Communication & Information
Love to Sew Studio
sends home newsletters and e-mails throughout the year to keep you informed.
Expect to receive emails on a regular basis. Please read them carefully so you will have the needed information regarding
tuition, upcoming events, contests, fashion shows, new classes, etc. The
director and instructors are available in person or by phone to answer
questions, discuss studio events or hold a friendly conversation. If you have any questions
throughout the year, feel free to e-mail us or give us a call. Our
website calendar is also a
valuable resource to find answers to your questions at any time.
Attendance & Absences
To help students progress confidently, we ask that families make every effort to
bring their child to class regularly and promptly. unctuality: and regular attendance is a must for your progression in sewing. All
students are expected to arrive on time for their class and conduct themselves
in an orderly fashion while on the premises.
There are NO refunds, deductions, or credits granted for any
missed class or camp, however Crafts of Chadds Ford/Love to Sew Studio offers a generous
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. However students have until May of each year to do their make-up
classes. To schedule a make up class, contact the studio.
Emergency Closings / Inclement Weather
Love to Sew Studio has students that are residing in more than
eight school districts. For
this reason, we may not be closed on the same days as your school. Any class that falls on a day
in which the studio has a holiday closing does not need to be made up. These
dates were accounted for in our payment schedule and are not considered "paid
In the event of inclement weather, it is your responsibility to call the studio
for details regarding class cancellations. You are always welcome to make up a
class if it is canceled for bad weather. Occasionally we will offer double
classes on a different date if bad weather occurs on a day when classes were
Tuition at Love to Sew Studio is based on; by the month, by the camp, or
by the special workshop.
Weekly classes have a monthly fee which is based on four weeks a month from
September to the following May. We divide the sewing year up into two semesters,
Sept. - Dec., and Jan. - May. Each class is counted and calculated from
September to December. If holidays and snow days took effect during that time,
December fees will be adjusted accordingly. The same is done for May's fee once
January to May's fees have been calculated. You will be notified by e-mail for
the adjusted fees for December and May.
Sick Days or Family Vacations:
If your child is out due to an illness, personal reason, or family vacation, we
encourage your child to make up the time for several reason. One, because the
time was paid for, and we don't want the students falling behind. Two, we
encourage and support perfect attendance and reward students for this at our end
of the year party.
(Enrollment) Students Needing a Month or More Off:
When you enroll your child at this studio for weekly classes, you are enrolling
for an entire season, September through May. However, we do not have a strict policy where a student must sew for an entire sewing year. We understand circumstances come up. Many
students have needed to take off a month or two for a sport, school activity, or
If you must take off a month or more, first, you must let us know. If you take
off a month without payment, please keep in mind that your return is based on
availability, and your spot may have been taken. To hold and guarantee your spot
for the month off, you may continue to make the monthly payment, and any time
missed during that month can be made up.
Tuition may be paid in full at the start of the season in September, or you may choose to pay
month to month for weekly classes, or by the camp. You may pay by
personal check, cash, or PayPal. PayPal payments can
be made to Crafts of Chadds Ford/Love to Sew Studio. We do not send a bill out
Payments are due the FIRST class of the month. There is a $10.00 late
charge on all payments after the 7th of the month.
**If you pay in full in September for the year, please see our director for the
fee to receive your 10% discount. (Cash or Check only)
**Payments received after the first week of the month should include a $10.00
late payment fee.
**Please put payment in an envelope with your child's first and last name on it.
We are always happy to discuss your child's progress or
behavior with you. If you are unable to find time before or after class you are
welcome to contact us by phone or email.
If your child loses interest in sewing, seems unhappy, or
appears to be under or over challenged, please let us know. Sometimes a change
of class time, or changing a challenging project can make all the difference.
Food & Beverages
A large amount of time is spent working on projects in the
studio. With this in mind, food, drink, and gum are not permitted in the studio.
If we are having a special workshop or studio party in which food is included,
the food and drink must stay in the designated area away from projects and
Love to Sew Studio awards every student at our
End-of-the-Year Party/Picnic with a yearly award. Students who have sewn with
Love to Sew Studio consecutively for 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 years will be
presented with a trophy. In addition, special awards are given for perfect
attendance, fashion design, and to graduating seniors. Also, each student
designer who participates in our annual fashion show with a minimum 3-piece
collection is presented a trophy.