FEATURED TEACHERS 2018:

Baby Lock (Pam & Missy)

Accent Sewing -Sheryl Smith -

Jan Kerton

Cindy Foose

Susie Gay

Connie Palmer

Gail Doane

Shelly Smola

Terri Click

Maggie Bunch

Trisha Smith

Jeannie Baumeister

Kari Mecca

Vaune Pierce

Marie  Anderson*

Katie Bartz

Joy Welsh*

Deborah Merrick-Wilson*

 

*first time teaching at SATB

 

6 Hour Class Schedule...

Monday Classes

Tops Take First – Cindy Foose

Embroidered Alphabet Guest Towel – Jeannie Baumeister

Summer Fun at the Beach – Vaune Pierce

Hedgehog – Jan Kerton

A Line Jumper – Maggie Bunch

Gilded Blossom – Deborah Marrick Wilson

Heirloom Pillow Case – Joy Welsh

Square Diamonds – Marie Anderson

Springtime Jewelry Bag – Susie Gay

 

Tuesday Classes

Pants, Shirts & Shorts – Cindy  Foose

Liberty Bell – Vaune Pierce

Butterfly Garden – Marie Anderson

Carmen an 18” Doll Ball Gown – Susie Gay

 

Wednesday Classes

Sweet and Sassy Baby Bubble – Kari Mecca

Sweetheart Day Dress Perfecting your Bullions – Vaune Pierce

Project Craft Tote Bag – Terri Click

Crazy Curves – Marie  Anderson

All-in-one Pincushion – Katie Bartz

Hipster Market Bag with Notebook Portfolio – Pam/Missy Baby Lock

Beaded Strawberry Scissor Case – Susie Gay

Owl Blanket – Melissa Wells

 

Thursday Classes

 

Sweetheart Overalls– Kari Mecca

Bullion Needle Case – Jan Kerton

Smocked Needle Roll – Maggie Bunch

Gilded Strawberry – Deborah Marrick Wiilson

Quilting 101 Sampler – Marie Anderson

Portfolios – Katie Bartz

Perfecting the Basic Yoke Dress/Summer Sprinkle s– Vaune Pierce

Bobbinwork Pincushion Caddy – Terri Click

SURPRISE In the Hoop Project – Pam/Missy – BABY LOCK

 

 

 

 

TOPS TAKE FIRST PLACE – CINDY FOOSE (MACHINE CLASS)

 

Every girl’s closet needs a bounty of age-appropriate, stylish, ready-in-a-jiffy tops to mix and match. So, come explore the possibilities of two cute blouse patterns and get the scoop on convertible collars, bateau and/or shaped necklines, the quirks of sleeveless armholes, hem possibilities, linings vs. facings, binding a curved seam, seam finishes, and clever embellishment options. The raglan blouse with its convertible collar, two finished lengths, vertical buttonholes and curved armhole facings offers interesting construction techniques in addition to a variety of design

 

Student Requirements: sewing machine in good working order (student must be familiar with machine), 70 Microtex needles, the following feet are very helpful: ¼” foot, 5 groove pintuck foot, edge or stitch-in-the ditch foot, Mettler 60 wt. or 50 wt., 100% cotton thread in white, 7 sharp and 10 sharp hand sewing needles, Swedish Tracing paper or some type of pattern tracing paper.

 

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Beautiful Embroidered Alphabet on A Guest Towel  - Jeannie Baumeister (HAND)

 

What a fun way to learn and perfect new embroidery stitches! This lovely Guest towel is made using the finest Swiss Pique fabric and trimmed with Liberty of London fabric purchased in London,  just for this class!

The Alphabet was created for this class and each letter is carefully illustrated for you along with complete stitch instructions. You will learn to work each embroidery stitch as you begin the initial of your choice. We will discuss the method needed to place the stitches so they will form the initial and complement each other. The Bullion stitch has a major role in the initials as you learn the straight Bullion, Bullion Leaves, Full Bullion Rose, Buds and a Looped Flower. Other flowers included are French Knots, Blanket Stitch, Fishbone Stitch, Featherstitch, Fly Stitch, Daisy and Chain Stitch. You can follow my Flower suggestions for your initial or use your favorite stitches as we discuss how best to place each Flower.

Kit will include both fabrics to make the Guest Towel, cotton batiste doodle cloth, several skeins of Anchor Embroidery floss in colors carefully chosen to accent the Liberty Fabric and the needles needed for this class. Also the Alphabet, stitch instructions and Guest Towel instructions.

