2 Day Class Schedule...

Saturday/Sunday Classes

Daisy Kisses - Phyllis Brown

Bits & Pieces Smocked Trim Ruffle V-Back Dress - Gail Doane

Five Little Ducks - Jan Kerton

Lily’s Party Dress - Trisha Smith

Pink Cadillac (Laura Heine Collage Quilting) - Zelma Reid

 

 

Monday/Tuesday Classes

Kate’s Drawstring – Phyllis Brown

Strip & Charm Hand Bag – Terri Click

Tabula Rasa Knit Tee or Tunic – Rae Cumbie

Bits & Pieces Hoodie Jacket  - Gail  Doane

Back Pack – Deb Canham

Playing With Stitches - Jan Kerton

Gilded Acorns & Leaves – Deborah Merrick Wilson

Genevieve – A Timeless Classic Heirloom Dress – Connie Palmer

Lounging in Liberty – Vaune Pierce

Lilacs in Spring – Trisha Smith

Sailing at the Beach – Joy Welsh

Tiny Treasures Day Gown - Debbie Glenn

 

 

Tuesday/Wednesday Classes

Antique T Yoke Baby Dress – Jeannie Baumeister

Infinity Christening Gown & Bonnet – Susie Gay

Pink Pumps – (Laura Heine Collage Quilting) -  Zelma Reid

 

 

Wednesday/Thursday Classes

By the Sea Table Runner & Vase – Pam Mahshie  (Baby Lock)

Serenity – Phyllis Brown

Ice Cream Stand Bishop – Maggie Bunch

Tabula Rasa Fit and Fashion Jacket – Rae Cumbie

Bits and Pieces Entredeux Stitch Capri Set – Gail Doane

Pocket Pets – Debbie Glenn

Gilded Monogram – Deborah Merrick Wilson

Genevieve Heirloom Dress – Connie Palmer

Poet Blouse – Trisha Smith

 

Saturday / Sunday Classes

 

Daisy Kisses - Phyllis Brown

Bits & Pieces Smocked Trim Ruffle V-Back Dress - Gail Doane

Five Little Ducks – Jan Kerton

Lily’s Party Dress – Trisha Smith

Pink Cadillac (Laura Heine Collage Quilting) – Zelma Reid

 

Daisy Kisses – Phyllis Brown (MACHINE AND EMBROIDERY UNIT NEEDED)

 

Skill Level: Any skill level is welcome however basic embroidery skills are a must to feel comfortable in this class.  Sewing skills required:  Basic construction and french seams.

Description: A melody of daisies and swirls adorns the playful hem of this daisy kissed sundress.  This project explores cutwork embroidery and a few of the key stitches that are used for this technique.  When contemplating my embroidery design, I wanted to incorporate some of the embroidery techniques I learned while travelling through the beautiful Islands of Madeira.  I saw cutwork on used on several beautiful linens they produce.  I decided it was a great technique to adorn this hem.  The palette of stitches I used to create this hem are: split backstitch padding (which adds a raised area for my stitches); closed blanket stitch (not to be confused with a closed buttonhole stitch); and cut eyelets.  These stitches will be mastered during class time.

The dress pattern used for this class is: Kimberly by Bonnie Blue. It is a simple yoke sundress with a ribbon sash to add a splash of color.  The construction techniques are simple allowing all the attention to be guided towards the hem.  Hem templates have been created for dress sizes 24 months through size 10.

Class time will be spent practicing the embroidery stitches presented, marking your design onto your fabric, with the remainder of time split between construction of your dress and embroidering your hem.

Pre-requisite:  If you need a kit including the Kimberly pattern please contact Phyllis at: g8rsewn@gmail.com by December 1, 2018. Kit Contents:  fabrics to complete the dress construction; Mother of pearl buttons; ribbon; needles; thread for construction; threads for the embroidery; hem templates and class handout

 

Student Supplies: Each student will need to purchase their own pattern:  Bonnie Blue Designs Summer Dress Collection:  Kimberly.  I will have them available at a price of $14.00 each for you to purchase. Dress pattern; scissors to cut fabric; embroidery scissors with a fine sharp point; mechanical pencil or very fine line washable marking pen; 6” clear gridded ruler; tape measure; #65 or #70 universal machine needle; glass head pins; 4”. Skill Level:  Any skill level is welcome however basic embroidery skills are a must to feel comfortable in this class.  Sewing skills required:  Basic construction and French seams.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $20

 

 

 

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Bits and Pieces - Smocked Trim Ruffle V Back Dress – Gail Doane

Brand New Class, Debut SATB 2019

Technique: Smocking, Fine Machine Sewing

 

Description: A charming smocked petit point ruffle is the focal point of this 100% cotton small scale print dress.  This two day class will start out with instruction on using a 4 mm rolled hem foot to clean finish the lower edge of the petit point ruffle.  Learn how to pleat four full space rows which allows for the smocked geometric heart design complimented with 6 point cable flowerettes.  The smocked ruffle follows the V neckline at the back of the dress and is applied with a pre-finished micro check French bias binding.  The cap sleeve and lower hem edges are complimented with ¾” and 1 ½” rickrack cleverly applied with an all machine bias micro check edge finish.  The piped waistline seam connects the bodice to the soft pleated skirt.  Hand dyed buttons finish off the button all the way down the back closure.  Basic geometric smocking ability is a pre-requisite for this class.  This dress is part of a coordinating capsule wardrobe which includes a hoodie jacket, second dress, and a capri pant set.  Pattern sheets in sizes 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be included with each kit.  The class kit will be available in three color ways.  Email gaildoane@hotmail.com for details and your kit color choice.

