DIY Room Décor: Color-Blocked Bulletin Board
Courtney Cerruti
Learn how to turn a basic cork panel into a colorful, decorative bulletin board in a snap. Courtney Cerruti shows you how to paint a color-blocked design on cork and add a colorful rope hanger. She then shows you how to spruce up your pushpins by attaching colorful pompoms and paper flowers with hot glue. Hang your finished corkboard in your kitchen or bedroom – it’s perfect for displaying your favorite photos and inspirational imagery.
DIY Room Décor: Decoupaged Jewelry Holder
Courtney Cerruti
If your jewelry collection is in need of some organization, this class will help set you straight. Courtney Cerruti shares a quick and easy idea for a jewelry hanger that utilizes decoupage and a little bit of hardware. Courtney shows you how to properly apply Mod Podge to adhere pretty paper to a wooden placard, and how to paint the beveled edges with a foam brush. After that, install some simple hanging hardware and you’ll be ready to display your necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.
DIY Room Décor: Painted Fabric Wall Art
Courtney Cerruti
Learn how to transform painted cotton fabric into bold, abstract wall décor. Using expressive brush strokes in a color palette of your choice, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to paint abstractly on fabric, then “frame” your painted fabric in embroidery hoops. The finished pieces are lightweight and super easy to hang – perfect for sprucing up a bedroom or making any space your own.
Sew a Kids' Backpack
Annabel Wrigley
In this class, Annabel teaches young sewists how to make a stylish backpack with a few pops of neon – perfect for heading back to school. With a few measurements and some basic sewing supplies, you’ll be able to cut and stitch this backpack over the course of a weekend. This is a great skill-builder class for sewists who want to learn some new techniques, like making pattern pieces from freezer paper, sewing and attaching straps, and assembling a lined bag.
Flight Bag
Betz White
This structured bag offers great opportunities to learn all about bag construction and finishing. Betz walks through every step of the process – from stabilizing each piece of the bag through adding hardware. Along the way you’ll learn how to create pockets, pleats, zipper panels and straps. Ultimately, you’ll create a bag with structure that you can use to transport your essentials in style, and you can apply these sewing fundamentals to many other projects.
DIY Fabric Shoelaces
Liesl Gibson
Add a creative zip to your step when you make your own shoelaces. Liesl shows you how to make a quick frayed version, as well as a more finished, sewn version. Both pack extra pizazz with pops of bright artist’s tape and nail polish. You’ll have a creative and fun use for extra fabric in your stash.