July 16th, 17th & 18th - Embroidery Camp
September 13 th & 14 th - Love of Sewing Retreat
November 7 th , 8 th , & 9 th - Holiday Sew Fair
Upcoming Events
Embroidery Camp with Belinda Harford

Belinda Harford made her Sew Vac debut at our November 2017 Sew Fair. Last year, her embroidery camp was AMAZING and we promised you we'd invite her back for another round! Join Belinda and Sew Vac for 3 more fun filled days of creativity and inspiration!

Tuesday, July 16th,
Wednesday, July 17th &
Thursday, July 18th
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall

Early Bird ( extended through June 15th ) fee: $399.95
Registration (after June 15th) fee: $429.95

Reserve your spot with $100 deposit.
Balance of fee due by July 1st.

Registration fee includes kit with fabric, stabilizers, specialty materials, step-by-step photo instructions, and a CD with designs and templates.
Lunch and snacks included.

Bring your embroidery machine and all its parts, an assortment of embroidery threads and your useful embroidery supplies.
If you don't have an embroidery machine one will be provided. Just let us know when you register.

Seating is limited. Call 410-465-6366 to reserve your place.

Upcoming Classes
Dimensional Thread Painting with Joyce Hughes
Thursday, November 21st &
Friday, November 22nd
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$250.00 plus supplies

Want to learn Dimensional Thread Painting but you think it is too hard? I often hear, "I am not creative" and "Can my machine do this?". Yes, you are creative and Yes, you can do this on your domestic sewing machine!!!! In this class you will start with a beautiful panel to create a piece of Art! You will learn the proper steps of Dimensional Thread Painting and find it to be a fun and creative technique. Explore the various thread selections, setting up your machine for stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig-zag and straight stitching, bobbin work, and embellishing with netting and crystals. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of your design. You will use thread as paint - sew with different types of threads and color combinations. Learn how to create interesting texture and dimension to your quilting project. You will leave with a full knowledge of Dimensional Thread Painting and create a One of a Kind piece of Art!

Techniques to be taught: Free Motion Quilting, Dimensional Thread Painting, Overlay Application, Crystal Embellishment, and Bobbin Work.

Class fee includes the kit with your panel, all threads, batting and backing

Kid's Camp
Beginner Kids Summer Sewing Camp with Caitlin O'Hare
Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
$349 plus supplies

If you are between 8 and 12 and would like to learn to sew on a machine, this is the camp for you. You will learn all about your sewing machine and how to use it. Then you will make a puppet, hot dog pillowcase and drawstring back pack. Best of all, at the end of camp you get to take your machine home with you! Camp fee includes a Baby Lock Joy machine and project kits.
Intermediate Kids Summer Sewing Camp with Caitlin O'Hare
Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$349 plus supplies

Advanced Beginner
Are you looking to learn more about your machine and sewing? This camp is for kids 10 and up who have some sewing experience and have used a sewing machine. You will make a strawberry pincushion, donut pillow and a Potato Chip Bag. Camp fee includes a Baby Lock Joy machine and project kits.
Sewing Classes
Sedona Skirt with Pattie Otto
Friday, June 14th
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
 $60 plus supplies
Create a fabulous fun and flirty skirt that's perfect for any occasion. The Sedona Skirt is a unique five panel skirt with a full lower yoke, elastic waist and asymmetrical hem. This pattern is sized XX-Small to XXX-Large (waist 20-42 and hips 30-53). You can make your skirt long or short from rayon or cotton batik. Pattie will have all sizes of try-on skirts available to help you select the correct size and length. She will also show you how to easily cut and handle lightweight fabrics, stabilize bias edges and share tips for sewing elastic waistbands.
Beginning Sewing with Pattie Otto
Saturday, June 21st
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
 $65(includes kit) plus supplies
Are you new to sewing or looking for a refresher? This class will introduce you to the inspiring world of sewing while you create a versatile Ten Pocket Tote. Class will begin by familiarizing you with the basics of your sewing machine as you learn the mechanics, practice threading, how to wind a bobbin and use seam guides to sew simple seams. After you have selected your fabrics, you will then proceed to cut out your tote using both patterns and rulers. Sewing techniques will include simple seams and hems, seam finishes, top stitching and tips for accurate sewing. Pattie will also demonstrate quick seam finishes, handle variations, easy embellishments and optional closures. Class fee includes fabric and thread.
Serger Classes
Summer Tee with Pattie Otto 
Monday, June 17th 
10:30 am - 4:00 pm 
$50 plus supplies
You'll want to fill your closet with these classic and comfy summer tees. Join Pattie as she shows you how to select the right fabric, fitting techniques and quick serging methods. Class will use Great Copy #2550 Savannah Tee which is sized ladies X-Small to 3X and has petite, average and tall sizing. Try-ons will be available to aid you in selecting the correct size. Pattie will aid through the layout, cutting and construction for the perfect summer tee.
Knits for the Absolutely Terrified with Pattie Otto
Friday, July 26th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Racks are filled with them, as are your closets and drawers. Knits are everywhere, so why aren't you sewing with them? Are you a little hesitant? Are your palms a bit sweaty? Admit it. You're terrified of sewing with knits. Put these fears to rest with this fun and exciting class. Included will be advice on how to select the right knit for your tees, tanks, cardigans, pullover and more as well as layout and cutting pointers and super quick construction tips for professional results every time. Pattie will also share her tip for handling the new ITY and other curly knits. You'll be amazed at how easy knits really are to sew. This is a lecture class.
Knits Serger Techniques with Pattie Otto
Friday, July 26th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30 plus supplies and $15 kit fee payable to Pattie the day of class