Student Level: intermediate, must have basic geometric smocking ability

 

Student Supplies:  sewing machine in good working order, #70 sewing machine needle, 4  mm rolled hem foot,  open toe foot, edge joining foot, pleater/dowel/pleating thread (hand quilting), 2 sheets tissue paper (for extending patterns), rotary cutter/ruler/cutting mat (optional, but helpful), basic sewing supplies.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $35 for sizes 4-6   $45 for sizes 8-10

SIZE:      _______4-6           ________8-10

 

 

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Five Little Ducks – Jan Kerton

Hand Class

 

This is a re-working of an old favourite that I designed in 2004.  The ducks have been redesigned and placed in a garden of flowers worked in hand dyed ‘Gumnut Daisies’ wools. I have added delightful toadstools and lots of ladybugs, bees and dragonflies. All the ducks, feet and beads come pre-mac hine stitched.  This will be worked on a cot sized (43” x 28”) piece of cream wool cashmere.

 

Student Requirements: Mettler Cotton 60 weight - 2 spools, white & blue #0363 (new #), child’s finished dress length highest point on shoulder to mid-calf, Sewing Machine – clean and in good working order - all feet for the machine - especially ¼” without guide, open toe applique, and clear view plastic all-purpose, Basic sewing supplies  (especially - blue washout fabric marking pen with a good point, glass head pins, Microtex Needles - Size 60 & 70, purple thang or point turner, various scissors, rotary cutter, 6” x 24” ruler, cutting mat if possible), Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It,  UNSCENTED Spray Starch, Pinning board (very helpful but not a necessity), paper and pencil for tracing pattern pieces

Optional - Door Stops for machine to save wear and tear on the neck.

 

Student Supplies: Basic supplies for hand work, lighting, etc.

 

An additional kit cost of $60.00 for this class.

 

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Lily’s Party Dress – Trisha Smith

Skill Level: Intermediate Machine Class

 

It’s Party Time! Whether it’s a birthday party, a tea party, a bridal shower or church on Sunday, this dress works for them all.  The floral print dress is embellished with beautiful embroidered insertion and edgings.  The edging is used flat on the center front bodice and also peaks out on the lower edge of the dress under a growth tuck.   The edging is gathered to create a beautiful ruffle for the neck edge, to embellish the center front sash carrier, and to make the sweet cap sleeves.   A gathered sash that ties in the back with a beautiful bow, “ties the dress together”.  Join Trisha for two days of learning new sewing skills as you make this beautiful dress for your little one. Pattern is sized 3-10 and you will receive all sizes in class. Kit contains supplies to make up to a size 10.

 

Students Supplies: Thread:  Mettler All-Purpose or Silk Finish – White and Mettler 60 weight Cotton – White Child’s finished dress length (high point on shoulder to middle of knee and also to mid calf)

Scissors: shears for cutting out fabric, small for trimming and clipping, paper scissors,

glass head pins, seam riper, sewing gauge ruler, purple thang or point turner of some sort, blue washout fabric marking pen (with a good point), Roxanne’s Glue Baste It, 6” x 24” ruler and/or 3” or 4” x 18” ruler, rotary cutter, UNSCENTED Best Press Spray Starch, good lighting, paper and pencil for tracing pattern pieces to prevent losing additional sizes for later use, scotch tape.  Pinning or lace shaping board (helpful but not a necessity), press cloth. Classic Sewing Magazine Summer 2018 issue with pattern envelope (if you have it).  Optional - Door stops for machine to save wear and tear on the neck – Trisha will show you how to use these. Sewing Machine in good working order, all feet for your machine especially these:  All-Purpose, ¼” without guide, Open Toe Applique, Piping or 5 Groove Pintuck, Stitch in the Ditch foot.

Machine Needles: Microtex Size 80.

 

 

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Pink Cadillac – Zelma Reid

(Laura Heine Collage Quilting)

 

PINK CADILLAC 28 X 50 (Collage work in class - no sewing) PINK CADILLAC is a recently released pattern created by Collage Quilt artist Laura Heine and taught by Laura Heine Certified Instructor Zelma Reid.

This is a two day class and experienced students should be able to complete collaging this large piece in two full days of class.  Using Laura’s kit gives students a better understanding of her design process and coloration techniques.  Students will take the project home to quilt and bind.

Kit includes pattern, binding, and all fabrics needed to collage the top.

 

Student Supplies:

7 yards Steam A Seam 2 - 24”(NO SUBSTITUTIONS)

1.5 yards Pattern Ease Foundation

#2 pencil  (NOT a mechanical pencil) and small pencil sharpener

Fine tip Sharpie pen

Applique pressing sheet (I like the Goddess Applique Pressing Sheet)

1.5 yards quilt backing ( to be purchased after project is complete)

Karen K Buckley medium blue handled serrated scissors

18 x 24 cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter (if desired)

Small iron and ironing mat (If desired)

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $56

 

 

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Monday / Tuesday Classes

 

Kate’s Drawstring – Phyllis Brown

Strip & Charm Hand Bag – Terri Click

Tabula Rasa Knit Tee or Tunic – Rae Cumbie

Bits & Pieces Hoodie Jacket  - Gail  Doane

Back Pack – Deb Canham

Playing With Stitches - Jan Kerton

Gilded Acorns & Leaves – Deborah Merrick Wilson

Genevieve – A Timeless Classic Heirloom Dress – Connie Palmer

Lounging in Liberty – Vaune Pierce

Lilacs in Spring – Trisha Smith

Sailing at the Beach – Joy Welsh

Tiny Treasures Day Gown - Debbie Glenn

 

Kate’s Drawstring – Phyllis Brown

Embroidery and Machine

 

Skill Level:  Sewing skills required: intermediate or higher.  Embroidery skills: Beginner (or higher) however basic knowledge is helpful.

