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