Class Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions below apply to all classes, workshops, and events at Cate’s Sew Modern.

Machine Rentals & Prerequisite Experience:
Sewing machine rentals are $5/class session and must be reserved in advance.  If you wish to rent a machine from us without taking a class, you must first take a private “Meet Your Maker” class to demonstrate proper usage.

If you are a beginner or a student who does not know how to properly thread and operate a sewing machine, you are required to take a private “Meet Your Maker” lesson before taking a class to ensure you can independently thread and operate your sewing machine during class.

Class Cancellations:
We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule workshops and classes for any reason. Full refunds will be offered for the class fee and any machine rentals should this happen. If you need to withdraw, please call the store at least 1 week prior to the beginning of class. Class withdrawals occurring less than 1 week prior to class cannot be refunded.

Class Make-Ups:
Students who miss 1 or more classes are eligible to receive 1 make-up lesson per course so long as the course is 4 weeks long or more. Summer camps and kids afterschool programs are not eligible for make-up lessons without prior consent from Cate’s Sew Modern.  We reserve the right to schedule makeups around our normal schedule and combine makeup lessons when possible.

Waiver Requirement:
We take the utmost precautions to protect everyone working in our studio and care deeply that every moment here is a safe and fun on. As much as anything, we have found that a waiver is a good wake-up exercise to the realities of working as humans with sharp and hot objects. Therefore, you will be required to sign one for yourself and/or your child/children before you begin taking classes with us.