I’m super excited to attend The Sewing Party on November 8, the first ever online-all-day sewing and crafting event in the U.S.! The Sewing Party offers a fun-filled day of sewing immersion in more than 30 interactive, fun and innovative classes taught online by leading bloggers, designers and educational experts.
I haven’t chosen my classes yet, but I’m such a nerd and can’t wait! I’ll try to branch out from my usual garment sewing and broaden my horizons. Scope out all the classes here.
Attend your chosen classes live, and then get ALL of the 31 classes for an additional 90 days. Classes feature topics for every creative passion, such as home décor, fashion sewing, quilting, upcycling, costume design and more!
Create “Throw Pillows with Pizzazz,” refresh your skills with “Sewing Machine Basics,” make a “Hand-Dyed Baby Rattle,” craft the perfect “Strips and Bricks Quilt,” learn “Bra Making with Madalynne,” or take any of the other fun, informative classes!
In addition to attending classes, you get to chat with participants from across the country, interact with top bloggers and educational experts who are teaching, and explore the latest crafting and sewing tips, techniques and products in the virtual marketplace.
Ashley Briggs, former Sew News editor, is teaching at the event. She joins us to answer a few questions:
Q: Tell us about the class you’re teaching.
A: The class I’m teaching is all about thread! I go over the different types of thread – natural vs. synthetic, what the pros and cons of each are, and how to choose the best one for your project. I also go over some common issues people may be having and how to fix them.
Q: What makes The Sewing Party different from other online classes?
A: The Sewing Party differs from other online sewing classes in that you have the ability to ask questions of the instructors during the class as well as interact with bloggers and experts.
Q: What’s the best sewing advice you ever received?
A: The best piece of sewing advice I ever got was from my Mom. She would always tell me how important it was to finish seams within a garment. For years I never did, but once I started, I realized how that once simple thing could take a garment from homemade to professional.
Space is limited; sign up for $40. To see a full schedule of classes, read teacher biographies and register, visit www.thesewingparty.com.
Hope to see you there!