garment sewing

Snow day?

I’m finding myself looking forward to being snowed in! I know, I’m strange that way-I just see it as more time to sew!  Each year in January I make a list of new  and different things I’d like to do in the coming year – these will also be reflected in the classes that Megan and I will be scheduling for you here at Stitch Cleveland.  We’re here to motivate your creativity and get those wheels spinning!  …and those machines stitching!

This year I’d like to continue to make clothing-something that comes very natural to me.  I’ll purchase something,  make a pattern from it and sew a couple more in different fabrics and colors, changing some details as I go.  Most often I have just the right fabric in my stash, I love when that happens!  I want to share with you how easy this can be and many of the simple tricks that I use.  Sewing with Knits is on the schedule for March.   This is an advanced- beginner level project that you should for sure try!  Sign up early so you can get your choice of fabric ordered.  The project is an easy to wear tunic that is great to wear with skinny jeans and leggings.  You will love sewing with knits-really!

I hope learning to sew garments is on your list.  It’s fun, and not only sewing for yourself, but for others, too.  I love to sew for my grandson, Rex.   Sewing for kids is very rewarding-you will get compliments to the max!!  (That’s always nice)  Little garments stitch up fast, too, and are fun to add your own touches to make them special.  Megan has been sewing for Rex like crazy!  She’s found some fun patterns and   will be offering Sewing for Toddler classes-and since we work together, you can bring your toddlers in and I’ll keep them occupied while you sew!  I’m very experienced in that area, too!

Another area I’ve added to my list of things to do this year is Modern Quilting.  We’ve just added a quilting machine to our inventory of machines and I am so excited to start playing with it!  I have been quilting for a few years now, and have probably made over 2 dozen quilts, as well as quilted bags and accessories.  I plan on going into more of the modern trend-improvisational quilting.    The Posh Tot Quilt is a fun-and very easy quilt on our schedule this month in 3 sessions.  I have been working on the sample and love it!  The colors-navy, olive green and orange – very bold, and eye catching!  Great colors for a boy quilt!

Well, these are just a few items on my list, what’s on yours?

Oh, and remember- if the class schedule doesn’t work with yours, you can always make any of the class projects in private lessons more convenient to your schedule.   Or, arrange a group lesson with a couple friends-that’s always fun, too!