Children's Corner Academy

Nashville Classes

Join us in the classroom for upcoming classes in Nashville, TN!

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Signing Up for Classes

To register, call us at 615-292-1746. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class fee does not include the cost of supplies, unless otherwise stated.

Make-up classes are not normally held.

Classes may be cancelled if minimum number of students is not reached. In which case, you will receive a full refund.

Preparing for Your Class

We ask that you purchase supplies, including fabric, at the Children’s Corner Store. These supplies will be discounted 10% at the time of purchase. Please let us know your purchase is for a class.

For most classes, Children’s Corner supplies the sewing machines, however, on days when more than one class meets we will notify you to bring your own machine.

About Children's Corner Academy

Children's Corner Academy offers a wide variety of classes, from traditional heirloom sewing and smocking to new and updated techniques and patterns.

Classes are offered in-person at our Nashville store and are offered in the spring and the fall.

Serger Know How with Bonnie

Thursdays: September 29, October 6 & 13
10AM-12:30PM or 5-7:30PM, $80

Bonnie will show you how to thread your serger machine and make any adjustments for a beautiful over-lock stitch. You will also learn how to stitch a rolled hem and gather fabric with your serger. You will complete a garment by the end of the class.

 Bring your serger, serger instruction manual, all accessories, four colors of thread to match your tension dial colors (Doesn't have to be serger thread), solid-colored scraps of fabric and needles.

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Smocked Christmas Dress with Bonnie

2 Full Days: Friday & Saturday October 21-22
10AM-3PM, $75 + kit

Bonnie will help you construct a classic Smocked Christmas Dress in this full two day class. The dress will be an adapted version of Lee with additional depth of smocking and a ruffle collar.

Fabric must be chosen from Children's Corner (lawn weight) in sizes 1-6 only, to be pleated and picked up/mailed by September 30. Choose between puffed or capped short sleeve. Smocking will need to be completed ahead of the class and be ready to be constructed when you arrive. Please call for more information.

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Beginning Smocking with Bonnie

Thursdays: October 20, November 3 & 10
10AM-12:30PM or 5-7:30PM, $75

You will be learning traditional English smocking stitches. After purchasing a solid fabric of your choice (before the class if possible), the class fee includes a cut, sew and pleat Bishop gown of you selection, starter needles, and embroidery floss. If you would like to smock for a boy, you can smock on a pleated insert to add to a boy pattern. This is a three-week class.

Supplies: scissors, fabric for a Children's Corner Bishop, smocking plate (Bonnie can help you with appropriate plates and this can be chosen during 1st class period), floss

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Picture Smocking with Bonnie

Mondays: November 14 & 21
10AM-12:30PM, $50

In this two week smocking class, Bonnie will demonstrate the techniques for picture smocking, preparation of the fabric, etc. Smocking starter kit included in class fee. Must have a knowledge of basic smocking. (Smocking plate pictured: Creative Keepsakes, Bailey's Butterflies)

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Bishop Construction with Bonnie

Thursdays: November 17, December 1 & 8
10AM-12:30PM or 5-7:30PM, $75

Maybe you remember how to smock, or just completed beginning smocking, this class is perfect for you as you learn how to construct the timeless bishop pattern dress. The class fee includes pleating for your project. Prior to the first day of class, we ask you come in to choose your fabric so it can be pleated for the start of class.

Supplies: Children's Corner Bishop pattern (new version), fabric needs to be selected ahead of class so it can be pleated, basic sewing supplies

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Stitching Corner with Melissa or Susan

Fridays: Dates Listed Below
10AM-3PM, $25 per session 

October 7 - Susan
October 28 - Melissa
November 4 - Melissa
November 18- Susan
December 2 - Susan
December 9 - Melissa

Bring your project and get help from our experts as you spend the day sewing with fellow sewers. Basic sewing knowledge required. Sign-ups are per class session.

Supplies: Basic Sewing Supplies and your Sewing Machine. (Please let us know if you would like to reserve one of our machines, thanks!)

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