Software Inspirations

Where:  Sew Smart, 2907 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401
When:   9:30 AM on the last Saturday of the month
(Also, check the calendar of events in the footer of the website for the upcoming class and information.)

September 29- Painter Essentials – Take a tour of the Painter Essentials program to see what fantastic mixed media projects you can create!  (**Please note you will need to download “Painter Essentials” from the Bernina Website by going to> Support> Search support info for software> BERNINA Embroidery Software 8


What you will learn:

  • Interface of Painter Essentials
  • What Painter does
  • How to align embroidery with a printed background
  • Using the Freehand draw tool
  • Adding textured effects through digitizing
  • Bonus exercise with Wreath tool

Supplies for the project include:

  • Fabric printer sheets
  • Stabil Stick Tear Away


October 27- Wave a Wand – Compare the new Magic Wand tools in Software 8. Create simple designs, fast and easy! Learn how to prepare artwork using Corel PHOTO-PAINT and CorelDRAW SE.

Magic Wand Projects


What you will learn:

  • Comparing the Magic Wand tools
  • Choosing artwork for the Magic
  • Wand tools
  • Selecting sources for artwork
  • Using CorelDRAW SE and CorelPHOTOPAINT for preparing artwork



November 24- Work Smarter – The Smart Fill tool is available in Corel SE.  Learn how to create special designs using this new creative tool.



Serger Classes

I am a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher for Celebrate Sergers III.

Beginning Serger Skills: 

Haven’t had your serger out in ages?  Can’t even remember how to thread it much less use it?  Come to this class and remind yourself why sergers are so much fun!

We will be reintroducing you to your machine and practicing how to setup your machine with four common serger stitches:  rolled hem, gather, 3-thread overlock and 4-thread overlock.  We will also remind you how to start and end a seam to make sure it is secure.  And before you go home, you will make a handy serge item you will be able to use in your home. Class size is limited to 8.  I hope you will be able to join us.  (*Supply lists are available when you sign up for the class.  The kit cost is $3.)

Thursday, August 21 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Sew Smart (715-845-9675) in Rib Mountain
Saturday, August 25 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Sew Smart (715-845-9675) in Rib Mountain


Serge and Flip Baby BlanketIMG_1481 (2)

This class will show you how to make a quick blanket for the baby in your life using the Martha Pullen Pattern/technique.  It makes a great gift for a baby shower, for your own child, or your grandchild.

The supply list is available when you sign up and pay for the class.  Please register early as it is best to wash your flannel fabric before sewing the project, for best results.  Class size is limited to 8.  We hope to see you there.

Thursday, Sept. 25 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Sew Smart (715-845-9675) in Rib Mountain
Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Sew Smart (715-845-9675) in Rib Mountain


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