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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


At Kimberbells one day machine embroidery event, you will create up to six seasonal projects for your autumn celebrations.

Cost: $ 109.00
At Kimberbell?s two-day machine embroidery event, you will make a beautiful Christmas display with 12 dimensional projects arranged on an included, three-tiered tray.

Cost: $ 169.00
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
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
Join Fran in the classroom for this fun and festive machine embroidery event!

Cost: $ 79.00
Join Fran in the classroom for this fun and festive machine embroidery event!

Cost: $ 79.00
Sweet Pea Designs Festive Freestanding Lace gift boxes & ornaments

Cost: $ 20.00
Sweet Pea Designs fabric pumpkins

Cost: $ 20.00
Sweet Pea Designs Batty Stuffy

Cost: $ 20.00
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
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
Use of feet that come with the machines, threading, using basic stitches to your advantage, care of machine.

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

Cost: $ 60.00
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

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)