April Classes

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Good morning everyone.  I know that you all have been waiting with baited breath to finally get this.  So without further ado here we go.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter and got your fill of peeps.  We had a wonderful day with the family but there was only one thing missing and the was my son Billy.  He is a Chef in Orlando and of course you know that Chefs work on all holidays.  So it was sad that he wasn’t there.

I also wanted to let you know that the month of April celebrates out 1st year together at the Sew Sistah Sew Studio.  Can you believe it?  Time has really flown by.  I’m looking forward to the next years to come and creating even more wonderful friendships.  We have made some great projects together and I have truly enjoyed every minute with each and everyone of you.  Thank you so much for you time and devotion to this idea of mine.  I really appreciate all of you.

Lets get back to having a great second year.

Tracy (head sewcial-lite)

April 4, 2013

Dish towel apron class

5-8 pm

25$ class fee

12$ kit (includes instructions)

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All you need to bring is your sewing machine for this one, I am suppling the kit.  Also bring your sewing kits with you incase you need to rip out that pesky seam.  This is a great project for gift giving, they work up in no time and can be embellished in a lot of different ways.  Ours will be done with a jumbo YO Yo and a really cute button.

April 5, 2013

UFO NIte

4-8 pm

10$

Come sit a sew awhile with us and have a great time doing it.  We will call out for out ooey gooey pizza that we all have grown to love and I will provide the tea.  Hope to see you all there.

April 9, 2013

Beginning Cross Stitch

Finishing class

5-7 pm

10$

Bring your last months rabbit project and everything in the kit so that we can finish this cute pillow just in time for next Easter(HA HA).  You will have fun making this project and seeing just how easy there are to make.  It will give your projects another reason to get finished.

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April 16, 2013

Cindy White’s crocheted pot holder

5-7 pm

20$ class fee

4$ for the yarn

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For those of you who were interested in learning to crochet here is the class for you.  Cindy White was kind enough to teach me this easy pot holder and kind enough to let me teach it to you.  You will learn how to make a slip knot, chain and to single crochet your way to this wonderful pot holder they are double sided and washable.  Cindy gave me the two in the picture above and I have used and washed the heck out of them and they still look great.  You will be making these for everyone in your family for Christmas gifts.  I just know it.

I will provide the yarn for your first project.

April 18, 2013

Zesty Tote Bag

5-8 pm

25$ class fee

pattern free from JoAnns

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I have made several of these for friends and they just love them.  They are just the right size for taking projects or books to read to the beach or even on a trip.

You will need

  • 1/2 yard fabric for handles and tote
  • 1/4 yard fabric for band and flowers
  • 1/2 yard fabric for lining and tie
  • thread to match for quilting
  • 30″ x 20″ lightweight quilt batting
  • sewing machine and supplies
  • WALKING FOOT

April 23, 2013

Quilted Chipwood basket

4-8pm

30$ class fee

8$ basket and pattern

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I have been making these basket for over 20 years and every time someone sees them or gets one as a gift they love them.  So I finally decided to create a written pattern and teach the class.  They are made with prequilted doubled sided fabric with lots of pockets inside.  I use mine to hold projects that I am working on and also I don’t know if you can see them in the picture but I collect all kinds of pins and that is where I show them off.

Supplies:

  • 2 yards of double sided quilted fabric.( JoAnns has a great selection and you can use a coupon.  Also Moda has beautiful pre quilted fabric but be prepared for the cost and not to be able to use a coupon.)
  • 2 yards of a beautiful lace up to 2-1/2″ wide
  • 1 package double fold bias binding to match one of your fabrics
  • chip wood basket ( I will provide them)
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • thread to match your bias binding
  • scraps of cotton batting if you have if not I will have them available

April 25, 2013

Sewing Caddy Class

5-8 pm

25$ class fee

9$ pattern

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This sewing basket pattern is really different you will have everyone turning their heads when they see you walk in with one of these.  They are fun to make and all your sewing friends will want one.  These would be great to take to camps and retreats.

Supplies needed:

  • 5/8 yard of fabric for basket
  • 3/4 yard for lining, binding, trim and pin cushion
  • 7/8 yards 20″ wide two-sided fusible decor-bond or timtex
  • 1-1/8 yard 20″ wide fusible interfacing
  • stuffing for pin cushion
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • WALKING FOOT

April 26, 2013

1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE!!!!!

5-8pm

Come one come all to celebrate with Les and I for our 1st anniversary of the Sew Sistah Sew Studio.  We will have refreshments and some demonstrations going on throughout the night and maybe a few door prizes.  I hope that all of you that have supported me through our first year will come and enjoy some great appetizers, conversations and friendships.

You all are invited and please bring a friend and help us kick off our 2nd year at the Sew Sistah Sew Studio.

Please RSVP by April 20, 2013 by calling 374-8196 or 284-3536 or emailing me at sewialsewciety@yahoo.com.

April 27, 2013

Around the Block Jelly Roll Quilt

10 – 4 pm

40$ class fee

13$ book

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Pre Cuts are the way to go with this particular quilt.  When I made this ( about 5 Year ago I started it and finished it last month)  Darlene didn’t carry the Jelly Rolls or maybe they didn’t even make them yet.  Not sure however I loved the blue floral border print so much that I went around the store cutting (40) 2-1/2″ strips of everything I could get my hands on that matched the floral.  Many trips around the store and poof I was done.  About 4 hours later none the less.

This quilt is definately a high level beginners quilt.  It really is straight forward piecing and don’t youjust love the pieced border.  Easy also.

