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Minky Madness!

Minky-Madness

May is for the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day, school graduations – and – Minky Madness month!


At Let’s Sew, we have a soft spot for Minky fabric!  It’s easy to fall in love with such a happy, fluffy, multi-textured material – You could say we’re just Mad about Minky!

So, from May 1-28, 2018, Let’s Sew is hosting a contest to promote this luxurious fabric.  “Minky Madness” invites participants to sew a Minky Quilt and enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize from the prestigious Liberty of London store in England!

HERE’S HOW:

  • Choose from one of our 9 Minky Kits which include fabric and pattern, or use a Minky fabric of your choice with our pattern.
  • You may also enter your project from our “Learn to Sew a Minky Quilt” class.
  • Fabrics used must be from Let’s Sew.
  • When your quilt is complete, bring it in to our store to be photographed for display on our social media pages, (You’ll be a star!) and fill out an entry form for the prize.
  • You may also submit a clear photo of your Minky Quilt directly to us at our email address: info@letssew.com. Please include your name and phone number for the entry. Your Minky Quilt photo will be added to our Facebook Page.
  • All entries must be submitted by the contest deadline, May 28, 2018 to be considered for the prize drawing.
  • The winning entry will be drawn randomly from all of the submitted entries.
  • The winner will be contacted and asked to visit the store in person to claim the prize and be photographed for our announcement by social media.

Questions?

Phone:  (812) 471-7945 ,  Email:  info@letssew.com

Visit our store:   Let’s Sew, 4406 E. Morgan Ave., Evansville, IN  47715

Floriani Event

New and Exciting Educational Classes  for ALL who Love to Embroider & Quilt!

Floriani-Embroidery

REGARDLESS OF WHAT KIND OF MACHINE YOU OWN…the Tips, Tricks, and Techniques you learn at this event will inspire you, reinvigorate your interest and enhance the enjoyment of your hobby!

INSPIRE YOUR CREATIVITY WITH THESE INDUSTRY SECRETS:star-w-info
• Secrets to proper stabilization and thread choices.
• How to choose designs based on how they will affect your garments.
• Stress-free techniques for hooping and eliminating puckering.
• How to choose the right needle for stitch and garment type.
• How to have fun in your sewing room with perfect results!

Hosted by: Let’s SewLets-Sew-EVV
Event: July 12 or 13, 2018  |  10:00am – 5:00pm
Software Day: July 14, 2018  |  10:00am – 5:00pm
Lunch is Included!
4406 E. Morgan Ave.   |   Evansville, IN 47715
Phone: (812) 471-7945  |  info@letssew.com

Click HERE to Register Online!

June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11 & August 25, 2018
“Let It Snow” Wall Hanging -Closed

Let-It-Snow-Class-Pg   Dates:  June 30, July 28, August 11, August 25, 2018  from 9:00AM-10:00PM 
*July 14 Class will meet from 8:30 am -9:30 am

The Kimberbell “Let It Snow!” wall hanging class is a fun, block-of-the-week project spanning five weeks.  Each class date will meet from 9am – 10am where students will hear a lecture and see a demonstration about the block of the wall hanging they will receive as a kit.

When Does It Start?

Our “official” day to pick up kits will be on Saturdays beginning June 30, 2018, and ending on August 25, 2018.

How Does It Work?

We will be utilizing a “punch card” system for completing your blocks on time each week! This is going to be fun! You’ll receive your official Let It Snow! Punch Card when you pick up your first block on Saturday, June 30, 2018. When you bring back your finished block the next week, you’ll get a special punch or stamp on that card. At the end of the event, you’ll be able to “redeem” those cards for a special prize!

What If I Don’t Get My Block Completed By The Next Week?

If the blocks come back late (later than the following Tuesday after the very next class) you’ll be able to pick up your next kit, but your card won’t be punched. We are excited to see your blocks and also give you a little incentive to not have any “unfinished projects!” 🙂

Who designed this class?

