Novi, MI

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To register for classes:

Go to the Registration Desk at the Expo beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, November 15th.

 

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Click HERE to purchase General Admission ($8 online, plus $5 processing fee per order) or purchase at the door for $15.

 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli with Nick Coman
Tuesday 11/13/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB200X, MDB260X, MDB300X, MDB360X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Flat patterns are necessary, but not necessarily the best starting point for accurate fitting VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin and Alicia Welcher
Tuesday 11/13/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB205X, MDB265X, MDB305X, MDB365X

Tuesday AND Wednesday 9am-5pm    Fast and easy needn’t mean mass-produced or impersonal, as you’ll quickly see in t VIEW MORE...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Wednesday 11/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB302X, MDB362X

Discover how to create your own personal drama in this “it-really-is-all-about-me-this-time” day with Cynthia. What does this have to do wit VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Wednesday 11/14/18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MDB304X, MDB364X

Whether you’ve said it out loud meaning you need a big gift in a short time, or you simply need to spend the day at your machine and have something VIEW MORE...

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1X

Have you been curious about how to use heavy threads in the bobbin case of your machine, but just weren’t sure how to do it? Cindy is a master at the technique of bobbin work and will share all the tips and fool-proof methods she uses, so you can become a master, too. Any type of work, whet VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 6X

Step up your cosplay game with learning to build armor! Learn all about EVA foam and thermoplastic basics, layering techniques, and how to paint your masterpieces. Top it off by seeing just how to attach your armor to your cloth costumes for perfect cosplay action.

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23
Graduate from being a piecer to being a true quilter, when you realize how easy free motion is with Eric as your guide. His collection of useful tips and tricks help make your sewing more fun, colorful and so much more “you”. Learn basics like stippling, meandering using a water solubl VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Scuba is one of the newest and trendiest fabrics in the world of “non-average” materials. Actually a fine-gauge knit, it’s a creative choice that won’t wrinkle or ravel, making it a versatile and interesting option. Betty has been busy constructing both garment and craft VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25

The 7-hole cord foot and the braiding foot are both forms of couching feet that complement each other but act very differently. Playing with a variety of threads, fibers, fabrics and trims, create samples of more than a dozen different techniques both practical and decorative. The techniques wil VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Helene Weber
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A11X, B27
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A12X, B28

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 11/15/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A13X
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. See how using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up allows you to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. Learn to keep the grainline straight while shaping the silhouette, draping in the darts and choosing a waist finish. Finally, see how VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/15/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

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Deb Canham
Thursday 11/15/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

Sergers seem to have been invented for sewing with knits! Take a logical walk through Deb’s list of tips and techniques for sure-fire success at home, as you learn about fitting, neckband and hemming techniques, decorative finishes, bands and binders. You’ll find you love to create y VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 11/15/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5, B21
Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) originate in the shoulders and upper back: your body’s “hanger”. Once fitted correctly, many wrinkles and unsightly folds disappear,
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Nick Coman
Thursday 11/15/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

Have you ever altered a pattern to fit your body and found after all was said and done that yes, it fit, but didn't look like the pattern envelope any longer? That's because patterns are just a template -- a place for you to start. Join Nick Coman in this jam-packed overview of how the industry VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/15/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/15/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B19X

The fashions of athleisure -- yoga pants, leggings and tops -- are now part of our everyday wardrobes. And they’re really fun to sew. Learn to make the most fashionable and wearable versions as you explore the components with an expert. Kathy, an experienced fitter who loves to work with k VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 11/15/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

Well, that’s the truth! Problem solving tricks abound in this class dedicated to clothes we love to wear as opposed to those that look best on the hanger. Discover to how to "fix" gaping necklines (besides taking in the sides, darts or shoulders), how to add elastic that doesn't gather th VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 11/15/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B22X

Discover how easy it is to make cosplay costumes that defy gravity! Cheryl’s expert tips and tricks make it easy to create comfortable and lightweight cosplay, particularly when you follow her methods from the inside out. Learn what interlinings and interfacings work best for structure i VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Thursday 11/15/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
C37X, D53

Jill’s love for handwork and her constant, uninhibited urge to innovate for better results combine here in a wonderful variation on classic methods for hand quilting, embroidery and beading. She favors needles which are longer, and doesn’t use a hoop, (but will demonstrate how to use VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/15/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C40X

