Sew Biz
Sew Biz
  • 92 & 94 Harvey St. Radford, Va 24141
  • 540.639.1138
  • sewbiz.radford@gmail.com
 

Classes

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In case of inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled. If your roads are bad and you must miss a class, we will work with you to ensure you receive all of the class content. This could be a one-on-one session, or a reschedule, so be sure to sign up for all of the classes that peak your interest.

 

Class fees are due upon sign-up. Cancellation within 48 hours of class time will receive store credit-no refunds please.

 

Open Studio

  • By appointment
  • $2.00 per hour
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We are opening our classroom for you. It will be available for your use any time we do not have a class scheduled. Take advantage of our large tables and big ironing board to make your quilting easier. Call and schedule your studio time with us. Bring a friend and stitch and chat in our great quilting space.

 

BERNINA Machine Mastery

  • Donna Worrell
  • 1A Oct. 13 or 14, 10:00-1:00, 1B Friday Nov. 3, 10:30, 2A Friday Nov. 17, 10:30, Sat. Nov. 18, 12:30, 2B Dec. 15 or 16
  • No charge to those who purchased their machines at Sew Biz. All others are welcome for a fee of $40.00 for the first class, $30.00 for subsequent classes.
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Learn to use your machine and accessories. Sessions include hands-on experience. Workbook pages and fabrics for each technique are provided. Serger, embroidery, and software lessons are scheduled separately.

 
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Beginning Knitting

  • Allison Willey
  • Time to be determined
  • $40.00 for 2 - 90 minute classes
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Allison Will teach you the basics of cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. Call the store to arrange a time for these one-on-one lessons.

 

Chocolatier Block-of-the-Month

  • Sew Biz Staff
  • March 11 10:30 - 1:00, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, Sept. 9. 1:00 - 3:00
  • no charge for classes, patterns $3.00 each. 10% Sew Biz class discount on fabric
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What an unusual Block-of-the-Month Quilt! Most monthw we will make 2 blocks as we work our way around the LeMoyne Star, In order to make the magic happen there are months where we will need to make more blocks to complete the design. In addition to working with traditional piecing methods, (half-square triangles, flying geese, hourglass, rail fence, diamond-in-a square) this BOM will challenge you to tackle skill building blocks with strings, curves, templates, strip piecing, basic paper piecing and applique. Follow the fabric choices on the pattern or choose your own colorway.

Since this is a teaching Block-of-the-Month, we will be teaching basic piecing as well as more advanced techniques.

 

Take the Mystery out of Software

  • Donna Worrell
  • Time will be determined for these sessions
  • $35.00 Sew Biz discount on all class supplies
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Donna will take you through the mastery classes designed for your BERNINA V6, 7 and 8 software. After the mastery classes are finished, discussion about about further instruction classes will be entertained. Class schedule will be also be set at this meeting. A computer and installed software is required. There is no charge for those purchasing their software from Sew Biz. All others may attend for a $35.00 fee.

 

Forest Walk Hat

  • Allison Willey
  • Tuesday Sept. 12 & Oct. 3, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $30.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Using one skein of a wool/silk blend, create this beautiful slouch hat that starts with a ribbed band, then changes to a lacy leaf pattern. This hat is knit in the round and is an intermediate level project. You need to be comfortable with cast-on, knit and purl stitches.

 

Big Stitch Quilting

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thursday Sept. 14, 5:00-7:00
  • $20.00 class fee includes small beginner kit.
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Sandy will teach you the new and fast method of quilting with a "big" stitch. Using pearl cotton, 12 weight thread and a long darning needle, you will have your project quilted in no time.

 

Wool Lapel Pincushiion

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Tuesday Sept. 19, 10:00-12:00
  • $20.00
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Make this cute little lapel pin to wear to class to hold your pins and needles. If not in use as a pincushion, this is a charming little brooch. Sandy will teach you the fast button hole stitch to decorate the flower.

 

Make a Ruana

  • Linda Libey
  • Sept. 20, Repeated Oct. 18, 10-12
  • $20.00, plus supplies, 10% class discount
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The ruana originated in South America as a way to keep the chill away. We can also use this great wrap to keep away fall chill. Make this simple cover using one of our beautiful woven flannels. It will only take you about an hour and you'll want several for gifts.

 

Pinwheel Wreath

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sept. 21, 5:00-7:00
  • $25.00 plus supplies, Class discount 10%
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Start now to make this two-sided prairie point wreath for fall and Christmas. With just two pattern pieces this wreath is super simple. You can purchase the kit, which includes a cardboard base, the fringe trim and the candle.

 

Cinder Shawl

  • Allison Willey
  • Saturday Sept. 23 and Oct. 7, 1:00 - 4:00
  • $40.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10% Sew Biz class discount on supplies
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Create a top-down triangle shawl with a lace border that looks like stacks bricks. Use one of our many skeins of sock yarn to create this look. We will be learning to read a charted pattern in this class. This is intermediate level, you need to be comfortable with cast-on, knit and purl stitches.

 
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Simple Charming Table Runner

  • Linda Libey
  • Thurs. Sept. 28, 5:00-7:00
  • $25.00 plus purchase of supplies. 10% Sew Biz class discount on supplies
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Pre-cut charm squares are an easy way to begin your sewing journey. We will learn the basics of rotary cutting, sewing a 1/4 inch seam, adding borders and putting your runner together. then you can quilt your runner in Peggy's "Let's Take a Walk" class on quilting with your walking foot.