Skill Level Required: Intermediate

Because of the quantity of stitches included in this class, it is recommended that each student have some experience with hand embroidery stitches.

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:

Students will need to bring: DMC #50 Thread in white to complete the towel, 4" or 5"Embroidery Hoop, Fine Embroidery and Cutting Out scissors, Fine line fabric marker, mechanical pencil. Magnification and extra lighting if needed. I have all the materials needed for this class.

 

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Summer Fun at the Beach – Vaune Pierce (MACHINE CLASS)

 

Summer Fun at the Beach is sure to become a favorite!  A sundress with fun flowers on the bodice, it brings to mind the fun of a child's carefree summer day.   The flowers are made using shaped spaghetti bias in bright summer colors.  100% cotton white pique' is used for the dress, with the size range or 2 through 6. The skirt reaches just below knee. This design has nice ease, using elastic inserts on each side of the waist.  The flower fabric is carried over into the bias trim for the neckline, ruffle edge, sash, and hem. You will learn several different techniques on how to apply bias, depending on the look of the finished garment.   Shaping bias is covered as well.

 

Student Requirements: sewing machine in good working order (student must be familiar with machine), 70 Microtex needles, the following feet are very helpful: ¼” foot, 5 groove pintuck foot, edge or stitch-in-the ditch foot, Mettler 60 wt. or 50 wt., 100% cotton thread in white, 7 sharp and 10 sharp hand sewing needles, Swedish Tracing paper or some type of pattern tracing paper.

 

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Hedgehog  - Jan Kerton (HAND CLASS)

 

A new thread-painting project in ‘Gumnut Stars’ and ‘Buds’ silks.  The design size is 4” x 3” worked on a 10” square background. I am making this into a pincushion but you might prefer to work it on a bassinet (23” x 28”) sized baby blanket.  Please indicate if you want bassinet blanket for an additional kit cost of $20.00.  Students need to bring basic hand sewing supplies.

 

 

 

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A Line Jumper – Maggie Bunch (MACHINE CLASS)

 

Learn to use the oversized prints the little girls desire to wear sewing a fully lined and piped A-line jumper. Take your jumpers to the next level by creating a unique fabric using printed quilting cotton panels. A wide variety of coordinating materials will be available in class including mermaids, spring themes and storybook characters like “Little Red Riding Hood”. Coordinating piping will be made in class to suit every jumper. No two dresses will be alike! Bring a tracing of your favorite A-line pattern or use one of the templates in size 1-6. Kit includes fabric coordinates including a panel, a small print and a coordinating print for piping, cording 3 yards, 4 Mother of Pearl buttons, and instructions.

 

Student Requirements: Your favorite A-line jumper pattern tracing in any size. Tracings will be available if you don’t have a favorite! Sewing machine is good working order with original feet. Machine needles: size 70 – 75, Mettler 60 thread in soft white or ecru, June Tailor pinning board.

 

 

 

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GILDED BLOSSOM –Deborah Marrick Wilson  (HAND CLASS)

Executed on a gilt-flecked ground, this introductory, goldwork class familiarizes newcomers to this elegant discipline utilizing 6 varieties of gilt threads. These threads are imported from an English goldsmith house including pearl, rough, smooth, bright check and wire check purls and spangles.  Nine different techniques will be explored including chipping over string and felt padding, seeding, “s”ing and “z”ing, invisible couching of intact and overstretched pearl purl, proud loop chipping, and spangle attachment.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $30.

 

Student Requirements: General Supply list for hand sewing.

 

 

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Heirloom Pillowcase -Joy Welsh  (MACHINE AND EMBROIDERY UNIT NEEDED)

Very pretty and dainty machine embroidery Heirloom pillowcase. Pillowcase is very usable and makes a nice gift, especially for newlyweds. In this class you will do machine embroidery shadow work of bows and initial of your choice, eyelets, embroidery insertion and embroidery flowers and bows; as well as the construction of the pillowcase. You will choose and bring your own colors to go with your décor’. Fabric will be Imperial Batiste for the pillowcase and a blank cotton and entredeux for the insertion. The pillowcase will be the size (length) of your choice, fitting a regular up to king size.

