2023 Classes

Spools of thread
The 2023 class list is here! We invite you to browse our classes to find the perfect mix of fun, informative, and entertaining sewing experiences for your Expo. Find descriptions of each class, project photos, and a list of supplies you will need below. And grab class grids to help plan your schedule. Tickets will be available beginning January 11, 2023.

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Class Schedule Grids

1 Needle Classes
One Needle Classes are a traditional lecture/demo format — the perfect class for an introduction to a new concept, tips and tricks to make your creative life better, or brushing up on fundamentals. (45 minutes)

$15 (45 minutes) + $2 Convenience Fee

Class NumberClass TitleTeacher NameCompanyScheduleDescriptionKit FeeKit ContentsStudent SuppliesHomeworkClass LevelSkill LevelImage
1001The Magic of 3D Quilt DesignsMarci BakerQuilt with Marci BakerThu, 3/2/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
From simple strips sewn together and cut into triangles and other shapes, cubes, towers, and rooms appear out of nowhere. You will be amazed at how with some basic choices for light, medium, and dark, the shpaes morph into the third dimension! See tumbling blocks, honeycomb waffle, hollow cube, and more.1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1002Frustrated with Your Sewing?Marci BakerQuilt with Marci BakerFri, 3/3/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)Bird's nests, stitches not right, tension off, seams separating at the ends, fabric jammed, needle unthreading—all of these and many more frustrations can be eliminated with one simple concept. Learn Marci's technique and get a free gift so you can enjoy your sewing even more!1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1003Bias Cut for Every BodyJulianne BramsonFashion in HarmonyThu, 3/2/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
You don't need to have a perfect figure to enjoy the simplicity and elegance of the bias cut. It is all about choosing the right fabric, a good design, and getting the correct dimensions for a flattering effect. You will learn all of Julianne's secrets. Geometry is the answer, but she has done the math for you. Discover the magic of the bias cut! (Julianne is co-author of "Bias Cut Blueprints".)1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1004Tool School: Notions MagicSteve ButlerCLOVER NEEDLECRAFTThu, 3/2/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
The potential for creativity today is truly unlimited. But how do you turn a stack of fabric, a spool of thread and a creative vision into an heirloom-quality quilt? This class will cover the most important advances in sewing tools to help you design, measure, mark, cut, press and stitch it all together. Questions on notions, needles and threads are encouraged.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1005Sewing Machines, Needles and Threads: What You Really Need to KnowSteve ButlerCLOVER NEEDLECRAFTFri, 3/3/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Sewing machines are more capable than ever. Having your machine set up for specific threads and needles is essential to a great sewing experience. Learn how threads are made and how their individual characteristics affect each stitch. Steve will also show you how each thread type has unique characteristics that affect stitch formation. He will also discuss needle size designations and applications. 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1006History and Tools of Brazilian EmbroideryMendie CannonBEstitchedFri, 3/3/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Brazilian embroidery is a relatively new technique compared to other embroidery techniques. It does require certain types of needles to properly execute and uses Z twist rayon thread. The end result is a design that is three dimensional. The threads are quite durable and can be used on clothing, tote bags, needle cases and more.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1007Turn Your Passion Into Profit: Sell What You SewKandi ChristianSew TimelessThu, 3/2/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)So you want to sell what you sew? Have questions about setting prices, branding, getting featured in magazines and blogs, or building apps and using social media? Kandi has answers to all this and more! Bring photos of your products for a market evaluation.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1008Are You Afraid to Use Cuddle® Minky?Pam HewittThe Quilt BarnThu, 3/2/2023 11:30 AM–12:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 11:30 AM–12:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:30 AM–12:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:30 AM–12:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Now is your opportunity to find out how to use the incredibly soft Cuddle® fabrics! Pam will talk about working with Cuddle® Minky to back quilts, make stuffed animals, sew jackets and create luxurious home decor. See how to cut to reduce mess, how to pin for better control and what tools and notions work best to create beautiful and soft items for you and others.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1009Boro: Japanese Patching and StitchingJune ColburnFri, 3/3/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sun, 3/5/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
The story of boro in Japan is one of lives lived in extreme poverty, by hardworking people who had little. They kept, repaired and valued their textiles, not just for years but for lifetimes. The word boro means rags-tattered clothing and bedding mended, re-mended, and patched to make it usable as long as possible. Examine some antique indigo-dyed cotton with boro patches holding it together; not patchwork, just mending, and mending, and ending… Samples include a boro kimono and futon covers, as well as vintage indigo fabrics June used to create a pieced quilt top and a boro-like kimono jacket.1 Needle
1010Numbers Don't Lie: Learn To Take Your Measurements To Sew Garments That FitAaronica ColeThe Needle and The BelleThu, 3/2/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Learning to take your measurements seems simple, but if you don't take all the necessary measurements, you'll be thrown for a loop when it comes time to fit a garment to your body. In this session, we'll dive deep into the world of measurements and identify some adjustments that will make your garments fit better than ever. 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1011Sewing With Intention: Planning A Cohesive WardrobeAaronica ColeThe Needle and The BelleFri, 3/3/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
While capsule wardrobes have become really popular, they aren't new! But as a sewist, creating a cohesive wardrobe can be challenging. In this session, we'll go over how to create a wardrobe that you'll be able to get the most out of from finding style inspiration, sewing patterns and fabrics.1 Needle
1012Handling Fine FabricsNick ComanDragon Fly Creative LLCThu, 3/2/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Take the fear out of handling fine fabrics In this quick informative lecture, Nick will introduce you to some common and not so common fabrics that have a reputation for being difficult. Have no fear, Nick will also give you a number of ways of taming those misbehavers! From silk charmeuse to those beautiful bouclés and laces that you love to look at. All will be covered, and you will walk away with a better understanding of fine fabric handling.1 Needle
1013Velvet: The Opulent Fabric of RoyaltySherrie CorkSew VintagelyThu, 3/2/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Velvet is a gorgeous and opulent fabric, but is notoriously difficult to sew. Sherrie will present an overview of the history of velvet production, how it's made and the different types. You'll gain the knowledge to successfully sew velvet from the tips and tricks demonstrated and discussed. 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1014The Secrets of a Perfect BagPam DamourThe Decorating DivaThu, 3/2/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Great bags require research, planning and engineering. Pam has researched stabilizers, zippers and findings, so you can do the planning and engineering to make a great bag. Learn about different ways to make bag bottoms, straps, pockets and zipper insertions for your perfect bag.
1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1015Singer Featherweight AttachmentsDarlene GirtonFeatherweight DoctorThu, 3/2/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
This informational class will take you through the vintage and modern attachments to the famous Singer Featherweight. Darlene will highlight the vintage attachments and their uses, including some rare attachments like the Penguin Walking Foot. She will also share the modern attachments and accessories to use in quilting rooms.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1016Singer Featherweight CareDarlene GirtonFeatherweight DoctorFri, 3/3/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
This class will outline the maintenance schedule and procedures for caring for our Vintage Singer Featherweight. We will discuss proper cleaning chemicals, oil, grease and the service schedule. If we take care of these beauties, they will take care of us. They were manufactured to last forever and with our help, they will!1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1017Everyday CosplayBetsy HagestedtThu, 3/2/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Cosplay is a booming creative industry, allowing fans of all genres to step into the lives of their favorite characters. Why limit that joy and inspiration to costuming though? This class will discuss ways to incorporate elements of cosplay into daily life by selecting details or garments that reference your favorite movies, shows, books and games without looking too much like a costume. 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1018Fantastic FeatherweightsLois HallockClearview DesignsThu, 3/2/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Featherweight sewing machines are an engineering marvel and are the go-to machine for quilters and sewists today. Hear some shared stories of these machines and their influence on the lives of the previous generations. Learn how to care for your machine, use innovative tools to increase your Featherweight sewing enjoyment and be a part of the shared Featherweight story.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1019Sewing Room ErgonomicsLois HallockClearview DesignsFri, 3/3/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Sewing, quilting, and crafting with poor ergonomics can cause pain that can lead to injury or zap your energy and joy. Lois will show you how to improve your ergonomics by adjusting your workstation and adding the tools needed to improve your productivity and enjoyment. Discover what to look for when choosing furniture and lighting and see the latest tools for improving your ergonomics.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1020Quilted Bags: Tips and TricksTiffany HarwoodFri, 3/3/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Bag making made easy. Learn simple tricks to take the fear out of making a bag you'll love. We will demo zipper installation, fabric choices, quilting, hardware, bias binding creating and binding installation make easy.1 Needle
1021Different Shaped Patterns for Different Shaped BacksidesLorraine HenryLorraine Henry for Conselle/Two Easy Tape Co.Thu, 3/2/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
You CAN fit the seat of your pants by knowing how your shape differs from the pattern shape. See how a Flexible Curve can give you a picture of yourself that you will never get with a camera. Curves matter! Lorraine will show you how to shape the pattern for your shape. She will share with you the correct order to check your measurements for pants and see how using a grid will get you lengths/widths in all the right places.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1022Learn How to Measure the "Two Easy" WayLorraine HenryLorraine Henry for Conselle/Two Easy Tape Co.Fri, 3/3/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
We are not all symmetrical, but patterns are made for only the right side. Sometimes we need a separate pattern for the left side! Therefore we need measurements on two sides of our body, front and back, top and bottom. See how easy it is to use the Two Easy Tapes to "figure" out our differences quickly.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1023The Art of Inkjet PrintingStephanie KleinmaneasyFab Design Studio/Easymade PublicationsThu, 3/2/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Gather your favorite photos and learn how to print them on different pretreated fabrics. See your options with inkjet printers, photo editing and scanning. Explore ways to use your photos in memory quilts, personalized pillows, silk scarves and more! Stephanie will also discuss how to care for your fabric after you've printed on it.1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1024The Art of Online Fabric PrintingStephanie KleinmaneasyFab Design Studio/Easymade PublicationsFri, 3/3/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Stephanie will take the mystique out of online fabric printing. This class will explore the four basic principles for getting beautiful results. See how to take a seamless swatch of fabric, upload it to an online digital fabric company and view your design and layout options! 1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1025Hobby to HireSarah KolisSarah Kolis Couture GownsThu, 3/2/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
This course will focus on the secrets to growing your hobby into a full-time gig. Sarah will share her story of transforming her sewing hobby into a job that allowed her to leave the corporate world. She'll guide you through what to sell and what to charge. You won't want to miss her advice on making the transition from hobby to paid work!1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1026Invisible ZippersSarah KolisSarah Kolis Couture GownsFri, 3/3/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Learn the tips and tricks to successfully install invisible zippers. Sarah will show the different types, how to decide which to use in your specific garment and how to install them.1 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
1027Don't Be Afraid to Sew With Laminated CottonTracy KrauterSplash FabricThu, 3/2/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Laminated cotton is a modern, eco-friendly and forgiving fabric. In this class, Tracy will answer all your questions about this fun fabric. Once you feel it, you'll fall in love with it! It may be intimidating at first, but she will share simple tips and tricks to start you on a new sewing adventure. Free patterns will be available.1 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
1028Ice Dyeing 101Cheryl KuczekParadiso DesignsThu, 3/2/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
