Schedule of Classes

You can take any of our classes with any make of sewing machine. We have sewing experience on many different makes and models. Some machines have special features that make some task easier than others. There are many ways and techniques and if you have a machine that you like and it zig zags!, you will do just fine.

Over the weekend Lodging!
We have gotten a deal at the Wingate Hotel and the Holiday Express I-65

Just let them know you are taking the class at Peanut Butter-n-Jelly Kids
They provide a free  Hot breakfast, and nice rooms double or single.
Most important it is 2 blocks from us, so if needed I can shuttle you to the store. :-)

Wingate by Wyndham
516 Springhill Plaza Ct.
Mobile, Alabama
251.441.1979
or

Holiday Express I-65

Class Requirements
  • All classes require pre-registration at least 3 weeks prior to class.
  • Once class is full you can be put on waiting list.
  • Supply list will be provided for each class  before class meets.
  • Deposits are not refundable or transferable. $50.00 will reserve your seat
  • Minimum class size is 6 students.
  • Kits are purchased in store
  • *****Please note that all shipping and Tax charges will not be put on your card when you register on-line.******
  • You can register in store, by phone or here on line! Class supply lists will be e-mailed to you or picked up when you register for class.

 

Classes are Filling Up!

Thank-you!!

The English Net Dress Class Dates Have Been Corrected! Check It Out!!

 

September 2019
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8

9 10 11
12 13 14
SWEETEST ENGLISH NET DRESS CLASS
15
SWEETEST ENGLISH NET DRESS CLASS
16 17 18
SAGA
19
SAGA CONVENTION
20
SAGA
21
SAGA
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
HEIRLOOM NOTEBOOK CLASS
CLASS IS FULL
29
HEIRLOOM NOTEBOOK CLASS
CLASS IS FULL
30          
October 2019
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
BASIC ENGLISH
SMOCKING
CLASS                             
27
BASIC ENGLISH
SMOCKING
CLASS
28 29 30 31

More Months Below!!

"Killian Helene"
HEIRLOOM DROPWAIST
HEIRLOOM DRESS CLASS
3 DAY CLASS!

(Picture below)
Come and get that Christmas or Easter Dress Done!
Beautiful heirloom that is not as hard as you may think. I will hold your hand ,set your machines, and you will make a sweet confection.
  Dress may or may not completed in class,making this class 3 days you will be almost finished if not completed!Tthere is homework to complete dress but all skills are covered and worked on in class.
Size 4-12 is sugessted

    9:00-4:00pm
  Class
Registration Fee: $225.00

        Deposit to reserve seat $50




"Killian Helene"
Heirloom Drop Waist Dress


Class Fee: $225.00  
Kit Fees: to be determined with fabric & lace choices.
 3 Day Class
Dec. 6-8
 
Kit includes: pattern, laces, ribbons, buttons, and  fabrics Dress

Date:
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  *NEW*
"The Construction Notebook Class"
For "Boys"!

                                       Come join us for some serious sewing and fellowship! We will make a complete notbook of samples of all the techniques I use in children's clothing. Some examples we will cover are, collars, sleeves, cuffs, linings, tucks, pants,crotch plackets , pipings, button placements and much more!
Best thing of all is the reference notebook you get to go home with, and every step will be noted on your handouts along with samples you have done!
 2  Days of intense sewing.
      9:00-4:00pm
Class Registration Fee: $150.00

Deposit : $50 to reserve seat
Kit Fee:
*NEW*
"Contruction Notebook Class"
For "Boys"





2 Day Class

Class Fee: $150.00  

Kit Fee: $ 40.00

Jan.18-19th
  *NEW*
"The Construction Notebook Class"
For "Girls"!

                                       Come join us for some serious sewing and fellowship! We will make a complete notebook of samples of all the techniques I use in children's clothing. Some examples we will cover are, collars, sleeves, yokes, linings, tucks, plackets, pipings, button placements and much more!Best thing of all is the reference you get to go home with, and every step will be noted on your handouts along with samples you have done!

