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!
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
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!
If 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!
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.
Summer 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!
Check 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!
Cleveland Craft Connection, a day long crafting business extravaganza is almost here!!! October 23 – at 78th Street Studios …and the whole day, including lunch with Chic-a is only $149!!
Take a couple classes with us! We’ll be teaching super easy classes – make the popular chunky Crochet Cowl, gorgeous Belle totebag, or trendy Fabric Necklace !!
Sign up for other fun classes such as felting, cake fondant, Botanicals, Owlcraft, floral centerpieces & needlepoint! Learn to knit & crochet & much much more.
Take a business class and get your dream job started!! Learn all about branding, how to choose a craft show, Launching your business, Creative Entrpreneur by ETSY!! Bring your questions to the Business Panel and up your business smarts!
Shop, take classes & lunch – what could be more fun??? Bring your crafty friends and have a Girls Day Out – you know you deserve it!
Register now at http://www.clecraftconnection.com/sample-page/
If you haven’t been in to the store in awhile, you’ll be surprised to see many new fabrics! We now have a great selection of cotton print fabrics suitable for garments for those of you who make dresses, skirts & tops
… lots of smaller prints , more pinks & purples & more adult prints per your requests!
We have some buttery soft corduroys from Denyse Schmidt, trendy chevrons & dots from Riley Blake , voile & rayon prints from Freespirit, cottons prints from Amy Butler …and gorgeous ribbons from Renaissance!
Oh- and I almost forgot! We also have chalkboard fabric!
See you soon!
Our Fall Sewing Camps have been so much fun…for us and for all of our students!! They start out learning the basics of how the machine works, then practice stitching straight lines and outlining letters with zig zag stitching! They love zig zagging!
If you missed our September classes, you can still get in on the October camps! Call early, though since class size is liimited.
KIDS FALL CAMP - BEGINNER -MONOGRAM BAG, SKIRT & STUFFY OWL THURSDAYS-OCT 3,10,17&24 – 4-6 PM , $160
KIDS FALL CAMP – SLEEPOVER FUN / NIGHTSHIRT,mMONOGRAM CHEVRON PILLOW & QUILTED COSMETIC BAG, FRIDAYS-OCT 4,11,18&25, 4-6 PM $160
We are also starting a wait list for Saturday camps and November gift camps, so give us a call and don’t miss all the fun!!
American Girl dressmaking class starts this Saturday! Bring your doll for her fitting, we’ll have pre-cut kits in lots of pretty fabrics, with coordinating trims & buttons. This class is for girls who have had some machine sewing experience, ages 8 & up. Saturday, Sept 14, 1-3pm. $40 . Please call ahead to register.
Quilty has tons of fun reading & patterns, I love this magazine ! I made one of these quilt tops last night and hope to finish it today, it’s small, perfect for newborns. I love the simple look, it’s very vintage-but so modern!!
We wish a fun and safe weekend to everyone!! Can’t believe it’s the end of another summer here on the North coast!!!
We’ll be taking some time with family next week, our store hours will be as follows:
Sun, Mon & Tues CLOSED
Thurs 2:00-6 Fall Sewing camps start!!
-Heidi & Megan x0x
Learn how to up your projects with Applique Techniques. September 22, noon-2pm. You’ll learn how to set up your machine stitch to make a smooth satin outline stitch, a fun zigzag or straight stitch outlining. Reverse applique, how to make your designs, how to draw perfect lettering and lots of tips to make the whole process alot easier!! Great ideas for the upcoming gift season (and yes, it’s around the corner!!) $45 includes kit with applique supplies. Call to sign up at 216-220-4808.
Stitch Goodness awaits!!
So, yeah, where did summer go anyways? If you blinked you missed it this year, right? So we were able to wear our new sundresses at least a couple times anyways, and you bet we’ll be layering them with little cardigans and wearing them long into fall!!
I just had to share these new fabrics with you right away, they just arrived yesterday and they are buttery soft corduroy prints by Denyse Schmidt-perrrfect for the washi dress, too!! (and did you see the version with sleeves?) Skirts, soft pillows and even short jackets will look awesome in these prints!! They are soft and drapable & I just love the prints, don’t you?