 

Please email me with the initial that you want to do, your machine’s format and your hoop sizes. Designs will be ready for you on a USB stick. If your machine does not use a jump stick, please email me and let me know how you get your designs to your machine. Designs can be made in the 5X7 hoop. If you have a larger hoop, please bring it so you can do multiply bows for the insertion. You can email me with your information at: welshjoy@gmail.com. Class is suited from beginners to advanced, but you must be familiar with your embroidery machine & know how to get to the edit section. In choosing your colors – there will be embroidery bows, shadow bows, shadow initial, 2 different flowers, flower centers, leaves and the eyelets.

 

Student Requirements: Basic sewing supplies (with paper scissors, 50 weight embroidery thread, DMC is a good choice. You can use a normal 40 weight embroidery thread; the 50 weight will give a softer feel; Colors of your choice. White 50 weight DMC thread for construction, A couple of wound bobbins with white embroidery bobbin thread, normal 60 wt.  Extra bobbin for the construction. Temporary adhesive spray, double sided scotch tape and fine pins, applique/embroidery scissors. Lace scissors work well, along with the small blade curved ones, water soluble pen, size 70 sewing machine needles & machine embroidery needles, normal size.

 

 

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Square Diamonds – Marie Anderson (MACHINE CLASS)

 

This pre-cut kit makes it easy to finish these blocks in class. You will be amazed as you put each block together that no two are the same. Eight triangles are sewn together to create the diamond facet affect. This class is for any skill level. You will learn-Basic quilting techniques- Quilting 101, pinning, sewing bias edges, pressing and squaring up. You will need sewing machine w/ ¼” foot, iron and ironing mat, rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat (rotary mat is helpful).

 

Student Requirements: General Supply List for hand sewing.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $57.

 

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SPRINGTIME JEWELRY BAG - Susie Gay (MACHINE AND HAND)

 

Beautiful blue, yellow and pink flowers adorn this linen jewelry bag and it’s all tied up in a two-color drawstring cord with tassels.  Add a little sparkle with iridescent seed beads, a variegated beaded blue bow, a beaded Hedebo Edge Stitch around the top of the bag, and it looks like Springtime. Finish it off with a two-color monogram and it’s over the top! The bag is a perfect gift for a bride or her bridesmaids, and small enough to tuck into purse for traveling. Easy to embroider and even easier to construct, this is a fun, elegant project.  Students will learn basic Silk Ribbon Stitches to include the Beaded Loop, 4 Loop flowers, Beaded Bow, Japanese Ribbon and Spider Rose. Embroidery stitches include Stem or Outline, fly Stitch, Chain, Beaded Hedebo Edge Stitch and Open Chain Stitch. A two color cord and tassels (that will be attached to the cord) will also be made in class.   Hand Embroidery but machine needed for completion. This class is great for beginners but some basic knowledge of embroidery techniques is preferred.

 

Student Requirements besides basic sewing supplies: sewing machine in good working order with 80 Universal needle, 5” or 6” embroidery hoop; fine line mechanical pencil; safety pin or bodkin for threading cord through ½” casing. Optional: extra lighting and magnification; Spinster for making cord.  Sewing machines could be shared since only one color of thread is used.

 

 

 

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PART 2: PANTS, SKIRTS, AND SHORTS RULE THE DAY – CINDY FOOSE

 

FIT IS THE KEY (six-hour class) (MACHINE CLASS)

Comfortable, cute, and casual coupled with clever construction are the hallmarks of this class. Despite the alliterations of the previous sentence, these patterns are destined to be “go-to” favorites not only because of their ease of construction, but for their wearable appeal. Included in the class will be three separate patterns: playful shorts, a sassy skirt, and jaunty pants/capris. Everyone will make the skirt in the first half of the class and then have the option of shorts or capris in the afternoon session. Just wait to you see the clever way to add a vent to the pants hemline! Fit is tantamount in making a good pair of pants, so sizing and fitting adjustments head the list of class techniques. The skirt and shorts have applied pockets, front waistband, back waist elastic, lapped seams, and a double-stitched hem; all working together for a sporty, stylish look. The second pattern offers a totally different silhouette –longer pants in ankle or knee lengths, slim, tapered legs, back elastic, waistline darts, flat front waistband, and optional side-seam pockets. Though purposefully designed to have a more tailored look, fabrication and trims make for limitless playful possibilities.

