Schaumburg, IL

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/28/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4 X

Do you love those really gorgeous fabric landscapes? If you’re gathering the creative strength to create your own, this is your lucky day! Having created landscapes for more than 20 years, Cindy has amassed a collection of helpful tips for every step of the process, starting with a discuss VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/28/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5X

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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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/28/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

Did you know that most geometric smocking designs are made up of just four basic stitches, configured in different ways? The age-old technique of hand-stitching on pleated fabric is appreciated by all, and can be used in so many ways! Smocking is found not only on vintage garments, but is showi VIEW MORE...

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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/28/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
Spend your morning at the serger and gain a clear understanding of how sergers work. Learn a sequential tension formula that works with all types of thread on all sergers, so you’re never stuck. As you stitch, you’ll learn some of Kathy’s most used techniques, including a popular VIEW MORE...
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Karen Benke
Thursday 9/28/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
Learn to construct three of the quilt world’s most loved motifs: the four patch block, half-square triangle block and flying geese. You’ll assemble them to make a table topper -- with borders and binding too! Complete your project by the end of class; the basic techniques you’ll VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Thursday 9/28/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1
A happy embroidery machine purrs like a kitten when you feed it a good design, so why does it sometimes growl like an angry dog? John explores the differences between designs, and helps define what makes a design good or bad. Discover how to quickly identify any possible problems and determine if VIEW MORE...
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Angela Wolf
Thursday 9/28/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 2, B18

Get an in-depth lesson on pattern re-designing, better known as Patternhacking! Learn to take a simple sheath dress and alter the neckline into a cowl, v-neck or darted style; add a waistline and pockets, add and remove darts, and alter the width and length of the hemline.

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/28/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3

After 40 years of sewing, we have figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques as Connie shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You’ll take that last stitch sooner, and have more fun along VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/28/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6, B22

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/28/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B17X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Thursday 9/28/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B19
Rulers and templates make so many of our sewing projects “sew” much easier. Learn how to use several of Pam's favorite sewing rulers and templates in this jam-packed session, including the new Sew Steady rulers for quilting on a home machine, and instantly see how to make your sewing li VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/28/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20

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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Rhonda Buss
Thursday 9/28/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X

Learn how to take a vintage fur and turn it into a modern garment. Explore and discuss how to determine if the fur is worth working with, how to take it apart, tools needed for working with fur, how to lay out your pattern, how to sew the fur together, linings to use, and finally, how to care for VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/28/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B23

As a pallet for creativity, bags, purses, clutches and totes offer tons of potential. Barb’s latest collection incorporates a new group of closures, construction techniques and embellishments. She’s gone wild with embellishments, too, truth be told! Explore using unusual upcycled el VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Thursday 9/28/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C34X
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up, learn to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. See how to keep the grainline straight as you shape the silhouette, drape in the darts and choose a waist finish, and finally, how to transfer t VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

This class is all about the fun techniques you can create with embroidery. Explore the steps involved in creating a host of different in-the-hoop effects: appliqué, reverse appliqué and cutwork, fringe embroidery, 3D embroidery, embroidery with Mylar, free-standing lace and much, m VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35

Need a trip to the pattern alteration doctor? Learn for yourself some of the "healing arts" and eliminate that sense of panic that you feel with a new pattern and no idea where to start. You know which parts are in need of attention … could be the back, could be the front, could be arms VIEW MORE...

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Rhonda Buss
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
C36, D52

Creating great garments from simple shapes is easier than you may think. Learn how to make tops, skirts, dresses, tunics and even an evening gown by using rectangles, circles, triangles and squares and your own body measurements. No more second guessing the sizing on a pattern!

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C37
Start sorting out your sleeve issues! Discuss how to analyze sleeve patterns, including how to adjust the pattern piece to create the proper apex for the cap – the key element in creating a comfortable sleeve. Once achieved, this will help maintain the shape and stability of your sleeve, too. VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
C38, F90X, G106, D54XY

Upholstery 101 has never been more fun. Join Pam in a full day of upholstery how-tos while you create your own upholstered footstool. After you learn to build a foundation piece, Pam will demo basics such adding foam, batting, lined gusseted skirt and welting as you move through the process. Th VIEW MORE...

