Where are you located?

Sew Happy is a home-studio located in Nacogdoches, Texas.

What is the age range for your students?

Students range from ages 9+ for machine sewing, ages 8+ for the hand sewing classes, and ages 7-12 for art classes.

What is the student/teacher ratio?

I maintain a maximum student/teacher ratio of 5:1.

I’ve never sewn before! Where do I start?

No worries! I have beginner classes for children and adults. You can jump right in at any point and will catch on quickly.

I am really interested in taking a class, but none of the listed times work in my schedule! Do you have any other options?

Please email me at support@sewhappy.org and let me know what class(es) you are interested in and what times you are available, and we may be able to work something out! If there is enough demand for a particular day/ time, I may be able to open a new class.

Do you offer private sewing lessons?

No, unfortunately I do not.

Do you offer classes for homeschool students?

Yes! Students can register for any of the available classes during the school day.

How do I register?

First, look on the website to see class offerings, dates, times, and pricing.  When you are ready to register, go to the Registration page and fill out the appropriate form. 

You can pay online with PayPal or a credit/debit card on PayPal (without a PayPal account). 

Please note that payment must be received to hold your spot in the class or workshop.

If you are a returning student, simply fill out the returning student form and payment for the class. If you have any questions, please contact me at support@sewhappy.org.

When is payment due for classes?

Payment is due when you register for the class. Your spot in the class is not guaranteed unless payment is received.

Can I bring my own sewing machine?

Yes, I will allow you to bring your own machine. I don’t anticipate anything happening to your machine but in the case that something does, I am not responsible for the damage caused to the machine while at Sew Happy.

Can I stay with my child during a class/observe a class?

I make sure students stay focused as I guide them through all lessons. I feel that when parents and guardians are present, children tend to be easily distracted and their attention is split. Their concentration level goes down, and it is also distracting to other students in the studio. You are welcome to come in to drop off your child and to pick up your child. If you feel strongly about staying with your child, you are welcome to take a Mommy and Me class.

Can siblings stay at the studio while my child or I am taking a class?

Unfortunately, for safety reasons, siblings cannot remain during classes.

Is food or drink allowed in the sewing studio?

I do allow water only and a snack. There will be a designated place for these away from the machines.

What is the cancellation policy for sewing classes?

If you need to cancel, up to a week before the start of the first class/camp, you will receive a full refund minus a $5 fee (PayPal required).  If you need to cancel between three to six days prior to the start of classes, you will receive 50% credit towards future classes (minus the $5 fee). If you need to cancel less than three days before the start of classes, unfortunately no refund can given.                                                                                                                  

If you need to miss a class due to illness, please contact me as soon as possible to schedule a makeup class. Because of the cost associated with classes, I cannot offer a refund for classes missed, or transfer it as a credit for a future class, but I am willing to work with you and your child on making up any class time they have missed.  

However, there are NO “extra” scheduled make-up days.  I will have extra machines available during my regularly scheduled classes, therefore it is UP TO YOU to come during another one of my class times that works for your schedule. If you know ahead of time that you will be missing a class, please let me know!

It is your responsibility to coordinate with me on scheduling a time your child can make up the class during one of my regular class times.

Do you offer birthday parties?

I do offer birthday parties! Head over to the Party tab to see how parties work.

What if I have more questions?

I would love to answer them! Email me at support@sewhappy.org.