 

The class kit includes all fabrics needed for the two class projects; elastic; lining for the pockets; prepared materials for class activities; and a detailed, diagramed notebook. Prior to class you will be emailed a measurement chart to complete and bring to class to aid in customizing the pants patterns. In the same email, you will be asked for a size range: Group 1 includes sizes 3, 4, & 6; Group 2 includes sizes 8 & 10.

 

Student Requirements: Please bring a zig-zag sewing machine in good working order along with the all-purpose foot, buttonhole foot (or attachment), edge-stitch foot, applique foot (open-toed foot), a quarter-inch foot (optional), and a flat-fell foot (optional). Additional notions needed are #80/12 and #70/10 Microtex (or sharp) machine needles; a clear 18” ruler with 1/8” markings; scissors for cutting paper, cutting fabric, and sharp-pointed ones for trimming; pattern tracing paper; a mechanical pencil with .7mm lead; transparent tape; a spool of all-purpose white machine thread (Metrosene/Mettler recommended); tracing paper, and #10 Sharp hand sewing needles.

 

 

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Liberty Belle – Vaune Pierce (MACHINE CLASS)

 

The A- Line jumper and blouse is a classic design - as relevant now as it was 25 years ago.  What better way to celebrate this timeless design by mixing a little Liberty of London lawn with a fine line 100% cotton pique?  Using a Raspberry fine line pique and a Raspberry and Pink Liberty of London floral lawn, Liberty Belle creates an outfit that you will want hanging in your special little girl's closet. Both the Liberty lawn and the pique' are used for piping, giving a coordinating look.   You will find subtle details everywhere you look, from the piped hem on BOTH the blouse and the jumper, to the special pocket that incorporates a Liberty of London ruffle and piping.  The techniques that will be focused on in this class are making petite piping, applying piping in the round for a seamless finish, using piping for a hem, methods for finishing a piped hem, and fine construction techniques (French seams, set in sleeves, bias bindings, etc.).  Liberty Belle comes in sizes 3 - 24 months. Machine IS required for this class.

 

Student Requirements: Sewing machine in good working order - student must be familiar with machine. The following feet are VERY useful:  1/4 inch foot, 5 groove pintuck foot, edge or stitch in the ditch foot.  It is a good idea to bring whatever feet you have. Swedish Tracing paper or other pattern tracing paper, Mettler 60 wt., 100% cotton white thread, Mettler 60 wt., 100% cotton in Raspberry, #1421

 

 

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Butterfly Garden – Marie Anderson (MACHINE CLASS)

 

This quilt is a raw edge applique/chenille combination. Any skill level quilter can achieve this sweet butterfly creation. We will use an iron-on fusible adhesive to put the shapes onto the background. The precut chenille is sewn onto the edges of the applique. Just throw the finished quilt into the washer and dryer and the magic happens. You will want to use this technique over and over again. You will learn- raw edge applique chenille work.

 

Student Requirements: You will need Sewing machine, iron and ironing mat, small scissors.

 

Additional Kit  Cost:  $40

 

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Carmen, an 18” Doll Ball Gown – Susie Gay (MACHINE CLASS)

 

Every doll owner wishes their 18” doll could be in this gorgeous, elegant ball gown. It’s the perfect gift for your daughter or granddaughter’s doll, too!  The lined bodice and sleeves are diamond pintucked. The sleeves and neckline are embellished with piping and beautiful beads. The dupioni full skirt is layered with Sparkle Organza and satin ribbon finishes the hemline. The three small buttons close the back of the gown bodice, finishing this lovely confection ready to dress your doll so she can go to the Opera, or any special occasion! Students will learn to make a block of double machine pinstitched dupioni in a diamond pattern.  The sleeves and bodices will be cut from the block. Students will also make narrow piping, insert it into the neckline, sleeves and waistline, then line the gown top. The Beaded Antwerp Stitch will be taught in class to bead the sleeves and neckline. The final steps of the gown will be completed at home using illustrated instructions.

 

Skill Level: From beginners to advanced, this class is wonderful for all, but remember you will be working in doll dimensions.

 

Student Requirements: Besides basic sewing supplies, you will need a sewing machine in good working order that can accomplish twin needle stitching (running two spools of thread at the same time); 2.0/80 Schmetz Twin Needle; 9mm Pintuck Foot w/”side cable car” or equivalent for your machine; 18” or longer clear ruler; rolling chalk marker, quilt pencil or fine line mechanical pencil.