 2  Days of intense sewing.
      9:00-4:00pm
Class Registration Fee: $150.00

Deposit to reserve seat
$50
Kit Fee: Aprox. $40.00
*NEW*
"Contruction Notebook Class"
For "GIRLS"
Jan11-12th


2 Day Class

Class Fee: $150.00  

Kit Fee: $ 40.00
Date:
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Class I

This dress is just as the name states, it is heirloom made easy and it is elegant.  The techniques used will save lots of time compared to most heirloom garments.  The bodice consists of Swiss Embroidered Insertion with an already attached entredeux edge that is placed between tiny lovely 1/8” tucks.  You will learn how to use fusible interfacing on the bodice and never want to make another dress without it because of the difference it makes.  The neck and armhole edges are accented with gathered Swiss Embroidered Edging.  The skirt section of the dress mirrors the bodice with the Swiss Insertion and tiny evenly spaced tucks.   The bottom tuck also hems the dress eliminating the need for hand hemming.  Trisha will teach you tips that will take the dread out of working with gathers.  You will learn how to do a self-lined slip under the skirt’s fashion fabric that is quick and easy and also learn how to do two different types of plackets.  The dress has a ribbon sash that ties in the back, if desired.  Enjoy spending the day with Trisha and learning many heirloom sewing techniques while you create your masterpiece.   The knowledge you acquire while making this dress can be used over and over again in future garments.  This dress is available in sizes 2 – 10.

 

Trisha Smith Coming!!!
Class I
2 Available Sessions March or April

(Full Day and a Half Class)
Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Eleanor ©

The Easy Elegance Dress

Class Fee: $112.50

Kit Fee: $
 depends on the size
kit includes, pattern , handout, fabrics and buttons
Date:
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Kaylin

CLASS II

 The V-Back Dress

by Trisha Smith

 Something about this dress just draws your attention when you see it.  It is sweet and simple with a lot of great details.  The first eye catcher is the trimmed ruffle around the front neck edge that continues down the sweet V-shaped back with just the right amount of skin showing, not too revealing.   The dress is hemmed using a growth tuck which eliminates the need for hand hemming and adds personality to the dress at the same time.  The cumberbund belt/sash adds so much to this dress.  It has a tailored/sophisticated look.  The front is pleated in a unique way and then the back streamers are pinch pleated at the side seams to add a very girly bow in the back.   Many details on sewing a well-made garment are coved while making this dress along with Trisha’s Perfect Puckerless Placket that you will love and find very easy to make.  This dress pattern comes in sizes 3 – 12 and you will receive all sizes in class.  A cotton print fabric/fabrics options will be offered at a later date and also the option to makes this dress as an heirloom dress using fine English netting and a soft heirloom fabric of your choice. 

Trisha Smith Coming!!!
Class II
2 Available Sessions March or April

(Full Day and a Half Class)
Saturday 1am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

Kaylin


(Full Day and a Half Class)
Saturday 1pm-4pm, Sunday 9am-4pm



Class Fee: $112.50

Kit Fee: $
depends on the size
kit includes, pattern , handout, fabric, trims and buttons
Date:
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 Registration Fee: $150.00




"Maggie's Embroidered Engish Net Dress Class"
2 Day Class
Fabulous beginner to intermediate class level! Learn to work with those glorious english net laces! you can make dress sizes1-6
Within these 2 days you will complete or be so close to finish! Happy Dance!

3 seats left! Class Registration closes AUG 9th!

"Maggie's Embroidered Engish Net Dress Class"



Fee:$150.00
Kit includes,Pattern, DottedSwiss, engish net laces, net, buttons, ribbon. entredeux.
Date:
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"French Machine Notebook Class"
2 day
6 hours class each day
I will cover over 24 different techniques of heirloom sewing. Each technique will be practiced and put in your notebook along with applications , tensions, feet used and why 1 technique is used over another.  Time is spent on how to plan the garments and where to begin your heirloom projects! 
Tucks, roll and whip, entredeux, puffing, french lace , netted laces, sewing on nets, mitering are just a few of techniques covered!
 Registration Fee:  $150.00
 Deposit:$50.00 will apply to class Registration
Kit:Fee:$50.00


"French Machine Notebook Class"


as of July 4th
September Class is FULL!
October has 3 more seats
Febuary has more seats



Registration $150.00
Kit: $50.00

Date:

Payment type:


Kit Charge:



English Smocking 101
(beginners and review)
2 day class
6 hour class each
Learn the art of English Smocking.Class includes stitches, preparation, blocking, centering, reading a graph, execution of stitch spacing and the embroidery stitches related to your smocking design. This class is great for beginners and those who smocked years ago and need updated information and techniques.
 Registration Fee:  $150.00
 Deposit:$50.00 will apply to class Registration
Kit:Fee:$50.00

English Smocking 101






2 day Class

Fee: $150.00
Kit Fee: $50
Kit includes:
(pleated piece, dress or daygown kit, smocking plate, needles, floss, temporary smocking board)
Date:
Payment type:
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Bishop Construction Class Weekend Sewing!

This class you will:
learn how to cut a bishop out even on checks, sew french seams that will go through your pleater, Block a bishop to smock for the perfect neck, constuct the dress making beautiful bias neck line , and sew petite piping with bias bound sleeves !
All of this done right in class with a wonderful group. Wonderful tips and tricks to finish that dress to perfection.