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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C40
Because the steps are the opposite of what you traditionally do in sewing, some feel like they can’t conquer paper piecing. That’s simply a myth! Easy steps and a little instruction allow anyone to experience not only paper piecing success, but paper piecing joy! Skeptics welcome (and yo VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

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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Connie Palmer
Thursday 9/28/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/28/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D49XY

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

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Angela Wolf
Thursday 9/28/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

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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Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 9/28/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D51
You’ll love how easy it is to "body fit" your fabric and sew with knits – even if you’ve sewn knits before! Learn pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to strengthen and stabilize seam and hemlines, and VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/28/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D53
Discover easy techniques used to finish pieces with an artful, embellished touch. Techniques include wing needles on woven fabrics, decorative stitches and a twin needle on wool and fleece, for attractive, interesting and professional looking finishes for garments and quilts. VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Thursday 9/28/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D55XY

Cindy’s been asked so many times … “How did you make that shirt?” Now’s your chance to make one of your own! Cindy has created a class to share her well-practiced techniques – you supply the t-shirt, Cindy supplies everything else. Learn to create the resi VIEW MORE...

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Linda Lee
Thursday 9/28/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D56XY
Join the slow sewing movement and experience the most contemporary hand sewing methods for embellishments on organic cotton jersey. Using an exclusive kit stenciled and prepared by Alabama Chanin, create a hand-sewn, running stitch/reverse applique tea towel. The techniques experienc VIEW MORE...
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Angela Wolf
Thursday 9/28/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66

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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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 9/28/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E67
Sewing and fitting technologies have made major advancements since the ‘good old days’, and it’s time for you to update your own fitting methods, too. As Lorraine shares some of the older methods and their unintended consequences, she’ll help you understand the benefits of t VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Thursday 9/28/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E68

There are soooo many possibilities available to complete a successful one-of-a-kind jacket from a sweatshirt. Some of your choices are critical, others are options. But all result in unique, comfortable and artful jackets. See ideas that will make your process to a completed jacket both fun an VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/28/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E69
Your sleeve is properly fitted and ready for installation. Learn about pre-pressing the sleeve cap before insertion, why you cannot press a pucker out once it’s there, all about trimming the amscye seam, where, when, why and how to use a heading, how to attach a shoulder pad (and why you may VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 9/28/17
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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John Deer
Thursday 9/28/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F82X, G 98

Yes, you read the title correctly! This is a hands-on digitizing workshop geared not only to those who are considering digitizing, but also to those who have been digitizing for years. The class is all about the initial foundation of theory John learned from his Schiffli mentor more than 33 yea VIEW MORE...

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Barb Callahan
Thursday 9/28/17
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
F88X

Barb has combined three techniques in this wonderfully creative project: needle felting, crazy quilting and simple embroidery. During class you’ll have fun with the art of needle felting to begin. Follow that with learning the hand-embroidery stitch that delivers dimensional pop as you c VIEW MORE...

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Chris Dolinar
Thursday 9/28/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F89X, G105
With a choice of piecing methods in your creative toolbox, you’ll find the perfect one for every project. Experience piecing on your serger, as you easily, swiftly and successfully create a tote you’ll use over and over again. Begin by understanding how to create the perfect stitch on VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Thursday 9/28/17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
F86, G102

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

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Friday, September 29, 2017
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Angela Wolf
Friday 9/29/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

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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Rhonda Buss
Friday 9/29/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135
Discover just how to turn a basic sleeve into an eye catching detail. Watch as Rhonda demonstrates how to change the shape (without changing the fit), as she drafts everything from sleeves with gorgeous draping details to sleeves with pleats and gathers – all from a basic sleeve pattern. She& VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/29/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
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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Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/29/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138

The 10 degree ruler is an amazing tool -- and you don't have to be a quilter to take advantage of its benefits! Learn how to easily make table runners, placemats, Christmas tree skirts and quilted centerpieces in a very short time, plus quick, fun and easy to make quilt borders. Class will inc VIEW MORE...

