Live Join us and interact Live on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 3:30​ CDT / 4:30​ EST Featuring: Timm Bond Timm Bond from Juki and Barbara from AllBrands will demonstrate different serging, and coverhem possibilities with various Juki serger machines.
New! VIRTUAL Kimberbell Summer Nights Kit and Embroider Along Event
Sat, May 15, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Memorial Day Stores and Offices Closed
Mon, May 31, 12:00 AM
Canvas Workspace Basics
Wed, Jun 09, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description: CanvasWorkspace Basics is an overview of the ScanNCut design software. This 3-hour class will cover different design techniques used to create unique designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Working laptop (Windows or Mac OS), mouse, CanvasWorkspace registration, notebook, pen or pencil.
PE Design 10/11 Basics
Wed, Jun 09, 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description: PE Design 10/11 Basics is an overview of the Brother PE Design digitizing software program. This 3-hour class will cover the software features used to create and edit embroidery designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Laptop with PE Design 10 or 11 installed/updated and registered, software dongle, mouse, notebook, pen or pencil.
SNC Applique Techniques
Sat, Jun 12, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $50.00 Class description ScanNCut Applique Techniques will cover an overview of using appliques to decorate different items. In this 3- hour class, students will learn to scan patterns and use CanvasWorkspace to create a unique design and will be able to maneuver through the different settings to cut and apply a design. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Working laptop (Windows or Mac OS), mouse, CanvasWorkspace registration, ScanNCut, blades, cutting mat, and included accessories, spatula, hook, notebook, pen or pencil.
Embrilliance Essentials Basics
Wed, Jun 16, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $40.00 Class Description Embrilliance Essentials Basics is an overview of the Embrilliance software program. This 3-hour class will cover the software features used to edit existing designs and create unique lettering designs. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Laptop with Embrilliance Essentials installed and updated, mouse, notebook, pen/pencil.
SNC Rhinestone Techniques
Sat, Jul 17, 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
San Antonio
Class fee $50.00 Class Description: ScanNCut Rhinestone Techniques will cover an overview of using rhinestones to decorate different items. In this 3-hour class, students will use CanvasWorkspace to create a unique design and will be able to maneuver through the different settings to cut and apply a design. Covid-19 precautions such as 6 feet distance between students and mask wearing will be observed. Class capacity: Minimum-3 Maximum-8 Supply List: Working laptop (Windows or Mac OS), mouse, CanvasWorkspace registration, Rhinestone Kit (activated), ScanNCut, blades, cutting mat, and included accessories, spatula, hook, notebook, pen or pencil.