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Hands vs. Machines: who wins?

January 3, 2024



We’ve noticed that there’s one big debate that the embroidery community just can’t seem to agree on…


“Is hand stitching or machine embroidery the superior method?”


Our honest opinion:


We believe it doesn’t matter if you’ve just picked up stitching or if you’re running your own custom embroidery business…

Eventually you’re bound to discover whichever avenue works best for you.


And that’s what’s really important.


So, at Sew What!, we’re on a mission to provide you with the premium supplies you need -- no matter which team you’re on.


And, if you are ready to try your hand at some brand-new designs?


Or spruce up your machine with the latest accessories?


Either way, we’ve got your back.


Shop our full range of embroidery must-haves here.


Sew What!

To adequately prepare for classes and events, we ask that you please register at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  Your space in class will not be held withhout payment.  Each class has a minimum, and maximum, number of students and may fill, or be cancelled, prior to your payment.

If a
minimum number of students is not met, you will be notified, and your class fees refunded, at least 1 week prior to the class start date.  If you need to cancel cancel, please call the store at least 1 week prior to class for a full refund. No refunds of class or kit fees will be issued for cancellations under 1 week before the class start date. No shows will forfeit class and kit fees.

Upon registration you will be emailed a list of supplies needed for the class. All supplies should be purchased prior to class. Classes typically do not include time to purchase supplies. Unless otherwise noted, all supplies are available at Sew What! Inc.  Students will receive a 10% discount on all supplies listed.

We are diligent about enforcing copyright laws; if a book, pattern or embroidery design is required for a class, each student must purchase their own copy. There are no exceptions.

Students should bring their sewing machine with all of the appropriate parts (including the instruction manual, foot control and power cord). Students must be familiar with the basic operation (i.e. winding a bobbin and threading the machine) of their machine for creative classes, and the machine must be in good working condition. Alternatively, a student may pre-register to rent a sewing machine (when avail;able) for creative classes at a rental rate of $15 per class session.  Students who experiences great difficulty with their sewing machine during class may need to rent a machine.

Please be considerate of others. Do not bring children to class, wear heavy perfume or use cell phones during class. Please be prepared to start class on time.  Our doors typically open 30 minutes prior to your class start time to allow you to set up your sewing space. Classes begin and end promptly at the scheduled time.