New Owner's Classes


Pleased bring the following supplies to your new owner's class for a computerized sewing machine.

Please bring the following supplies to your new owner's class for an embroidery machine.
Sometimes the automatic digitizing features in software just don’t get you to where you want to go. This class teaches you what to do when all else fails.

Cost: $ 25.00
Claudia Dinnell's multiple hooping techniques are amazingly easy to do once you learn how. All her patterns are done the same way with no template printing. Minimum hoop size needed is 6" x 10".. The block we are working on in September is Cookies and Milk. Sign up soon so we can order your embroidery pattern disk. Disk Fee: $90.00

Cost: $ 25.00
Open Classroom is an alternative to Sit n Sew. No fee is required. The concept is simple: 1) let us know the date you will be attending, 2) bring your sewing project, tools and refreshment, 3) stake out your seat and 4) clean up the classroom before you leave.

Cost: $ FREE
This class will assist you in using your Baby Lock serger to its full potential. The first class focuses on skill building 4-thread serger techniques that go beyond the basics. Workbook purchase required. Fabric kit included in Class Fee. Class samples can be added to the workbook to create a great resource for future serger projects.

Cost: $ 30.00
Can't find time to sew? Come Sit and Sew in our classroom. Work on your sewing or embroidery projects and enjoy a time of fellowship, sharing and creating new friendships. Fee is $10. We provide a meal and beverage. Snacks and dessert are always welcome.

This class is an introduction to basic sewing with an emphasis on Home Décor sewing. Meets four Mondays.

Cost: $ 110.00
Correct hooping and stabilizing are the secrets of successful embroidery. In this class, you will learn and practice the hooping and stabilizing methods used by professionals. You’ll also learn how and when to use the newest stabilizers, as well as the trusted favorites. A must-take class if you’re new to embroidery and an informative class for the seasoned embroiderer.

Cost: $ 25.00
This will be a 6 session class. Class will include introducing a ruffler, rolled hem foot, circular attachment, pintuck foot, couching, fringe, twisted floss, bobbin work, twin needle and wing needles. Techniques taught include Madeira hem, fringe and braiding. This is a scrappy quilt so get those scraps out and ready. If you own a new machine or just want to learn new sewing techniques, this class is for you. Open to all levels of sewers. Something for everyone.

Cost: $ 180.00
This beautiful Feathered Star design was the first collaboration between the HoopSisters and Sharon Schamber. This design is multi-formatted to fit all embroidery machine types and also boasts 5", 6", 7", 8" and 9" block sizes. Choose between the 36 block layout or the 120 block layout, or do both! The border design is also included.

Cost: $ 25.00
You’ll love how easy and cleanly Shannon Minky is to sew - a far superior product than what you can purchase from the big box stores. Let us guide you through construction of these quilt kits.

Cost: $ 15.00
Let your creativity soar in making this pieced and quilted bag. Learn to use the fringe foot, 5-7 hole foot, and beading foot. Also discover many of the lovely built-in decorative stitches in your machine that you seldom use.

Cost: $ 30.00
A most creative way to keep track of your once used -but still sharp - sewing machine needles. This attractive needle case features heirloom lace, wing needle work, bobbin work, yarn couching and decorative stitches. This class is open to any machine that can stitch letters or does embroidery.

Cost: $ 25.00
Need to take the next step with your new serger? Or maybe you need to brush up your skills on a serger you’ve had for a while? Then this is the class for you! We will cover techniques for turning corners, using decorative threads, creating serger pintucks, and putting in a zipper! The project is a bag just the right size for a cell phone. Dust off that serger and join the fun!

Cost: $ 25.00
Explore this new strip piecing technique. Using multiples of the same print, you can easily echo images making them more interesting and attractive. The results is similar to what you would see in a fractured mirror or when looking through a teleidoscope. In class, you will learn the basic Fracture technique to create your very own one-of-a-kind fractured fabric block. Book purchase required.

Cost: $ 30.00
You’ll love displaying this cheerful winter pillow with snowmen and a penguin. The design lends itself to lots of creativity in fabric choice and embellishment. The main part of the pillow is embroidery appliqué, and the border can be created by traditional piecing or in the hoop. Not into bench pillows? It makes a great table runner, too! Minimum hoop size is 6” x 10” (160mm x 260mm). Design CD purchase required.

Cost: $ 35.00
Use your embroidery machine with a 6” x 10” or larger hoop to make this cute appliquéd Spring pillow cover. Embroidery CD purchase required.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn to use your Brother Scan ‘N Cut machine with iron-on vinyl and transfer paper (which makes lining up lettering or design sections a breeze) to make this cute t-shirt or sweatshirt for a wintery treat.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn four ways to use your Scan N Cut to cut appliqué pieces for machine and sewing machine embroidery. You will learn to use all functions of cut, scan, and draw in making these in-the-hoop cute mug rugs.

