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FEATURED TEACHERS 2020:

TRISHA SMITH

TERRI CLICK

SUSIE GAY

VAUNE PIERCE

GAIL DOANE

DEB CANHAM

RAE CUMBIE

DEBBIE GLENN

CINDY FOOSE

SUSAN O'CONNOR

SHERYL SMITH

SHELLY SMOLA

 

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday Classes

18 Hour Class

Madeira for the Modern Miss – Debbie Glenn (Brand New Class)

 

Sunday/Monday Classes

12 Hour Classes

Rebecca – The Shell Edge Dress – Trisha Smith

A Springtime Frock – Simplicity Blooms With Variations – Cindy Foose

Audrey – Vaune Pierce

Daphne Dress – Susie Gay

Lacey Block Yoke –Micro-Check Dress – Gail Doane

Ultimate Travel Bag – Sheryl Smith (Baby Lock Machines Furnished)

 

 

Tuesday/Wednesday Classes

12 Hour Classes

Sarah  Rick Rack Bridging Capri Set – Trisha Smith

No Shoulder Seam Dress – Cindy Foose (Brand New Class)

First Day – Susan O’Connor

Sassy Smocked Skirt and Blouse – Vaune Pierce

Liberty Garden Denim Jacket – Gail Doane

Painted Tabula Rasa Knit Tee – Rae Cumbie

Running With Scissors – Terri Click (Baby Lock Machines Furnished)

Knits On Serger – Deb Canham (Baby Lock Sergers Furnished)

Beach Bolster Pillow – Shelly Smola

 

 

Wednesday/Thursday Classes

12 Hour Class

Scalloped Sweetheart – Debbie Glenn (Brand New Class)

 

 

Thursday/Friday Classes

12 Hour Classses

Lily’s Heirloom Pajamas – Trisha Smith

Felted Wool/Liberty Trim Quilters Cut ‘n’ Press Carrier – Gail Doane

Sew Your Own Eureka Pants That Fit – Rae Cumbie

Take A Stand – Stand Up Tote – Terri Click  (Machines will be furnished)

Khaleesi Purse – Deb Canham (Sergers will be furnished)

Christmas Countdown – Shelly Smola

 

 

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday Class

 

Madeira for the Modern Miss – Debbie Glenn

 

Madeira for the Modern Miss – Debbie Glenn (This is a Brand New Class)

 

Skill Level: Advanced

 

Class concentrates on precision work using the blanket and pin-stitch.  Students must be proficient in basic garment construction (attaching gathered to flat fabric, French seams, casings & buttonholes).  Prior Pin stitch work helpful, but not required as pivot positions will be reviewed in class.

Please Note: Students make reference samples prior to beginning garment construction.  Confidence gained making samples leads to successful completion of class projects as well as the incorporation of the new techniques into future projects.

Leave it to Debbie Glenn to modernize Madeira and create a brightly colored classic summer set sure to delight today’s mom and her wee Miss.  Don’t let the colors fool you… this project is 100% heirloom!  Details abound from the orange scalloped yoke embellished with spaghetti bias roleau and tiny bow to the turned motif sailboat floating on a turquoise gingham Madeira appliqued sea.  Students may choose to make the cutaway top and bloomers for baby (12 mo), a sure to twirl dress or cute as a button shorts set (2-4T). Indicate choice on Registration Form. In this three day class Debbie shares her secrets for creating consistent scallops, a Madeira appliqué technique which eliminates all the hand basting and tedious needle turning traditionally required to prepare a shaped Madeira band or motif, as well as how to achieve perfect pin stitched points.  Additional techniques include couched cord embroidery, roleau work and block construction (including a unique reverse yoke).

 

Student Supplies:

40-50wt white cotton thread for construction (Aurafil, Mettler, or YLI Select)

80-100 wt white thread for applique work (YLI Heirloom, Madeira Cotona)

40 wt Sulky rayon (turquoise 942-1252, black 942-1005)

Optional: Vanish Extra water soluble thread

Machine Needles #65-70 sharp, #110-120 Universal

Hand Needle – John James #18 Chenille, #10 Crewel, #9 Milners

Glass Head Pins/Hera Marker, Purple Thang/Teflon Sheet

Template with 3 ½”- 1 ¼” circles (Wescott T-826, Pickett 1201l, Alvin TD495)

Water soluble glue

 

Email debbie@loveandstitches.com one month prior to class to order any of the student supplies listed individually above. Additional Supplies- Basic sewing supplies, paper & fine bladed scissors for trimming, 18” clear quilters’ ruler (w/ 1/8” markings), magnification strongly suggested (clip on machine magnifier, 3.0 readers), hand towel, ¼ yd white batiste labeled with your name in Sharpie marker.  Optional but helpful- Lace shaping board & Sleeve board or ham w/ holder. Sewing Machine- in good working order no tension problems, with adjustable length & width satin, blanket, and pin stitches. Verify that blanket and pin stitches can be reduced in width to 1.5.

