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We are your local Baby Lock  and Elna dealer stocked with the best sewing machines, sergers, and embroidery machines on the market.
We offer low prices, friendly service, training after the sale and on the spot financing. With great new fabrics arriving daily and lots of samples, we will inspire you. Be sure to attend one of our latest events or take a class with one of our friendly instructors.
Buy From Us and you will receive 
*Unlimited "One on One" instruction
*Priority Service on your repair
*20% discount on future non sale merchandise(some exclusions apply)

At Carolina Sew-n-Vac  we service most all brands of sewing machines and vacuums. We offer fast  professional service you can trust.


Join Karen and she takes you through your one of a kind table runner project. On day 1 we will create the table runner with a mix of 9 patch and plain blocks. On day 2 you will use your embroidery machine to quilt you one of a kind table runner with 2 different designs. We will be using the new book Custom Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine from the author of Edge-to-Edge quilting that we know and love.

Cost: $ 75.00
The American Sewing Guild (ASG) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity and advance sewing as an art and life skill. We hope to encourage and inspire people to sew. The Raleigh, NC chapter has about 200 members who attend Neighborhood Group meetings in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Durham, and surrounding area The officers and leaders are all volunteers. ASG members are welcome to attend any or all Neighborhood Group meetings throughout the USA. Non-members may attend TWO meetings; thereafter ASG membership is required. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in sewing, machine embroidery, etc. If you are interested in attending a Neighborhood Group meeting to see our 'sewing friends network' in action and hopefully becoming a member of the ASG, please contact Renee at The Cary Day Neighborhood Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 1030am to 12 noon. We all hope you will join us for lots of fun and encouragement. You will not be disappointed!

We can always use a Beauty Travel bag. Join Karen as she helps you construct your Travel Beauty bag. You will learn about using faux leather, interfacing and inserting zippers with tabs. Let your imagination go wild while picking out your fabrics.

Cost: $ 45.00
Sling this casual bag over your shoulder and go in a new direction! Find the way to your next adventure. This casual crossbody bag has two types of easy access exterior pockets, plenty of roomy space inside, fun hardware, and two sizes to sew! Have some fun with cork ? this gives the bag great structure. Your bag will have slip style exterior pockets, an interior slip pocket along with a zippered pocket. Your bag has a magnetic closure and a flat base along with an adjustable crossbody strap or fixed length shoulder strap Create pattern pieces and cut out fabric and any interfacing DO NOT cut your cork before class. We will cut in class Supplies: Cutting mat, 6?x24? ruler (for use with rotary cutter), rotary cutter, thread, wonder clips, basic sewing supplies

Cost: $ 45.00
Don?t you just love the Dream Big Panels. Wondered how you would quilt them? Well we have the answer. Join Kim and Karen as they take you through using the special fills on you machine. As well they will help you explore scanning in patterns that you will be able to use for the bigger petals. Please create a quilt sandwich with the Dream Big Panel as the top and the batting and bottom fabric that is 10? overall larger than the Dream Big Panel.

Cost: $ 75.00
Welcome to Lori Holt?s farm with Farm Girl Vintage 2! There are 45 unique 6? and 12? quilt blocks inspired by her rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects in this book, including quilts, pillows, a pincushion and of course a fantastic new sampler quilt!

This is such a versatile tote bag. If you like to have a tote for the season, this is the bag for you. Pick your size and frame from 3 sizes. Please cut your main and lining fabric and foam according to the instructions. The rest we will cut in class. Supplies: Cutting mat, 6?x24? ruler (for use with rotary cutter), rotary cutter, thread, wonder clips, basic sewing supplies

Cost: $ 45.00
Take your creativity to a new level. Join Kim and Karen our new club. Each month we will tackle a new project that you will be able to recreate at home. You can choose to bring your Destiny or Solaris and follow along real-time or you can choose to just come with a notebook. Either way you will have a handout to take home with you. Here are some of the fun topics we will be covering September-Party Coasters ? will take a shape and apply stipple to it and get it ready for sewing it out in the hoop. Saving work and recalling it so we create another step in the process. Using the Eraser tool, Along with this topic we will discus using Shapes with background fills. October-You will be able to make a cute little coin purse and will be completed your embroidery machine and sewing machine. We will discuss how to create a line image that will become an ITH project. Taking a scan of a stocking you can get a jump on little stocking stuffers. November-Hostess gifts are always appreciated. Join us while we create trivet that we will use constructed fabric in the construction. We will explore bringing images in from your computer via a USB drive December-Looking a personalized coaster that will have an Initial on it and will create a stamp so that the stipple will not be under the Initial. Using a scanned image to create an eye glass case and a needle case

Cost: $ 25.00
Each month let us walk you through creating another wonderful design from Pickle Pie. For this lecture based class, you will not need to bring your machine, just pad and paper and we will provide you the software and instructions for you to take home. We will walk you through step by step on how to create the project.

