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Registration Policies

You can now register for classes three ways: online at, 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.



Kid's Classes

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

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)