 

Teacher Comments: The Carmen kit is offered in two colors: pale blue (pictured) or burgundy. Please let Susie know which color you prefer by e-mailing her at sgay@berryhillheirlooms.com at least three weeks prior to class.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $10.00

 

 

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Sassy & Sweet Baby Bubble-Kari Mecca (MACHINE AND HAND CLASS)

 

Sizes:12-24  months. This charming baby bubble is blooming with vines of sassy whimsy flowers in bright blossoming colors. The bubble pattern features a sleeveless gingham bodice with mini piping edges and clever overlapped sides while the gathered bubble bottom is made using a dainty print fabric, has ribbon ruffled back, buttoned crotch and elastic leg openings.  The vining trims wrap around the bodice and are blooming with dimensional Whimsy Stick flowers and buds. The flowers are made by layering Whimsy Stick trims, combining to make the blooms both clever and pick-able! Two to three rows (depending on size made) of looped Whimsy trims adorn the bubble back while mini medallion seed pods and buttons trim flower centers.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

 

Student Requirements: Machine feet: basic sewing feet, mini piping foot, edge stitching/lace joining foot, open toe foot, Threads:  Mettler 60 wt (white), monofilament thread (clear), Machine Needles: 70/10 Universal, Small and Large sets of Whimsy Sticks & 1/4" and 1/2" Whimsy Tape from Karimeaway.com, Roxanne's Glue Baste it. Complete kits will be supplied by Kari.

 

 

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Sweetheart Day Dress - Perfecting your Bullions - Vaune Pierce (HAND)

 

Sweetheart, an Embroidered Day Dress, is a classic baby day dress embellished with an embroidered heart motif on the bodice and tiny bullion scallops are added as an accent around the neckline and the sleeve bands.  The day dress, made from Swiss voile, is reminiscent of the gowns worn in the 1950’s.  Floche is used to create a heart using the featherstitch, which is brought to life with bullion rosebuds, roses, and French Knots.  The focus on this dress is the bullion.  Vaune will show you her techniques to create smooth, full bullions for a bullion rosebud.  Then, you will learn how and where to place your needle to create a perfect bullion rose.  To finish, learn how to use the bullion to add a dainty bullion scallop to finish the neckline and sleeves.  This dress is truly a treasure, perfect for a trip to Sunday church, a morning with Grandma, or any special occasion.  Sweetheart Day Dress is a size 12 months.  This class is geared for all students.  Garment will be constructed at home. NO MACHINE needed for this class.

 

Student Requirements: Lighting and magnification, if necessary, Fine point water soluble marking pen, Needles: 10 Sharp, 8 Milliner, Mettler 60 weight  100% cotton thread to sew garment, (new)# 9240-0039.

 

 

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Project Craft Tote Bag - Terri Click (MACHINE)

 

This is a great carry along tote bag for your hand embroidery, knitting or any other take along craft. There is even a hidden zipper pocket to keep a few dollars stashed away out of sight! Check my blog closer to the event and I’ll post what the actual fabric will look like, https://thethriftyneedle.wordpress.com/

 

Student Requirements: A basic sewing machine is all that is required along with basic sewing supplies. You will also need a 90 machine needle.

 

 

 

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“CRAZY CURVES” - Marie Anderson (MACHINE CLASS)

 

56”x56” 2 color choices-Tea dye scrappy (photo) or brights on white.  I call this quilt “Crazy Curves Gone Wild”. This block is a fun way to learn curved piecing. This is a nice easy curve to piece. The scalloped edge makes this a sweet project. This class is for all skill levels. You will learn cutting curves, sewing curves, and to scallop borders.

 

Student Requirements: You will need a sewing machine, iron, ironing mat, and small scissors.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $40.

 

 

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All-in-One Pincushion- Katie Bartz (MACHINE AND HAND)

 

This pin cushion holds everything you need to take back and forth the cutting table and back to the sewing machine.  It has been getting rave reviews for the little techniques used and its stylish functionality.  It has been recently picked up by Nancy’s Notions and will soon be an online class through Martha Pullen University.  You can pre-embroider the needle keeper if you want to include it in your kit fees…You can’t just make one of these. Special techniques learned: professional piping, stitching, cargo pocket, purse feet on solid bottom.  All items precut. Fabric may differ from picture but will be equally pretty.

 

Additional Kit Cost: $20.