Discover all the most useful techniques for embroidering the latest in "non-average" materials – cork! Create an in-the-hoop needle case that showcases a decorative spine created from embroidered cork fabric. Not only will you have created a unique and coveted sewing accessory, you’ll VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 11/15/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C45X

If you want to sew jeans, you must master the details that make them iconic. Discover exactly how to professionally execute the most important details: jean pockets, seams, a fly front jean zipper and more, as Rae shares her favorite tips and stress-free methods. Learn about the critical techniqu VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

If you’re baffled by how to create fitted sequined garments without darts, or what Joe uses to create inner support for the sheerest of fabrics, clear up the mystery! Join Joe as he shares the inner secrets of creating Hollywood glamour – from plunging necklines which never reveal to VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

Throughout history, buttons were an indication of one’s standing in society, with many of the most interesting buttons having been made by hand. See Barb demonstrate several techniques for making your own handmade buttons, including hand embroidered, covered and woven versions. Find inspira VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
Core sewing skills are used regardless of what type of project or fabric or machine we're working on. Making them second-nature will improve the outcome of every project we attempt, even streamline the sewing process. Ripples, puckers, uneven seams and collars, pieces that do not quite fit together, VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C36

Often when we begin a pattern alteration process, we focus on the biggest change first. STOP! Look instead at the whole picture, putting the entire body being fitted into the frame. Why? So you can see if there’s a need for multiple alterations, some of which might be combined, or some wh VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C38

Scuba, Ponte de Roma, Leggero, ITY and more! The new knits are fabulous and oh so popular -- but they also have their own construction challenges. Easily handle these specialty knits as you see how to work with different stretch ratios and weights, and how they relate to your garment’s need VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY
OK, we all love to fondle these yummy fabrics ….. but just how on earth do we sew them? Well, time to get your hand on experience with the guidance of someone who has made many --- and has collected all the easiest, best methods for you to use. She’s even come up with a way to keep th VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

Experience just how easy it is to make a great Lone Star block when you don’t run into any pesky Y seams. It’s all about the seam intersections with this design, so count on learning all Helene’s tips for accuracy: that ever-critical scant ¼” seam, a swift, easy wa VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

This jelly roll friendly quilt will make your friends jell-ous (ooh, bad pun!). And, it’s the perfect project for those who have no curve experience. Using the Quick Curve Ruler, learn the easy way to construct gentle curves that turn out perfectly – every time, for everyone! < VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Deb Canham
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
C43, D59, E75

Learn to use a serger, discover why it’s such an asset in your sewing room and create a wonderful kimono robe in the process. Using a gorgeous, contemporary print from Kaffe Fasset, you’ll explore the proper seam sequence and pick up a collection of helpful tips to use with all your VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Pam Damour
Thursday 11/15/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C44, D60XY
Make this high-end wallet and clear a little bit of your stash, too! This mini-wallet goes together in a snap, and has four pockets, perfect to hold a few credit cards, business cards, a driver’s license and some cash, but still fit easily into your back pocket! You’ll always glean con VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 11/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

Cindy has always loved adding dimension to her garments and wallhangings. Learn all her secrets for easy and unexpected ways to make your work stand out above the rest. Explore ways to use thicker threads like 12 weight, how to twist nubby threads together and couch them on, create dimensional p VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 11/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

Love the look of that elegant, bygone era? Explore some of the ways you can add sophisticated touches to today’s fashion forward looks, particularly when you have an embroidery machine. Learn what to look for when selecting designs so they not only embellish a garment, but finish the hem as VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 11/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51

All serger owners and prospective serger owners will love this class! Explore how the serger operates from the inside out as you learn how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to test your stitches for each new fabric and thread you use, a seq VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 11/15/18
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
D52, E68
Luscious ribbons of all sizes and colors are folded and stitched in a variety of ways that transform them into beautiful flowers, buds and leaves. Kathy introduces these simple techniques along with how to hold your hands and fingers while twisting, flipping, rotating, or folding the ribbons. Lear VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 11/15/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D54

“I just don’t have enough hours in the day!” How many times have you said this when talking about your project backlog? When you adopt Cheryl’s best time and project management tips, you’ll find more time to do what you love. Make time for your sewing as you learn VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 11/15/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D56XY

We’re drawn to them in all their bright colors, but how on earth do you get them into your hoop? Get your hands on one of our favorite project blanks and learn how easy it can be! What seems impossible becomes a fast and easy process when you know how to approach it. Perfect as a gift on VIEW MORE...

