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,

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

Monday, July 8, 2013


June flew by for me.  I have been so busy teaching sewing classes.  The August, September and October Sewing Class Schedules I hope to have posted by next week.  BUT, there are great classes in July, it's not to late to register.  Classes are starting this Saturday, July 13th.

Below are a few pictures of what happened in June.

Hi- Low Maxi Skirt Class

We had a lot of fun making this popular skirt!  I even made one! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Special  - Saturday, May 11, 2013

It's your day!  It's the Saturday before Mothers Day.
My family has been asking me what do you want to do or have for Mother's Day.  Well, I would just love to have time just to sew.  Because it is Mother's Day weekend, I was thinking is there anybody out there that feels the same way.  They would like to have some Me time or Mother and Daughter time? 

Well, Let's make this really cool trendy Apron by Sugar Pie Chic. 

Why not spend the morning sewing?  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Bring your coffee or Tea and I will bring the sweets. 

Mother & Daughter Class $85.00 for both
Pattern included!

More information to come when you REGISTER!


Monday, February 25, 2013


I always start off the New Year like so many others with good intentions.  I get my list together.  I do one thing on the list and get side tracked into do a lot of nothing.  Well, this time I am catching myself before I get to deep in the year.  Sooooo, I'm back on track.

This Saturday starts the Children Series of Sewing Classes for ages 8 - 12 years old.  If you look at one of the previous blogs I posted some pictures last year of the beautiful pillowcases the students made.  Last year, the Children classes made, Pillowcases, Christmas Stockings, Lounge Pants and pin cushions.  They had so much fun I am repeating some of the projects and adding some new ones along the way.

If you have a young one interested in sewing please sign them up.  Class starts this Saturday, March 2 & March 9th at 1:30 -3:30pm.  The first class is a Beginner class and the second class is the Project Class.  They will be making a Pillowcase using the Tube Technique.

Adult Beginner Classes, Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 - 12:00pm -  Don't miss it!  Then next class is in April.  Get ready for your Easter guest, serve then in the new Apron you made yourself.  Not only will you receive compliments on your delicious dinner.  You will receive compliments on your fabulous attire. Saturday, March 23rd @ 10:00 - 1:00 pm and yes snacks/lunch are welcome.

This is the Pincushion you will make.  It ties to your sewing machine as seen on Pintrest.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!
I wish all of you a Blessed 2013!

I had such a busy end of the year of teaching classes.   I wasn't able to keep up with my blog, FB or Etsy store.  My daughters Sydney and Hailey who some of you have met at my classes, will now be helping me with keeping all of these things up to date.  We have been brain storming, and you will start seeing a gradual change. 

Well I have listed upcoming classes for the end of January and February.  If there is a class you would like to have and you don't see it, please leave me a message or call me. 

2012 was awesome!  Meeting very creative children, teens and adult.  I look forward to what 2013 has in store.

Thank you