 

Student Requirements: General Supply List.

 

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Hipster Market Bag with Notebook Portfolio – Pam/Missy – BABY LOCK

 

The Market Bag is fashioned in the cross-body style making it so handy and a perfect fit when shopping.  This zippered purse is designed with beautiful quilting cottons to give a high end designer look. Its front band includes Victorian insertion, lace, cover stitch pintucks, bridging with silk, satin ribbon and a zipper – all stitched together on your serger. Fancy fills will also be used on the Baby Lock Destiny to create the fabric panel for the back of your bag. You will love the size of this stylish bag because it is big enough to hold necessary things like credit cards, cash, and lipstick, even an iPad or tablet, yet small enough to wear comfortably amongst the shopping crowds. Any embroidery designs are for in class use.

 

Student Requirements: General Supply List.

 

 

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Beaded Strawberry Scissor Case – Susie Gay (HAND)

 

This exquisite little green and white silk padded scissor case is just the perfect accessory for your embroidery scissors.  It’s embroidered with a beautiful silk ribbon and beaded strawberry motif, and hangs around the neck from a two-color green handmade cord. The beaded keyhole tassel adds the perfect touch to finish off this unique project. Learn to “paint with beads” creating the padded, beaded strawberry and how to make the unusual tassel. Stitches covered in class include: bullion, stem or outline, silk ribbon Straight and Japanese Ribbon stitches; Ladder stitch to sew the case together; Beading Stitch with a Catch stitch; and Detached Buttonhole for the tassel. Student will also learn how to “lace” the case fronts and backs together, and, make a basic cord out of embroidery floss and attach the cord to the case. This is a 6-hour hand class that is chock full of new things to learn, so park that machine and get ready to enjoy a day of just stitching!

 

Student Requirements (besides basic student supplies): please bring scissors appropriate for poster board; 3”x6” embroidery hoop, a fineline 0.5mm mechanical pencil, fray stop product. Lightning and magnification are strongly suggested.

 

 

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Owl Blanket – Melissa Wells (MACHINE)

 

Cuddly and cute describes this sweet baby blanket.  This is an original pattern by Melissa Wells.  You will be taught tips on how to sew minky and applique.  You will use envelope technique for making the blanket.  No quilting required.  Colors may vary from picture.

 

Student requirements:  White, brown, and yellow thread to applique.  White polyester thread to sew blanket together.  80 or 90 sharp needle.  Fabric and paper scissors.  Lots of pins.  A walking foot is helpful.

 

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SWEETHEART OVERALLS – Kari Mecca (MACHINE AND HAND CLASS)

Styled with a 1940’s vintage flair, these heart-shaped bib overalls are ready for summer fun! Made from a soft chambray daisy print, the skort bottom features sassy inverted pleats, a red ribbon trimmed hem, and an elastic back with side opening.  The bib top is framed with loops of ribbon trim and classic rickrack while the center of the heart is blooming with dainty daisies with fluffy fringed centers. A dangling daisy bud and ribbon bow complete the ensemble. Skort can be made separately and heart-shaped bib can be appliqued to a t-shirt if desired.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate.

 

Student Requirements: Machine feet: basic sewing feet, edge stitching/lace joining foot, open toe foot, Threads:  Mettler 60 wt. (white, red & blue), monofilament thread (clear), Machine Needles: 70/10 Universal, Small set of Whimsy Sticks, 1/4" & 1/2" Whimsy Tape from Karimeaway.com, 1/3 yd. non-woven medium weight fusible interfacing, Roxanne's Glue Baste it, Large pinning board.

 

 

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Perfecting the Basic Yoke Dress– Vaune Pierce (DEMO CLASS NO MACHINE)

 

The Basic Yoke Dress is a design for the ages.  While the hemlines may have gone up and down, we love to see little girls from the past, the present, and the future wear this classic style.  While it can be altered in a myriad of ways to continuously create different looks, we want to start with the perfection of the Basic Yoke Dress.  Join me as I walk you through the steps to perfect the techniques of the BYD.  To start, I will go over the techniques that I use to perfect your smocking stitches, resulting in stitches that are untwisted and even.  Then I will move to preparation and construction.  Some of the techniques that will be covered are:  attaching pleated fabric to a yoke (flat fabric), with the pleats standing straight and tall, making your own Petite Piping, attaching Petite Piping in the round with an invisible seam, perfect Peter Pan collars, and dropping the Back Yoke to match the smocked Skirt Front.  We will also touch on some dainty details as you add your own creativity to the Basic Yoke Style. You will be working on your own Summer Sprinkles dress, with a size range of 2-6. For 6 Hour class, NO machine is needed.  I will have a demo machine that I will use, but students will not need to bring their own machines.