This carefree summer dress or tunic has a scoop neckline with an eye-catching crescent yoke featuring gathers below.  It is the perfect fashion choice for any summer day.  The yoke area provides an opportunity for “garnishing” with an embroidery garden of stitches in a palette of colors that match the trim accents.  Contrasting piping around the neck, armholes and yoke areas add spice to this soothing design.  The back neckline contains a one-button keyhole opening and tucks for ease.  A contrast drawstring defines the waist of the slightly flared silhouette which is topped off with shirt tail hem that completes the look. This dress was designed with the beginner embroidery student in mind.  The simple embroidery stitches you will master on this project are: lazy daisy stitches; French knots; fly stitches; straight stitches; bullion stitches; and blanket stitches. This dress is available in sizes 4-12. Two fabric color choices are available:  pink or tan.

The beginning of class will be spent practicing the embroidery stitches presented.  Once that task is complete we will spend the remainder of the time focusing on the construction details of this dress along with building our embroidered garden with our embroidery floss.

Pre-requisite:  Please contact Phyllis with your fabric color choice (pink or tan) and let her know if you would like a thread kit by December 1, 2018.  A pink kit will be prepared as a default color.  Her email address is: g8rsewn@gmail.com

Kit Contents: fabrics to complete the dress construction; Mother of pearl button; needles; dress pattern and class handout.

 

Students Supplies: Each student will need to purchase their own threads.  If you would like Phyllis to supply all the thread needed for you kit be sure to contact her.  She will have them available at a price of $11.50 each for you to purchase.

Threads needed (if you do not purchase a thread kit):If your fabric choice is pink:

Mettler 60wt. silk +  finish cotton (lime colored spool) pink col #0085;

DMC 6-strand embroidery floss :  blanc; #159 lt gray blue; #160 md gray blue; #327 dk violet; #413 dk pewter gray; #414 dk steel gray; #469 avocado green; #522 fern green; #524 v lt fern green; #554 lt violet; #728 topaz; #3012 md khaki green; #3051 dk green gray; #3053 green gray; #3688 md mauve; #3713 v lt salmon; #3782 lt mocha brown; #3807 cornflower blue; #3822 lt straw; #3862 dk mocha beige: If your fabric choice is tan:

Mettler 60wt. silk +  finish cotton (lime colored spool) tan col #;DMC 6-stranded embroidery floss:  #165 v lt moss green; #304 md red; #333 v dk blue violet; #336 navy blue; #340 md blue violet; #469 avocado green; #742 lt tangerine; #743 md yellow; #746 off white;  #760 salmon; #761 lt salmon; #809 delft blue;  #833 lt golden olive; #937 md avocado green; #3012 md khaki green; #3051 dk green gray; #3053 green gray; #3078 v lt golden yellow; #3820 dk straw;   #3862 dk mocha beige; Additional Student Requirements: Scissors to cut fabric; embroidery scissors with a fine sharp point; paper scissors; mechanical pencil or very fine line washable marking pen; 6” clear gridded ruler; tape measure; #65 or #70 universal machine needle; glass head pins; 5” or 6” Bates embroidery hoop; a spool of contrasting basting thread; light & extension cord (required); extra magnification (required); light box (helpful but optional); sewing machine in good working order; machine manual; ¼” foot (optional); edge joining foot (optional); cording foot (or foot you use to make piping); piping trimming tool for ¼” seam allowances.

 

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Strip and Charm Hand Bag – Terri Click

Machine Class

 

Strip piece a base fabric to create a fun seasonal handbag. Learn how to make your own “pleather” handles for a perfect fit. Assorted pleather colors and charm pack provided. If you have a particular charm pack or jelly roll you would like to use instead, bring that to make your bag.

 

Student Supplies: Sewing machine with basic sewing supplies and large eye machine needle either #16 or #18 whatever your machine is able to use.

 

 

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Tabula Rasa Knit Tee or Tunic – Rae Cumbie

Machine Class

 

Knit tops are essential in the modern wardrobe so get started with the Tabula Rasa Knit Tee and Tunic Pattern.   Students will be guided to choose the appropriate size and pattern pieces, cut their knit fabric, sew flexible seams, practice finishing techniques and imagine more possibilities.  By the end of the day you will be well on your way to finishing your basic square armhole knit top. On day two, finish your tops hems and neckbands, then design, cut and sew a new top with your own fabrics, using your favorite details.)Appropriate for students who are comfortable sewing on their machine.

Kit includes Tabula Rasa Knit Tee and Tunic pattern, 2 yards of a solid rayon and spandex jersey in Ivory, Rose, or Blue, knit interfacing.

 

Student Supplies: sewing machine, Jersey needles in size 70 or 80 and other basic sewing supplies needed. Serger if desired. Knits for designing and making future projects.

 

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Bits and Pieces – Hoodie Jacket  Gail Doane

Brand New Project Debut for SATB 2019

Technique: Fine Machine Sewing – Intermediate Level

 

Details make all the difference on this fun to stitch casual hooded jacket.  Working on an interfaced 100% cotton small scale floral base fabric, this two day class will cover all the details that turn ‘home made’ into ‘hand made’.  Project features include angle cut, rickrack trimmed, pieced, and French bias bound front pockets.  The design details on the pockets are repeated on the front yoke, back yoke, and hood edges.  The jacket is fully lined with ‘bow’ pique and the turn back long sleeve cuff allows for growth.  All perimeter edges are bound with ¼” French bias micro check binding.  Learn fine finishing details to apply the bias to pre-finished edges or ‘in the round’. Hand dyed buttons add accent to the pockets, yokes, and hood edges. A large 1 ½” covered button finishes off the asymmetric closure on the jacket.  This jacket is part of a coordinating capsule wardrobe which includes two dresses and a capri pant set.  Pattern sheets in sizes 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be included with each kit.  The class kit will be available in three color ways.