 

Student Requirements: 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 and clip on sewing table (one that came with your machine for sewing when free arm is not in use)

 

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Sunday/Monday Classes

 

Rebecca – The Shell Edge Dress – Trisha Smith

A Springtime Frock – Simplicity Blooms With Variations – Cindy Foose

Audrey – Vaune Pierce

Daphne Dress – Susie Gay

Lacey Block Yoke –Micro-Check Dress – Gail Doane

Ultimate Travel Bag – Sheryl Smith (Baby Lock Machines Furnished)

 

Rebecca – The Shell Edge Dress – Trisha Smith

Who doesn’t love a wrap dress?  This dress will please the little girl in your life for sure.  As mentioned, the bodice it is double breasted in the front and the dress is literally “tied together in the back” with a sweet sash.  It has a simple, narrow, one-piece collar and precious angel sleeves, (or not if you prefer sleeveless).  The collar, angel sleeve, top layer of the bodice and down the length of the skirt front are all accented with a very sweet shell edge trim that you will learn to make in class and apply as you would corded piping.  The bodice is fully lined, and the lower edge of the bodice is trimmed with corded piping.  Two hidden buttons under the collar holds the upper portion of the bodice in place.  Trisha will teach you how to take the dread out of working with gathers, make perfect corded piping and an easy way to apply it to a garment.  She will teach you how to work with interfacing as you apply it to the bodice fabric.  Wait till you see just how much of a difference it makes when using interfacing in your garments.  This dress comes in sizes 2 – 10.  Your kit will contain enough supplies to make up to the largest size. Note: The dress photo fabric is no longer available.  Your kit will contain the beautiful fabric in the added photo.

 

Students Bring to Class:

Machine (in good working order) and all feet for the machine, owner’s manual

Microtex Machine Needles:  Size 70 or 80

Various scissors for cutting:  fabric, trimming seams, clipping threads, paper,

Rulers: 6” x 24” and/or 3” x 18” , Rotary Cutter, Blue wash out fabric marking pen,

Silk glass head pins, Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It

Purple Thang or Point Turner of some sort, Paper and pencil for tracing pattern pieces

Cutting mat (if possible, no problem if you can’t)

Lace Shaping Board or Pinning Board (of some sort) if you have one

Pressing Cloth – 100% cotton

 

THREAD: Mettler All-Purpose Poly, White  1 spool

OPTIONAL:

Extra lighting for your table

2 door stops to save wear and tear on your neck (I will show you how)

Sweater or Jacket (room temperature can vary from class to class)

 

 

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A Springtime Frock – Simplicity Blooms With Variations  – Cindy Foose

Just like the flowers of spring, creative energies tend to burst forth looking for an outlet. What

better place is there than a charming a-line dress; it’s the perfect conduit for your imagination.

The class focus is on construction techniques and interchangeable design variations: precision

tucks, scalloped collars and sleeves, multiple options for openings, mock French seams, faced

hems, bias edgings, and vertical buttonholes. All this plus the extra bonus of playful

embellishments such as a bi-color chain stitch, rick-rack ideas, curved hemlines, and button

attachment variations. Everyone will have the chance to express individual ideas by combining

the class pattern elements, shapes, colors, and embellishments to create a one-of-a-kind

springtime frock. How fun is that!

 

Student Should Bring:

A zig-zag sewing machine in good working order with these feet:general sewing, buttonhole,

edgestitch or zipper, 1/4" quilting foot (optional),and open-toed embroidery; a clear 18" ruler

with 1/8" markings as well as a clear 6" ruler with similar markings; paper-cutting, fabric-cutting,

and sharp-pointed embroidery scissors; as spool of wash-away thread; basic personal sewing

items; and additional lighting and magnification. A Mini-seam Allowance Ruler will be very

useful, but not required. Bring a French curve as a substitute. #70/10 Universal and Microtex

(Sharp) machine needles, and a spool of #60/2 or similar weight white machine thread. It is

always a good idea to bring your collection of machine feet.

 

Kit includes: The Springtime Frock pattern for all sizes 2 - 7; the kits will be offered in three size

groups: A (sizes 2-3); B (sizes 4-5); or C (sizes 6-7). After registering for the class, an email will

be sent with details about sizing from which to make a choice for the class kit. The dress will

feature a colorful print fabric paired with a white pique collar. Embroidery floss, buttons,

interfacing strips, hand-sewing needles; prepared class exercise activity materials; and a fully

diagrammed instructional booklet.

