Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is Primrose Sewing?

Primrose Sewing is a small business at an in-home sewing studio on the west side of Franklin, TN near Jim Warren Park. It is owned by an award-winning seamstress, online college student, and entrepreneur who offers sewing classes, seasonal workshops, individual lessons, summer day camps, and birthday parties to young students ages 7 – 13 years old. More than 440 youth have registered since Primrose Sewing was launched in July 2017.

Who is Abby?

She is a mature, responsible, and creative (former) teen entrepreneur! She’s been sewing since the age of 3 (needle and thread) and since first grade with a sewing machine. She launched the business at the age of 15, and to date (Spring 2022), has taught more than 440 young students in classes, workshops, camps, and birthday parties! Abby has won countless ribbons at the County and State Fairs – including a Best of Show for the Youth Division. 

Who is Abby’s Family?

Abby’s Mom is the classroom assistant, photographer, and Director of Business and Marketing (a coveted volunteer role). Abby’s Dad is a software developer, is supportive of Abby’s business, and ignores everyone when he’s working from home. Abby’s younger sister does not like to sew. She loves art and technology!

Can you tell me more about the sewing environment?

We are a smoke-free, pet-free home. The sewing studio is a happy place where all students can develop their creative talents and learn the life skill of sewing! Sewing is never a race, and we never compete against each other. We emphasize individual effort, we encourage each other, we take pride in our accomplishments, and we treat each other kindly. 

What does my child need to bring to a class, workshop, or camp?

Your child should bring a great attitude, a willingness to learn, and an expectation to have fun! We provide everything else.

What do you provide for a snack?

About midway through each sewing session, we provide a small bottle of water and a choice of Goldfish Crackers, Cheez-Its, or Mott’s Fruit Snacks in individual packages. Students may bring a small snack from home, if preferred, like pretzels, plain popcorn, or a protein bar. Students can use hand sanitizer or wash their hands in the bathroom before we eat our snacks.

What kind of service projects do the students sew?

Primrose Sewing believes that students can use their sewing skills to benefit others. The students sew a service project during one of the six weeks of seasonal classes. To date, students have sewn cat bed for the animal center, pillowcases for firefighters, blankets for the pediatric patients and babies, fleece hats for homeless men, mug rugs for the elderly, all-class quilts for charity, pillows for foster children, reusable grocery bags for the food bank, and military appreciation cards. We welcome your comments and ideas!

Can my student participate in the County and State Fairs?

Absolutely! We encourage students to enter their best items – sewn entirely by themselves – into area fair competitions. There is usually no cost to enter. Abby and her students have won dozens of ribbons and cash prizes in recent years! Ask us for details to register. Typically the county fair deadlines are in early August and the state fair deadline is early September.

How do is the Primrose Sewing Studio kept as germ-free as possible?

At the end of each class, workshop, or camp, students (and Miss Abby) use anti-bacterial wipes to wipe down the sewing machines and supplies. We also spray Lysol on the supplies to eliminate any germs. We keep the bathrooms clean and vacuum often.

What are the costs to participate with Primrose Sewing?

Typically, a six-week class (two hours per week for a total of 12 sewing hours) costs around $155 and includes everything – sewing machines, fabrics, supplies, and snacks. A seasonal workshop costs between $30 – 45 depending on the project for a one-time sewing experience of 2 – 3 hours. Individual lessons are $30 per hour. A Summer Day Camp (five days for three hours per day – morning or afternoon – for a total of 15 hours of sewing) typically costs about $175 per student per week and includes everything.

How are the photos taken during the sewing time used?

We take lots of photos! We send Google photo album links to parents periodically, so they can see the sewing adventures in action. We also use selected photos for social media and advertising purposes. We don’t publicly use the names of our students. We honor requests for students not to be photographed.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Primrose Sewing fully expects every student to have an exceptional experience while sewing with us! We expect parents to be financially committed when registering through our Sign Up Genius link. There is a $50 cancellation fee for the six-week class session and summer day camps and a $15 cancellation fee for workshops and individual lessons.

What are the Sew-It-Myself Kits?

“Sew-It-Myself” Kits encourage students to continue their sewing skills at home. We have kits available for sale on site which include all fabrics, some supplies, and instructions for a student to sew a Doll Quilt, Pocket Pillow, Mug Rugs, and a Stuffed Bunny as well as a Grab Bag Kit which includes an assortment of fabric with a hand-stitching kit. Please ask us for more information.

How can I reach someone at Primrose Sewing?

E-mail: primrosesewing@gmail.com

Website: primrosesewing.com

Facebook: Primrose Sewing

(FAQs as of Spring 2022)

Spring and Summer Sewing Options 2022

Registration is underway for Spring Weekly Classes which begin in mid-March with a six-week session for girls and boys (7 – 13 years). Students will sew a Reading Pillow, a Fabric Trinket Tray, a Roll-up Tote Bag, a Stuffed Animal Cat, a Surprise Project, and a Service Project for Saddle Up in Franklin! The classes include all supplies, all fabrics, up to 12 hours of instructions, sewing machine usage, weekly snacks, and immeasurable fun! Each class meets for two hours per week and is limited to eight students. All classes sew the same project every week.

We will announce the Summer Day Camps schedule soon! We plan to offer four different sessions (each repeating four times) from late-May through late-July. Projects will include clothing, pillows, lap quilts, stuffed animals, and much, much more!

To inquire about being on our email list, the schedule and to register, please send an email to primrosesewing @ gmail.com. (We do not publish the schedule, our students’ names, or our in-home studio address publicly. )

Holiday Workshops for Youth in December!

The month of December can be extra special this year in the greater Nashville, TN area! Young students (ages 7-13 years) can sew Custom Holiday Cards, Reusable Gift Bags, a Four-Square Holiday Pillow, a Gingerbread Stuffie, Festive Mug Rugs, and/or a Holiday Lap Quilt in our Holiday Sewing Workshops. Space is limited to eight students per workshop at in-home Primrose Sewing studio on the west side of Franklin. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday, Nov. 30, so send us a message via contact to receive the schedule and to register! (We do not publish our schedule publicly.)

Fall Weekly Classes 2021

The local sewing resurgence continues with Primrose Sewing! Young students (ages 7-13 years) will have a memorable time in the Fall Weekly Classes using a sewing machine, making new friends, and bringing home original projects! Miss Abby is an award-winning seamstress, online college student, and teen entrepreneur who has taught 400 youth during the past four years in her in-home sewing studio on the west side of Franklin!

Each class meets for two hours per week and is limited to eight students. In consideration of COVID, we will continue our exceptional cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Wearing face masks in class is optional. 

FALL PROJECTS: Students will sew a Travel Pillow & Pillowcase, Jar Openers, a Mini Messenger Bag, a Jellyfish Plushie, a Surprise Project, and a Service Project (Reusable Grocery Bags for Second Harvest Food Bank)! The classes include 12 hours of instructions, all fabrics, sewing machine usage, all supplies and notions, and weekly snacks. The cost is $155 per student.

We do not post the schedule or our students’ names publicly, so please send us a message with your email address to receive the information. Thanks!

Visit Primrose Sewing on Facebook to see some photos of past classes, workshops, and camps in action! 

Students Sew Patriotic Appreciation Cards

Primrose Sewing believes that its students should use their creative skills and abilities to inspire and support charitable causes. For our seasonal service project, more than 30 students in the Fall Weekly Classes sewed over 110 custom and personalized Patriotic Appreciation Cards for active and retired servicemen and women in the U.S. Military! Recipients included relatives, friends, neighbors, and local residents of assisted living communities. We welcome any ideas and feedback about our service efforts.

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