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Sewing Classes Mom Will Love
Kids Blouse: Mousie BlousieHeather Ross
This eensy blouse is loaded with charming details, including the front tab and the back button placket. The clean lines of the design mean this blouse will work with any fabric – including lively prints. Heather designed this for her daughter, and the love shows – with a facing that adds a finished touch and shows off a corresponding print, and the pops of color throughout. The pattern comes in three sizes: 12, 18, and 24 months.
How to Sew NapkinsLiana Allday
In this class, Liana Allday shares three different ways to make and finish cloth napkins. Learn how to make playful fringed-edge napkins, faux rolled-hem farmhouse napkins, and classic mitered corner napkins. Whether you’re throwing an extravagant dinner party or making a batch to give as a gift, Liana shares how easy it is to select fabrics that will cater to your occasion. These napkins require minimal sewing, making them the perfect skill-building project for beginners.
Sew a Reversible Sun HatAshley Nickels
Learn how to make a reversible, floppy sun hat—the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Ashley Nickels will show you how to measure your head to determine your hat size and how to increase or decrease the length of the brim to make it totally customizable. Best of all, this sun hat can be made with your two favorite fabrics since it’s fully reversible. This class is great for new sewers and for anyone who needs a stylish hat to wear under the warm, summer sun.
Sew a Yoga Mat BagAshley Nickels
Sewer and quilter Ashley Nickels shows you how to create a stylish, functional carrier bag for your yoga mat. Learn how to cut out the pattern pieces, add handles, and attach D-ring hardware to hold the mat in place. Best of all, this yoga mat bag features a zippered pocket - an essential for stashing your keys and phone while you're on the mat.
Easy Home Décor SewingAnnabel Wrigley
Create a complete bedroom, bathroom and living room set with this easy-to-follow sewing class from Annabel Wrigley. Learn how to make everything from pillows to curtains and duvets, plus a gathered apron to boot. This class will show you how easy it is to create custom pieces for your home using your favorite decorator-weight fabrics, and it’s a great way for beginners to learn their way around a sewing machine.
Sew a Weekender BagNicole Mallalieu
Expert bag maker and pattern designer, Nicole Mallalieu, shares an array of unique tips and tricks to construct your new favorite weekend-away bag. Featuring copious straps, clasps, and pockets, this roomy bag can be customized using a combination of your favorite fabrics. Although it is highly detailed and includes many steps, Nicole’s expert knowledge and extensive teaching experience will give sewists the confidence to make this skill-building bag step by step.
Sewing for Little OnesRae Hoekstra
Blogger and sewist Rae Hoekstra (a.k.a. Made By Rae) introduces you to sewing for babies and toddlers in this three-part foundation course. Rae will teach you how to set up your sewing space, read and work with patterns, and sew a pair of little pants and a sweet little dress (patterns for sizes 0 and 3 are included with the class). You will also learn how to trace favorite t-shirts and leggings, creating brand new garments based on your old ones. Creating children’s clothing is a great way to learn the basics of garment construction, and this primer is the perfect place to start.
Mod Corsage Quilts with Anna Maria HornerAnna Maria Horner
Learn how to combine existing patchwork pieces and fussy cut floral fabrics to create stunning floral bouquet blocks. Inspired by 17th century Broderie Perse (Persian embroidery) quilting, Anna Maria Horner shows you how to create a modern interpretation of a "trompe l'oeil" bouquet using improvisational patchwork and applique. The architectural line work of this modern block is softened by the organic floral motifs, giving it a balanced and fresh look. “Mod Corsage” is perfect for anyone with patchwork experience who is looking to experiment with composition and color.
Pattern Drafting with KnitsCal Patch
Working with knits can often be intimidating, but in this 2-part course, you’ll learn tips and tricks to help make stretchy fabrics your new go-to textile. Cal Patch shows just how simple it is to construct knitted garments on a home-sewing machine – no serger or overlock machine required. Not only will you learn how to adapt the patterns from her original Pattern Drafting course to work with knits, but you’ll also see how easy it is to design your own wardrobe, including custom tanks, jersey dresses, zip-up hoodies, and more.
Sewing an A-Line SkirtCal Patch
Sewing an A-Line skirt teaches invaluable skills, as well as delivers a versatile wardrobe staple that can be customized to fit and flatter your style. In this class, Cal covers darts, invisible zippers, French seams and bias tape facings. She uses the pattern from her Patternmaking Simplified class, but the sewing techniques she covers can be applied to a wide range of skirt patterns.
Patchwork PantsHeather Ross
This adorable baby wardrobe staple can be made for boys or girls in prints or solids. The elastic waist means no fussy closures, and the faux pocket detail adds a sweet handmade touch. After you make your first pair and see how quickly these come together, you’ll be raiding your stash so all the adorable babies you know and love can rock a pair of these pants.
