Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sewing Class at the Richmond Aud

We are finally going to start sewing classes again at the Aud. Its been super busy in the Youth Theater, with 3 almost overlapping plays. Wizard of Oz, Jungle Book and Secret Garden. They are doing Jungle Book again now, because the first time this year was with a Charter School. This means I don't have as much work, we can use the costumes from last time. I will only need to make some wolves.

The class is for Middle School kids and is free for anyone who lives in Casco or Lennox Townships. All others will have to pay a mere $20.00 for the 4 week class. We will be working on a Machine Stitch Sample booklet. The booklet teaches sewing machine basics like backstitching and is flexible according to students abilities. A child new to sewing on a machine will be introduced to sewing a plain seam, while a child with some experience may progress a little faster and learn how to do a flat-felled seam and french seams. I will also have other projects available.

Hopefully, the class will be a hit! I'm looking forward to cultivating a love of sewing in the next generation.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Detroit Sewing Examiner

I am writing for Examiner.com as the Detroit Sewing Examiner.

You laugh? Yes, I see, you are skeptical because I don't write here often enough. Well, it is a different kind of writing there. This is personal and opinionated, it takes more effort. I think in my head as I'm composing there, "just the facts, ma'am". I'm going to try to be a good source of info for what is happening in the Metro area. I am well suited for the title because I'm pretty obsessed with sewing. I am not an expert, but I am knowledgeable.

I think it will be fun! Visit me there and if you think you could be the right person for Sewing Examiner in your area apply here and I might get a commission!

Oh! And I still plan on posting here, my mind is overflowing with ideas!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

F or my little seamster.

I just dug out my Pfaff Tiptronic 1171. She has been buried for quite a while.
Pfaff Tiptronic 1171
I bought her, in about 1999, because I needed a backup for when my other home Pfaff was getting serviced. I never liked this machine as much as my other Pfaff. She was never used by me for anything much and hardly used by the first owner. But, she needs a cleaning. Silly me to think I could pull her out and use her after all these years. I was gonna do it myself, but who am I kidding. Some day I'll do my own service, I think. I don't really want to pay for the cleaning/tune up, but I'd pay way more for a new machine, so its going in.

Look at what I noticed!
Pfaff tiptronic 1171
My new favorite part. Look at the arrow showing which direction to turn the knob. Love it.

oh yeah, my son wants to sew, this will be his machine. He sat on my lap for 4 years watching me sew. We picked up a junky little toy one, you should see his hands! I'm interested to see if its something he can do well and if he will really like it.