 

Student Requirements: Mettler 60 wt. 100% cotton #0039, Classic Couture for Children Classic Yoke pattern (size 2-6), 7 Sharp Needle, 8 Embroidery Needles, Magnification and lighting, if necessary, Smocking Board is helpful, Basic Sewing Supplies.

 

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Bullion Needle Case – Jan Kerton (HAND)

 

Worked on pintucked silk, you will learn all the secrets to perfect bullions: how to shape them, how to make bullion loops and how to make a variety of bullion flowers.

 

Student requirements:  Basic hand sewing and light.

 

 

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Smocked needle Roll-Maggie Bunch (HAND)

 

This smocking lesson focuses on the basic stitches. Students will practice the outline and stem stitches, cable and alternating cable stitches, wave and cable/wave combination stitches.

Embellishing stitches with glass beads and pearl buttons allows each stitcher to personalize her smocking. Finally, the needle roll is constructed by smocking in the round for a continuous appearance to the design. A smocked roll is a lovely addition to any sewing collection.

Kit Includes: Pleated, hemstitched linen panel, Floche, #7 & #8 crewel needles, # 7 milliner needle, #7 Slim Darner, Embellishments, including beads, buttons and charms, Double faced satin ribbon, Wool filling, Instructions.

 

Student Requirements: Basic hand sewing supplies and light if needed.

 

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GILDED STRAWBERRY- Deborah Merrick Wilson (HAND)

 

Executed on a gilt-flecked ground, utilizing a variety of gilt threads imported from an English goldsmith house and hand dyed silk ribbon. This project familiarizes students with the introductory English goldwork techniques of basket pattern, chipping over string padding, invisible couching, seeding, contour pattern chipping, spangle attachment and silk ribbon manipulation.

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: General Hand supply supplies and light if needed.

 

Additional Kit Cost:  $30.

 

 

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Bobbin work Pincushion Caddy- Terri Click (MACHINE CLASS)

 

This updated version of a previous SATB class using a recycled soup can has been updated for 2018 line up of classes. The decorative stitching is created using Bobbin work. If you have never used bobbin work as a technique this is a perfect learning project. The final project turns out to be a useful pincushion and caddy for all your sewing supplies that need to be handy while sewing.

 

Supplies needed for class: Sewing machine in good working order. Extra bobbins if your machine uses a special bobbin case specific for bobbin work, please make sure to bring to class. White construction thread.

 

Student Requirements: Basic sewing supplies standard for a successful and comfortable sewing day.

 

 

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“QUILTING 101 SAMPLER- Marie Anderson (MACHINE CLASS)

 

42”x54”--In this sampler class,  you will learn 12 different quilting blocks. You will cut, press, square up, sew curves, triangles and stars. I pre-cut the kit for your so you will have time to complete the blocks. This class is for any skill level.

 

Student Requirements: You will need sewing machine, small rotary mat, ruler and cutter, iron and ironing mat. I will have these items to sell on Teachers Selling Night.

 

Additional Kit Cost: $35

 

 

 

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Portfolios- Katie Bartz  (MACHINE CLASS)

 

This is part of my new “Pack it In” series and this project has been great for retreat projects. It

focuses on Free-motion embroidery, although pattern does come with a panel embroidery design.  It uses Pet Screening, but heavy vinyl will work great too.  It’s comes in 4 sizes and they should easily complete the largest size in class…they will then know all the techniques to complete the others. All items in kit come precut. Fabric may differ but equally pretty as picture.

 

 Additional Kit Cost: $15.

 

Student Requirements: General Supply List.

 

 

 

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SURPRISE In The Hoop Project – Pam/Missy – BABY LOCK

 

Everyone loves a surprise!! And you always know Missy comes up with great in the hoops projects. Come and join in the fun on the last sewing day of SATB. You will not be disappointed, everyone loved 2017’s surprise in the hoop project. Pack up all your supplies but a small pair of scissors – we will supply the thread, fabrics, supplies and fun. All embroidery designs are for in class use only.

 

Student requirements: General supply list

 

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