 

 

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Audrey – Vaune Pierce

 

Classic and traditional, the Audrey ensemble will be a favorite!  The navy and white with yellow gingham accent give the coordinating dress and jacket a traditional flair, reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn!  Perfect for your favorite young lady, this dress has a fitted bodice and sleeves, and they are adorned with piping and pleats.  The skirt is created with strips of fabric put together  to give it a 50's elegance.  To complete the look, there is a lined jacket that has an inverted pleat in the back and a scalloped collar.  The Jacket, as well as the dress, are piped in the coordinating yellow gingham, to give a pop of color to the overall look.  The dress is available in a size 2-6.  No pre-class preparation is required.

 

Student supplies: Student should be familiar with their machine

Sewing machine in working order and manual

Feet:  5 groove pintuck foot, 1/4" foot, edge foot

70 microtex-sharp sewing machine needles

Rotary cutter, Basic Sewing supplies for hand and machine

Mettler 50 wt. thread in white - 9105-2000

Mettler 50 wt thread in  navy - 9105-0821

70 Microtex /Sharp Sewing Machine Needles,  10 Sharp Hand Needles

 

 

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Daphne Dress – Susie Gay

All Machine Class

 

Skill Level Required: It's helpful to have some experience with machine heirloom techniques, and students should be very familiar with the machine they bring to class (SAGA version).

Kit Includes: 45”-wide Swiss Satin Batiste or a selected fine cotton print, matching Swiss embroidered very wideedging and insertion, Spanish cotton lace, Swiss entredeux, cotton lace edging, 80wt spool of white thread, MOP buttons, a snap. All kits will contain enough supplies for the largest size garment and the pattern in all sizes (3, 4, 5 & 6) with complete written and fully illustrated instructions.

 

Student Supplies (besides Basic Sewing Supplies): Sewing machine in good working order with all feet including a narrow edge stitch foot,  65 & 80 Universal needles, 60wt white machine thread, fineline blue washout marker, 2” or 3” x 18” clear ruler, 6” x 1” clear ruler. Optional: 5-6” sharp scissors for quickly and accurately trimming insertion & entredeux.

 

Teacher Comments: The Daphne Dress is available in pastel satin batiste and selected fine cotton prints. Fabric may not be the color shown. Students should contact Susie prior to class in early December 2019 for kit selection at sgay@berryhillheirlooms.com.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $20.00

 

 

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Lacey Block Yoke Micro Check Dress – Gail Doane

 

Technique:  fine machine sewing NEW CLASS AS OF NOVEMBER 2019

 

Description: Touches of ‘French Hand Sewing by Machine’ are the focal points on this charming bell shape easy fitting dress.  Carefully placed ¼” fold and stitch tucks stitched on a base fabric of 100% pima cotton 1/32” micro check create just enough fullness and shape.  Learn how to work over a wash away stabilizer to stitch together Swiss and French laces to form the bodice front and back blocks.  A ribbon threaded length of entredeux beading is mitered around the bodice blocks.  A sweet gathered cap sleeve, trimmed with more ribbon threaded entredeux beading, is cleverly inserted using a Swiss trimmed partial lining.  The neckline is finished with a prefinished French bias binding eliminating any bulk at the front edges of the dress.   The ribbon threaded entredeux beading trimmed dimensional pockets add a charming detail any little girl will love.  The machine stitched tucked hem compliments the bodice tucks.  Pattern sheets in sizes 2, 4, 6, and 8 plus comprehensive class notes will be included in each kit.  The class kit will be available in several 1/32” micro check color options.  Email gaildoane@hotmail.com for available choices.

 

Student Supplies:  sewing machine in good working order, size 60 and 70 sewing machine needles, 1/4” foot, open toe foot, edge joining foot (optional), fine point blue washout marker, 18” plastic ruler with 1/8” markings, 1/4” ribbon threader, hair dryer (optional, but helpful for drying after washing out stabilizer), basic sewing supplies

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $29.00 Size 2-4    $36.00 Size 6-8

 

 

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Ultimate Travel Bag – Sheryl Smith

Baby Lock Machines Furnished

 

Bags are one of my favorite things to make! This travel bag will be great for overnight or weekend travel. You will learn how to quilt your own fabric, put in purse zippers, attach hardware like a professional, and work with mesh. This bag has lots of pockets inside and out.  You can also slip it onto your rolling luggage.  Friends won’t be able to tell that you made this. It looks so professional.  If you prefer to have fabric quilted prior to class the cost is $35.00.

