Sewing and Self-Compassion

Years ago, I was teaching a sewing class to brand-new seamstresses.  It was an introductory class, and there were six women there.  I gave my usual second-day-of-class pep talk, and then outlined instructions for the next project we would tackle together before sending them off to the cutting tables with their fabric to work independently […]

Planning My Sewing

I love the planning part of sewing.  Love, love, love it.  Choosing the pattern, seeking out the perfect fabric–or finding a fabric, and tracking down the perfect pattern–is the STUFF.  I always have eyes bigger than my stomach, and tend to make piles and PILES of folded, prewashed fabrics stacked with the pattern I’d like […]

I (Heart) Patchwork Pin Cushion Workshop with author Rashida Coleman-Hale!

I am delighted to invite you to a workshop perfect for the crafty folks you’ll be gifting under the tree this year!  The adorable Rashida Coleman-Hale of I (heart) Linen, author of  I Love Patchwork, is a new resident of Atlanta, and has agreed to come down to the shop and teach a workshop making […]

Humbling Generosity in Coordinating Fabrics

I arrived at the shop on Monday to find a gift bag on the counter.  I asked if it was a birthday gift for Diana, our intrepid shop manager, and she informed me it was for me!  Yippee! And then I opened it.  An unexpected gift is always lovely, but to find a handmade quilt, […]

February Sewing Classes at Whipstitch

I am a little dizzy at how quickly January has gone by–so much is going on here at Whipstitch that I feel as though the days are racing past at an alarming rate… As always at the end of the month, we begin to look ahead to new sewing classes and new students and new […]

December Intro to Sewing (Among Other Things)

I’m heading out of town on a super fun sewing trip next week, WITHOUT MY CHILDREN. That sentence has to typed in all caps, because I can hardly believe it’s true. On the one hand, I miss them already and can’t believe I’ll be away from them for so long! On the other, as I […]

Whipstitch Hip Fabrics and Sewing Lounge OPENS in the heart of Atlanta!

We’re OPEN FOR BUSINESS! I can’t tell you how overwhelmingly excited this makes me. In my wildest dreams–my driving-down-the-interstate-reading-the-lotto-billboard-and-fantasizing-what-I’d-do-with-that-money dreams–I can only have ever hoped that I’d have a little fabric shop all my own. And here it is! Sooner than I’d hoped, and not at all like I’d expected. And isn’t that totally the […]

Class Listings Online!

It’s simple and it’s spare, but we now have our class listings posted online! Since I’ve been in the process of upgrading the Whipstitch site and we’re nearing some level of completion on that, I got an itch to go ahead and post the upcoming class series and workshops. If you get a sec, feel […]

March Classes: Online Registration is OPEN!

We still have spaces available in our March sewing classes. Our Intro class covers everything from how to plug in your machine to how to install a zipper and make buttonholes, and a whole lot in between: continuous bias tape, piping, curved seams, linings, all kinds of great skills!  If your focus is simple crafts […]