Tag Archives: Sewing Workshops

Donation Workshop

12 May

Once a month Let’s Go Crafting hosts a donation workshop.  Donation Workshop days are free and students join us to make something that benefits a charitable organization.  This month we made cat beds for the animal shelter in Palo Alto.img_6153

This month’s team of fantastic students!!

 

We used old towels (most of them were donated by our community) to make the beds.

 

The kids cut the towels and sewed them and then stuffed the outside channel to make them more comfortable for the cats.

 

We had soooo much fun!!

 

Some of our students even made two beds!!  Thank you to everyone who donated and who came to sew!!!

Lots of Finishes!

18 Apr

Monday in the studio was an exciting day!

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Backpack with added pocket and braided straps.

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Fun rainbow jammie pants!! They just happen to match her headband!

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Quilted over-the-shoulder bag with zipper, inside pockets and a magnetized flap.

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Closeup detail of the back quilting and the zipper.

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Closeup detail of the front flap.

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Braiding the straps for her backpack.

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Putting the finishing touches on jammie pants.

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Quilted bag done, next project beginning.

I love working in the studio!  There is so much energy and excitement here!

Monday Class

20 Mar

We were working away…

Finished Pillow!  Made out of minky fabric – NOT an easy task!

Hand sewing.

Pinning

Sewing.

Turning and ear right side out.  Almost done!!

Ironing.

Turning his “Alien” right side out.  This one is also NOT easy!

Cutting and planning.

Adult sewing

27 Feb

We had our weekly sewing class this morning! Contact us if you would like to join the fun!Tote bag finish

Wednesday Class Fun!

18 Feb

Lots going on in class on Wednesday!

Arm Knitted Scarf!

Heart Pillow

Hand Sewing

Student created light box for design transfer

Heart pillow

Transfer for embroidery and knitting

Knitting

Arm Knitting

So much creative goodness going on at the studio!!

Monday’s Kid’s Sewing Class

13 Feb

We always have fun in class!! Here are just a few things going on…

Monogramed Heart Pillow

Pillow for Valentine’s Day

Everyone sewing!

A perfectly sized pillow

Applique pillow top

Applique consultation

Talking about what design to quilt on her hand bag strap

I love our classes!!

Adult Sewing Today

12 Feb

Today was a great day in sewing for everyone!!

Lined tote bag finish!

Lined tote bag finish

Lined tote bag finish

Aren’t these tote bags cute!!  They are also very functional and have an added bonus of teaching many of the basic sewing skills in a fun and useful way.

Work on Tote bags.

Working on hemming curtains and planning out a pattern.

More sewing

Our studio does it all!  Beginners and advanced, using patterns, drafting patterns, mending – we teach it all!

Jammie Pants!!

8 Feb

Jammie pants made by a 12 year old.  Yes, boys like to sew!

A perfect fit!

The Latest in Sewing and Weaving!

27 May

We sure are getting a lot done in class these past couple of weeks!

Quilting some fabric.

Quilting some fabric.

Finishing up a

Finishing up a

Cutting her weaving off the loom.

Cutting her weaving off the loom.

Table runner done!

Table runner done!

Table runner doubling as a scarf for now.

Table runner doubling as a scarf for now.

Laying out fabric for a quilt.

Laying out fabric for a quilt.

Finishing her demented teardrop stuffie.

Finishing her demented teardrop stuffie.

Teardrop complete!

Teardrop complete!

Working on a Lion Pillow Cover.

Working on a Lion Pillow Cover.

Working on the tail to his Lion pillow case.

Working on the tail to his Lion pillow case.

So many students sewing!

So many students sewing!

Working on the hem of her robe.

Working on the hem of her robe.

Hemming.

Hemming.

Lots of hand sewing going on here.

Lots of hand sewing going on here.

Hem stitching her woven fabric.

Hem stitching her woven fabric.

Ooooh!   Just about done with this project!

Ooooh! Just about done with this project!

Girl Scout Sewing Workshop

2 Mar

A little while ago, I led a Girl Scout Sewing Workshop that was tons of fun!  I had to come up with an idea that they could complete in one session so I created the Lined Book Bag (click on the link to go to the tutorial).  There were 12 girls who came to our workshop – only one of those knew how to sew.

Practicing.

Practicing.

The first order of business was to show the girls how to use the machines.  Then they practiced on scrap pieces of fabric until they got the hang of sewing a straight line.  This usually only takes about 20 minutes.

Sewing bags.

Sewing bags.

After picking their fabric for the bags, they got started right away.  Then they were off an running!

Sewing.

Sewing.

Ironing.

Ironing.

The girls also learned to use an iron safely – a very important skill to have!

More sewing.

More sewing.

Finished!

Finished!

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

All 12 girls went home with finished book bags!  What a great group they are!

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