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Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery Classes for Everyone

Our staff teaches sewing, quilting and embroidery classes featuring a wide variety of projects for different skill levels. We've even got sewing classes for kids! Most of our classes are open to owners of any brand of sewing or embroidery machine (unless specifically stated in the class description)—all you have to know are the basic functions of your machine and how it works. Please read our Class Policies before you enroll for your class.

Below is a preview of what's coming up at The Presser Foot. Please click the link in the class listing to view the entire class description on the calendar page and to see the link to the supply list. Class fee does not include supplies unless specifically stated. Please review and download the supply list before you register for the class.

 

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Please enroll for your class by calling the store at least two days  prior to class day so that our instructors can have enough kits, handouts or other class materials for you. There may be some preparation work required before class day—if this is the case it will be noted on the class supply list, so please be sure you enroll in class enough in advance that you can complete the prep work!

We add new classes frequently. Don't see what you want? Get a couple of your friends together and ask us about creating a class just for you! To see complete details about each class and to download the supply list for that class, visit the calendar page for the store location the class will be held at and click the class listing on the calendar.

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Bag of the Month—May—Ruler Wrap

This is a two session class—you must come to both sessions.                                      Class Fee $55                      Friday, May 13 and Friday, May 27, 2022     from 10am to 2pm                                      Instructor: Marla Bryant

This class is in person. Class size is limited and classes fill quickly--register early!
May's Bag of the Month is the Ruler Wrap. Designed to store and carry rulers, an 18" x 24" rotary cutting mat, rotary cutters and more, this padded tote can be hung up in your sewing area (or a closet) or taken with you to classes and retreats. It has an adjustable, detachable padded strap for carrying, straps to secure it when it's folded up, and many, many pockets with zippers for organizing. We have lots of fabrics that are perfect for this bag!

Click here to download the supply list for the Ruler Wrap.

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In the Beginning

Saturdays, May 7, May 21, June 4 and June 18, 2022     from 10am to 2pm               Class Fee $35                                                                                                                                                                                Instructor: Marla Bryant

This class is in person. Class size is limited and classes fill quickly--register early!
This beginning to advanced level class is for adults with little or no sewing experience, or for skilled sewers who would like help with specific projects. Start with a project appropriate for your skill level, then work at your own pace on different projects. Use our classroom machines and learn new skills with each project. This class is offered on the first and third Saturdays of most months--see the Longmont Calendar for specific dates. (Project materials are not included in class fee. There are kits available for purchase for some projects. Additional supplies will vary according to your project.)

Click here to download the Basic Supply List for In the Beginning.

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Bobbinwinders Club

Bobbinwinders Club will continue to meet via Zoom in 2022!

Click here to join us for the Live Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10am.

Meeting ID:   819 0430 9517
Passcode:
   487161

This is a virtual class. You need email and internet access to take this class.

To make time for new virtual learning classes, we've decided to hold Bobbinwinders Club meetings on the first Thursday of each month via Zoom meetings at 10am. Bobbinwinders members will still receive the club discount on both the first and second Thursday of each month.

To sign up for the Bobbinwinders Club meeting notifications, in which you'll receive an email with the Zoom meeting info and link, make sure you register on our Home page and select Bobbinwinders Club as one of your options.

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Embroidery Club—May

Embroidery Club is back!                                                                                                      Instructor: Debi Urban

Embroidery Club is back with fun, exciting projects for 2022! Choose from in person class, live Zoom meeting to watch the recorded video, or annual membership to recorded videos.

May's project is a monogrammed bath mitt. 
This project will teach you to embroider on fabric with a pile or nap and which stabilizers work the best for this type of fabric. These monogrammed bath mitts make a great gift for that special guy—we're thinking Father's Day or birthdays!

Click this link to go directly to the monogram designs.
Choose your monogram from the Knockdown Alphabet monogram designs from Embroidery Online. Please make sure you choose the correct format for your machine.

May's kit fee is $4.99 and includes one bath mitt and the stabilizers you will need for this project. Kits sell out fast—make sure you get yours before they are gone!

Come to class in person on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 10am to 12pm.
In person class fee: $15
(does not include kit fee / project materials) If you join us for class in person, please bring your own embroidery machine, embroidery module, hoops and notions / accessories. Use our Isacord thread in class or bring your own. Please purchase the embroidery design before class, download it and bring it with you to class. You will need the large oval hoop for this project. You MUST register in advance—class size is limited to 10 people.

Join the Live Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 10am to watch the recorded video.
Click here to join the live Zoom meeting, free of charge.

Meeting ID:   822 0778 0830
Passcode:   226987

 
For an optional annual membership fee of $60, you'll receive unlimited access to the recorded video showing you how to do the project, available to watch at your convenience until June 2023. You can watch the video as you do your project so that you can pause and do each step as you go along. You can still purchase a kit for that month's project, subject to availability--we are happy to mail the kit to you (postage fees apply) and email embroidery designs to you when they are included with the kit (some months the project will require you to purchase and download the embroidery design yourself). Please call the store at 303-485-6681 to purchase an annual membership.

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Moonlight Block of the Month Quilt

Third Thursday each month at 2pm                                                                                  Instructor: Teresa Stamp

This is a virtual class. You need email and internet access to take this class.

