The Murder Mystery Quilt and The League of Adventurous Dressmakers: BACK FOR 2017!

The Murder Mystery Quilt and The League of Adventurous Dressmakers: BACK FOR 2017!

This past year has been one of the happiest, most rewarding years I have ever spent sewing, and that is down to a single factor: the people I spent it with.  I made the decision almost exactly one year ago that I was going to focus on two groups in 2016: The Murder Mystery Quilt […]

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Take the Surveys!

Yesterday, in my newsletter, I sent out two different surveys looking for feedback as I plan for 2016.

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Halloween Projects Now LIVE!

Now live and waiting for you: Halloween projects have been added to the Hand-Sewn Year online class!  This class began as a Christmas Camp, and is gradually growing to include all the holidays in the calendar.  With Halloween, harvest, Thanksgiving, holiday and Christmas projects now included, there are over 45 lessons waiting for you!

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Coming to a Screen Near You!

I’ve got a couple projects up and coming to share with you!  A great power session class covering details and finishes; and an episode on PBS with collars and collar techniques. Click through for more details and links to each, and come play with me!!

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Introducing: Learn As You Sew Patterns

Eeeeep!!  I’m am excited and nervous to share with you a project I have been working on for close to a year: my new pattern series.  I’d like to introduce you to Learn As You Sew Patterns! I’ve been designing sewing patterns for close to ten years.  I started out making them for myself when I […]

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Join My Patternmaking Master Class on BurdaStyle!

I have a new online class available!  I’ve teamed up with BurdayStyle to teach patternmaking as a Master Class, over four weeks, and all online!  I’m really excited to launch the course–registration is open now and you can come join the fun! “Flat” patternmaking is different from other methods of making patterns in that it […]

Now Available: The Pockets E-Book!

Now Available: The Pockets E-Book!

Raise your hand if you love POCKETS!! Back in 2012, I created a 14-page printable workbook to accompany a practical workshop in pockets, one of my very favorite details to add to sewn projects. Originally written for Sewing Summit, this workbook features step-by-step photos and instructions for constructing SEVEN different styles of pocket.  I loved every […]

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Fall Wardrobe E-Course Now Registering!

Fall Wardrobe e-course now open for registration–a five-week online class to master sewing with commercial printed garment patterns. Make a top, a skirt, a jacket and a lined dress.

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Still Room in the Fall Wardrobe and Pants ecourses!

I have been absent lately, busily humming away on three different major projects that are getting ready to come to fruit, and I’m just about to poke my head out and share them all with you (I really think, sincerely, that you’ll be delighted when you see what I’ve been working on, and it’s all […]

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Fall Wardrobe and Pants e-courses now registering!

It’s official: registration is now open for my next e-courses: Fall Wardrobe and Sewing Pants!  These classes will begin in early August, right around the time that the kids are starting to prepare to head back to school and we begin to find ourselves with a few more minutes each day to do some sewing […]

Essential Quilting Begins Today!

Essential Quilting Begins Today!

The Essential Quilting e-course started today, and I am thrilled!  We’re doing so much more than just “learning to quilt.”  The class covers all the foundational skills, but also targets a lot of quilting concepts that I think get overlooked and that we would all benefit from thinking about more analytically–like how to choose fabric […]

Bar Stool Slip Cover

Bar Stool Slip Cover

After hours of grueling research, I have chosen a fabric and made the first of three slip covers for the bar stools that sit between the kitchen and the den!  I shared this project with my Sewing for Your Home e-course this week, and am tickled pink at the way it turned out. I had […]

Essential Quilting E-Course Now Registering!

Essential Quilting E-Course Now Registering!

Over the past two years, I have taught the Your First (Modern) Quilt class to dozens of (amazingly cool, smart, awesome) women, and it has been incredible amounts of fun.  Last year, I taught the class as an e-course, and this year I was inspired to offer it again–but this time, with a new format […]

Sewing for Your Home E-Course Begins Today!

Sewing for Your Home E-Course Begins Today!

It’s not too late to join us! Sign up and get started right. this. second.  Make lovely things that last, make great memories and stronger sewing skills, and make hay while the sun shines to prepare for a happy home this summer.

Bed Skirt, Duvet and Curtains. Sort Of.

Bed Skirt, Duvet and Curtains. Sort Of.

The mattress for our oldest child’s hot pink four-poster bed finally arrived today!  Woot!  I had been waiting and waiting for it to get here so I could take some photos of these other projects for the Sewing for Your Home e-course: the bed skirt, the duvet, and the tab-top curtains.  Sadly, our youngest child […]