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Spring 2023 Seasonal March Classes
Sew an Infinity ApronAshley Nickels
Sewist Ashley Nickels demonstrates how to make her very favorite studio accessory - the infinity apron. This stylish and versatile wrap apron is easy to pull on and off and looks both fantastic and functional on a variety of body types. Ashley guides you through this beginner level pattern that is comprised of a series of rectangles to customize the apron to your size. Get a classic look with a solid woven cotton or linen or use a printed fabric for a vibrant look.
Sew the Triangle BagSanae Ishida
Sew an origami-inspired triangle bag with author, illustrator, and maker Sanae Ishida. This simple and stylish design has been around for generations in Japan, and you can sew it in under an hour, no pattern necessary. Sanae will teach you how you to calculate the size of your fabric pieces to customize the size of your bag, how to fold the fabric to create its signature triangle shape, and how to sew it all together with basic sewing machine skills. You'll also learn how to add a leather or fabric handle. Whether used as a farmers market tote, a lunch box holder, or a casual tote, this bag is especially versitile and giftable.
Sew a Color Wheel PillowLeslie Schucker
If you're looking for a quick way to freshen up and brighten your living space, look no further than this dazzling color wheel pillow, which is also an amazing stash-buster. Expert sewist and quilter Leslie Schucker designed this pillow to feature the EZ Quilting Fat Cat template, which makes cutting your fabric shapes a breeze. She'll then guide you through piecing your color wheel together and lightly quilting your pillow top. You'll also learn a neat trick for transferring a quilting design from paper to fabric, and how to sew your own envelope pillowcase. By using various fabrics from your stash, all of your color wheel pillows can be just as unique as you.
Make a Modern Log Cabin Lap QuiltAnnabel Wrigley
In this beginner-friendly class, author, textile designer, and modern-quilter Annabel Wrigley teaches you how to make log cabin quilt blocks, then how to sew them together into a lap-sized log cabin quilt top. Begin with planning your design, choosing fabric colors, and cutting fabric, with several layout options provided in the class PDF. Then, Annabel will show you how to sew the log cabin block. Seaming your blocks together is a breeze, and by the end of the class you'll have the skills to create a log cabin quilt as small or as big as you wish. Once you start sewing one log cabin quilt block, you won't want to stop.
Double Wedding Ring QuiltTara Faughnan
Known for her vibrant and harmonious use of color, quilter Tara Faughnan shares her technique for hand-piecing a double wedding ring quilt block. Tara begins by showing how to create your own arc templates that utilize small scraps of fabric. She goes on to teach hand-sewing techniques for piecing and shares loads of information along the way about how colors interact. See how this centuries-old block pattern comes together to create a colorful quilt top with a fresh, modern twist.
Jewelry Design with Scotchbonnet!: Working with FabricTracey-Renee Hubbard
Your bin of fabric scraps can be a treasure trove of style, as demonstrated in this fun class by accessory designer Tracey-Renee Hubbard of Scotchbonnet!. Learn how to turn a simple rectangles of fabric into a fun scrunchie, a turban headband, and a tie-on necklace. These projects are fabulous for beginners and only require a few straight seams and a bit of elastic. While Tracey-Renee's personal aesthetic is bright, bold, and filled with pops of color, you can use any fabric you like to reflect your own taste and personalize your pieces. To see the making of the moodboard that Tracey-Renee uses to guide the cohesion of her jewelry designs, check out her class on Working With a Bead Loom.
Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Tunic No. 1Sonya Philip
This simple tunic with drop sleeves and patch pockets can be easily modified to make a veritable wardrobe of garments. Known for her pattern line “100 Acts of Sewing,” Sonya Philip shows how to work through the basic tunic pattern, which features handmade bias tape on the neckline and double-fold hems on sleeves and edges. She then goes on to show how to use the base pattern to make an empire-waist tunic with a gathered skirt and tie-backs and a jacket. The pattern also features cutting lines to make a shorter, shirt-length garment. Experiment with colors and textiles to add your own personal spin on this universally flattering garment. Downloadable PDF included with class in sizes ranging from XS – 4XL.
Sew a Fabric BasketAmber of Damask Love
This multi-purpose basket is fabulously fast to make and eminently giftable. Amber from Damask Love shows you how to make this simple and sweet project from just two pieces of decorative fabric and pompom trim. With so many organizational uses – try on your desktop, vanity, or even kitchen – you’ll use these all over the house. Plus you’ll see how easy it is to make dimensional creations on your sewing machine!
Watercolor Workshop: A Daily PracticeSasha Prood
The luminous quality of watercolor gives you so much opportunity to play with color, light, and texture, yet oftentimes the paint can have a mind of its own. Artist and illustrator Sasha Prood shares her impressive tool kit of tips and techniques to give you more control of your watercolor painting while also embracing the stroke of each brush. Begin with the basics, like wet-on-dry vs. wet-on-wet, flat washes and color gradients, and then experiment further with lifting, masking, and layering using an array of mixed media. Throughout the month, you'll alternate between learning one technique at a time and creating a small composition that highlights each new technique. Sasha will also talk you through her process of developing a piece of art, from research, to sketch, to final painting. Whether you're just starting to explore watercolor or are eager to expand what you already know, Sasha will help you unlock a treasure trove of new skills and fresh inspiration.