Learn valuable quilting skills and use your AccuQuilt Die Cutting System if you wish, as you create this beautiful block of the month quilt, designed by Wilmington Fabrics. Your class fee gives you access to a monthly live Zoom meeting where Teresa shows the assembly of each month's block(s) and answers your questions. Use regular piecing and traditional rotary cutting methods, or use your AccuQuilt 10" Qube! Teresa has modified the cutting instructions for you to allow you to use a 10" Qube die cutting set and she'll share them with you during class. Then, you'll have unlimited access to a recorded video of how to make each month's block until June 2023. We recommend you tune into the live Zoom meeting and follow along so that you can see how the block is done and ask any questions you might have, then make your block with confidence, having seen it already done, and take advantage of the recorded video to guide you.

New for 2022: monthly in person workshop! Join us on the fourth Saturday of the month in person for a Block of the Month Workshop at no additional charge. Marla and Teresa will be available to give you extra help with block instructions, assembly, or answer whatever questions you have about the Block of the Month quilts. Or maybe you just want to get together with your classmates and join us to sit and sew, work on the blocks and enjoy some social time. Bring your sewing machine and project supplies or whatever you need to work on your Illusions Quilt or Moonlight Quilt. Workshop dates are listed on the Class Calendar.

Kits are available for optional purchase for this project and include the fabric (as shown in the store sample) for the quilt top, borders and binding (backing is not included in the kit). The price shown includes a 20% discount for students enrolled in this class. Regular price for the kit is $230.
Kit (optional): $184

It is very important that we have your CORRECT email address on file when you register for class—otherwise we cannot give you access to the Members section of this website to view the videos! Join anytime and catch up when it's convenient for you.

Class Fee:  $129 (Class fee does not include project materials / kit)
 

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Illusions Block of the Month Quilt

Second Thursday each month at 2pm                                                                         Instructor: Marla Bryant

This is a virtual class. You need email and internet access to take this class.

Get ready to expand your quilting skills as you create this beautiful block of the month quilt, designed by Scott Flanagan. Your class fee gives you access to a monthly live Zoom meeting where Marla shows the assembly of each month's block(s) and answers your questions. Then, you'll have unlimited access to a recorded video of how to make each month's block until June 2023. We recommend you tune into the live Zoom meeting and follow along so that you can see how the block is done and ask any questions you might have, then make your block with confidence, having seen it already done, and take advantage of the recorded video to guide you.

New for 2022: monthly in person workshop! Join us on the fourth Saturday of the month in person for a Block of the Month Workshop at no additional charge. Marla and Teresa will be available to give you extra help with block instructions, assembly, or answer whatever questions you have about the Block of the Month quilts. Or maybe you just want to get together with your classmates and join us to sit and sew, work on the blocks and enjoy some social time. Bring your sewing machine and project supplies or whatever you need to work on your Illusions Quilt or Moonlight Quilt. Workshop dates are listed on the Class Calendar.

Project kits are available for this class for optional purchase in the fabrics shown in the store sample. There are two kits--background fabrics (white / off white or black / gray) and color fabrics. Borders are not included so that you can choose your own fabric. All fabric in these kits is available for additional purchase (for backing, borders or extra of any of the fabrics should you need more)—please ask for them when you come into the store, as they are only available to students enrolled in this class until the class is finished.
Background kit (optional): $84.70
Color fabric kit (optional): $88.43


It is very important that we have your CORRECT email address on file when you register for class—otherwise we cannot give you access to the Members section of this website to view the videos! Join anytime and catch up when it's convenient for you.

Class Fee:  $149 (Class fee does not include pattern or project materials / kit)
Pattern:     $49.99 (Required)

 

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Overlocker Lab—May

Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 1pm to 3pm                                                             Instructor: Melody Munson

This is an in person class—class size is limited, advance registration required.

Overlocker Lab is a new monthly class designed to help you fall in love with your BERNINA overlocker and accessories through project based teaching. Each month you'll make a simple project with Melody as you learn to use all the features your BERNINA overlocker has to offer.
 
May's project will focus on overlock stitches using special thread for binding. You'll make a set of placemats from toweling and then use your overlocker to bind them. The fun part is that you'll be using fusible thread in the looper so that you can fuse the binding in place, making it easy to topstitch down later with your sewing machine. Please bring your overlocker, accessories, notions, and two cones of overlocker thread in any color (the thread should not show once the binding is fused down, but we recommend using red or navy thread to match the fabrics in your kit).

 

Class Fee: $15

Kit Fee: $18.50 (required--May's kit includes toweling, binding and one spool of Charlotte's Web fusible thread from Superior Threads to make four 12" x 18" placemats)


Requirements: You need to take Care and Feeding Overlocker or Care and Feeding L860/L890 before you take this class.

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Software Club—May

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10am                              Instructors: Melody Munson and BERNINA Educators

Click here to join the LIVE Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10am.

Meeting ID:   898 1476 2114
Passcode:   187537

May's lesson is Applique Amplified.
You'll learn how to use the different applique tools, you'll work with SVG and cutwork files and the break apart tool—all of these will help you create custom applique files so you can let your embroidery module do all the work of applique.
 


Software Club is back for 2022 with two virtual options for you. Join Melody as she hosts the live Zoom meeting to watch the recorded video of Debbie Lashbrook as she goes through each month's lesson, free of charge. For an optional annual membership fee of $60, you'll receive unlimited access to the recorded video showing you how to do the project, available to watch at your convenience until June 2023. You can watch the video as you do that month's lesson in the embroidery software so that you can pause and do each step as you go along. Please call the store at 303-485-6681 to purchase an annual membership.
 
Click here to download the zipped folder with the handout, embroidery and SVG files.