Email gaildoane@hotmail.com for details and your kit color choice.

 

Student Supplies:  sewing machine in good working order,  # 70 and #80 sewing machine needles, open toe foot, edge joining foot, fine point washout marker, trolley needle or small awl, press cloth, rotary cutter/ruler/cutting mat (optional, but helpful), basic sewing supplies.

Pre Class Preparation;  pick up kit the night before class to fuse interfacing to the small scale floral fabric and paper cut all pattern pieces.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  sizes 4-6______ $50.00  sizes 8-10______$60.00

 

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BACK PACK SERGER CLASS– Deb Canham

Baby Lock is providing 15  Sergers for this class –

If you have an Ovation or Triumph and could bring to the class please indicate on Registration

 

This is a two day class.  This project has a number of Decorative Serger Techniques, Mexican Wave, Prairie points, Chain stitch quilting, making straps, cording and inserting a zipper. Students will take home a fun finished Back pack.  Kaffe Fasset fabrics.

Kit includes, all the fabrics, Decorative Threads, zipper, cording, Bosal in R Form. They will be cut out, labelled and ready to sew.

 

Student Supplies: 4 spools of black serger thread, Large hand sewing needles, Size 90 Serger Needles 1.25 inch in diameter, fun Decorative button (I will have plain ones)

 

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Playing With Stitches – Jan Kerton

Hand Class

 

This is an extension of the circle designs from last year’s projects – I have been fascinated with woven circle designs in Ayrshire white work and in Hedebo embroidery, so I have translated some of these designs to heavier thread and felt fabric.  I couldn’t resist adding some beads. This class will teach 9 circle designs that you will work on pure wool felt with ‘Wonderfil’ perle #8 thread.  The designs can be incorporated into pin cushions, magnetic needle parks, scissor fobs, tape measure cover or a needle book.  You can decide what you make!  A great idea for gifts for your sewing friends.

 

Student Supplies: basic hand work supplies, lighting, magnification, etc.

 

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Gilded Acorns & Leaves – Deborah Merrick Wilson

Precious Metal Embroidery

 

Over two class days students will execute this introductory English precious metal project from design transfer to proper mounting of a silk/muslin ground in an embroidery hoop, overstretching and wrapping of pearl purl with over-dyed silk, broad and whipped plate application over English felt, “S”ing and “Z”ing with gilt and copper chips and surface embroidery with Japan gold and copper.

 

Student Supplies: In addition to a clamp, frame weight or stand to stabilize the project and leave both hands free for stitching, students are to bring a heavy duty, wooden, 10” embroidery hoop, a 14” square of Dupioni silk (in a color which compliments gilt and copper threads), a pair of small, finely pointed, inexpensive scissors which can be dedicated to cutting metals, and usual stitching supplies.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $35

 

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GENEVIEVE - A Timeless Classic Heirloom Dress  - Connie Palmer

NOTE: THIS IS A FOUR DAY CLASS – MONDAY THRU THURSDAY

 

A classic yoke that Connie Palmer shares her genius for her selection of embroidery, pintucks and lace. The tiny pintucks separating the lace bands on the sleeves add texture, which is repeated on the yoke and hem. The V-Shaped yoke showcases the floral machine embroidery. Tiny pink flowers grace the yoke and hem. The pintucks and lace arch on the front of the dress accenting the machine embroidery. A fancy band puts the grand finale on the skirt.

 

Student Supplies: All purpose sewing thread for gathering, DMC 50wt #712 for embroidery, DMC 50 wt for embroidered flowers dk pink #3689, lt pink #819; Madeira green #618 for embroidery, 2 spools of 60wt Ecru for lace work and pintucks. Machine feet: open toe, 7 groove pintuck foot, edge joining foot. Needles: 80 universal for sewing & embroidery, 110 topstitch needle for pinstitching, 2.0 twin needle for pintucks. MUST HAVE: 1) Classic Sewing Magazine Spring 2018, Volume 3, issue 1.  2) downloaded pattern and taped it together prior to class. 3) Purchased designs from www.myfairlady.com and downloaded to a device compatible for your embroidery machine for transfer.

Designs shown are available at www.myfairladydesigns.com. Cinderella Vines 2 – skirt, center front – Mfl-Cinv2-5x7. Cinderella Companions 1 – Front Bodice – Mfl-Cc2-5x7 (reduce to fit area), Skirt, Center Back – Mfl-Ccl-6x9; Skirt, Side Designs – Mfl-Cc3-6x9. Lettering is from Monogram Wizard – Exact Script.

 

SIZES:   4-10     SIZE_____  CHOICE OF COLOR: ____ PINK  ____WHITE

Additional Kit Cost - $180.

 

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Lounging in Liberty – Vaune Pierce

Hand and machine (machine on 2nd day)

 

Liberty of London Lawn and Ulster Linen – these names bring an immediate

sensory image of softness, silkiness, and luxury! Now you have a chance to work with and sew this beautiful fabric on a garment that is for YOU!!! Lounging in Liberty and Linen is a nightgown made with these wonderful fabrics and detailed with Madeira Appliqué and embroidery across the bodice and straps.  We will use the techniques that I learned from the embroideresses in Madeira as you pin stitch the bodice and straps.  Then you will embellish the bodice with tiny granitos and eyelets, to complete the look.  To make this nightgown even better, you have the option of pockets!  Your slumber will never be so sweet!  The nightgown pattern size ranges from XS to XXL.

 

Student Supplies: Sewing machine (student must be familiar with it), the following feet are VERY helpful:  1/4" foot, edge foot.  * A good idea to bring all of your feet.

