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About Our Classes

What do you want to sew?

All classes at WSSS are individualized instruction; each person in class works at their own level and speed making whatever they want, whether home dec. or clothing projects. 

Students are welcome to design their own curriculum; we have no agenda other than to teach people what they want to know. If a student is new to sewing or feels rusty we can suggest projects to get one started.

Students need to choose a project and bring whatever pattern, fabric, and notions are required.  We are not a store so do not sell material or notions.

We teach adults.

We do not offer classes for children. However, a colleague, Barbara Hendricks of Master the Art of Sewing, offers classes for kids in our studio on an as-needed basis. Contact her at: mastersewing2020@gmail.com

We will be adding a BEGINNERS ONLY class starting 6/23/22 with Barbara Hendricks. See more info below under Other Services

How are classes structured?

CLASS LENGTH: Sessions are scheduled by the calendar month for the sake of organization. Each class is 2 1/2 hrs long & meets once a week.  However, students are welcome to customize their attendance. When space has allowed, we have had people do all 4 classes in a single week.

CLASS SIZE: Classes are kept very small (3-4) so each person gets the attention they need.

WAITLIST:  If a class you want to join is full, please email pattibarnatt@gmail.com  to be put on the waitlist.

What equipment will you need?

STUDIO MACHINES: We have  Elna sewing machines (3230),  a 3 thread  Husquavarna serger, and a 4 thread Baby Lock air thread serger as well as an Elna coverstitch machine for student use.

Students are always welcome to bring their own machines; this is especially encouraged if they want help learning to use their machine.

STUDIO TOOLS: the studio is fully equipped with all the tools ( irons, scissors, pins, gauges, tailor chalk, rotary cutters, rulers, etc.) needed to sew. Students are welcome to use all studio tools while in class if they don't have their own.

How much does it cost?

FEES:

A single 2.5-hour class: $40.00.

Single classes are available when we have a cancellation or an open space in a class.

We give a discount for a full session paid upfront

A 2.5 hr class in a full month session is $35.00 x the number of weeks in the month:

a 3 week month = $105.00

a 4 week month = $140.00

a 5 week month = $175.00

PAYMENT:

Preferred forms of payment: cash,  check, Zelle/Patricia Barnatt, ApplePay, CashApp/$PattiBarnatt.

We also accept: Venmo/Venmo/PattiBarnatt/401-474-0052

PayPal/pattibarnatt@gmail.com

Venmo fees:
$40.00 + fee = $41.95
$105.00 + fee = $108.15
$140.00 + fee = $144.20
$175.00 + fee = $180.25
If you use Venmo to pay, please add their fee to your payment.
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PayPal fees:
$40.00 + fee - $41.95
$105.00 + fee = $109.30
$140.00 + fee = $145.57
$175.00 + fee = $181.84
If you use PayPal, please add their fee to your payment
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REGISTRATION:
Registration is done by email: pattibarnatt@gmail.com.
Let us know the day & time you want to sew. If there is space in the class, we will reserve your place. 
We ask that new students pay upon registration.
We ask returning students to pay for the upcoming month on their last class of the current month.
Class Policies
MAKEUP CLASSES
We offer makeup classes with a minimum of 24 hrs' notice.
Students have a year to make up a missed class.
The student's responsibility is to check for openings on the website and email me to reserve a class.
Payment for a previous month's classes does not roll over to the following month other than a makeup credit.
FULL MONTH ENROLLMENTS
We accept full-month enrollments only. 
If one cannot attend the entire session, available openings can be reserved for single classes.
Please watch for available openings as they are posted on the website &/or ask to have your name put on a waitlist on the chance that the class does not fill up.
Email me to have your place reserved for a single class if space comes available. ($40.00).
CANCELLATION POLICY
Space in our classes is limited, and we often have people on a waitlist.
* We request the courtesy of 24 HOURS cancellation notice in person or by email; no texts, please.
* Please email pattibarnatt@gmail.com at least 24 hours before your class to notify me of your cancellation.
* Missed classes will be charged the total amount of the class fee.
SINGLE/EXTRA CLASSES
To schedule a single or extra class, students need to check the homepage on this site to see when we have openings and then contact me in person or by email (pattibarnatt@gmail.com) to reserve their space.
An extra class is $35.00 for students currently enrolled in a session.
A single class is $40.00 for new students.
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SNOW Cancellation Policy:
Conditions under which we cancel classes:
* When driving conditions are not safe
* When the city issues a parking ban
* When the studio loses electricity & heat
Because of the weather/ loss of power, a canceled class means you have credit for that class.
Credit can be used within the year / applied to your payment for another session.

Other Services:

PRIVATE LESSONS: We offer private lessons, on an as-needed basis, for $60.00 an hour for a single person or $100.00 for two people. Please email to arrange a mutual time.

BEGINNERS ONLY CLASS taught by Barbara Hendricks will start in June 2022
New 4 Week Classes: These 4-week classes are intended for those who are new to the craft and will benefit from a structured approach to learning about the sewing machine, the tools, fabric, and basic sewing skills. The class will emphasize practical knowledge and getting started on your sewing journey. Participants will choose from 2 of 3 projects to complete which incorporate taught skills during the 4 week period.
Instructor: Barbara Hendricks, Owner, Master the Art of Sewing
Please send any class-related questions to Barbara at mastersewing2020@gmail.com
Barbara's Beginner - Only Sewing Class
4-week session - $140.00
Thursday evening 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Class 1 & 2: 6/23, 30
Class 3 & 4: 7/14, 21

QUESTIONS: Please email pattibarnatt@gmail.com  or phone/text (401-474-0052) with any questions.