Times Square Sewing Classes

At Times Square we believe the best way of learning is doing.  This belief sets the tone for our many educational classes. Enjoy learning from experienced instructors with hands-on lessons.  Whether you are interested in getting to know your new machine or ready to create a stunning quilt, our classes will help you achieve your goals.  Classes are offered for ALL sewing levels in ALL types of sewing. Just ask!


Signing up for Our Classes

  • To allow for proper preparation, register for classes at least 1 week in advance.  If remaining seats are available after this time, we will try to accommodate you, but can make no guarantees.  
  • In addition, customers enjoy 10% off the day of their class.  It's a great way to learn about a new tool and get one for your private stash.  
  • Registration can be made in the store or by phone. Please remember that the full class fee is required to guarantee your seat.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and any other applicable documents.  Supply lists can be picked up in the store, or emailed.
Every month, we offer a variety of classes to introduce participants to new techniques, fun designs, specific sewing machine education, and more.  The list below describes classes offered.  Please check out our calendar on the homepage to view our current schedule.  Is there a class you want, but it's not on the calendar?  Let the store know of your interest.  A class can be scheduled with 3 or more participants.

FINISHING SCHOOL  
 

Finishing School   


Dec 18 10am
Dec 21 10am
Dec 28 10am with Diane


Class Fee:  $20 


Have you started a project in class and need to get it finished?  Did you take a class and would like to make the project again but are just a little apprehensive?  Come and spend the day working on it with guidance from our instructors.  Let us know what project you will be working on when you register. 
Handi Quilter Training Event     SPECIAL EVENT 
 
 
Fun Mystery Go! Qube Quilt   
 Fun Mystery Go! Qube Quilt

Dec 17    10am, 2pm or 6pm

Class Fee: $20

Diane is guiding this group through a fun mystery project.Learn more about the awesome Qubes. Made for simplicity. You will be able to use our Cutters and Qubes. 20% off Qubes and cutters for participants. What’s next????? 
Stitcher's Garden 

Stitcher's Garden

Dec 20    10am - 5pm; Dec 22   10am - 3pm

Registration:  $35; Each pattern thereafter is $20              

There are 12 patterns in all. This is an ongoing project that you can join anytime. Learn more about your sewing machine, threads and needles. Sue will teach you each month about a new presser foot or technique.  Registration cost includes a three-ring binder with basic and finishing instructions as well as your first monthly pattern.
GTKYM Class  
 Get to Know Your Embroidery Machine 

Dec 26   10am - Noon

Class fee $20 (No charge if your machine was purchased at Times Square)
 
20% Bag 
 20% Bag


Dec 27 1:30pm-5pm 


Class Fee:  $20 Kit fee: $20.00. No exceptions.

Diane will make this lesson fun. Make this cute bag with our Logo. Fabrics will vary. After the bag is completed, bring the 20% bag to receive 20% off regular-price, in-stock items on days you attend “paid” classes or any Saturday.  *You must have your bag with you to receive the discount.  Watch for other special days, however it is best to carry it with you at all times! You may be surprised at additional discounts available to you with this bag.
Get to Know Your Machine  
 

Get to Know Your Machine


Jan 2 1pm or 6pm          


Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.



This class is for all Janome models. We will be learning about the functions and features of your specific model. You will be using the feet that came with your machine. Bring your machine, foot control, cord, accessories and book.


Imagine Quilt  
 

Imagine Quilt


Jan 3 10am - noon                            


Class Fee: $20 plus cost of book



Create adorable motivational mini quilts, a series of small projects or combine them for one exciting Block-of-the-Month quilt! Designed by Nancy Halvorsen. Kits are available upon request at $10.00 per block.  Machine applique project.

 
Beginning Quilting (3) Sessions 
 Beginning Quilting (3) Sessions                           

Jan 3    1pm or 6pm Session 1 - Piece the Kimberbell Cutie Tabletop (Hugs and Kisses block)

Jan 10   1pm or 6pm Session 2 - Applique

Jan 31   1pm or 6pm Session 3 - Quilt and Finish


Free Sewing Day  
 Free Sewing Day Jan 4   10am -10pm FREE!

Sew for Fun! Sew for Free! Bring finger food to share.  This is a day for sewing and fellowship.  
Not a class day.  Start 2019 with finishing projects you have started!!! HA HA HA. We really like to start new stuff too!


20% Bag 
 

20% Bag


Jan 5   10am - 3pm


Class Fee:  $20 Kit fee: $20.00. No exceptions.

Diane will make this a fun lesson. Make this great book  bag with our Logo. Fabrics vary. Then, bring your 20% bag and receive 20% off regular priced, in-stock items that you purchase on days you attend “paid” classes or any Saturday.  *You must have your bag with you.  Watch for other special days, however it is best to carry it everywhere! You may be surprised at additional discounts.
 
Get to Know Your 15000 Better 
 Get to Know Your 15000 Better   Jan 7   10am or 2pm or Jan 28 6pm; Jan 28   6pm   Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.

Diane will be showing you things about your MC15000 that may help you navigate through the machine more quickly. Concentration will be on refreshing you on the wonderful functions and features of the machine. We will also be covering some of the new updated options. Come and see what’s next with our 15000 lessons!

  
 American Sewing Guild Jacksonville group meets at 6:30 pm Times Square Sewing on the first Tuesday of each month. Occasionally the meeting is moved due to holidays or other Guild functions. Check calendars. Be our guest and see what guild is all about. We share the love of sewing. All types! Sewing, garments, quilting and even crafting.  
  