Fine point water soluble marking pen, basic sewing supplies, 7 Sharp needles, 10 sharp needles, 28 tapestry needles, white 60 wt. thread (I like Mettler), 60 microtex sharp needles, YLI 70 wt, Heirloom Sewing Thread in White, Magnification and lighting as needed. .

 

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Lilacs In Spring – Trisha Smith

Intermediate Machine Class

 

This round yoke dress is made from a soft floral cotton print.  The dress bodice buttons in the back and has a cute cut out shape for added interest. Wait until you see the easy way Trisha teaches you how to join the curved yoke to the bodice.  You will not be afraid of round yokes any longer.  The skirt front has three inverted pleats.  The skirt back has gathers with an easy to do “placket-under-a- pleat” that you will love.  You will learn lots of tips and tricks on how to work with corded piping easily as you use it to accent the yoke, armhole edges, and back cut out.  The gingham sash is ruched above each front pleat and ties in the back with long flowing streamers for the younger girls, and if desired, for the order girls they may choose to have a short tie that creates a leaf effect.  Pattern is provided in sizes 3 -12.  Kit contains enough supplies for up to a size 12.

 

Student Supplies: Thread:  Mettler All-Purpose or Silk Finish – White, Child’s finished dress length - high point on shoulder to high mid calf , Scissors: shears for cutting out fabric, small for trimming and clipping, paper scissors, glass head pins, seam riper, sewing gauge ruler, purple thang or point turner of some sort, blue washout fabric marking pen (with a good point), Roxanne’s Glue Baste It, Groovin Piping Trimming Ruler (for corded piping),  6” x 24” ruler and/or 3” or 4” x 18” ruler, rotary cutter, UNSCENTED Best Press Spray Starch,  good lighting, paper and pencil for tracing pattern pieces to prevent losing additional sizes for later use, scotch tape.  Pinning or lace shaping board (helpful but not a necessity), press cloth.  Optional - Door stops for machine to save wear and tear on the neck – Trisha will show you how to use these. Sewing Machine in good working order, all feet for your machine especially these:  All-Purpose, ¼” without guide, Open Toe Applique, Piping or 5 Groove Pintuck, Stitch in the Ditch foot.Machine Needles: Microtexze 80.

 

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Sailing at the Beach – Joy Welsh

Machine Class

 

Adorable and fun Sleeveless Swing Top with Cap Sleeves and scallop shorts for the girls; shirt and cuffed shorts for the boys! Both versions have a square collar. High quality cotton blue micro check for the tops and matching sailboat fabric for the shorts. This is one fun outfit that your little one will love to wear! Shorts and girls swing top are fully lined. In this class, we will do applique, mini embroidery sailboats on the boy’s cuffs, or mini embroidery sail boats on the girl’s cap sleeve, and multi hooping on the collar. The multi hooping square collar is an edging that also has applique sailboats! You will also apply piping to complete the look of the collar. Best of all – the only hoop size required for the class is the 5X7! Sizes available for the girls: 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 (if you need size 7, let me know and I will add that size). Sizes available for the boys: 1, 2, 3 & 4. The pattern is usable without the embroidery as well. You will choose what size and style you want to make in the class, you will receive all sizes of the embroidery files. I will need you to email me with the size and style you will be making in the class, and your machine format. I will have the designs on a USB stick with your size and format so we can be ready to start the class! If your machine does not use the stick, please let me know how you get your designs to your machine. Kits will have everything you need.

 

Student Supplies: just bring your machine, basic sewing supplies, your favorite foot for applying piping, small plastic container for soaking the embroidery collar and cuffs, and knowledge on using your own machine. Always a good idea to bring your machine manual. Please email me with any questions: welshjoy@gmail.com. E-mail Joy with size preference and any questions.

 

 

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Tiny Treasures Day Gown – Debbie Glenn

Skill Level:  Intermediate- Advanced

 

Proficient in garment construction (French seams, setting in sleeves), as well as French hand sewing by machine techniques (gathering, joining lace to lace and gathered lace to entredeaux)

For centuries infants were dressed only in white, but in the early 1900’s touches of color began appearing on baby’s tiny frocks. With this in mind, Debbie created an exquisite heirloom of petal soft, white Japanese lawn with a pastel waterfall of pin stitched scallops, trimmed with shaped pin tucks, French lace, and delicate hand embroidery. This exquisite daygown is sure to become a cherished keepsake… reminding mother of those fleeting moments when baby was oh so small.

Join Debbie for two days of machine magic and learn how to create a shadow applique waterfall hem without fabric fuzzies or tell tale hem seam line, shaped pin tucks, pin wheel roses, and perfect machine granitos. She will also teach you how to recreate her famous painless pin stitched baby placket, the tiniest French seams and the other “finishing secrets” she uses to make baby garments that are just as beautiful inside as out.  After stitching reference samples, students begin constructing their own tiny heirloom treasure with the palest pink embellished waterfall hem.

 

Student Supplies:

2 spools 60- 80 wt white thread for pin tucks (Mettler, YLI Soft Touch, Madeira Cotona)

80-100 wt white cotton thread for pin stitching (YLI Heirloom, Madeira Cotona)

50 wt DMC #818 Broder machine for machine granitos

Machine needles- #65, #120, 1.6/70 double, glass head pins, blue twin water erasable marker.

Email debbie@loveandstitches.com one month prior to class to order any of the supplies listed above.

