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Viking / PFAFF Exclusive Classes. 

Who comes to exclusive Classes?
Do you own a Viking or Pfaff? Are you thinking about owning a Viking or a PFAFF?
We would like to invite you to Classes that will help you learn more about your machine!

What are exclusive classes?
These are classes designed to help you get to know your machine.
Each class changes.  Meet other Viking owners, and learn about feet and accessories. We pick fun projects and fun fabric. We cut out the kits so there is minimal cutting in class. 

When are exclusive classes?
In 2023 we will start offering these classes as often as possible you will need to be on the lookout for these classes. We will send them in emails, post them to social media and will have them online. 

If you see a class you would like to take you must pay to hold your seat. You can register online or in the store. 

How to sign up
Just call and we can add you to our list! 843-225-3958
or sign up when you come in. You must sign up and pay so we can make enough kits.

Classes


The class is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to sew, have never had formal instruction, or are new to machine sewing. This class is for adults (18+).

Cost: $ 30.00
JUST THE BASICS is a PREREQUISITE for this class. It must be taken before the class begins. Beginners or intermediate; bag and adult garments. This class is for adults only (18+).

Cost: $ 140.00
Learn the basics of sewing on knit fabrics. This class is for beginner sewists focusing on construction, not fit. This is a 6.5-hour course. Come learn how fun sewing with knits can be! This is an adult class only (18+). We have some great patterns to choose from!

Cost: $ 91.00
In Sewing 201, students deepen their understanding of garment assembly, learn to adjust patterns to fit, and refine their sewing techniques. This class is for adults only (18+).

Cost: $ 85.00
In this one-time, 3.5 hour knit class, we will make the Chantal Dress or Top by Jalie Patterns. The dress has pockets and both the dress and shirt may be made as either a scoop or V-neck. Come by the store to see the sample!

Cost: $ 45.00
Zippered Pillow Cover with Piping (4 hours) Don't want to spend $80+ on pillows for your home? No one does! For under $20 in materials, you can make your own professional-looking pillow covers using fabrics of your choice! During this class you'll learn how to make and install your own piping on a pillow cover and finish it off with an invisible zipper. Take home a handout so you can make more on your own. Come find out how simple it is! Bring your sewing machine, notions, regular zipper foot, invisible zipper foot (if you have one), and a pillow form (we sell these if you dont have one). Fabric, zippers, and cording can be purchased during class. *Must have taken Sewing 101 or have sewing experience.

Cost: $ 60.00
Need help with a buttonhole? Stuck on a tricky part of your pattern? Need help cutting out your next project? Drop into the store to get help with that tricky part of your project. Sewing drop-ins are for students who are currently enrolled in a class or have previously taken classes at Five Eighth Seams.

Cost: $ 20.00
You are able to use up to 30 t-shirts for this quilt top. These shirts can be 12x12 or 14x14. We will utilize 2 in sashing. Cornerstones and a border are optional and utilization of both are provided in the examples. Please purchase all fabric and interfacing at Five Eighth Seams. Pre-requisites for this class are Sewing 101.

Cost: $ 85.00
Fancy a summer Getaway from the comfort of your sewing machine? Choose between a City Trip, Mountain Trip, or Beach Trip Getaway. This pattern is a "choose your own adventure", where simple blocks turn around to make three striking quilts. Perhaps all you can think about is coming home when you're on a trip; Homecoming might be the pattern for you. Choose between a multicolor or monochromatic accent to match whatever style home is for you! If your favorite part of Summertime is sweet treats by the pool, the simple and sweet Summer Pop pattern may be your pattern of choice. This can be made in fun colors inspired by your favorite Popsicles, including a patriotic pop variation. The Getaway pattern, Homecoming pattern, OR Summer Pop pattern by Lo and Behold Stitchery is included in the class fee.

Cost: $ 145.00
This class is for all skill levels, and is designed to use 2.5" strips. We will be using quilt patterns from "Jelly Filled" by Vanessa Goertzen. The book is included in the class fee, and all supplies purchased for the class are 20% off. This is a great class for students who have done our 3-yard quilt classes and are looking to make a more complex quilt, or students who are looking to make their first quilt.

Cost: $ 160.00
In this one-day workshop, students will learn to make puff quilt blocks from a charm pack and turn them into a tote bag.

