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Make a placemat and learn a new Sewing or Quilting Technique

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Placemats- For Beginners and Intermediate sewers. Our placemats will explore many different sewing and quilting techniques. This is a great way to learn binding, strip piecing, use of decorative stitches, free motion quilting, and some placemats will cover the use of your serger. Let’s make some creative mats braid in dayfor each season of the year. The first ½ hour will be used to pick your colors and purchase fabrics. Choose between Braided Mat, Free Motion Mat, Applique mat, Reversible Quilted Mat, Strip Pieced Mat, and Watercolor Mat. Free Pattern for most classes. Take this class again and again to learn a new technique. Fee is $30.00.  See more information on the placemats at this link. To enroll call Hancock at 410-677 3461

Wednesday May 7th 1:30-4:30pm (your choice)
Wednesday May 21st 1:30-4:30pm (Flag serger placemats..Bring your serger)
Wednesday June 25th 1:30-4:30pm (your choice)


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Singer Futura Seminars for September 13th and 14th 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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DeeEnroll now for the Futura Seminar September 13th and 14th. Limited space so enroll early. The Futura embroidery seminar is held at Hancock fabrics in Salisbury, MD.
Learn to use the base program, lettering, hyper font, auto punch and editing in our 2 day event. I will also cover embroidery placement, stabilizers, hooping technique, information on threads, needles and bobbins. You will make your own monogram too. Bring your machine, laptop loaded and ready to use, scissors, red thread, and sewing and knitting gauge. Make sure you have a mouse and mouse pad too.

Here are students from my  seminar on March 1st and 2nd 2014. Meet Dee, Brenda and Judy!

 

Call Hancock at 410-677-3461 to enroll in my Salisbury, MD class.
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Placemats Classes and Patterns from Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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heart appliqueLearning to sew or starting to sew again? I think students can learn to sew and become more confident of their sewing skills with fast and easy projects. I offer a few classes that will help you learn and have some fun with your machine. Some ideas include Fabric Quilted Purse, Strip pieced Wallet, and Sewing for the Home. My newest project class is “Placemats”!

I will create a new Placemat idea and pattern the seasons of the year. Take a class now and take one later to make all the creative applique, patchwork and decorative stitch ideas. My first placemat class is Sunday January 26th from 12:30pm till 4:30pm. We will be creating a valentine applique placemat. Learn to applique, Use your decorative stitches, machine quilt, do strip piecing and do a quilt binding.

heart placematIn  April I will do an Easter Egg placemat. Come and have some fun at Jenny’s Sewing Studio. I will be looking for you.  Here is a link to the patterns and to the class schedule.

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My Dad Charles Gray Friedel

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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skipjack1On Monday January 6th 2014, my Dad, Charles Gray Friedel passed away. My mom and I will miss him greatly.

If you did not know him,  my dad was the sewing machine repairman at Jenny’s Sewing Studio for over 30 years plus he was a great father, a wonderful husband to my mom and they were married 67 years. He was know by many sewers in the Salisbury, MD area for his knowledge and expertise with sewing machine repairs. I still receive calls daily requesting his services.

We will celebrate his life on January 9th at Bethany Lutheran Church in Salisbury, MD at 11:00 am. If you are in the area you are welcome to attend the service.

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Singer Futura Embroidery Seminar coming at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Teddie is a student from the November 2012 class.

Teddie is a student from the November 2012 class.

Jenny’s Sewing Studio will hold a 2 day Singer Futura seminar in Salisbury, MD at Hancock Fabrics. Class is scheduled for September 13th and 14th 2014. Enroll early as space is limited.I hope you will join me as we explore the use of the embroidery machine.  This seminar is designed to benefit the brand new user as well as those who want to brush up on their skills. Class is limited so enroll early.  Call 410-677-3461 to enroll at Hancock.

 

 

 

 

 

The Singer Futura Embroidery seminar will be held  Saturday 10-5pm and continuing Sunday 10 – 4pm. Singer has introduced quite a few Futura models and I will cover how to use them all including the The Futura Quintet, XL580, XL420, the XL400, 4-1, XL550, Futura Quartet or the SESQ6000 SEQS 6700 and more.   The software for all the machines is basically the same.

You will cover how all the basic embroidery functions like loading a design, centering, printing a the template for positioning, changing colors, use the design browser, copy and paste designs, use the embroidery anthology, change the screen color, load the hoops, use the grid, use the lettering engine, learn the draw package and more. I will also cover all the options. Learn to use the Auto Punch, Hyper Font and Photo Stitch. Once you create a design we will edit it using editing option. Make lace, make a simple applique, and add texture to your design. If you own the options you can create along with me. If you do not, watch the demos.  If you are interested in purchasing the options like Auto Punch, Photo Stitch, Cross Stitch, Hyper Font and Editing, order about 2 weeks before the class to make sure you get the option and have it loaded on your computer to use in class.

