All classes listed below are by appointment only.  Please call either Bob's locations or the listed instructor to schedule a date/time.

Bob's Westside, 505-897-9782; Bob's Eastside, 505-294-6155

 

Machine Usage Class 

We offer free, unlimited usage classes on all new machines and sergers that are purchased at either Bob's locations.  Our sewing instructors will teach you how to use your machine to its full capability.  Each usage class is one-on-one allowing you to learn at your own pace.  Bring your machine, power cord, foot pedal and instruction booklet.  Proof of purchase is required.  We also provide classes on machines not purchased at Bob's at $50 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.  Please call either location to schedule an appointment.

 

Learn To Use Your Machine

Are you stumped on how to use your machine?  Need help with the technical aspects such as threading and bobbin winding?  Bring your machine, power cord, foot pedel and the instruction booklet and we will help you to learn your machine to its full potential.  If you pruchased your machine from Bob's the class is free!  If you purchased your machine elsewhere, the class is $25 an hour ($25 minimum charge).  Call either Bob's location to scheulde an appointment.  Bob's Westside 505-897-9782, Bob's Eastside 505-294-6155

 

Free Motion Quilting on a Home Machine

Take a private lesson from Eileen Marino on free-motion quilting with a domestic sewing machine or sit-down long arm quilter. Perfect for beginners or those who need help with a current project. Contact the Eastside store for more information.  The fee is $20/hour (supplies are not included).

  

Introduction To The Tin Lizzie

In this class you will learn how to load your quilt onto the frame, wind a bobbin, thread the machine, check tensions and perform basic maintenance. This course is required for anyone planning to rent time on a Tin Lizzie at Bob’s.  Cost: FREE for our Tin Lizzie owners—all others $75 plus $10 kit fee

Instructor: Diane Bourg  bobssewnvac@gmail.com

 

Introduction To The Quilt Magician

In this class you will learn how to use the Quilt Magician to quilt your quilt “automatically.” We will complete a table runner, and a sample of “nesting.” Students will be expected to load a quilt on the frame and prepare the machine for quilting. Prerequisite:  Intro to the Tin Lizzie or permission of instructor. This course is required for anyone planning to rent time on a Tin Lizzie with the Quilt Magician at Bob’s.  Cost: FREE for our Quilt Magician owners—all others $75 plus $10 kit fee

Instructor: Diane Bourg  bobssewnvac@gmail.com

 

Beginning Free Motion Quilting on the Tin Lizzie

In this class, we will cover the basics of free motion quilting. Students will be expected to load a quilt on the frame and prepare the machine for quilting.  Then we will work on a sample in class. Prerequisite:  Intro to the Tin Lizzie or permission of instructor.  Cost: $75 plus $40 kit fee

Instructor: Diane Bourg  bobssewnvac@gmail.com

 

Beginning Pantographs on the Tin Lizzie

The fastest and easiest way to finish a quilt on your Tin Lizzie is by using a pantograph. Pantos are especially useful for finishing baby, utility or charity quilts. Students will be expected to load a quilt on the frame and prepare the machine for quilting.  Then we will complete a sample in class. Prerequisite:  Intro to the Tin Lizzie or permission of instructor.  Cost: $75 plus $40 kit fee

Instructor: Diane Bourg  bobssewnvac@gmail.com

 

Beginning Free Motion Feathers on the Tin Lizzie

In this class, we will cover the basics of free motion feathers. Students will be expected to load a quilt on the frame and prepare the machine for quilting.  Then we will complete a sample in class. Prerequisite:  Intro to the Tin Lizzie or permission of instructor.  Cost: $75 plus $40 kit fee

Instructor: Diane Bourg  bobssewnvac@gmail.com

 

Beginning Free Motion Thread Painting on the Tin Lizzie

In this class, we will cover the basics of free motion thread painting. Students will be expected to load a quilt on the frame and prepare the machine for quilting.  Then we will work on a sample in class. Prerequisite:  Intro to the Tin Lizzie or permission of instructor.  Cost: $75 plus $40 kit fee

Instructor: Diane Bourg  bobssewnvac@gmail.com

 

Janome Digitizer Pro and MBX Software

This classis  for those who own and wish to learn the Janome Digitizer Pro and MBX Software.  For more information contact Pam at the Eastside location.

 

Private Sewing Lessions with Joan

Joan is a brand new teacher at Bob's Sewing and Vacuum on the Westside.  If you would like to polish your skills, perfect your techniuqe or pick up a project and sew at your own pace, then private lessons are the answer.  You'll get personalized 1:1 instruction so you take your sewing skills up a notch or two. The fee is $20 per class.

Contact Joan at joan.in.stitches@gmail.com or at 505-263-5810