Many thanks to fellow club member KC for suggesting we sew the Sewing Tool Tote by Sew News Magazine and Lucy Blaire. Everyone is invited to sew this project at their leisure and customize the tote as desired. We will set aside time to discuss the Sewing Tool Tote project during our Friday Sew & Tell sessions. If you do not have a back copy of the original publication the PDF pattern is available for purchase directly from Sew News Magazine: https://www.sewdaily.com/product/sewing-tool-tote-sewing-pattern-download/
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first conversation surrounding The Lisa Dress; especially those of you who offered your expertise to the new garment makers in the group.
To recap, this week we will be:
"Sew" excited to get started and can hardly wait to see your pretty dresses come together!
Thank you to everyone who cast a vote in our most recent community poll to determine the project for our first community sew together here at the Element3 Health Sewing Club!
The Lisa Dress was the most popular pick with 5 votes to date. I will be purchasing my copy of the PDF pattern and ordering my material this afternoon.
We will begin sewing on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9 a.m. MT and have approximately an hour to work on the project every Tuesday until it is complete. Homework might be an option if we are confident in the next steps and/or eager to finish sooner.
I am really excited for this project, even though I am a novice garment maker, and looking forward to learning from those of you who have decades of experience in this area.
Thank you in advance for sharing your skills and knowledge with the club!
I am in the process of locating a handful of sewing patterns that look like they would be fun for us to sew together as a group. At your leisure, please review the options I have selected for a summer dress pattern and/or make a suggestion of your own below.
The Lisa Dress:
The Harmonie Dress:
The Hughes Dress:
The Softly Pleated Dress:
Join Andrea and fellow sewing club members live on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 9 am MT to explore the potential of pockets with pleats, elastic, zippers and more!
Join Andrea and your fellow sewing club friends, Tuesday, June 30 at 9 a.m. MT to learn how to install a recessed zipper top closure in a basic two handle tote bag.
Andrea stitched up the tote shown using four 18" squares of fabric with 2.5" corners notched at the base of each panel. The straps are crafted from 6" x 30" strips of material + a 3" channel of batting as demonstrated last week in our Removable Messenger Strap - Sewing Skill Share.
She will be using an 18" purse zipper and two panels of twill fabric which measure 8" x 20" to craft a fabric frame that will house the zipper.
We hope to see you then; but, if you miss out you can always watch the replay of this or any other live sewing club event here on our "on demand" page.
Did you know Tuesday is Skill Share day here at the Sewing Club? Every member is invited to share their sewing related super power with the group. This can be accomplished via live or recorded video, photo tutorial or in a blog post. To schedule your sharing session, please complete the form below or email Andrea for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sewing Skill Sharing
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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