Jensen's Vac & Sew/The Sewing Store News http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:40:07 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Meet the Winner http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Great Holiday Giveaway has now ended, but for Sharon, a new sewing experience is about to begin. &nbsp;<br />Sharon was the winner of the Project Runway 550PRW. &nbsp;Find your passion for sewing with the newest addition to the Q-Series line-up, the Innov-&iacute;s NQ550PRW. &nbsp;Its professional-grade quality allows you to expand your sewing capabilities to new levels. Feel the difference in sewing with longer feed dogs for better stability and enhanced fabric control. 2.4-inch easy view touch screen LCD display <br />Reinforcement stitch button to automatically sew a tie-off stitch and to easily sew a row of decorative stitches <br />Improved sewing with longer feed dogs and enhancedfabric control <br />Personalize your stitches with the stitchcombination feature <br />Presser foot pressure adjustment to easily adjust thepressure to accommodate various types of fabrics Easy access to select functions on the key pad and more! &nbsp;Yes, you can purchase one for yourself at The Sewing Store.</span><br /><br /> Enter our Holiday Giveaway http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">You can enter to win this 100 stitch (deluxe Professional grade) quilting/sewing machine, an $899. value simply by shopping with us. &nbsp;Plus, enter as many times as you want when you meet the qualifications.Some of the features on board are; &nbsp;2.4 inch easy view touch screen LCD display, reinforcement stitch button to automatically sew a tie-off stitch and to lock in a new row of decorative sites, improved sewing with longer feed dogs and enhance fabric control, peronaliziation of your stitches with combination feature, manual thread tension feature so you can make adjustments to to suit different weights of thread, presser foot pressure adjustment to easily adjust the pressure to accommodate various types of fabrics, 7 styes of one step auto size buttonholes, perfect every time, memory built-in to the machine to save your stitch combination plus 4 sewing lettering fonts to monogram sleeves, collars and sign and date your creations, like quilts!<br /><img width="341" height="250" src="" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><br /></span> Ryan's Case for Smiles http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">Ryan's Case for Smiles is one of the few volunteer organizations&nbsp;solely dedicated to helping sick children cope with the stress of their illnesses and injuries. &nbsp;Cindy Kerr&nbsp;began making pillowcases for her son Ryan more than a decade ago to brighten up his hospital room and put a smile on his face. &nbsp;Although Ryan is no loner with us physically, his legacy lives on as Ryan's Case for Smiles. &nbsp;This organization provides children whimsical pillowcases that give them an emotional boost and remind them that they are not defined by their illness. &nbsp;This simple gift provides proven stress relievers including distraction and hope to enhance the emotional well-being of the children and their families. &nbsp;Please help with this cause by:&nbsp;<br /><br />*Sewing a Pillowcase,&nbsp;<a href="">Pillowcase Instructions<br /></a>*Donating Fabric of 100% cotton with whimsical patterns and happy colors, no metallic fibers, no skulls please<br />*Spreading awareness about this mission.<br /><br />All donations may be dropped off at The Sewing Store. &nbsp;If you would like to join us in our Open Sews, dedicated to creating these pillowcases just check our class calendar for the times and dates and show up at anytime during the Open Sew. 3/4 yard of fabric for the body and 1/3 yard of fabric for the border. &nbsp;If you do not wish to sew the pillowcases all fabric donations can be dropped off any time we are open.<br /><br />More information with regards to this cause may be found at&nbsp;<a href="">Case for Smiles<br /><img width="198" height="200" src="" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><img width="193" height="200" src="" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><img width="199" height="200" src="" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /></a><br /><br /></span> Do you have the urge to serge? http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">In all of my years of selling machines, I have found the serger to be the least understood. &nbsp;I have developed a class for those of you who a wondering if you should purchase a serger. &nbsp;I have sold $5000 sergers and sergers under $500. &nbsp;If you find an easy to use, under $500 serger, I say "get it" since going up the line will add more creature features and basically give you 2 machines in one, but the basics are the basics on all sergers. &nbsp;If you think you will be serging like a rock star, then you will want a machine that will hold up. &nbsp;You definitely want a machine that is easy to thread. &nbsp;I must admit that the very easiest to thread, the jet-air threading machines, do come with a higher price tag, something you can avoid if you purchase a non-jet-air serger that is super simple to thread. &nbsp;Another advantage to "not breaking the bank" on one machine, is that a separate cover stitch machine can be added to your serger and you can still keep the price tag under $1000. &nbsp;That's right, 2 separate machines and you are still under $1000. &nbsp;Let me show you what these machines are all about so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to make that purchase.</span> Best Friend http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">Big or small, we love them all. &nbsp;Every furry baby deserves a family. &nbsp;Pet adoption is so rewarding for both the pet and you. &nbsp;Shelters/Rescues have their hands full trying to find forever homes. &nbsp;We want to help. &nbsp;We are your local drop off station for anything you would like to donate to the cause. &nbsp;We have decided to sew "comfy bankies" for the ones in the shelter, temporary adoptive home that these BFF's can take with them when they find their forever home! &nbsp;That way they will have something familiar to them when they relocate. &nbsp;We are also accepting donations of collars, leashes, and doggie toys (no food at this time) and of course cash. &nbsp;We have a new machine from Bernina with dog prints called "Best Friend" &nbsp;We will donate $100 from the sale of each "Best Friend Bernina 350LE" to local animal support places like rescues, foster homes and shelters. &nbsp;Won't you participate? &nbsp;If you like to sew perhaps you would want to make a "comfy bankie" out of flannel fabric. &nbsp;If you would like to donate flannel fabric, we would love to have that too.