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Thursday, August 5, 2021
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/5/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2X

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...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Thursday 8/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Best foot forward, or path of least resistance? Either way, a workshop that starts at the beginning (or very nearly) of your machine embroidery experience is priceless! Discuss options, logical approaches, materials (including stabilizers) and designs, as you embroider your project in class. The VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/5/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 7X

Many times, these adorable bodysuits are the first thing to come to mind when a machine embroiderer wants to foray into embroidery on knits. Then comes the excitement of bringing one (or more) home and getting ready to embroider – almost always followed by “Oh my! How am I going to do VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24

This skill builder class is focused on the most versatile building block in a quilter's bag of tricks, the half-square triangle. Explore a dozen ways to make half square triangles, learn the math behind it, and play with a collection of tools to help make them more quickly and accurately. Includ VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 8/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 9X, B25
Start your quilting experience on the right foot --- with Debby’s liberating, beyond-straight-lines, feed-dogs-down process. You’ll enjoy her simple methods for taking your stitches beyond beginners’ meanders and loops. In the dozen years she’s been teaching beginning machine VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A10X, B26
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...
Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/5/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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 pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Lindsey Johns
Thursday 8/5/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3
Refashioning and upcycling used items to make garments is a fun and unique way to build your wardrobe. Lindsey will take you through some of her best tips and tricks for taking someone’s trash and sewing it into something you treasure. You'll learn how to shop at thrift stores for "fabric", th VIEW MORE...
Nancy Sapin
Thursday 8/5/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
There are so many different ways to create a 3-D appliqué. Let Nancy be your guide as you explore some of the options that are sure to put pizazz and produce professional results in all that you create whether it be garments, quilts, wall hangings or even art projects. If you are a beginner o VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/5/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 5

“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...

Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/5/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17

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 Co VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/5/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18
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...
Julie Luoma
Thursday 8/5/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B20
You’ve finished piecing your quilt top and now it’s time for the borders. If you find yourself avoiding this step, let Julie inspire you with simple yet exotic borders that will perfectly frame your beautiful work. The best part is that these quilt borders are created using simple shapes VIEW MORE...
Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/5/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B21X
Demystify the intricacies of corset making. Learn the differences between the various corset types from under bust to over bust and undergarment to fashion. You'll learn the various materials needed to tackle your next corset project. Great for cosplay, couture, fashion, and historical re-enact VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/5/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
B23X

Pashminas are wonderfully versatile scarves that can be used in a variety of different ways! What better way to spice them up than to add machine embroidery? Come learn all the stabilization and design selection techniques that allow you to achieve beautifully embroidered pashmina scarves without VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/5/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C34X
Does your cosplay, costume, or couture garment need a particular shape? Learn all about the historical and contemporary uses of various cages, bum rolls, farthingales, and panniers that allows your dress to have a particular silhouette. We'll discuss the crinolines on the market and when it&rsq VIEW MORE...
Abby Riba
Thursday 8/5/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X
Looking your best starts with choosing the most flattering colors for you. We will begin with a discussion of color theory, how and why certain colors look good on you and then expand the discussion into complimentary colors and prints. With a better understanding of color, evaluate your current war VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33

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...

Lindsey Johns
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C35
If you're looking at a sewing pattern envelope for the very first time, it can seem like a foreign language. So many charts, diagrams and words you may have never heard before. Explore all the valuable information that exists and discover how to use it to best advantage. The next time you choose a p VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY

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...

Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY

Connie has done it again! She has a way of coming up with cute projects and then taking away all the road bumps for smooth sailing in the classroom. Make this useful zipper bag complete with pretty, custom embroidery, iron-on vinyl and did I mention the zipper is two-way? It’s a great littl VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

Discover how easy it is to create your own one-of-a-kind designer scarf. Sulky's 30 wt cotton threads along with your machine’s built-in decorative stitches give your unique couture batik scarf that head turning look. Sulky's wash away stabilizer makes this project quick, easy, fun and poss VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

Try your hand at stitching 4 Patch Diamonds and setting them with a bold and beautiful single print diamond. There are NO set-in seams or funky templates. All are rotary cut using a standard acrylic ruler with a 60-degree marked line. The option of making a variety of sizes will appeal to everyon VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C41, D57XY

A bold, graphic quilt made with simple patchwork. We'll discuss how to integrate several different sizes of blocks into your quilts, plus how to improvise and innovate to make the blocks your own. Let your favorite medium to large scale prints take center stage! Students will learn the "partial VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Thursday 8/5/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C42, D58XY

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...

Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/5/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D49

Now that you've padded your dress from, it’s time to make it work for you!
Joe is here to answer all the questions you may have for where to begin. The front? The back? Do I use tissue paper or make a muslin? Let’s dive into that arsenal of garment patterns and see what we can VIEW MORE...

Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 8/5/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50

Sewing with an unfamiliar fabric can be intimidating. What is the best way to handle a particular fabric? As an enthusiastic cosplayer, Cheryl has learned what it takes to work with many different types of fabrics. She will share the secrets of the trade to tame even the most challenging of fabri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Lindsey Johns
Thursday 8/5/21
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
D51, E67, F86XX
Want to sew a pair of summer shorts, but don't know where to start? Join Lindsey as she guides you through the entire process of sewing a pair of shorts from fitting to cutting your fabric and, of course, sewing. Lindsey will take you through her Fast Fit system for determining the size you wil VIEW MORE...
Lorraine Henry
Thursday 8/5/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D52XY

There are three different methods of pattern alteration one may use - the original slash and spread, the pivot and slide which was more accurate in many cases, and now the "new" seam method which was developed off the pivot and slide but is much more "user friendly". It has produced many "Ah-ha" VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Shawnelle Cherry
Thursday 8/5/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E65

Learn some unique techniques to give your basic designs more pizzazz! Shawnelle, who is a member of the Costume Designers Guild and owned her own design studio dedicated to bridal and special occasion garments, knows a thing or two about jump starting the creative process. She will share her trie VIEW MORE...

Abby Riba
Thursday 8/5/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
E66
Let’s talk about why commercial patterns don’t fit and what we can do about it. First, we will start with proper body measurements and then apply those measurement to the pattern. We will discuss what to alter, which order to alter, ease, and making a muslin to test fit. Once you have th VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 8/5/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F85X, G101

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 resulting VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Marsha Kirsch
Thursday 8/5/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F88X, G104

Some feet new and some feet old,
Some sew stars and some sew cars.
O what a lot of feet there are!
It’s a class like no other and you’ll be able to experience the fun you can have with your feet…sewing feet that is. Marsha loves to have fun as she shares VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
 
Friday, August 6, 2021
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/6/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H114X

Once you get a pattern that fits, you can use it to make almost anything. Kathy will teach you easy ways to fit your shoulder bust and arms and then learn her wax paper techniques to copy details from finished garments and add them to your pattern. Learn how to change necklines, hemlines and slee VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 8/6/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H116X, J132

Get in on the fabric weaving craze! Warning: this is totally addictive. Heather will guide you through the basic foundation set up and how to weave a tumbling block textile. Then you will get to see several examples of how color and pattern play out in different ways using this technique. We'll d VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/6/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H118X
There is no easier or precise way to insert a zipper into your project than by using an embroidery machine! It also makes creating projects using vinyl a snap! Come join us and create this zippered bag with a vinyl window and see how easy it is to complete the entire bag in one machine embroidery ho VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 8/6/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Learn unique fabric manipulations that will make your next quilt or garment sing with treasured and timeless heirloom techniques. Whether you are pleating, gathering, or pintucking these eye-popping details will add an element of contrast and dynamic surface effects to your next distinctive proje VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michael Caputo
Friday 8/6/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136
Sometimes you’ve just got to have a little fun and what could be better than having your cake…Layer Cake that is, and sewing it too? You may have a Layer Cake or two lying around or wondered what you could do with that neat stack of luscious fabric … Michael had that same qu VIEW MORE...
Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 8/6/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H121X, J137
Recreate this vintage Palm block in a 10 inch size without weird templates. Experience the trick in class: it’s paper pieced in ONE section, using an off-center Log Cabin technique. Amazing! Make 8 blocks and learn how to set them on point to create this 42 x 56 inch quilt. Pre-cutting of your VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lindsey Johns
Friday 8/6/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H122X, J138
Intimidated by a serger? Curious to know more about sewing with knits? This class will take all the fear and guesswork out of sewing with knits on a serger. Lindsey will take you through the process of cutting out a tee shirt or tank top pattern, while sharing fitting and cutting tips along the way. VIEW MORE...
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Shawnelle Cherry
Friday 8/6/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H113
Learn some creative ways to transform old or not so old garments into something new and exciting. Upcycling is a great way to breathe new life into garments you're not wearing. Shawnelle will have you looking at garments differently and share inspirational ways to add creative touches or to complete VIEW MORE...
Abby Riba
Friday 8/6/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H117
It happens to all of us. You make a perfectly fitting garment only to gain, or better yet, lose a few pounds and find that the garment is now uncomfortable to wear. Or you lovingly make a child’s garment and discover they have grown! What if there were a way that you could construct garments t VIEW MORE...
Connie Palmer
Friday 8/6/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129

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 Co VIEW MORE...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/6/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

If you have struggled with fitting the bust and back, you are not alone. There are a myriad of measurements to be taken and once that is accomplished what do you do with all those numbers? What are the measurement requirements for each area? What is the difference between a rounded back and a dow VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/6/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J133X