The coolest hand-dyed creations can be the result of ice dyeing! In this class, Cheryl will discuss different dyeing techniques such as ice and dip dyeing. She will show you what dynamic fabrics are, where the fabric weave can act like a resist, and also how to use vintage and second-hand textiles!1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1029Sewing Sustainable and Creative Clothing Using a Pieced ApproachSusan LazearCochenille Design StudioThu, 3/2/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Piecework isn't just for quilters. You can also adopt the multiple-fabric approach to clothing. It's a great way to use leftovers and sample pieces, which adds to your sustainability practices. Susan will show you how to plan and organize your stash to develop garments with multiple pieces. You will learn how to choose color plans that work and various methods for dividing the garment into pieces.1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1030From Pinterest to PatternSusan LazearCochenille Design StudioFri, 3/3/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)Pinterest is a best-loved source of inspiration for many. Explore the use, and then go one step further to translate what you see online into patterns you can sew. It's not about copying but about adaptation. Learn how to read a garment and translate the style to measurements that you can use to create or edit a pattern.1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1031All Things JeansPamela LeggettPamela's Patterns and Palmer/PletschThu, 3/2/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Fri, 3/3/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Although jeans have always been a staple fashion garment, the style changes a little each season. Pamela from Pamela's Patterns has designed a new pattern that will span the fashion changes; but no matter what pattern you choose, you can use her proven techniques to ensure that your TNT pattern will never go out of style. Pamela will show you how to change the rise, fit, and leg styles for each new fashion season!1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1032Coming Off the Edge Creatively With Your SergerPamela MahshieBernina USAThu, 3/2/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
This class will combine your love of texture and decorative threads with serger techniques. You will be shown the many creative ways you can come off the edge using your serger. 1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1033Spiral Patchwork: Quick & Easy Stripe PiecingLinda McGeheeGhee'sFri, 3/3/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Like log cabin piecing, spiral patchwork is a quick strip piecing technique used to create many designs. Cut your own strips or choose from jelly rolls or other precut strips; every project can be uniquely yours. Bring your sense of adventure because you never know how the twist of the fabric will give you a new surprise!1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1034Stash Buster Scrap Quilts or How to Shop at HomeMarti MichellFrom Marti Michell/Michell MarketingThu, 3/2/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Are you looking for tips on selecting fabrics and want to learn new tricks that make cutting and sewing scrap quilts more efficient? Marti makes it easy and fun to make beautiful quilts from fabric you already own. Her inspiring scrap quilt trunk show contains both old favorites and brand-new quilts. You'll love using your scrap and stash in a beautiful new design! 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1035MORE Machine Quilting in SectionsMarti MichellFrom Marti Michell/Michell MarketingFri, 3/3/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Marti is well known for developing and refining techniques that allow you to quilt your own quilts on your home sewing machine. Her most recent techniques take advantage of paper-backed fusible "Soft-Fuse" and Marti's Choice Fusible Tape. The techniques are detailed in her latest publication, "MORE Machine Quilting in Sections," a companion for "Machine Quilting in Sections." 1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1036Sew an Artful Box Sleeve DusterAnnette MillardThu, 3/2/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Based on the traditional shape of a Japanese Kimono, this wonderful jacket is full of easy, artful possibilities. Annette will use her collection of quick-to-stitch duster jackets and patterns to teach you about sizing, shapes and color choice. You'll go home ready to design and create a unique statement piece you can wear anywhere! 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1037Create Reversible Bucket HatsPatricia MooreWeWymzThu, 3/2/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Fri, 3/3/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sat, 3/4/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sun, 3/5/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Want to join in on the bucket hat trend? Patricia will share tips and techniques for sewing your own reversible bucket hat. These hats can protect you from the elements and can easily fold to fit in your pocket or bag. They are infinitely customizable for family, friends and gift-giving. Material list is provided and kits are available for purchase. 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1038All About SkirtsLaura NashSew Chic Pattern CoFri, 3/3/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
This class is all about skirt identity, from terms for length and width to proportion and category types. Laura will show you how the pattern, fabric and grain impact the drape and structure of your project. Whether sewn to a bodice or a waistband, identify which style silhouettes will compliment your figure. 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1039Thread Choice for Embroidery: How to Make Your Embroidery Designs Stand Out? Andrew NgaiWonderFil Specialty ThreadsThu, 3/2/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Room E, Showplex)
If you use machine embroidery by transferring paper or computer graphics to textiles using only 40 wt embroidery thread, you'll love this eye-opening session! Andrew will show you many other thread options in weight, construction, material and finish to deliver embroidery results beyond your expectations. Machine and hand embroidery samples will be exhibited to inspire you for your next embroidery project.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1040Threaducation 101Andrew NgaiWonderFil Specialty ThreadsFri, 3/3/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
This thread master class offers a concise overview of thread development, construction, production, material and color, and how this impacts the correct selection of thread. Discover tips and tricks on tension setting, choice and use of metallic thread. Many samples will be presented to show the outcomes you can easily achieve by simply "threaducating" yourself!1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1041AnglePlay Fundamentals and Trunk ShowMarlene OddieKISSed QuiltsFri, 3/3/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Marlene, a Certified AnglePlay Instructor, will share a trunk show of half rectangle triangle designs. The shape can appear complicated, but with only a few tweaks, the designs are endless and easy! You'll see tips and tricks for adding half rectangle triangles into your own designs using AnglePlay templates. 1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1042Needle Points: What Sewing Machine Needle Do I Use?Rhonda PierceSCHMETZ NeedlesThu, 3/2/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Elevate your needle confidence in this fast and fun class where the sewing machine needles make sense! Rhonda will review the needle types used for piecing, quilting and sewing on your home machine. You'll leave with an understanding of needle basics and learn to recognize how the needle can solve a stitching problem.1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1043Rulerwork Tips for Any MachineKate QuinnQuality SewingFri, 3/3/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Room C, Showplex)
Finish your quilts with beautiful quilting on your home machine. Learn tips and techniques for quilting with a ruler foot and quilting templates. See how rulerwork quilting can be done on any machine.1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1044Scrappy HourCindy RowellWonderfil Specialty ThreadsThu, 3/2/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Holy Scraps! Are you looking for ways to reduce that pile of fabric scraps that you have accumulated? This class is filled with many quick gift ideas and creative ways to utilize those scraps. Cindy has a variety of unique projects that are fast and easy to make. She'll share sewing tips and techniques that will save you time and money. Leave class inspired to use up those scraps!1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1045Machine Beading & Surface EmbellishmentCindy RowellWonderfil Specialty ThreadsFri, 3/3/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Room D, Showplex)
Although it sounds impossible to do bead work using your sewing machine, this machine beading technique will show you another creative use for your sewing machine. Machine Beading can be done using any home sewing machine and requires "no special feet or attachments". Learn how to attach beads, sequins, oat beads, crystals, and add decorative threads to enhance any garment or quilted project. In this class you will learn how to choose quality (washable) beads to use on fabric, what threads to use for attaching beads, as well as how to use specialty threads to add depth and dimension to any beaded project. You will be amazed and inspired by this exciting technique of beading by machine. Once you have learned the basics of machine beading and surface embellishment, your imagination is the limit!1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1046Serger 911Kathy Ruddykathyruddy.comThu, 3/2/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
All serger owners and prospective serger owners need to attend this class. Kathy will teach you how the serger operates from the inside out. Learn about burrs, how width is used to improve stitches, and how to create a perfectly balanced tension control strip to use for each new fabric and thread. 1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1047How To Put Flat Fabric on Round BodiesKathy Ruddykathyruddy.comFri, 3/3/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Room D, Showplex)
Kathy's specialty is to find faster and easier ways to fit and sew clothes that are comfortable to wear and make you look marvelous. She'll teach you how to use a basic pattern to create and construct new styles that fit and complement your own personal shape. 1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1048Successful Paper Piecing for All !Connie SpurlockSew Wonderful DreamsThu, 3/2/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Paper piecing is a technique used for getting perfection in a quilt block by sewing fabric onto a preprinted pattern. The steps are opposite from traditional piecing, which may cause skeptics to feel it can't be conquered. However, with Connie's easy steps and instruction, anyone can have success and paper piecing joy! Skeptics are welcome to join this hands-on experience! Pair of scissors1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1049How to Adjust a Non-Stretch Pattern for Stretch FabricsJennifer Stern HasemannJ Stern DesignsFri, 3/3/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Room C, Showplex)
If you have a pattern in your stash that you want to make out of knit, but it was designed for non-stretch fabric, this is the class for you. The key to adjusting the pattern correctly is to determine how much wearable stretch your fabric has. See how to adjust your pattern pieces for a perfect fit. Discover what kinds of non-stretch patterns are easier to adjust for stretch fabrics. 1 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
1050Draping A PantJoe VecchiarelliFRENCH EUROPEAN INCThu, 3/2/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Joe will show you how to do a simple drape to make straight-leg, tight-fitted, and palazzo (flare) pants. No matter your body shape or size, these draping techniques will eliminate pattern frustrations from pants that do not fit. 1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1051Notions for FashionJoe VecchiarelliFRENCH EUROPEAN INCFri, 3/3/2023 8:30 AM-9:30 AM (Room D, Showplex)We all love to collect nifty little tools. Watch as Joe demonstrates how to use those tools to make your sewing easier! They will earn a permanent place in your sewing room, from the fashion ruler collection to the simplest button hole maker. We will discuss the important tools to make your sewing life easier. All who attend will receive one or more free notions.1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
1052Half Square Triangles: Finding the Best Method for YouMech WatnePerfect BordersThu, 3/2/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sat, 3/4/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Quilting is full of Half-Square Triangles but what's the best method? Mech put her process engineering to the task and ran over 20 experiments to find out. Mech will identify the ways HSTs can go wrong and which methods address which issues, the pros and cons to each method and the dramatic differences in time. Combine this knowledge with your own experience to find your favorite method.1 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
1053Vintage Linens RefreshedPam WhittFri, 3/3/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Sun, 3/5/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Do you have vintage linens, doilies or embroidered items just sitting in drawers? In this class you will learn how to clean & re-purpose these treasures by making beautiful new creations that you can use or give to loved ones.1 Needle
1054Embellishing Fabrics with Embroidery & AppliqueAngela WolfAngela Wolf PatternsFri, 3/3/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)Endless creative options come into play when you design your own fabrics!? Join Angela as she shares tips and techniques for embellishing fabrics with embroidery, applique, thread painting and couching!?Discuss stabilizers, thread options, needle choices, design ideas and placement. Learn techniques for embellishing satin, faux leather, vinyl, stretch denim, silk dupioni, and more!1 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
1055How to Fit A Dress Form to Your Body ShapeJoe VecchiarelliFRENCH EUROPEAN INCThu, 3/2/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)
Fri, 3/3/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Room E, Showplex)
Learn to make simple adjustments on the form to fit your shape instantaneously and eliminate the frustration of fitting the pattern to your shape. See how one dress form can become your body shape in seconds and make fitting faster and more accurate.1 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
2 Needle Classes
Two Needle Classes are focused on a project or specific, targeted technique, either as a lecture/demo or a simple, hands-on mini-project. Sewing machines/sergers are not available for Two Needle classes, but steps may be demonstrated using the instructor’s machine. (90 minutes)