Supplies needed:

  • Book  (On a Roll Again by Heather Mulder Peterson)and Anka’s Treasures  I have one copy left for sale.
  • one jelly roll of your choice
  • 1- 3/8 yards of a cream or white for 9-patches and setting triangles
  • 3/4 yard of a tone on tone fabric to match you jelly roll for the pieced inner border
  • 2- 1/4 yard of larger print to be your outer border
  • 2/3 yard for your binding
  • 4 yards for backing
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • matching thread

you will need to come to class with the fabric for the 9-patch already cut.

  • from (31) assorted strips you will need to cut the following” sets “from each strip (2) 2- 1/2″ x 9 -3/4″ and                                (2) 2- 1/2″ x 5 -3/4″
  • From the remaining jelly roll strips,(including leftover from the strips listed above) cut: (40) 2-1/4″ x 10″ ( notice that you cut the strips down from the original 2-1/2″.)
  • From Cream or white fabric, cut:  (9) 2-3/4″ x 42″ strips and cut into (18) 2-3/4″ x 10″ and (18) 2-3/4″ x 7-3/4″ and cut        (8)  2-1/4″ x 42″ strips cut into (32) 2-1/4″ x 10″.

When you bring this to class already cut it will give us ahead start on the day.   If you are feeling ambitious go ahead and cut out the rest of the quilt if you already have the book.

Kim Dunkel a good friend of mine did the fabulous quilting that you see in the picture.  She will be available to quilt your quilt for your when you have finished it.  Prices will vary due to different styles of pantagraphs she will have. You will love her work, she is very meticulous and takes her time when quilting.   I will give her card out at class so that you will be able to contact her for an appointment to get an estimate.  She did a beautiful job on mine doing a very full feather meander.  She know exactly what I like.  I really appreciate her taking the time out of her busy schedule to quilt my quilt.  I cherish her.

April 30, 2013

Beginning Cross Stitch

5-7 pm

25$ class fee

10$ -15$ ?

Bring your good glasses and your positive attitudes to our next installment of Beginning Cross Stitch.  I have a project in mind and of course as always will be a good one.  We will be learning a lacing technique and learning how to mount our project on a hand painted box.

Will send a picture when it is completed.

And as always you all are appreciated more than you know and I’m so glad to be able to call you my friends.

Hope to see you real soon at the Sew Sistah Sew Studio

Thanks

Tracy (Head sewcial-lite)

March Madness Class Schedule

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     Hey there everyone time for the new class list.  Sorry that it is coming so late but time slipped away from me last month.  We have been very  busy at the Sew Sistah Sew Studio getting ready to bring you new classes.  Stitching samples and getting pictures ready to show.

     We had alot of fun making our sewing machine covers, chair pin cushions, and of course our miniature class.  Which has been a great class to learn new techniques but not having to put them into a large quilt.

     I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the nice crisp weather we are all experiencing.  I know for me it helps with the hot flashes.

 

March 8, 2013

UFO Nite

4-8 pm

10$

Bring all your unmentionables and we will get them taken care of.  If you have a project that maybe did not get finished in a previous class bring it and we will get the job done.

Space is limited so hurry and sign up and I will put you down on the list.  It will pizza time again with desert and drink provided by me.

March 12, 2013

Beginning Cross Stitch

5-7pm

25$ Class fee

Kit ???

We will be working on cute something or other for Easter.  This project will be mounted on a box teaching you another way to finish off your projects.

March 14, 2013

Lakeland sewing Expo

I will be attending this great expo hope you all can get down there to see all the goings on. Looks like it will be a fun day.

March 15, 2013

UFO NITE

4-8pm

10$

Bring any project that you need help with and we will get it done for you.  We will be getting pizza and I will provide the desert and the drink. Hope you all can make it.  We do have such a great time.

March 19, 2013

Potato Chip Bags

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5-8 pm

25$ Class fee

9$ pattern

Supplies needed:

  • 1 fat quarter (purse front and back)
  • 1 fat quarter (lining front, back, & 2 Lining pockets)
  • 1 fat quarter (front pocket /strap)
  • 1/2 yard fusible mid weight interfacing 44″ wide 1 yard if 22″ wide
  • 1 sheet of plastic canvas
  • sewing machine walking foot
  • thread to match
  • usual sewing supplies

These are great little bags that you can throw over your should and wear to all the upcoming craft or quilt shows.  Just big enough to hold all you 100$ bills.  And maybe a credit card or two.

March 21, 2013

Bertha” miniature class.

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5-8 pm

25$

From the book 3 x’s a charm from Leisure Arts( JoAnn’s or Amazon.com)

Supplies needed:

  • 1 charm pack or 36 assorted 5″ x 5″ squares
  • 1/4 yard white/light fabric for block centers and borders
  • 1/4 yard binding fabric
  • 1 yard for backing
  • 33′ x 36″ batting for putting it all together.

Come and join us for some great fun.  You know we all love to make quilts, but how many big ones do we need?(A lot)  With these smaller quilts we can decorate or rooms with them our walls with them or even our table tops with them.  I use mine all over the house.

March 26, 2013

Woven Dish towel Apron

tea towel apron

25$ class fee

12.oo kit and pattern

5-7pm

Supplies needed:

  • fabric marking pencil
  • sewing machine
  • basic sewing supplies
  • thread to match

These aprons are such a great idea for those of you who love to cook, barbeque, bake and even for crafting.  They are definitely came be done for that favorite women in your life or that favorite man.( minus the YoYo)  You will have fun matching up fabric to towel to get a great and unique apron for that someone special.  I even put a large K in the center for my daughter Kami.  I think It turned out sew cute.

