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Topic: Hello Out There? Sewing Advice, Lou, KY?  (Read 4077 times)
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« on: October 24, 2006 07:20:31 AM »

Hi everyone. I really want to improve my sewing skills and would like to take a class to learn the basics. The Lifelong Learning (JCPS) classes conflict with another class I'm taking, and Baer doesn't seem to have any beginners classes, except for how to make a valence. Are there any other places locally that have classes for the beginner? Thanks!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006 08:32:23 AM »

I live in NC, but here, retail sewing machine sales/repair shops offer sewing classes as well as some fabric shops, maybe some offer classes there as well.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2006 08:56:31 PM »

I know that Dee's Craft Store offers knitting classes.  Maybe they also have some sewing classes?

« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007 05:25:39 PM »

i've just come to the conclusion that there is no sewing classes in louisville. i've looked everywhere. they used to have one at the ymca in buckner, but nevermore.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007 05:31:21 PM »

Baer's Fabrics on Market Street usually has sewing classes or that's what they told me.

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007 02:01:42 PM »

Honestly, your best bet is probably looking through craigslist louisville to see if there are any private tutors.  people do that all the time.  I bet you could find some people on here (like me, for example)who would be willing to go in on some group classes  to save a little money. i think you're right about baer's - they are awesome, but I dont think most of their classes are for beginners.  Mostly I am teaching myself from a book, but that gets kind of complicated since i am teaching myself random skills only as needed for specific projects.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007 08:00:57 PM »

Try Hancock's Fabrics on Hurstbourne and I64.  I know I have seen them hosting a quilting class, so I know they have the machines with which to teach.  Give them a call and check if they do beginners' classes.  Post back if you find that they do so I will know for next time!!  Good luck!!

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007 01:53:44 PM »

There are a TON of places to take classes!
Try Among Friends in Jtown
or the Smocking Shop in St. Matthews
In addition to Bears there is the Forget Me Knot shop in Mid City Mall
Also there is Happy Heart Quilt Shop in the South end.
Southern Indiana has Patch as Patch Can.

Plus, there are quilting guilds like the Nimble Thimbles who have free classes and workshops!

My first class was through JCPS and it was on hand quilting.  I didn't care for it but it was informative.  My next class was through Bears and it was great.  The monthly clubs at the other quilt shops will also help you learn in a very laid back setting.

Hope that helps!

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