June 2015 archive

How To Clean Your Sewing Machine

How To Clean Your Sewing Machine

I found this great tutorial on how to clean your sewing machine at Sew 4 Home. My machine is super dusty… and I needed a refresher on how to REALLY clean it. This tutorial provides lots of clear photos and excellent tips for getting your sewing machine in tip top shape. I also found an […] Read more…

Project Upcycle Thrifty Sewing Projects

Project Upcycle Thrifty Sewing Projects

It’s chic to be cheap! Make funky and fabulous clothes and accessories that honor both the planet and your wallet. Sign up for Project Upcycle and learn the secrets of sustainable style. Betz White shows you how to find the treasures lurking at thrift stores and yard sales, and what to do with them once […] Read more…

Sewing Studio - Fashion Fitting, Home Decor & More

Sewing Studio – Fashion Fitting, Home Decor & More

Increase your sewing savvy with fit and finishing techniques from Diana Rupp of Make Workshop. In Sewing Studio, she’ll walk you through two classic patterns – an Envelope Pillow and Naughty Secretary Skirt – using methods you’ll use again and again. Create them using patterns from her book Sew Everything Workshop (not included with this class), or substitute […] Read more…

Sew Ready: Garment Basics

Sew Ready: Garment Basics

Join Brett Bara for every step of your garment-making journey, from unopened pattern to fabulous, finished skirt. Learn the ins and outs of using and customizing your pattern before you even cut out your fabric. Plus, you’ll be ready to sew darts and a centered zipper before you know it. Your garment will begin to […] Read more…

Learn to Sew: Simple Bags

Learn to Sew: Simple Bags

Develop essential skills as you create exciting projects — and start sewing with confidence! Join instructor Nicole Vasbinder and make sure your first steps into stitches are nothing but successful. During class, you’ll create two cute styles of bag: a timeless foldover tote with customizable pockets, and a tasteful zippered clutch. Both are approachable projects […] Read more…

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

Don’t let stretchy knits intimidate you. Meg McElwee sets you free with easy patterns for the most comfortable clothing you’ll ever make. Follow along as she shows you how to create a fleecy hoodie, T-shirts, shorts and a dress. She’ll give you tips for reinforcing seams without a serger and how to customize each garment. […] Read more…

Sew Confident - Essential Techniques For Beginners

Sew Confident – Essential Techniques for Beginners

Add to your bank of basic sewing skills so you can conquer more complex projects with confidence! Join designer and instructor Angela Wolf and build the bridge of essential techniques that will take you beyond beginner sewing. During class, you’ll learn how to work with patterns, choose fabrics and achieve perfect seams with consistency. Once […] Read more…

40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know

40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know

The secret is in the details! Join instructor Gail Yellen as she shares her best tips and tricks to refine your sewing skills. With Gail’s key finishing techniques, you will make garments that drape and lay beautifully. Learn to sew more efficiently, successfully and creatively as you create professional stitches, gorgeous bindings and tailored-looking buttonholes […] Read more…

Big Techniques From Small Scraps Class

Big Techniques from Small Scraps Sewing Class

Playful, colorful, improvisational and just plain fun! That’s how Sarah Fielke’s fans describe her quilt designs. In Big Techniques from Small Scraps, this Aussie quilter makes six small, scrappy quilts. Try something different, like deconstructed piecing, or learn a new skill, like needleturn appliqué. Create Sarah’s designs or jump off and do them your own […] Read more…

Monthly Sewing Challenge - June 2015

Monthly Sewing Challenge – June 2015

Since the 4th of July is right around the corner, I’ve decided to go with a Stars and Stripes theme for the month. Some of these patterns are free and some are for purchase. I’ll include the price with the title so that you’ll know. There are 12 projects in this challenge to choose from. Sew […] Read more…

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