I get to teach a Workshop! Will you be there? (And what to do if you can’t come.)
I am so thrilled today to let you know that I’m starting my first “real” workshop series in March! I have loved the other two one-time workshops I taught, it’s lovely to chat and talk with other sewers as we create things together. It seems that everyone has had a good time too!
Canadian online fabric shops Country Clothesline and Fabric Spark teamed up last year to open a brick-and-mortar shop in downtown Toronto. It’s a bright and airy space filled with (of course) gorgeous fabrics and fun notions.
I wrote last year about finding my passion where I didn’t expect it, and I’ve found that teaching is one of the things I hope to do more of. The fact that these lovely ladies asked me to teach is so good and I could not be happier!
You can join us for their Learn to Sew Series, specifically “Sewing for your Kids” class for 4 Thursday nights from March 23 to April 13, 2017. Find out more and sign up online here or here, or visit their shop for more details.
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten my farther-away friends! I will be releasing PDF patterns for each of the 4 projects here on the blog over the next few months. They are all beginner-friendly patterns, specifically designed to increase your sewing knowledge while being perfect gifts for your kids or grandkids (and yourself!)
If you want a laugh, check out this video we took of my youngest during our photo shoot. It was a little chilly!
Here are the 4 projects you’ll be making and what you’ll learn:
Pencil Case (or Sewing Pouch!)
Insert your first zipper into this fully lined and finished pouch. Plus, learn how to sew a French seam.
Child’s Apron (multi-size pattern!)
Finish this simple apron with a neck and hem facing, easy straps and a customizable pocket with tidy edge-stitching.
Child’s Throw Blanket
This whole-cloth blanket is flannel backed and omits any batting for the perfect spring/summer weight. Learn to create self-bound mitered corners and how to hand tie a quilt for an easy (and quick) finish.
Tote Bag (for You!)
Create a tote bag with boxed corners and curved edges. Find out how to use fusible stabilizers and interfacing to make a stable bag, plus insert a lining to finish it off.
I would love to see you there! Let me know if there is anything else you’d love to learn at a workshop.