summer sewing


Summer’s around the corner…really???

Before you know it summer will be here!

We’re busy working on the Summer Camp Schedule…so stay tuned!!!!

 

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But until then, After School Sewing & Saturday BootCamps are in full swing!

Check the schedule or give us a call for more info! 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!
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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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Summer Camp Fun

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Summer Camps at Stitch have been so much fun this year!  Our students have made maxi dresses, beach bags, zippered wallets & have learned fashion design and illustration!  The days are flying by with so much excitement in the air.  New fabrics have arrived, new patterns, and so many new students have discovered the joy of creativity at Stitch!

But, summer’s not over yet and there’s plenty of sewing fun to be had!  There are camps scheduled in July with a few openings still available.  Sewing maxi dresses & beachbags, July 8-12 & July 22-26, and the popular Fashion Design/Drawing  for High School students, July 15-19 .Call now to register and get in on the fun!!  Private sewing lessons  also available.  Give us a call to schedule.

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Coming up…Pinterest Parties at Stitch!

 

 

 


Summer…sweet!

Summer is upon us!  Yay!  We have lots of fun at Stitch planned, too!  Our Etsy Craft Party will be on June 20th, with lots of interesting things for you to learn!  Marie, from Etsy’s NYC office will be sharing a power point presentation with us, and demonstrating techniques for photographing jewelry, garments and bags.  RSVP is required,so… grab a couple friends and don’t miss the fun!!

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Summer Camps will be in full swing starting the week of June 10th…these are so much fun!  This year we’ve added Fashion Design with Megan for MIddle school & HIgh School kids,  sewing maxidresses, hats, infinity scarves & more!  If you missed the deadline, there are a few spots left, so give us a call & we’ll try to squeeze you in!

The Summer Class Schedule is packed with sundresses – the ever popular Washi dress, Amelia dress & superdeduper easy elastic shirred sundress…when it gets hot you will wish you had one to slip on!!  Also on the schedule is Sewing Machine Basics with the  Hobo bag, zipped wristlet, picnic buntings, and some Modern Quilts, too!  …and we have lots of new fabrics in the store, too!!  Linens & rayons for dresses, fun chevrons & dots and lots of prints for accessories.  We have also added many notions and have a nice supply of colorful zippers & threads.  And, as always, private lessons can be scheduled at any time.

August will be a busy month with the welcoming of Megan’s baby girl!  Yes-a girl!!  I know, right?   Rex is going to be the best big brother ever!!

Join us  as we celebrate and shower her by decorating Onesies at our Open Studio Social night on June 7th!!  We’ll have onesies & supplies ready to embellish!    We’ll have cake and goodie bags for everyone, too!!!  So don’t miss the fun, please RSVP .

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MAY

SCRAPPY TRIP AROUND THE WORLD QUILT BLOCKS – MAY 14, 6:30-8:30, $50 (incl supplies)

DRESSES FOR GIRLS – BEGINNER LEVEL PEASANT DRESS – MAY 23, 6-9pm, $50 plus supplies

CURTAIN WORKSHOP – MAY 26, 12-3PM, $50 (plus supplies)

MODERN QUILTING – HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE QUILT TOP (CRIB SIZE)  MAY 28, 6-9PM- $45

SUNDRESS FOR YOU! Elastic shirring – May 30, 6-9pm, $45 plus supplies

JUNE

QUILTED MACHINE COVER – JUNE 6, 6-9PM   $45 PLUS SUPPLIES

OPEN STUDIO – Social – free, JUNE 7 – 7-9pm (We’ll be honoring  Megan-and showering her with decorated Onesies !!)

WASHI DRESS – ADV BEGINNER LEVEL – JUNE 11 & JUNE 18, 6-9PM ,$45 EACH SESSION

SEWING MACHINE BASICS – HOBO BAG -JUNE 13, 6-9PM, $50 INCL SUPPLIES

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB – June 14th , 6PM $10, RSVP required

AMELIA DRESS – JUNE 23, 1-4PM, $45  PLUS SUPPLIES

PICNIC BUNTING – JUNE 27, 7-9PM, $30 PLUS SUPPLIES

ETSY CRAFT PARTY – June 20, FREE!  RSVP required

JULY

OPEN STUDIO – FREE!  JULY 5, 7-9PM

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB – JULY 12, 6-9PM  RSVP REQUIRED

MODERN QUILTING – SOLID COLORS WALL HANGING – JULY 14, 1-4PM, $45

SUNDRESS – ELASTIC SHIRRING – JULY 18, 6-9PM, $45  PLUS SUPPLIES

ZIPPERED WRISTLET – JULY 16, 4-6PM  $30 PLUS SUPPLIES


New summer camps added!

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The Cleveland weather has been amazing the last few days and we’re ready for it to stay! We’re starting to plan for summer by organizing our summer camps. We have quite a few more to add this year including fashion design and specialized camps for different age groups! Space is limited so reserve a spot soon! Register by May 10th. We’re so excited for another summer of fun sewing!