Log Cabin QuiltingSusan Beal
Susan Beal puts a fresh spin on the very traditional craft of log cabin quilting. Each week, you’ll explore a different block style, from easy, graphic square-within-a-square blocks to minimalist, modern crosses and even improvised quartered wonky blocks. The course is perfectly suited to both seasoned quilters and newbies, with ample hand-holding on core techniques, expert tips on block settings, and lessons on how to play with color and print to make your designs pop. At the end of each class, Susan shares a fabulous project to make with what you learned, including baby quilts, bags, pillows and table runners.
Learn Raw Edge Appliqué QuiltingSue Nickels
Learn all about raw edge machine appliqué with quilting expert, Sue Nickels. In this class, Sue shares her signature technique for assembling a vibrant, floral appliqué quilt top. Each piece of appliqué uses just a bit of fusible web to keep it in place, and is then secured permanently with machine blanket stitching. You will learn how to stitch inner and outer points as well as curves and circles, complex units, and bias stems. This class will teach you everything you need to know to work any machine-appliqué pattern, large or small.
Mother-Daughter Quilting: Making Modern and Traditional QuiltsSue Nickels
In this class, quilting expert Sue Nickels and her daughter Ashley present two fun projects in their preferred styles—Sue is a traditional quilter and Ashley is a modern quilter. Though they each used the same fabrics, their finished quilts have totally different aesthetics. Sue’s traditional quilt has a scrappier motif, which is covered in lush, machine-quilted feathers, while Ashley’s modern quilt is made up of clean, geometric shapes and criss-crossed diagonal quilting lines. No matter what your style, you will surely learn a lot about quilting from this mother-daughter team.
Hand Sewn Felt Baby BootiesKata Golda
Learn how to make adorable hand-stitched baby booties with Kata Golda. Working with soft wool felt and embroidery floss, you’ll cut out the pieces and construct the shoes with a decorative blanket stitch. These simple, classic booties are cozy and functional, making them the perfect gift for a newborn baby or mom-to-be.
Perfectly Pixelated Jelly Roll QuiltAshley Nickels
Ashley Nickels shares a simple, modern approach to designing your own pixelated jelly roll quilt top, with lots of time-saving tricks built into the process. You will learn how to lay out your quilt on a design wall, and then chain-piece the squares without having to pin or clip. Best of all, there’s no ironing until the very end, so you can speed through the piecing process in a flash. Ashley demonstrates this process on a crib-sized quilt top, but it’s easy to make this quilt smaller or larger—after all, you’re the designer.
Sew a Linen Bucket BagElke Bergeron
Create your own linen and leather bag with the expert guidance of Elke Bergeron. Elke shows you how to sew a classic bucket bag, plus she shows you how to make a beautiful leather shoulder strap and a coordinating leather tassel. This class provides a foundation in basic sewing and leather-working skills, and results in a gorgeous handbag, perfect for year-round use.
Flying Gosling Baby QuiltAnna Maria Horner
Anna Maria Horner puts a fresh spin on the traditional Flying Geese design with this baby quilt. Anna Maria uses the no-waste method to create her Flying Gosling blocks, explaining how to choose light and dark fabrics to add depth to each block. She also shows you how to improvise your layout on a design wall, add bright wool tassels around the edges, and hand-tie the quilt to finish.
Quilted Jelly Roll Baby BibsAshley Nickels
Create colorful quilted bibs for the little ones in your life in no time at all using Jellyroll precuts. Taught by Ashley Nickels, this fun, freestyle project features log cabin patchwork and offers a great opportunity to work with precut fabric. Ashley walks you through every step, from piecing the front to assembling the bib and adding decorative quilting touches on the machine.
Linen CaftanLiesl Gibson
This caftan is an easy-breezy wardrobe staple, made from a single rectangle of fabric with a drawstring to add a lovely shape. Liesl shows you how to sew this as a top, or longer if you’d prefer a tunic or dress. Included in her instruction is how to use interfacing on the neck facing, and hand printing the caftan for a totally customizable, elegant garment.
This caftan is an easy-breezy wardrobe staple, made from a single rectangle of fabric with a drawstring to add a lovely shape. Liesl shows you how to sew this as a top, or longer if you’d prefer a tunic or dress. Included in her instruction is how to use interfacing on the neck facing, and hand printing the caftan for a totally customizable, elegant garment.Learn how to:
What you’ll get:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- sewing machine
- measuring tape
- neck facing pattern
- 2-3 yards of fabric
- lightweight interfacing
- fabric pen or chalk
- Use interfacing on the neck facing
- Hand print your caftan
What you’ll get:
- An easy-to-follow lesson on making a linen caftan
- 11 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Itemized supply list
- Downloadable PDF pattern included - $16 value
- Step-by-step instruction by designer Liesl Gibson
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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