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The Sewing Escape Information & Policies

 Studio Time:

  • Appointments are greatly appreciated and recommended.  Priority is given to individuals with a reservation, but drop ins are welcome as long as there is space.
  • You may make a reservation and prepay for your time at the studio, or by calling and providing a credit card number.   Online payment and reservations are coming soon.
  • As a courtesy, if you are unable to make your scheduled studio time, please let me know by phone or email so we don’t worry about you.  


Classes and Workshops:
  • Class sizes are very limited (usually 12 students per class) and are filled on a first come, first served basis,  Registration is done in-person, online via the website, or by phone.   A completed registration  will guarantee your spot.   We will create a wait list in case of an opening due to a cancellation.
  • Any cancellations or changes to your registration must be done at least 72  hours prior to the start date in order to be issued a refund.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 72 hours before the start date.  
  • We know life happens. For the truly unexpected, please see us for a make-up policy.
  • If The Sewing Escape™ cancels a class or workshop due to enrollment requirements, , a full refund will be given.  You will be notified if this occurs. 

General information:
  • Basic rotary cutting and sewing skills are assumed when attending studio time and classes/workshops.  If you do not have these basic skills, please join us for your own private lesson(s).  We would love the opportunity to help you get started.
  • Studio time is working independently on your own projects.  Studio time does not include instruction, or an instructor, and is not intended to take the place of a class.  
  • It is recommended that you call ahead regarding our hours of operation as our schedule varies.

Sewing Machines and Tools
  • Domestic sewing machine rentals are available for just $10 per session.  It is recommended you make your reservation in advance.
  • Sewing machines brought to the studio should be clean and in good working condition. Be familiar with the machine and bring any accessories you think you may need along with your instruction manual.
  • You will need to bring in the necessary items for your project. Some items may be available for purchase in the retail portion of the store.

Accuquilt Rental
  • The Accuquilt cutter and dies are available for rent at either $3 per 15 min or $1 per pass.
  •  Die cutting saves time, but there are still some preparation tips to help you use your rental time efficiently.
    • Let us know what your are making so we have your dies ready in advance.
    • Iron your fabric to remove wrinkles.  Press out the factory fold on all yardage cuts.
    • If you are using a pattern, bring all pages of your pattern with you.
    • Arrive a few minutes early.  Your appointment time starts whether you are here or not.

Personal Supplies Left Overnight
  • In some cases, you may wish to leave your sewing machine and supplies in the studio overnight.   Please be aware that The Sewing Escape™ will make every effort to secure your sewing machine and supplies.  However,  we cannot be held responsible for any theft or loss of said items. If you do choose to leave your items overnight, you are choosing to do so at your own risk.

Miscellaneous
  • Respect others and set your cell phone to silent during class. If you must make/take a call, please do so away from the studio area.
  • No children under the age of 16 allowed in studio unless it is pre-arranged and approved.
  • Food and drinks may be consumed in the studio, but with a word of caution.  Kindly be sensitive to everyone’s machines, supplies and projects.
  • Be considerate of others’ sensitivity to odors, such as perfume and tobacco.
  • Shoes-Many prefer to sew barefoot, and we support you.  However, this only applies while you are seated.  No bare feet when walking around the studio.
  • While The Sewing Escape™ promotes a social and relaxing environment, please be considerate of others and their desire to work uninterrupted.  
A Word about Copyrighted Material
  • Many projects require you to purchase a book or pattern. Since the information contained in those books or patterns is considered “copyrighted” material, it is illegal to photocopy all or any portion of the information, even just to share with a friend to use during studio time. We want to support the creative efforts of the hard-working designers who develop our favorite projects and encourage them to continue to publish and create. In order to do that, we must properly compensate them for sharing their ideas with us by purchasing their books and patterns. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

Photographs

  • The Sewing Escape™ may take group and individual photos and/or videos of participants in studio activities for use (without identifying information such as names) on the website, in brochures, and other marketing of The Sewing Escape™, and I allow The Sewing Escape™ to do this without any compensation.