March 28, 2013

Eva’s Sewing Basket Pattern

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5-8pm

25$ class fee

12.50 Pattern

Supplies needed:

  • 5/8 yard of fabric
  • 3/4 yard for lining, binding, trim and pin cushion
  • 7/8 yard 20″ wide two-sided fusible extra firm craft stabilizer(pel-tex or tim-tex)
  • 1-1/8 yard 20″ wide fusible interfacing
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing machine
  • walking foot
  • sewing tools

A very portable basket with a fun twist.  Take your projects anywhere and it is very helpful keeping your sewing and crafting supplies organized.  Would make great gifts.

March 29, 2013

UFO Nite

4-8pm

10$

come on come all and bring those pesky projects so that we can help you to complete them.  We get pizza for dinner and I will make a delicious desert and marvelous sweet tea or water if you prefer.

March 30, 2013

Quilted fabric covered Chipwood basket

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10-3pm

30$ class fee

9$ pattern

supplies needed:

  • 1-1/2 yard two sided quilted fabric
  • 1 package of double fold bias binding (Yikes! I know but this WILL make your life easier in this application)
  • 2 yards of 2″ wide lace for around the outside of your basket
  • pieces of scrap batting to cover the raw material of your basket
  • matching thread
  • sewing machine
  • walking foot
  • usual sewing supplies

I just love these baskets so easy and sew cute to take with you to classes.  We will be making the large version of this basket but I will give you directions for the small one too.  I made the small one for my daughter Kami when she was a little thing.  I made into a little sewing kit  for her.  She would put her cross stitch supplies in it to take on trips.  Everyone would comment on it.

I will provide the baskets and will have them ready for you to work on.  You can find the fabric needed for this project at JoAnn’s or even online from Moda at fatquartershop.com. They come in beautiful colors ways.  However quite pricey.  They run about 20.00 per yard.  At least at JoAnn’s you can use your coupon for it and get it at a 40% discount.  I have seen some pretty ones there.

Bring lunch and I will provide desert and drink.

Thanks for reading my blog and participating in my classes.  You are all what makes the Sew Sistah Sew Studio a great success.   Come sit and sew awhile,  we will have a great time together.

Thanks,

Tracy ( Head Sew-cialite)

February Class Schedule

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     Happy February everybody I hope that this finds you all well and sewing away.  Do you have a special friend that you need to make a gift for?  You want to make her something different, something that she might not make for herself right?  Well I have the classes for you.  I have found such neat patterns in my search for that great gift giving experience.

     I hope to see you all at the Sew Sistahs’ classroom real soon.  We really have such a great time together laughing, story telling, eating and sewing.  We feel it is a good outlet for us to just let loose and share some quality time with each other.  What is also nice is that wonderful friendships are being formed which to me is the best of all.

     I just want to take a minute to thank you all for supporting me in this stage of my life and teaching me something new every time that we meet.  I have enjoyed each and everyone of you and look forward to the classes to come.

February 5, 2013

Legal Pad Covers

Legal Pad Covers

10 – 1 pm & 5 – 8 pm

25$ class fee

9$ pattern

Legal pad covers are a quick and easy project to make in no time.  You can probably make two in the time allotted for class, and what great gifts.  There a two sizes: small 5 x 8 and large: 8.5 x 11.75.  The small one will fit neatly into a purse or backpack.  You will love making these for all your friends.

Supplies needed:  Large:

  • 1/2 yard of fabric for outside of cover and inside pockets
  • fat quarter of fabric for lining (inside cover)
  • 1/8 yard fabric for binding
  • 1/2 yard timtex interfacing
  • 1 yard of wonder-under
  • 8.5 x 11.75 legal pad

Small:

  • 1/3 yard of fabric for outside of cover and inside pockets
  • fat quarter of fabric for lining
  • 1/8 yard fabric for binding
  • 1/3 yard timtex interfacing
  • 1 yard wonder-under
  • 5 x 8 legal pad

For both:

  • 90/14 microtex sharp needle
  • 90/14 quilting needle
  • walking foot

I will provide the legal pads including both sizes for a nominal fee. If you do not have any.

February 7, 2013

Strippy Charm Pouch

Strippy Charm Pouch

10 – 1 pm & 5 – 8 pm

25$ class fee

pattern can be downloaded from modabakeshop,com

 

This is a nice project for the person who might need a new little make-up bag or a sewing kit or a little something to carry all there hundred dollar bills in.  They are a breeze to make and work well with scraps.

Supplies needed:

  • 1 charm pack or enough scraps to make the strips
  • 2 coordinating fat quarters
  • 2) 7 x 9.25 fusible fleece
  • 2) 7 x 9.25 fusible interfacing
  • 1) 9″ zipper to match
  • walking foot
  • usual sewing supplies

I will have zippers for sale for 1$ each if you happen to need one.

February 8, 2013

UFO NITE

4 – 8 pm

10$

Call early this class always fills up the fastest.  We will call out for pizza and I will provide the Beverages.  Desert too!

February 9, 2013

Ott-Lite tote

Ott-Lite tote

10 – 3 pm

30$ class fee

9$ pattern

We all have them, now there is this sweet tote to carry and protect them while traveling.  I don’t know about you but I take mine everywhere.  Hotel lights just are not the best.  You will love making these and while you are at it make a few more to put away for a Christmas gift.  It has two roomy outside pockets and an inner pocket.  Border prints work great and it’s fully lined also.

Supplies needed:

  • craft size warm and natural (35 x 45) will be enough for 2 totes (*Soft and Stable)
  • 5/8 yard print for main body of tote
  • 3/8 yard accent fabric
  • 1/2 yard for lining
  • 3/8 yard white or light solid for backing ( will not show)
  • 1″ x 1- 1/4″ velcro
  • Thread to match for quilting
  • decorative button

Bring Lunch and I will provide the tea and desert.