9:00-4:00pm

Class Registration Fee: $150.00

Deposit to reserve seat $50,will be applied to registration

Kit Fee:$50
Bishop Construction Class





2-Day Class

Fee: $150.00
Kit: $50.00
Kit Includes:
Fabric,Pleating,Pattern, piping, tracing paper
Date:

Payment type:
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  Pattern Drafting #101 
"Girls"
2 Day Class

Feb. 8-9th

Fee: $150.00
Kit Fee: $50
Kit includes:
Basic block pattern, Drafting instructions, Fabric for your choice of design.
*NEW*
Pattern Drafting #102
"Boys"
2 Day Class

May,2-3

Fee: $150.00
Kit Fee: $50
Kit includes:
Basic block pattern, Drafting instructions, Fabric for your choice of design.
*NEW*
Pattern Drafting #103 
"Adding Pleats"
2 Day Class

Mar. 14-15

Fee: $150.00
Kit Fee: $50
Kit includes:
Basic block pattern, Drafting instructions, Fabric for your choice of design.
*NEW*
WONDERFUL  CROCHET EDGES
 AND
SHADOW EMBROIDERY CLASS
2 Day Class

Feb. 22-23

Fee: $150.00
Kit Fee:
  New Information on
Sit & Sews!!
Starting this September, on every  Wednesday of each month until May, we will have 3 hour Sit and Sew Sessions!
The sessions are not formal classes,  but a time for you to come in and start your projects with guidance from our staff. Sit and sew with a group for fellowship or just company! It could also be a time set aside to actually finsh your project. LOL! Anna Marie will be here for information and moral suport!
Sessions 10am-4pm
Fee for 1 session $15.00
Fee for Instructor help for that session is an additional cost.
Arrangements with instructor can be made in advance of session.
.
We have 11 tables in the class room, 3 ironing boards and irons, and 3 cutting areas.
Machines can be rented for $25.00 a session. (Must call ahead, machines are limited)
Reservations are Required! So please plan ahead. Call in and get signed into Sit & Sew Book.
251-479-8811

 
Novenmber 2019
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
          1 2
3
4 5 6 7 8 9
BISHOP CONSTRUCTION
CLASS
10
BISHOP CONSTRUCTION
CLASS
11 12 13
14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24
25 26 27
28
THANKSGIVING
29 30

December 2019
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 3 4 5 6
CLASSIC HEIRLOOM DROPWAIST
HEIRLOOM DRESS CLASS
7
CLASSIC HEIRLOOM DROPWAIST
HEIRLOOM DRESS CLASS                           
8
CLASSIC HEIRLOOM DROPWAIST
HEIRLOOM DRESS CLASS
9 10 11
12 13 14
15
16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25
26 27 28
29
30 31        

January 2020
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
      1 2 3

4
BASIC ENGLISH SMOCKING
5
BASIC ENGLISH SMOCKING

6 7 8 9 10 11
GIRLS! CONSTRUCTION NOTEBOOK CLASS
12
GIRLS! CONSTRUCTION NOTEBOOK CLASS
13 14 15
16 17 18
BOYS! CONSTRUCTION NOTEBOOK CLASS
19
BOYS! CONSTRUCTION NOTEBOOK CLASS

20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29
30 31
Feburary 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
         


                                
1
HEIRLOOM NOTEBOOK CLASS                        
2
HEIRLOOM NOTEBOOK CLASS                 
3 4 5 6                        7

8
DRAFTING #101 FOR GIRLS USING BASIC A-LINE DRESS

9
DRAFTING #101 FOR GIRLS USING BASIC A-LINE DRESS


10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
WONDERFUL  CROCHET EDGES AND SHADOW EMBROIDERY CLASS
23
WONDERFUL  CROCHET EDGES AND SHADOW EMBROIDERY CLASS
24 25
MARDI GRAS
26 27 28  
March 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5 6
TRISHA SMITH CLASS!
7
TRISHASMITH CLASS!
8
TRISHA SMITH CLASS!
9 10 11 12 13

14
DRAFTING #103 GIRLS
AND PLEATS!
15
DRAFTING #103 GIRLS AND PLEATS!
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22
23 24 25
26 27 28
29
30 31    
April 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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4
5 6 7 8
9 10

11


12

13 14 15 16 17
TRISHA SMITH CLASS!
18
TRISHA SMITH CLASS!             
19
TRISHA SMITH CLASS!

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23 24 25
26
EASTER
27 28 29 30    

May 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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