$30 (90 minutes) + $2 Convenience Fee

Class NumberClass TitleTeacher NameCompanyScheduleDescriptionKit FeeKit ContentsStudent SuppliesHomeworkClass LevelSkill LevelImage
2001Introduction to Silk Painting: The BasicsEvette AllerdingsE/M AllerdingsSat, 3/4/2023 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Painting on silk is super fun, creative and can be used in a variety of sewing and stitchery projects. Evette will demonstrate how to stretch your silk on a frame, use water-soluble resists, and use different silk painting methods that produce amazing designs. See how you can get creative by mixing basic color dyes to create infinite colors and by using salt, alcohol, sponges, and brushes for different looks.$51 sumi brushApron to wear2 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
2002Value Basics for QuiltersMarci BakerQuilt with Marci BakerFri, 3/3/2023 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Quite often, as beginner quilters, all we think about is the color. As we practice our newfound hobby, we gradually find out about value. Value does most of the work in a design, whereas color adds a feeling or an emotion. How can we learn this concept faster, so our quilts are more successful? Put value and color in perspective with new ideas for selecting your next project's fabrics. $5File folder, fabric swatches, printed value tool, glue/tape2 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
2003Needle Turn AppliqueTeresa DesVoignesSun, 3/5/2023 8:30 AM-10:00 AM (Room F, Showplex)Lose your fear of needle turned applique in this 90-minute hands-on class. In this beginner-friendly class, let Teresa coach you on the needle turned applique method by applying the technique to a stylized heart shape. Tips will be shared on how to hold your applique in place, types of stitches, fabric and pattern choices, and finishing. Needle turned applique makes a great portable craft to take with you.$10Background fabric, coordinating fabric for the heart, two straw needles and thread to use while in class Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)2 Needle
2004All About SleevesLorraine HenryLorraine Henry for Conselle/Two Easy Tape Co.Fri, 3/3/2023 8:30 AM-10:00 AM (Room F, Showplex)There are many pattern variations to make a sleeve fit comfortably and correctly. Learn how to recognize variations and practice some alterations that will add width without changing the stitching line length of a sleeve cap. You won't want to miss a "dressmaker's secret" to getting a beautiful set-in sleeve.$1Practice pattern, backing paper and page protectorSmall paper scissors, Scotch tape2 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
2005Gown FittingSarah KolisSarah Kolis Couture GownsSat, 3/4/2023 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Gowns require a whole different language of fitting compared to everyday clothing! Sarah will share all the couture details that go into couture gown-making! This includes structures, materials, and sewing techniques emphasizing fit. Walk away with a creative eye for how to structure your gown!2 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
2006Measuring Clothing for KnowledgeSusan LazearCochenille Design StudioThu, 3/2/2023 8:30 AM-10:00 AM (Room F, Showplex)Whether you sew with commercial patterns, alter clothing for improved fit, or design your own patterns, understanding garment measurements is key to success. In this class, Susan will show you the process of taking key measurements from garments to learn tips that can be incorporated into your future designs! $1Handouts2 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
2007Tissue Fitting Up Close and PersonalPamela LeggettPamela's Patterns and Palmer/PletschThu, 3/2/2023 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Palmer/Pletsch is known for their expertise in fitting patterns, regardless of size or shape. Only one measurement is needed so you can eliminate the need to make muslins. Join Pamela Leggett, East Coast instructor for Palmer/Pletsch, as she shows you how to fit a top pattern on a model. 2 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
2008Putting in a Zip!Linda McGeheeGhee'sSat, 3/4/2023 8:30 AM-10:00 AM (Room F, Showplex)The basic zipper can be easily installed in a variety of ways, depending on the project. You'll marvel at the ease of inserting zippers in garments, pockets, pillows and handbags. Learn how to insert five or more different zipper applications, "fix a zipper" to fit the length you need and put a zipper back together when the slider comes off. Let the zipper make a statement. $5Zippers, instructions 2 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
2009Stitch a Modern Kantha Mug RugAnnette MillardFri, 3/3/2023 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)The gentle art of traditional Indian Kantha hand stitching is enjoying a well-deserved revival in our modern "throw-away" world. We will hand-stitch a Mug Rug with a Modern Kantha vibe using timeless techniques and various fabrics. You'll also learn Kantha's history and be inspired to use your new slow-stitch skills to create beautiful handmade items. Simple enough for anyone to join!$15Various threads, needle, Silk, Linen, Cotton and Hand-stamped fabrics and batting for four Mug Rugs, color handoutBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), small ruler for marking stitching lines.2 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
2010Wearable Gnomes That Quilt!Sue PurdySue's Sparklers, Stencils & Laser-cutsThu, 3/2/2023 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Gnomes are all the rage, and they're even cuter when they are sewing or quilting! In this class, you will create a fast, easy and wearable project. Choose a quilting or sewing gnome to add to your piece. All laser-cut applique with a permanent launderable fusible. No previous experience is required! $15Laser-cut fabric piecesMini iron & ironing pad, quilter ruler, pre-washed garment (t-shirt or sweat-shirt in cotton or cotton blend), glue stick2 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
2011Old Techniques With A Modern TwistCindy RowellWonderfil Specialty ThreadsSun, 3/5/2023 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Who would have thought techniques that have traditionally been done by hand can be easily recreated using your sewing machine? These machine techniques look like they are done by hand but are actually completed quickly and easily by machine. Use your sewing machine, and a variety of different threads and machine stitches, to do smocking, Battenberg lace and silk ribbon embroidery to name a few.2 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
2012Dress Form DrapingJoe VecchiarelliFRENCH EUROPEAN INCThu, 3/2/2023 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Discover how to start with a dress form and drape it to fit the figure. Then, see how to create your own, personally-fitted princess line garment for comfort and style. You will learn how to work with a form to design a garment, and gain insight into going from body form to fashion with confidence.2 Needle
2013The SleeveJoe VecchiarelliFRENCH EUROPEAN INCSun, 3/5/2023 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Stop struggling with sleeves that are too big, too small, or just don't seem quite right. Join Joe for this lecture demo to learn about creating a sleeve pattern for you from your very own measurements, which will start you on your journey to a sleeve that is well-fitted. See how the sleeve is drafted and how to make corrections to balance the sleeve cap to the bodice for the perfect fitting sleeve.2 Needle
2014Drawn Thread HemmingKrista WestAvlea Folk EmbroideryFri, 3/3/2023 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Krista will show you how to stitch a drawn thread hem finish on your evenweave embroidery. This traditional finishing technique is simple yet elegant and a great addition to any stitcher's knowledge. See how to prepare the fabric, press in mitered corners, and then work the drawn thread hem stitch. A kit with evenweave fabric and needle will be provided; the student will provide scissors.$10One 10"×12" piece of 26ct evenweave fabric, one John James embroidery (sharp) needleBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), Mini iron & ironing pad2 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
2015Pattern Hack the Princess Seamed Jacket Angela WolfAngela Wolf PatternsSat, 3/4/2023 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Room F, Showplex)Experience an in-depth lesson on converting a basic princess-seamed jacket into many different styles. These styles include a biker-style asymmetrical jacket, a yoke where there wasn't one, button plackets, exposed zippers in the center front and sleeve openings, color-block designs, altered length and different collar designs.$10Jacket pattern templates for each patternhack, paper scissors, tape, extra paper, pencil, 2 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3 Needle Classes
Three Needle Classes are a great opportunity to hone your skills and develop new ones. You may complete projects with handwork or machines, or even try a new skill like dying, felting, or weaving! Most classes have a kit fee payable directly to your instructor (exact change is appreciated). Pre-registration is required for classes with kits and encouraged for all other classes. (2.5 hours)