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Betty Mitchell
Thursday 11/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

Betty really never makes the same design twice, although she uses the same basic pattern many, many times. What she does is create an adaptation each time, taking inspiration from the internet, ready-to-wear and her own imagination. The result: a wardrobe of on-trend tee-tops for special days a VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Thursday 11/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

When you want to impress your guy, or he wants to impress you, here’s how: take a purchased sweatshirt and turn it into a fashion forward jacket that converts into a vest. Walk through the process with Jim, as he shares all the insider secrets for success, step by step. With the additio VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 11/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
What is the biggest difference between fitting a skirt and fitting pants? The crotch curve, of course! And getting the crotch shaped correctly is the difference between a good fit and a not-so-good fit. See a jaw-dropping comparison of all the major pattern companies’ "C" curves and size varia VIEW MORE...
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Nancy Sapin
Thursday 11/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69

Did you ever wonder how some machine or free-motion designs come out from under the needle looking so good? Explore a variety of stabilizers, thread applications and correct needle choices for achieving perfect results on all your cherished projects.

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Pattie Otto
Thursday 11/15/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E70

Get over it! If fear of inserting a zipper, cutting a buttonhole or stitching a welt-style pocket keeps you from sewing fleece pullovers, jackets or vests, this class is for you. Take the cure with Pattie’s fool-proof outerwear fleece techniques. Zipper challenges, like fabric puckering, VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 11/15/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F81X, G 97

Discover why draping is the secret to truly fit the body, and develop basic draping and patternmaking skills with hands on experience. Create a draped bodice (back and front), using a standard dress form, then turn the resulting muslin into a pattern using garment industry techniques. The resul VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 11/15/18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
F86XX

Dorset buttons emerged from Dorset, England, before the birth of manufactured buttons. Offering a new pallet for creative needlework, these little gems add a special touch wherever they are used. Explore the art of making them yourself, as you begin a wheel motif to master the basics, and progr VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 11/15/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

Want a cool project you can finish completely in class? This is it! Create butterfly wings in the hoop, then add an easy separating zipper to your jacket. Hoop the shirt and add the rest of the butterfly with the wings you just made. Voila! You’ll walk out of class wearing a fun, finished VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 11/15/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105

A modern take on a classic Orange Peel block, Mod Citrus is pieced (no applique!) with gentle curves and over-sized blocks. We'll use the Quick Curve Ruler to get excellent results. This one sews up fast - you can do a wall hanging in an afternoon! Bring your own fabric, see supp VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Karen Pharr
Thursday 11/15/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F92X, G108

A pieced quilt or table runner that’s going to be used and loved can become reality in very short order -- on your serger! If you have a desire to learn why sergers have become the must-have compliment to your sewing machine, here’s your chance. Learn what a serger can do for you, h VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 11/15/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F85, G101
Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) originate in the shoulders and upper back: your body’s “hanger”. Once fitted correctly, many wrinkles and unsightly folds disappear,
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Friday, November 16, 2018
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Teacher
Date/Time
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Hands on Workshop
Donelle McAdams
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X

Take your next project to new heights by adding an unexpected textural twist! Using vintage fabric manipulation techniques, see how to create beautiful tucks, pleats, and more to add dimension and visual interest. Great for any style of sewist, from those with heirloom and retro-aesthetics to tho VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Learning how to execute perfect miters to professionally finish the corners of your home décor, garment and quilting projects. In this technique workbook class, you’ll learn mitered corners with and without linings, mitered banding, mitered borders, reverse miters, asymmetrical mite VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H120X

Make a beautiful pillow in class, personalized with the addition of a special picture in the center – a special person, memorable moment or favorite pet. Finish construction with a back zipper closure -- all done in the machine embroidery hoop. And … the design you use in class goe VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Jill McCloy
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137

Edge joining and edge stitching feet work together … Jill calls them "sister feet" because they help with similar techniques, but each has its own specialty. Get your hands on them, making samples both decorative and practical, while you learn exactly which foot to use when, why and how. VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Karen Benke
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
Explore the many ways to bind your quilts and other projects as you create a series of samples in class. Discussion includes when to use straight grain vs bias binding and how to cut both with ease and accuracy; adding miters at all angles; creating two-color binding, adding flanges, piping and fa VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Betty Mitchell
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H123X, J139

