Sunday, October 14, 2012

Look what we made in our second class of the Childrens Series Sewing Class.  Yes, Designer Pillowcases.  I truly had so much fun with this group of talented girls.  Our first class they learned how to sew and made a simple pin cushion.  That's me in the middle.  The girls were so excited about making there own pillowcase.  They learned a new method of putting together there pillowcase, the tube method.

 Demonstrating how to wind a bobbin

 Using the Tube method to create her pillowcase.  What a beautiful pin cushion! 
 A look inside the class room!
The finished product!  She made this in less then 2 hours.

I have so much fun teaching children the art of sewing.  I am blessed to meet wonderful girls and boys.  Yes, sewing is not just for girls.  Each month I am offering a series of  3 to 4 sewing classes.  For the month of November there will be a Beginner Class, Apron Class, and a Christmas Stocking Class. 

A special THANK YOU to Mel for taking all these great pictures!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Whew!  I have a lot of catching up to do.  The Childrens Series Class has just completed there second class.  We are having so much fun!  What a wonderful group of girls.  If you missed it this month, I will be having another series of classes in November.  I'm working on the November & December  Holiday Class schedule.  I will be posting it soon. 

October we have an Adult class this Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:00 -12:00 pm. 

What have you sewn lately? 

Happy Sewing!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Classes have been updated on the BLOG!  

September is National Sewing Month and this month there
are some special prices for classes.  Please register early.

If you don't see a class, but would like to learn how to make something please comment.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Pressing Ham


Not exactly what your were expecting, right?  Well, no I'm not talking about Ham you eat.
Your probably saying what is that a picture of, well keep reading this is good.

A lot of people ask me, How do I get a professional look when I am sewing? or
When I sew why do I have that homemade look?  The answer is simple, if you have taken a class with me before, you have heard me say it over and over.  Press as you Go! A very important Rule.

BUT, I'd like to elaborate on that.  Because if you don't have the right notions you still won't have quite the professional look.   A big part of achieving a professional look to your finished project is good pressing.

The Sewing Gadget of this week is the Sewing Ham, or Sleeve Board. I found this excellent tutorial from  It cost about $12.00 in the stores.  But you can make it for much less incorporating your own fabric for your own design Tailor Ham.  Since I found this tutorial I won't be purchasing one.

When sewing, never sew over an un-pressed seam. Always press the seam open as you go. This will make sewing easier and will improve the quality & hang of your finished garment.  Giving you a professional finished garment or project.
Happy Sewing!
This is a little late THURSDAY TIP

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Changes - Sewing Classes

I had a great 4th of July with my family and friends and I hope you did too.  I have been creating a lot of new items for my online store.  I'm happy to say business is starting to pickup.  I am trying to gear up before the holiday's get here.

I have so many interested and I have a passion for them all.  But there comes a time when you have to make a business assessment.  It is very hard to accommodate the many different schedules.   So there are a few changes to the classes that I offer.  I will be only teaching 1 Saturday a month.  The second Saturday of the month will be my designated sewing day.  Classes will still be based on registration.

I have updated the CLASSES and REGISTRATION pages.  It is much more user friendly.  I will always have a Beginner Class the Sewing 102 Class will be a project class.  Each month the project class might change.  

Right now I am also putting the childrens classes on hold.  If you have a few friends that are interested in sewing.  I would be more then happy to have a childrens class. 

I will be blogging more also, sharing sewing tips and making a few helpful videos.  So please check back.

This is not the end of sewing classes.  This is a new beginning with a better way.

Thank sew much!
Courtenay Christian

Monday, June 4, 2012

I decided to try something new this June.  You will notice there are (2) Beginner Sewing Classes this month.  Beginner Sewing Part I and Beginner Sewing Part II.  Part I is all about learning how to sew.  Part II I have felt the Decor Pillow class would be an excellent way to incorporate the skills learned in Part I.   You will be learning how to applique as well as learning how to create a Fabulous Decor pillow for that perfect room. 

