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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


Come one, come all! Let out your inner kid for a day and join us for our Adult Summer Sewing Camp! You guys have been asking for this class for years. Let us take care of all the stress involved with sewing so you can come and have FUN!

Cost: $ 70.00
In-store viewing of LIVE online Kimberbell Day event

Cost: $ 15.00
Full Bloom Quilt Raffle: all proceeds will go to the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc of Wilmington NC

Cost: $ 5.00
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: $ 50.00
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
This tote bag showcases several interesting features, including hidden straps, decorative zippers along the sides of the bag, and the chance to use several different fabrics on the exterior of the bag.

Cost: $ 45.00
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
Acorn table runner. Make blocks 4x4, 5x5, or 6x6. Create as big or small a table runner as you need.

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

Cost: $ 60.00
Happy as a Lark Trapunto Pillow (digital file purchase)

Cost: $ 5.00
Blossom Pin cushion (digital file purchase)

Cost: $ 5.00
JULY 23-27 1-4PM Calling all cat lovers! Bring out your inner crazy cat lady and whip up some fun projects for your favorite furry friend. We?ll make a fabric cat house, a kitty purse, and some crinkle cat toys.

Cost: $ 200.00
AUGUST 5-9 1-4PM Garment sewing AND knits? This class is perfect for anyone that wants to know how to follow a pattern to make their own clothes.

Cost: $ 200.00
JULY 16-20 1-4PM Spend the week stitching up your very own lap sized quilt! We will choose our fabrics, sew together a quilt top, attach batting to it, and stitch it all together so you end up with a cozy, cuddly quilt that was made entirely by you!

Cost: $ 200.00
AUGUST 21-23 1-4PM Put on your crafty cap for this camp! Let?s end the summer with some fun projects that let you be creative. We will make a woven fabric pillow, an upcycled sweatshirt, and a wall hanging with your initial on it.

Cost: $ 120.00
AUGUST 14-16 1-4PM Have you been attending our kids classes for a while and want to go to the next level? This class is for you!

Cost: $ 120.00
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
Open sewing studio time

Cost: $ 10.00
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
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
Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine.

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
Applique is a wonderful addition to any quilt or craft project

Cost: $ 25.00
Are you completely new to fabric collage? Summer 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

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)