 

Additional Supplies:

Scissors, Pins, Wonder Clips, Marking Pen, Stiletto or Purple Thang, Double-sided Basting Tape, ¼” Foot, Edge Joining or #10, Walking Foot or Built-in Dual Feed, Uneven Foot or #38, Zipper Foot or #4, 6 x 24 Ruler, Thread to match your fabric, Top Stitch Needle (if you are using King Tut Thread). Construction Thread (Optional)

 

Fabric quilted prior to class $35.00

 

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Tuesday/Wednesday Classes

 

Sarah  Rick Rack Bridging Capri Set – Trisha Smith

No Shoulder Seam Dress – Cindy Foose (THIS IS A BRAND NEW CLASS)

First Day – Susan O’Connor

Sassy Smocked Skirt and Blouse – Vaune Pierce

Liberty Garden Denim Jacket – Gail Doane

Painted Tabula Rasa Knit Tee – Rae Cumbie

Running With Scissors – Terri Click (Baby Lock Machines Furnished)

Knits On Serger – Deb Canham (Baby Lock Sergers Furnished)

Beach Bolster Pillow – Shelly Smola

 

 

Sarah Rick Rack Bridging Capri Set – Trisha Smith

 

She will be cute as can be in her summer capri pants and cute little top.  The focus point of this completely lined garment is the rick rack bridging on the shoulder straps and on the lower edge of each pant leg.  The rick rack will be inserted (it is not hard) between two tubes that you will make and press flat first.  When the garment is complete, it will have a cute little “peek-a-boo effect” in these areas.  The top has a sweet ruffle around the bottom edge and the center front can be embellished with a sweet little fringe flower applique, if you like.  This garment is sized 2 – 7 and you will receive all sizes in class.  Come join us – we would love to have you in class.

 

Students Bring to Class:

Machine (in good working order) and all feet for the machine, owner’s manual

Microtex Machine Needles:  Size 70 or 80

Various scissors for cutting:  fabric, trimming seams, clipping threads, paper

Rulers: 6” x 24” and/or 3” x 18”, Rotary Cutter, Blue wash out fabric marking pen

Silk glass head pins, Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It

Purple Thang or Point Turner of some sort

Large Tube Turner (if you have one – if not, no problem)

Paper and pencil for tracing pattern pieces

Cutting mat (if possible, no problem if you can’t)

Pressing Cloth – 100% cotton

 

THREAD: Mettler All-Purpose Poly, White 1 spool / Purple  1 spool (send color #later)

 

OPTIONAL: Extra lighting for your table

2 door stops to save wear and tear on your neck (I will show you how)

Sweater or Jacket (room temperature can vary from class to class)

 

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Hmm, No Shoulder Seam?"- Cindy Foose

Brand New Class!

 

Eliminating the shoulder seams on a dress bodice opens the door for creative exploration into a

wealth of design ideas and possibilities. There are rules to follow and rules to break to achieve

the diagonal lines featured on the finished garment. The class project starts with a simple bodice

pattern and proceeds through the steps needed to implement the offset embellishment lines on a

one-piece, no-shoulder-seam bodice. Colored elements are added to accentuate the grain-line

changes of the bodice from a choice of machine decorative stitching, applied trim, or hand-done

embellishments; the secret to success is the order of application. The entredeaux-bound back

placket closure; bias-bound sleeveless armhole and neckline finishes; and a skirt attached with

tiny pleats are bonus techniques that make this a perfect warm weather wardrobe addition. The

kit includes the basic bodice patterns for sizes 2, 4, 6 , 8 and 10; however, for learning purposes

the in-class project will be a size 4. The techniques and embellishments presented in fully diagrammed class materials can easily be applied to future garments based on any one of the included pattern sizes.

 

The kit includes: Linen and batiste for the bodice; a colorful cotton print for the skirt; buttons; a

multi-sized pattern; a fully-diagramed instructional booklet, and prepared class activity materials.

The fabric for the skirt may change according to availability, but it will be a small-patterned,

multicolored, 100% cotton print.

 

Students need to bring: A clear ruler at least 12" long with 1/8" grid markings; #70/10 Sharp

(such as Schmetz Microtex™) and #70 universal machine needles; #10 sharp hand-sewing

needles; three kinds of scissors- paper cutting, fabric cutting, and short-blade, sharp-pointed

embroidery ones; washable fabric marker; a spool of white machine thread, preferably #60/2

Mettler brand; transparent tape; a mechanical pencil with .07 lead and a gum eraser. A zig-zag

sewing machine in good working order along with the all-purpose foot, open-toed embroidery

foot or applique foot, buttonhole foot, and edge-stitch foot, and bring along any additional

machine feet already owned as sometimes an unexpected foot choice works just fine. About a

month prior to class, students will receive an email with additional information as to specific

machine thread colors needed for the embellishments.

