YOUR VIRTUAL COMMUNITY AWAITS

The Sewcial Lab elevates your sewing experience by providing inspiration, education and connection. We select projects from bestselling titles from some of the most prolific and talented sewists in the industry! Enjoy a sense of accomplishment and creative fulfillment through community engagement and support. Enter The Lab for the information - stay for the transformation.

Membership Opens 1/28/21

"When Karis announced the Sewcial Lab, I was so excited to join, even though I live very far from her brick and mortar shop, because I knew that she was creating something very special. She has not disappointed! The Sewcial Lab is a wonderful group of people from all over the US and the world who share a love of sewing. The concept of taking a book and deep diving into the projects is something I have not seen in any other group. In a year when we are all searching for a way to safely connect with people outside our immediate circles, The Sewcial Lab is an innovative alternative to traditional sewing classes, utilizing the internet for detailed project videos, forum discussion, and Zoom for live meetings and break-out sessions. I’m so glad I chose to join the Sewcial Lab and commit to creating with this extraordinary group of friends. "

Sewcial Lab Member
Jennifer W.
 

Please join us: Membership will be open from January 28th through February 1st

There are 4 main features which add to your membership experience

GET ENERGIZED

To each new project from our bestseller we will add photos, resources and tips. Begin curating your supplies and share your fabric pulls with your peers. Daydreaming about your completed project at this stage is perfectly normal by the way.

LEARN SOMETHING

Indulge in the monthly video content and begin tackling your project. Cut, stitch and assemble. Having challenges? Ask your community for help. We're here for you. Experiencing a win? Sharing is encouraged so we can cheer~loudly!

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

We will go live on video every month with Q&A to address questions or challenges you may be experiencing. We will leave no sewist behind! Lean into the community all month long, but tune in for realtime sharing of additional inspiration and tips.

SHARE YOUR WINS

We'll go live again at the end of the month to celebrate with show & tell. Your achievements will be applauded by your fellow members and you'll be propelled by the momentum to prepare for next month. You'll get a sneak peek of the next project then. Hurray!

TESTIMONIALS

Read what our community is saying about The Sewcial Lab.

For anyone who would like a fun, informative, relaxed and happy group you should join Sewcial.  I especially like the videos that Karis does around the projects each month. She breaks the project up into several short videos that you can watch while doing the part or ahead. Excellent information and new ideas/techniques are shared each month. I have learned a lot of useful tip and tricks. Looking forward to our next book. Join and you will not be disappointed.  A wonderful community of quilters too.

One of the best parts of moving to Sarasota was finding Karis and The Modern Sewist shop! And the Sewcial Lab is the icing on the cake! As a relatively new sewer and quilter, I have learned so much and been inspired by Karis, her staff, and all the community members. I admire her enthusiasm and the way she has evolved her business to an online model during this time. She is always eager for our input on ideas and projects, and her video lessons are well-paced and perfect. There is always something to learn. I enjoy meeting all the members, near and far, it is a great like-minded group of people!

I have only been to the Modern Sewist shop twice, but it is definitely MY KIND of place.  When Karis sent out the preliminary message about her ideas for the Sewcial Lab (before it was even named)  I knew it was for me.  What appealed to me was the incentive to make a small project every month with support from Karis and the rest of the lab members.   This group is for beginners who are new to sewing and advanced sewers as well. We have made a fun variety of projects.  The instructions are spot on, all done by Karis.  I don't know where she finds the time :)  We all learn from each other and the fun of sharing our projects is one of the best features.  Although most members are from Florida, there are lots of us spread throughout the US.  With all the zoom sessions, we are getting to know each other and who doesn't need more social interaction during these crazy times.  It is a creative community that I am so glad to be a part of.  Thanks Karis

I have been quilting 35 years and have to say I was never a perfect sewist. Karis' excellent videos teach me tips and tricks to up my game! This community is supportive and made up of lovely people. Though not a joiner, I benefit so much from this group. So glad I joined.

Being new to Sarasota, and a quilter who prefers contemporary fabric, I was thrilled when I discovered The Modern Sewist.  From my first visit, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the fabrics: fun and fabulous. I attended some workshops and new fabric introductions, and reignited my interest in quilting.


Fast forward a few years: Karis introduced the idea of beginning a group who could: be involved in quilting from afar, meet fellow quilters, learn new techniques, and offer help and encouragement. Her clever idea became The Sewcial Lab.  With clear instructions, step-by-step videos, Zoom meetings, and doable project deadlines, I FINISHED three projects in 2 months! Best of all, I've made long-distance friends, stayed focused and, I think, improved my quilting. This group has been a true respite from COVID-19.

The shop and staff are the best! 

Karis and team, thank you, thank you.

I am so grateful for our leader, Karis, and the community she created through The Sewcial Lab...so many creative projects I would not have  attempted on my own had it not been for Karis and our group of talented, encouraging and inspirational members!  