Of course don't forget you can save on classes this month.  So register now.


Sewing coupon

June SEWING CLASSES have been updated.

June Special $5.00 OFF
Select Classes

Expires June 30, 2012

Please remember to register in advance!  Tks

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Button Hole - Thursday Tip

A little tip for perfect buttonholes. When creating buttonholes always use a piece of lightweight interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric to stabilize your buttonhole.  Perfect each time!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sewing Tip


Trying something new on Thursday's. As you all know I enjoy sewing as well as teaching people how to sew. While planning classes to teach and sewing my own things to either sell or make as gifts or for my family, I read a lot of material about sewing. Being a Sewing Teaching I have to stay up on different techniques and products. Well, to make a long story short, I don't recall where I read this but I thought this would be great to share.

This is kind of my Upcycle Sewing Tip. If you have been to a sewing class, you would have noticed my bobbins are usually slightly unwound. Or when I am packing or unpacking a bobbin might fall on the floor. This drives me nuts. I know there are notions you can purchase to store your bobbins. But I found a way to store my bobbins using what I already have in my bathroom. When my girls were younger they were very interested in painting there toe nails. So we went out and bought little manicure sets. Well, take a look!

Don't FORGET to Register for

Saturday, MAY 12, 2012

Beginner Sewing Adult - 10 -12 pm

Decor Pillow Class 12:30 - 3:30 OR

Children/Tween Class 12:30 - 2:30 PILLOWCASE CLASS

Friday, April 27, 2012

1 Hour Pants

1 Hour Pants Simplicity 7092

Sew easy to make and very comfortable.  I even have a side pocket for my cellphone of course.  I give this pattern 2 thumbs up.  I will be making more of these.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SEWING 1 Hour Pants Class

I am so excited about this Saturday's sewing class!  I want you to be too!  I am taking a 2 minute break from?  Yes, SEWING.  The pattern is cut out, getting ready to pin it to the fabric.  Hopefully I will be finished soon and I will post a picture.  So you can see the fabulous pants you to can make!

Saturday, April 28th 12:30 - 3:30 @ Hobby Lobby in Buford, GA

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sewing Classes

Classes have been updated!  The Registration page is basically updated except for the Mom & Me class.
Please let me know if you have any difficulties registering.  I am trying to make this as user friendly as possible. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

National Craft Month

Spring is in the air!  What a beautiful day.  I spent most of the day re-organizing my sewing area.  What a job, I have accumulated a lot of beautiful fabric.  It is always good to rummage thru my collection because it get my creative juices flowing.  I was sorting and matching fabric for my spring collection so keep your eyes open for a posting about fabulous Children's line of dresses.

Okay, so back to the upcoming sewing classes.  This Saturday is a Children's Project Class, we will be making a pillow case.  What a wonderful beginner project to reinforce your child's sewing skills that they learned in the first class Children Beginner Sewing Class.  This is a wonderful asset to there bedroom.  When my girls made their own pillow cases, it helped encourage them to make there beds everyday.  This was because they were so proud of what they accomplished.  Of course, I loved it!

IF, you haven't registered for the Adult Beginner Class and the Project; 1 Hour Pants Class yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  The class is Saturday, March 24, 2012 and people are already registering.  I just don't want you to miss out on this class.  In honor of National Craft Month the class is priced at $35.00.  Next month it won't be this low.  Come make a stylish pair of casual pants for the Spring.

Thank you

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Classes

The March Sewing Class Schedule is posted.  Please review the schedule carefully.  There are classes that are scheduled at the same day and time.  A lot of people have expressed interest in ALL of the classes.  But there is only one me.  So please let me know what classes you are interested in asap.   Please don't hesitate to register.  Thanks I look forward to seeing you soon.  Please check the CLASSES & Registration Pages.

Up coming Mother and Daughter Class McCall 5720

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