 

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First Day – Susan O’Connor

 

Kit includes: silk threads, silk fabric, perlé cotton, beads, paillettes, card, wadding, needles, class notes

 

Description: Celebrate the first day of Christmas with this delightful embroidery depicting a beautiful partridge in a pear tree. Worked in thread painting with lustrous silk threads on a silk ground, the ornament is edged with glass beads and hangs from a twisted cord.

Stitches and techniques covered include long and short stitch, satin stitch, beaded coral stitch, twisted cord

 

Student requirements:

6" good quality embroidery hoop with inner ring bound, embroidery scissors, fabric scissors, paper scissors, magnification and lighting if required

 

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Sassy Smocked Skirt and Blouse – Vaune Pierce

 

Sizes 2-6 -The Sassy Smocked Skirt is a smocked skirt with pockets, perfect for the little on the run as well as the older child on the go!  Not a traditional smocked skirt that is smocked all the way across the front, the cotton fabric is smocked in the center of the skirt, leaving flat fabric for the pockets on each side.  The pockets are trimmed with polka dot piping.  The skirt is smocked with tiny button embellishments.  The coordinating blouse that accompanies the blouse is created from Satin Batiste and has a Peter Pan collar with polka dot piping.  The techniques taught in this class are:  Inserting pleats in the center of fabric without leaving holes in the unsmocked fabric, perfecting the basic cable and trellis stitch and creating patterned piping.  Making the patterned piping and attaching it to a collar and sleeve will be demonstrated, along with construction techniques.  The kit covers up to a size 6.  Please note that the sample skirt fabric is different than the kit fabric. Most of these fabrics are available for only 1 season, so the fabric changes when it is no longer available.  A sewing machine in working order and a pleater are required for this class. Student should be familiar with a pleater and the cable and trellis stitch.  While a sewing machine is not used in class, student will need to finish the project outside of class on a sewing machine.

 

Student supplies:

Sewing machine in working order and manual

Feet:  5 groove pintuck foot, 1/4" foot, edge foot

70 microtex-sharp sewing machine needles

Pleater with at least 10 needles and pleating thread

Mettler  50 wt. white sewing thread 9105-2000

Mettler 50 wt thread , Color # 9105-0085, Parfait Pink

Rotary cutter, Basic Sewing supplies for hand and machine

 

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Liberty Garden Denim Jacket – Gail Doane

 

This Liberty of London embellished denim jacket will quickly become a ‘go with everything’ favorite in a little girls’ wardrobe.  Nine different Liberty prints are backed with ’Mistyfuse’ and then fussy cut into geometric shapes to form the appliqued flowers around the body of the asymmetric close jacket.  Learn a method for using bias press bars and invisible thread to prepare and attach the flowers, stems, and leaves.  Hand dyed ¾” buttons anchor the center of the flowers.  A unique triangle bound buttonhole accented with a Liberty print covered button secures the neckline.  The back and fronts of the jacket are machine channel quilted in blocks to a base of  ‘Warm and Natural’ and the sleeves are interlined with ‘baby interfacing. The jacket is fully lined with a ticking stripe and bound with green 1/32” micro check.  Liberty print turn back cuffs allow for at least a year of growth room.  Pattern sheets in sizes 4, 6, 8, and 10 plus comprehensive class notes will be included with each kit.  The class kit will be available in two colorways, dark wash denim with red based Liberty prints and red ticking strip lining or medium wash denim with pink based Liberty prints and hot pink ticking strip lining. Please email gaildoane@hotmail.com with your kit color choice.

 

Student Level:  intermediate

Student Supplies: sewing machine in good working order, two extra bobbins, DMC 50 or Metter 60 white thread, #70 Microtex sewing machine needle, #80 denim sewing machine needle, open toe foot, edge guide/quilting guide to fit sewing machine, white chalk pencil, compass (which will hold white chalk pencil), ¼” bias press bar, Roxanne Blue Baste-it (fine point tip),  18” plastic ruler with 1/8” markings,  dark color Frixion pen, press cloth, paper scissors, basic sewing supplies.

Project History:  new class as of November 2019

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $15.00

 

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Painted Tabula Rasa Knit Tee – Rae Cumbie

 

Knit tops are essential in the modern wardrobe so get started making and embellishing the Tabula Rasa Knit Tee and Tunic.   You will be guided to choose the appropriate size and pattern pieces, personalize them for fit, cut knit fabric, sew flexible seams, practice finishing techniques, plan and paint the tee or tunic pieces. If you already have a personalized Tabula Rasa Knit pattern you can get right to work cutting and painting an embellished top. Test and use supports and finishes that will make your knit tops looking professional.  By the end of the class you will have an adjusted tee or tunic pattern and be well on your way to finishing your basic square armhole knit top with painted accents. Appropriate for students who are comfortable sewing on their machine.  No previous knit garment sewing experience required.