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 p VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/6/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
J134X
In-the-hoop machine embroidered projects are more popular than ever. In this class, we will be creating a collapsible knickknack tray that can be used for travel or in your home. When not in use, it collapses to almost nothing so that it can be easily stored. When in use, it provides tons of space f VIEW MORE...
Lindsey Johns
Friday 8/6/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K147X
Fitting is hands down one of the most complicated parts of sewing your own clothes. Everyone has unique bodies even if we were all the same size, which we aren't. Students are asked to bring a muslin they are working on or a garment that is ill-fitting. Lindsey will use the students work to illustra VIEW MORE...
Julie Luoma
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K145
AnglePlay templates are incredibly easy to use, freeing you to be truly creative. Learn the art of choosing fabric to create out of this world designs. No paper piecing and truly easy enough for any level, yet the potential layouts fascinate even the most experienced quilters. Julie will take VIEW MORE...
Kathy Ruddy
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K148, L164XY
Cheryl's done it again with even more textures you can add to your cosplay, garments, or quilts by hand! Learn more smocking, tucking and pleating techniques. Plus, you will be introduced to the rouleau technique which will allow you to add that extra special something to any of your projects. VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

Let’s make sense of stabilizers. Understanding stabilizing, what to use where, when and how can be very confusing and frustrating. In this class, we will be creating a notebook that will guide you to the correct stabilizer for all your sewing and embroidery needs. We will explore each type VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

Have you ever found yourself digging around in the trash looking for a sewing project? Probably not! But for some reason, Connie did just that and has come up with a great way to upcycle an empty candy or cookie bag. After you have carefully opened your candy or cookie bag (see Student Supply Lis VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Now you can make a hexagon quilt without y-seams! A real scrap buster project, this is a perfect way to use all the leftover 2 1/2-inch jelly roll strips in your stash. Everything is pieced in vertical rows, so it’s easy to make this as big as you wish once you see how easy the technique is VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

One of the coolest new trends in piecing is Interleave. This one will leave your friends wondering "How did she do that?" We'll learn the foundations first, then see how the interplay of simple shapes can make simply amazing patchwork. Once you learn the basics, the sky is the limit with this tec VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K153, L169XY
“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...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Friday 8/6/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K154, L170XY

Ready to take your serging skills beyond the basics? Come join serger expert, Alicia Welcher, for a few hours as she shares her best methods for perfecting techniques such as serging in the round, attaching elastic for waistbands, beautifully pointed corners, serging knits like a pro and many mor VIEW MORE...

Registration Full
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/6/21
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...

Lorraine Henry
Friday 8/6/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162

Just as figures have different shapes, the pants to fit each figure may also need to be a different shape. Flat buttocks need less curvature built into the shape of the pattern back. More rounded buttocks need more curvature built into the pattern. Learn how to use a Flex Curve to determine what VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 8/6/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N197X, P213

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 o VIEW MORE...

 
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/7/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q227X

It’s amazing how much information Kathy can pack into just one hour!  This is a great session for anyone who sews garments, offering so much of what we need to know, logically and with great samples to illustrate her lessons. Learn how to decide what fabric works best for your garment VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Barbara Moore
Saturday 8/7/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

You’ve seen those lovely monogrammed and embroidered towels in the latest home magazines. Can you really create that for yourself? Join Barbara to learn all the best practices to choosing the correct stabilizer as well as hooping techniques for beautiful embroidery on towels and terry fabri VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Michael Caputo
Saturday 8/7/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247
Quilting with your walking foot is a great way to achieve professional looking results when finishing your quilts. Start with the basics of using your walking foot for effortless machine quilting. Then, dig a little deeper and see what more you can achieve with a various stitches and stitch patter VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Debby Kratovil
Saturday 8/7/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248

Are you looking for a creative way to use a stack of 10-inch squares? Often referred to as Layer Cakes (yum, yum), we often wish there was some icing to go along with them, right? 32 squares (plus some light background fabric) will make this Big Block Hexagon quilt. We cut our hexagons – an VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Heather Kojan
Saturday 8/7/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q233X, R249
Learn a variety of different techniques to create your own unique modern log cabin quilt blocks. The blocks are improvised, working with guidelines used to achieve certain looks. The log cabin block is one of the most versatile of all quilt blocks, allowing the creator to fool the eye, direct the e VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/7/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q234X, R250

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...

Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/7/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225

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 pattern (flat) to you VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/7/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q226
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...
Nancy Sapin
Saturday 8/7/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q228

Explore threads -- types, weights, and uses! Discuss free motion techniques and learn how to decide what to put where. All the knowledge Nancy shares will help your projects look professional every time, and her trunk show will inspire everyone, from the very beginner to the most experienced stit VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 8/7/21
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Q229, R245

Learn easy EVA Foam tricks to make shoulder armor for your next cosplay! You'll learn how to apply sewing pattern ideas to your piece as well as easy to do articulation methods. Get creative with advanced foam cutting and decorating techniques and even learn ways to disguise seams. These techniqu VIEW MORE...

Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/7/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R241

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 Co VIEW MORE...

Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/7/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

Shawnelle Cherry
Saturday 8/7/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R243

When you are new to sewing, it can be a bit overwhelming and sometimes a bit daunting. What needles and threads should be used with a particular fabric, what is interfacing, when should it be used and why? Shawnelle, who works with children and adults who are beginning and continuing their sewing VIEW MORE...

Kathy Ruddy
Saturday 8/7/21
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S259X
We all have garments in our wardrobe that fit well and feel fabulous when worn. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pattern from those same finished garments and create a whole new wardrobe of styles inspired by your favorite looks? Kathy will guide you through the process of taking a 3-d VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 8/7/21
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
S261X, T277
Bellies, boobs, butts and backs: the four main areas of our bodies that give us our "fitting fits!" Since there are 88 different figure variations, this workshop is the beginning of building your own pattern alteration reference file. Working with half-scale practice patterns, learn how to alter for VIEW MORE...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S257

Take your costuming for cosplay hobby to the next level by learning even more cosplay strategies for entering costume contests, having a "handler", convention survival, and more!  We asked professional cosplayers for their best tips and it may surprise you what they said.  From product suggestion VIEW MORE...

Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S258

Curious about all of those wonderful serger feet? Come learn how to use the most popular feet available for today’s sergers. Discover how the various feet can help you insert flawless piping and zippers, create fully adjustable gathers, use flatlocking for function and form and turn fishin VIEW MORE...

Abby Riba
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
S260
If you are thinking about starting or recently started a sewing business, you don’t want to miss this class. There are many important things to consider when you go into business for yourself and Abby will highlight some questions that you may not have thought about but are critical for busine VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Connie Palmer
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X

Quick, easy and accurate piecing all made possible using easy piecing grid. Use 1-inch size grid for a delightful pincushion with a scrap catcher attached. Keep it next to your sewing machine to catch the threads and trimmings and keep your pins handy, too. You’ll have so much fun you&rsquo VIEW MORE...

Hands on Workshop
Julie Luoma
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S263, T279X
Reverse applique done on a sewing machine is quick and easy. Join Julie for a relaxing and fun time as you experience for yourself the ease of finishing your amazingly simple yet interesting reverse applique project. In class, you choose the fabric and a unique template to complete your very own pr VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Michael Caputo
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X
A fun, simple way to bust your scraps. Each block of the Orbie Quilt only needs 2 contrasting fat quarters to create. Bring as many fabric options as you want and we’ll discuss fabric pairings to show off this fun block. Make it big or small, you decide. Michael uses a fun, fast and easy meth VIEW MORE...
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Hands on Workshop
Nancy Sapin
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S265, T281X
“What's inside?” will be the first question asked as friends and family examine the best ever trivet. Begin with Nancy's center block design, which showcases theme fabric. Your project is created using the fabric wrapped clothesline technique – fun, easy and a mystery to others VIEW MORE...
Hands on Workshop
Kathy McMakin
Saturday 8/7/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S266, T282X

Don't you love a bag or project pouch that you can see-through! Make a small and large version of this bag using vinyl. These zippered, see-through, "I can't have enough of these" pouches are such fun to serge while learning to work with vinyl, insert zippers and box bottoms and tops!

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 8/7/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T273
Have you struggled with sleeves that are too big, too small or just don’t seem quite right? Join Joe for this lecture-demo to learn about creating a sleeve pattern for you, from your very own measurements, which will start you on your journey to a sleeve that is well-fitted. See how the sleeve VIEW MORE...
Alicia Welcher
Saturday 8/7/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T274
Ever wonder how all of those beautiful serged edges and other decorative elements are created? Come learn how easy it is to embellish fabrics with your serger! We will cover all sorts of serger stitches, including flatlock, rolled hems, wide and narrow overlocks and even a bit of cover stitch. Learn VIEW MORE...
Shawnelle Cherry
Saturday 8/7/21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T276

Learn some unique techniques to give your basic designs more pizzazz! Shawnelle, who is a member of the Costume Designers Guild and owned her own design studio dedicated to bridal and special occasion garments, knows a thing or two about jump starting the creative process. She will share her trie VIEW MORE...

General Admission
$8.00
Shopping Bag
$5.00
Lapel Pin
$5.00

Refund Policy: General admission, class and product tickets for Original Sewing & Quilt Expo are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend. If the event cannot occur on the scheduled dates, then a credit for a future event will be issued.

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