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We’re bringing Sewing back!

AFTER SCHOOL LESSONS FOR KIDS  will start up again on October 3.  Classes will be Fridays, 3:45-4:45. Cost is $40 per week, (includes all supplies)  payable monthly before the first lesson.  Payment holds a seat in the class. Machines are provided, however if your child has one, it’s a good idea to bring it along so they become more familiar with it.  Registration closes on Sept 19, class size is limited so we can give individual attention.

We’ll be working on all kinds of fun stuff this year!  Kids will be sewing projects geared to their skill level.  We do suggest they take a beginner lesson before starting in a group setting – they’ll feel more confident if they do-and that makes for a better experience!

SUMMER CAMPS were sold out this year – and were tons of fun for the kids – and us, too!  We’re planning HOLIDAY CAMPS, too!!  Call if you’re interested and get added to the wait list so you’re not left out!

We’ll be offering beginner KNITTING AND CROCHET classes again this year, too!  For kids & adults. Cowls, daisy chains & cute animal caps are among the beginner projects.

SUNDAY HOURS will be starting September 21.  We’ll be open 12-4pm !!

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY is scheduled for OCT 25 – we’ll be sewing in our costumes and making a plushie candy corn pillow!  We’ve also scheduled another OWLIE workshop,which is always fun! We have lots of Halloween colors chosen so these Owlies will be ready for trick or treating!

Check the Class Calendar for additional classes, and as always-private lessons can be scheduled to fit your busy day!

Follow us on Instagram for the latest!!  And stop in to see whats new! (fabrics, patterns & notions)

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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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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

 

 

 


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!

 


Velveteen – mmmmm!  Just arrived from Anna Maria Horners LuLuThi collection.  With a very vintage feel this yummy fabric would make a wonderful little jumper, a trendy mini skirt, a bohemian hobo bag or vintage inspired stockings to hang by the chimney with care…


Happy Thanksgiving

We thank each and every one of you  for supporting us over the past 5 years.  We meet  excited and inspired sewists every day who share our passion for sewing and designing – it doesn’t get better than that!!  We know how lucky we are to be doing what we love, so thanks to you all !!

Have a fun and loving Thanksgiving day, we are cooking together, I just helped Megan get the turkey dressed for the oven-no sewing involved–haha!   It’s gonna be a fun day – playing games with Rex, checking out Megan’s new sewing room and letting the guys do their thing with the lights.  We’ll all be together, the most wonderful thing of all!

We will be closed on Friday and Sunday , but will be open 10-4 on Saturday!

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Meet Amy Butler & Parson Grey 2

Join us in welcoming back Amy & David for a casual meet & greet.  See their fabulous fabrics and  grab enough for your upcoming projects!

Boutique clutch & party hats featuring Amy Butler fabrics

We’re offering a special promotion of 20% off fabrics  for the day!  We have selections from her most recent Cameo and Lark collections as well as Gypsy Caravan & Curious Nature for you  and we’re sure you won’t leave empty handed!  We’re here to help coordinate your fabrics, too-we love doing that!

Refreshments, booksignings & drawings!!  This Saturday,  August 4, 2-4pm right here at Stitch Cleveland!! Please RSVP so we know to expect you!!  Reserve your copy of Generation Q…the premiere issue of a fabulous new modern sewing/quilting publication featuring Amy & David on the cover!   Stitchy Goodness Awaits!  xox

Street parking is available on West Clifton and Detroit Rds.

PS…while you’re in the area, don’t forget to hit the Lakewood Arts Festival, too!  Look for the Lakewood Womens Club, purchase a couple raffle tickets and take a chance on a fabulous quilt created  at Stitch Cleveland to benefit Lakewood Comunity Services.


OK, so you’ve made bags, totes, quilts &  several pillows.  Now it’s time to start making garments!  Start with a simple skirt – for yourself or maybe for  your daughter.  Skirts with a sweater & tights are perfect for on the go fashion!  A simple skirt can be whipped up in a couple hours-honest!  Tuesday, FEB 28, 6-9pm.


Our shelves are loaded with new fabrics!

New fabrics have arrived this week!  Full moon polka dots in slate and tangerine, love them!!  Pink prints, green prints, some new prints from Amy’s new Love collection, too!  A few Home Dec prints, Sandalwood laminate and a laminate from Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks collection.

The voiles from Anna Maria Horner are to die for!  They are like butter, and a lightweight cotton perfect for our , ummm, lovely summer weather!

