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Scan N Cut Techniques Class



Do you feel intimated by your Scan N Cut?  You will soon become confident in your ability to use it and be ready to experience all it has to offer….cutting fabric, embossing, creating stencils, glass etching, and more. And let’s not forget the world of vinyl - heat transfer vinyl (T shirts, garden flags, tote bags, pillows), removal vinyl (wall decorations), permanent vinyl (car window decals, signs, ornaments….) And did I mention bling?  Rhinestones!!!

For 2022 and 2023, our class series will be offered either in person at 2:00 pm or virtually  at 6:00 pm EST (virtual classes will be recorded and accessible via a private YouTube channel).  All SNC models will be welcomed but some techniques may be geared more toward the DX models. 

Please be sure you have the latest update loaded on your cutter, when applicable.  Brother Scan N Cut owners, check for updates here.

Review our Scan N Cut Basics videos on our YouTube channel.

October - My SNC Can Cut That?

Now that you have mastered cutting fabric, vinyl and cardstock are you ready for some new challenges?  Our SewWhat "researchers" have been cut samples of various materials and now have the results to share with you.  You may ask yourself…why would I want to cut any of these materials?  Join us for this class and you will be surprised and ready to take your SNC skills to the next level!!  Get ready for some new creative inspiration!

Class supplies:

- SNC Machine
- All accessories that came with your machine.
- Variety of materials for our "how do I cut this" discussion and hands on practice. Suggestions - felt, craft foam, cork, faux leather, shrink plastic, cardstock, cardboard, balsa wood, etc. (up to 3mm thick).

November - Deck the Halls Using Your Scan N Cut!

Let’s review!  Using projects with a “holiday theme” we will revisit techniques and materials we have learned over the year.  Home decorations, holiday cards, Christmas stockings, last minute gifts?  Meet “Santa’s Helper” – your Brother Scan N Cut!!!  The elves will have projects and ideas ready to provide stress free creative holiday inspiration!

December - No Class

2023 

January - New Owners Class/Refresher for Alumni



Over view of SNC for new owners or alumni who would like a “refresher”. After reviewing what the SNC has to offer, we will put our new skills to work creating a pattern for a dust cover for your machine, scan in the pattern, cut fabric and go over assembly details. Sewing of the dust cover will be completed at home so no need to bring a sewing machine to class

Supplies: paper, pencil, ¾ yard fabric, Scan N Cut Machine, all accessories with machine, Fabric Mat/Blade (or Mat with Fabric Adhesion Sheet)

February - Canvas Workspace





This class is an introduction to the free software that accompanies your Brother Scan and Cut Machine. We will be working with the “Downloaded” version (vs. Online Version which requires an internet connection). Canvas Workspace provides more detailed editing functions, imaging tracing and the ability to import SVG files. You will learn how to transfer a file from Canvas Workspace to your SNC to be cut.  We will also explore “Premium Functions”, how to activate them in Canvas Workspace, and where to find the additional designs that are included with those functions.

Supplies:SNC machine and all accessories, Laptop with Canvas Workspace download version installed and a USB stick to transfer designs to your machine. (https://help.brother-usa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/161448/~/how-to-download-canvasworkspace-for-pc)

March - Scan N Cut DX Roll Feeder





This class will teach you how to install the Scan and Cut DX Roll Feeder.  Using the roll feeder you are able to cut up to 6 ft of vinyl (without a mat).  In addition to the designs that come with your roll feeder, there are two other design packs available for purchase from Sew What.  This is a great way to create large scale wall designs, banners, etc.

Supplies:  SNC Machine and all accessories including the DX Roll Feeder.
Laptop with Canvas Workspace download version, USB stick to transfer your design. Roll of
vinyl (permanent or removal adhesive vinyl) – available for purchase from SEW WHAT. Two
additional Premium Packs of designs are also available at Sew What as a
“Pre-Order"

April - Scan N Cut Rotary Blade





Using the Rotary Blade/Kit see how to cut delicate materials such as tulle, sequin or velvet without fraying. Cut materials without backing—no need for iron on applique sheet with rotary blade. 63 cut files included in the kit along with a project book for plush lettering, stuffed animals and more!  Using a built in design students will complete a 3D Bouquet Applique.

Supplies: SNC Machine and all accessories, SNC Rotary Blade/Kit (Pre order from Sew What) , Laptop with Canvas Workspace, USB stick to transfer designs to your SNC.  To complete the project students will need 4 types of fabric, iron on double sided adhesive, 3 buttons and ribbon.

May - Scan N Cut Applique Pillow Cover



This class will teach you how to cut an intricate design and apply it to a pillow cover.

Supplies:  SNC Machine and all accessories, Fabric Mat/Blade or Mat with High Tack Fabric Support Sheet. USB stick to transfer designs to your SNC. Fabric, fusible web, brayer and pre-made pillow cover (available for pre purchase at Sew What). We will use design AR-P105 built in design in your SNC machine if you would like to coordinate your fabrics with the pillow cover.


June - Hawaiian Quilt Bag



This class will introduce you to the many resources available under the Canvas/Project tab of the Canvas Workspace software. Just in time for summer, we will applique a beach bag using the Hawaiian Quilt project.

Supplies:  SNC Machine and all accessories, Fabric Mat/Blade or Mat with High Tack Fabric Support Sheet. USB stick to transfer designs to your SNC. Cotton fabric – 3 colors, Iron-on adhesive sheet and a fabric bag.


If you wish to participate in class hands on, we recommend that you bring your cutter (and computer with Canvas Workspace for some projects) as well as the accessories that came with your machine, plus any extras you may have purchased along the way.  Each class will have a specific supply list detailed above.

Additionally, some helpful tools are:  Terial Magic (for working with fabric), a Non Stick pressing sheet (when working with fusible web), Clear Packing Tape (in case you cut through your mat), and a rolling tote to carry it all in!



Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: You must have completed new owner's class or have a good understanding of the use of your cutter. Scan N Cut Basic videos available on our You tube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z67Y9J4K5vY&list=PLqEAsZPCCJMoTx-NztKzDHF5_5VtesHSQ
Instructor: Teresa Holton
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Models purchased from Sew What! inc. eligible for a discounted class rate of $29.99. Please call 302.397.8091 to enroll. If you enroll for the entire year, you can also get a discount. Call 302.397.8091 to enroll.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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.