February 12, 2013

Plumeria Potholder

plumeria pot holder

10 – 1pm & 5 -8pm

25$ class fee

9$ pattern

Who doesn’t need a few new pot holders?  You know what yours look like a grease mark here a gravy stain there and even a place where it has caught on fire.  We all have them.  Time to refresh our pot holder collection, the plumeria potholders are a great way to do this.  Quick and easy.  And soooo cute.

Supplies Needed:

  • fabric A (round front center petals) 1 fat quarter
  • Fabric B (center petals on front) 1 fat quarter
  • Fabric C ( mini yo-yos in flower center) 1 fat quarter
  • Insul-brite Hear protective batting 1/4 yard
  • fusible interfacing (Pellon 845F one sided) 1/4 yard
  • Coordinating thread for topstitching
  • 1/2″ Ribbon to match pot holder for hanging loop

February 14, 2013

Potato Chip Bag

potato chip bag

10 -1 pm only

25$ class fee

9$ pattern

Just like the pattern says you can’t just make one!  These over the shoulder little bags are great for going to quilt shows, farmers markets, or craft shows.  Holds again, all your 100$ bills that you need to attend all these wonderful places.  We all know that our purses gets in the way just at that crucial moment when we need to feel fabric or pick up a basket of tomatoes.  You’ll love it so much that you’ll want to make 2 or even more.  Great to put away in you stash for gift giving time.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 fat quarter for purse front, back, back pocket & flap
  • 1 fat quarter for lining front back & 2 lining pockets
  • 1 fat quarter for front pocket/strap
  • 1/2 yard if 44 ” wide fusible mid-weight interfacing and 1 yard if 22″ wide
  • walking foot is recommended

Your fat quarters need to be 18″ wide

February 19, 2013

Pockets to Go

pockets to go

10 -1 pm

25$ class fee

9$ pattern

I know how versatile these cute little baskets can be.  I have taught this class on more than one occasion and now I see you all bring them into class and use them as your sewing baskets.  Well this time I thought I would teach the square one instead.  It has handles for carrying it to and from classes and side pockets also.  You will love having all you sewing gadgets popping out of all the pockets on the inside.  It makes them so much easier to see.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard for main color
  • 1/2 yard for contrast
  • 3/8 yard of Timtex or Pel-Tex
  • thread to match main color and contrast fabrics
  • 2)  14″ zippers
  • zipper foot required

I will have zipper for sale for 1$ each.

February 19, 2013

Beginning Cross stitch Finishing class

5-7 pm

10$

Bring your stitched piece and I will supply the rest.  You will need to also bring sewing needles.

 

February 22, 2013

UFO NITE

4-8 pm

10$ class fee

Bring all those unfinished projects you have laying around and we will help you get them done.  Bring finished projects for our show and tell time too.  We all love show and tell.

We will be getting our yummy pizza for dinner and I will provide tea and desert.

February 24, 2013 Sunday

Sewing Machine Cover up

sewing machine cover up

10 – 3 pm

30$ class fee

pattern can be downloaded from modabakeshop.com

What a terrific project I know for a fact that I have needed this for a long time.  This sewing machine cover up is just what the sewing machine Doctor prescribed.  No more dust bunnies floating around your machine.  Looks so pretty you could leave it out on your dining room table.  Which is where I know some of you spend a lot of your time sewing.

Supplies Needed:

  • one jelly roll (or (14) 2-1/2″ strips)
  • 3/4 for backing
  • 20″ x 34″ batting( I would use *Soft and Stable if I had It)
  • 1/2 yard for binding
  • 6 buttons

Bring lunch and I will provide the tea and desert.

February 26, 2013

Key Fob Pockets

key fob pockets

10 – 1 pm only

20$ class fee

8$ pattern

Key fob pockets are great for that little something you want to carry with you but don’t want to get lost in that bottomless pit we call a purse.  They hook on to a key chain or to a D-ring that is inside your purse.  They can carry your Burt’s balm, zip drive, lipstick, or even travel size perfumes.  They also make great gifts for kids.

Supplies Needed:

  • fat quarter
  • 8″ x 3″ pellon fusible fleece (* soft and stable)
  • piece of velcro or snap set
  • 1″ wide key ring
  • decorative button
  • thread to match or contrast with fabrics

February 28, 2013

Miniature Bow-Tie Quilt

miniature bow tie quilt

10 – 1 pm & 5 -8 pm

25$ class fee

Pattern is from 3 Times the Charm by Leisure Arts (can be purchased at amazon.com)and JoAnns carries it sometimes, it is a great book to have in your collection.  I will be doing some other quilts from this book also so keep your eyes out for sweet charm packs.

This quilt is a cute as can be.  Would look great on any coffee table or on any wall.  I love to display mine on the backs of chairs, on my coffee table, on my buffet, on a wall on the back of a toilet, I just love them anywhere and everywhere.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 charm pack or 36 assorted 5″ squares
  • 7/8 yard white/light fabric for blocks and borders
  • 1-1/8 yard backing fabric 40″ x 40″ piece of batting
  • 1/4″ foot
  • sewing supplies

*Soft and Stable is a new product that is out that I absolutely love.  It gives all your projects that would usually use batting or fleece that professional look.  It doesn’t go limp after a lot of use either.  I made my bow tuck purse, wallets, and journal covers (to name a few) and the look is wonderful.  People comment on them all the time.  They always ask me if that is the new Vera Bradley line and I say,”No, it is the new Tracy Devlin Line.”  They look at me inquisitively  and then laugh.  If you cannot find it please let me know.  I will have some here that you can purchase if needed.

Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog and to get information about the classes.  I  truly appreciate each and everyone of you.  Have a great February and hope to see you all at the Sew Sistah Sew Studio.