Stop in to see the new arrivals!  You won’t leave empty handed I guarantee!


Happy Summer

barcelona_cover_medYay summer!  Now that it’s warmer, it’s time to make some summer skirts-great to wear with camis, halters or tees.  A-line, fitted or tiers of ruffles-you can never have too many skirts in my opinion!  We also have Amy Butler’s Barcelona skirt pattern, an all time favorite of our students.  

Sign up for Skirt Bootcamp with Megan – Learn to create a skirt from start to finish. We’ll begin by learning how to determine size and cut a commercial pattern. Discover the benefits of making a muslin first and learn to fit and move alterations to your pattern. You will have a finished skirt you can wear for the rest of the summer! Open to students 13 and up, this is also a great opportunity for a mother-daughter activity ($200 for both). August 10th – 14th, noon – 2pm, $135 All supplies included!

We know you’re busy, so remember- you can always schedule a private lesson to fit your schedule.

 


Springtime from the inside out

Will Spring ever arrive??  Maybe not outside for awhile, but with these fresh looking Home Dec fabrics From Amy Butler’s Nigella Collection you can bring it inside now!  Pillows, quilts, placemats, aprons, ironing board covers and window treatments never looked better.  These fabrics are 54″ wide, 100% cotton with a wonderful sateen finish.    

Need help getting started?  Join us this Saturday for the Applique Pillow workshop or schedule a private lesson to get you on your way!

 


Applique Pillow Workshop

Join us for this fun workshop with Heidi, make a cool pillow  and learn some new sewing techniques in the process. Using fabrics from designers such as Amy Butler and Anna Marie Horner, create this  pillow to freshen up your room for spring.  Inspired by a recent article in Sew News by designer Linda Lee.

 Saturday February 28, 10am-2pm     Class size is limited so please sign up early!  Call store to sign up.

 


Ironing board cover Playdate

Yay, a playdate, come on in and have some fun sewing an easy home dec project !  

Make a fashion statement with your ironing board.  Ditch that plain old cover and spice it up a bit!  This is a simple project, but basic sewing skills are required.  Choose from any of the fabrics we have in the store, Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, Heather Bailey, etc.  

Saturday, February 21, 11am-1pm.  Call store for info and to sign up for class.

 


What Heidi’s been up to…

Heidi’s been sewing and knitting like a madwoman for her soon to arrive grandson.  In case you haven’t heard, her daughter, Megan, is expecting her first baby in March.  First grandchild, yes, we’re all sewing, knitting and crocheting like crazy!!  We’re makers, and just can’t help it, it’s just what we do.  

This week, she started a quilt…

This is the quilt top, it will have a narrow border and free-motion stitching will be applied, similar to the rocket quilt that is on display in the store.  

                          

Are these not the most adorable booties you’ve ever seen?  These are from Amy Butler’s new book, Little Stitches for Little Ones.  And by the way, Amy will be visiting us April 17th, details on that event to be posted soon.

                   

And some knitting, too.  This weather is great for knitting and these small projects go quick!!  On her needles now is the baby Einstein bunting from Sally Melville , and on her hook is the Babette blanket from Interweave Press. 

And by the way, you can learn all of these techniques at Stitch Cleveland, because that’s what we do!  


                       Stop in to see what’s new at Stitch Cleveland !

Fabrics-Amy Butler (quilting weight and home dec), Heather Bailey, Anna Marie Horner, Tina Givens and some new rocket prints!!

Patterns-Amy Butler (her new apron pattern, Domestic Goddess rocks!), Heather Bailey, Kwik Sew

Cedar Canyon Shiva Paintstiks – texture plates, foils

Needle felting supplies – colorful rovings, needles

Subversive cross stitch  Wool and Hoop Crewel-  embroidery fibers, kits and books

Dressmaker supplies-hip curves, french curves, tailor’s chalk, pattern hooks Rume bags-reusable earth friendly shopping bags  

Louet Spinning wheels

Hand crafted pincushions, pillows, bags, plush toys, and more! Stitch Cleveland offers private sewing lessons at all levels.  We’ll work with you at your pace in a fun atmosphere.  We have sewing machines and a spacious cutting table, or you can bring your own  sewing machine to work on.  

Get started on pajama pants, skirts for spring, or make new curtains for your home.  We also offer spinning and fiber lessons.  Call the store for more info and to schedule lessons.