Tuesday, August 31, 2010

At Home Project #2: Trendy 20-Minute Skirt

After attending our KICK-OFF month comprised of 2 classes, you should be equipped to tackle our 2nd "At Home Project" for the month of September as well as the previously posted "Tooth Fairy Pillow".  This tutorial is for the '20-minute' skirt (we'll be the judge of that) from one of my favorite blogs, Ruffles and Stuff.  You can find the online tutorial here.
Or try a similar tutorial on The Purl Bee right here.  They also sell the fabric and trim shown in the darling skirt below.  Neon orange elastic?!!  So fun.

This is a great beginner skirt and very trendy right now.  Just look at the following skirts shown on   AlloyForever21FashionBeans (a UK site), and Dillards (mine will be a tad longer:-) )

Learn to use the comment feature on the blog to ask questions and compare your experience & results with others in the group.  You're well on your way to "Learn[ing] 2 Love 2 Sew"!!!

At Home Projects

Here is an Idea to do at home....For the month of September
This Tooth pillow is fun and very easy to do.
After coming to our first class, you should know how to sew this cute pillow.
Just go to this website and print out the instructions.


Happy Sewing!
Briana and Heather

Our first class...Basic sewing and Get to Know Your Machine

Vintage thread photo from mindystrauss
We are super excited for our first class and can't wait to see you all there.

In our first class we will have two separate categories.....

Heather will be going over Patterns and how to read them, and also be teaching Hand stitching.
Briana will be talking about how to use your machine and what you need.

Here are some items that you should bring....
1. Two small pieces of 5x5 inches of fabric-any color.**
2. At least 1/3 yard of cotton fabric
2. Sewing Needles**
3. Thread**
4. Scissors**
5. Machine
6. Machine instruction manual (if you lost yours, many can be found online and ordered)
7. Straight pins
8. Tape measure
9. Seam ripper
10. Needle threader (optional- handy if your machine does not have one and you have a hard time threading a needle)
11. Any of the needed items listed in the sidebar you could bring - We are anticipating a nice sized group, so any help in bringing these items would be a huge help.  Thanks

**"If you don't have any of these Heather will provide for you."

Let us know if you have any questions.
And don't forget about the free pincushion give-away, just complete your form to enter.
Thanks a Plenty
Briana and Heather

Wild Flower Pincushion GIVE-AWAY!

Enter to Win....
This stylish and cute Pin Cushion for all your sewing pins.
This Pattern is found here if you are interested in checking it out.

You can enter the drawing up to 3 times:

1. Just fill out this survey below and email us back, call, bring it to class, or just leave as a comment.  (But, make sure to never leave detailed personal info, such as your phone #, while you comment)

Sewing Survey

Phone number:
Preferred time for class to start: 7:00, 7:30, or 8:00
Do you have a sewing machine available to you to bring to class?
What projects would you like to learn to sew/make?
What techniques would you like to learn?
Would you be interested in helping to teach a class? If so, in what?
Which sewing basics do you hope to learn in our first class?

2. Sign up to 'Follow' us on our site.  Look for the 'Followers' feature in the left column.  By following our blog you can be notified when we add information to our site using whatever site you prefer: TwitterGoogle Reader, or other connecting sites.  Visit their sites to find out more about these time-saving tools.

3. Once you join the site, please RSVP to let us know if you will or will not be able to attend the class.  Look for RSVP box in the left column as well.

Thank you and we will see you at our 1st class.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. We are always wanting to help.
Thanks, Briana and Heather

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Let's Get Together... yeah, yeah, yeah!!

Sewing machine photo pendant by lemonroom

We are so excited to start this little group to help spread the love of sewing and making wearable crafts.  There is a whole new world out there for you!!!  We have created this blog to help consolidate all of the needed information for our group into one place.  We will post our upcoming classes, supplies needed, things we are in need of from you, our favorite sewing and craft inspiration blogs, favorite places to buy fabric, and so on.  We hope that you will utilize this blog to ask questions, make comments, find others who are learning just like you, and find the support and fun you need to start on your "creating" journey.  Take a minute to read the amazing quote from Pres. Uchtdorf on "creating" in the sidebar for some needed inspiration.  We are by no means "experts", but we love to sew and create things and want to be able to share what we know with you.  Please feel free to ask us questions.  We will do our best to answer them.  We would love to hear what type of things you would like to learn how to sew or which techniques you would like to learn.  Feedback will help so much in making this group a success.  Your patience will be appreciated as we figure out how to get this party started:-)
Briana and Heather