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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 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 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 teachers payment for their time in preparation as well as class time. Because of special expenses associated with Kimberbell events and special events with guest teachers: No refund if canceled 10 days or less before class is scheduled. If we can fill your spot in class, 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. 
  • Our maximum class size is 6 students. Mask wearing policy during classes is decided by teachers.
  • 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. 

                                                                               
                                                                                New Owners Class Policies located at the bottom of the page


 

Classes


Celebrate love and laughter with My Punny Valentine! At Kimberbells one-day machine embroidery event, you will make five witty and wonderful projects with other stitching enthusiasts.

Cost: $ 99.00
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: $ 15.00
Lets Hoop it UP and reach new levels with your embroidery machine! Package contains 28 designs.

Cost: $ 25.00
Are you a fan of our Kimberbell events? This monthly club is for you!

Cost: $ 39.00
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: $ 40.00
You will learn to read a pattern, select fabric and other basic sewing and finishing techniques that build the foundation needed to create any sewing project.

Cost: $ 100.00
This 3 week class is the same as the 6 week class except there will not be time for additional projects.

Cost: $ 60.00
For students who have completed Basic Sewing 101 or have experience using basic sewing patterns. Expand your sewing skills and try a technique you are afraid to tackle on your own.

Cost: $ 60.00
Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine.

Cost: $ 40.00
Free if your Husqvarna Viking Epic was purchased at Fran's Sewing Circle.

Cost: $ 60.00
Free if your Husqvarna Viking Epic was purchased at Fran's Sewing Circle.

Cost: $ 60.00
12 month Block of the Month program that runs March- February

12 month Block of the Month program that runs March- February

Do you have limited space to quilt? If so, this new method is for you. Explore an easy way to quilt even the largest quilt by quilting each block individually before attaching it to the rest of your quilt; no more wrangling a huge quilt with a limited space to sew, YAY!

Cost: $ 25.00
Starting in February, join Mary Ann on every 3rd Monday of the month from 9:30-11:30 to learn new ruler work quilting techniques and designs! You must take our Ruler Work Basics class as a prerequisite.

Cost: $ 450.00
Want to see if you like quilting? This class is a small investment in time and material yet you learn all the basics for quilting: how to cut, piece, sandwich, quilt and bind a quilt. So, don't be afraid to give it a TRY!

Cost: $ 40.00
Get to know your serger, how to thread, adjust tension, length, gathering and more.

Cost: $ 35.00
Electric quilt has released their newest software, the eight edition! Unleash your creativity by learning how to design your own quilt at its actual size. Draw block patterns, import your fabric to see your quilt before cutting, calculate yardage, print your patterns, and even export images.

Cost: $ 15.00
Linda offers a software class on the third Thursday of each month 9:30-11:30 am.

Cost: $ 15.00

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)