How do I sign up for a class? You may register for any class either by stopping into the store, or calling us at (501) 227-0288. We ask that you kindly pay for the class fee or required deposit at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class. We gladly accept payment in cash, check or credit card.
Does my Class Fee include supplies & materials? Generally unless specified otherwise on the class schedule, class fees DO NOT include materials, supplies or patterns required to make the project. However, you will receive a class supply list and any necessary precutting instructions at the time of registration or by email shortly after that. In order to continue to provide you with fun and informative classes, we would kindly appreciate your consideration of and patronage to the Stitchin’ Post when purchasing your supplies. For free the free classes that we offer, we do require that all supplies be purchased at the Stitchin' Post.
What if a class is already full? If a class is already full, you may request to be placed on the waiting list. If a spot opens up, we will call or email you asap.
What if I sign up and then need to cancel? In the case of our typical store classes, if you do need to cancel and give us at least a 5 day notice, we will be happy to refund your class fee (sorry - any fabrics or patterns bought for the class cannot be refunded or returned). You may choose to have your refund in the form of a store credit or back in the form of your original payment. Beyond that time, we can only issue a refund if your spot can be filled from a waiting list. Please note that in the case of a workshop or special event involving a nationally/internationally known guest instructor, the cancellation policy may differ. Please refer to the workshop description for details.
What if not enough people sign up for the class or it needs to be cancelled? We try very hard to avoid cancellation of classes due to low enrollment. If cancellation does occur, we will refund the class fee in full to those who have registered and paid.
Do I bring my own sewing machine? In general, new techniques are best learned on your own machine so that you can easily reproduce your results at home. However, we do have classroom machines available for use if needed. If you are a beginner and haven’t yet purchased a machine, we strongly encourage you to use one of our classroom machines until you decide whether you want to invest in a machine. Not all machines are created equal, and purchasing the wrong machine can quickly ruin your sewing experience. Please let us know at the time of registration if you will need a classroom machine.
How much sewing experience do I really need to have? Our class descriptions are intended to guide you regarding the level of difficulty of the project. If you would like to give us a call, we are happy to talk with you about any class in question. No experience at all is expected for those in our introductory beginning sewing classes. For other classes, we do ask that you have a working knowledge of your own machine, and that you know how to turn it on, thread it, change the needle, wind a bobbin, correct your tension and sew a seam in a relatively straight line. Additionally, bringing your sewing machine manual to class is always very helpful in case you get into a "pinch”.