It’s important to note that these patterns have been created by Kim Christopherson of “Kimberbell Designs”. Please respect copyright by not sharing these weekly patterns with others. Thank you!

What Does The Let It Snow Wall Hanging Class Cost and Cover?

The sign-up fee is $40 per person and includes all four week’s patterns and fabric kits for each section of the wall hanging. Borders, binding, and backing will need to be purchased separately. There will also be a bit of fusible applique in this project. Approximately 1-1/2 yards of fusible web will need to be purchased if you do not already have this.

When Does the Class Meet?

You are welcome to pick up your kit on the dates listed below. We will be doing a short demo starting at 9 a.m. on each date. The demo will last no more than one hour.

Date

What to Bring/Expect

Saturday, June 30, 2018  Pick up Kit #1.  Demo of blocks starts at 9 a.m.
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Bring finished blocks from Kit #1. Pick up Kit #2. Demo of blocks starts at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Bring finished blocks from Kit #2 and pick up Kit #3. Demo of blocks starts at 9 a.m.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Bring finished blocks from Kit #3. Pick up Kit #4. Demo of blocks starts at 9 a.m.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Bring finished blocks from Kit #4.

Kits by Number:

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Share This Class With a Friend!

Have a friend, daughter, sister, neighbor, or co-worker who you think would have fun making this? We’d love to have you spread the word! It’s so much to do this together!

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Please contact us if you have any questions. Leave a comment, give us a call at 812-471-7945 or email us at info@letssew.com.

Note: Our store is a FRAGRANCE-FREE ZONE. Please be courteous of other students and staff when attending class and do not use fragrances. Thank you!

 

Thurs. April 4&11, 2019
Learn to Sew a Minky Quilt

Learn-Minky-Quilts

Thursday, April 4&11, 2019 from 5:30PM-8:30PM

Learn how to work with soft, plush Minky fabric at Let’s Sew!  These quilts are all the rage, and it’s easy to see (and feel) why.  Wrapping yourself in this material is the ultimate in cozy, and have become favorites for everyone from couch potatoes to newborns!

  • PLEASE NOTE:  REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR CLASS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.  CLASS IS LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS, SO ENROLL NOW!  CALL (812) 471-7945 or Online.

Cost is $65. The fabric is not included and must be purchased.  A 15% discount is extended to students on each day of class and prior to class for class materials.

This is a fun, two-part class. Part one will be on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  You’ll start the afternoon off by cutting the material into the proper sizes to begin sewing.  (Some home sewing may be required before the second class.)  If you are coming to class with your own machine and have a walking-foot, bring it with you.

Part two is a week later on April 11, 2019 from 5:30PM-8:30PM.  Class time will be dedicated to finishing the body of the quilt and sewing the edge binding to complete it.

Note: Our store is a FRAGRANCE-FREE ZONE. Please be courteous of other students and staff when attending class and do not use fragrances.

Wed. March 13-27, 2019
Sewing with Knits

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Wednesday, March 13-27, 2019 from 11:00AM-2:00PM

This is a three-part series teaching students how to sew two knit garments. You will learn how to create professional looking seams, prevent stretch during sewing, and how to work with the fabric.  Students will use both a sewing machine and a serger to create a knit top and knit drawstring pants.

  • PLEASE NOTE:  REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR CLASS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.  CLASS IS LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS, SO ENROLL NOW!  CALL (812) 471-7945 or Online.

Cost is $95.

This class is for students who have already taken the Beginning Garment Sewing class or who have prior experience sewing garments.

Your choice of our knit fabric for the project must be purchased, washed, and dried prior to this class.

A 15% off discount will be given to students for any materials they need for the class and again on each day of class. The fabric is not included in the cost of the class.

Note: Our store is a FRAGRANCE-FREE ZONE. Please be courteous of other students and staff when attending class and do not use fragrances.