I love The Sewcial Lab. I was kind of in a slump as far as sewing was concerned; I'd walk into my sewing room and wonder what to work on next, only to walk out with no idea.  Then I saw an announcement about The Sewcial Lab, and I signed up.  I wasn't entirely sure how it would work, but from the first Zoom Meeting, I was hooked....and I got my Sew-Mo-Jo back.  Karis comes up with great projects, providing instructions and feedback for the entire process.  I dig right in, then anxiously look forward to what's next. 

The on-line community and Zoom sessions are so inspiring.  I especially like the breakout sessions, where I get to talk about sewing with people who are as interested in it as I am.  I am so glad I took the plunge and signed up when I first heard about it.  

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ~ WE HAVE ANSWERS

Not at all. After having to close our classroom to the public due to Coronavirus, it became clear we needed to "think outside of the box". As a result, the membership model is completely virtual. The "Live" Q&A and "Live" Show & Tell are done on the Zoom platform so we can see one another and talk to each other.

As long as you are a Confident Beginner or beyond, you will be just fine. The tutorials will be detailed step-by-step instructions you can refer to as often as you need. Plus, you can always seek assistance in the community and during our Live Q&A sessions. If you are a more advanced sewist, there will be plenty for you as well. Join the "make it yours" train and modify to your hearts content and share with the community your finish.

Every 4-6 months we will, as a community, choose a new book or selection of patterns to work from. Of course, there is no reason to stop with just our picks ~ make them all, please, we want to see!

 

No problem! Everything you need to complete a project will be found on this website. There is also a vibrant community component inside The Lab as well. Facebook is completely optional, though available as a member hub for those who wish to utilize the platform.

Yes. While we hope you won't, you can cancel at any time; however, if you have chosen to opt for the savings of annual billing, the cancellation will not take affect until your renewal date. There are no partial refunds for unused months.

Should you choose to rejoin you can add yourself to the waitlist for the next open period. The membership fee will be whatever the rate is at that time.

There will be a new tutorial (module) for each month's project. Each tutorial will be broken down into "bite size pieces" or steps (lessons). The number of lessons per module will depend on how complex the project is for the month.

Bonus modules will be added to the library from time to time too! Yay ~ how fun will that be?

As long as you are a member in good standing, you will have access to all project videos, worksheets, tips and technique videos and any other content that is made available to members. Should you cancel your membership at any time, you will no longer have access to the libraries. 

You have two choices regarding kits: you can opt for the "Whole Kit & Kaboodle" membership, which guarantees a kit will be provided, and at a substantial cost savings OR you can purchase kits as they appeal to you as long as supplies last*.

(* There is no guarantee for availability of kits for on demand ordering.)

 

If you are at the Whole Kit & Kaboodle level and need to either suspend shipping or change a shipping address (are you listening, snowbirds?), you will need to give us advance notice. Then, it's easy peasy to take care of!

When you checkout, you will have the option to purchase our current book title, Simple Geometric Quilting. It comes with a signed bookplate from the author!

 

The books will be available for pick-up (or will be shipped out) after February 15th, in time for our first project in March.

In addition to the projects which will become available to you once your membership officially begins (March 1st, 2021), you will see the Libraries already have content from whence The Sewcial Lab launched in July, 2020. ALL of this content is there for you to consume as well! What a bonus for you. You can purchase any books, patterns or kits we still have available to support the creation of projects completed before your join date by clicking HERE.

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Three Pricing Options

Choose the plan which is best for you. Once you become a Member, these rates will never change for you as long as you are a member in good standing. Ever.

UPGRADEABLE

$25

PER MONTH | BILLED MONTHLY

Total cost: ($300/year)
Can upgrade to annual within first 30 days

New project every month

Video tutorial for each project with step-by-step instructions

Private community

Project gallery

Live Q&A, via video, to get any questions answered

Live show & tell, via video, to share your accomplishments with your peers

Guest instructors

Guest interviews

Bonus materials to surprise and delight you

Tips, Tricks & Techniques series

Creative prompts

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MOST POPULAR

$250/year

BILLED ANNUALLY

Total cost: ($250/year)
12 months for the cost of 10

New project every month

Video tutorial for each project with step-by-step instructions

Private community

Project gallery

Live Q&A, via video, to get any questions answered

Live show & tell, via video, to share your accomplishments with your peers

Guest instructors

Guest interviews

Bonus materials to surprise and delight you

Tips, Tricks & Techniques series

Creative prompts

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BEST OVERALL VALUE

$59

PER MONTH | BILLED ANNUALLY | INCLUDES PROJECT KITS

Total cost: ($708/year)
Best value plan

New project every month

Video tutorial for each project with step-by-step instructions

Private community

Project gallery

Live Q&A, via video, to get any questions answered

Live show & tell, via video, to share your accomplishments with your peers

Guest instructors

Guest interviews

Bonus materials to surprise and delight you

Tips, Tricks & Techniques series

Creative prompts

Project Kits, books and patterns INCLUDED*

 

* You will receive your project kit, curated by The Sewcial Lab team, no later than the second Tuesday of each month. Kits can be picked up, if local, or shipped at no additional charge within the US.

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