Free Event: Learning to Pick the Right Fabric for your Pattern with Anita from Sew To Speak
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Free Event: Learning to Pick the Right Fabric for your Pattern with Anita from Sew To Speak

We are so excited to announce Anita Gastaldo, owner of one of our favorite fabric stores, SewToSpeak, will be here to teach us what she knows about selecting the right fabric to pair with various clothing patterns!

Having several years of experience in assisting clothing makers choose fabrics and working with fabric trend forecasters, she understands the importance of stretch, drape, weight, etc. in fabrics.
Along with her talk about fabrics and trends, she will have a variety of high quality fabric samples for you to see, touch and maybe even plan for your next sewing project for Fall.

Come and spend a few hours getting to know this great, and inspiring lady.

No sign up is necessary, just come!

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Made By Melissa : Ponchos for people and pets : A Trunk Show
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Made By Melissa : Ponchos for people and pets : A Trunk Show

Come meet Melissa from Made By Melissa:

Melissa Antoniano was born, raised and still growing up in Columbus, Ohio.  Living now in Westerville, she is a Project Manager in the field of Telecommunications during the day; and on evenings and weekends she creates ponchos, baby blankets and dog coats to help manage her stress.  She rekindled her joy of sewing about three years ago, and craves the crafting, hence the establishment of a small business, madebymelissa.biz

Melissa's customizable creations are made mostly with fleece, however new designs are in progress to move into ponchos and kimonos made of lighter fabric to welcome the sure to come warm weather."

Melissa’s creations will be here at The Sewing Hive for you to see and try on. If you decide to try to make your own:

Melissa will have a class on November 9 featuring people ponchos.

On November 16, Melissa will have a special class for pet ponchos!



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Create a Pattern from Your Favorite Garment
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Create a Pattern from Your Favorite Garment

Susan O’Dell will show you how to create a pattern that is a copy of your Favorite garment

We can only get Susan between working on local productions, so we are feel very lucky to have her for this demonstration.

Who doesn’t have a favorite piece of clothing they love, but it’s so shabby it can’t be worn in public…..we all have!!!

How great to have a pattern to make that item over and over.

This is a demonstration only of the technique, with a limit of 10 people. Cost is $20, August 31, from 10am-2pm. You do need to reserve a spot by going to the sign up link here.

Also:

Susan will hold a class on October 19, with a limit of 4 people to work with them on creating a copy of a pants pattern. Please bring only one pair of pants. You can sign up for the class: Copy a Favorite, by going to the Class Listings: Clothing.

You can take home the pattern to sew, or set up a private class with Gail or Jamie to help you sew the first pair.

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