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About Sewing at the Beach...

       In January of 1994, the Stranded Smockers and Stitchers hosted their first Sewing at the Beach, a four day sewing workshop held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Over the last twenty plus years, this annual event has grown to include pre-day classes, specialized machine and hand sewing classes, and a full selection of optional night classes. Due to popular demand, the 25th annual Sewing at the Beach will offer an even wider variety of classes for every type of sewing enthusiast!


Baby Lock

Accent Sewing -Sheryl Smith -

Jan Kerton

Cindy Foose

Susie Gay

Connie Palmer

Gail Doane

Shelly Smola

Terri Click

Maggie Bunch

Phyllis Brown

Trisha Smith

Jeannie Baumeister

Kari Mecca

Vaune Pierce

Marie  Anderson*

Katie Bartz

Joy Welsh*

Zelma Reid*

Deborah Merrick-Wilson*


*first time teaching at SATB


    Sewing at the Beach 2018 will run from Saturday, January 06, through Thursday, January 11, 2018. Pre-day  classes, both hand and machine will be offered on Saturday January 6 and Sunday, January 7. Classes are geared for all sewers, both novice and advanced, both hand and machine. Classes start daily at 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Night classes start at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Students will be able to choose from a selection of classes during the four day school.   A student may take four days of all machine sewing, all hand sewing, or a combination. Since requests for classes are filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis, be sure to send your registration form in as soon as possible.

    Night classes will be held again this year. Dates and times will be announced soon. Additional hand and machine techniques will be offered as optional 3-hour classes.


    Here are some of the other highlights planned for Sewing at the Beach 2018. On Tuesday evening, there will be a teacher selling night.  Come and meet the teachers and purchase some of their great work.  A Market with vendors ranging from sewing machine dealers to specialty item retailers will officially run from Monday through Saturday and be held in the Palisades area. Luncheons for all participants will be held Monday through Saturday.  On Saturday evening, there will be a Fashion Show of garments made by students and teachers followed by a Southern Buffet Banquet.  Other festivities will include Live Auction and Raffle items.


    Sewing at the Beach 2018 will be held at the beach-front Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort which offers plenty of classroom, vendor, and hospitality room space.  Each room is furnished with either two double beds or one king and is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, blow dryer, iron, and ironing board.  The rate will be announced soon plus 12% tax based on double occupancy (extra $10.00 will be added to guestroom rates per adult). Next door condos at the Royal Palms will also be announced soon..   Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.  Be sure to request “SATB2018 RATE” when registering. If desired, an “inside” room must be specified. The cut-off date for the special rate is December 12, 2017.


For color photographs of projects for many

 of the classes, teacher biographies, additional

updates, student supply lists and all

information included in this brochure,

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A sewing machine in good working order with which you are familiar.  Bring extra bobbins, all feet, all cams, discs, programs, etc. as well as the operating manual. Scissors (fabric, embroidery, and paper), glass head or fine silk pins, fine line and ultra-fine line water soluble marking pens and pencils, #2 pencil and sharpener, tape measure, assorted hand sewing needles, seam ripper, seam guide or gauge/hem gauge,  pen for taking notes, personal sewing light, and if needed, magnifying glasses or magnifier. Heirloom sewing supplies to include:  lace shaping board, scissors and anything else you may need for heirloom work.  Hand sewing supplies to include:  4”, 6” and 8” hoop and any corresponding scissors that may be needed.  Suggested needles to have in your sewing kit: #60-5 , #65 or #70-2, #80-5 (one of these may be embroidery), #120-1, #100-120 jeans needle, #80 twin needle and 100 or 120 wing needle. Threads to have on hand are 60 weight Mettler (cotton), 50 weight Coats and Clark, (cotton covered polyester) 50 weight white DMC, 80 weight Madeira Tanne Cotona (cotton), 70 or 100 weight YLI Heirloom thread (cotton).  All students are responsible for their needles and threads if mentioned in the student supply list. ROTARY CUTTER W/BLADES.


Please make sure to print or type your email address and credit card info on the registration form.

All registrations must be mailed or faxed.  No e-mail registrations please. Use stickers for address.



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First Come, First Serve...

Contact Information:

Linda B. Russ


Fax: (843) 449-2922

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