 

Kit includes: Tabula Rasa Knit Tee and Tunic pattern or two variations if you already own the pattern, 2 yards of a high-quality solid rayon and spandex jersey in Ivory, Rose, Black or Blue, knit interfacing, use of instructor’s paints, brushes, stencils, etc.

 

Student Requirements: Sewing machine, Jersey needles in size 70 or 80 and other basic sewing supplies needed including preferred cutting tools. Serger if desired. Knits for designing and making future projects. Beginning students should bring a rayon or cotton jersey knit for their mock-up.

 

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Running With Scissors – Terri Click

Baby Lock Machines Furnished

 

Join Terri Click in making this amazing bag.  This bag will carry scissors, markers, rotary cutters, small tools and has pockets for rulers.  You will be working with vinyl, zippers, mesh and quilting.  This bag is 9 1/" 2H x 12 1/2" w x 1 1/2" d when closed.

 

Student supplies:  Rotary cutter, mat and quilter's ruler.  6"x24" and 12 1/2" and 20 1/2" square.  Scissors and thread snips, Pins (yellow-topped quilting pins and extra-fine silk pins}.  Wonder clips, washout marking pencil or pen, Creative Grids circle rulers, 12mm (1/2") bias tape maker, quick turn fabric tube turning tool, wide bodkin, washable glue stick and double-sided basting tape.

 

 

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Beach Bolster Pillow – Shelly Smola

 

Quilted bolster shams are hard to find, but this one is easy to make. The sham is made in sections in the hoop, then we’ll put it together! You can choose an umbrella that says “Stitchin at the Beach” (made especially for you) or “Take Me to the Beach”. This pretty sham would also look lovely as a wall hanging (before you sew it into a cylinder, of course)! I will have pillow forms for you to purchase if you would like. This sham fits a 6” x 16” bolster pillow.

 

Kit Includes: Fabric, Sashing, Batting, Buttons, Embroidery Designs

The embroidery thread will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite colors for the shells!

 

Student Supplies: 5x7 hoop and 6x8 hoop/ Soft Cut Away stabilizer—enough for 13 hoopings

Wash Away Mesh stabilizer—enough for 1 hooping - 505 Adhesive Spray

Small ruler / Rotary cutter /Small cutting mat that will fit next to your machine

80/12 or 90/14 sharp embroidery needles / 90/14 or 100/16 sharp sewing needles

Sewing Thread / Bobbin thread /Several bobbins full of bobbin thread

Straight pins or clips, Embroidery presser foot,Regular sewing presser foot, ¼” presser foot, and button foot, Embroidery nips (or small scissors) Small travel iron /X-ACTO Blade / Fray Check

 

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Knits on Serger – Deb Canham

Sergers will be furnished for this class

 

This class is all about working with Knits on the serger.  On day one we will be working through a number of different techniques such as round necks, v necks, stitching in the round and hemming.  We will also be checking the correct size for making a t shirt and the advantage of making bust adjustments and my method of a knit dart. I will have my favorite knit fabric available for your selection of color. You will need to bring to class threads to match your fabric. If you wish to pre-order your fabric please contact me in December (deb@dbcanham.com) and I will send you a picture of what I have so you can match threads.  Do not cut out fabric until after first day.

Day 2 After the t shirt is complete there will be a presentation on how to do facings; how to change up a pattern; fun neckline variations. This is a class with a lot of information,  it might be my favorite class to teach.

 

Bring to class: Regular serger thread, ballpoint needles.  If you have a Knit/Woven Double Fold Bias Binder 15mm bring it to class.  Also the new Hem Guide for the Triumph and Ovation.

 

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Wednesday/Thursday Classes

 

Scalloped Sweetheart – Debbie Glenn

 

 

 

 

Scalloped Sweetheart – Debbie Glenn (This is brand new class)

 

Skill Level: Basic construction (set in sleeves, French seams, buttonholes), students must be comfortable with geometric smocking (2 step wave) and hand embroidery.

Wouldn’t this classic puffed sleeve yoke dress (size 2T-5) be darling on your favorite little sweetheart?  From the geometric smocked front skirt and contrast satin stitched serpentine hem sprinkled with bullion flowers, to the double layer Peter pan scalloped collar… it’s the details that really set this dress apart.  There’s even an attached slip for easy dressing!

