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img_5263As a freshman design student, my Textiles professor started our first day of class by bleakly stating that none of us would develop anything new… It’s all been done before, she boldly stated. She believed there had been nothing new in fashion since the Dior silhouette. It wasn’t until I transferred to my alma mater that I realized the possibilities – the open doors. Having access to textile printing machines, 3D printers, pattern design software, and embroidery machines was all new to me. And all of it was new technology!

Every week I am lucky enough to work with sewers of different skill levels and ages. I’m consistently reminded that innovation still exists. I regularly work with a young girl who is particularly inspired by Manga and comics. She is currently bringing to life a design that began on her computer screen. Another student I work with, a high schooler, will be holding his second fashion show at school this year. He has designed, sewn, and created 100% of the garments all on his own. He even learned how to mix music for the runway and pooled his friends to be models for his show. Yet another, much younger sewer, comes to my studio with an idea every time I see her. Together, we bring it to life! I’ll tell you much more about these students in future blog posts!

Often while we work I’ll ask them what they are doing after high school or college. Many of them know right away what their plans are, while some are more hesitant and unsure of what the future will hold. Some of them are unquestionably leaning towards careers in fashion, while others are hoping to sew and create as a hobby while working in other industries. I always encourage them to experiment with things while they are at this level of learning. It’s a great time to try new things without the pressure of having to make money or having an employer demanding that you produce or design specific pieces.

For the students that are considering fashion design or a job in the fashion industry, it’s hard to realize the possibilities – especially with all of the new developments in technology and textiles. When we think ‘fashion design careers,’ we think of designers sketching away on croquis and flats in a busy workroom or office, a room full of sewers on huge commercial machines, or a huge warehouse stocked with bolts and bolts of fabric. But what if fashion were more personal? More accessible? Downloadable?!

In this TED Talk you can learn about how Danit Peleg made her senior collection with the use of a 3D printer in her own living room. I especially enjoyed hearing her talk about her process. As with sewing and physical design, there was much trial and error as she sourced her materials and learned about new ones.

I don’t think that in the early 2000’s any of us saw the possibilities that technology brought to fashion. I wonder what that Textile professor would say now?

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Summer Camp Schedule

Our fun and exciting Summer Camp Schedule is now up on the calendar!

We have lots of new camps planned for kids (& grownups, too!) – Fashion Design, Fashion Sewing, Crafty Ninjas, BootCamp for Beginners, Beach Party, American Girl Sewing, Plushies, Mom & Me BootCamp & BootCamp for GrownUps!!

AND…new for this year is our very first end of summer runway Fashion Show & Open House!!  We’ll have camper projects on display and they will have the opportunity to walk the runway in their own creations with family & friends in attendance!

Camps are filling fast, so don’t wait to register!  Call 216-220-4808 or stop in!

 

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We are in the Lakewood Studio Thursday & Friday 2:00-7pm and Saturday 10am-4.  You can call us Monday thru Friday to schedule lessons or answer any questions you  may have about classes.

Happy Stitching!!!

 


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

 


December at Stitch

Whew! – what a whirlwind December has been !  We’ve had so much fun teaching our students many new skills! Birthday parties, Girl Scout troups & lots of fun classes for kids have really kept us busy! We have made a few changes to accomodate larger classes and have added an area for parents to relax while their kids learn,too!

Sewing Bootcamp- our most popular class for new seamsters is offered monthly on Saturday mornings.  This is a 3- week series for beginners – or to refresh your sewing skills.  Learn Sewing machine basics, make a pillow and a pair of PJ pants! This is a great class for kids to learn about their new machines! Saturdays, 10-noon. Ages 8 & up

Fashion Series for Girls is an ongoing fashion sewing class where students sketch, sew & chat fashion!  Last month they made circle skirts. This month we had a “jacket challenge”  Students all made a simple design jacket using sweatshirt fleece, then they added extras to make it their personal style! Thursdays, 6:30-8:15pm Ages 10-13

Sewing for Kids is an after school sewing session, where kids learn sewing skills and make all kinds of fun stuff!  Bags, apparel, stuffies, pillows and more!  They are encouraged to bring their own machine to get to know it as they learn new techniques. Last month they made Fashion applique totes that were quilted with a bow applique, corduroy skater skirts, plushies & pillows!  Fridays, 3:45-5:45. Ages 8-10.

Crafty Ninjas are fun classes for the younger crowd! Make a fun socktapus or fabric snake. Ages 5 & up, check the calendar for dates.

Gift Certificates are great gift ideas – give an experience – the gift of learning!