$60 (2.5 hours)+ $2 Convenience Fee

Class NumberClass TitleTeacher NameCompanyScheduleDescriptionKit FeeKit ContentsStudent SuppliesHomeworkClass LevelSkill LevelImage
30015 Ways to Box Your Bottoms Darrelle AndersonSVP Worldwide Sewing BrandsThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
See five different ways to Box your Bottoms! Many of us are making bags, totes, purses and boxes to organize our stash. Expand your skills by seeing how to make the bottoms of your carry-alls suit the job they have to do. You'll learn by doing and take away samples to help you remember. $20Fabric pre-cut to complete each of 5 techniques, hand-out , thread to use in classBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3002Funky Bow-Tie PincushionDarrelle AndersonSVP Worldwide Sewing BrandsFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Let the fun begin as you create your "Funky Functional BowTie Pincushion." Darrelle will walk you through turning a three-dimensional block into an eight-sided quilted pincushion. Discover how to piece a three-dimensional bow tie block and get the chance to try your hand at free-motion quilting.
$15Pre-cut fabrics, batting, Fiberfill, threads to use in classBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3003Over the Moon HandbagMarci BakerQuilt with Marci BakerThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Over The Moon Handbags are both functional and stylish. The unique shape of this handbag makes it easy to grasp, tuck under an arm, or hang by a finger. Simple stitching, a zipper, and a handle make this easy project ready for action and adventure. Marci will show you how it all comes together with quilting, sewing boxed corners, working with a lining and even inserting a zipper. Use it as a travel bag, your everyday purse, a hand-sewing kit, or a jewelry bag.$15Illustrated written instructions, pre-cut fabrics, lining, batting, zipperBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3004Put Your Best Foot ForwardSylvain BergeronBERNINA of AmericaThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Back by popular demand! Every sewing machine has a set of standard presser feet for basic techniques. We all try to push those feet to their maximum capabilities, sometimes with less than favorable results. This session will share how easy it can be to step up to a new foot, still designed for a basic function. The standard, zipper, blind hem and decorative stitch feet will be used.$20All fabric pieces used in the class, thread for needle and bobbin, and
sewing machine needles
Pen and paper for note taking3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3005Best Results All The Way To The EdgeSylvain BergeronBERNINA of AmericaSat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)Add to your bag of tricks with a set of straightforward techniques that will allow you to finish projects with perfect edges. From quilt bindings to delicate rolled edges (including curved edges), see how you can get the right finish by using the right presser foot. After all, with the time and effort invested in your sewing projects, you deserve nothing less than a happy ending.$20All fabrics (and some batting) used in the techniques, thread (needle and bobbin), and sewing machine needleBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), pen and paper for note taking3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
30063-D ShiboriJulianne BramsonFashion in HarmonyThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Room G, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Room G, Showplex)
Tucks, bubbles, and pleats galore! Discover how traditional Japanese shibori techniques can add interest, texture, and shape to your garments. Wool, linen, knitted fabrics and polyester all work in this fun and addictive technique. Techniques from permanent to temporary will be shown, both with and without dyes. $25Handout, fabrics for samples, one polyester scarf, string, buttons, other objects to tie. Fabric crayons and paper with disperse dye on it, ready to use for heat transfer. Use of instructors tools such as a heat gun, metal tray, wire, electric kettle, etc. for the purpose of setting the shapesBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3007Elegant Narrow Finished FacingsJulianne BramsonFashion in HarmonyFri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Elegant garments deserve elegant facings and hems! Julianne Bramson, co-author of "Bias Cut Blueprints," will show you three methods to create facings with bias-cut or knit strips of fabric. Narrow-finished facings are also fantastic for finishing armholes, necklines and hems in any garment.$25Illustrated Booklet, pre-cut fabrics for making samplesBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), neutral color of thread, Mini iron & ironing pad3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3008Rug Crocheting Stacy BrisbeePendleton Woolen MillsFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room G, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room G, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room G, Showplex)
Pendleton's most popular class! Reduce, reuse, and recycle with this fun and easy crochet rug. Turn wool selvage into a cozy rug with a large crochet hook. This is made from a waste product from Pendleton Woolen Mills (TNC). No experience is necessary to bring this rug home!$30Pendleton selvage, crochet hook
3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3009Easy Raw Edged AppliqueDee BrownThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room B, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room B, Showplex)
Here's your chance to learn how easy raw-edge applique is. See Dee's time-saving technique that eliminates the tedious tracing that other pattern designers expect you to do. You will see that any pattern can be tracing-free, fast and fun. You can leave with a completely fused project, ready to topstitch. $25Pattern, pre-cut fabric for top and Steam-A-Seam
Small sharp scissors, transparent Teflon ironing sheet, tweezers, personal craft/mini iron and pad (not Clover; a few irons will be available for use in class if you do not have a mini iron)3 Needle
3010Kid Made: Funny Face Zipper PouchCarisa BrunnerMade Sewing StudioSun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)Why have a boring zip pouch when you can create one with a face on it? In this class, Carisa will go over sewing basics and safety, appliqué, zippers, and so much more! See how you can put your personal touch on a zip pouch with lips, mustaches, and monster faces. $20Fabric and notions3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3011Kid Made: OwlsCarisa BrunnerMade Sewing StudioSat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)Let's swoop into the world of sewing by making our own wise owl! In this class, Carisa will teach sewing basics, curves, pivoting, applique, hand-sewn buttons and so much more for this tiny little creature. Using these new skills and mix-matched fabric, we will make owls with unique personalities, just like us. $20Fabric, notions and stuffing3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3012Rolled Rose Ornament and PincushionMendie CannonBEstitchedThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
Using Brazilian embroidery stitches and techniques, this two-for-one class will give you an ornament and a pincushion to use year-round. Once mastered, these stitches can be used for many other items, including quilt enhancements, clothing, small book covers, or a tote pocket. You are only limited by your imagination.$30Design pre-printed on fabric, instructions, color photo, needles, grabber and threader.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), portable light, 12" × 12" piece of thin batting3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3013Knit Fabrics for Beginners: Sew an Infinity ScarfAmanda CaritaAmanda's BundlesThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)
If you are interested in sewing with knit fabrics but are intimidated by the thought, this class is for you! Amanda will teach you the properties of various apparel knits and which projects they best suit. You will sew an infinity scarf and leave class with a completed project you can wear with pride. Kit extras include a swatch card, a free PDF pattern and valuable reference materials.$20Knit fabric to make two separate infinity scarves, a knit fabric swatch card to refer back to, printouts with helpful reference materials including links to tutorial videos, and a code for a free PDF pattern. 3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3014Create New Fabric Out of Old Fabric with Fabric DecoupageKandi ChristianSew TimelessThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Fri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Are you tired of some of your stash? Remake it. Discover this fantastic technique for creating eye-catching fabrics from other fabrics. In this fun, hands-on class, you'll create complex shapes and overlay the shapes onto a background fabric. Learn how to evaluate the layers and determine where decorative stitches will go. The class will leave you rethinking your stash. $20100% linen fabric, assorted cotton fabric, voile fabric, rayon thread in assorted colors, stabilizer, wash-away basting thread, templates and instruction booklet.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), white thread for bobbin3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3015Tiny Treasures Mini CollageJune ColburnThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)Discover the fun of designing small collages! Useful, practical cell phone or eyeglass cases make wonderful gifts. They are the perfect way to learn and practice the art of cutting, layering, coordinating and accenting fabrics to create beautiful compositions. Work with two different fabric kits with a wide choice of colors. Heat fuse the designs and take them home to finish. So enjoyable that you'll want to create even more! Many collage samples in the trunk show.$25Students will have a choice of two (2) kits of their choice. Each kit contains the following items with a variation of fabrics: One 8" × 11" PelTex foundation, pre-marked; one 8" × 11" print fabric for lining; four 8" sq. coordinating fabrics; one focal fabric for front flap; one 1 ¾" × 34" bias strip for binding edges; one pair Velcro dots for closure; 11" × 17" Heat 'n Bond Lite fusible web. (Teacher requests cash only for kit fee.)
Small, sharp fabric scissors; pins; small trash bag; Optional: OTT light and long extension cord.3 Needle
3016Biology of ColorJune ColburnFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room B, Showplex)Are you careful, confused, or even intimidated when choosing colors for a project? Learn the rules, secrets and tips to help you relate color to your life, wardrobe, quilt projects and home décor. Using 50+ fabric swatches, create a reference guide that will help you for years. Bring your questions, so you can finally understand how to use and control color to make it work for you. See fabrics, garments and quilts that illustrate key principles. End the mystery and start the mastery-with a few chuckles along the way!$2550+ 3" × 5" solid colored fabric swatches; 7-page worksheets to fill with swatches; file folderSmall, sharp scissors; glue stick or double-sided tape; small trash bag. Optional: OTT light and long extension cord 3 Needle
3017Make A Gathered Tiered Dress With Your SergerAaronica ColeThe Needle and The BelleThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)The tiered dress is a timeless addition to any wardrobe. In this class, Aaronica will show you how to make one from start to finish using just the BERNINA L890. You'll be gathering, attaching tiers, putting on neckbands and hemming all with one machine!$302-3 yards of fabric, patternBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3018Cozy Socks Made With Your OverlockerMary CollenBERNINA USAFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)Mary will take you through the process of making custom fleece or sweater knit socks. Great for keeping you warm at home or to wear with boots, these socks are quick to make on a serger using a four way stretch knit.$15Fabric, thread and patternBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), scissors for cutting fabric, pins, small fabric clips (such as Wonder Clips).3 Needle
3019Magic VestNick ComanDragonfly Creative LLCThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
In this class, Nick has taken the great parts of the magic jacket and turned it into a Boho, tunic-length vest. Discover how to make the perfect vest for spring and summer layering. From the inseam button band to the gathered pockets, this will be one of your go-to pieces.$60Fabric (Linen or Linen/Rayon blend), buttons, interfacing (if needed), pattern and instructionsBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), rotary cutter & mat (if not bringing mat and cutter, bring good shears)3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3020Introduction to SmockingSherrie CorkSew VintagelySat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)Smocking is showing up on the runway and in ready-to-wear. Learn the basics of English smocking to get started with this fun technique. You'll discover how to pleat the fabric and apply the embroidery. We'll discuss how to add smocking to modern adult patterns and smock a pre-pleated sample together using a variety of stitches. $10Pre-pleated fabric sample, needles, embroidery thread, template for iron-on pleating dotsBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), pre-pleated fabric sample, embroidery thread, embroidery needle3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3021Serging for the HomePam DamourThe Decorating DivaFri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)
Create the perfect place setting entirely on the serger. You will be taught the ladder stitch, rolled edge, overlock and flatlock stitch. Work with stabilizers, templates, and binding while making a pocket placemat, matching napkin and napkin ring. Kits will be available in assorted colorways and additional kits will be available for purchase. $25All fabrics pre-cut to size, and stabilizers. Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3022Super Simple Serger BagsPam DamourThe Decorating DivaFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)
Come have fun with your serger while making three great bags! Pam will show you three different zipper insertions while using three different types of stabilizers, all on the serger! These bags are like potato chips; you can't stop at one!$30All fabrics pre-cut to size, and stabilizers. Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3023Shuttle TattingTeresa DesVoignesFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Room B, Showplex)Learn the terms associated with tatting. Learn techniques from start so you have the confidence to continue. This is a portable craft.$20Two shuttles, two basic bookmarker and a snowflake pattern. Instructor will provide thread to load shuttlesBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 Needle
3024Garden Party Mug RugKimberly DodsonOklahoma Embroidery Supply & DesignFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)Create an adorable mug rug perfect for your garden tea party. You will create everything in-the-hoop including the ruffled trim! Perfect for beginners to experts. Build your confidence as you learn what stabilizers and notions make in-the-hoop projects easier and even more fun to do.$5Fabrics, ribbon, stabilizer 3 Needle
3025Button Box QuiltNancy GoldsworthyNine Patch QuiltingThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)
This quilt is designed as a very scrappy project. Every fabric will end up touching just about every other fabric. Sorting and/or matching fabrics is not required because of how the block is constructed. A partial seam in the first two pieces allows the fabrics to spin around the center square. Many different setting options can be used for this fast and fun quilt. $20Complete pattern with 6 settings, ruler for easy cutting, thread, bobbin and needle book. Rotary cutter & mat3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3026A Refresher Course in Hand EmbroideryNancy GoldsworthyNine Patch QuiltingFri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room B, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room B, Showplex)
Many of us learned hand embroidery at our grandmother's knee. We stitched all kinds of projects, but not many since then. There are so many wonderful patterns available now; it's a shame we can't remember the stitches. Here is your chance to practice those long-forgotten stitches and learn a few new ones. Our practice piece will remind you that, YES, you can do it! $30Stitch Guidebook, assorted hand stitching threads (including metallic), several needles, pre-drawn design on fabric, small scissors and more. Embroidery hoop, thimble, portable light (preferably battery powered)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3027Carrefour Table RunnerNancy GoldsworthyNine Patch QuiltingFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)If you stay away from paper piecing projects because you hate to rip out all that paper, here's your chance to try a different technique. This project is from Marje Rhine's book Painless Paper Piecing. Her process gives you the accuracy of paper piecing without the mess. It's easy enough for beginners and interesting enough for the more advanced quilter.$40Pattern, fabrics for top and binding, needle, thread, pre-printed pattern pieces, repositionable glue stick, flat head pinsRotary cutter & mat, Add-A-Quarter ruler, basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3028Knitting 101Betsy HagestedtFri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
If you have always wanted to try knitting but don't know where to start, this class is for you! Beginning with the basics, this class will teach you how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off at the end—everything you need to complete a scarf. During this class, you will make a gauge swatch to learn the stitches in a small format, ending with a knit sample of some of the ways to use the simple knit/purl combo!$15Size 8 straight knitting needles, 1 skein worsted weight yarn, handout detailing stitches and additional information3 Needle
3029Fast and Fun Fat Quarter Storage ContainersLois HallockClearview DesignsThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Let your fabric stash help you get organized! Use your fabric to make pretty fat quarter storage containers for drawers and bookshelves. After you learn the techniques in this class, you can modify the dimensions to make many sizes of storage containers to fit your spaces and organizing needs. These make great gifts too!$30Fat Quarter Storage Box pattern, 1⁄2 yard of double sided fusible foam, 10 Mini Wonder Clips

Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad, rotary cutter & mat, Air Erasable Marking Pen3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3030Casserole CarrierJoyce KeskeThe Decorating DivaThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Fri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Everyone needs a great hostess gift, so here it is. This casserole carrier is a great beginner serger project. You will be using a 4 thread overlock to piece and quilt simultaneously. You will prepare the strap and outside edges for binding. Bring a dish to share and leave the carrier as a gift.$352 yards of quilt cotton will be precut for you (fabric will differ from photo), 4 yards of bias binding, batting and all hardwareA good pair of scissors, cutting mat and rotary cutter, Wonder Clips (15-20), marking pen, basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3031Perfect Pillow Serger ProjectJoyce KeskeThe Decorating DivaSun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)This 12" × 12" pillow is the perfect beginner serger project. You will learn how to put in a zipper and make cording using the cording foot, as well as piecing and quilting as you go. Bring your imagination and let's create together!$352 yards of quilt cotton will be precut for you (fabric will differ from photo), #5 zipper, binding for cording and cordingA good pair of scissors, cutting mat and rotary cutter, Wonder Clips (15-20), marking pen, basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 Needle
3032Pleather Handbag Sewing TechniquesCheryl KuczekParadiso DesignsThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Learn to sew pleather or faux leather and enhance your handbag creations. Cheryl will share her pleather sewing techniques and how to identify the correct pleather to use for your bag and straps. She will show you the basics of cutting pleather, the right thread tension, the best stitch length and sewing needles.$20Instructional booklet, sample pleather pieces, and precisely cut pieces to learn 5 different pleather/vinyl sewing techniques!Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), Rotary cutter & mat3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3033Contain IT!Debbi LashbrookBERNINA of AmericaThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Create a project to hold your threads, yarns, buttons, or sewing supplies. Explore the possibilities of decorating the front or back of your zippered bag with decorative stitches, cords and ribbons using special presser feet and attachments. $20Fabric, stabilizer, embellishing supplies, zipper, interfacing, threadBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), rotary cutter & mat3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3034Embellish IT!Debbi LashbrookBERNINA of AmericaFri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Your sewing machine offers many possibilities for embellishing craft, garment, and quilted projects. Discover different embellishment techniques that are easy to create with your sewing machine and the right presser foot! You will create a notebook of techniques you can apply to any project you wish to create. $15Fabric, stabilizer, threads, things needed for embellishingBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3035Pattern Alteration for Fit ChallengesSusan LazearCochenille Design StudioSun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room B, Showplex)With an ever-changing body, it is essential to understand pattern adjustments and how to deal with them. The sequence involves figure/fit analysis, pattern adjustment, and test fit. Working with 1/4-scale basic patterns, students will see how to adjust them for various fit challenges, including forward shoulders, rounded back, full upper arm, large tummy, and asymmetrical bodies.$1Handouts 20 sheets basic copy or printer paper, paper scissors, ruler, Scotch tape, pencil, colored pencil, ruler, french curve (if you have), measuring tape, two manila folders3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3036Serge a Sweatshirt-Style TopPamela LeggettPamela's Patterns and Palmer/PletschThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
The sweatshirt-style top is making a fashion comeback. This project is fast, simple, and can be made on a serger from start to finish. You will learn basic top construction, including seams, sleeves, neckline, cuffs, and bands. Techniques on the serger will include differential feed, serging in the round, and securing stitches. Pamela will share tips for picking the right knits, band ratio, and stabilizing.$5Please follow the instructions in the PDF link to purchase your pattern prior to class. Additional class supplies needed for class is also listed in the document.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3037Jeans Techniques: Details To Make Your Jeans Look Like Ready-To-Wear!Pamela LeggettPamela's Patterns and Palmer/PletschFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Brother, Expo Hall)
If just the thought of all the details prevents you from making jeans, how about making samples first? Join Pamela as she shares tips and tricks for flawless jean detailing, including front and back pockets, the best fly front zipper, waistband, buttonholes, threads, topstitching, and smooth hems. This sample class will give you the confidence to create your own jeans without fear.$30All denim samples cut and ready to use, cotton fabric, denim needle, topstitch thread, zipper, jeans button, full instructionsBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3038Make a T-Shirt Using ONLY Your SergerChristine LindebakFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)
Ready to expand the limits on what you can do with your serger? In this class, we're going to make a crew neck t-shirt using only our sergers—no sewing machines required! You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of when and how to use your serger stitches and techniques for hemming and attaching a perfect neckband. (We will only be making the crew neck tee in this class. A v-neck version is also included in your pattern that requires additional machine work).$16PDF T-shirt sewing pattern (please specify Straight or Curvy sizing)
Straight sizing: https://sewingandthecity.com/product/the-rivington-t-shirt-pdf-pattern/
Curvy sizing: https://sewingandthecity.com/product/the-rivington-curvy-pdf-pattern/
Note: only the crew shirt will be made in class
Purchased pdf pattern and fabric already cut out(stretch knit, ie cotton/viscose jersey or pointelle knit), large eye hand sewing needle, sharp scissors and basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3039Unforgettable NecklaceAmy Loh Kupseri-bead.com / i-stitch.comThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Room B, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Room B, Showplex)
This project is the perfect way to showcase those beautiful buttons you've been collecting for years! We'll use different beading techniques and Czech glass buttons to create a one-of-a-kind necklace. Amy will show you multiple ways to showcase the buttons with different beading techniques. Perfect for those allergic to jewelry with metal!$30Detailed step-by-step instructions. Choice of (1) Large and (1) Small Czech Glass Button. Czech Bead Mixes, Size 6/0, 8/0, 11/0, beading needle, beading thread and a beading mat.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), reading/magnifying glasses (if used at home for close up work).3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3040Waxed Canvas + Leather Portsmith ToteEllie LumKlum HouseFri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Viking, Expo Hall)
This tote was designed with YOU in mind. It's a completely beginner-friendly bag with a fantastic payoff. In just a few hours, you will go home with a durable tote you made with your own two hands and learn essential bag sewing tips and how to attach leather handles with rivets. $105Waxed canvas (10-12 oz), pre-cut and hole punched leather (5-7 oz), leather reinforcement washers, metal double-cap rivets, metal D-ring for holding keys, sew-in "I MADE THIS" labelBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), awl or 3⁄32" drive punch3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3041Super Easy Orange PeelsJulie LuomaOff the Wall QuiltThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)
Keeping those curves and points, well, round and pointy, can be a challenge. In this course, Julie will take you step-by-step into the world of matching circles, sewing the back and front, and finishing the edges all at once. Be prepared to be amazed at how accurate and fun this method of peeling back those orange peels is!$45Four different templates, instruction book, and four 13" Thermore batting squaresBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), rotary cutter & mat, four each 13" squares of two contrasting colors (total of eight squares)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3042Introduction to Needle FeltingJennefer MarkerCompass Moon CreationsThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room B, Showplex)Join Jennefer as you delve into the amazing world of needle felting and the equipment needed! You will learn about wools and how to create flat and 3-D felted projects. Discover three small projects that will give you the foundation to go forward to create anything you are interested in.$30Wool, felting needles, wool felt, foam base, shape mold.3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3043Painting With WoolJennefer MarkerCompass Moon CreationsFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)Jennefer will show you how to make a beautiful landscape painting made entirely of wool using needle felting techniques. Easy enough for a beginner but enjoyable for an experienced felter as well. Students will learn techniques to make their painting pop and come together for a lovely work of art, ready to hang. Participants can make the painting that will be demonstrated, or choose to make their own design using the techniques being taught.$30Wool, felting foam, felting needles, hoop frame and accessories to complete project3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3044Needle Felting a 3D AnimalJennefer MarkerCompass Moon CreationsSat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room B, Showplex)Let's take your needle felting to the next level by making a 3D cute little animal. We will discuss and learn techniques for sculpting your creation using wool. Students need to come prepared with a picture from online images of a needle felted animal that they want to create (ex: search for 'needle felted fox'). The four-legged animal must be standing, not sitting or lying down. Basic understanding of needle felting terms, techniques and tools preferred, as this is geared towards those with a working knowledge of needle felting.$40Wool, felting foam, felting needles and accessories to complete project2-3 printed 'inspiration images' of the needle felted animal that you want to create. Additional supplies will be provided for use in class.3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3045Mystery ClassLinda McGeheeGhee'sFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
The successful "Mystery Class" by Linda is back! Her only clues are—you will be working with multiple projects, including a zipper technique, and can include embroidery, serging, or other embellishments. The projects are practical and can be finished quickly.$25All essentials necessary to make the class projects (fabrics, zipper, trim, stabilizer, decorative thread, and instructions.) Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3046Suede Bottom SlippersSheila McKayMcKay Manor MusersThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)
See all the tips and tricks that make it easier to sew with soft, cuddle (Minky) fabrics as you create a pair of snuggly slippers. Made with only two pattern pieces - it is simple and fun to make. Lots of colors, fabrics and styles will be available to choose from.$20Full color pattern (sizes 5 to 11), Cuddle fabric (top of slipper and ankle trim), bonded Cuddle suede (sole). Note: kit and pattern are also available for childrens sizes.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), long pins with big heads. Optional: Clover Clips3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3047Travel BagsSheila McKayMcKay Manor MusersFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Make a beautiful lined travel bag with a colorful zipper! Choose from three different sizes—small, medium, or large. The small bag is perfect for items like lipstick, eyedrops, cash, or credit cards. The medium bag is the perfect size for pencils, pens and art brushes. The large is just the perfect size to hold all the necessities when you travel. Make two in class from various colors and fabrics.$30Full color pattern, all the fabrics required to create two bags (three sizes to choose from in assorted colors and patterns)Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3048Perfect PicotsCarol MesimerClover-USAFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 AM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