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John Deer
Friday 9/29/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
We all know it’s important to love what you do… so why not make money doing it? It’s simple… the more money you make… the more toys you can buy! This class will cover all the basics: choosing the right machine, setting up shop, where to buy and what to sell, how muc VIEW MORE...
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Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/29/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

The key element in achieving a good fit is working from a proper set of measurements, particularly if you are sewing for yourself. Surprisingly, there are actually many more critical measurements than the four listed on most pattern envelopes. Discover how to separate your back from your front VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/29/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H116, J132

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 9/29/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
If you’re not running around with them, but you are still cutting with the same pair of scissors you had in high school, if your seam ripper is from junior high home-ec class, or if you’re feeling a bit out of the sewing tools loop, it’s time to see what the newest products are, ho VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/29/17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
H118, J134

A perfectly fitted pants pattern can become the most valuable tool in your studio, for once the curves are correctly shaped, the resulting sloper can be used to create any style of pant at all. From conservative business basics to flowing, sheer evening pants, from skinny ankle pants to full, pl VIEW MORE...

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Linda Lee
Friday 9/29/17
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
H121, J137X
Ready for a fun and practical addition to your all-year-long wardrobe? Make a scoop-neck tank without darts for no-hassle fitting, perfect for layering or wearing on its own. Use the simplest construction method with serged seams, and embrace knits’ wonderful raw-edge personality. Cut, stit VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/29/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J129X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a form instead of on your own body. Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the pape VIEW MORE...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 9/29/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130
Discover easy ways to achieve a collection of wonderful fine sewing details – the very techniques that elevate a garment and make it truly special. Classically romantic, the techniques Connie shares include decorative bias on sleeves and neck edges, pin stitching, puffing, piping, plackets, VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/29/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

If you’ve modified a sweatshirt (because who doesn’t love a nice, soft, warm, toss-on jacket?), but see opportunity for a better finished garment, here’s your chance. See every step leading to a fabulous finish as Cindy takes a plain sweatshirt and readies it for creating a jack VIEW MORE...

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Pam Damour
Friday 9/29/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J133
Learn to install zippers in all types of projects easily and accurately. You'll never avoid a project again because it has a zipper! Your confidence will grow as Pam shares the best, most fool-proof ways to install zippers in pillows, bags and garments first time, every time. Bonus: looking for VIEW MORE...
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Kathy Ruddy
Friday 9/29/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X

Love the look, love the feel and ready to make some of your own? This growing wardrobe category started with the yoga pant, and now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces from an experienced fitter who loves to work w VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/29/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K148X

Knit garments are essential to any modern wardrobe, but how do you get started… and how do you finish? Explore the range of construction techniques for seams, necklines, sleeves and hems. As Rae demonstrates, she provides the where/how/why for each. Get a feel for several different types o VIEW MORE...

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Rhonda Buss
Friday 9/29/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K149X

Learn how to take a vintage fur and turn it into a modern garment. Explore and discuss how to determine if the fur is worth working with, how to take it apart, tools needed for working with fur, how to lay out your pattern, how to sew the fur together, linings to use, and finally, how to care for VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/29/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K150X

Remember those round, textured velvet pillows that were on everyone's sofas back in the day, and are all the rage again now? Guess what? Make one for yourself in miniature, as you learn Cheryl’s easy-to-follow hand smocking technique. You’ll leave with a wonderfully decorative pinc VIEW MORE...

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Linda Lee
Friday 9/29/17
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K152X

Make an infinity scarf like no other! Sporting dozens of hand-tied knots, this is a handmade jersey knit scarf you can make in 90 minutes. Familiarize yourself with knit fabric behavior and rotary cutting techniques as you create your scarf. Build your creative confidence -- no machines involv VIEW MORE...