Tracy Devlin ( Head Sewcial-lite)

JANUARY CLASS SCHEDULE

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HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.  I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas.  Now that we are rested and rejuvenated its time to start thinking about projects for 2013.  I’m very excited about some of the new things that I have come up with and I hope that you will be also.

I also wanted to take the time to thank those of you who have help my business grow if it wasn’t for all of you I couldn’t be doing what I love the most and that is teaching.  I have had so much fun with each and everyone of you.   You have all brought such a special light into the classroom and I have enjoyed my time with all of you.  Can’t wait to get the new year rolling.

My Christmas was very productive, me and 2 of my elves were fast to clean up the mess that existed in my sewing room.  I know that at least one time or another you have heard me speak of this hellish task, but with Carol and Jacki by my side we were able to conquer the beast. YEA!!!

Lets get on with the class schedule and let the sewing begin.

THREAD HOLDER NEEDLE ROLL:

 

Thread Holder

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

10 – 1 pm & 5 – 7 pm

20$ class fee

10$ kit

This little cutie is a quick project to stitch up.  It makes for a great gift or even one for you to keep in your purse for that on the spot repair you might have.  It will hold a couple spools of thread and a small pair of scissors which I will have for you to purchase.  I will provide a kit for the class.  I really enjoyed making these and while I was constructing them I thought that I should make a few more to keep aside for that last minute gift I might need.

Supplies Needed:  sewing machine, hand sewing needles and your usual sewing supplies.

Friday, January 11, 2013

UFO nite

4 – 8 pm

10$

Bring that pesky project that you are having trouble with and we will work out the kinks.

We will call out for Pizza, I will provide the tea and desert.

CADY PAD:

caddy pad

Saturday, January 12, 2013

10 – 4 pm

30$ class fee

15$ pattern ( Heat Resistan fabric included in the pattern )

Bring Lunch

What a great idea for carrying your iron to and from class.  When this case is folded up it looks like a purse.  SOOOOO CUTE.  It is lined with Heat Resistant fabric so if you need to leave class in a hurry NO PROBLEM just toss your iron in and go.  We will be making the larger version however, there is a too cute for words small version to carry you travel irons in.  I will have one made to show you and if you are interested in the pattern I will be able to order it for you.  Les has also made a bottom to make them sturdier during travel.  You won’t have enough of the heat resistant fabric that comes in the pattern, but I will have them for sale at a minimal cost.  If you would like.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics
  • 1/4 for handles
  • 2 large decorative buttons
  • 1-1/2 yards of insul-brite
  • 2 black covered rubber band hair ties
  • 2″ of velcro
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • WALKING FOOT A MUST HAVE

JOURNAL COVERS:

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Monday, January 14, 2013

10 – 2 pm & 5 – 8 pm

25$ class fee

5$ pattern

Back by popular demand.  These journal covers are a great way to cover any size notebook or composition book you might like to deck out.  We have had so much fun in the past making these.  Every time I leave mine out people always say ” is that a class”   and I say “It is now”  I never get tired of making them.  I have made them in many different sizes and I will provide you with the formula in which to do the same.  Journal covers make great gifts.  I have even made them with college fabric.  You can embellish them anyway you like.  Mine has yo yo’s  for flowers, leaves and buttons.   Too cute!

Supplies needed:

  • 1/2 yard of 3 coordinating fabrics
  • 1/2 yard scrap batting or scrap Soft and Stable (I prefer the Soft and Stable) Makes the project look very professional.
  • Thread for quilting
  • Chalk pen for marking
  • Walking foot
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies

Please bring a snack if you would like and I will provide the tea.

Beginning Cross Stitch

Tuesday, January 15, 2013:

5 – 8 pm

25$ class fee

15$ kit

We will be working on an Americana Valentine’s Needle Book.  Picture will be added when finished.  I will provide the kits.  They will contain everything to stitch your piece with.  I am diligently working on it as we speak.  It is very adorable.  Now remember we are going smaller this time but don’t panic you will be able to handle it I promise.

Bring snack if you would like and will provide the Tea and the OTT lights. Ha Ha

FLOWER POT PINCUSHION:

flower pot pin cushion

Thursday, January 17, 2013

10 – 12 noon & 5-7pm

20$ class fee

15$ kit

Here is the next installment for our pincushion of the month class.  This is such a sweet pincushion and so quick to make you will love the kits I have put together for you.  No sewing machine required just needle and thread.  I will have everything that you will need to complete this project.

QUICK SCRAPPY FOUR PATCH:

Quick scrappy four patch

Saturday, January 19, 2013

10 – 3 pm

25$

Supplies needed:  Baby size 52″ x 52″

  •  1 charm pack ( 5″ squares)
  • 1 yard of a light fabric for the solid square
  • 1/2 yard for inner border
  • 1 yard for outer border
  • 1/2 yard for binding
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies

For this class you will need to bring at least one package of charm squares which will yield you a baby size quilt.  For practical purposes.  If you would like you can make it however big you want.  This really is only a technique class.  It’s just a neat and fast way to make a four patch.

FABRIC SCRAP BASKETS:

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

20$ class fee

5$ pattern

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard outer fabric
  • 1/2 yard for linning
  • 1/2 yard of interfacing, batting or soft and stable
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • WALKING FOOT

I thought that these would be great for all of our sewing rooms.  We can all use a little more storage.  Right?

MINIATURE QUILT CLASS:  SWEET DREAMS

sweet dreams miniature quilt

Thursday, January 24, 2013

10 – 2 pm & 5 – 9 pm

25$ class fee

5$ for pattern

Supplies needed:  

  • 1 charm square pack
  • 4 – 1 ” covered buttons
  • 2/3 yard for backing
  • 20″ x 20″ piece of batting.
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • 1/3 yard binding

This sweet little quilt adds a great touch to your home decor.  I use mine as a table topper on my coffee table.  Works up quickly and needs no quilting because the covered buttons secure it all together.

