2017 Class Opportunities

Classes with Margaret Nunn:

Margaret Nunn is a certified teacher for Martha Pullen.  A sampling of Margaret’s talents are on display at Barb’s. Her approach to French hand sewing makes this class a must.

Finish your projects in time for Easter!

Margaret requires supplies for her classes to be purchased at Barb’s

Boys shark tooth shirt –
  This button down the back shirt has sharks tooth treatment down the front of the shirt.
  Monday, February 6th 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.         $60 plus supplies.
Boys button on pants –
  A great companion to the sharks teeth shirt. The pants are fully lined and button to the shirt to that the shirt stays in the pants.
  Friday, February 10th 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.           $50 plus supplies
Intro to heirloom sewing –
  You will learn the basics of heirloom sewing while creating a gorgeous baby day gown. This class will get you ready for your next heirloom class.
  Monday, February 13th 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.       $50 plus supplies

Heirloom party dress –

  What a beautiful dress with lace insertions, trims, and pintucks all on an heirloom fabric. Great for Easter or a portrait. This is a four session class.
  February 17th, 20th, 24th and  27th 10 A.M. –  3 P.M.   $200 plus supplies

“Lilly” –

  Another gorgeous dress made with laces and batiste. This pattern was designed my Trisha Smith. It is a great look for girls of any age. This is a four session class.
  March 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 13th  10 A.M. – 3 P.M.           $200 plus supplies

Wedding Ring Dress by Cherry Williams

  This dress teaches a different technique of shaping lace insertion to create a design with the lace. It has many other heirloom techniques such as lace to lace, entradeaux, lace edging, etc. This is a four session class.
  March 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th  10 A.M. – 3 P.M.               $200 plus supplies

Madeira Keyhole Dress

  This dress has madeira trim around the neck, back keyhole opening, and around the bottom of the skirt. The pattern is by Wendy Schoen
  March 31st,and  April 3rd, 7th , 10th. 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. $200 plus supplies

Classes with Linda Snellgrove:

Linda Snellgrove is another one of our licensed and certified Martha Pullen instructors. She has a notebook full of new projects to share!

Linda’s classes are so much fun and unique. These are some classes you don’t want to miss out on.

Kitchen Shirt Apron –

  Transform a mans old shirt cut to an apron shape with self made binding and ties. You could use a loved ones old  (a little oversized) shirt or just go thrift shopping!
  Friday, February 10th , 1 – 5 P.M.                            $40

Church Dolls –

  These old fashioned dolls were made by grandmothers out of their handkerchiefs to keep their grandchildren quiet during church services or weddings to entertain children with a quiet toy. Perfect for learning new heirloom techniques
  Madeira Church Doll March 6th 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.              $50 (includes kit)

Shark’s Tooth Church Doll

  March 13th 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.  $50 (includes kit)

Iron Caddy –

  Create a carry bag for your iron. The bag converts to a pressing pad that’s great for class or travel! You can put away your iron without having to wait for it to cool as it is lined with Insulbrite
  February 8th 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.     $30        Includes free pattern

Rag Quilt –

  Great project for quilters with little to no experience. This quilt is a great place to start! Using flannel for the front, back, and borders you will create a quilt with fringes. Makes a great baby quilt or throw for yourself.
  Saturday, February 4th, 11th, and 25th 1-4 P.M.    $60 plus supplies

Banded Basket

  This basket comes in three sizes but you will be making the medium size in class. Get organized by combining cotton coordinates to create this basket with short handles for easy movement. Perfect for yarn, magazines, or sewing supplies!
  Saturday, March 18th 10 .M. – 3 P.M.      $50 plus supplies

Classes with Nancy McCord:

Nancy McCord is our newest teacher on board. She has taught different aspects of quilting at some of our local fabric stores. We are very excited to have her join our lineup of teachers this year!

Mini Quilt Techniques

  Using a pattern from Mini Marvel Quilts, you may use scraps for this small quilt. Perfect as a wall hanging.
  Wednesday, March 8th ,  10 A.M. – 12 P.M.         $25 plus book and supplies (available at Barb’s)

Classes with Sheilah Mathias:

Sheilah is a very skilled smocker, quilter, teacher, and seamstress. Sheilah is a retired state licensed home daycare provider. She absolutely adores children and sewing. Her goal in teaching is to spread the love of sewing!

Serger 101 –

  You will learn the stitches to create a precious garment for your little one. This is a two session class.
  Tuesday, February 14th and 21st, 2-4 P.M.            $50 (includes kit)

Beginner Smocking –

  You will make a zippered pouch installing the zipper on your serger.
  Thursday, February 23rd, 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.         $25 plus supplies

Pajama Pants –

  This class is designed to help those beginning to sew to lay out and cut out a pattern properly. You’ll be shown how to understand the printed instructions. You may make these pajama pants long or short.
  Thursday, February 9th and 16th , 10 A.M. – 12 P.M          $50 plus supplies

Mondo Bag –

  The mondo bag is a large bag pieced together with 2  1/2 “ squares. A jelly roll is an easy way to have coordinating fabrics to make your bag. It is also a fabulous stash buster!
  Monday, January 30th ,  6-8 P.M.                            $40 plus supplies

Classes with Barb:

Barbara Martin is the owner of Barb’s Sewing Cneter and has taught sewing and quilting classes for many, many years. Her creativity is seen in all of her projects.

UFO Class –

  Once every three months we will have a UFO class where you can finish projects you’ve started while visiting with friends.
  March 29th, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.                    All day class for only $25

Beginner Quilting –

  We will learn to cut, sew, and quilt a baby sized quilt (or wall hanging)
  Thursday, March 23rd and 30th  10 A.M. – 3 P.M.                             $60 plus supplies

Frog Quilt –

  Embroidery machine applique or manual applique this cute frog made from a triangle and quilt it in class. Frogs can be green for boys and pink for girls!
  Sunday, February 12th – 19th , 2-5 P.M.                  $50 plus supplies

Fun with Celina Hardin –

Popcorn and a Movie –

Celina has a great selection of webinar classes for you to view at Barb’s on the big screen. They are by expert sewists such as Kenneth King, Sandra Betzina, Louise Cutting, Mary and Katherine Tipton, Janet Pray, and more! Come and join the fun! Rent your chair and popcorn will be provided but bring your own drink. This will take place on the 4th

Tuesday of each month at 10 A.M. $5 a session


Barbara Martin 2310-A Whitesburg Dr. Huntsville, AL 35801 256.539.2414 barb@barbssewinghuntsville.com


Mon thru Sat 9:30am to 5:00 p.m.