</span> Have you used your embroidery machine? http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">I cannot begin to tell you how many sewists &nbsp;tell me that they own an embroidery machine but have not ever used it because they don't know how. &nbsp;We have come up with a solution for you. &nbsp;On Sunday, March 6 @ 1pm we will be holding a class for you. &nbsp;This is a beginners class, so do not feel intimidated. &nbsp;You will receive great samples and handouts, plus be instructed by Tory and Mary who have a combined 27 years experience! &nbsp;We will talk about fabrics, stabilizers, needle sizes and more.</span> 4" x 4" embroidery classes http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">Those of you who own one of our 4" x 4" embroidery machines will be pleased to know we have added classes on the schedule for you! &nbsp;Look into the "Embroidery by Numbers" class in February.</span> New machine owners' classes. http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">Did you just purchase a brand new sewing machine from The Sewing Store in Joliet, or Jensen's Vac &amp; Sew in Morris? &nbsp;We have an owners' &nbsp;class just for you! &nbsp;Call us at 815-741-9553 to set up your one-on-one instruction. &nbsp;No need to wait for a group. Learn what you need to learn on your schedule. &nbsp;These classes are given to you at no charge and are designed to show you how to navigate your machine and its' features. &nbsp;The only requirement that we have is that you take advantage of this service within 6 months of your purchase. &nbsp;Creative classes are given in groups, but this class is just for you. &nbsp;See you in class.</span> Best Press Exchange http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">We love our Best Press Scents but... The Green Winter Magic with a lovely evergreen scent tends to leave an evergreen stain on light fabric. Great for darks, but not lights! If you have purchased a 16.9 oz bottle of the green we will happily take back the bottle and give you a brand new bottle of a clear unscented Best Press. Even if you did not purchase your Best Press from us, we will happily exchange it for you while supplies last! We would love to have you as a customer!</span> Christmas Village Club http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">I really love this village and I wanted to figure out a way that we could all do this and have it ready for next Christmas, so&nbsp;far this is what I have planned. <br /><br />We will have one day a month, maybe 2. We will go over all of the details of the Village. You will be given all of the knowledge and know how to complete the one project during that month. <br /><br />The following month you will bring your pieces to the next meeting and assemble them. The next meeting will also be the start of another building. I am going to let you help me decide which day is best to meet. We will be consistent and meet every month on the same day. All you need to do is to come into the store and we will download the Village, which is now on sale for $299, for you onto our new USB stick. If you purchase the entire village, we will also print out the instructions for you. You will bring all of this to the first class. If you would rather purchase just one set at a time, the cost is $29. We will still download the project for you at our store but there will be a small fee for the USB stick and instructions printed. The entire Village is on sale now, so it is more cost effective to purchase. There will be no charge for the classes, as long as the village is purchased in our store. How does that sound?</span> Why Shopping Small is a benefit to all http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <img class="img-responsive" src="" alt="" width="619" height="93" align="" /> <table style="height: 21px;" width="620"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Keep the economy going in your community. &nbsp;When you shop locally you enable small business to employ people locally and you benefit your community financially. &nbsp;The sales tax in your community goes right back to your community. &nbsp;Shop Small&reg;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Did you know that Coloring Books are good for you? http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Recent studies suggest that structured, rhythmic endeavors such as coloring, knitting, crocheting or quilting are particularly beneficial because they ease you into a meditative state of mind that allows you to push away negative thoughts and worries. &nbsp;Enter, Adult Coloring Books. &nbsp;Putting Pencil to Paper Coloring is a great way to explore your creativity &mdash; it&rsquo;s easy, inexpensive and you don&rsquo;t have to know how to draw. <br /><br />The 10 to 20 minutes you spend coloring an image that gives you a sense of satisfaction can have a positive ripple effect throughout your day. What should your goals be? <br /><br />Make time to color for a few minutes every day. <br /><br />Think of it as a healthy habit.<br /><br /> Have fun and don&rsquo;t judge. You don&rsquo;t have to color inside the lines or finish your picture. If you&rsquo;re trying to be perfect, you won&rsquo;t relax. <br /><br />What about technique? Watercolor pencils and markers are particularly fun to use because they allow you to blend colors.<br /><img class="img-responsive" src="" alt="" width="100" height="100" align="" /><img class="img-responsive" src="" alt="" width="100" height="100" align="" /><br /></span> Now Open Mondays http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">Starting November 16th, we will now be open on Mondays! Come in to meet our newest team member, Malisa. She&nbsp;will be here to help you find the machine of your dreams, choose thread colors, pick the perfect stabilizer and more.</span>&nbsp; My Sewing Experience http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">A new club for our Sewing Store customers. &nbsp;Beginning with November 8, The Sewing Store is&nbsp;</span><span size="3" style="font-size: medium;">offering a FREE informal sewing group to everyone who has purchased a sewing machine/serger/embroidery machine from either Jensen's Vac &amp; Sew in Morris, or The Sewing Store in Joliet.</span> Software School http://www.thesewingstoreonline.com <span style="font-size: 12pt;">We have had many requests for our afternoon software school to be moved to a later hour. &nbsp;Ask and ye shall receive, look for the new dates and times on the calendar.</span>