The Futura’s must be in working order and all software must be loaded in a laptop and ready to use. If you own an older Futura, all software updates must be applied before class. If you have a Futura CE100/200 you will need to upgrade the software before taking class. All students must be knowledgble on basic computer use and file management.  Jenny’s Sewing Studio has the upgrade for purchase.

I hope to see you in Salisbury, MD !  Class is $150.00. Once you enroll, email jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com for class outline and what to bring. I will need your name, address, phone number including cell phone, make and model of Futura and options owned.
Call Hancock at 410-677-3461 to enroll.

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Learn to Sew at Jenny’s Sewing Studio.

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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MichealIf you would like to learn to sew or brush up on your sewing skills, take a look at the sewing classes offered at Jenny’s Sewing Studio. Classes are taught at Hancock Fabrics in Salisbury, MD. You can see our current schedule at this link. Here are pictures of my latest beginner sewing students, Michael, Christie and Nichole. Our next Beginner classes are Saturday November 23rd 10-4:30pm for a 1 day session or Saturday January 4th 10-4:30pm for a 1 day class. To enroll call 410 677-3461.

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Buy a new sewing machine or serger and need to know how to use it? Jenny will show you how. Learn to thread and operate your new or old machine and use it to it’s maximum potential. nichole Our next classes on the sewing machine basics are:

Saturday November 30th 1:30- 4:30pm
Sunday December 15th 1:00-4:00pm

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Use your Serger to Make this Great Ruffled Purse at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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serger purse 2You can make this beautiful ruffled purse in class at Jenny’s Sewing Studio.  The purse will require you to edge your fabric strips with the 3/4 spool serger. I used the narrow rolled hem and wooly nylon to decorate the edge of my ruffles with the serger. Next I used the gathering foot with the serger or with the sewing machine to add fullness to the strips and finally the sewing machine to top stitch the gathered ruflles in place. I love the look of this purse. This is a great project for you to practice your serger skills. You should already know how to thread your serger to take this class.

See you in class at Hancock fabrics. Here are the dates and information. Call 410 677 3461 to enroll.

Ruffled Serger Purse
Using your serger and a sewing machine you will be able to create this beautiful serger purse! You can purchase the “Serger Satchel” pattern from Jenny for $10.00 and Jenny will provide a sewing machine for you to use in class if you need one. You provide the serger and threads. You will need: 12- 2 1/2″ strips, they can be all the same fabric or varied like the sample displayed. (! yard) and 2 yards for purse base, lining, bias trim, handles and ties. Also one 1/2 yard of Fusible Fleece and a contrast thread for your serger trim plus thread to sew the bag.

Only 3 students per class. $40.00
Saturday October 19th 10-4:30
Tuesday October 29th 10-4:30

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The Baltimore Ravens in Polar Fleece at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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ravensjacketAre you a football fan? Our team is the Ravens. Hancock Fabrics carries team polar fleece and prints. Learn to sew Polar Fleece  and make a team jacket in our  all day class at Hancock Fabrics. Make a hat and scarf accessory in a 3 hour class. Learn to Quilt the team fabric to create a matching purse . I have a class for the quilted  fabric purse too.

Learn to sew this great Polar Fleece Jacket for Fall- Buy your fleece , thread, zipper and pattern before class. Kquicksew 3297. Learn to sew a center seperatng zipper, facings and more. This is a great jacket for Fall and Winter. Create one for yo urself or one showing your favorite team Hancock’s has a large variety of fleece to pick from.  Call Hancock at 410 677 3461 to enroll.
All day class from 10-4:30pm $50.00 #3466133
Wednesday November 13th

Polar Fleece accessories- Learn to make a easy fleece hat and scarf. The technique is easy! Great for Beginners. You will need 1/2 yd of polar fleece for the scarf. You will need 1/2 of a yard of fleece for the hat. If you want t 2 tone hat you will need an additional 1/2 of contrast fleece. #3466174 fee is $30.00
Tuesday October 8      1-4:30pm
Sunday October 20th 12:30-4:00pm

Fabric quilted Purse – Choose your favorite color combination for your  fabric quilted purse. ( I can help you purchase the correct fabric  from 9:30am to 10:00am.)
Learn to quilt your own fabric- Purchase 1 yd of purse body fabric to quilt. Also buy 1 yd lining and 1 yd fusible batting ( you can subtitute 1 yd of prequilted faric for lining and batting), 3/4 yd of contrast for handles and trim and matching thread. You will also need an 22″ zipper and one 18″ zipper. Bring your sewing machine, walking foot, open toe foot, rotary cutter and ruler. You will also need a fabric marker or a chalk pencil.  Enrollment fee is $40.00   1 session #3600921 .

Saturday November 16th
10:00- 4:30pm

See you in class! Call 410 677 3461 to enroll at Hancock’s in Salisbury, MD

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