 Quilters Anonymous Quilt Guild meets at Times Square Sewing at 6:30 pm thee second Wednesday of each month. This group is great to share their love of quilting. All skill level of stitchers are welcomed. Fun programs are planned monthly. Annual dues is only $20.00. Come and be our guest and check it out!
Finishing School with our Staff  
 Finishing School with our Staff

Jan 11               10am-5pm (Diane)

Jan 18 (Sherry)    10am - 5pm

Jan 25 (Sue) 10am-5pm


Class Fee:  $20 ($10 for current class projects)


Have you started a project in class and need to get it finished?   Come and spend the day working on it with guidance from our instructors. Let us know what project you will be working on when you register.  Start the new year finishing projects!


Get to Know Your 500E Better  

Get to Know Your 500E Better Jan 12   10am           Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.


The Janome MC500E is an embroidery only machine. It comes with four hoops and the software to send designs to the machine or your  USB drive. Such a fun addition to any room. This class is dedicated to get you to using the machine. Many new functions are available right on the machine to edit and create designs. Bring your machine, cord and your hoops and accessories.

Embroidery Editor Transfer My Designs Jan 12   1pm Bring your laptop with the program loaded. We will be maneuvering through the program to continue learning what you can do with the MC500E. You will love it! It is a definite favorite!


Get to Know Your Serger Machine 
 

Get to Know Your Serger Machine


Jan 14   10am     


Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.

It is time to get those sergers out of the box and learn how to use them. 2019 will be full of opportunities to make neat projects. Let’s get started!


 Bling Valentine Shirt 
 

Bling Valentine Shirt


Jan 15   10am, 2pm or 6pm            


Class Fee: $20 plus $5.00 kit fee.


One of the favorite machine embroidery projects for beginners is the Dakota Collectible Combo designs. This Valentine design would look great on a sweatshirt.  Design and bling is included in kit. Bring shirt of your choice and threads to complete the project.

 
Jersey Gals Daytime Quilt Guild  
 

Jersey Gals Daytime Quilt Guild


Jan 16   10am


The Jersey Gals started at the Quilted Cow. They meet in the daytime so those who prefer not to get out in the evening have a great choice. This group has a very good time sharing their interest in Quilting. Come and visit their meeting!


 
Get to Know Your Embroidery Machine 

Get to Know Your Embroidery Machine  


Jan 17   10am, 2pm  or 6pm    


Class Fee: Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.


The embroidery machines are fun and easy. This class will help you with creating professional looking embroidery. Stabilizers are a huge part of

great looking designs. Come and learn what to use where and where to get help and guidance anytime FREE!!


Get to Know Your 9400 Better  
 

Get to Know Your 9400 Better


Jan 19   10am-3pm                         

 

Class Fee:  Free if your machine was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class


The Memory Craft 9400 is the most awesome sewing machine. It is my favorite machine! Diane will guide you through the wonderful features and functions of the machine. Bring your machine and everything that came with it. We will be showing you all about the new updated features too.


 
Get to Know your Go! Cutter Better 
 Get to Know your Go! Cutter Better   

Jan 21   10am, 2pm or 6pm            

Class Fee:  Free if your cutter was purchased at TSSC.  Otherwise, $25.00/class.


We love the AccuQuilt Go! Cutters. Have you got a cutter in the back of your sewing room your not using? It is time to get it out. This class will be showing you the basics of the cutter. Tips and techniques of quick and ACCURATE cutting! Fabrics will be provided. Learn about shortcuts for strips, binding and more. We have a lot of plans for upcoming projects and this will give you a starter for basics. Come and join the fun.


Get to Know Your Floriani Better  
 Get to Know Your Floriani Better Jan 22 10am or 2pm          Class Fee:  Free if your FTC-U program was purchased at TSSC. Otherwise, $25.00/class


Sue will be guiding you through some of the program’s features each month. Bring your laptop with the program and the latest update loaded. Latest update was posted the first of December. It consisted of fixes for a variety of issues.


Floriani Project  
 Floriani Project Jan 23   10am - 4pm Class Fee: $20 plus pattern. Sue will be introducing you to new fun techniques as we take a traditional applique pattern and make it with machine embroidery. Creating a block or two every month. We will be creating with the Floriani FTC-U software in the morning session and have an option to stitch in the afternoon.
Stitcher’s Garden 
 
Stitcher’s Garden Jan 24   10am, 2pm or 6pm; Jan  26 10am -3pm                 Registration is $35. Each pattern thereafter is $20.00.                


There are 12 patterns in all. This is an ongoing project that you can join anytime. Learn more about your sewing machine, threads and needles. Sue will teach you each month about a new presser foot or technique.  Registration cost includes a three-ring binder with basic and finishing instructions as well as your first monthly pattern.


 Applique 101 
 Applique 101 Jan 29   1pm or 6pm           Class fee: $20.00 plus book.


Sherry will help you make this darling table runner  which features applique. Once you learn the technique there are many things you can make with applique. Shirts, towels, potholders and quilts! Finishing school with Sherry will be an opportunity to complete anything you don’t get finished in class.


Bailey Island Hobo Bag 
 Bailey Island Hobo Bag Jan 30   10am - 5pm Class Fee: $20.00 and pattern.


This tote bag or purse is made similar to the jelly roll rugs that are so popular. Sherry will guide you through the process. Do you have leftover batting?  How about 2 ½” fabric strips? Here’s a great way to use them up! Every color combination is awesome. Additional sessions will be added to complete.