We are Elizabeth and Elizabeth, two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same names! We are teaching Mastering Your Measurements to Pick a Perfect Pattern. Have you ever made a garment from a pattern and had it not fit? Learn how to master taking your own measurements and understand pattern language and sizing to make better fitting garments.
Maddie Flanigan is the author of Madalynne is teaching - Bra Making with Madalynne. Always looking for the right fit but can never find it? Never again will you have a bra that isn’t perfect for you – because you’ll be able to easily make your own. Learn to make a beautiful bra from start to finish with sewing and pattern making blogger, Maddie Flanigan of Madalynne.
Blogger Esther Boller will be teaching - Sewing Curved Seams. This class is all about the curves. Esther will share her tips for sewing circular/curved seams and finishing the edges. Learn how to add curved details into pre-existing patterns with her easy drafting tricks. Apply what you’ve learned as she takes you step-by-step through constructing a fun skirt with curved seam details.
Malka Dubrawski from A Stitch in Dye will be teaching - Strips and Bricks Quilt. In this class you’ll learn to create a quilt top that could function as a quilt for either a boy or a girl or just be a wonderful addition to any room. Scrappy, fresh and modern, this quilt can combine graphic fabric store prints with vintage textiles and Japanese cottons for a “low volume” version or be rendered in wonderfully rich, saturated hues for a top that plays value and color.
Before we get started today, it might be a good idea to take a refresher and read yesterday’s post about how to use your Photoshop Elements software to transform a humdrum photo into a snazzy silhouette. Today I’m going to show you how to kick things up a notch by cutting out the same silhouettes...Read More »
Patternmaker Melissa Watson will be teaching - Hey Girl, Silks are Sexy. Learn the 10 must-know tips for working with silk and rayon fabrics. And, Designing Textiles; Fabric Baptism. Tired of the mundane fashion fabric options? Don’t like any of the print choices? I got you. Learn 4 basic techniques in modern tie-dying. We’re not talking Jerry Garcia here. Melissa will show you how to “baptize” fabric yardage and readymade garments.
Sewing expert, magazine editor and author Denise Wild is teaching - 10 Patternmaking Skills Every Fashion Forward Sewer Needs to Know. From copying ready-to-wear tricks and drafting how-to’s to combining patterns and tissue fitting for plus size, this class walks you through 10 garment making techniques that will take your skills to the next level.
Elizabeth Balla will be teaching - Cosplay Sewing Tutorial. It’s all about the accessories! Sometimes it’s the small details that make your Cosplay costume truly authentic. Elizabeth shares creative accessory ideas for the superhero costume “Phoenix”. Learn tips for working with stretch fabrics, hidden zippers, appliqué and more!
Ashley Briggs from A&E's See What Materializes is teaching - Why you should be choosey about your Thread Choice. Thread is usually one of the last items selected for a project and is usually based on color. While color selection is important, choosing the right thread and needle combination can have a big impact on how your finished project looks and how long it lasts. A little bit of thread knowledge can go a long way to maximizing the outcome of your project.
Lisa Shaw from Bubbles' Menagerie will teach - Machine Embroidery Basics – Mechanics Behind the Art. Are you interested in machine embroidery but not sure where to start? This is an wonderful overview class for those looking to add to their “bucket of expertise” in sewing and branch out into the embroidery arena. You’ll learn information, tips and tricks to give you the foundation to make beautiful embroidery.