August 24, 2010

Register for Classes at the Studio

September 3, 10:00-12:30

Felted Fridays: Easy Wool Scarf

Make a simple but luxuriously fun felted wool scarf from re-purposed wool sweaters that you will “felt” before coming to class then cut and assemble during the class time. This begins our twice monthly Felted Fridays Series that will feature a new felted craft in each session throughout the fall.

7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719


$35.00


Closed



September 15, 10:00am-1:00pm

Fit Club

Come join in this fun and productive ongoing series of fitting basics which include fitting commercial patterns according to your specific measurements, fitting help with your current sewing projects and fitting help and instructions on the best ways to alter your ready to wear garments.

The first rule of Fit Club: Bring something to fit!

7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719


$40.00




September 22, 10:00am-12:30pm

Tailoring Fundamentals: Welt Pockets & Bound Buttonholes

The trickiest part of being introduced to tailored projects is the puzzling world of welts. (The bound buttonhole is a variation on the welt) Once you have mastered these fundamental tailoring skills, future tailoring projects will make more sense and will be less intimidating! There are a few tricks that will help you handle these projects with confidence.

7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719


$45.00


September 24, 10:00-12:30

Felted Fridays: Baby Shoes

Make these wildly popular baby basics for the little bambino in your life. Make these fun baby basics from re-purposed wool sweaters that you will “felt” before coming to class then cut and assemble during the class time. This begins our twice monthly Felted Fridays Series that will feature a new felted craft in each session throughout the fall.

7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719


$35.00


September 29, 11:00am-2:00pm

Fit Club

Come join in this fun and productive ongoing series of fitting basics which include fitting commercial patterns according to your specific measurements, fitting help with your current sewing projects and fitting help and instructions on the best ways to alter your ready to wear garments.

The first rule of Fit Club: Bring something to fit!

7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719


$40.00








August 16, 2010

Upcoming Events

Classes September 2010

September 2, 10:00-12:30
Electric Needle Madison: Hem Lab
This class is for people who understand the basic use of their sewing machine who are interested in learning how to hem things. In this course you will learn how to hem various garments. Jeans, tailored pants, and skirts will be covered.
6612 Odana Road at Market Square
608-831-3770 or eneedle@hotmail.com

September 3, 10:00-12:30
Stitch Coach Studio: Felted Fridays: Easy Wool Scarf
Make a simple but luxuriously fun felted wool scarf from re-purposed wool sweaters that you will “felt” before coming to class then cut and assemble during the class time. This begins our twice monthly Felted Fridays Series that will feature a new felted craft in each session throughout the fall.
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719
608-316-2089 or steff.lincecum@gmail.com


September 7, 14, 21, 28, Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00
Electric Needle Madison: Sewing Basics
We will cover basic sewing supplies, measuring for patterns, understanding patterns, basic understanding of your sewing machine from winding bobbins and threading your machine to tension and utility stitches. You will be making a blanket for Project Linus, a charity sewing group, which will be donated to one of Madison's Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
6612 Odana Road at Market Square
608-831-3770 or eneedle@hotmail.com

September 15, 10:00am-1:00pm
Stitch Coach Studio: Fit Club
Come join in this fun and productive ongoing series of fitting basics which include fitting commercial patterns according to your specific measurements, fitting help with your current sewing projects and fitting help and instructions on the best ways to alter your ready to wear garments. The first rule of Fit Club: Bring something to fit!
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719
608-316-2089 or steff.lincecum@gmail.com

September 16, 10:00-1:00
Electric Needle Madison: Sewing Basics Boot Camp
We will cover basic sewing supplies, measuring for patterns, understanding patterns, basic understanding of your sewing machine from winding bobbins and threading your machine to tension and utility stitches. You will be making a blanket for Project Linus, a charity sewing group, which will be donated to one of Madison's Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
6612 Odana Road at Market Square
608-831-3770 or eneedle@hotmail.com


September 18, 10:30-3:30
Nancy’s Notions, Beaver Dam, WI: Alterations Basics
This hands-on class is focused on the fit and alteration of off-the-rack jackets, pants, and skirts. Quickly and easily learn the techniques for making your existing clothing fit perfectly. Steffani will share with you the secrets and short cuts for altering your favorite garments.
333 Beichl Ave, Beaver Dam, WI
920-887-7321 or
Register Here

September 22, 10:00am-12:30pm
Stitch Coach Studio
Tailoring Fundamentals: Welt Pockets & Bound Buttonholes
The trickiest part of being introduced to tailored projects is the puzzling world of welts. (The bound buttonhole is a variation on the welt) Once you have mastered these fundamental tailoring skills, future tailoring projects will make more sense and will be less intimidating! There are a few tricks that will help you handle these projects with confidence.
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719
608-316-2089 or steff.lincecum@gmail.com