If you have learned the basics of tatting, now is the time to perfect your picots! Nothing is better than having an easy-to-use gauge when they all have to match. Clover's Picot Comb will help gauge your picots, so your work has a uniform and professional look.$0Clover will provide thread, shuttle, picot comb and handouts.Scissors, paper & pencil3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3049Sew Zippers Like a ProLaura NashSew Chic Pattern CoThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Laura will teach you how to sew zippers quickly and accurately with professional results. Incorporating the facing or lining similar to ready-to-wear eliminates hand sewing and always looks more professional. This class will walk through two methods: centered and invisible. Discover how you can sew perfect top stitching without stabilizers, hand-stitching, or puckers!$25Booklet, 2 fabric kits cut to size, 2 zippers (standard and invisible)Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad, gridded ruler3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3050What Needle Do I Use? A Hands-on Exploratory ClassRhonda PierceSCHMETZ NeedlesThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Viking, Expo Hall)
Stitch exercises demonstrate how sewing machine needles, thread, technique, and you, the sewist, control stitch quality. Experience stitching with a variety of needles and fabrics, along with a few surprises. Gain respect for the needle. Elevate confidence in your needle selection. This is a fun and educational class.$5Variety of SCHMETZ needles, assorted threads and fabrics samples.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3051Learn to Sew a V-Neck and Crew NeckbandJessica RabbitAmanda's BundlesFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)
Neckbands can be the most challenging aspect of sewing a top. Learn how to construct and apply a professional-looking neckband! Learn how to measure and calculate the perfect neckband length so that they are never too long or too short again! Your kit provides you with everything you need to practice a v-neckband and crew neckband.$25Two front and back bodice yokes, fabric for two neckbands, as well as multiple sewing notions needed to ensure professional results. A knit fabric swatch card will be included to help you better understand the fabrics that work best for knit tops.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 Needle
3052Beautiful On the InsideErin RetellesewBoiseThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Fri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Are your handmade garments looking sloppy and unfinished when you turn them inside out? Learn different internal finishes that will make your handmade clothes durable and beautiful on the inside. This class will guide you to finish seams with various fabric types, seam shapes and garments. $8Fabric of various weights/types, precut into large swatches, some with a seam pre-sewn and pressedBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3053Awesome Athleisure Wear it Anywhere Kathy Ruddykathyruddy.comThu, 3/2/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room G, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Room G, Showplex)
The fashions of athleisure, yoga leggings and tops are now part of our everyday wardrobes and they're really fun to sew. Discover how to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with knits of all types, will show you how to pick and size patterns to four-way stretch fabrics with different negative ease. $15Tutorial, 1⁄2 scale pattern, 1⁄8" × 24" rulerPaper scissors, Cut Rite wax paper, green label Scotch tape, pen and pencil3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3054Clone Your ClothesKathy Ruddykathyruddy.comFri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room G, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room G, Showplex)
Create a whole new wardrobe—inspired by your favorite looks. Please bring your favorite garment to class so you can discuss why it is so well-liked and figure out what to copy and how to do it. Kathy will share her rules for copying sleeves, darts, seams, pleats, gathers, etc., for a whole new wardrobe—inspired by your favorite look. She will also discuss adding commercial details and choosing the right fabrics to make your copy a great success.$28Seam Allowance Curve Ruler, tutorialPaper scissors, Cut Rite wax paper, permanent felt marker, Scotch tape, garments that you want to copy3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3055Traditional Hand QuiltingChristine KirkhoferNeedle, Thimble and ThreadThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Room G, Showplex)Learn the proper techniques for hand quilting using a thimble to rock your needle to create straight and even stitches. We will discuss the use of tools, basting techniques, and other useful tips as you stitch a lovely pre-marked 16" whole cloth quilt design. $20, cash onlyQuilting needles, 16" pre-marked quilting design on cotton fabric, batting. Students will have use of 40 weight cotton hand quilting thread and beeswax for use in class. Portable light, closed topped metal thimble that snuggly fits middle finger of dominant hand, needle threader, 14-16” HEAVY wooden quilting hoop, 20" x 20" pre-washed cotton fabric for your quilt backing3 Needle
3056English Paper Piecing 101Christine KirkhoferNeedle, Thimble and ThreadFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Room C, Showplex)In this introductory class, students will master the techniques of English Paper Piecing as it has been done over the last 200 years with needle, paper and thread. Topics covered in class will include tool and thread choices, template basting and joining the fabric covered hexagon shapes by hand. Participants will use needle and thread to create their own beautiful two ring rosette. Upon completing the class, students will have the ability to continue creating additional rosettes to make a beautiful quilt of their own. English Paper Piecing is relaxing and fun. It is the perfect take along sewing project for traveling, watching t.v. or waiting at appointments. $15, cash onlypaper templates, pre-cut cotton fabrics to complete a 2 ring hexagon rosette(fabrics may vary), straw needle, threads for basting and piecing, appliqué pins, quilt clips, and beeswax.Small scissors for cutting both fabric and thread, pincushion. Optional but helpful items: needle threader, thimble, extra lighting.3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3057Beginner Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery: PigmaniaRhoda SheridanThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)
You'll be working on a Brazilian embroidery design, which will teach the basic stitches associated with this medium. Rhoda will teach cast-on stitches, bullions, satin stitches, couching and colonial knots. You'll use these stitches in a variety of ways to create three different flowers.$40Almost everything needed to complete the project, including the preprinted design, needles and all the specialty threads needed to complete the project5" embroidery hoop, scissors, thimble (if desired)3 Needle
3058Is Binding Your Quilt Driving You Crazy?Connie SpurlockSew Wonderful DreamsFri, 3/3/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)
Many find binding a quilt a difficult chore, but don't worry, there is good news! You can bind your quilt, keep your sanity and have success with strip and bias binding. Connie will share an easy tip that makes perfect mitered corners without tools. Learn tips for prairie points and the fastest way to gather ruffles without breaking basting threads. Student will have a hands-on experience for each type of binding (90 degree corners, hexagon corners, bias binding, prairie points, etc). With practice and these techniques, all binding can be successful! $25All fabric and written instructions for five different projects for binding quilt edges.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad and one fat quarter of fabric3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3059Sew Charmed Tote-A-LongDebbie TorgersonOlive Us Girls LLCFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)Learn basic bag-making techniques and create your own fabric to make a tote from pieced sewing charms. Debbie will show you how to sew on cork accents, inside pockets and handles. This tote is perfect for carrying all of your small projects! $25Charm squares and fabric for lining and pockets, cork, and foam stabilizer.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), white thread for sewing machine3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3060Serge A Quick and Easy TeeKatrina WalkerKatrina Walker/PfaffThu, 3/2/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)Using the flat construction method—see the fastest and easiest way to construct a t-shirt from start to finish, step by step. You'll be amazed at how simple it really is. Katrina will show you how to use both overlock serger stitches and coverlock serger stitches to create professional looking results. NOTE: T-shirt will be constructed but not hemmed in class. A simple technique for hemming neckline, cuffs, and hem with either a sewing machine or coverlock serger will be taught in class.$5Class kit consists of educational materials and fusible web for use in finishing the tee.Thread snips and seam ripper (basic sewing supplies). 3 spools or cones of thread coordinating with fabric that are suitable for use on a serger. Basic t-shirt cut and ready to serge; can be child's version for practice. I suggest Pamela's Patterns Perfect Tee pattern. T-shirt must be basic – consisting of front, back, and sleeves, with a scoop or jewel neckline. Bring scraps of t-shirt material with you to class for testing seams. 3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3061Pretty Necklines for KnitsKatrina WalkerKatrina Walker / PFAFFFri, 3/3/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)Make your next t-shirt not-so-basic with these pretty neckline finishes! See a variety of professional-looking techniques that are easy to create with your sewing machine. Practice working with knits and making samples to fill your reference notebook. $25All fabrics and notions needed to sew class samples plus glue sticks. Also a detailed reference notebook with full written instructions and photo illustrations. Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
3062Serge A Stunning ShrugKatrina WalkerKatrina Walker / PFAFFSat, 3/4/2023 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)Utilize the serger and see how fast and easy it is to create a casual or dressy shrug! All it takes is one yard of fabric! This versatile piece is perfect for travel and is fun to make and wear.$5Written instructions including a cutting template, and a pre-cut cutting template for use in class. Rotary cutter & mat, 1 yard of fabric of choice (slippery fabrics should be starched and pressed prior to class)3 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
3063Rainy Daze for DollsNadeen WardDolls R SEW FunThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Janome, Fairview 2)Make a Lined Hooded Raincoat for your 18" dolls. You'll learn the flat sleeve construction method. This jacket has pockets with contrasting flaps and an overlay and inverted pleat on the back. The finishing touch is learning to put on Kam Snaps for the front closure. $30Pre-cut kit, thread, cam snaps and the pattern to allow the students to make more if they want.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad, pinking shears3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
3064Design Custom Fabrics and Embellish Garments with Embroidery & Applique? Angela WolfAngela Wolf PatternsThu, 3/2/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Brother, Expo Hall)
Fri, 3/3/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Brother, Expo Hall)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:00 AM-10:30 AM (Brother, Expo Hall)
One of Angela Wolf's signature designs is embroidery and embellishing. In this hands-on class, Angela will show you many techniques for customizing your next garment or project with embroidery, thread painting, quilting, reverse applique, and more!? You will embellish samples and learn the techniques. $39Fabric, stabilizer, yarn, and supplies to work on all these samplesBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)3 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4 Needle Classes
Four Needle Classes provide an in-depth learning experience and are primarily held on Wednesday before the show. They present an ideal opportunity to learn and practice more techniques, or ignite inspiration for more complex projects. Most classes have a kit fee payable directly to your instructor (exact change is appreciated). Pre-registration is required for classes with kits and encouraged for all other classes. (4 hours)