Creative play and fearless stitching have led Betty to really get the most from her sergers. Explore a variety of fabulous serger techniques including beading, lace, pleats and more as you create your own technique notebook in class. You’ll want to take notes (and maybe some pictures) duri VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H124X, J140

Unbelievable! A whole knit tee-top in just a few hours? Are you kidding me? You can do it! We promise! It’s quick, easy, looks very professional, and it’s all created with your serger. We have chosen a luscious, soft-as-butter knit in combination with its dyed-to-match ribbing to make VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Friday 11/16/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H125X
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. See how using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up allows you to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. Learn to keep the grainline straight while shaping the silhouette, draping in the darts and choosing a waist finish. Finally, see how VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113

Have you been looking for ways to create more amazing projects with your embroidery machine? Maybe you want to stitch on some non-traditional surfaces ….. maybe even non-fabric materials! Join Alicia as she blazes a trail of stunning embroidery options from the not-your-average-fabric ca VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 11/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H114

Gather tricks for everything from how to make an invisible zipper installation look near flawless, and how to make most any zipper invisible (without the hand work) to how easy it is to create a perfect double welt pocket on most any garment (all sewing from the inside). And then even more &hell VIEW MORE...

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Angela Wolf
Friday 11/16/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

Learn to absolutely love sewing with knits! Known for her stylish knit tops and dresses, Angela shares all her favorite tips and tricks for sewing and serging success with knit fabrics. Learn about choosing the best fabrics, which stitches to use in various applications and more, including all a VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 11/16/18
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H117, J133
Fitting Your Hanger: A Fitting Course
The majority of fitting issues that are encountered in the upper body (jackets, blouses, bodices) originate in the shoulders and upper back: your body’s “hanger”. Once fitted correctly, many wrinkles and unsightly folds disappear,
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Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/16/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

Feel like you’re missing out on something? Like knowing how to hoop things that just don’t look hoop-able? Those days are over, as Alicia shares easy ways to tame those seemingly impossible items and get them under your embroidery needle without a struggle. As with all her courses, VIEW MORE...

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Pattie Otto
Friday 11/16/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

Fleece is everywhere you look: catalogs, websites and store racks. And you should be filing your closet with these easy to sew projects. Jackets and pullovers can be sewn in an evening, hats, mittens and other accessories in even less time if you know the basics for sewing with fleece. Let Pattie VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 11/16/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/16/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J132X

Learn to use a grading ruler to change up or change down an existing pattern size. Knowing how to grade a pattern allows you to achieve correct dimension and shape for all parts of the body, regardless of what size your pattern is. You can adapt a single pattern for multiple sizes (think bridal VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 11/16/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J134

Not sure where to start when you want to design your own quilt? Walk through a time-tested design process from inspiration to realization, as Heather shares how it works in her world – and how you can get started on your very own (original!) quilt.

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/16/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J136X

Make an adorable baby gift and learn a few things in the process! Add an adorable corner teddy bear applique to a warm and snuggly piece of polar fleece and finish with a waffley edge. Embroidery in the hoop makes the applique fast, easy and fool-proof. The machine stitched finish adds the perfe VIEW MORE...

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Eric Drexler
Friday 11/16/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X
Yes, jump right in! The water is fine outside the box. Join Eric in this fun, fast paced ride through the water soluble world of Sulky Wash-Aways! Begin with some very useful tips and a few of Eric’s favorite tricks, then finish up with unexpected ideas for more inspiration. He always bring VIEW MORE...
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Helene Weber
Friday 11/16/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K148X, L164

Relax and unplug with some magical hand-stitching. Learn the latest technique for turned edge applique and practice a few simple embroidery stitches to use on the applique, creating a more current look and a more interesting series of stitches on your project. Learn to transfer a Sashiko design VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Friday 11/16/18
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
K149X, L165

No drawing ability needed, really. You'll use simple stencils to trace designs onto freezer paper-backed muslin…. how easy is that? Then, starting with crayons, you'll simply color (mostly inside the lines). Jill will help you with shading and application techniques, then take you on to VIEW MORE...