July 17-21, 2018
“Pinwheel Pillow” Kids Camp -Closed -Closed

Pinwheel-Pillow

“Pinwheel Pillow” Kids Camp   July 17-21, 2018 / 10am-12:30pm

Have you ever wanted to make a cool, comfy pillow for your room?  We’ll teach you how!  Baby Lock’s Kids Camp is for kids ages 8 -13 who want to have fun making interesting things while they learn to sew.  On July 17-21, join us for our Pinwheel Pillow project!

The camp will focus on making an artsy Pinwheel Pillow during the week.  This project will take a bit of precision to fit the blocks together, so it is broken into segments:

  • Piecing the cloth strips
  • Making 1/2 square triangles
  • Forming the pinwheel blocks
  • Adding sashing borders
  • Quilting the piece
  • Turning it into a floor pillow

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine, work with several different materials, and learn new sewing techniques. No prior sewing experience is required!

Cost is $175 and covers all five days and all materials. Kids do not need to bring anything with them to camp. ?

Class dates are July 17-21, from 10:00am-12:30pm each day.

June 19-23, 2018
“Pinwheel Pillow” Kids Camp -Closed -Closed

Pinwheel-Pillow

“Pinwheel Pillow” Kids Camp    June 19-23, 2018 / 2:00-4:30pm

Have you ever wanted to make a cool, comfy pillow for your room?  We’ll teach you how!  Baby Lock’s Kids Camp is for kids ages 8 -13 who want to have fun making interesting things while they learn to sew.  On June 19-23, join us for our Pinwheel Pillow project!

The camp will focus on making an artsy Pinwheel Pillow during the week.  This project will take a bit of precision to fit the blocks together, so it is broken into segments:

  • Piecing the cloth strips
  • Making 1/2 square triangles
  • Forming the pinwheel blocks
  • Adding sashing borders
  • Quilting the piece
  • Turning it into a floor pillow

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine, work with several different materials, and learn new sewing techniques. No prior sewing experience is required!

Cost is $175 and covers all five days and all materials. Kids do not need to bring anything with them to camp. ?

Class dates are June 19-23, from 2:00pm-4:30pm each day.

June 26-30, 2018
“Animal House” Baby Lock Kids Camp -Closed -Closed

Animal-House

“Animal House” Kids Camp   June 26-30, 2018 /10am-12:30pm

If you love surrounding yourself with animals, then this week is for you! Baby Lock’s Kids Camp is for kids ages 8 -13 who want to have fun making interesting things while they learn to sew.  It’s a very cool sewing camp!  On June 26-30, join us for Animal House!  The camp will focus on making five animal themed pillows during the week:

  • Penguin
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Fox
  • Pig

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine, work with several different materials, and learn new sewing techniques. No prior sewing experience is required!

Cost is $175 and covers all five days and all materials. Kids do not need to bring anything with them to camp. ?

Class dates are June 26-30, 2018 from 10:00am-12:30pm each day.

July 24-28, 2018
“Emoji Madness” Baby Lock Kids Camp -Closed

Emoji-Madness

“Emoji Madness” Baby Lock Kids Camp  July 24-28, 2018 / 2:00-4:30pm

Want to take your emoji faces out of the computer and make them real?  We’ll show you how! Baby Lock’s Kids Camp is for kids ages 8 -13 who want to have fun making interesting things while they learn to sew.  It’s a very cool sewing camp!  On July 24-28, join us for Emoji Madness!  The camp will focus on making five emoji themed projects during the week:

  • Pillow
  • Reversible Pennant
  • Coin Purse
  • T-Shirt
  • Tote Bag

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine, work with several different materials, and learn new sewing techniques. No prior sewing experience is required!

Cost is $175 and covers all five days and all materials. Kids do not need to bring anything with them to camp. ?

Class dates are July 24-28, 2018 from 2:00pm-4:30pm each day.