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Sanford Sewing Machines

Sanford Sewing Machines
1923 Main St. Sanford, Maine

Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm we have a Know your... class. Each week we explore a different machine. If you have a new machine, new to you or need a refresher this the class, COST $15.00

1st Wednesday of the month, KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE
2nd Wednesday of the month, KNOW YOUR SERGER
3rd Wednesday of the month, KNOW YOUR EMBROIDERY

Monday, January 9th, 10:00am to noon
Quilting by Embroidery Machine/ designs and techniques
$15.00 a class, 3 designs per month, lecture/demo
Join us for a demo/lecture on creating in the hoop projects. Discussion on types of designs,
Cost $15.00
Don't forget your December Coupon and Jingle for January while shopping at Sanford Sewing Machines

Starting January 7th, Quilt along with moda block of the week. Be My Neighbor block of the week pattern will be available to pick up each week for 16 weeks to complete this quilt. Share your completed block of the week  on our facebook page and each week one lucky fan will win a prize. Must pick up in store

Open Sew Tuesdays
10:00am to 2:00pm
Bring your projects and sewing machine to stitch with others. Help is available if needed.

Serger Club
Wednesday, 2:30 pm January 25th
 Quilted Case - Quilt as you go, insert a zipper, then seam all on the overlock $20.00
receive a FREE Golden Threads 10-disc digital quilting designs set with the purchase of a new HQ Pro-Stitcher.
New Owner's or Refresher Class
Saturday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm January 14th Cost $15.00
Don't be afraid of that new machine, come make friends and enjoy hours of sewing. We will cover the basics of threading, winding a bobbin, adjusting stitch length and width and using the various stitches on your machine.
Free Motion Workshop
This is a series of classes designed to increase your free motion skills on your home machine.

Third Class: How to use free motion for decorative techniques, Jan 11th,
Thread painting, Trapunto, Raw Edge Applique, Bobbin Play will all be explored

Cost $15.00 per class, take one or all of these classes.
Ruler Panel Workshop
Add a new level of creativity to your quilts by using the wide range of rulers. circle, straight edge
Using a variety of rulers to achieve a custom quilt.
#39/39C Clear Embroidery Foot
25% off
Serger, Why?
A serger is a specialized sewing machine. ... A serger makes a more professional and durable seam than a standard sewing machine, especially for fabrics that have stretch. The threads lock around the seam to prevent fraying, and the machine also cuts off the seam allowance as it sews.
Why do we need a serger? The stitching is more secure and has give when stressed. This class will explore using the serger for Quilting, Home Dec and Fashion sewing. Go home with samples of each technique.

Friday, January 20, 2017 10:00 am to 1:00 pm class cost $20.00 You must be comfortable with threading and the basic functions of your serger. If unsure, take our know your serger class on the 11th.
The first class will focus on using the serger for quilting.
•    Reversible Quilting (cutting fabric strips)
•    Reversible Quilting (piecing strips, quilt as you go)
•    Quilt Binding
•    Construct Seams
The second class, Febuary 3rd, will focus on using the serger for Home Dec and Fashion.
•    Pillow Back Attaching Zipper
•    Pillow Gathered Ruffle Strip (gathering foot)
•    Pillow Top Decorative Tuck (blindhem foot)
•    Pillow Ruffle Strip (rolled hem)

•    Construct Seams



Create a tote bag with unique embroidery using the Destiny II. Match Nancy's bag or use the Color Visualizer to find your own thread combination. From there, use the NeedleCam to ensure your designs are placed exactly where you want them, and then use Color Sort to optimize your sewing order.

Summary of week one of the Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge

January 2: Nancy Zieman Hobo Tote project kick off. Gather your supplies!

January 4: Amazing details on how to size, duplicate, and position (wait until you see this) embroidery

January 7: Tips on constructing the hobo tote bag

January 10: Special memento feature, including a free downloadable embroidery



Contact Us:

Phone:  1-207-324-8375
Address: 1923 Main st. Sanford, ME 04073
Hours: M-F 9:00 am-5:00pm,Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
              Closed Sundays