All Levels
Master the four basic techniques needed to serge knits: seaming, neckbands, hems and applying elastic. This hands on class covers basic seaming on a variety of knit types and where and when to use stabilizers and top stitching. Practice four different neckband techniques including how and when to use the Knit Binder. Several hemming options will also be covered including cover stitch basics on a variety of knit fabrics. Simple elastic waistbands for pull-on pants will be explored as well as a professional cover stitch option. You will complete multiple samples with detailed class worksheets that you can apply when making knit garments. The kit includes Knits for the Absolutely booklet, worksheets, and fabric for samples.
Quilting Classes
Beginning Quilting with Pat Brousil
Tuesday, June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
 $80 plus supplies
Pat's 30 years experience of teaching quilting will give you the confidence and knowledge to make beautiful quilts. You will learn all of the basics you need to make your first quilt.
Yellow Brick Road with Pat Brousil
Tuesday,August 13th
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
 $50 plus supplies
Do you need a really quick quilt or are you a beginner quilter? This is the quilt for you! Cut strips, piece, cut again and voila, you have a quilt. Looks complicated but Terry Atkinson has made it super simple. In this class you will learn to use rotary cutting equipment and piece accurately.
Westalee Quilting Template Class with John Anderson
Tuesday, August 20th
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
 $50 plus supplies
Did you purchase the Westalee Starter Set (Free Motion Ruler Foot & 12" Arc Template) but have yet to take it out of the package? Then this is the class for you! John is going to walk you through using the 12" Arc template. Learn how to position the template, plot your path, and create awesome quilting.
Beginner Free Motion Club
John Anderson
Saturday, June 1st - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, July 6th - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 3rd - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$10 plus supplies

Let John show you how to improve your free motion skill in this monthly class! Bring your machine and extension table and prepare to have fun.
Intermediate Free Motion Club
John Anderson
Wednesday, June 19th - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Topic: How do I quilt this?
Wednesday, July 24th - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, August 21st - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$10 plus supplies

Confident Beginner or Intermediate
Been free motioning for a while and want to learn something a bit more complex? Join John in this class for advanced techniques! Bring your machine and extension table and prepare to have fun.
Serger Club - Lisa Cowan
Achieving accurate seam allowances
Thursday, June 20th OR Saturday, June 15th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$10 plus supplies

All Skill Levels
Lisa will show you how to achieve accurate seam allowances with your serger.

No Serger Club in July due to Embroidery Camp.
Solaris Club with Terri
Guidelines, on-board manual, navigating Sewing Mode
Monday, June 10th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Class Fee $10

All Skill Levels
We're going to explore using the guidelines, navigating the on-board manual, and explore Sewing Mode.
June Embroidery Club with Terri
Zippity Zip Key Fob
Wednesday, June 12th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 plus supplies

All Skill Levels
Zippitty quick to make in-the-hoop, this completely lined zipper pouch has 2 sizes just right for keeping lipstick, ear buds, coins, even a bay pacifier. Slide a key ring trough the contrasting ribbon and the quilted pouch becomes an adorable and useful gift. Class fee includes kit with fabric, batting, zipper, ribbon and embroidery designs.
No Embroidery Club in July due to Embroidery Camp.
Embroidery Club with Terri
Embroidery on Cork
Wednesday, August 14th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Class Fee $10

All Skill Levels
Everyone is talking about embroidering on cork. Let's give it a try by making an embroidered cork coaster. Kit fee of $5 payable to Terri day of the class.
June Destiny Club - Debbie LaFrance
Wednesday, June 12th - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Class Fee $10

All Skill Levels
Deb will show you how to use IQ Designer to create an embroidery design.
July Destiny Club - Debbie LaFrance
Wednesday, July 10th - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Class Fee $10

All Skill Levels
Deb will show you how to adapt a pattern so that IQ Designer can quilt your fabric for a Quick Stitch Dumpling Bag.
Floriani Club - Brad Martin
Monday, June 3rd - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday, July 1st - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Class Fee $10

All Skill Levels
Join Brad as he explores all the many things you can do with Floriani Total Control U. Just bring your computer and a USB Drive, he'll take care of the rest.
Sit N Sew
Friday, June 7th - 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday, July 5th - 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Class Fee: Free

Come in with your projects to finish and enjoy sewing with friends. Seating is limited so you must reserve a spot.