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Classes & Events


This is the second party of the Bernina Owner's Class that instructs you on the working of your new or new to you Bernina Sewing Machine that you purchased at 1st Sewing Center. This 2nd part class will be specific to the Embroidery Module and Embroidery functionality of your machine.

Cost: $ 5.00
This is the embroidery/quilting module section of the Bernina Owner's Class that instructs you on the working of your new or new to you Bernina Sewing Machine Module that you purchased at 1st Sewing Center. This is the second part of a two-part class that is specific to the Embroidery/Quilting Module and the embroidery functionality of your machine.

Cost: $ 5.00
This is a Bernina Owner's Class that instructs you on the working of your new or new to you Bernina Sewing Machine that you purchased at 1st Sewing Center.

Cost: $ 5.00
This is a Bernina Owner's Class that instructs you on the working of your new or new to you Bernina Sewing Machine that you purchased at 1st Sewing Center.

Cost: $ 5.00
Learn the foundational skills and items needed to create beautiful machine embroidery. This class will go through the different stabilizers, fabrics, needles, design files, hooping and more. In session 1, you will create your own Stabilizer notebook. In Session 2, we will review Session 1 and work on 2 small projects to understand the basics and prepare you for the types of projects we do 1 Sewing Center's Embroidery Club.

Cost: $ 80.00
Gently float through sunny skies as you reach new heights of embroidery with these big, beautiful balloons! Perfect for hanging in a child's room or adding a fun splash of color to your sewing area or any room. Stands about 7" tall by 6.5" wide. So, up, up and away in a beautiful Hot Air Balloon that you make yourself.

Cost: $ 40.00
Embroidery can be fun, but what do you do with all those files? How do you download them? Where do they go after you buy them? This is a basic computer skills class to teach you how to download files via different methods and websites. We will also discuss filing methods and how to get them from your computer to a USB stick so you can load them into your machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
We're back to kitchen basics with our Kitchen Towel project. Choose one of OESD's designs for Chicken Soup, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Margherita Pizza or Homemade Apple Pie. Or, make them all. It's your choice. These make great host/hostess gifts or add a little fun to your own kitchen.

Cost: $ 10.00
In time for the holidays, we are making the beautiful OESD Freestanding Star Tree Topper this month.

Cost: $ 10.00
Get ready to battle! We are making indoor snowballs. Build your pillow fort and get ready to battle your significant other with these soft yet non-melting snowballs. Just make sure your play area is free of breakables before getting these out at the holidays. If you don't want to use them for battle, they make a fun and cute seasonal display if you put them in a bucket.

Cost: $ 10.00
Have some cheeky fun in the most important room in your home. Learn to embroidery on Toilet Paper and have some fun with the designs and funny sayings while on the throne. For those who are a little more proper, you can use the same technique to embroider on Paper Towel and bring some new style decoration to your kitchen.

Cost: $ 10.00
Spring time is a wonderful time here in MN. Who doesn't love finally shedding the winter blues and throwing open our shutters and windows to let the sun in and the air flow. Thank goodness for screens and you can even embroidery on the nylon mesh screen. We will be teaching the technique to embroidery on mesh screen this month. Take your design and put it in an embroidery hoop and hang it in the window to bring you springtime joy.

Cost: $ 10.00
Help keep yourself and your phone, ipad, tablet, and other electronic device cords organized. Make these cute OESD cord keepers, so you won't have to swear anymore when you see a tangled mess of cords. Easy to make for yourself or as gifts for your loved ones. Choose a version to try your hand at vinyl or another to try with cork. It's totally up to you!

Cost: $ 10.00
July in MN is the kickoff to Summer and many of our gardens are starting to be in full bloom. Why not add some extra beauty to it with Embroidered Garden Flags. Make flags for each season, Spring, Summer, or Fall with the many OESD designs available. Easy and fun and adds so much joy to your already zen garden atmosphere.

Cost: $ 10.00
Pumpkin Spice season will be here soon enough, so get yourself ready with these fall inspired OESD coffee mug wraps. Made with felt, applique, and embroidery in the hoop, you will surely be the envy of every Caribou and Starbucks customer that sees them. Knitted hand warmers not included....and stop calling me Shirley. (That ones for Bruce)

Cost: $ 10.00
Halloween is coming up so get ready with this cute Cat Candy Pouch made in the hoop. Great to use to give as gifts to your friends or little ones.

Cost: $ 10.00
Learn the foundational skills needed to start quilting. This is the ultimate beginners class that will teach you everything you need to know to jump into the quilting world. This class is held over 3 sessions and will teach you such things as Quilting Terminology, Quilting Fabrics, Cutting, Sewing a 1/4 inch seam and much much more.

Cost: $ 120.00
Who doesn't have an extra strip pack or jelly-roll laying around that you have wondered what to make with it? Join Quilt Instructors Rachel and Carlos in learning how to take that standard Jelly Roll/Strip Pack to make the Jelly-Roll Rug+ (plus). The Jelly-Roll Rug+ (plus) pattern is a different take on the Original Jelly-Roll rug pattern. This one utilizes accent strips, cutting, and biding to create a unique square rug with a unique patterned look.

Cost: $ 80.00
Celebrate National Strip Set Month with the Road to Bali quilt. Rachel, our quilting expert, will teach you the skills of quilting while making this unique jelly roll quilt. You'll learn the tools needed to make gorgeous quilts and how to use them. Once you have your pieces created, you will learn how to combine them and how to properly press them to make sure your quilt-top will look its best.

Cost: $ 48.00
Sew in Style! Join Tiffany in making the Novak bag from Sallie Tomato. This minimalist mini tote features interior pockets for organization. Customers who see the sample say it is the perfect size for an over the shoulder bag. This class includes the kit which has everything you need to make this bag.

Cost: $ 123.00
Need a little extra space for a project? Wish you could sew with a friend, but don't have the space? Join 1st Sewing Center for Open Sew Thursdays - our Social Event where we open up our classroom for you to work on any project you want. Just bring your machine, your project, and friends and sew the afternoon away in comfort. A $5.00 fee will hold one of the ten available spots. Each participant is required to pay the $5 fee and register online.

Cost: $ 5.00
Does longarm quilting interest you, and you?d like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm quilting basics? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension.

Cost: $ 75.00
If you love precision and consistency in your quilting rulers, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.

Cost: $ 75.00
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free-motion quilting ? and it?s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free-motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs.

Cost: $ 75.00
Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New users ? start here!

Cost: $ 75.00
Have you ever wanted to break away from your basic quilting and really see what your longarm can do? You piece, quilt on unique fabric, apply binding to your quilts, and a lot of other great time saving techniques on your longarm. Find out what your longarm can really do and get ready to get more projects done.

Cost: $ 75.00