Sunday, May 18, 2014

New June Sewing Classes

Hello,
School is almost out, yea!  Now it's time to learn something new or you might have taken one class and put away the sewing machine.  Well, it's time to pull it back out.  There are some exciting classes that I have lined up for you.  PLUS, there is an additional day that I will be teaching sewing classes, that is if you?  REGISTER for class.  Well, I know you are say, when??? Thursday at 1:30.  So please take a look at the schedule. 

June is Shorts month
July is Skirt Month
August is Shirt/Blouse or Dress Month
I will be adding other project classes, for example, Tote bags, Pillow Decor.  Please write in the comment section what you would like to sew.  Thanks

Please remember to Like my FB page.  If you have already, Thank you!

Looking forward to Sewing with you!
Courtenay

Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's my Birthday!




It's my BIRTHDAY! 2/7/14
 
So I will be celebrating with friends and family this weekend.  There will be no Sewing Classes, Saturday, February 8th.
 
Sewing Classes Coming up!
 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 1:30 - 4:30 pm
D├ęcor Pillow Class -  mark your calendar more information to come. 
 
 
 


Thursday, January 16, 2014





 
 
 
Happy New Year!  I know it's late in the month.  But if your not on my email list.  I haven't Wished you and your family a Happy New Year!  
 
Well, I have a lot of updating to the blog to do.  This year I have a lot of new projects that I'm excited about teaching.  Below is a quick look at what's going on, so mark your calendar and get registered.
 
This Saturday Starts Children's Series Class
Saturday, January 18th, 1:30 - 3:30 pm &
Project Class Saturday, January 25th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
 
Adult/Tween Beginning Sewing
Saturday, February 1, 2014 1:30 - 3:30 pm
 
Classes are filling up, so please register early! 
 
thanks

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Taking an afternoon break.  Thinking of my final To Do List before the Suwanee Day Festival this Saturday.  I'm excited, anxious, and a little nervous.  I haven't done a craft show in a few years. I pictured in my mind how my display would look, what products I would put here and there.  Today is my last day to finish painting props and sewing Baby Bibs and Burp cloths.  Oh yeah and I need to get a little rest. 

I hope some of you will surprise me with a visit to my booth #214.   I will be there from 9 - 5 pm BUT, the Festival goes on until 10:00 pm.  There is a lot of family fun, food and activities. 

Well, back to work. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Sewing Class Schedule has been updated.  There are great classes for August, September and October.  IF, you do not see a class you are interested in, please let me know.  Thanks

Happily Sewing,
Courtenay

Thursday, August 8, 2013

How to cut and pin a pattern



If you ever wondered how to cut and pin a pattern. Above is a picture of how it looks to correctly cut out and pin a pattern.  This picture was taken during last Saturdays Project Skirt Class. 

Cutting out the Pattern;
  • First, when you open up your pattern there will be several pieces.  You will look at the directions of the pattern to determine what pattern pieces you need to cut out to make the skirt/item you desire.
  • Basically, you cut out the pattern right outside the black lines of the size skirt you are making.  

Once the Pattern is cut out;
  • Some suggest ironing the wrinkles out.  I don't, I've always been scared I might burn or scorch the pattern.  Plus, it seems like an extra delay from me getting started.  So what I do is just smooth the pattern out with my hands as I pin.

Pinning the Pattern to your material;
  • Place the fabric as stated in the directions, or place is where you waste the least amount of fabric.  But, keeping in mind the direction markers on the pattern.   Also, keep in mind the cut on fold marker.
  • If you look closely at the pattern, the student is pinning the pattern by placing the pins in the long way.
  • Once the pattern is pinned to the wrong sides of the fabric.  You can begin cutting the pattern out.
  • Keep in mind the arrows that need to be cut out.   But this step will be shown in class.
I hope this helps you get started cutting your pattern out for your next class.  Please let me know if this helps your.  If you have any questions, or something isn't clear please leave a comment below.
 Thanks Happy Sewing