Cost: $ 60.00
This beginner-friendly class uses patterns from the book "Urban Quilting: Quilt Patterns for the Modern-Day Home" by Wendy Chow. In this class, you can make an eye-catching, modern quilt in a range of sizes while learning various techniques.

Cost: $ 160.00
In this advanced-level class, students will take detailed measurements of their bodies to draft their own bodice pattern. From the paper pattern, students will sew a muslin mock-up to test the fit. From there, students will adjust the fit of their pattern as needed. This pattern students make can be used to personalize commercial patterns, or design their own patterns. ***This class focuses on darted bodices for feminine-style garments

Cost: $ 140.00
This is only for people with mySewnet Platinum ONLY

Cost: $ 25.00
In this 4 day camp students will make a garment and a scrunchie. This is a great class for any child going into first through fourth grade. All supplies are included in the course fee. Please select the class to view dates.

Cost: $ 230.00
In this 4 day camp students will make a garment and a scrunchie. This is a great class for any child going into first through fourth grade. All supplies are included in the course fee. Please select the class to view dates.

Cost: $ 230.00
We will be going over quilting techniques and creating a small quilt. This is only a 4 day camp as we will be creating a small quilt from start to finish.

Cost: $ 260.00
We will be going over quilting techniques and creating a lap size quilt. This is a 4 day camp as we will be creating a quilt from start to finish.

Cost: $ 260.00
In this 3 day camp students will make a tote bag, zipper pouch and pillowcase depending on the week. This is a great class for any child going into first through fourth grade. All supplies are included in the course fee. Please select the class to view dates.

Cost: $ 195.00
In this 4 day camp students will make a cosmetic bag, a tote bag and a pillow cover. We cover basic sewing skills on the first day. There will be an additional project time permitting. All supplies are included in the course fee. Please select the class to view dates.

Cost: $ 230.00
Make a floor pouf that you can hide your stuffed animals in. This will have a zipper opening to store stuffed animals in or you can stuff it. In this 3 day course students will select their projects with the guidance of the instructors. A registration form is required for this class. Please mail, email or drop a registration form as soon as possible.

Cost: $ 170.00
This is a 3 day camp. This camp will take you in to the world of stretchy fabrics. Make jogger pants. This class includes the pattern, fabric and machine rental

Cost: $ 170.00
Make 3 easy stuffed animals in in 3 days!

Cost: $ 170.00
Rising 1st-6th grade Advanced Camp Make a sleep mask and matching pajama pants In this 3 day course students will select their projects with the guidance of the instructors.

Cost: $ 180.00
Rising 3rd-8th grade This is a one-day camp designed for beginners. There is no prerequisite to this camp however we do suggest taking a beginner weeklong camp or a just the basics ahead of time for younger students. LUNCH: Students MUST bring in a packed lunch. We take a 30-minute break for lunch. There is no food for purchase on site.

Cost: $ 95.00
This is a single day class. Please bring a packed lunch. Make knit flare pants in this full day class. Learn more about sewing with stretch fabrics!

Cost: $ 95.00
Spend the day making plushies! This is a one-day camp designed for beginners. There is no prerequisite to this camp however we do suggest taking a beginner weeklong camp or a just the basics ahead of time for younger students. LUNCH: Students MUST bring in a packed lunch. We take a 30-minute break for lunch. There is no food for purchase on site.

Cost: $ 95.00
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Open sew is a great time to get things done and have fun with others in the sewing community. There is NO instruction during open sew, just use of the space. Discounted machine rental fees apply unless you have already rented a machine for class and open sew is during/after the duration of your class. Drop in at any time.

Cost: $ FREE
Repeating private classes that are scheduled with an employee or teacher. Pricing varies. If you are interested in setting up a private class session please call the store at 843-225-3958 or email 58seams@gmail.com or sewhappy@fiveeighthseams.com

Cost: $ 84.00
Private class scheduled with employee or teacher. Pricing varies. If you are interested in setting up a private class please call the store at 843-225-3958 or email 58seams@gmail.com or sewhappy@fiveeighthseams.com

Sew Saturdays with the local Modern Quilt Guild. Must be member to attend. charlestonmodernquiltguild@gmail.com