In this class Debbie will share her secrets for picture perfect geometric smocking, plus her unique construction method (guarantees all pleats remain at attention and upper cables on each row remain evenly spaced and visible).  She’ll discuss the importance of a garment skeleton, show students how to expand the use of block construction beyond collars and demonstrate how to create the satin stitched hemline finish as students make their own samples. Then the real fun, as everyone begins embellishing their pre-pleated skirt fronts with geometric stitches and constructs this precious Scalloped Sweetheart dress… and thanks to wash away thread there won’t be gathering threads to pick out of the sleeves!

 

Student Requirements:

Sewing machine with adjustable zigzag, in good working order and no tension problems,

Please bring your manual, cords, foot pedal, 3 bobbins, all feet - Open toe, 1/4” & bladed edge

stitching & 5 groove pin tuck presser feet are a must, and standard table/accessory tray which

came with your machine (used for sewing when free arm is not required). Basic supplies, #65-

70 universal machine needles, washout fabric pen/marker, 18” quilters ruler, API wash away

basting glue, see-thru Teflon sheet & personal press cloth (1/4 yd of white cotton batiste marked

with you name), Machine thread: 50-60 wt Mettler cotton (white, green, blue), #5200 50 wt

Broder Machine and Vanish Extra Wash away thread. Hand needles, (John James #7 long darners,

#7 crewel, #9 golden eye Milners).

 

 

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Thursday /Friday Classes

 

Lily’s Heirloom Pajamas – Trisha Smith

Felted Wool/Liberty Trim Quilters Cut ‘n’ Press Carrier – Gail Doane

Sew Your Own Eureka Pants That Fit – Rae Cumbie

Take A Stand – Stand Up Tote – Terri Click  (Machines will be furnished)

Khaleesi Purse – Deb Canham (Sergers will be furnished)

Christmas Countdown – Shelly Smola

 

 

 

Lily’s Heirloom Pajamas – Trisha Smith

 

Sweet dreams are sure to be had when you tuck her into bed wearing this beautiful heirloom pajama set.  One of the great things about this set is that it is made using Imperial Batiste, which eliminates the need for ironing.  She will wake up wrinkle free.

You will learn many heirloom sewing techniques as you make this garment.  To mention a few; you will make tiny 1/8” tucks on the bodice, sew entredeux to fabric, and learn how to roll and whip fabric and trims to finish the raw edges.  You will be working with Swiss beading and attached entredeux which adds a beautiful effect on the bodice, sleeve bands and on the hem band of the pants.  Trisha will teach you a neat trick on how to hide the seam allowance as you attach the bands on the pants legs.  The pants are so simple to make because there is no side seam and the pattern can be used in the future for making plain pajama pants or pants for every day wear.  You will learn how to make Trisha’s Perfect Puckerless Placket and then to top it all off, you will make the sweetest shell edge trim to apply to the neck edge of the pajama top.  All of this and so much more goes into this beautiful pajama set that she will love to wear as she ends her day in comfort and beauty. Kit contains enough supplies to make up to a size 8 in class.  (Pattern is sized 2 – 12 and you will receive all sizes in class).

 

Students Bring to Class:

Machine (in good working order) and all feet for the machine, owner’s manual

Microtex Machine Needles:  Size 70 or 80

Various scissors for cutting:  fabric, trimming seams, clipping threads, paper

Rulers: 6” x 24” and/or 3” x 18”  ,Rotary Cutter, Blue wash out fabric marking pen

Silk glass head pins, Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It, Purple Thang or Point Turner of some sort

Paper and pencil for tracing pattern pieces

Cutting mat (if possible, no problem if you can’t)

Lace Shaping Board or Pinning Board (of some sort) if they have one

Pressing Cloth – 100% cotton

 

THREAD: Mettler 100% Cotton 60 weight:  1 spool

OPTIONAL: Extra lighting for table and 2 door stops to save wear and tear on your neck

Sweater or Jacket

 

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Felted Wool/Liberty Trim Quilters Cut ‘n’ Press Carrier – Gail Doane

 

Technique: hand embroidery/fine machine sewing

Description:  Do you ever make anything for yourself?  Do you dislike trying to make something fit?  Do you love working with luxury materials? If your answers were no/yes/yes then this 17” by 18” carrier/notions holder for a June Tailor 12” by 12” Quilters Cut’ n Press might be for you.  The base fabric is two colors of Riley Blake felted wool paired with a Liberty of London tana lawn print.  The inside of the carrier is backed with fusible fleece and features two zippered 5” by 12” pockets and designated spaces for scissors, rulers, marking pens and a needle book.  The outside of the carrier is embellished with a simple backstitched floral design accented with French knots and a personal monogram.  The outer edge of the carrier is bound with a Liberty ¼” French bias binding.  The nine button closure allows for the case to open out flat to access everything inside.  The project kit will be available in several Riley Blake felted wool colors. Email gaildoane@hotmail.com for available kit color options.