Cost: $ 20.00
This class does require that you have an upgraded Dream Machine or Destiny, or that you have the Dream Machine 2 or Destiny 2. In the project we will take a piece of clip art and create an embroidery design from it - all in the machine. We will sew the design out in class.

Cost: $ 25.00
This class does require that you have an upgraded Dream Machine or Destiny, or that you have the Dream Machine 2 or Destiny 2. In the second part of this class, we will take the design we created in class one and redesign it using all the editing features in My Design Center (Brother) and IQ (Baby lock). If you didn’t make it to class one, don’t despair. The design can be placed in your machine and you can still learn the editing capabilities of the machine.

Cost: $ 25.00
Have you ever wanted to put an appliqué on an item, but wanted it to look pretty from both sides? In this class we will create a quilted block and add a reversible appliqué to it. All quilted and appliquéd entirely in the embroidery hoop!

Cost: $ 25.00
Join the Sisterhood - Hoop Sisters 10th Anniversary in-the-hoop quilt. First session is orientation day on how to buy your fabrics, what to expect of the class and special items needed. Quilt can be made using a hoop as small as 5 inches. Orientation class is free.

Cost: $ FREE
Join the Sisterhood - Hoop Sisters 10th Anniversary in-the-hoop quilt. Quilt can be made using a hoop as small as 5 inches. If you are interested in this quilt but have questions, please sign up for the Orientation - Tuesday, January 23.

Cost: $ 225.00
Want to quilt with your embroidery machine? What ever your embroidery machine, this class has you covered. We suggest using a design from one of our Edge to Edge selections. If you own embroidery software, let us know ahead of time. We’ll try to show you how to use the software to make placement easier. (Not required)

Cost: $ 25.00
A new twist on an old technique! Completed in the hoop! Appliqués of pretty produce are embroidered on a pieced and quilted background, then layers of fabric are tacked in place ready to chenille. Just trim in the channels and tuft to finish. The frayed fabric makes the fruit appear three dimensional. Design pack purchase required.

Cost: $ 20.00
Making embroidered lace is easy if you know how. Taking the embroidered lace and making an accent piece bowl takes the lace to the next level.

Cost: $ 20.00
Do Valentines ever get old? Does the expression of your love ever tire? I doubt it. This little Valentine postcard incorporates many fun embroidery features: mylar, quilting-in-the-hoop and a pre-printed postcard back for you to add a sentiment. Want to mail this? We’ve got you covered on this topic.

Cost: $ 20.00
One of the most feared challenges in embroidery is rehooping to complete a series of embroidery designs. In this class, we will tackle a project that requires just that! The project is a placemat that will be embroidered and quilted in the hoop, and then finished on the sewing machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Cork fabric is one of those new embroidery challenges. It’s not quite cork - but it’s made from cork and it looks like cork. Cork fabric is a popular choice for wallets, purses, etc. Join us for an introduction to embroidering on Cork Fabric.

Cost: $ 20.00
What’s your fix for a creative whim? How about a Kimberbell cinch bag, completely lined and sewn in one hooping! The whimsical flower appliqué is satin stitched with puffy foam and will be darling in reds and pinks for Valentine’s Day.

Cost: $ 20.00
Our gift tag features a hidden pocket between two layers of felt where you can slip a gift card, movie tickets, money, or kind note, even jewelry! A perfect present by itself or use it to top a larger gift. The stitched sentiment “You are Loved” will make anyone feel special.

Cost: $ 20.00
No matter how long the winter, welcome spring with this blossomed bunny tea towel. Featuring fabric appliqué, adorable face details, and decorative stitches, you’ll learn how to center the design, so he peeks perfectly over the ribbon border. Project requires a 5" x 7" hoop or larger.

Cost: $ 20.00
Zippity quick to make in-the-hoop, this completely lined zipper pouch is just the right size for keeping lipstick, ear buds, coins, even a baby pacifier. Slide a key ring through the contrasting ribbon loop and the quilted pouch becomes an adorable and useful gift.

Cost: $ 20.00
If you are new to FTCU or need to get reacquainted with the software, this class is for you. An overview of the workspace; setting preferences to make your work easier; an overview of Text properties; Import Artwork vs Load Backdrop - are just a few of the features covered in this class. A busy and informative class. Before class, please update your FTCU software to Version 3322.

Cost: $ 25.00
The BES4 Dream Edition is a feature-rich software package. In this class we will explore the lettering functions, including Word Collage, merging and exporting designs, and using the built in shapes and frames.

Cost: $ 25.00
Learn where to use motif fills, how to edit them, and how to make your own!

Cost: $ 25.00
One of the most notable features of Floriani Total Control Universe software is never paying for an update. In this class, we’ll catch up on the conveniences and innovations in the past two updates. Before class, please update your FTCU software to Version 3322.

Cost: $ 25.00
When that design is almost what you want! Learn how to fix just about anything.

Cost: $ 25.00