Keep learning with the
2023 Sewing & Stitchery Expo
Virtual Summer Series!
This year’s Virtual Summer Series offers five classes taught by successful small business owners from across the county.
During these two-hour Zoom classes, students will learn how to take their creative passion to new heights.
|Class Title||Date||Instructor Headshot||Instructor||Description|
|Sew Clever- Lecture Class||Wednesday August 2, 2023|
Linda McGehee has devised simple ways to add finishing touches to your projects with corded piping, threads, organza, and more. By the use of feet, needles, and special tools, and with today’s marvelous sewing machines, Linda applies her step by step imaginative process and transforms details from ordinary and practical to exotic accent pieces that can enhance and convert fabric into sewing magic worthy of boutiques worldwide. Always new and different, Linda’s concepts and techniques make texture and detail as satisfying as putting icing on a cake! Apply to garments, quilts, and of course handbags.
|Scalloped Hem Tank- Hands on Class||Wednesday August 9, 2023|
Learn a fun and fancy scalloped hem finishing technique on this tank top pattern. The Quinn Tank has a v neck line that is finished with a facing or you can fully line. There are no darts or closures, which makes this very quick to sew up. It hugs the body beautifully and can be layered with a cardigan, sweater or blazer for work or wear it for everyday activities!
|Woodland Dopp Kit- Hands on Class||Wednesday August 16, 2023|
The Woodland Dopp Kit is a boxy zipper pouch that makes the perfect travel companion. Durable, water-resistant, and spacious enough to keep your personal items organized while you’re on the go. In this class, you will learn how to add hardware to canvas and leather for the perfect finishing touch.
|The Mini Wallet- Hands on Class||Wednesday August 23, 2023|
This four-pocket mini wallet uses the 4 ½" wallet clasp. You will learn how to machine quilt, use two different stabilizers, seam finishing and using wallet hardware. This wallet is the perfect size to slip into a pocket, and can hold credit card, ID, cash and business cards.
|Piping Edge Blanket- Hands on Class||Wednesday August 30, 2023|
In this class, you will learn the perfect finishing touch of creating your own piping. I will share all the tips and tricks I have learned, which should make it MUCH easier to sew with cuddle (minky) fabrics, as you make a quick and easy blanket. Once you make the piping, you will sew it between layers of coordinating cuddle (minky) fabric. The blanket is the perfect size for a new baby, or for a trip in the car seat or the stroller for a toddler. Pets love them as well. There are lots of different color and design options for your kit. The kit also includes a full color pattern with directions for six different ways to make blankets using cuddle fabric. You will also learn three different ways to use cuddle (minky) fabric on the back of traditional quilts.