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Nick Coman
Friday 11/16/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

Discover the techniques and artistry to take your quilt, garment or home decor project to the next level by adding that little bit of sparkle beading brings. Learn basic beading techniques, plus how to set a cabochon with beads. All supplies provided, all you have to bring is a sense of adventu VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Friday 11/16/18
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K154X

With the most recognized shape in the needle world, the wing needle (also known as the hemstitch needle) has nearly magical powers. Discover how it can be used to best effect, whether you’re adding visual interest to necklines and hems, simplifying a construction or finishing detail, creat VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/16/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146
She does! When you have no one to help, you learn to fit yourself. The easiest way to do this is through measurements. Learn the art of measuring, the order in which measurements are used that, if followed, will simplify the fitting process. Explore techniques of a master fitter to obtain the ne VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/16/18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K147

A jacket is a perfect cover-up, so Kathy learned how to make them in as little as 3 hours -- AND with the finished look of classic tailoring, using her “quik” sew techniques and fusibles. Learn what you can do on the inside to make the outside of your jackets smooth, balanced and perk VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 11/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Gather some favorite fabrics to make this stunning quilt. The large medallion blocks sew up quickly, and create a cool secondary medallion when stitched together. We'll use the Quick Curve Ruler to sew gentle curves and achieve fantastic results! Bring your own fabric, see supply VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 11/16/18
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
K152, L168, M184, N200XX

Cork fabric, embroidered monogram, real-deal purse hardware and Connie to lead the way. What more could you want? How about a wonderful bag just big enough to carry what you need all season long. Learn about stitching and embroidery on cork, working with various purse fittings, inserting a zipper VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 11/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY

From her new book, Hold Everything, Pam has chosen three easy bags, each of which has its own fun trick – a zippered case for your rotary cutter or eyeglasses, a quick make-up bag and a super simple bag using only one side of a zipper. The perfect workshop for taking your sewing s VIEW MORE...

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Deb Canham
Friday 11/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K155, L171XY

Learn to use a serger – or use a serger more confidently – in this “for Rookies” workshop. You’ll make a fun knit cardigan in the process, as you learn about basic serger functions, how to start and end seams, working with knits on a serger and construction tips inc VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 11/16/18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K156, L172XY

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Friday 11/16/18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
L173X

Zippers are one of our favorite fashion elements, and should be included in the clothes you design and sew. Get definitive with your process, as you see Rae insert lapped, invisible, exposed and fly front zippers in a sampler-style class. Explore what supports them and which machine accessory VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161

Learn about the specialty tools and notions used in the fashion industry for all types of pattern work, and how to use them for better, faster and more accurate results. These are the same tools found in the toolboxes of fashion professionals in NYC and Hollywood – they help you to move sw VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Angela Wolf
Friday 11/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163

Endless creative options come into play when you design your own fabrics! Join Angela Wolf as she shares tips and techniques for embellishing fabrics with embroidery, applique, thread painting and more. Discuss stabilizers, thread options, needle choices, design ideas and placement. Explore tec VIEW MORE...

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Jim Suzio
Friday 11/16/18
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L166

Get a chance to go "behind the ropes" of our runway display to see Jim’s celebrity garment recreations up close and personal. Explore some of the tricks Jim used to re-create memorable movie-moment garments such as those worn by Halle Berry and Marilyn Monroe, the never before seen ‘ VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Friday 11/16/18
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L170XY
Get your hands on Barb’s newest construction techniques in this latest version of a bag constructed from men’s ties. Choose to create a monochromatic look with a single tie, or two-tone using ties which complement each other as you shape your bag with darts and elastic. Of course, you& VIEW MORE...
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Kentaro Kameyama
Friday 11/16/18
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Pose for a photo (you provide the camera) and say a quick hello to Kentaro Kameyama, winner of Project Runway's Season 16, on Friday 3:00 – 3:45PM in the French European Dress Forms booth inside the Exhibit Hall. There is no VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 11/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

Imagination, play, whimsy, some unique sewing techniques and an eclectic supply stash … put them together and you become …. an enthusiastic cosplay maker. Learn about working with some of the special fabrics and underpinnings needed to create dramatic or fanciful cosplay garments, VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 11/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

While you never really know what you’ll see in Kathy’s classroom, you can count on learning lots! And when it comes to sergers, she has much to share. Learn how to use the cover and chain stitch functions on the serger, the accessory feet that really make them sing and leave confide VIEW MORE...

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Angela Wolf
Friday 11/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

Get inspired to sew jackets! Join fashion and pattern designer Angela Wolf for a lesson on sewing stylish, designer jackets. Learn professional topstitching techniques, tips for sewing a pucker free set-in sleeve, inserting a bag lining, interfacing choices, fitting tips, and more.