Cost: $ 10.00
The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn?t just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cell phone/mobile, cheques, cash, cards, coins and still have room for your favorite lipstick or even personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out. Explore using cork or faux leather along with your quilting cotton. This is a Fat Quarter friendly pattern. Fabric requirements and tools necessary are listed on the pattern. **Use Decor Bond instead of ShapeFlex. Supplies: Cutting mat, 6?x24? ruler (for use with rotary cutter), rotary cutter, polyester piecing thread, wonder clips, jeans needle, basic sewing supplies

Cost: $ 45.00
Large zipper top bag great for all of your magical stuff! Two pockets on the outside and inside keep everything organized. Structural stays keep it in shape. Use a focus fabric and channel stitch the body of the bag OR stitch and flip 2 1/2″ strips. We will be using the Dream Big panel. Please do not cut Dream Panel before class. We will cut in class. You can cut foam and lining fabric before class. Pattern will give you all the fabric requirements and supplies needed. Supplies: Cutting mat, 6?x24? ruler (for use with rotary cutter), rotary cutter, polyester piecing thread, wonder clips, jeans needle, basic sewing supplies

Cost: $ 50.00
Rail Fence quilt pattern designs are perfect for the beginning quilter because you build skills and create a fun quilt to boot! For more experienced quilters, this design is fast and easy--perfect for that unexpected baby quilt. If offers opportunities to play with fabrics and color values and then see the results quickly. We will be doing a 4 color Rail Fence quilt. These are the fabric requirements for a Twin sized quilt. Fabric A - 1 ? yards (light solid) Fabric B - 1 ? yards (light print) Fabric C - 1 ? yards (med solid) Fabric D - 1 ? yards (dark print) If you are concerned about errors in cutting, you may want to increase yardage by ? yard. We will cut fabric in class. Supplies: Cutting mat, 6?x24? ruler (for use with rotary cutter), rotary cutter, thread, straight pins  

Cost: $ 50.00
Quilt like a professional! You have the ability right on your home sewing machine. Get the look of advanced longarm quilting by changing your pressure foot and using acrylic rulers. The pressure foot and acrylic rulers are designed for home sewing machines and designed to achieve beautiful quilted effects without having invested in an expensive long arm machine. How does it work: The ruler foot floats just above the quilt (and/or sandwich). No hopping mechanism (as in a longarm machine) to get in the way of your hands or impede your vision. Your rulers are clear and sit beside your ruler foot while you guide the stitches to create beautiful designs You will need to purchase: the foot specific to your machine, the Westalee Starter Ruler Set, the 12? Arc/Straight edge ruler Note: Class schedule will include: An introduction to Ruler Work followed by 2 sessions spaced 1 week apart. You will be well on your way to a table runner. Come to class with an 18? quilt sandwich (top fabric, batting and bottom fabric) ready to practice on. You will be able to put what you learn to practice at home.

Cost: $ 75.00
It is spring and time to join Karen as she takes you through creating this beautiful floral quilt. There are 9 beautiful floral bouquet blocks that make up this quilt. Karen will be providing the blocks with quilting included. Your choice to add the back as we go, or not. Minimum hoop size 9.5?x14.5?. Please DO NOT cut fabric before class Purchase pattern here

Cost: $ 75.00
It?s January and we may not have snow on the ground, but this quilt has 12 unique snowflake blocks. Karen will be providing the blocks with quilting included. Your choice to add the back as we go, or not. Minimum hoop size 9.5?x9.5?. Finished quilt size is 56? x 70? Please DO NOT cut fabric before class Pattern and fabric requirements can be purchased here

Cost: $ 75.00
The Tabatha designs are as delicate as their name implies. Join Karen over a period of 5 classes, as she walks you through stitching out this beautiful wall hanging which you could enlarge. There are 20 blocks in total and your class fee includes the price of the software. The files we provide you will include quilting that is as delicate as the Tabatha designs. The designs require a hoop size that accommodates an 8? square design. In each class, we will provide you the files needed to complete your homework between classes. The choice is yours, bring your machine to class (There will be time to create at least 1 block in class.) or come to class for instructions along with show and tell and pick up your files needed to complete your homework. You need to have a hoop that will that will accommodate an 8? design.

Cost: $ 150.00
This pretty and practical bag can be made in two sizes! The Zippy Bags are the perfect size for traveling, shopping, and gifting! These bags can easily fit a phone, sunglasses, card wallet, checkbook, utensils, gum, and other small items! You can clip your keys to one of the swivel clips while shopping. This pattern is also fat quarter friendly! It requires only a small amount of fabric. FEATURES: adjustable crossbody strap, three exterior zipper pockets and zipper closure FINISHED SIZE: The mini measures 8" wide and 6" high. The full measures 8" wide and 8" high. RECOMMENDED FABRICS: For the best results, use quilt weight cotton, canvas, touch pro light cork, denim, or linen for the exterior. I recommend quilt weight cotton for the lining. HARDWARE REQUIRED: (1) 1/2" Strap Adjuster, (2) 1/2" D-Rings, and (2) 1/2" Swivel Hooks. Also choose to add tassels, rivets, and metal strap connectors if desired. Supplies: Cutting mat, 6?x24? ruler (for use with rotary cutter), rotary cutter, thread, wonder clips, basic sewing supplies Please cut fabric as indicated in the pattern. If using cork or faux leather DO NOT cut fabric until you come to class.

Cost: $ 45.00
If you have ever wanted to finish a quilt quickly, make a quilt completely on your own, or see what else you can do with your embroidery machine, then this class is for you. The Easy-Connect Quilting files and technique allow you to use your embroidery machine to get quilting results like you would see from a long-arm quilter. We will start from scratch stitching out a template and then quilt on a quilt sandwich . Please do not bring panel or quilt to work on, this is a learning opportunity and you will be able to work on you panel or quilt at home following class Requirements: Edge-to-Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine Software (Main Package - not expansion Package). Edge-to-Edge booklet Quilt sandwich - fabric - 2 pieces 1 1/2 yards by width of fabric, batting to match Embroidery Machine with hoop that will accommodate at least 5.6" x 9.9" design. Contrasting Embroidery Thread. Basic Embroidery Supplies

Cost: $ 40.00
Hold these dates for Claudia's newest workshop 'Potting Shed' and a second workshop to be determined