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John Deer
Friday 9/29/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
Being an artist or computer geek is not a prerequisite for digitizing. All you need is a bit of time and the right teacher! Digitizing software may have changed over the years but the theory and properties of stitch types has remained constant. By starting with a simple foundation anyone can learn a VIEW MORE...
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Angela Wolf
Friday 9/29/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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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Barb Callahan
Friday 9/29/17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K151
Explore how a dozen different jackets can emerge when a single pattern is the starting point. Using imagination, artistry, sewing knowledge and constant improvisation, Barb shares the small, easy pattern changes she has discovered, each of which can become the beginning of a new look. See modificat VIEW MORE...
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Pam Damour
Friday 9/29/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
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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Kathy McMakin
Friday 9/29/17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY
“Little French Bonnet” is loved the world over and is possibly our most well attended class at Martha Pullen. This sweet bonnet is the perfect project for those who have never done any heirloom sewing, those who need a refresher course or those who want a handmade, precious baby gift. T VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L161XY
Take your precious family photographs out of the drawer they've been hiding in, and feature them center stage in your next project. Learn to get your photos onto the proper fabrics, explore printer settings and define how to care for them once printed. You'll be able to confidently stitch your gen VIEW MORE...
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Connie Palmer
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

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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Lorraine Henry
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L163
Go beyond measurements and get to the heart of pant fitting. The shape and angle of the crotch curve make huge differences in the fit. Some butts are flat, some are curvy and each requires its own cut. Learn to make and use a template of your shape to help determine the changes needed on your pa VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L164

Discussion will focus on an exploration of the four basic, natural fiber fabrics: cottons, wools, linens and silks; touch on manufactured fabrics such as polyesters, nylons, and spandex; and include commentary about ‘smart’ fibers and cotton blends. Armed with swatch cards for futur VIEW MORE...

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Rhonda Buss
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L165XY
Explore how to take a basic shirt pattern and develop an array of garments – not all of which are shirts! The picture on the pattern cover is only the beginning. Learn how to change the collar, add or subtract seams, tweak the shape and more as you see how Rhonda manipulates a shirt pattern to VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L166
A comfortable, flattering collar is a simple combination of directional sewing, proper grainline and fit. Explore each of these areas by starting with fit, where you’ll see how to check for proper fit and make adjustments to the paper pattern, including how to “petite” a neckline VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L167
Ever hear the phrase..."easy as A, B, C"? Well fusible applique is in that category...anyone can do it. Learn about the versatility of patterns, choosing the right fusible, tracing your pattern pieces and getting the maximum out of the applique pressing sheet. Learn the trick to perfect satin stit VIEW MORE...
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Joyce Teng
Friday 9/29/17
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
L168XY

Joyce’s enthusiasm for color exploration is infectious. Throughout her techniques­ oriented workshop, explore methods to transform plain yardage into one-­of-­a-­kind fabric, appropriate for use in any project – from traditional quilts to art quilts to innovative wearables. Experimen VIEW MORE...

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Angela Wolf
Friday 9/29/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M178

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 Ruddy
Friday 9/29/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M179

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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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 9/29/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M180

“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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Rae Cumbie
Friday 9/29/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M182
Artful clothing goes everywhere, so why not stitch up your own original masterpieces? Explore ideas for surface design techniques that will help you envision and create your own unique wearable art style. Fabric collage, painting, stenciling and quilting will all be considered during this trunk show VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Friday 9/29/17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M183

How many ideas can you absorb in just one hour? See easy, fast and versatile embellishments appropriate for a wide range of projects – garments, accessories like totes and hats, quilts, home décor items and more. Explore applique on fabrics including linen, fleece and wool, dimensi VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cynthia Guffey
Friday 9/29/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N194X, P210

Everything you do while you are creating a garment is influenced by the grain of the fabric, from laying out your pattern pieces and making your very first stitches, to the last stitch of the hem. With a handful of swatches in hand, cut a variety of pattern shapes and learn how to confidently ide VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Friday 9/29/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N199X, P215

