Summer Series

Keep learning with the
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.

Each summer series class cost $60, or you can bundle all 5 classes for $280.
Read more about our 2023 Summer Series classes below or
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Class TitleDateInstructor HeadshotInstructorDescription
Sew Clever- Lecture ClassWednesday August 2, 2023

Linda McGehee

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.

No kit needed.

Scalloped Hem Tank- Hands on ClassWednesday August 9, 2023
Aaronica Cole

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!

Kit information:
Kit Fee: $7 for PDF Pattern
Supplies needed:
1-2 yards of woven fabric (cotton, chambray, voile, etc.), Sewing Machine, Thread

Woodland Dopp Kit- Hands on ClassWednesday August 16, 2023
Ellie Lum

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.

Kit information
Kit Fee: $70
Includes pre-cut waxed canvas, pre-cut leather, hardware, and access to the PDF pattern.
Additional Supplies needed: Basic sewing supplies, either an awl or a 3/32" drive punch (to make holes in your fabric to attach rivets).

The Mini Wallet- Hands on ClassWednesday August 23, 2023
Pam Damour

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.

Kit information and deadline
Kit Fee: $25
Includes: All fabrics cut to size, All stabilizers, Wallet clasp with screws, Mini Screw driver, Pattern
Supplies needed:
Sewing machine, Thread, Basic sewing supplies, Hot glue gun, or fabric glue

Piping Edge Blanket- Hands on ClassWednesday August 30, 2023
Sheila McKay

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.