5/19/16: Color Meditation with Lisa SolomonCBTV Live
Join Lisa Solomon and Courtney Cerruti for a color meditation lesson--the perfect warm up for artists.
Sew the Liz Quilted Liner JacketNatalie Ebaugh
Fiber artist, quilter, and sewist Natalie Ebaugh teaches you how to make a stylish and versatile liner jacket out of a found or antique quilt. Antique quilts have rich histories and stories, and as you wear your quilted coat, you carry these stories with you and also add your own. Natalie begins by walking you through selecting and purchasing the right quilt for your project, how to care for and mend antique pieces, how to construct a coat from start to finish, and how to make your own bias tape to bind all of your seams. With Natalie's modern design, there are minimal pattern pieces to put together, and you'll discover that making a beautiful, cozy coat is not as intimidating as you may think.
Pineapple Quilt BlockHeather Jones
Learn how to make a classic pineapple quilt block from modern quilter, Heather Jones. Worked up in contrasting colors, this graphically striking design takes a historic quilt block from subtle to stunning. Heather works her quilting magic in this class, showing you how to make precise cuts using quilting rulers and finish the block with precision. If you would like to learn how to create an improvised pineapple block (as shown in the quilt at the end of the class), be sure to take Heather’s Improvisational Patchwork class on Creativebug.
Three-Part Harmony QuiltAnna Maria Horner
In Anna Maria Horner's Three-Part Harmony Quilt, you'll learn how to create balance and movement in your design simply by focusing on color tones. Using small squares of fabric and half-square triangles, this quilt practically glows, encouraging your eye to move from block to block and shade to shade. While the construction of this quilt is simple, the design is made dynamic through the arrangement and placement of light, medium and dark fabrics. Use this technique to make an impactful quilt in any size.
Embroidered ConstellationsFaith Hale
Bring the night sky into your home with hand-embroidered zodiac constellations. Crafter Faith Hale demonstrates you two methods of transferring the patterns included in the class PDF, then how to work the star stitch and the straight stitch using metallic thread.
Botanical Leaf EmbroideryLauren from Lark Rising Embroidery
Learn different ways to stitch leaves and combine them together into beautiful bouquets of embroidery in this contemporary botanical design class. Lauren of Lark Rising Embroidery demonstrates how to transfer designs onto fabric, then how to combine straight stitching with satin stitches and the herringbone leaf stitch to create textural designs. The included pattern prettily illustrates the elegance achievable with very simple satin stitches.
Glowforge Projects: Get to Know Your MachineLauren Marcinek
Your project possibilities are endless with the power of Glowforge. Using laser technology at the push of a button, the Glowforge can cut, engrave, and shape designs from a wide variety of materials. Lauren Marcinek from Creativebug will show you the ins and outs of using the machine, including how to connect your laptop or computer, which materials you can use, plus her basic do's, don'ts, tips, and tricks. After completing this class, you'll be ready to take your making to the next level with a professional and personalized touch.
Glowforge Projects: Engrave a PhotoLauren Marcinek
Learn how to engrave your favorite photo memories onto wood with this easy and impressive Glowforge class. Lauren Marcinek from the Creativebug team guides you through choosing the best photo for engraving, uploading your file to the machine, and adjusting the settings for laser engraving. The Glowforge does the hard work for you -- all you need is a piece of wood to start making beautiful mementos for your friends and family.
Appliqué UmbrellaNicole Blum
Turn your kid’s drawings and designs into a snazzy umbrella with this project, which is sort of like creating custom stickers from nylon. Nicole and her son show how to use a few simple materials to fancy up an umbrella and brighten any dreary day. This works for kids of all ages.
Make a Geode PaintingKyra Balentine of Plaid Crafts
Recreate the dimensional beauty of a geode using an unconventional art material - rock salt. Kyra Balentine, Plaid Craft's Content Studio Manager, demonstrates how to take your paint pouring to a new level with this intriguing technique. The rock salt adds texture and depth to your painting while glitter brings bling to your home decor. Mod Podge - the real workhorse here - holds it all together securely.
Cricut Crafts: Make an Affirmation ToteNatalie Malan
Natalie Malan uses the Cricut Wild Rose plus patterned iron-on vinyl from her custom line to craft an empowering tote bag. She’ll show you how to take an existing image from Design Space and hide contours, change colors, and resize and center elements. You’ll then use the Cricut to cut out your design. After weeding, you’ll use the Easy Press to adhere the vinyn to your tote bag. Once you’ve learned how to manipulate an existing image, you’ll see how easy it is to create your very own design.
Natalie Malan uses the Cricut Wild Rose plus patterned iron-on vinyl from her custom line to craft an empowering tote bag. She’ll show you how to take an existing image from Design Space and hide contours, change colors, and resize and center elements. You’ll then use the Cricut to cut out your design. After weeding, you’ll use the Easy Press to adhere the vinyn to your tote bag. Once you’ve learned how to manipulate an existing image, you’ll see how easy it is to create your very own design.Learn how to:
What you'll get:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Fine point blade
- Patterned Iron-on vinyl
- Pre-washed canvas tote bag
- Light grip mat
- Easy Press and Easy Press Mat
- Alter an existing Design Space image
- Use the mirror tool to reverse an image
- Use the Easy Press to adhere iron-on vinyl
What you'll get:
- Detailed instruction on how to make a tote using existing Design Space files
- 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supply list
- Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Natalie Malan
- The ability to leave comments, ask question and interact with other students
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