Here’s your chance to get started with the process of turning a sweatshirt into an artful jacket. Learn the proper method for finding the center, stabilizing various critical areas, handling the neckline, cutting and fitting...anything and everything that should be done prior to actually s VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Chris Dolinar
Friday 9/29/17
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N201X, P217
Over the years we’ve moved from hand-piecing as the standard to machine piecing, and now … serger piecing! Discover the benefits of using the serger as you create a traditional block. Begin by learning how to use the serger and what makes the stitch, trimming seams as you sew with perf VIEW MORE...
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 9/30/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225X

When making a garment it becomes faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress form.  Learn to make simple adjustments with easy placement of sizing material on the form to mimic your shape instantaneously. You’ll eliminate the frustration of fitting the paper patte VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/30/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226X

Explore basic to advanced e-textile techniques as you discover the fun of inserting lights into a range of fun projects. Expand on the concept as you learn to create a simple LED project, then watch as Cheryl takes it even further, adding sensors and switches. You don’t have to be an engi VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 9/30/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
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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Hands on Workshop
Joyce Teng
Saturday 9/30/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q232X

Join Joyce as she leads you on a whimsical journey through unique ways to use inks and stencils. You will be using brilliant colors of Tsukineko Inks and a variety of TSC Designs stencils in this creative hands-on workshop. The color blending and shading methods shared during class will allow you VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Linda Lee
Saturday 9/30/17
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Ready for a fun and practical addition to your all-year-long wardrobe? Make a scoop-neck tank without darts for no-hassle fitting, perfect for layering or wearing on its own. Use the simplest construction method with serged seams, and embrace knits’ wonderful raw-edge personality. Cut, stit VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/30/17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q234X

Learn how Barb tames stretchy knits when she doesn’t have her serger handy! See everything from cutting your pattern pieces out to piecing them together on the sewing machine. Experience the proper needles, feet and stitches as you learn to sew seams, hems, necklines and armholes. Leave VIEW MORE...

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Lorraine Henry
Saturday 9/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227
As sewists we are clothing architects, and use many of the same tools as building architects. We have blueprints (patterns) and guidelines that if followed, will give us better results in the finished structure. Learn the order and relationship between measurements that will provide the best fit for VIEW MORE...
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Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228
See scores of new and exciting ways to add a little (or a lot of) embellishment to your creative life! From what’s new in the embroidery world to new iron-on glitter fabric and 3D techniques for ‘jump off the surface’ surprises, you’ll find inspiration and how-to for adding VIEW MORE...
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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 9/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229

Did you know that you could be making and selling items that are actually putting you "in the hole"? Just because you have brought in money does not mean that you are making a profit. Learn what you need to know, assess what your profit is, see where you can cut costs and know your market. Where VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 9/30/17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q230
Explore the basic process for measuring and altering patterns for upper body garments: blouses, tops, jackets and dresses. See exactly how to take accurate measurements for both front and back bodices, and how and where they relate to the pattern dimensions. Includes how to choose the correct pa VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Saturday 9/30/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241
Regardless of the machine brand you own, the end results should always be the same… beautiful stitches creating soft embroidery! Getting consistent results begins with a firm grasp of the basics. Explore hooping basics, choosing the right stabilizer, selecting appropriate needles and thread, VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/30/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

When you’re busy stitching, you probably don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to your social media marketing. But it is SO important in this new, connected world that you do. Learn about Cheryl’s strategies for maximizing your social media reach, and discover how to reduce the VIEW MORE...