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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 11/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

Cindy has long been known for her beautiful binding techniques. See Cindy actually cut and piece strips together, start and end the binding and stitch it on, so you will be able to construct amazing bindings, too. People have said her methods are the easiest and best out there. Join us, collect VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 11/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M181
Darts can be the starting point for creating a new look or they can be the saving grace for fitting curves. Or both! This single fitting instrument is actually also a versatile, shape-shifting design opportunity, offering creative options and asking only for accuracy in return. Learn to stitch and VIEW MORE...
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Jim Suzio
Friday 11/16/18
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M182

A class filled with all the things we should have learned in school – guys and gals both. Includes "fixing" guy clothing staples, from repairing a small hole in a tee-shirt, to hemming jeans traditionally, and how to retain the "factory hem" distressed look. How to keep buttons in place w VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 11/16/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N193X, P209

Learn the fundamentals of draping pants as you work along with Joe to create a basic straight pant using a body form. Includes learning about taking proper measurements, comparing them to the body form, calculating for and drawing the initial pattern from those measurements and then tweaking it VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 11/16/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N196X, P212
No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn the elements of fit and pattern alteration that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter, including how to choose the right size pattern, necessary amounts of ease, three different methods of alteration, how to combine them VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 11/16/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N198X, P212
Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. In this longer-form interactive demonstration, you'll discuss favorite garments of fellow students (maybe yours!), identify the reasons they're so well liked, then decide what to copy and h VIEW MORE...
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Betty Mitchell
Friday 11/16/18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217

This little roll-up will hold all of your class essentials, and what’s more, it’s fun to make! Explore built-in decorative stitches, create pockets for all your smallest pieces and upper pockets which easily accommodate scissors and cutters. All of your class essentials will travel VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 11/16/18
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
N197, P213
Geoffrey Beene said (more or less) “I’m going to stitch this beautifully by machine, no matter how much hand-basting I have to do to get there!” Explore a collection of Cynthia’s most-used stitches, and discover their hidden charms and valuable benefits in this hands-on exper VIEW MORE...
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Angela Wolf
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

Want to learn about pattern designing from a sloper? Experience an in-depth lesson on converting a basic princess seamed jacket into many different styles, including: designing a biker style asymmetrical jacket, creating a yoke where there wasn’t one (and learning why you might want to do VIEW MORE...

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Donelle McAdams
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228X

Template quilting is all the rage, and for good reason! Let Donelle McAdams help you set yourself up for a successful experience in this lecture-demo-drawing class. You’ll cover machine set-up, necessary supplies, template preparation and more, including lots of tips for a successful first VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Join Pam for fun and inspiration during her easy step-by-step break-down about how to create Zentangle® patterns. You’ll make several patterns while learning the principles of Zentangle. Your kit will include supplies to make Zentangle tiles, fabric blocks and an embroidered panel that VIEW MORE...

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Nancy Sapin
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

That’s all free motion? Really? Well, yes, it is! Adopt Nancy’s easy approach to learning and mastering free-motion stitching for creative freedom with quilting and embellishment projects. It’s not hooped machine embroidery -- it’s all free motion, no tracing necessary, VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

In this miniature version of the original wall quilt, Jill shares some of her favorite needle and machine techniques. You’ll experience them while making this evocative 7” x 12” mini, with dragonflies crossing the inner border and leaves both appliqued and outline stitched, well VIEW MORE...

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Helene Weber
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249

Discover useful, quick quilt techniques you will use time and again in your quilt practice while making this fun quilt depicting Farm Life. Look closely, there are many motifs and construction methods contained in this one, fanciful, incredible quilt design. Learn easy short-cuts for making mult VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

A pineapple quilt made of pineapple blocks? Yes! We'll achieve pineapple perfection using a “magic” specialty ruler, simple quarter inch seams and deliberate color assignment for a visual twist on this fun favorite. Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.  VIEW MORE...

