FAQ - Who, What, When, and Where - Most Common Questions

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Q: What are your store hours?

A: Needle, Ink and Thread, open every Tuesday 11 am – 6 pm to accept custom order projects and alterations. Also, there will be open Studio time for $5/hr to rent the machines and $10/hr to get help while you are there, however not a private lesson. I will be open every Tuesday unless noted on the website calendar and  I will mostly be by appointment only for classes, workshops, private lessons, birthday parties, baby showers, etc.Please check my Facebook page for updates for holiday hours.

Q: How can I get in touch with the shop?

A: Right now, please email needleinkandthread (at) gmail.com or use the contact me page.

Q: What is your address?

A: 4005 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek OH 45432

Q: Do you offer a military, culture works, student, multi-sibling discount?

A. Please email needleinkandthread (at) gmail.com or contact me to talk about this future. I do offer discounts for these groups, after verification for military and student. For Culture Works, you must have your passport present to receive discount.

For Culture Works, you must have your passport present to receive discount. I will give you a discount code to use for group classes. Please contact me with questions.

Q: Do I need to bring my machine for the private or group sewing lessons?

A: Yes! I would love for you to learn on the machine that you will be using at home. This will build confidence and not all machines are the same. However, if you do not have a sewing machine or if you don’t want to drag yours to the studio, don’t worry I’ve got you covered!

Q: What if my machine is OLD, like 20 years or more can I still bring it to the group lesson?

A: Yes if you are familiar and feel confident on your machine.

But, If you are wanting to take it to the Sewing 101; The Basics then please sign up for a private lesson.

I want everyone to get as much out of the class as possible.  With most vintage machines, they can be tricky and temperamental.  I don’t want to hold up the class and I hope you can understand.

Q: What do I need to bring to class?

A: There will be a list of supplies on the group classes, plus bring your sewing kit.

For the private lessons, you will also need all the supplies for your project and sewing kit.

If you are doing a pattern and do not know what you need please call the shop before your class,  I can help you put together a supply list or email me a link to the pattern or project you would like to complete.

Q: Where do I park?

A: There is a parking lot behind the shop next to Knickerbocker Pools and Spa / Decoy Art Studio on Grange Hall, we all use the same lot, you will need to walk up the sidewalk to the front of the shop facing Dayton-Xenia Rd.

How to find me!

Q: What is the minimum age to start sewing?

A: I will take students as young as 7 years of age (for a machine class, hand stitching and embroidery 5 and up), however for the first class,  a parent/grandparent/guardian or babysitter take the class with them.  This will let me gauge if they are ready mentally for a private class.

Q: What if I am late for a group lesson? Will you wait on me?

A: I am sorry but I can not. I ask everyone come at least ten minutes early for class, to set up their machines and station.

All classes will start promptly at the scheduled time.

Q: What if I am running late for my private lesson, I will still get my full scheduled time right?

A: If you are late to your private lesson,  the lesson will still end at the scheduled time.  I may have lessons all day long and I am on a tight schedule.

I will do my best to get as much as can be done in the time that we have. You may need to schedule another lesson to finish your project.

Q: Are there any prerequisites classes for the group lessons?

A: Sewing 101; The Basics  ~ Please complete this class or you must have prior knowledge of sewing.

The seamster will need to be confident with their machine. Which includes the knowledge of how to thread the machine, fill a bobbin, seam allowance, switching your sewing feet.

The group lessons will state what the prerequisites are for each class.

Q: I signed up for a class, however now I can not make it.  Do you refund or credit my class fee?

A: Please check out the class policies.

Q: Do you have parties? Birthday, Baby Shower, Etc?

A: Sure do!! Call or Email for more details, parties can be customized to suit your needs!



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