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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 9/30/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R243X
Women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Using a fitting grid drawn on a pant mock-up, learn to tweak the back and crotch curves to fit real figures. See how to keep the grainline straight as you shape the silhouette, drape in the darts and choose a waist finish, and finally, how to transfer t VIEW MORE...
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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/30/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R244
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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Rhonda Buss
Saturday 9/30/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X
Explore how to take a basic shirt pattern and develop an array of garments – not all of which are shirts! The picture on the pattern cover is only the beginning. Learn how to change the collar, add or subtract seams, tweak the shape and more as you see how Rhonda manipulates a shirt pattern to VIEW MORE...
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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 9/30/17
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R246
Explore the basic process for measuring and altering patterns for pants and skirts. Learn how to define and measure waistline, hipline, upper hip and more, and discover the importance of measuring the front and back separately. Discover how to determine your best pattern size from measurements and VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/30/17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R250X

Explore how much sewing help you can get from just two different machine accessory feet! You’ll experience techniques to make your sewing faster and easier, with a more professional finished result. Sometimes you’ll go beyond the original intention, using a foot designed for one thin VIEW MORE...

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Hands on Workshop
Linda Lee
Saturday 9/30/17
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S264X
Join the slow sewing movement and experience the most contemporary hand sewing methods for embellishments on organic cotton jersey. Using an exclusive kit stenciled and prepared by Alabama Chanin, create a hand-sewn, running stitch/reverse applique tea towel. The techniques experienc VIEW MORE...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

Learn about tools and notions used in 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 – they help you to move swiftly and surely through all your pattern work. Whether you& VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

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 Ruddy
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S259
Three styles of waist finishes, three kinds of pockets and two zippers? Kathy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern as her base. See how to make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants, using her ready-to-wear sewing secrets to save time and give you great results. You VIEW MORE...
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Rhonda Buss
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
S260, T276

Creating great garments from simple shapes is easier than you may think. Learn how to make tops, skirts, dresses, tunics and even an evening gown by using rectangles, circles, triangles and squares and your own body measurements. No more second guessing the sizing on a pattern!

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Connie Spurlock
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S261

After 40 years of sewing, we have figured out more than a few shortcuts and helpful methods for making things easier and faster. Discover invaluable techniques as Connie shares her best-loved tricks for finishing your projects. You’ll take that last stitch sooner, and have more fun along VIEW MORE...

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Cynthia Guffey
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S262
Drafting lining patterns is easy once you know how to manage the details. Collect the precision methods Cynthia uses to create her gorgeous, lined garments, details and all, including how to adjust for the turn of the fabric, the presence or elimination of shoulder pads and the application of a lin VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Learn the skills that will enable you to become a better sewer and fitter. No more discarding newly made clothes because of poor fit! Learn from a master "sergeant" the essential elements of pattern alteration including necessary amounts of ease, the three different methods of alterations, how to co VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
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
Connie Palmer
Saturday 9/30/17
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X
If you missed your chance last year to enjoy sewing with the softest of fabrics (Cuddle) and having more fun than you can imagine while doing so, here’s the newest incarnation of Connie’s blanket workshop. Make a baby-sized blanket in class – a perfect gift any time of year &ndash VIEW MORE...
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John Deer
Saturday 9/30/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273

Digitizing designs for embroidery requires taking all the theory of stitch types, underlay, push and pull compensation and mapping techniques, and bringing them together for a specific piece of artwork. This class will go into detailed “case studies” of digitized designs, explaining t VIEW MORE...

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Karen Benke
Saturday 9/30/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T275
Explore and become more confident about using a variety of finishing ideas for your quilts. Discussion follows an extensive handout with photos of techniques, including: unique binding applications, prairie points, scalloped borders, flanges and piping ideas. These applications will take your quilt VIEW MORE...
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Barb Callahan
Saturday 9/30/17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T277
Discover easy techniques used to finish pieces with an artful, embellished touch. Techniques include wing needles on woven fabrics, decorative stitches and a twin needle on wool and fleece, for attractive, interesting and professional looking finishes for garments and quilts. VIEW MORE...
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Rae Cumbie
Saturday 9/30/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T278X

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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Hands on Workshop
Cindy Losekamp
Saturday 9/30/17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
T280X

Curious about dyeing garments and fabric? Discover how Cindy uses procion dyes to create pretty things. You’ll learn all her most helpful tips for dyeing silk, rayon, cotton and wool to perfection while you dye your own pieces. Learn to prepare your scarf , create resists if desired, the 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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