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Registration Policies


You can now register for classes three ways: online at franssewingcircle.com, over the phone at (910) 397-9399, or in the store.

All classes are open to anyone with any machine. You are welcome to bring your machine or reserve one of ours free of charge a few days prior to class. We require you to have basic working knowledge on how to operate a sewing machine; if you do not, please take our Sewing Machine Fundamentals or Basic Sewing 101 course first.

Class fees do not include materials unless otherwise stated. To keep our class fees low, we encourage you to buy class materials from Fran’s Sewing Circle for 15% off. Classes fill quickly, so please register as soon as you plan to take a class. Class enrollment is only confirmed when payment is received. All classes have a minimum of participants. No refunds will be given 3 business days before class or less*, unless Fran’s Sewing Circle cancels the class. Please understand, these guidelines help ensure teacher's payment for their time in preparation as well as class time.

*Kimberbell events and special events with guest teachers: No refund if canceled 14 days or less before class is scheduled. If we can fill your seat, we will issue a store credit of 1⁄2 the fee.
 
Basic supplies for all classes: Fabric scissors, seam ripper, seam gauge or ruler, marking tools, pins, sewing machine in good working order (or reserve one of ours in advance)

Quilting Classes: Rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat, along with supplies listed above.


Class Procedures

  • Please park around back upon arrival for your class and you will see a door with clearly marked signage. For night classes, please park out front. Doors will open at 5:50pm for night classes.
  • Our maximum enrollment for regular classes is 6 students. 
  • We ask that you bring your own tools and supplies when possible. 
  • If specific project supplies must be purchased before class starts, you will receive an email from your instructor prior to class. 
  • Purchasing a class will reserve your spot. We are unable to reserve spots without payment. If a class is full, you may add yourself to the waitlist. If a seat becomes available, those on the waitlist will be notified on a first come, first serve basis.


 

Classes


Treat yourself to a Day at the Spa! At Kimberbells one day machine embroidery event, you?ll make three luxurious and giftable projects.

Cost: $ 129.00
New to garment sewing? This class is for you! Join Christine as she guides you through choosing a correct size, cutting out pattern pieces, and following a sewing pattern to make a beautifully constructed garment.

Cost: $ 50.00
You really can carry it all with this giant duffle bag!

Cost: $ 45.00
Designed with the transitional seasons in mind, the Tamarack Jacket is a warm and stylish quilted coat perfect for spring and fall layering.

Cost: $ 60.00
Have you heard? Rope bowls are all the rage right now. Link up with Andrea to learn how to make a scrappy rope bowl or basket using Fran's cotton braiding. Expect to make a couple!

Cost: $ 20.00
Our 2024 lecture/demo embroidery club begins in January and will be the Second Saturday of each month at 11. Learn something new without having to haul in your machine!

Cost: $ 20.00
Lets Hoop it UP and reach new levels with your embroidery machine! Discover cutwork embroidery, thread velvet, foam embroidery, and twin needles.

Cost: $ 15.00
Lets Hoop it UP and reach new levels with your embroidery machine!

Cost: $ 20.00
2024 Kimberbell Club Digital Download full year purchase

Cost: $ 60.00
Charming Roll Up Pouch (digital file purchase)

Cost: $ 5.00
Embroidery Hoop Sampler (digital file purchase)

Cost: $ 5.00
We have to get the next generation sewing! Bring your 8-12 year old kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews to Kids Sew for a fun project.

Cost: $ 50.00
This is a 6 session class that meets every week for 2 hours, geared towards home schooled students

Cost: $ 170.00
We have to get the next generation sewing! Bring your 8-12 year old kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews to Kids Sew for a fun project.

Cost: $ 50.00
If you have completed Sewing Fundamentals, this course is your next step! We will complete a pair of elasticized PJ pants with pockets, along with a coordinating collared PJ shirt with button holes

Cost: $ 120.00
For students who have completed Basic Sewing 101 or have experience using sewing patterns. Expand your sewing skills and try a technique you are afraid to tackle on your own.

Cost: $ 100.00
For students who have completed Basic Sewing 101 or have experience using sewing patterns. Expand your sewing skills and try a technique you are afraid to tackle on your own.

Cost: $ 60.00
Are you a complete beginner? This is where you start! You will create a simple zippered pouch and tote bag- made while building skills! This course is a three week session and covers the basics of sewing. You will thread your machine, wind a bobbin, and learn basic sewing techniques.

Cost: $ 85.00
Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine.

Cost: $ 40.00
Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn all the options built into the machine for using your embroidery and also about stabilizers, what and when to use. For Husqvarna Viking machines. Free if machine purchased at Fran's Sewing Circle.

Cost: $ 40.00
Block of the Month program that runs March 2024- February 2025

Cost: $ 25.00
Block of the Month program that runs March 2024- February 2025

Cost: $ 25.00
In making this lap size quilt you will learn cutting, piecing, adding a border, layering, quilting and binding.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will feel like a quilty rockstar as you master this timeless block!

Cost: $ 20.00
Are you completely new to fabric collage? Chris will guide you from the beginning as you go through the various steps of brainstorming, tracing, choosing fabrics, placement and sew much more as you create a new masterpiece.

Cost: $ 50.00
This is about the app that you put on your phone. My favorite use is for design placment on the Sapphire 85, Designer Ruby 90 and the Epic machines.

Cost: $ 10.00
Embroidery Software from mySewnet delivers a wide range of editing and lettering capabilities for your embroideries, digitizing and so much more.

Cost: $ 10.00

New Owners Classes:

Classes will help you get the most of your sewing machine or serger.  Owner's classes are free if you purchased your machine at Fran’s Sewing Circle and vary in price otherwise.  They are identified by colored type on the calendar.  Please check calendar for the dates and times these classes are offered.  HV = Husqvarna Viking BRO= Brother

  • Machine Basics:  Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine – offered for Husqvarna Viking and Brother at different times. ($40)
  • Machine Decorative:  Just beyond the basics - explore stitches for appliqué, heirloom and quilting- offered for Husqvarna Viking and Brother at different times. ($40)
  • Machine Embroidery: Learn all of the options built into your embroidery machine. Learn the tricks of the trade, and when and where to use different stabilizers. Husqvarna Viking or Brother machines with embroidery. ($40)