Here are a few photos of what we’ve been up to!  Love these kids! xox

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Beginner Sewing Bootcamp

Learn sewing basics and make some fun projects, too!  This is a 4 week program which will get you well on your way into the fabulous world of sewing!  Whether you want to sew accessories, fashion or home dec – this will get you started.

Saturdays, November 1-22, 10am-noon.  $160 includes your supplies to make a totebag, pillow with applique and a pair of lounge pants!  We know you can do it!  (kids 8&up and adults) Call to register, 216-220-4808

 

 

 


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!

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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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Cleveland Craft Connection at 78th St Studios

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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/


New this Fall!  After School Sewing Camps!  Starting Sept 5, 4 week sessions on Thursdays or Fridays,3:30-5:30.  Projects change every 4 weeks.  $160 includes all supplies, beginner level.  Call to sign up!  216-220-4808


Fall Sewing Camps & more fabrics!!

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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!

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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!

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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

 

 

 


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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Merry Stitchmas…

It’s hard to find time to make something for EVERYONE on your list… If you have some crafty friends or family, why not take a class together in lieu of exchanging gifts? Group classes are available and are So. Much. Fun. Bring some snacks, maybe a bottle of wine, and all of your craziest friends for a few hours of guaranteed fun.

We also offer gift certificates! For those of you that would like to get stitchy after the holidays are over, don’t forget to include us on your wish list! Gift certificates are ideal to include with a little bundle of fabric and a pattern or book. We can help you put together the perfect package for your seamster! Your gift certificate can be used for group or private lessons, fabric, patterns, books, and more!

 

 


Sewing machine purchasing – serious business!

One of the most common questions we get here at Stitch is about the purchase of a new machine – where do you go as a beginner? Cheap… Convenient… Super duper nice with buttons that allow the machine to sew for you while making your morning coffee as well?

We don’t sell machines at Stitch because we just don’t have a favorite brand or type of machine! When we are asked about choosing a machine we usually suggest a few things:

Try it before you buy it! Visiting a dealer is a great way to get your hands (and fabric) on a machine that you can try before making a big purchase. I like to feel the machine. When you start to sew does it hesitate? Does if feel sturdy? I really hate sewing on a lightweight machine that travels across the table while I am trying to work!

Choose a machine that allows you to choose your own stitch length and width. Some machines have presets where you can only choose 3 different stitch lengths or widths. You really want to have more choices then that! Find a machine that allows you to change the settings yourself.

I love a good walking foot! Walking feet vary from machine to machine. Many machines come with them already attached. This is great! Especially if you have the ability to raise and lower it at your discretion. Walking feet help the feed dogs push/pull the fabric through your machine steadily. This is especially important if you are working with fabrics that are stretchy, heavy, or very fine. In straight sewing you may not notice a marked improvement in the stitches, but when the going gets tough you’ll be glad you have this feature! You can purchase an aftermarket walking foot. They are a little more cumbersome then having them already attached but with some practice it will become second nature.

One step buttonholes are awesome! Most new machines have one step buttonholes now. Basically, it allows you to make a no fuss buttonhole without measuring and marking… your machine will measure the button for you up to 1″. One step buttonholes are very even and neat looking. Manual buttonholes (which usually consist of 4 or more steps) are sometimes difficult to create evenly and symmetrically.

Stitch options… know what you need! It can be mind-blowing when a sales person shows you the thousands of stitches that your new machine does! Most of these you will probably never use! Be sure your machine does a zigzag, multiple stretch stitch, and a straight stitch. You should be able to move your needle position from right to left as well… This will come in handy when you are installing zippers!

 

I always advise people to stay away from the cheap stuff. Expect to spend between $200-400 for your first machine. You really do get what you pay for in this situation. Buying a cheap machine can make sewing very frustrating. We have a lot of students who had walked away from sewing because they were frustrated… it is usually their machine’s fault! After you purchase your machine be sure to treat it well. Clean it regularly, have it serviced when it needs some attention… In return, it will treat you well! When you come in to Stitch for lessons, we have lots of machines here for you to try out. After a few lessons you will get a feel for what you like! Trying before you buy will make you a better informed consumer.


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!

 

 

 

 


Introducing monthly group classes!

Everyone’s been asking for group classes, so here they are!

First Tuesdays will be Quilt Clinic.  We’ll be playing with modern quilting methods while making simple projects such as totes & zippered pouches.  The emphasis being on “play”, this is what helps our creativity-when was the last time you actually played and experimented with fabrics, color and thread?  October 4th we’ll be making a  tote using a couple different fabrics and in-line quiting-this really changes the look of fabrics when using different colors of thread-this is easy but very impressive!