September 23, 6:00-8:00
Electric Needle Madison: Stitch Lab for Un-finished Objects
Stitch Lab is for people who understand how to use their sewing machines, and who have a project that they need to carve out some time to finish, or projects that you have run into a roadblock with.
6612 Odana Road at Market Square
608-831-3770 or eneedle@hotmail.com

September 24, 10:00-12:30
Stitch Coach Studio: Felted Fridays: Baby Shoes
Make these wildly popular baby basics for the little bambino in your life. Make these fun baby basics from re-purposed wool sweaters that you will “felt” before coming to class then cut and assemble during the class time. This begins our twice monthly Felted Fridays Series that will feature a new felted craft in each session throughout the fall.
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719
608-316-2089 or steff.lincecum@gmail.com

September 25, 10:00-1:00
Electric Needle Madison: Wrap it up! - Making a wrap skirt
This class is for people who understand the basic use of their sewing machine and who are interested in learning how to make a wrap skirt. You will be measuring yourself and making a wrap skirt.
6612 Odana Road at Market Square
608-831-3770 or eneedle@hotmail.com

September 29, 11:00am-2:00pm
Stitch Coach Studio: Fit Club
Come join in this fun and productive ongoing series of fitting basics which include fitting commercial patterns according to your specific measurements, fitting help with your current sewing projects and fitting help and instructions on the best ways to alter your ready to wear garments. The first rule of Fit Club: Bring something to fit!
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719
608-316-2089 or steff.lincecum@gmail.com


September 30, 12:00- 2:30 pm
Electric Needle Madison: Zipper Lab - learn to insert zippers
This class is for people who understand at least the basic use of their sewing machine and who have an interest in learning how to insert zippers. You will be making a small bag with 2 zippers.
6612 Odana Road at Market Square
608-831-3770 or eneedle@hotmail.com

September 29, 11:00am-2:00pm
Stitch Coach Studio
Craft & Cupcakes: Exploring the Alabama Stitch Book
This is our monthly casual book club where we will share refreshments, a sewing project and our love for all things crafty. Join us as we stitch and dish on all things sustainable and handmade from the exquisite world of Alabama Chanin and her Alabama Stitch Book & Alabama Studio Style. Bring a show & tell project inspired by the books, or just your interest in sustainable design. My goal is to build a community of like-minded sewing souls. Project: journal cover.
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison 53719
608-316-2089 or steff.lincecum@gmail.com



Save the Date~ Upcoming Events

October 7, 3:00-4:00
Nancy’s Notions, Beaver Dam, WI: Demo & Dessert, Garment Copying
This will be a brief introduction and demonstration to the garment copying techniques featured in the book Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit. Come see the demo, order your copy of the book and sign up for the Garment copying workshop to be held on November 6th.
333 Beichl Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 920-887-7321

November 6, 10:30-3:30
Nancy’s Notions, Beaver Dam, WI: Garment Copying
Join Steffani as she shares the "rub-off" technique of pattern making from her book "Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit." The rub-off method of creating a pattern from an existing garment without taking the original apart is a well known insider secret from the world of fashion and entertainment and something your grandmother did just to "make do."
333 Beichl Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 920-887-7321

Friday, November 12, 12:30-2:30
Saturday, November 13, 10:30-12:30
Book Signing “Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit”
Oklahoma Baptist University: Centennial Homecoming
OBU Geiger Center, Shawnee, OK 405-878-2707



August 10, 2010

SeaHope Partners



I had the great opportunity this past week to travel with Margaret Jankowski of the Sewing Machine Project to Houma and New Orleans, Louisiana. I've known Margaret for several years and met her when I taught sewing classes at Han's on Willie St. in Madison. After Han's closed we stayed in touch and I've always had great interested in her Sewing Machine Project and trips to New Orleans. I lived there when I was in graduate school at Tulane University. So this time when she called to say she was going I had a week that was free and I said I'm all yours.
We were going to Houma to work with a contact she'd made from the LSU Extension office named Margaret Berlew. The two Margarets and John Douthat of All Brands came up with the idea to make a sewn product to sell that would benefit the residents of the gulf coast affected by the oil spill.

It was an amazing trip. We met with ladies from the local organization Volunteers for Family and Community and they helped to create samples that will be the prototypes for the bags. It was great being in the South and hearing those great accents that remind me of some of my dearest friends, and to get to know those ladies and all about their lives. We swapped some great recipes and even came away with their latest cookbook.
I taught them some of the ins and outs of using production patterns as opposed to commercial patterns and they loved the pattern notcher.

I really enjoyed just playing a small part in this project and will keep you posted on what's happening as the bags become available. You can learn more by subscribing to the SeaHope Partners blog