End of Summer Sewing Camp

We’ve just added another Sewing Camp to our schedule!

3-day End of Summer Sewing Camp, August 7-9, 10am-2pm.  Lots of fun packed into 3 days!!  You’ll be making a cute sundress, fabric necklace and more as time allows!

Call the store to register, 216-220-4808.

 

Fashion Sewing Camp, June

Fashion Sewing Camp, June 2014

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Summertime is in full swing!

Yay!  It’s finally here…summer!    Our sewing camps are in full swing, too!  Our first camp, Fashion Sewing was a riot! The girls made fashionable sun dresses, headbands, fabric necklaces & more!  They all enjoyed learning new skills and making dresses to show off!

Fashion Sewing Camp, June

Fashion Sewing Camp, June

Fashion Design Camp is starting this week, where students will sketch, create mood boards, collages & learn all about being a Fashion Designer.

Then we have Plushie Camp followed by Sleepover Camp and Bags! Camp & more Crafty Ninjas for the younger kids & their moms!!

What a fun summer of sewing we have planned for you!!  After Sewing Camps, kids can take all kinds of fun classes that we have planned…maxi skirts, pillowcases, pencil cases, stuffed turtles & more!

We also have Open Studio hours, where they can come in and work on their own, repeating projects that they learned in camp.

Check the calendar for more classes & Open Studio hours…

After school Sewing Lessons will start in October – call early to register!!

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What a year – and it’s only March!

 

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Wow! It’s been a whirlwind of a year for us already!

We’ve been so busy remodeling the shop. You’re going to love it… We’ll be officially unveiling it next week during our monthly Sewing Happy Hour on April 4th from 6-9pm (we’ll be kicking off early for some extra fun and a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate)!

Camps have been added to our calendar along with a few other great classes in April! This summer, the kids will be doing some fun things in our Sewing Camp, Fashion Design Camp, Crafty Ninjas Camp, and Sleepover Camp! Check out our June and July calendar for more details and pics!


Learn to Sew in 2014

Is sewing on your list of resolutions for 2014??  Stop in and see how much fun we make sewing at Stitch.  We teach kids…and big kids, too!  Along with being fun, sewing is a very therapeutic life skill. (I know it helps me keep my sanity!)

Bring a friend and join us for  Sewing Happy Hour on first Fridays (free) and  Modern Patchwork Night on 2nd Fridays ($10)  each month.

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These little seamsters are in our Thursday night Kids Sewing lessons, which have become very popular!  Their projects for January included this embellished pillow – they had lots of fun adding sequins to the caravan elephants! Next week they’ll be finishing up their skirts and having fun in our photo shoot!  Each week we review the basics so they get lots of practice  threading their machines, winding bobbins & changing stitches.  They are amazing!

Stay tuned for our weekly Sewing Lessons for Grown-ups schedule!  Lots of fun, small projects to perfect your tehniques.

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Changing it up.

IMG_1134Happy 2014, everyone! We’ve got so much planned for the new year and we’re hoping for the best one yet! 2013 was such a great year for us, thanks to you!

Stay tuned to see some changes at Stitch. You can expect more group classes, a fresh new website, and a bit of freshening up in the studio, too. We’re looking forward to a fantastic year with you!

By the way, did you know that 2014 is the year of the Horse? Chinese New Year is right around the corner… My student, Emma, started celebrating early. This is the Halloween costume she made in October – she’s a horse! Coincidence? Hmmm…. megansignature


Kids sewing lessons resume this week !  Thursdays or Fridays weekly, 3:30-5:30.  Yay !!


Join us for Modern Patchwork Night

IMG_19642nd Fridays  at Stitch we  meet for  Modern Patchwork Night.  This month we’ll be stitching flying geese blocks.

Using solids in contemporary combinations and straight line stitching in contrasting thread,  traditional blocks have a whole new look!

Join us on 2nd Friday nights and learn an easy method of making this block.  Bring your machine for this stitchy evening-we like to sew while we learn!  Other things you might want to bring would be a 6″x12″ acrylic ruler, rotary cutter, neutral color thread and fabric marker. Fabric & batting is included.  This block is also featured in the Jan/Feb GenerationQ magazine which just arrived in the store!

6pm. $10, RSVP required (call us at 216-220-4808)


We are closed for holiday Break until Tuesday, Jan. 7.  OMG  Love this snow!  Stay safe & sew!


Sewing Classes

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We’re here having lots of fun sewing for Christmas!  But we

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sy Christmas week! We’ll be open on Monday with a workshop at 2:00.

Make a stuffy reindeer for yourself - or for a gift!

$40 includes all supplies

IMG_1673Thursday, we’ll be getting crazy making Sock Monkeys!!!  $40 includes your choice of some crazy socks for this super fun project!

Friday, create your very own Ugly doll stuffy!  We’ve got lots of ideas and fleeces to sew up your creation!  $45 includes all supplies.

Classes include all supplies and use of sewing machines, too!!  Ages 9 & up…younger students are welcome with some sewing experience.  SIgn up early!!