 

Additional Supplies: Basic sewing supplies, paper & fine bladed scissors for trimming, 18” clear quilters’ ruler (w/ 1/8” markings), embroidery hoop, magnification strongly suggested (clip on machine magnifier, 3.0 readers), hand towel, ¼ yd white batiste labeled with your name in Sharpie marker, Sewing Machine- in good working order no tension problems, with adjustable length & width pin stitch (looks like _|_|_|_, please verify width can be reduced to at least 2.0). Please bring machine manual, cords, foot pedal, 2 empty bobbins, slide on table (that came with your machine for sewing when free arm is not required) and all presser feet including Open toe, ¼” piecing, 5 Groove pin tuck or mini- piping for French seams.

 

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Tuesday / Wednesday Classes

 

Antique T Yoke Baby Dress – Jeannie Baumeister

Infinity Christening Gown & Bonnet – Susie Gay

Pink Pumps – (Laura Heine Collage Quilting) -  Zelma Reid

 

 

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Antique T Yoke Baby Dress – Jeannie Baumeister

Machine French Sewing and Hand Embroidery

 

This class is about beautiful Machine French Sewing, Hand Embroidery and Fun ! This pattern was inspired by an antique made long ago for Anna Gor¬don Barrett Kellam by her mother and passed down to Jamie who generously shared it with me. It is the perfect class for anyone who wants to learn or perfect Machine French Sewing. We will be stitching some serious Heirloom techniques by machine and you will amaze yourself at how easy it can be when you follow some basic principles that Jeannie will show you. Choose from two Embroidery Designs and begin stitching this beautiful little Dress in Class.

Skill Level - Advanced Beginner - Must know how to read a pattern to finish this dress at home. Must know how to use the basic stitches on their sewing machine.

 

Student Supplies: will need A machine in good working order which they know how to use. The OFB pattern which I will provide for those who need them at the class.

 

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The Infinity Christening Gown & Bonnet  - Susie Gay

Machine and Hand Embroidery

 

The Infinity Christening Gown is the height of restrained elegance that can be used for a baby boy or girl. The serpentine Infinity symbol circles the hem 2 times and appears on the bodices and each set-in sleeve, worked in single featherstitch and trailing looped bullions. Groups of 3 hand stitched pintucks circle the skirt and appear on the bodice. Beautiful cotton lace insertion is center front on the bodice and circles the skirt with matching lace edging around the hem and sleeves. The pattern comes in sizes 0-3, 6-9 and 12 months. This unique 29” gown is made out of the finest Swiss cotton batiste, French cotton laces, is embroidered in white floche and buttons down the back for an easy on-and-off for baby. The neckline is finished with a bias band. The matching bonnet echoes the design of the gown’s hemline, is edged with more of the gorgeous lace and tied with silk ribbons. Hand stitches covered in class are the Single Featherstitch, Trailing Looped Bullions and hand Pintucks. Machine techniques covered in class are lace insertion to fabric, lace edging to fabric, machine pinstitch (a machine hemstitch) and narrow French seams. The gown will be started in class and students will finish at home.

Skill Level Required: Learn or refresh your skills with basic embroidery stitches and heirloom machine techniques. Suitable for beginners with some embroidery experience.

Kit Includes: Swiss Cotton Batiste; lace insertion and edgings; white cotton floche; DMC machine embroidery thread; Mother of Pearl buttons; fabric stabilizer; three needles; pattern and complete, illustrated instructions.

 

Student Supplies: Sewing machine in good working order with narrow edge stitch foot and machine with a pinstitch (one of the hemstitching selections); lace scissors; 100 or 110 Universal needle; 70–80 Universal needle; cake of beeswax; thimble or plastic finger guard; blue fineline washout pen; 18” clear ruler; extra lighting and magnification.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $20

 

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Pink Pump (Laura Heine Collage Quilting) – Zelma Reid

PINK PUMP 30W X 31H. (Collage work in class - no sewing)

 

PINK PUMP is a recently released pattern created by Collage Quilt artist Laura Heine and taught by Laura Heine Certified Instructor Zelma Reid.

This is a two day class and even beginning students should be able to complete collaging this piece in two full days of class.  I will teach Laura’s techniques on the first morning of class and show samples of other completed collaged projects. Using Laura’s kit gives students a better understanding of her design process and coloration techniques.  Students will take the project home to quilt and bind. Kit includes pattern, binding, and all fabrics needed to collage the top.

 

Student Supplies:

5 yards Steam A Seam 2 - 24”(NO SUBSTITUTIONS)

1 yards Pattern Ease Foundation

#2 pencil  (NOT a mechanical pencil) and small pencil sharpener

Fine tip Sharpie pen

Applique pressing sheet (I like the Goddess Applique Pressing Sheet)

1 yards quilt backing ( to be purchased after project is complete)

Karen K Buckley medium blue handled serrated scissors

18 x 24 cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter (if desired)

Small iron and ironing mat (If desired)

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $18

 

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Wednesday / Thursday Classes

 

By the Sea Table Runner & Vase – Pam Mahshie  (Baby Lock)

Serenity – Phyllis Brown

Ice Cream Stand Bishop – Maggie Bunch

Tabula Rasa Fit and Fashion Jacket – Rae Cumbie

Bits and Pieces Entredeux Stitch Capri Set – Gail Doane

Pocket Pets – Debbie Glenn

Gilded Monogram – Deborah Merrick Wilson

Genevieve Heirloom Dress – Connie Palmer

Poet Blouse – Trisha Smith

 

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By the Sea Table Runner and Vase – Pam Mahshie

Baby Lock will furnish all machines and embroidery units for this class.

 

Display a lovely table setting when you create these two items with a sea shore feel. The fabrics may vary from the picture but it sure to have the same feel. You will learn to create applique through IQ Designer, use glitter flex to add a bit of sparkle. The Star fish applique fabric will be created with tulle and dissolve away mesh stabilizer. You might be like me and not feel comfortable with stippling not to fear you will do it in the hoop along with piecing. The Vase fabric will be made using an Indygo Junction pattern.