Second Tuesdays will be Alterations Clinic, some months will have a specific topic as well, so bring something that applies, as well as some other garments to work on.  I’ll guide you on each step – hems, taking in or letting out, etc.   October 11 will be Hollywood hems, learn how to hem your jeans leaving the original stitching, very cool – seriously!

Third Tuesdays will be project classes.  Easy stuff  like skirts, accessories, wine totes, applique pillows, and more!  October 18 will be a skirt workshop-I am in love with all the maxi skirts at Anthropologie and just can’t get enough!  I”ve made two so far, using our fabulous Amy Butler Challis.  Flowing fabric like challis, stable knits or soft cords would be perfect!

November classes will include a fun quilted zippered pouch,  open alterations clinic and  a quilted wine tote.  Stop in to see the class samples – I’ve been having lots of fun working on them!  And, of course, your class suggestions are always welcome-if you see a project you’d like to learn, let me know!

Remember to sign up early and bring a friend!  Each session is $35 and meets from    6-8:30pm.  We do have a minimum of 3 students to hold the classes, and payment is due upon registration, which must be made at least 5 days in advance, you’ll also get your supply list and homework at that time!  Class sizes are limited.  And, don’t worry – we still have lots of time open for private lessons!

Many of the projects require you to cut and prepare before the class-that way we can get sewing faster!!  You can always stop in to prep your class projects in the studio, too,  just call ahead and we’ll make room for you!  Group classes are for intermediate seamsters, you should be familiar with your machine and  sew confidently. Private lessons are suggested for beginners.

You are encouraged to bring your own machine & sewing kit (be sure all your tools are labeled!

Tuesdays just got fun!

 


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We’ve been fielding a lot of questions lately about the kinds of projects a beginner can handle. We think you’ll be surprised at what you can do when you break it down into a step-by-step process. It’s hard to take it one step at a time without looking too far ahead and thinking… I’m never going to be able to make that final product!

Our advice is to throw caution to the wind and start slow! Expect mistakes and don’t be discouraged when things turn out differently then you expected. Sometimes a mistake can be a fantastic design detail!

I’d like to introduce you to one of our beginner students. Elissa came in with some ideas and patterns and didn’t mind starting slow – but we jumped right in anyways! At Stitch, we think you should always work on things that excite you! Why learn to sew on a project you hate? Make it something you’re excited to finish!

In this case, Elissa has 3 kids at home that she wanted to sew for… Her biggest fans! In our first lessons together, Elissa completed a full Twirl skirt for her oldest daughter… She was hooked! After trying out a machine at Stitch, she made an educated decision about purchasing one of her own. By the time she came in for her next lesson she had completed a matching Peasant top! Since then, she has completed another dress for her younger daughter and had plans for starting one for herself… And that was Thursday! Who knows what she’s been up to since then?

Thanks for letting me share your story, Elissa… And the pics of your beautiful daughter!


Absolute beginners

But not for long!     These three ladies learned the basics of sewing in one afternoon and each made a decorator pillow, complete with invisible zipper!  They’re planning on meeting at the PJ Sewing Party for their next project, snacks and libations will make it even more fun!

Call us to schedule a girls afternoon or evening out at Stitch, you know you want to!


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Have you seen the fresh new patterns at McCall’s? I’m so excited to see some familiar faces with patterns of their own!  As you know, I frequent NY often to visit my son (how convenient-huh??)  and love to stop in Williamsburg to visit all the fabulous local talent showcased in boutiques up and down  the hip streets in Brooklyn.  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Patty, at Flirt.  They have the coolest fashions, and also have a sewing workshop called Home Ec, where they teach sewing.  Don’t ask me how I found them, it must have been my fabric radar!!

I just picked up a copy of Vogue Patterns sewing magazine and was thrilled to read about her, among other fabulous seamsters, featured on their pages.  You have to check out their skirt pattern, as well as patterns from Marcy Tilton, Rebecca Turnbow, Melissa Watson and Megan Nicolay.  All of them are very cool and trendy.  I love finding patterns that showcase similar ready to wear designs as H&M, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, etc.

And don’t miss the article on Sewing Lounges!!  It’s so great to see so many like minded seamsters sharing their skills as we do right here at Stitch Cleveland.   There’s Helen at Seam Divas in Vancouver, Michelle, Gina and Lupine at Modern Domestic in Portland, Citycraft in Dallas,  Diana at Make Workshop in NY and so many others!!

So, get your sewing machines out, open up that fabric stash…and get sewing!  Sewing is def not a dying art!  Stop in and take advantage of Free Sew sessions, schedule a few private lessons or check out our class listings.  We’re here to keep sewing alive and want you to join in the fun and hang at your local sewing lounge, Stitch Cleveland!