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Having so much fun . . .

Good afternoon everyone

I hope you are enjoying yourselves. It's a quiet one here. Getting a little admin done on my side. Ian is servicing some machines and the kids are having a slower day.


We've been busy getting the shop into shape and those that have been in will see I've made a few more formatting changes as well as trying to add a little more room to the classroom. If you haven't been in you really must come for a visit.


We've found some classes really popular this year and others a little less so. We will continue to offer some different styles so that we can support your learning and interests. We have been asked for ByAnnie bag classes so Crystal and I scheduled a few before she left on annual leave her trip with her daughter. We are missing her.


Recently, we've also been asked which of our classes are suitable for males and they are welcome to any classes. We try and tailor kits to suit a range of people. If there are classes you are unsure about please ask. We do try to make everyone feel welcome.


Here some of the new classes we have just scheduled.


Beginner's Sewing PJ's Workshop - set of 5 classes

Thursdays 27 April to 25 May 2023 inclusive.

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants. This is a skill building workshop suitable for high school students up. Beginner sewists or those that need a refresher course are welcome . Do you want to make matching PJ's for everyone for this Christmas? We do have a pattern suitable for males as well.


It's heading to the high stress time of year for High School major works / HSC students and we want to try and alleviate a little of that. We are running a support class over all 5 Thursday nights in June. It is a group of classes and you can work on your project or your portfolio. Numbers are limited. Timing is such that you can then finish in the July holidays with more knowledge and lead time.


ByAnnie Bag 1 day Workshop - Project Bag

Friday 19 May 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.


ByAnnie Bag 1 day Workshop - Take a Stand

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.

ByAnnie Bag 2 day Workshop - Ruler Wrap

Monday and Tuesday 24 and 25 July 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.

ByAnnie Bag 2 day Workshop - Double Zip Gear Bag

Saturday 12 and 26 August 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.

ByAnnie Bag 2 day Workshop - Running With Scissors

Thursdays 24 and 31 August 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.

ByAnnie Bag 2 day Workshop - Ultimate Travel Bag

Saturday 9 and 23 September 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.

ByAnnie Bag 1 day Workshop - It's a Cinch

Perfect for summer and Christmas gifts

Saturday 7 October 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.


ByAnnie Bag 2 day Workshop - SAVE THE DATE

Friday 13 and 27 October 2023

Fee covers tuition and pattern. Fabrics and notions are in addition but can be kitted for your ease. We will offer 10% off these kits for class participants.

We haven't set the content for this workshop yet.


The other hot topic and technique of the year is foundation piecing, also known as American Paper Piecing. We've scheduled some very different classes that teach you this technique. These lessons as project based


Foundation piecing - log cabins 3 ways

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Fee covers fabrics for making a couple of blocks, pattern and tuition. You can bring your own fabrics too. You'll get two blocks done on the day and know how to make the third.


Foundation piecing - Small Quilt

Friday 14 July 2023

Fee covers fabrics (the same as ours), pattern, foundation papers and tuition.


Foundation piecing - Pencil Case / Place Mat

Thursday 13 July 2023

Fee covers fabrics (the same as ours), pattern and tuition. You will need to add Pellon, lining, zipper.


Foundation piecing - Table runner / Placemats

Friday 18 August 2023

Fee covers pattern and tuition. You will need to add Fabrics, Pellon, Backing.


This next one is available as either a class or kits for purchase. We currently have 12 different styles in stock, but very limited numbers in them all. The piece finishes approx 35 x 44cm. They come with a pre-printed panel that you use for fabric collage and free motion applique. The kit includes the panel, applique fabrics and backing. The class includes one kit.

For class information

Tuesday 16 May

10am - 4pm

Friday 24 November

10am - 4pm


For kits


Here is a sample of what is available.


Also very popular this year are overlocking classes. The beginner's classes were fully booked so I am rerunning them. This is the same class on two different dates. It covers the basics as to what dials, levers and buttons do, explains the parts and threading and gives you the knowledge you need to understand and troubleshoot your machine.

Saturday 13 May

10am - 3pm

OR

Thursday 6 July

10am - 3pm

If you are not sure if the class is suitable for you or your machine please ask.


We are still running lots of other classes, but these are just some new ones and highlights. The rest are all here


Other than all of these fabulous new class offerings we have topped up lots of ByAnnie supplies, purchased new machine embroidery threads which are in and ready for you to purchase, we think we have finally found some no show mesh stabiliser which should be in soon, the binding machines should also be in soon.


If you are looking for a new sewing machine or overlocker Mothers' Day pricing is now available. Come in and we will help you find a machine that suits your needs and budget.


We also have lots of accessories to make your sewing much easier. There has been a bit of talk in the classroom about the add on multi spool stands for Bernina machines. The accessory angels must have heard us and Bernina have made them their accessory of the month in April. They are normally $179 and will be on special for $143.20, that's a 20% saving. We are about to place an order if you want to be in the order here is a link to pay for yours. They will come in over the next few weeks depending on when you order.

To purchase


A little demo


The quilting queue is not too bad at the moment so if you want to book in to have your quilt long arm quilted please give us a call and we can book you a spot.


Ian is still flat chat servicing and repairing machines. As soon as he gets close to catching up, more come in. If you are waiting rather than booking, I suggest you book and we can ensure your machine gets a little more love.


We have also started to discount more fabrics, as the more we can move on before the end of the financial year, the better. Some are end of roll mark downs some are still on the bolt and are permanent mark downs. We are starting with the designer Tilda and I'm adding others as I go.


Here is a sample of what is discounted.



You can see more here


We hope you had a very Happy Easter, and enjoyed your family, enjoyed your friends, and got some rest.


Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon


Bernadette and Ian


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