Many thanks to Dara for sharing her custom mask pattern with us! She suggests you print the attached file at 100% on regular paper.
Join us Tuesday, Jan. 5 - Jan 19 at 9 a.m. MT to sew The Commuter Tote. Finished bag measures approximately 9" deep, 12" tall and 14" across the base with 6 exterior pockets, 3 interior compartments, double handles and a shoulder strap.
Jan. 5: Supply list, cutting and pressing
Jan. 12: Pockets, straps, zipper
Jan. 19: Final assembly
Project Supply List:
2 to 3 yards of 44" cotton fabric for the interior and accent
1 to 1.5 yards of 54" Twill, Duck, Canvas or Home Dec for the exterior
9" x 14" piece of Pellon 70
24" x 36" piece of quilt batting (Warm and Natural or Pellon)
2 snap sets + tool to install (small hammer and wooden cutting board is fine)
14" zipper (chunkier separating styles with metal teeth look best on bags)
(3) 18" x 30" interior cotton panels
(1) 24" x 36" exterior canvas panel
(4) 24" x 10" exterior pockets (two cotton, two canvas)
(2) 6" x 16" zipper panels
(2) 6" x 18" short handles
(1) 6" x 32" long handle
Happy New Year All!
As discussed at our last meeting we are going to soon be sewing a bag together. I have selected 4 of my original designs for you to choose from. Please pick your favorite from the list below. I have included links with the step by step video tutorial so you can see what each entails.
Join us at 9 a.m. MT Tuesday, Jan. 5 to find out which bag wins, receive the supply and materials list and your weekly homework assignment.
Crescent Moon Tote
Waxed Canvas Messenger
Snug (or not) fit, short, elbow or long sleeves, v-neck or scoop...the choice is yours! Join us at the Sewing Club on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 29 at 9 a.m. MT to share your favorite casual top patterns, fabric sources and tips and tricks for sewing t-shirts. All are welcome --- regardless of sewing skill level!
"Makin' your way in the world today, takes everything you've got..."
Sound familiar? It's the theme song from the sitcom Cheers.
With lots of help from Cheryl we are rewriting the lyrics so that they can serve as the informal theme song for the Sewing Club --- where everybody knows your name and they are always glad you came!
Here's what we have so far...
Sewing your way through the world today
takes scissors, silk and thread.
Taking a break from alterations
that horrid thing you dread.
Wouldn't you like to get a way?
Post the next verse in the comments below and join us Friday for Sew & Tell to hear how it sounds!
You are invited to join us on Friday, November 27 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time / 4 p.m. Eastern Time for a post Thanksgiving celebration or Friendsgiving as it is commonly referred to. Registration and event details are available here.
Hi all and Happy Monday!
In our morning chat we talked about these two simple to sew organizer / caddy tutorials and I promised to post the links for you here. If you are new to the Sewing Club, these are pre-recored tutorials from my YouTube Channel. I would be honored to teach a live tutorial for the Element 3 Health Sewing Club on either project. Let me know in the comments if this is something you are interested in and I can get that on the club schedule.
Sewing Patterns Mentioned
M7693: Doreen's Vest, View D
M7729: Kim's Jacket
Sewing Tips & Sources Mentioned
Kim recently received a catalog from wawak.com and shared it as a source for sewing supplies and notions. You can view the catalog online or request a copy here.
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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. MT, we begin our denim case study.
Friday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. MT, we will be assembling our Candy Corn Pillow Covers.
Register here to receive the Zoom links and join the fun!
Post pics of your sewing projects & inspiration here!
Join us at the Sewing Club on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 9 a.m. MT as we begin our informal group case study of denim. We hope to learn more about the properties of denim under an assortment of conditions. Each participant will select their own sewing project, thread, needle, machine, interfacings and weight and color of denim. We will work independently and then meet weekly to report our progress, observations, tips and ask questions of the group through October 27, 2020. Let us know in the comments what project you have selected for this study and the weight, composition and color of denim you will be using.
Whether you are a sewing novice or an expert in your craft, the sewing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for the art of sewing in a supportive virtual environment.
Largely self-taught, Andrea has been sewing full-time as a hobby and profession since 2006. She especially enjoys teaching, pattern design, sewing bags and accessories. It is her belief that creativity is an essential element of well-being and sewing is a practical and enjoyable way to express your creativity, connect with other artistic people and build lasting friendships. To learn more about Andrea and see samples of her work, visit Sewspire.com
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