 

Student Supplies: sewing accessories

 

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Serenity – Phyllis Brown

Embroidery (Hand – no machine required)

 

Skill Level: Any skill level is welcome.  Basic embroidery skills are helpful but not necessary.  Sewing skills required: basic construction and French seams.

This simple linen travel size pillow case teaches you the very basics of hemstitching. Embellished along the casing edge you will find granito flowers and a sampling of hemstitched bars. The folded edge is hemstitched along the fold – a simple treatment that adds just a bit of flair to this design.The stitches and techniques you will master during class time are: preparing your fabric for hemstitching; basic hemstitching; hemstitching along the fold; ladder hemstitched bars; stem stitch; padded satin stitch; granitos and granito flowers.This project was designed with the beginning embroiderer in mind.  Practice fabrics are included in your kit to allow you plenty of time to feel comfortable mastering the stitches presented.  After you are at ease with each technique you can dive in and work on your pillowcase fabric.  Substitutions for all stitches practiced in class will be discussed.

During class time you will concentrate on the pillow case prep and mastering each embroidery technique needed to create this delight.  When you feel comfortable practicing your stitches, you can jump in and start working on your pillowcase. When you return home and your embroidery is complete, you only need to add two simple seams before your pillowcase is ready for a good night’s sleep!

 

Pre-requisite: Please email Phyllis with your fabric color choice (white or natural).  If you would like to stitch your embroidery in another color, please contact Phyllis at: g8rsewn@gmail.com for possible color choices.

Kit Contents: Ulster Linen (fabric color choice:  white or natural); practice fabric; DMC 50 wt. thread; floss; needles; class handout;

 

Student Supplies: scissors to cut fabric; embroidery scissors with a fine sharp point; mechanical pencil or very fine line washable marking pen; 6” clear gridded ruler; tape measure; used #60 or #65 universal machine needle; glass head pins; light & extension cord (required); extra magnification (required);

In addition to your student supplies you will also need the following for completion at home:  sewing machine; #60 or #65 universal needle; machine thread to match your fabric; ¼” foot (optional)

 

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Ice Cream Stand Bishop – Maggie Bunch

Farmer’s Market Collection

 

Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! What is your favorite: vanilla? strawberry? lemon? How about a scoop of each!

This bishop class is for the experienced smocker. If you understand a cable-trellis combination, then you will enjoy the challenge of this CURVED SMOCKING design. Choose your favorite color batiste and bias fabric from a collection of lawns. Don’t worry, if the contrasting bias work is too much for you, the smocking police won’t mind if you use the dress fabric for your trims! Pleat then smock this little frock with a simple curved design to introduce you to the technique. This bishop design is suited for sizes 1, 2, and 3 years old.

 

Kit Includes:

2 yards Japan lawn in choice of colors,½ yard contrasting bias fabric, Floss: 2 skeins, Smocking needles: 4, Nylon snaps: 3, Mother of Pearl button: 1, Instructions.

 

Student Supplies: Smocking pleater with at least 14 needles, pleaters may be share 2/1

Sewing machine in good working order, Mettler 60 thread, white, lighting

 

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Tabula Rasa Fit and Fashion Jacket – Rae Cumbie

The Fit and Fashion of the Tabula Rasa Jacket

 

Spend an action-packed day learning how to fit and fashion a fun wardrobe of toppers using the Tabula Rasa Jacket pattern from Fit for Art Patterns.  Using sizing shells Rae will help you find the correct size, adjust your pattern with the personal fit adjustments, cut out and mark a mock up to create this easy to sew, versatile jacket with a square armhole and kimono band. See supports and finishes that will make your jackets beautiful and functional for years.  (Add this text for a 2-day class – Once the mock up is finished begin designing and sewing an unlined jacket using your own fabric and incorporating your favorite details.)

Appropriate for students comfortable sewing on their machines.

 

Student Supplies: Sewing machine, beige or ivory multi -purpose thread, basic sewing supplies including your preferred cutting tools.  Selection of stash fabrics for future projects.

Kit  – Tabula Rasa Jacket pattern, Heavy fabric for jacket mock up making, use of pattern adjusting tools including rulers, markers, tape.

 

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Bits and Pieces - Entredeux Stitch Capri Set – Gail Doane

Technique:  Fine Machine Sewing – Intermediate Level

Brand New Class Debut SATB 2019

 

Description:  Precise machine stitching complimented with rickrack and micro check French bias bindings are the focal points of this charming capri set.  Day one of this two day class will cover the button down the back A-line top.  It is constructed from 100% cotton fine line pique and features rows of wing needle entredeux stitching in graduating lines down the center front.  The grid created from the entredeux stitching provide the perfect palate to weave cotton floss and finish each row off with hand dyed buttons in complimentary colors.  The cap sleeve and lower hem edges are complimented with ¾” rickrack cleverly applied with an all machine bias micro check edge finish.  The capri length pants are constructed from ‘bow’ pique and feature inset side seam pockets in coordinating micro check.  The elastic waist is cleverly concealed with bias cut knotted micro check ties.  You will need a sewing machine with an entedeux stitch (look like train tracks) to complete this project.  This capri set is part of a coordinating capsule wardrobe which includes a hoodie jacket, and two different dresses.  Pattern sheets in sizes 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be included with each kit.  The class kit will be available in three color ways.  Email gaildoane@hotmail.com for details and your kit color choice.