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Betty Mitchell
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q235X, R251

Betty really never makes the same design twice, although she uses the same basic pattern many, many times. Use the serger to create a notebook of samples, including techniques for necklines, curved and straight hems, lower side slits for movement, cuffs and a collection of decorative accents. Yo VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/17/18
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q236X, R252
Intimidated? Fear not! The serger is your friend! It’s the perfect companion for your sewing machine, as it always makes you look like a professional (even if you’re not). Knowing your serger, what it can do and how to do it, will take your sewing to a whole new level. Learn how a serger VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 11/17/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

The first thing you do when you get your body or dress form is to create your personal sloper – the pattern that’s not fashion, but fits you to a tee. But what then? Learn all the ways you’ll be using your form at home, from testing original and purchased designs for visual in VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 11/17/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227

Join Kathy as she shares her original techniques for stitching darts, zippers and pockets. We all have five curvy sections on our bodies: bust, tummy, seat, maybe thighs and top arm. We all have different “cup” sizes in these areas and the standard pattern is designed for a B cup. VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 11/17/18
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229
Get a grip on critical pant fitting issues as you see mock ups in various sizes modeled on real figures represented in class. Learn about fitting round vs flat hip shapes and the corresponding, consistent adjustments associated with both. See how Cynthia makes a visual determination of the most fla VIEW MORE...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
There’s a very good reason machine embroidered applique is such a favorite with embroiderers. In fact, there are many reasons, including the ability to work creatively with not only thread, but with fabric, too, as you create your design. With limitless options, it’s also one of the mo VIEW MORE...
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Angela Wolf
Saturday 11/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

Jeans are a wardrobe staple and sewing your own is easier than you might think! Join Angela Wolf for tips and tricks to make sewing your own designer jeans a snap. Angela ran a custom apparel business for over 20 years, and jeans were one of her specialties. Discover fitting tips, how to choos VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 11/17/18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X

Step up your cosplay game with learning to build armor! Learn all about EVA foam and thermoplastic basics, layering techniques, and how to paint your masterpieces. Top it off by seeing just how to attach your armor to your cloth costumes for perfect cosplay action.

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244

Nothing makes sewing easier and more fun like using the best notion for the job! You’ll feel like a magician, since all the tasks suddenly become easier – right before your eyes. See the many ways you can add to your sewing pleasure, saving time and delivering excellent results, as VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 11/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R245
Boiled down to the essence of quality pants construction, each of Cynthia’s processes makes a big difference in how your pants look and feel. Learn about stay stitching and the stitching order for seams with an exploration of how the sequence affects the finished shape of the garment and elim VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 11/17/18
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R253
Are your fashion knit creations effortless to wear, or do they stretch awkwardly in some places and ride up in others? Take a look at several fitting tricks to help make your knits look and feel comfortable every single day. VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli, Kentaro Kameyama and Nick Coman
Saturday 11/17/18
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join host Joe Vecchiarelli with special guests Nick Coman and Kentaro Kameyama, winner of Project Runway's Season 16!

Swoon over dazzling gowns from the Hollywood stage, avante garde garments from reality television and bridal gowns that make you want to marry all over a
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Joe Vecchiarelli, Kentaro Kameyama and Nick Coman
Saturday 11/17/18
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join host Joe Vecchiarelli with special guests Nick Coman and Kentaro Kameyama, winner of Project Runway's Season 16!

Swoon over dazzling gowns from the Hollywood stage, avante garde garments from reality television and bridal gowns that make you want to marry all over a
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Barb Callahan
Saturday 11/17/18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
S258XY

The Dream Coat, using upcycled garments and simple construction techniques, offers a creative opportunity for anyone to create an artful, stylish garment that’s really fun to wear. Watch Barb demonstrate the process as she shares her time-tested methods for cutting sweaters and ot VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 11/17/18
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
S259XY

Discover how easy it is to make cosplay costumes that defy gravity! Cheryl’s expert tips and tricks make it easy to create comfortable and lightweight cosplay, particularly when you follow her methods from the inside out. Learn what interlinings and interfacings work best for structure i VIEW MORE...

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Jill McCloy
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S257Y
Find inspiration and explore a wide range of artful, fun techniques as you take a tour of Jill's many and varied samples. Discover the difference between wall hangings, small quilts and minis (did you know there is a difference?). Your questions are welcome, and you will receive a two page handout VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S260Y

Think all that print on the back of a pattern envelope is just about how many yards your project will take? Guess again! Explore all the valuable information that exists, and discover how to use it to best advantage. Yardages, yes, but much, much more, and it’s all free (until you decide VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S261Y
Wrapping your arms around the science of darts leads to the need for some artistry, too. Darts simply improve the fit of EVERYTHING! Learn about three different dart shapes and which body parts need each. See how to stitch them correctly, to eliminate those little ‘dimples’ at the poin VIEW MORE...
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Pattie Otto
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S262Y