$90 (4 hours) + $2 Convenience Fee

Class NumberClass TitleTeacher NameCompanyScheduleDescriptionKit FeeKit ContentsStudent SuppliesHomeworkClass LevelSkill LevelImage
4001Silk Painting: Resist or No ResistEvette AllerdingsE/M AllderdingsWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Paulhamus 1)Painting on silk is super fun and easy! Silk painting is versatile and spans wide disciplines such as clothing, quilting, embroidery and art. Learn how to paint a scarf two ways - a silk charmeuse using an antifusant pretreatment and a silk habotai using Resistad. This hands-on experience includes painting using silk dyes. Discover techniques using salt, alcohol, sponges, and brushes to create wonderful pieces to wear or give as gifts!$751-21.5"×21.5" silk Haborai scarf, 1-22"×22" silk charmeuse scarf, 1-Sumi brush, 1 plastic palette, 1 General's Washable Pencil, 12-2oz bottles of assorted silk dye colors, 1kg of Saxa Salt, 2oz 70% alcohol, 1 gutta bottle filled with Resistad, 1 plastic pipette, 20 safety pins, 20 rubber bands, 10 feet of blue painter's tape, steaming service, postage to mail scarves back to studentApron, 1 roll paper towel, 20 glass head pins4 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
4002Circular Drunkard's PathDarrelle AndersonSVP Worldwide Sewing BrandsWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)Circular sewing is easy using a circular attachment. Discover the tricks to make Drunkard's Path blocks using a circular attachment. Explore how to set your blocks to create your table runner or wall hanging. A variety of samples will be available to help you see the possibilities.$20Pre-cut fabrics, stabilizer, batting. Additional threads and circular attachment will be available for use in class.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), appliqué scissors4 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
4003Charming Bias-Cut SkirtJulianne BramsonFashion in HarmonyWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)Like a good friend, this bias-cut skirt is comfortable and flatters your figure. Create a skirt made to your measurements, based on the book "Bias Cut Blueprints". The main body of the skirt is cut and sewn on the straight-of-grain but worn on the bias. The skirt has a comfortable knit waistband and features an (optional) triangle godet for flare. It's a fun addition to your wardrobe.$20Pattern and illustrated handout.Knit and woven fabric for skirt, basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4004Beautiful Bowls from Coiled RopeMary CollenBERNINA USAWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)
Wed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)
Baskets and vessels made with coiled rope are easy and fun to make with your sewing machine. Join Mary as she shares what appropriate ropes, thread, and needles to use. Discover how to create a bowl with a machine-embroidered base and other creative features.$25Cotton rope to complete medium-sized bowl, machine embroidery thread, cotton thread for construction, embroidery stabilizer and machine needles.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4005Japanese Work JacketNick ComanDragonfly Creative LLCWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Janome, Fairview 2)Create a Japanese Work Jacket to pair with a casual or dressy look! In this class, Nick will show you how to make your jacket out of mid-weight cotton. There are many different possibilities for this versatile piece. You will also learn how to add pockets, a collar and closures, and lengths to customize your jacket and make it your own! $60Fabric for jacket, various supplies for chosen finish, pattern and instructionsBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), rotary cutter & mat4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4006Design Your Own Colorwork CowlBetsy HagestedtBeHest DesignsWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)Have you ever seen a motif such as flowers, or geometric designs, that you wish you could incorporate into your knitting? Why buy a pattern when you can design your own? In this class, you will adapt your motif into a custom cowl pattern. Betsy will teach you how to overcome some of the challenges, including the dreaded math! $202 skeins of yarn (contrasting colors for colorwork), circular knitting needles4 NeedleSkilled. Learner has practiced this skill independently.
4007Pattern Alteration Boot CampLorraine Henry Wed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Paulhamus 1)No pattern fits everyone! There is so much to learn and practice with pattern alterations. To become more competent in pattern size selection, analyzing measurements, and solving fitting issues, the answer is practice! Using half-scale practice patterns, alterations will be made for common challenges such as a short midriff and rounded back, broad back, prominent abdomen, larger bust, etc. Learn the correct order to accomplish various figure needs to create the perfect fit!$153-ring binder, practice patterns and backing sheets, information sheets and charts, page protectors.Small paper scissors, a 10"×12" piece of 1⁄4" foam board or thick cardboard, Scotch tape, straights pins, small ruler, pencil4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4008Creating Textile DesignsCheryl KuczekParadiso DesignsWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Paulhamus 2)This class will introduce textile painting techniques that you can use in making handbags, jackets and pants. This is not nearly as hard as it sounds! You'll learn how colors work together and create contrasts that make your textiles gleam! You will also be shown how to waterproof your textiles. $35Instructional booklet, paints to keep, micro needle nose painting pot, 1⁄2 yard of canvas, pencil, sample paper (to draw on)4 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
4009Luxe UndiesChristine LindebakWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)Join Christine for this decadent skill-building class to make beautiful underwear that rivals the fanciest boutiques! Discover the fabrics, laces, trims and construction techniques for elastic finishes, beautiful lace inserts, and finishing embellishments to create your own underwear. Leave the class with 3 pairs of underwear and a lot of ooh-la-la!$40PDF sewing pattern (please specify Straight or Curvy sizing), fabric, lace, elastic and trims for 3 pairs of underwearBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4010Snip In TimeAmy Loh Kupseri-bead.com / i-stitch.comWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Paulhamus 4)Combine Native American Peyote Stitch bead weaving and stringing to create this functional piece of jewelry! Learn circular peyote stitch, netting and fringing all in one class! Get the basics under your belt and step into the wonderful world of beading! Three beautiful colorways to choose from.$35Detailed step-by-step instructions, Snips, 5 Colors of Miyuki Delicas, 4mm Glass Pearls and/or 4mm Fire Polish Crystals, 6mm Glass Pearls and/or Fire Polish Crystals, Size 11/0 and 8/0 Seed Beads, beading needle, beading thread and a beading matBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), portable light, reading/magnifying glasses (if used at home for close up small work)4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4011Belmont Pack + PouchEllie LumKlum HouseWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Viking, Expo Hall)The Belmont is a strong, all-fabric bag that converts from tote to backpack and tucks away into a matching zipper pouch. In this class, Ellie will show you how to create this bag using heavier-weight waxed canvas. The pack features a two-compartment exterior pocket, convertible fabric straps, boxed corners, French seams, and extra strong bartack stitches for durability. The pouch has an 8" zipper, leader zipper pull, and zigzag stitch bound seams.$105Waxed canvas, an 8" brass zipper with a leather pull and rivet, two spools of matching thread.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)4 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
4012Spiral Patchwork Table RunnerLinda McGeheeGhee'sWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (BERNINA, Expo Hall)Discover the simplicity of spiral piecing. With all straight stitching, this project is basic yet looks more involved. Using fabric from Linda's Queen of the Night collection, you will learn quilting principles with tips and tricks for strip piecing along the way! $35Precut fabric strips for piecing, backing, binding, batting, quilting thread, instructions & more.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), mini iron & ironing pad, rotary cutter & mat4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4013From Thread to LaceCarol MesimerClover-USAWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Paulhamus 4)Explore the technique of shuttle tatting. With a small shuttle and thread, you can make beautiful lace. This might be an older technique, but it can be made fresh and new with bright colors!$1Clover will provide shuttle and threadsScissors, paper and pencil4 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
4014Mariner's Compass: As Easy as A,B,CMarti MichellFrom Marti Michell/Michell MarketingWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pfaff, Expo Hall)Thanks to Marti Michell's new templates, making a Mariner's Compass block is now easier! In this class, you will learn to make the basic compass and see six variations. Marti will share her finished samples for your inspiration. These patterns are beautiful in nearly any fabric combination and adapt well to fussy cutting.$5The use of From Marti Michell Mariner's Compass template sets in class. If the student wants to buy templates the kit fee may be applied to the price, however students do not need to purchase templates to take the class.Fabric selections for the project, basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), rotary cutter & mat.4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4015Measure, Cut, Sew and Fit: A Hands On Approach to Bodice Muslin Fitting Joe VecchiarelliFRENCH EUROPEAN INC.Wed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Brother, Expo Hall)You have taken a class to drape a sloper on your dress form and are wondering, ‘now what’? Let Joe go through the steps of translating a flat muslin into a functional, 3D sloper as a basis to create future garments. In this hands on class using your body measurements, Joe will assist you to create a well fitted bodice muslin.

Homework: Once registered, you will be contacted to complete a body measurements chart. From your measurements, Joe will supply a sloper for you to adjust that will be fitted during class. Timeliness of completing and submitting your body measurement chart to Joe will enable him to create your muslin.
$451 yard of muslin, custom drafted bodice pattern.1 yd muslin, basic sewing supplies, scissors, measuring tape, pins, marking pen or chalk, Scotch tape, ruler4 Needle
4016Raglan T-ShirtJessica RabbitAmanda's BundlesWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)New to sewing with knit fabrics? Our Raglan sewing class is the perfect project to help you dive in! We will lead you through each step of construction of this gorgeous raglan top. Our fabrics are amazingly soft and comfy, while still surprisingly easy to work with. You will feel so proud of your finished project and when people compliment you, you can tell them "I made this!"

