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!
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.
Our mission here at the E3Hv Sewing Club, is to make new friends, expand our skills and share our passion for sewing in a supportive virtual environment. On Tuesday's at 9 a.m. MT we do just that during our Sew Together / Skill Sharing sessions in which we work through a themed project. Because there is a great deal of skill variation in this group and (of course) we all have our own style preferences everyone is free to choose their own patterns. Our theme for the remainder of September is "Any Pants". Here is a list of patterns selected to date:
Andrea: McCalls 7620
Doreen: Simplicity 8389 / Butterick 6528
Joanne: Burda 7062
KC: Drafting custom shorts using McCalls 2080
Dara: Kwick Sew 3897
Suzette: Simplicity 8389
Sally: Simplicity 8655 / Simplicity S8841
Cheryl: Vouge 1522
Elaine: Fit Nice Master Pants Pattern
Kim: New Look E6005
Usha: New Look 6055
This dynamic group brings more than 337 years of cumulative sewing experience to our conversation as well as a lot of laughter and grace thereby offering us all a unique opportunity to be a part of a supportive group that will not only encourage you to try new things; but, insist you finish what you start!
Everyone, with an interest in sewing, is welcome to join us regardless of skill level! Just pick your favorite pant pattern, choose your material and sign up here.
Please use the comments below to add your pattern pick to our list, ask questions or share project / progress photos with the group.
Join us Tuesday, August 25 at 9 a.m. MT to kick off our Similar (not the same) Outerwear Sewing Series!
Participants are welcome to choose any outerwear pattern they like and join us on Tuesday's to share progress updates and/or ask for guidance from our more experienced members.
This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning how to sew garments as well as a chance for experienced seamstresses to share their knowledge and passion for sewing with others.
On August 25 we will be presenting our patterns and fabric selections. Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and the series will continue until the projects are completed. Please let us know in the comments which pattern you will be sewing.
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!
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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