We’ve added simple skirt and dress classes to the schedule, and some kids sewing classes, too! Our Summer Sewing Camps were loved by all, Fall Sewing Camps start the first week in September!! Many of our classes are beginner friendly, too!
See you soon!
Heidi & Megan
We have cancelled the Pinterest Party for tonight, Aug 23. Sorry for the late notice.
Our hours for today, Friday wil be 2-5pm.
Our next Pinterest Party is scheduled for Sept 20, 6:30pm. It’ll be lots of fun, our friend, Litsa who is a Stampin’ Up demonstrator will be joining us with lots of tools, techniques and trends!!!
Again, sorry for the inconvenience, but hope to see you soon!!
Heidi & Megan
Yes, Megan had her baby early Tuesday morning! A beautiful dark haired little bundle of joy!
Mommy Megan and Camille Juliana are doing just fine!!
There is a slight change in our store hours for this week:
We will be Closed Tuesday, August 20 to recoup and get some rest,( this little girl just insisted on keeping us up all night!!)
Wednesday noon-4 and Thursday 2:00-7pm. Friday 2-9 (don’t miss our Pinterest Party at 6pm!!!)
New classes have been added to the schedule, be sure to check them out! (click the CLASSES tab)
Ever wonder how to stitch in concentric circles? Your machine most likely has a special attachment for doing this, which makes it super easy – but you can also use a tack, tape & a piece of cardboard to do the same thing!! We did just that this week at Modern Patchwork Club and here are the results!
Everyone impressed themselves with this technique . Join us monthly to learn the basics of quilting and make fun projects such these fun round trivets as practice! Next month, we’ll be meeting on September 13th and will be learning the snowball block.
Hope you can join us next month for some stitchy fun! Modern Patchwork Club meets monthly, you can join at any time.Bring your machine and have some fun with us! $10 RSVP required.
We also have a Quilting Basics class scheduled on August 17th, 10am-noon. Call to register 216-220-4808.
Stitchy Goodness awaits!!
- Do you want to learn the basics of quilting with a fun, adventurous group?
- Join us monthly as we learn a new block each month! With basic sewing machine experience, you’ll bring your machine and learn what it does!
- We play, we laugh & we create fun, modern samples of quilting that we can make into trivets, mugrugs, or make more and create a small quilt! Making several samples you’ll practice piecing, stitching & applying bindings. These small samples will build your confidence until you’re ready to start a quilt!
We’ve explored simple log cabin blocks, stair stepping, stitching in straight lines, free motion & more.
Monthly on 2nd Fridays, bring your machine & basic supplies. $10 RSVP required. August 9th, 6pm.
We’ve added lots more fabric to our inventory! If you haven’t been in the store lately, you’re in for a sweet surprise!! With the popularity of the Washi Dress and Amelia Dress we are now carrying a great selection of fabrics for dresses! Voiles, rayons, knits & linen blends are easy to work with and make really cool dresses & tunics to wear with your fave leggings, too! We have lots of samples, too, to give you ideas! Along with the fabrics we have increased our notions wall. Zippers, threads, interfacings, etc!! (We love the Lazy Girl line of interfacings!) You’ll also find tons of books & patterns to spark your sewing mojo!
Our Summer Sewing Camps for kids were amazing! We have sent over 50 new little seamsters out into the world with new life skills they will use forever – from ages 8 & up! And, not only the kids, but new adult seamsters as well! Private sewing lessons are a match with your schedule no matter how busy you are.
Fall Sewing Camp for kids starts the first week in September with after school & Saturday hours. We have Beginner level and adv beginner and are starting an American Girl Sewing Club, too! The girls can sew for themselves & match their outfits for their dolls! Boys can sew, too–think Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford. Sewing is not just for girls! We anticipate these filling up fast, so we will continue to schedule more- call to be placed on the list!
And…lots of fun events are planned for you, too! Open Studio Socials (free), Modern Patchwork Club, Pinterest Parties & more! Stop in or call us for more info!
And, in case you’re wondering, Megan has not had the baby yet-due date is August 16th! She is still in the store her usual hours – you know how it is when you love to sew! We’re so excited for this baby girl to arrive! Rex is very ready to be a big brother-we’ll keep you posted!
Heidi & Megan xox