sewing lessons


The Gift of Sewing

Does your Christmas List have you stumped?  Want to give something special to that creative soul, that she’ll really enjoy?  A Stitch Cleveland Gift Certificate is just the thing!

Maybe she wants to dust off that old sewing machine and start using it, or bring her fashion visions to life, what about  those home dec projects that she’s just not quite sure of , or all those DIY ideas on Pinterest she keeps showing you.

Sewing at Stitch Cleveland is just the ticket!  A creative, modern sewing studio packed with inspiration.  Fabrics, sewing books, magazines and tons of sewn samples to see!  Private lessons, sewing clubs, classes, sewing socials, modern patchwork club –

…think of us as the sewing  whisperers!


Workshops from the creators of Stitch Cleveland at BAYarts

Folding Village

The Folding Village Workshop this Sunday at BAYarts is sure to be a creative adventure!  Make these fun “houses” using colorful fabrics and variagated threads.  They remind me of  little Whoville houses!  Choose from the pre-selected fabrics and conjure up your village color scheme.  Workshop with Heidi, Sunday, Dec 2, noon-4pm.  $50 includes supplies and use of sewing machines.  This workshop is for adults and kids ages 9 & up, beginner level sewing skills.

This would be a fun project to do with the kids to create some special holiday memories, too!  Class size is limited, so you’ll want to register early!

Other workshops offered by Stitch Cleveland at BayArts this winter include a Holiday Door Hanger, Quilted Stocking, Fashion Illustration, Beginner Knitting on Saturday mornings and a quilted floor pillow.  You can register  in person either at BAYarts or at Stitch Cleveland!


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!

xox


Applique Workshop

Have you noticed how a simple applique can add so much to a plain old tee ?  Or, how personal you can makes gifts such as onesies, napkin sets or a pillowcase with a simple initial or name applique?

Browsing Pinterest gave me so many ideas for our upcoming workshop!  How about wall art?  Applique your original artwork to an artist canvas and see how it lights up a child’s room!    Oh, yes, and with our newly arrived chevrons they are soooo trendy!  Learn lots of helpful tips on how to adjust your machine, what stitches work best, and get tons of ideas for yourself and holiday gifting!  Applique Basics, Thursday, Nov 8, 6-9pm  $50.  Bring a couple garments or items to work with, applique supplies included.  Please call ahead to register, 216-220-4808.

 

 

 


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.


You showed some love & voted for us! XOX

 

Hey, all you lovely seamsters out there…you showed your love and
helped us reach 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business℠ page to get closer to qualifying for a $250,000 Grant. Now, we wait for a decision from  a panel of judges, we certainly hope they fall in love with us!!  (how could they not, right??)  Send some positive karma our way!!

Your votes really meant alot, thank you to all who took the time to vote- we really really really appreciate it!  Friends is what it’s all about, right?  And you showed that we have lots!  yay!

So, if we are awarded this Grant, we have lots of plans churning in our creative little brains…and they will all benefit you!   More fabrics, more notions & patterns, more machines to play with and more space for classes.  Yes, our fingers are still crossed !!  It’s a long shot, but hey, ya don’t know if ya don’t try, right??

We hope  you also took advantage of our recent Groupon offer.  The group class schedule will be up soon, with lots of fun projects.  We’re just finishing our 2nd week of Summer Sewing Camp – it has been so much fun!!  If you missed it, we still have a few spots available in the July and August camps, so give us a call if you’re interested.  The girls made capris, peasant tops, headbands, shoulder bags and coin purses – by the end of the week everyone knew how to wind bobbins, thread their machines, hem, insert elastic and their favorite – the spray starch!  There were many jealous moms who want  Mom Sewing Camp!!!  hmm, there’s a thought!!  We’re also offering Kids & Teens sewing club on Friday afternoons until August.

Remember to mark your calendars for Amy & David Butler’s visit on August 4th.  Please register by July 30th.  With pre-registration you’ll be entered into a drawing for a special prize!  We’ll have several  drawings during her visit, too — so don’t miss the fun!

Summer is buzzing by uber fast, stop in and check out our new fabrics-we have lots of Kona solids and Amy Butler’s Lark collection as well as Parson Grey’s Curious Nature. PS, the air is on and it’s nice and cool !  : )

Heidi & Megan…and Minnie, too   XOXOXOXOXOXOX with sugar on top!

 

 


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.


Inventory your sewing room 1

For years I’ve been wanting to inventory my sewing room. Patterns, fabric, notions… Everything. It would be great to have a file at my fingertips that I can look through when choosing my next project instead of having to dig through my closets and bins. Also, for those of you who own businesses where you need to purchase fabric and notions, it is necessary to know what purchases you’ve made for the year to appropriately claim them on your taxes at the end of the year.

I figure there are two ways to go about this: physical or digital.

I like the idea of having samples of my fabrics clipped to inventory cards in a physical file that I can look through. I came across one at crafty staci. She even has a free printable for the inventory card available for you to download and some great suggestions on how to put them into action!

If you’re looking for a more ‘at your fingertips’ solution you can try one of the many apps available. I’ve been using one for my iPhone called Sewing Room. It allows you to scan the barcode on all patterns from major pattern companies to enter them into your inventory. A picture pops up along with all the details! You can even enter your own notes. This app also lets you take pictures of each of your fabrics and enter lots of identifying information to accompany it in your digital inventory. You can also make lists of people you’d like to sew for and projects you’re working on! I really like that I can enter in where I bought my items and how much I paid. Don’t worry – even if your pattern collection includes lesser known designers and companies, you can enter them manually and take your own picture! Can you tell I’m excited about this?

I’m really going to work on this project this week… I’ll let you know how it goes! Has anyone else been working on becoming more organized with their sewing?