Scuba, Ponte de Roma, Leggero, ITY and more! The new knits are fabulous and oh so popular -- but they also have their own construction challenges. Easily handle these specialty knits as you see how to work with different stretch ratios and weights, and how they relate to your garment’s need VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
S263Y, T279XY
OK, we all love to fondle these yummy fabrics ….. but just how on earth do we sew them? Well, time to get your hand on experience with the guidance of someone who has made many --- and has collected all the easiest, best methods for you to use. She’s even come up with a way to keep th VIEW MORE...
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Barbara Moore
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
S264Y, T280XY

In a class designed to take you through the basics of machine embroidery and beyond, begin at the beginning, as you explore the effects stabilizers, hooping techniques, needles and threads will have on your embroidery projects. As you discover the keys to successful embroidery, you’ll find VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
S265Y, T281XY

Hexagons are (still) hot! Grab your favorite jelly roll and some background fabric to sew up this modern hexagon beauty. No Y seams - all straight sewing. This works up fast so you'll have a quilt top in no time! Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.
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Helene Weber
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
S266Y, T282XY
You have completed your quilt top, now what? How about quilting it with your walking foot? If you’re not confident with free-motion, the walking foot is a great way to go. Get your hands on this ‘magic’ machine accessory as you learn all about the many quilting designs you can e VIEW MORE...
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Deb Canham
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
S267Y, T283XY

If you love leggings (especially the soft ones from the brand that starts with “L”), why not learn to make them for yourself? They’re fun, fast and easy to make…on a serger! In the process, you’ll discover why sergers are the perfect machine for sewing knits, lear VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
S268Y, T284XY

Have fun and build your serger skills at the same time. This is the perfect class for everyone who loves to sew and wants to increase her dexterity with the serger. Discover a fantastic collection of bags, zipper techniques and serger tricks – all wrapped up in helpful tips and lots of VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 11/17/18
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
S269Y

Do you have a collection of lovely vintage kimono or other fine fabrics, none of which are large enough to make a complete garment? Allow your creativity to blossom as you take a look at three piecing techniques borrowed from our quilt making friends, which will have you designing and sewing up VIEW MORE...

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Angela Wolf
Saturday 11/17/18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T273Y

Thinking of starting an alteration or custom sewing business? “How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business”, Angela Wolf, ran a successful alteration and custom apparel business for over 18 years. She will share strategies for starting a business, including: setting up a profe VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 11/17/18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T274Y
When sewists talk about sergers do you feel like you need a translator? Upper loopers…lower loopers… chain loopers…differential feed…five needles….WHAT??? You have got to be kidding! Kathy will start at the VERY BEGINNING, explaining the ins and outs of sergers an VIEW MORE...
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Nick Coman
Saturday 11/17/18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T275Y

Have you ever altered a pattern to fit your body and found after all was said and done that yes, it fit, but didn't look like the pattern envelope any longer? That's because patterns are just a template -- a place for you to start. Join Nick Coman in this jam-packed overview of how the industry VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Saturday 11/17/18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
T276Y

Join Pam as she shares her hard-earned secrets for making high-end designer wallets. She’s taken her eight wallet patterns, morphed them, and created dozens of designs in every size and configuration. Learn how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls when constructing wallets, while fin VIEW MORE...

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Kaye Koler
Saturday 11/17/18
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
T277XY

Are you looking for a portable project so your hands are never idle? Whether seeking a strategy for guilt-free TV time, or a way to make waiting room waits go by more quickly, these English Paper Piecing hexies are for you. Learn how to put together all size hexies from half-inch on up, and what VIEW MORE...

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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 11/17/18
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
T278XY

There’s no need to spend a lot on a pair of designer jeans at a fancy store when you can embellish your own! Just bring a plain pair (that fits) to class, and go home with a one-of-a-kind, awesome pair of gorgeous jeans…blinged to the max! We’ll transfer a couple of images, ad VIEW MORE...

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Kentaro Kameyama
Saturday 11/17/18
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Pose for a photo (you provide the camera) and say a quick hello to Kentaro Kameyama, winner of Project Runway's Season 16, on Saturday 3:15 – 4:00PM in the French European Dress Forms booth inside the Exhibit Hall. VIEW MORE...

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General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00
Project Pouch
$7.00


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