 


Fun kids classes scheduled for Christmas week, Monday-make a stuffy reindeer, Thursday make a Sock Monkey(!) and Friday  create your own Ugly doll monster!!  I’m sure Santa has a few things to do yet, so drop off the kids!  Call the store to register –216-220-4808…


Gift Certificates for Christmas

Gift Certificates at Stitch are available in any amount.  They can be used for private lessons, group classes and purchases in the store.  What a great gift for those budding seamsters..or those dusting off their machines !

You can stop in to purchase – or  simply call and we can drop one in the mail for you!  How easy is that!

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Who wants to make a sock monkey?? Join us on Sunday, Dec 7, 1-3:00.  Open to all ages.  Machine & hand sewing.  $35 call ahead to sign up!


Art, Activism + AIDS 2013

Our panel making workshop on NOV 17th was a huge success!  We met with 9 families and have now completed all of the quilt panels – with the help of many volunteers!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

You can see the panels on display at Metro, which is open to the public.  Join us for the closing reception on Dec 3 at 5:30

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Stitching!

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Kids-It’s time for a holiday print hobo bag!! Learn the basics with this simple beginner project.  November 22, 3:30-5:30!  Call to register 216-220-4808.


Community Sewing Project – Join us!

Once again we will be putting our sewing skills to use on The AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Meeting with families touched by AIDS we’ll create a design for a 3′x6′ quilt panel, then bring it to life via our sewing machines and fabulous sewing volunteer network!
Stitch with us on Nov 17th, 10am-5pm in the Atrium at Metro. Join us for an hour or two – or the whole day! Call us for details at the store. 216-220-4808. Help put a smile on someones face, you’ll be glad you did!

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Hand embroidery is fun & portable!  Learn the basics with us and make a mini mat for your mug with a pumpkin spice latte design, or design of your choice!  Nov 14, 3:30-5 or Dec 5, 6:30-8:30.  $35 each session includes supplies.  call to register 216-220-4808


Do you enjoy the zen of hand sewing?  Join us tomorrow, Sunday from 1-3 to make a voile wrap scarf, hem by machine and add a lovely tassel edge by hand. Hand sewing is portable, therapeutic and adds that special hand crafted touch!   Call to register, 216-220-4808.


What I’m wearing.

IMG_0988If you’ve stopped into the shop lately you’ll see I’m sporting a new accessory! Camille is quite comfortable riding along all day in her sling or carrier while I sew and teach. It really frees up my hands so that I can still get some work done while she sleeps and enjoys some snuggles! There are lots of different ways to “wear” a baby – yes, baby wearing is a thing. I’ve been using my Moby Wrap, which I totally love. However, it does tend to get pretty hot with that huge piece of thick fabric wrapped around your body several times!

Many of my friends swear by the good ‘ole ring sling so I decided to give it a try. First step… Make one! Don’t you find that you hate to buy anything that you can make? And why not make it when you have such fun fabrics right at your fingertips! Seriously, the hardest part about making this sling was choosing the fabric and rings. So I made my first one and I love it! After teaching a small group how to make the ring sling, I discovered some ways that I would change the process and add some pockets or make the sling reversible.

I’ve added this class to the calendar for October 29th from 1-3pm. The class is $55 and includes your supplies (2 1/2 yards of your favorite fabric and coordinating aluminum rings). In one afternoon you can complete a great gift or valuable tool to keep for yourself and your little one! Once you make one you won’t be able to stop!

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No school on Oct 18? No problem – have some fun with us and make a jeweled elephant pillow – super easy & super cool!  10am-noon, $50 includes supplies.  Call to register 216-220-4808.


Time flies…

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I think it’s true what they say (who are they anyways?)… Time flies when you’re having fun. We are so lucky to be doing what we love and we thank all of our friends, customers, and students who make it possible! In case you missed it, over the summer the Plain Dealer did a very nice article about Stitch Cleveland featuring some fantastic photos of one of our end of the season Summer Camps.

IMG_0982Summer was a complete whirlwind of sewing activity! We were so excited to be extremely busy even before the article ran, but once it was published we had a huge rush of phone calls and interest in our little shop!

As a matter of fact, it was so busy we had to take a waiting list of campers that has overflowed into fall! So if you missed joining our camps for summer, it is not too late!
-5ecfb4c7120c1b4cCheck out our schedule and join us for one of our fall or winter camps!

There has been one particular person who has been monopolizing our schedules as well! Camille was born on August 20th! Her big brothers are so happy and proud – especially Rex! Mommy and Daddy are still adjusting to the new little one… I’m back in the shop and Camille has been joining me there. She already loves the sound of the sewing machine while she hangs out with Grandma Heidi and Mommy in her sling! Now, indulge me while I post some sweet little pictures for you to enjoy! We’ll see you in the shop soon!

Getting back to how lucky we are to be able to do what we love… I’m especially thankful that I get to do what I love with my mom, Heidi. I know that all of you know how fantastic she is, too! She is the best mom a girl could have and I am so grateful that she worked so hard while I was gone (and now that I’m back… and… always) to make the shop fantastic! Thanks, Mom! Here are some photos from this summer’s article. You can check out the full article here!

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