 

Rolled Fabric Beads

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thursday Sept. 21, 10:00-12:00
  • Class Fee $15.00
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Go Mild or Wild!! Using snippets of cloth Sandy will teach you three different methods for making fabric beads. Bring scraps of fabric from home, or dive into our scrap bag.

 
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Rolled Fabric Beads for Kids ages 8 and up

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Sat. Sept. 30, 10:00 - 12:00
  • $15.00, class fee, 10% Sew Biz discount on supplies
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This class Sandy is the same as the adult Fabric Bead class, but geared to a younger age group.

 
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Beginning Quilting for Adults

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Sat. Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Jan. 20, Jan. 27 1:00-4:00, Oct. 7 10:00-12:30
  • $50.00 Plus purchase of pattern 10% Sew Biz discount on supplies
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Start from the very beginning and learn to make a lap/throw size quilt. You will learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to sew a 1/4 inch seam, how to baste a quilt for quilting and basic machine quilting. All supplies purchased from Sew Biz for this class qualify for a 10% discount. Some classroom sewing machines can be made available with advanced registration.

 

Beginning Embroidery for Adults

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thursday, Oct 12, 5:00-7:00
  • $25.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Learn four basic stitches: Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Blanket Stitch and Cross Stitch. Learn about needles, threads, and fabrics you can use with these stitches.

 

Sewing Machine Maintenance

  • Donna Worrell
  • Sat. Oct. 14, 1:00-2:00
  • $6.00 class fee
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Learn tender loving care of your sewing machine. Donna will teach you the basics of machine care: oiling, cleaning and general maintenance. When you take proper care of your machine it will give you many years of sewing satisfaction. Bring your sewing machine, cleaning tools and manual.

 

Make your own Leggings

  • Michele Adkins
  • Saturday October 14, 2:30 - 4:30
  • $25.00 Plus purchase of materials. 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies.
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Fast, Fun & Easy!! Want many pairs of unique leggings for a fraction of the price of store bought? Michele has made her own and will teach you the simple method. We have wonderful knits for you to use for your leggings.

 
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Knitted Monsters!

  • Allison Willey
  • Tues. Oct. 17, 1:00 - 4:00
  • 20.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Just in time for Halloween! Come and create these silly stress-ball sized monsters in the easy make-and-take class. We have so many colors of yarn that will be perfect for these fun creatures. This is an easy class, perfect for beginners who would like to try something other than a scarf.

 

Wool Felt Ornaments

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thursday Oct. 26, 5:00-7:00
  • $25.00, iplus purchase of supplies. 10% discount on class supplies at Sew Biz
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These cute wool ornaments make great gift tags or use them to adorn your tree.

 
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Beginning Embroidery for Kids ages 8 and up

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Saturday October 28, 10:00-12:00
  • $25.00 per class; 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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This is the same class that is offered to adults, with a few adjustments for children.

 
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Smocked Christmas Ornament

  • Vicky Green
  • Saturday Nov. 4, 10:00-4:00
  • $30.00 plus purchase of $5.00 kit
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Bring your lunch and learn the basics of smocking while you make a beautiful ornament to hang on your tree or show off on a stand. You'll want several. They make charming gifts.

 
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Snowfall Quilt

  • Allison Willey
  • Tuesday Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, 1:00-4:00
  • $40.00 plus purchase of supplies, Sew biz class discount 10%
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The pretty snowflake motif quilt top is make using charm squares and the easy- to-follow directions in the "Charm School" book. This class is suitable for beginners who have used a sewing machine but want some guidance to create a quilt.

 
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Felted Soap

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 10:00-12:00
  • $35.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies

Wrap a bar of soap in loose unspun wool and then felt the wool. You will have a pretty bar of soap great for cleaning, exfoliating and softening your skin. These bars add charm to your bathroom and make wonderful gifts.

 

Let's Take a Walk

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thursday November 9, 5:00-7:00
  • $25.00 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Learn the ins and outs of your wonderful walking foot. Needless to say, you need a sewing machine and walking foot to explore the exciting quilting designs that you can master with this handy machine accessory.

 
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Mommy and Me 1600 Quilt top

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Saturday November 11, 9:30-12:30
  • $35.00, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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This is a beginning sewing/quilting class for all children ages 8 and up, with an adult companion.

A jelly roll + a sewing machine = a quilt top.

This is the jelly-roll race, at a slower pace.

 
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Design a Felt Bookmark for Kids ages 8 and up

  • Sandy Ferraraccio
  • Saturday November 18, 1:30-3:30
  • $20.00 , 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Use our cute pattern to make these bookmarks--OR design your own. The time for gift giving is coming fast and these are great for everyone on your list.

 

Let's Walk Further

  • Peggy Quarterman
  • Thursday November 30, 5:00-7:00
  • $25.00
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Let's explore the walking foot further with more challenging designs produced with this versatile foot.

 
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Wool felt Ornaments for Kids ages 8 and up

  • sandy Ferraraccio
  • Saturday Dec.2, 9:30 - 11:30
  • $20.00 purchase, Sew Biz 10% discount on class supplies
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This class is the same as the adult class, with adjustments for children.

 

Poinsettia Tree Skirt

  • Allison Willey
  • Saturday Dec. 9, 1:00-4:00
  • $20.00 plus purchase of supplies, 10% Sew Biz discount on class supplies
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Create a tree skirt from a pre-printed panel borderedd with beautiful red poinsettias and gold trim on a green background. Take it home and use it right away.