Bring lunch and I will provide the Tea.

UFO NITE

Friday, January 25, 2013

4 – 8 pm

Tonights the nite to bring all your projects that need rescuing.  Or resurrecting.  I have a few of both.

Pizza is on the menu for Pomodoro’s YUMMY.  I will make tea and desert.

Check back periodically to see what has been added the blog.  I will be adding more classes towards the end of the month and I will add more pictures as soon as Kami (My computer programmer comes back from Virginia)  HELP Kami I need you.

Hope to see you all very soon at the Sew Sistah Sew Studio.

Thanks

Tracy ( head sewcialite)

December Class Schedule

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HO! HO! HO! everyone.  Guess who is coming to town?  And pretty quickly I might add.  I know that just like you we are all not finished with all of our homemade gifts that we are giving to those special people on our list.  I am working feverishly on a few in hope that they will soon be done.

So come and join us a get some great ideas and inspirations for this gift giving holiday.

December 1, 2012 ( all day)

Trash can pincushion combo.

10 – 3 pm

30$ for class

9$ pattern

What a fantastic gift to give that special sewer in your life.  This trash bag hangs off the side of your sewing table and is lined with plastic for easy disposal.  Held in place with a ceramic tile and top off with a cute pincushion.  These have been popular in the past and I have had many request to teach this class again.  They are easy to make and the results are wonderful.

Supplies needed: 

  • 1/2 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics
  • 2 pieces of sew-in velcro each 1″ long
  • decorative button
  • matching thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies

I will be supplying the ceramic tile, the plastic tubing and the vinyl for the lining of the trash bag.

Bring your lunch, I will provide the sweet tea.

 

December 3, 2012 (morning)

Half and half apron

10 – 12 noon

20$ class fee

Pattern is free

This class is back by popular demand.  And fills up quickly.  Great for that impromptu invite.  They can be whipped up in less than an hour.  When finished all seams are enclosed.  Made just like the hot dog pillowcase.  And just as easy.  You can make one for every holiday.

Supplies needed:

  • 1/2 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics
  • coordinating and matching thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies (remember to bring all your feet with you to class.) You never know when you might need them.

December 4, 2012 (morning)

Japanese drawstring lunch bag 

10 – 1 pm

25$ class fee

5$ pattern

This japanese lunch bag is not only great for taking your lunch to work, but it also has many other uses as well.  Carry all you knitting supplies for that on the go project you may be working on.  Make one for that special little girl who loves to take all her favorite things with her wherever she goes, or even that little stitching project will fit in it quite nicely.  You will love making this tote-able drawstring bag.  And what wonderful gifts they would make.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard of 3 coordinating fabrics
  • 1/2 yard of fusible interfacing(Pellon 809 Decor bond or soft and stable)
  • 1- 1/2 yards of craft cord for the drawstring
  • matching thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • walking foot

December 4, 2012 (evening)

Beginning Cross Stitch Finishing Class

5 – 8 pm

15$ finishing kit

Supplies needed:

  • Bring finished project with you to class from last month

December 6, 2012 (morning)

Half and Half Apron

10 – 12 noon

20$

Supplies needed:  Same as above on December 3rd class.

December 6, 2012 (evening)

Japanese Drawstring Lunch Bag

5 – 8 pm

25$ class

5$ pattern

Supplies needed:  Same as above for the 4th of December class.

December 11, 2012 (morning & evening)

Caddy Pad

10 – 1 pm & 5 – 8 pm

25$ class

15$ pattern (includes 1 piece of silver ironing fabric)

What a great idea for carrying your iron to and from class.  When this case is folded up it looks like a purse.  It is lined with silver insulated ironing fabric.  So if you need to leave class in a hurry and your iron is still hot never fear.  Just pack it up and go.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics
  • 1/4 yard fabric for ties
  • matching thread
  • large decorative button
  • 1″ piece of matching velcro
  • 1-1/2 yards of insul-brite
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies
  • walking foot

December 14, 2012

UFO NITE

4 – 8 pm

free

This will probably be the last UFO NITE of 2012.  So reserver your space now.  It will also be our Christmas Party and my gift to you will be making the refreshments and goodies for our celebration.  So come and join us for a HO HO HO of a good time.  Christmas music will be playing and so will we.  Hope to see you all.

December 15, 2012 (all day)

Sewing Project Day

10 – 5 pm

40$

Some old faithfuls returning here.  You all have asked for some of these to come back and I have added some new ones in the mix.  We will be crafting and sewing all day making some great gifts for that special someone who is a lover of  needle crafts and of sewing.  Here is what we will be making.

  • Tiny Needle Purse
  • Mini tote bags for gift cards
  • Yo Yo covered tape measures
  • mini collapsable trash can ( fan favorite)
  • Yo Yo pin keeps
  • Heart Shaped needle book ( not shown)
  • Orts trash can

Supplies Needed:

  • 10 different fat quarters ( some coordinating)
  • thread to match
  • sewing machine
  • sewing supplies ( a good hand sewing needle is required)
  • 2 yards of  1″ wide flat cotton tape ( used for handle)

I will be providing:

  • wool
  • tape measures
  • 4″ wooden embroidery hoop
  • use of my Yo Yo makers if you do not have your own.  We will be using the orange and yellow ones.
  • perle cotton
  • snaps for the tiny needle purse and heart shaped needle book
  • 1/2 yard of 1/8″ ribbon
  • covered button
  • patterns will be provided for all the projects

Bring a lunch, I will provide the sweet tea and desert.

GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE November Class Schedule

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Hope everyone had a happy Halloween and all your ghost and goblins behaved themselves.  Well having gone to all the festival they have had so far ( Micanopy, Macintosh, and some small church ones) It makes my creative juices start flowing.  I know that you know what I am talking about.  We stroll by a booth that has something really cute made in it and you see the price you say to yourself,”self, I know that I could make that and I could make that a lot cheaper.”  I’m right.  We have all done that one time or another.  Or if you are some of my friends that don’t sew, “They say, I’ll just get Tracy to make me one.”  UG!  I better get busy.   I think that I have included some really fun projects in this months schedule.  Hopefully giving you enough time to make some fantastic Christmas gifts.  Some of the projects that we will be making are for multiples.  And here is the good thing.  Not a lot of fabric for some.  I hope to see you all this month.  Come sit and sew awhile.  We’ll have a lot of fun together.

November 6, 2012

1/2 & 1/2 Apron

10-12 pm and 5- 7 pm

20$

This apron is so much fun to make and sew easy also.  You can whip out a dozen of these in no time at all.

Supply list:  1/2 yard of two  coordinating fabrics, matching thread and all the usual sewing supplies.  Pattern is free.

November 8, 2012

20 Minute Table Runner

10-12 pm and 5-7 pm

20$

This is a take off on the 10 minute table runner.  The center of the table runner is strip pieced.  They work up sew fast.  You won’t believe how fast these are to make.

Supply list:  (7) 2-1/2″ strips, 1/2 yard of a coordinating print, matching thread and also all the usual sewing supplies.

November 9,2012

UFO Nite

4-9 pm

10$

A time for all the unfinished projects to come out of the closet, bag or box.  Bring a project to complete to class and I will be here to help you.  We order out for pizza and I supply the sweet tea and sometimes a dessert.  This class fills up the quickest so email back asap to hold your spot.

November 10, 2012

Quick Trip Around the World 

9-5 pm

50$

I am offering this class again due to lack of enough space to have had everyone come to the last one.  I already have three people signed up and have room for 2 more.  You can get the book at amazon.com  on the new and used section.  It is by Eleanor Burns.  I will be providing lunch, sweet tea and dessert for all of you.

Supply List:  Lap Size only you will need 1/2 yard of 9 coordinating fabrics for the top, 3/4 yard for inner border, 1 -1/2 yards  for outer border.   Thread and your sewing box with all your notions that are needed.

November 12,2012

Folded Fabric Pot Holder

10-1 pm and 5-8 pm

25$

When I first saw these it stirred up some old memories.  I used to make these when I was younger.  I made them into pillows and in to wall hangings.  I discovered these at Calico Station’s booth at Quilt Fest.  Bought the kit and was hooked.  They are very pretty when they are finished and make great gifts.

Supply list:  4 fat quarters of coordinating fabrics and a fat quarter of fabric for the binding.  The binding is done on the Bias.  So you will need the full fat quarter for this part of the class.  You will need coordinating thread.  You will be able to see the thread on the top of the pot holder.  Please bring the normal sewing supplies along with a walking foot.  This will be very handy when it comes to putting it all together.

November 17, 2012

Casserole Carrier

10-3 pm

25$ class

9$ for pattern

This pattern is a Terry Atkinson design and I just fell in love with it.  When it is all closed up it resembles a flower.  Too  cute.  They will make absolutely wonderful gifts.  Your pattern offers 2 sizes.  We will be making the casserole carrier part of this pattern.

Supply List:

  • 12 assorted strips 2-1/2″ x 42″ or 1 yard of a print
  • 1 yard of contrast
  • 5/8 yard dark
  • 1/4 yard of medium weight fusible interfacing
  • 1-1/2 yards of insulbrite
  • 3/4″ x 1″ piece of velcro
  • usual sewing supplies
  • coordinating thread
  • walking foot

November 19, 2012

Seasonal placemats

10- 1 pm

25$

These quilt as you go placemats are great for any holiday.  They make up very quickly and are wonderful for gifts.  You can coordinate them to match your dining room, kitchen or make a set for every holiday.  finished size is 13″ x 17″.

Supply list: to make 4 placemats

  • 1 yard for backing
  • 3/4 yard for outer border
  • 1/2 yard for inner border
  • 1/2 yard of the focus fabric
  • 1 yard of non fusible fleece or soft and stable
  • matching thread
  • your usual sewing supplies
  • walking foot

picture to follow

November 19, 2012

Folded Fabric Christmas Ornament 

10-1 pm and 5-8 pm

25$

5$ kit

This is another repeat from last year.  Back by popular demand.  These ornaments are beautiful when done.  Just imagine how wonderful your tree will look this year with a hundred of these on it.  Ha Ha.  However they make great gifts.  People always love when I give them  a gift of a beautiful hand-made Christmas Ornament.  And the best part is NO SEWiNG.  The kit will include the   Fabric, styrofoam ball and stainless pins.

November 20, 2012

Flower Pin Cushion

10-12 pm and 5-7 pm

20$ class

12$ for kit

These pin cushions are absolutely darling.  They don’t even require a sewing matching.  Just bring a good sewing needle and neutral thread.  I will have the kits available with everything in it to finish this really cute pin cushion.

November 22, 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I hope everyone has a great Turkey Day.  I will be enjoying a little time off with all of my family.  We are hosting it at my house for the first time since I moved back from Pennsylvania.  I’m very excited to have everyone there.  We always have such a wonderful time together.   It is alway great to have all the kids together in one place after them being in two different places throughout the year.  I love nothing better than to have my family at home and all together because after all that is what makes for a Happy Home.