Homework: Download, print, and assemble the pattern. Full instructions and video links will be available in session email.
$50PDF sewing pattern, Amanda's Bundles French Terry knit fabric (two 2 yard cuts of different prints or colors that coordinate) Basic sewing supplies.
4 Needle
4017Pine Needle BasketryMarilyn RomatkaTaproot Folk Arts, LLCWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (Paulhamus 3)Nothing feels better than making something out of nothing! Join this class to learn how to make a hand-crafted vessel out of pine needles. Coiling has been used for centuries in various cultures and differs in construction depending on its origin. The coiling technique taught in this class can be used for future projects with dozens of different materials. $30All pine needles required to complete the project (ready dried), coiling thread ( various colors), coiling gauge, basket top knob (various colors), hot waterTerry towel to keep lap dry, one loaf pan to soak needles4 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
4018Serger Quick GiftsCindy RowellWonderful Specialty ThreadsWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)This hands-on class is filled with unique projects that can be sewn in no time. Using your serger, you will discover how to put in a zipper, reverse stitch, and more! Utilize the techniques offered in this class to create simple and easy gifts for yourself or others! $25All projects precut4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4019Pants for YOU: Personal Fit and StylingKathy Ruddykathyruddy.comWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (2nd Floor Theater, Pavilion)Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern. Watch as Kathy demonstrates how to correctly take measurements as you work in pairs to complete your individual measurement chart. $30Seam allowance curve ruler, tutorial and practice patterns Paper scissors, Scotch tape, 4 sheets of printer paper, pencil, eraser, measuring tape, 3⁄8" elastic4 Needle
4020Easy Fit and Sew Yoga PantsJennifer Stern HasemannJ Stern DesignsWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (BabyLock Serger, Expo Hall)Move over, Nike. These yoga pants are super comfortable and made from performance sports knit with MaxDri and anti-microbial properties. Try on sample yoga pants to quickly figure out what size is best. Jennifer will demonstrate how to adjust the pattern for a perfect fit and get professional results on your serger. Leave class wearing your new favorite yoga pants!$45Easy Fit & Sew Yoga Pants Pattern, fit guide, Black Performance Sport Knit FabricBasic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.)4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
4021Pattern Grading for the Home SewerJennifer Stern HasemannJ Stern DesignsWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Paulhamus 2)Join Jennifer to learn an easy method for sizing a clothing pattern to fit you. You will start the class with a discussion about pattern sizing and grading as it relates to fitting a pattern. Then you'll work together step-by-step to grade a basic pattern up a size and down a size. Jennifer will discuss how you can use this easy method to size and fit patterns to your unique shape.$15Grading for the Home Sewer workbook, grading ruler, half scale pattern piecesPattern paper, Scotch tape, pencil, eraser, clear grid ruler4 Needle
4022Serger Stitch SavvyKatrina WalkerKatrina Walker/PfaffWed, 3/1/2023 8:00 AM-12:00 PM (BERNINA Serger, Pavilion 2nd floor)Make the most of your serger's stitches! Learn about the basic stitches that sergers can perform and their best uses—both practical and decorative. Learn as you create samples for your reference notebook. $20All fabrics and notions, class notebook with full written instructions 4 NeedleNovice. No prior knowledge or skills required.
4023Correcting Common Fit ChallengesKatrina WalkerKatrina Walker/PfaffWed, 3/1/2023 1:00 PM-5:00 PM (Paulhamus 3)Sewists face many challenges when adjusting a pattern. Correct the most common fit challenges in darted tops and jackets by utilizing the Palmer/Pletsch method. Katrina will walk you through how to identify the corrections needed and then you will practice making the changes to quarter or half scale pattern pieces. $15Pre-cut practice pattern pieces, printed notebook with educational materials (step by step written instructions with illustrations), foam core and gridded paper practice surface, glue stick.Basic sewing supplies (usually scissors (fabric & paper), pins, seam ripper, chalk, seam gauge, ruler, measuring tape, sewing needles, etc.), clear ruler, paper scissors, straight pins, erasable pen or pencil4 NeedleBeginner. Learner has seen others practice this skill or practiced this skill with guidance.
Free Stage & Style Shows
Free Stage Classes are always free with your Expo gate ticket. Learn simple tricks and tips, find solutions to your sewing problems, or get inspiration at a styleshow. The Free Stage is located in the west side of the Showplex building.

Free with your daily Expo admission.

Class NumberClass TitleTeacher NameCompanyScheduleDescriptionKit FeeKit ContentsStudent SuppliesHomeworkClass LevelSkill LevelImage
My Tropical Island NestMarci BakerQuilt with Marci BakerThu, 3/2/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Imagine you are stranded on a tropical island with daily necessities covered. Your extra time is for sewing/quilting, but you are limited to only 10 items—what would they be? Come see what I can't live without when it comes to my sewing.Free Stage
Mastering Etsy Customer ServiceSherrie CorkSew VintagelyThu, 3/2/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Whether you are new to Etsy or a veteran seller, this lecture will help you beat the Etsy customer service game and get (and keep) your Star Seller badge. Sherrie will share how to deal with difficult customers and shipping challenges and how to let your brand shine. Students will receive a handout with sample customer messages and practical tips. Free Stage
Lighting Your Sewing RoomDaylight Educator Thu, 3/2/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Don't let poor lighting in your sewing room keep you from enjoying your hobby. See how true color lighting can allow you to see your stitches, judge your colors, and make your sewing room brighter with true natural light!Free Stage
Sew ReadMichele DrovdahlKing County Library SystemThu, 3/2/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 10:30 AM-11:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Michele has a vast resource of books written about all things sewing, knitting, quilting, crafting and more! Let Michele entertain you by describing the many novels with a sewing and crafting theme. She discusses non-fiction books about sewing crafts and several juicy biographies, too. Use her accompanying booklist to choose your next good read.Free Stage
What Can a Digital Cutter Do For Me?Reva FloodQuality SewingThu, 3/2/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Are you looking for a way to increase your creativity, improve accuracy and keep it simple all at the same time? A digital cutter may be just what you are looking for. Come see how easy a digital cutter can be along with samples of its versatility. You will be pleasantly surprised at all that you can do!Free Stage
Embroidery Stabilizer Tips & TricksFloriani Educator Thu, 3/2/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 4:30 PM-5:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
To get great embroidery results every time, you must begin with proper stabilization. This class will offer information on what type and how much stabilizer should be used for each type of fabric or project. Learn the tips and tricks used by the professionals and change the way you embroider forever!Free Stage
Singer Featherweight Renaissance Darlene GirtonFeatherweight DoctorThu, 3/2/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Fri, 3/3/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
The informative discussion will take you through the history of our favorite vintage Singer Featherweight. It will include information on rare and collectible models and modern uses. We will discuss why they are still famous 90 years after they rolled off the assembly line and have a "cult" like following. Free Stage
Battling the Busty IssuesLorraine HenryLorraine Henry for Conselle/Two Easy Tape Co.Thu, 3/2/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Frustrations abound with the challenge of fitting a garment for larger or smaller than B cup sizes. (a J cup?) So whether you are either of those or some other interesting combination this class will help you come out a winner in the fitting battle with the bust. Learn dart shaping, & how to add a dart when needed. Princess styles are a snap to alter! Go home with victory in your grasp!!Free Stage
Tips on Buying a New Sewing, Quilting, or Embroidery MachineCarmen LaPonteQuality SewingFri, 3/3/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
There are so many new sewing, quilting and embroidery machines on the market today. Where do you start when you know you want a new machine, but aren't sure what you want the machine to do? Join Carmen LaPonte from Quality Sewing Centers as she shares tips on what to look for in a new machine and how to decide if the machine is right for you. You'll also learn about the many new features on sewing machines today and how they can make your sewing easier and more fun.Free Stage
Having Fun with Half ScaleLaura NashSew Chic Pattern CoThu, 3/2/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sat, 3/4/2023 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Are you ready to experiment with design? Working in half scale is a great way to test, practice, and gain design skills. Learn about half scale dress forms, what they are, and how to utilize this tool to draft, design, and create. Discover where to find and scale patterns for this type of form and how to use and adapt them to meet your own design needs, improve creativity, save time and money.Free Stage
Fast, Easy Projects: Get It Done!Sue PurdySue's SparklersFri, 3/3/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 1:30 PM-2:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sue will demonstrate spray painting, adding iron on crystal transfers and how to use laser-cut appliques for clothing and wall hangings. Free Stage
Innovative Tools for Quilting Designed by Alex AndersonQuilters Select Educator Fri, 3/3/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
Sun, 3/5/2023 8:30 AM-9:15 AM (Free Stage, Showplex)
The right tools will set you up for success and make your quilting even easier! Alex Anderson has designed a line of tools to make your quilting more efficient, accurate and ergonomic. Come see some tools that can make anyone's quilting hobby more enjoyable!Free Stage
Why Didn't I Think of ThatKathy Ruddykathyruddy.comFri, 3/3/2023 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)Join Kathy as she shares random techniques to perform sewing skills, faster and easier with better results than the traditional approach.Free Stage
Wet Felting BasicsSue WachterFri, 3/3/2023 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)Fiber artist Sue Wachter will demonstrate the basic "how to" tips, techniques and best practices for Wet Felting. This process is also often referred to as Nuno Felting. Sue will show you a variety of uses for this felting process, including decor, accessories and a variety of wearable art options. You will learn ways to include additional fibers such as silk, hemp, Angelina, doilies, etc., which can be added to make unique designs.Free Stage
Kids Can Sew ShowcaseLaura MendozaSat, 3/4/2023 12:30 PM-1:15 PM (Pavilion Runway, 2nd Floor)Sewing is alive and growing in the younger generation! The always popular Kids Can Sew Showcase will have the latest in what kids like to sew. Sew young sewists (ages 8-18) showing what they have created over the past year. Most of them are learning their skills through 4-H and will be showing off their winning entries from the State Fair.Style Show
American Sewing Guild Style ShowAlice TarbyAmerican Sewing GuildSat, 3/4/2023 11:30 AM-12:15 PM (Free Stage, Showplex)The American Sewing Guild is open to all and the only national organization dedicated to advancing sewing as an art and life skill. Attend this style show and be inspired to create! Members from many ASG Chapter Neighborhood Groups will show their most recent creations. You'll see real people of all shapes and sizes modeling their garments, showing quilts, and perhaps there will be some other surprises you see on the runway.Style Show