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)

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