FASHION DESIGN for Middle School with Megan June 24th – 28th, 10am – noon, $180 (includes a kit)

Learn the basics of fashion design with other students your age! We’ll cover mood boards, trending, and color stories as well as learn how to draw fashion figures and tech flats. We’ll discuss the basics of design and have fun rendering fabrics and graphics on our fashion figures! Your kit will include a sampling of my favorite design tools – sketchbook, pencils, markers, fabric swatches and templates!

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FASHION DESIGN for High School with Megan July 15th – 19th, 10am – noon, $180 (includes a kit)

Learn the basics of fashion design – for students gearing up for art or fashion school this camp will help you  jumpstart your portfolio! We’ll cover mood boards, trending, and color stories as well as learn how to draw fashion figures and tech flats. We’ll discuss the basics of design and have fun rendering fabrics and graphics on our fashion figures! Your kit will include a sampling of my favorite design tools – sketchbook, pencils, markers, fabric swatches and templates!

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FASHION SEWING with Megan June 10th – 14th, 10am – noon, $220 (includes fabric and patterns), ages 13-17

Have fun experimenting with different types of fabrics in this class! Projects include an infinity scarf, cowl neck halter top, skirts (maxi and mini), and a tote bag with exposed zipper patch pocket! We’ll be working with knit fabrics, woven fabrics, exposed zippers, and linings. You will be able to choose from a variety of fabrics for your projects. Bring your machine (in good working order) or rent one of ours!

 

SEWING CAMP with Heidi JUNE 17th – 21st, 9:30am – noon, $220 (includes supplies) ages 9-11

Learn how to sew this week while you complete an entire outfit! By the end of the week you’ll have finished a summery dress, hat, and decorated tote bag. Choose your own fabric from our fun selection of prints and solids! We may squeeze in a few other small projects such as a wallet or pincushion if time allows.

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SEWING CAMP with Heidi July 8th – 12th, 9:30-noon, $220 (includes supplies) ages 9-11

Make a fun pair of capri pants with patch pockets and decorate a t-shirt to match with appliqué! You’ll also complete a pillow with a personalized monogram. Choose your own fabric from our fun selection of prints and solids!

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QUILT CAMP with Heidi July 22nd – 26th, 9:30- noon, $220 (includes supplies) ages 9-14

This week, you’ll complete a picnic sized quilt (50″) to enjoy all summer! Create a fun patchwork look with a bazillion prints! Learn the basics of quilting as you finish your first quilt! Binding and quilting will all be done on your machine!

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Spring Break! …and kids are sewing

 

Check out our schedule of Beginner Sewing for kids-

 

Tuesday -Stuffed Owl (ages 5-8) 1-2:30 $35
Wednesday-Patchwork Pillow (ages 9-11) 10am-12:00 $50
Wednesday-Hobo Bag (ages 9-11) 1:00-3:00 $50

These classes include all supplies and use of our sewing machines, too!  Drop the kids off and we’ll make seamsters out of them really quick with these easy and fun projects.

…sorry we’re still working on the Summer Camp schedule, thanks for your patience!  Sundresses, pillows & sunhats!

 


Summer Sewing Camp

Camps are filling fast!  There are still a few spots available  the weeks of:

June 26-29, July 10-13 and August 7-10.  9am-noon each day.

Seamsters will be making a pair of capris and matching top, along with matching headband and shoulder bag- all projects are beginner level, but Sewing 101 is suggested.  Learn how to take measurements, choose a size, read a pattern and lots of fun techniques while  finishing a whole outfit to wear this summer!   Limited to 8 students per session.

Also planned for the summer are Friday Kids & Teen Sewing Workshops.  Starting June 29th, 1-4pm weekly til August 3rd.  $45, sign up a week in advance and pay weekly.  A fun social sewing “club” setting, where students will be working on different projects with individual attention.  Several projects to choose from-give us a call for details!

It’s gonna be a fun sewing summer!

 

 

 

 


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Bring your friends and make a pair of pajama pants  together!!  We had so much fun last month we’re doing it again!

Sewing & pizza, a great plan for one of the last Fridays of summer.  We’ll have patterns ready for you and will help you choose the correct size.  Teen, tween & mom friendly, too!

Friday, August 20th, 6-9pm.  $45  BYM, call for supply list.  Register early, class size is limited.


Summer Sewing

Our machines have been buzzing!  Summer dresses = super easy sewing.  Here are a few examples.

This is a variation of the popular pillowcase dress.  It can be a dress, swim coverup, or top.  Simple seams and tie straps finish it off easily.  A fabric flower was added to the front of this one.  This is a great  beginner project that can be finished in just a couple hours using under one yard of fabric.  I know you have something in your stash that would be perfect!

Beautiful silk fabric with elastic shirring at the top, which can easily be done to any fabric.  It’s a simple rectangle of fabric, this one has panels of contrast fabric along the bottom.  I”ve had this fabric in my stash for years, and this was the perfect project for it, it was just under one yard, so the fabrics along the bottom added length and matched perfectly don’t you think?  Oh, and don’t forget a fabric beaded necklace-a snap to make and fun to wear.