Note:  June Tailor 12” by 12” Cut n’ Press board and photographed notions not included in the class project kit.

 

Student Supplies: sewing machine in good working order, #70 Microtex sewing machine needle, open toe foot, zipper foot, dark color Frixion pen (light color wool outer layer), chalk pencil (dark color wool outer layer), blue washout marker, trolley needle or small awl,  6” hand embroidery hoop, pinking or scallop shears, ½” diameter ‘Fasturn’ (can be shared), 18” ruler with 1/8” markings, press cloth, basic sewing supplies.

Project History: new class as of November 2019

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $30.00

 

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Sew Your Own Eureka: Pants That  Fit – Rae Cumbie

 

Are you tired of searching the stores for comfortable, well-fitting pants?  Sew your own by fine tuning the Eureka! Pants that Fit pattern from Fit for Art Patterns, with its contemporary tapered silhouette that flatters everybody.  Rae Cumbie will help you fit and customize your pattern – adjusting the crotch and hips, personalizing dart placement and shaping the legs –as you make pattern adjustments to your tissue pattern and prepare a mock-up.  You will choose the waist height and waist style, finishing the pants with either a facing, waistband or elastic waist.  By the end of the class, you will have a personalized pants pattern and mock-up and be well on your way to completing your first of many comfortable and flattering pants. Appropriate for students who are comfortable with a sewing machine and have an understanding of basic garment construction.

 

Kit includes: 4 ½ yards of fabric for mock up and first pair of pants, waist finish support materials for one pair of pants, zipper and thread plus a Eureka! Pants that Fit Pattern. Pattern altering materials and mock up making supplies.

 

Student Supplies: Sewing machine and its zipper foot, serger if desired, basic garment sewing tools and preferred cutting tools.

 

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Take A Stand – Stand Up Tote – Terri Click

Babylock Machines will be Furnished

 

This is the companion tote to go with Running with Scissors  tool case

Tote has zipper top and carrying straps.  The tote opens wide for easy access  The large tote fits large items like an iron or small sewing machine  We will be making the larger tote in class.  Large:  12 1/2"h x 16"2 x 8"d.  You will be quilting your fabric, working with Mesh, zippers and fold over elastic.

 

Student supplies:  Rotary cutter, mat and quilter's ruler (6" x 24" and 12 1/2" and 20" square}.  Scissors and thread snips, Pins (yellow-topped quilting pins and extra-fine silk pins.  Wonder clips, washout marking pencil or pen, Creative Grids circle rulers, 1/2" bias tape maker, quick turn fabric tube turning tool, wide bodkin, washable school glue stick, double-sided basting tape.

 

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Khaleesi Purse – Deb Canham

Sergers will be furnished

 

Khaleesi Purse.  This is a two day class.  Techniques include piecing on the serger, decorative stitching with Mexican Wave, inserting zipper on serger, cording and piping.  Purse has inside and outside pockets.

 

Students need to bring: 5 spools of thread (color numbers sent to you later) that match with the fabrics, they do not need to be the same, Cording Foot, Lace Applicator foot and regular foot.

 

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Christmas  Countdown – Shelly Smola

 

Get ready for Christmas with this quilted advent calendar! It has 24 pockets to fill with little gifts, candy. It also has 24 number markers that hang on the border pockets. Each day, take a surprise out of the pocket, flip over the marker, and hang the ornament on the big Christmas Tree! Each of the quilt blocks are made in the hoop (including the pockets), and the ornaments are completely made in the hoop!

 

Kit Includes: Fabric, Sashing, Batting, Buttons, Embroidery Designs

The embroidery thread will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite colors.

 

Student Supply List: 5x7 hoop, Soft Cut Away stabilizer—enough for 45 hoopings

Wash Away Mesh stabilizer—enough for 10 hoopings, 505 Adhesive Spray, Small ruler,

Rotary cutter, Small cutting mat that will fit next to your machine

80/12 or 90/14 sharp embroidery needles, 90/14 or 100/16 sharp sewing needles

Sewing Thread, Bobbin thread, Several bobbins full of bobbin thread

Straight pins or clips, Embroidery presser foot

Regular sewing presser foot, ¼” presser foot, and button foot

Embroidery nips (or small scissors), Small travel iron, X-Acto blade, Fray Check

High heat glue gun and glue sticks

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $40.00

 

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