 

Student Supplies: sewing machine in good working order (must have a machine entreduex stitch which looks like train tracks), #70 sewing machine needle, open toe foot, edge joining foot, trolley needle or small awl, rotary cutter/ruler/cutting mat (optional, but helpful), basic sewing supplies

 

Additional Kit Cost: 4-6  ________$40.00    8-10________$40.00

 

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Gilded Monogram – Deborah Merrick Wilson

Precious Metal Embroidery

 

Executed on a silk ground, attendees to this precious metal embroidery class will learn proper mounting, in an embroidery hoop, design transfer and customization and a variety of beginning through intermediate. English goldwork techniques including, but not limited to invisible couching, overstretching of pearl purl, contour chipping over bumpf, seeding, proud looping, broad and whipped plate over English felt application, and multiple ways to utilize gilt spangles, and seed beads. Students will be able to select monogram of choice.

 

Student Supplies: In addition to a clamp, frame weight or stand to stabilize the project and leave both hands free for stitching, students are to bring a heavy duty, wooden 10” embroidery hoop, a 14” square of Dupioni silk (in color which contrasts with gilded threads), a pair of small, finely pointed inexpensive scissors which can be dedicated to cutting metals and usual stitching supplies.

 

Additional Kit Cost - $35

 

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GENEVIEVE HEIRLOOM DRESS – Connie Palmer

This is final two days of four day class.

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The Poet Blouse – Trisha Smith

Skill Level: Intermediate Machine Class

 

This soft feminine blouse has ¼” release tucks that start at lower edge of the piped round yoke and are released at the bottom to add needed fullness to the blouse.  The raglan sleeves have soft gathers at the shoulder and the lower edge is finished with 1/8” release tucks and a tiny binding.   The center front is accented with a one inch wide band that displays beautiful Mother of Pearl shank buttons.  The blouse buttons down the back and has a one inch hem.  Trisha will teach you an easy way to make a tucked garment in this class.  So if you love tucks, but don’t like making them, this is the class for you.   You will learn many different sewing skills as you make your blouse.  Students will receive the pattern in all sizes. 2 – 8.  The kit contains enough supplies for up to a size 8.

 

Student Supplies: Thread:  Mettler All-Purpose or Silk Finish – White, Child’s finished tunic top length. Scissors: shears for cutting out fabric, small for trimming and clipping, paper scissors, glass head pins, seam riper, sewing gauge ruler, purple thang or point turner of some sort, blue washout fabric marking pen (with a good point), Roxanne’s Glue Baste It, Groovin Piping Trimming Ruler (for corded piping),  6” x 24” ruler and/or 3” or 4” x 18” ruler, rotary cutter, UNSCENTED Best Press Spray Starch,  good lighting, paper and pencil for tracing pattern pieces to prevent losing additional sizes for later use, scotch tape.  Pinning or lace shaping board (helpful but not a necessity), press cloth.  Optional - Door stops for machine to save wear and tear on the neck – Trisha will show you how to use these.

Sewing Machine in good working order, all feet for your machine especially these:  All-Purpose, ¼” without guide, Open Toe Applique, Piping or 5 Groove Pintuck, Stitch in the Ditch foot. Machine Needles: Microtex Size 80.

 

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Pocket Pets – Debbie Glenn

Skill Level:  Intermediate

 

Student proficient in basic garment construction (French seams, attaching collars, facings,  setting in sleeves) & hand embroidery stem, (satin, lazy daisy, & French knots)

Description: While the adorable animal pockets are sure to captivate tiny tots, that’s just one of the details making this classic set special.  Bias gingham rouleau trims the shaped yoke (which has room for a touch of hand embroidery or a tiny initial), as well as the Peter pan collar and sleeve bands.  Constructed of soft pima cotton with an inverted front pleat, full length back placket & pull off cover pants so comfort & ease of dressing are guaranteed.  Pattern includes a straight sleeve for the little Master and a dainty puff sleeve for the wee Miss, making this darling diaper set the perfect summer attire for baby, even if it must be stored in grandma's hope chest in anticipation! In this two day class students learn how to create a puppy pocket using stabilizers to simplify construction, how to shape prepared rouleau for yoke, 4 ways to attach rouleau to fabric (traditional, plus Debbie’s method for covering a wrapped seam, binding a trimmed stabilized edge & an alternative w/ no hand sewing), how to trim rouleau with lace, create perfect box pleats and secure pockets & rouleau w/ invisible stitches.

 

Student Supplies: 80 wt. Madeira or 100 wt. YLI white thread (to secure gingham bands & appliqué) 50-60 wt white thread for construction, Gutterman Fusible Thread, Machine Needles- #65, microtex/sharp, #90-100 Universal, hand needle #10 crewel, Teflon sheet, Purple Thang, Hemostat, Basting Glue, Glass Head Pins, Blue Twin Water Erasable Marker

Additional Supplies- Basic sewing supplies, paper & fine bladed scissors for trimming, 18” clear quilters’ ruler, magnification strongly suggested (clip on machine magnifier, 3.0 readers), hand towel, ¼ yd white batiste labeled with your name in Sharpie marker. Sewing Machine- in good working order no tension problems, with adjustable length & width blanket stitch (looks like _|_|_|_, should have no more than two traditional straight stitches between the stitches to side and back, please verify width can be reduced to at least 1.5).  Please bring machine manual, cords, foot pedal, 2 empty bobbins, slide on table (that came with your machine for sewing when free arm is not required) and all presser feet including Open toe foot is a must (not clear satin stitch), ¼” piecing, 5 Groove pin tuck, mini- piping & center bladed joining

 

 

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FEATURED TEACHERS 2019:

Babylock - Pam Mahshie

Babylock - Deb Canham

Jan Kerton

Susie Gay

Connie Palmer

Gail Doane

Terri Click

Maggie Bunch

Trisha Smith

Jeannie Baumeister

Vaune Pierce

Marie  Anderson

Zelma Reid

Joy Welsh

Deborah Merrick-Wilson

Phyllis Brown

Debbie Glenn

Rae Cumbie

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