ENJOY!

November 27,2012

Lined Travel Shoe Bags

10-12 pm and 5-7 pm

20$

These shoe bags are great for traveling and for gift bags.  You can use them for Shoes, wine, birthday gift, or even a Christmas gift.  A quick project and very easy.  Pattern is free

Supply list:  2 Fat quarters and a spool of 1″ grograin ribbon in a coordinating color this will be used for the ties.  If you would like to make your own you will need to bring and extra 1/4 yard of fabric.  Will show you how to make of use both.  Please bring your usual sewing supplies.

November 29, 2012

Mini Duffle Bags

10-1 pm and 5-8 pm

25$

As I always tell Sandi Larkins “These are so stinkin cute”  These little duffle bags work up quickly because you are quilting together 2 fat eights you will end up with 3 of these cute little buggers.  If you quilt together 2 fat quarters you will end up with 6 of them.  They will be loved by anybody you give them to.  They are great to give that stitcher friend of yours filled with a new seam ripper, a couple spools of thread and maybe even a cute pair of scissors.

Supply list:  2 Fat eights and a 9 x 22 ” piece of scrap batting or 2 fat quarters and a piece of batting 18 x 22″.   Coordinating thread for quilting.  Usual sewing supplies and a walking foot will be your best friend.  I will have zippers for sale if you need them for a dollar a zipper.  I have a lot of different colors.

November 30, 2012

UFO NITE

4-9 pm

10$

The clock is winding down to Christmas.  Let’s get together and make something happen.  Let’s get those last minute projects out sew we can stock up with new ones for next year.  Let’s keep a good thing going.  Pizza it is and sweet tea will abound.  If you are lucky I might even throw in a wonderful treat for dessert.  I look forward to seeing you all there.

December 4, 2012

Beginning Cross Stitch Finishing class

5-8 pm

15$ for supplies

For those of you who are taking the beginning classes you will need to bring your finished piece.  I will supply the rest, and remember you will not need to bring your sewing machine.

 

October’s Class list

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Happy fall y’all.  Who’s ready for some cold air?  I know that I am.  Hot flashes and all.  Well October is a really busy month for me with almost every weekend taken up with birthdays, anniversaries, and parents weekends at FSU.  Busy Busy Busy, however I was able to squeeze in a few classes and some fun ones at that.  Hope to see all of you real soon at the Sew Sistah Studio.  We have a great time together laughing and sewing and would love to see you all real soon.  Please feel free to contact me via email or by phone if you have any questions about classes.  I will be here to help.  My email is:  sewcialsewciety@yahoo.com and my phone# is 374-8196.

Thanks to all of you Sew Sistah’s out there that have help me to get this whole big deal off the ground.  I appreciate all of you more than you will ever know.  I’m very thankful to each and everyone of you.  What a blast we have had together and my hope for all of us to continue the laughter.

Thank you so much

Tracy :”Head Sewcial-lite”

 

Oct. 16, 2012

Snap Happy Bag

11-2pm and 5-8pm

25$ class fee

9$ pattern

This class is back by popular demand. A great little bag that snaps closed using an old tape measure.  These work up  very fast and are great for quick gifts.  These neat little bags come in three sizes.  You can even cutome size it to fit your own needs.

Supplies needed:  1/3 yard of three coordinating fabric 1/3 yard of scrap batting, the usual sewing supplies,( sewing machine included) and also a walking foot will come in handy.  Matching thread for quilting purposes.

Oct.19, 2012

UFO

4-9pm

10$

Bring anything you would like help on and we will get you back on the right track.  We will call out for pizza and I will provide the sweet tea.  Come and have some fun with us we always have a blast.  You can even come in your pj’s.  And if you are lucky there might even be a desert. Yum

 

Oct. 20, 2012

Quick Trip Around the World Make up class

10-4pm

50$ lunch will be included.

This class is for those of you who were not able to make the last class and you know who you are.  Let me know if this day is convienent for you.   There is room for 2 more people if interested.  Book will need to purchased from Amazon.com but it will be at a reduced rate. (Quick Trip Around The World by Eleanor Burns)  you can purchase this book from the new and used section. Please call 374-8196 to hold a spot.  Material list is in the book for the size we will be making.  That will be a lap size.

Oct. 23, 2012

Zippered Bag by Terri Atkinson

11-2pm and 5-8pm

25$ class fee

9$ pattern

This class is another great and fast project to whip up.  Comes in three sizes.  You will need to bring three fat quarter of contrasting fabric and scrap batting.  Usual sewing supplies and a walking foot are recomended also Matching thread.  I will have the plastic and the zipper for sale for the class.  At a minimal fee.

Oct. 25, 2012

UFO Class

4-9pm

10$

Bring anything you might need help with.  I will be here to lend a helping hand.  We will call out for take out and I will provide the drinks.  Come and enjoy a few laughs a sit with us a while.  Pajamas are a must.(No skimpy ones aloud).

Oct 30, 2012

Beginning Cross Stitch II

5-7pm

30$ kit included in price

This is the second in the series of our beginning cross stitch.  Everyone that came last month had a great time.  I gave them one month to finish their piece and then they came to the finishing class a couple of weeks ago.  They all left with an adorable scissor for for the fall.  I will have a picture of the finished project for last month at the end of this paragraph.  Take a look and see if this is something you might be interested in. This month we will be stitching a really cute Christmas stand alone.  You will receive all the materials for stitching your piece in the kit.  Even if you haven’t stitched before you can come join us this month.

 

 

Keep your eye out for the November class list it will include a lot of gift giving classes for all of you to use in your Holiday gift giving.    These classes will be offered in the day time and night time hours. Hopefully these times will be convenient for all of you.