Sewing Room Policies
Please read before attending class
WELCOME from Sew Something with Peg!
POLICIES REGARDING CHILDREN:
Behaviour Expectations: Due to the nature of the sewing room and the work we do therein, we have many items that can be dangerous if not handled properly, or if students behave irresponsibly. Items include but are not limited to: scissors, seam rippers, rotary cutters, sewing machines with moving parts and sharp needles, pins, sewing needles, rulers with sharp corners, hot glue guns, and so on.
It is the policy at Sew Something with Peg that students behave in a way that demonstrates self control, responsibility, respect, and age-appropriate maturity. Horseplay, dangerous behaviour, using materials in an irresponsible manner etc., is ABSOLUTELY not allowed and any student conducting him or herself in a manner deemed dangerous will be held accountable by the following schedule:
FIRST WARNING : Student will be reminded of appropriate behaviour while in the studio.
SECOND WARNING: Student will be asked to stop working on their project and will sit aside to wait for his or her parent to immediately pick him/her up. Student will be allowed to return to the same class on a different date to complete the project without paying extra. If, after the second warning, the student exhibits dangerous or disrespectful behaviour, they will be asked to leave again and absolutely no refunds nor makeup classes will be given.
Sew Something with Peg shall not be held at fault for any accident that may occur to any student while attending classes. Please understand that, due to the nature of the work being done in the Studio, there are inherently dangerous items therein (scissors, needles, pins, seam rippers, sewing machines with moving parts, rotary cutters, sharp corners, etc.). Please also know that the sewing instructors will do their very best to prevent accidents from happening. Sew Something with Peg, nor its owner, Peggy Montague, nor any of its employees, representatives or agents, will be liable for injury or damages of any sort.
Hair: Students must have long hair pulled back away from the face while creating, sewing or embroidering.
Shoes: Students must wear comfortable covered shoes. Open toed shoes are not allowed. Students should be dressed comfortably and ready to sew. Shoes must be comfortable and light for touching the foot pedal of the sewing machine. Thick soles, heavy boots, and clogs are not recommended. A student wearing open toed shoes will not be allowed to participate until they are attired in the recommended footwear.
Food & Beverages: are not allowed in the sewing room
Registration and Policies & Procedures
Class sizes are very limited (usually 5 or less students per class) and fill up very quickly. For these reasons, you may wish to register as soon as you know your schedule. Once registration is received, a place will be reserved for you. By holding your spot, others may be prevented from joining a class so please notify me immediately if you need to change or drop a class.
Pick up and Drop off times (For “Kids Only” Classes): Parents, please be considerate and do not bring your child more than 10 minutes or pick her/him up late. The sewing hours do not allow for extra time between classes. Many classes are taught back-to-back and we do not have a waiting room.
I understand that unavoidable things can happen. If your schedule does not allow you to pick up or drop off your child in a timely fashion, you may call, text or email in advance to make arrangements.
FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES:
Communication & Information:
Sew Something with Peg will communicate through email and Facebook updates. Please feel free to email, call or text at anytime with any concerns or questions.
To help students progress confidently, I ask that families make every effort to bring their child to class promptly. Punctuality and regular attendance is important in advancing your sewing skills. All students are expected to arrive on time for their class and conduct themselves in an orderly fashion while on the premises.
Refund Policy: There are NO refunds, deductions, or credits granted for any missed class or camp; however, Sew Something with Peg has a generous make-up policy. Make-up classes are available for any class missed due to illness, family vacation, or personal conflict. Make-up classes are preferred to be taken within ONE MONTH of the missed class or prior to the missed class if you know when you will be absent. To schedule a make up class....we will discuss available dates and times. .
Class Payment Options: Payment for class MUST be paid in full before class starts on the first day of the first class of the month. If your child or your fees are not paid by the beginning of the next month than he/she will not be attending until all fees have been paid up.
You may pay by cash, cheque or email money transfer. If paying by cheque or email please put your child's name on the outside of the envelope or on the cheque.
Progress . I am always happy to discuss your child's progress or behaviour with you. If you are unable to find time before or after class you are welcome to contact me by phone or email.
If your child loses interest in sewing, seems unhappy, or appears to be under or over challenged, please let me know. Sometimes a change of class time, or changing a challenging project can make all the difference.