Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lennon Jane Quilt Pattern…

Just finished a new quilt that I had to share…it has special meaning for me because I made it for my Aunt.  She has been there for me at every crossroads of my life and she is now fighting cancer.  I felt so helpless when I found out.  I live far away from her and my cousins, so I couldn’t even give them a hug!!  So I got busy sewing.  I wanted something that she could pass on to her granddaughter, so it needed to be happy and girly!!
Here is my new design in honor of my Aunt—the Lennon Jane Quilt…
Today is my Aunt’s birthday—go out and celebrate Auntie!!  I love you so much, thanks for being there for me! 
This is my favorite picture of me, my Aunt, and my mom together.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Summer Sewing Camp Schedule 2014…

I hope your school year is wrapping up nicely!!  We are getting ready for recitals and starting to make our summer plans.  I have decided to teach two weeks of sewing camps this year!!
All camps are 5 days a week, and cost $125 per week. Space is limited so please contact me to reserve your spot if you are interested.  I will email a supply list by the end of May for all camps.
Here are the camps available and their dates:
American Girl “Match with Me” class
(June 16-20, 9am-noon)
Embellished pillow case, headbands and necklaces, ruffled bag, skirt, and sleeping bag.

Beginner girls—ages 11+
(June 16-20, 1-4pm)
Headbands and necklaces, Double strap tote bag,  zippered pouch and infinity scarf,  pajama pants,  and ruffle skirt.
Beginner girls—ages 7-11
(June 23-27, 9am-noon)
Necklace and headbands, tote bag, ruffle bag, zippered pouch, up-cycled denim skirt.
Beginner Boys—ages 8-13
(June 23-27, 1-4pm)
pillow case, wallet and fleece hat, ear bud case, pajama pants, and drawstring backpack.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Purplicious Birthday Balloon Wreath…

I had a custom order from my Etsy shop to create a purple balloon wreath for a special Purplicious Birthday Party!!
I used 12 inch balloons that were plain purple mixed with purple and white polka dot.  I added white and purple corkscrew pipe cleaners to finish it up—and I love the way it turned out!!  I am a bit partial since purple is my favorite color too!
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Pleated Zipper Pouch Sewing class this Saturday…

One of my favorite classes to teach is this zippered pouch from Skip to My Lou
They are easy, sweet, and functional—my favorite combination!!
Class will be Saturday, March 15th, 2014 from 9-11am, $15
Materials needed:
  • A good pair of sewing scissors
  • 9 inch zipper
  • Two fat quarters or two 1/4 yards of coordinating 100% cotton fabric
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Avenger Neckties for Boys and Toddlers and Boys Sewing Classes…

Just finished making these ties for Justin and my Little Man—they are really easy to make!!  I followed, mostly, the tutorial from here.
I had a request from a friend to start teaching sewing classes for boys.  We had our first class already and I LOVED IT!!
I can’t believe it was just a year ago that I happened upon bartering sewing lessons for eggs from a friend—I have had so much fun teaching and watching kids feel the joy of creating something on their own!!
My tie class is this Saturday, March 15th, 2014 from 2:30-4:30pm, for $15
Supplies needed:
  • A good pair of sewing scissors
  • 1/2 yard 100% cotton fabric
  • 1 package of 1/2 inch elastic
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Spring 2014 Sewing Class Schedule…

Here’s the list of all my sewing classes being taught through May 2014.
Quilted Table Runner-Beginning Quilting Class
This class if for beginners and will cover how to use a rotary cutter, strip piecing fabric, quilting with your sewing machine, and how to sew on a binding.  The cost of this class is $65 and will be taught in two classes and includes table runner kit with fabric and pattern, and beginner's quilting folder with written instructions for all steps.  (If you want to pick out your own fabrics, I can email you the amounts needed)  This is the perfect beginning quilting project that you could easily replicate on your own and make as gifts for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or other holidays!!
Part 1: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:00pm
Part 2:  Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00pm
 Materials needed for this class:  Sewing machine, Quilting thread, Rotary Mat, rotary cutter, rotary mat clear ruler, quilting pins, quilting adhesive spray, and water soluble quilting pen.
Zippered Owl purse
This is a great beginner class that incorporates some strip piecing techniques and also includes learning how to sew a zipper and sew on bias tape.  The class is $15.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 10:00am-noon
Materials needed: 6 coordinating fat quarters(or 6, 1/4 yards), 4 buttons for owl eyes(2 large, and two smaller coordinating), one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 your choice of felt for nose, one package double fold bias tape to match fabrics and matching thread, 7 inch zipper.
 Reversible, double strap Jessica Market Bag
 This beginner bag is great for grabbing on the go—whether throwing in your gym clothes, or packing your groceries, or my daughter can use it for her ballet clothes—this stylish bag gives you luxury of choosing either fabric for the outside—depending on the day!!  This class is $15.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:00am-noon
Materials needed:  2/3 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics and matching thread.
Reversible Fabric Headbands
 These headbands are the perfect mix of beauty and practicality!  You will be able to finish 3 headbands during class time.  These make great presents!!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00am-10:30am
Materials needed: 6 fat quarters(or 6, 1/4 yards) and 3, 6 inch coordinating fold over elastic.
A-Line Skirt—intermediate level
This pattern has darts and a hidden zipper closure and is super fun to make.  If you have used a sewing machine before or have taken one of my other classes, you can make this skirt!!  The pattern is $10 and will be included in the class fee of $30—you will be able to use the pattern over and over as it will be yours to keep!  SassyPants is the pattern designer for this Super Simple Skirt.  Sizes included in the pattern are from waist 24-32”, and hips 34-42”
Saturday, April 5, 2014 9:00am-11:30am
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:00pm
Materials needed: 1 1/2 yards of main fabric, one 9 inch zipper.
Zippered Pleated Pouch
I can’t tell you how much I love these pouches!!  Skip to My Lou has a free tutorial to make these here.  These make the perfect gifts and are a great way to teach how to sew a zipper.  This class is $15.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 9:00am-11:00am
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:00pm
Materials needed: 9 inch zipper, 2 fat quarters(or 2, 1/4 yards) of coordinating fabric.
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