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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 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 10 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 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

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Classes


Join Fran in the classroom for this fun and festive machine embroidery event!

Cost: $ 69.00
At Kimberbell?s four-hour machine embroidery Spark Event, you?ll ?cook up? two projects perfect for a backyard barbecue

Cost: $ 74.00
Give this bodacious little bag a try! Easy to stitch up and its perfectly sized to grab and go.

Cost: $ 35.00
The Geranium Dress is a sweet and extremely adaptable dress with two views.

Cost: $ 35.00
New to garment sewing? This class is for you! Join Summer 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: $ 40.00
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
Continuation of Kimberbell Spring Showers

Cost: $ 10.00
We have to get the next generation sewing! Bring your 8-12 year old kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews? whoever? to Kids Sew for a fun project.

Cost: $ 40.00
Get ready for a new school year with these studious projects! Join us in the classroom and make your very own pencil pouch, composition notebook cover, and tote bag (Ages 7-12)

Cost: $ 120.00
Pump up your wardrobe with some new clothes designed by YOU! We will be stitching up a tiered gathered skirt, an Ogden dress by True Bias Patterns, and a darling pair of shorts. (Ages 10-14)

Cost: $ 200.00
Join us for some beachy inspired projects! We?ll be stitching up a beach tote, sunglasses case, and a bucket hat so you can have some fun in the sun! (Ages 7-12)

Cost: $ 120.00
If you?re completely new to sewing, this class is for you! We will go over sewing machine basics and share some tips and tricks to get you sewing like a pro in no time! We will make a pillowcase, drawstring bag, and a tote. (Ages 7-14)

Cost: $ 120.00
Get ready to reinvent your room with some fun new decorations made by YOU! We?ll be stitching up a felt banner, fabric basket, and reading pillow (Ages 7-12)

Cost: $ 200.00
Spend the week stitching up your very own scrappy strip lap sized quilt! We will sew together a quilt top, attach batting to it, and stitch it all together so you end up with a cozy, cuddy quilt that was made entirely by you! (Ages 8-14)

Cost: $ 200.00
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: $ 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: $ 125.00
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
Bring that sewing machine you haven't taken out of the box or is collecting dust to our crash course on: what's a presser foot, where's the tension, do you feed the feed dogs and more. You will go home with a simple stash bag made while building skills!

Cost: $ 35.00
Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine.

Cost: $ 40.00
Just beyond the basics - explore stitches for applique, heirloom, and quilting.

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 Brother machines. Free if machine purchased at Fran's Sewing Circle.

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

Cost: $ 40.00
Just beyond the basics - explore stitches for applique, heirloom, and quilting.

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

Cost: $ 25.00
12 month Block of the Month program that runs March- February

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

Cost: $ 70.00
Have you taken Beginning Quilting and want to take the next step to becoming a more confident quilter? This class is for you!

Cost: $ 60.00
Have you taken both Beginning Quilting 101 & 201 and want to keep improving your piecing skills? This class is for you!

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn how to sew with your feet!

Cost: $ 10.00
Foundation paper piecing is a popular technique in making quilts but can seem incredibly intimidating if you have not tried it. Join Summer in the classroom and learn the basics!

Cost: $ 20.00
Join us to try several methods of machine quilting including stitch in the ditch grid sewing free motion and stippling. We will share products and techniques to make machine quilting easier.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Join Fran and bring your Scan N Cut and laptop to explore new techniques with fabric and more. Learn to get the most from your machine and mats. One free class with purchase of Scan N Cut from Fran's. If DX is purchased elsewhere the class price is $40. This class is DX models ONLY.

Cost: $ 40.00
Explore new techniques using your Brother Scan-N-Cut by working with fabric, vinyl, cardstock and so much more.

Cost: $ 25.00
Get to know your serger, how to thread, adjust tension, length, gathering and more. PLEASE NOT DATE XCHANGE FROM NEWSLETTER.

Cost: $ 35.00

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)