I know, I know. When I read the words ‘sewing party’, I just about jumped out of my seat too. So what is this all about?! We are here to give you all the details. This is one DIY party of the year you definitely won’t want to miss!
On November 8th, 2014, thousands of DIY-ers will gather (in the comfort of their homes) for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes, taught exclusively online by leading bloggers and educational experts.
For only $40, attendees will have access to more than 30 online classes, including home decor, fashion sewing, quilting, upcycling, crafting, costume design, techniques, entrepreneurship and more! You will have access to all of these classes the entire day of the event, plus an additional 90 days after! How amazing does that sound?!
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at fashion sewing, but university classes are expensive and an inconvenience. With The Sewing Party, all classes are conveniently taught online by the best teachers in the industry. The Sewing Party is the first ever online-all-day DIY event in history! This year’s event is for the US only, but they hope to party with the entire world at a future date.
Space is limited and will fill up fast.
Reserve your spot today for this historical event and a guaranteed fun-filled day. Get your girlfriends in on the fun!
Here is an example of the types of classes that are being taught at The Sewing Party. This fun project is from Amy Bell, one of the teachers at The Sewing Party and the creator of the blog, Positively Splendid.
- 2 yards fabric (Any fabric that drapes nicely here works well: linen and jersey are two of my favorites)
- Coordinating thread
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Sewing machine
- Hand sewing needle
- Using the rotary cutter and mat, cut a strip of fabric that is 12×72”.
- Fold the strip in half lengthwise. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, stitch along the long edge, leaving the two short edges open.
- Lay the piece flat on a work surface, so that the seamed edge runs along the bottom of the piece. At one of the ends, snip a small notch at top corner of the piece. (This notch should be directly opposite the seamed edge.)
- Insert your arm into one of the end openings. Grasp the opposite edge and pull it through the inside of the tube so that the right sides of the fabric are facing, taking care to ensure the fabric doesn’t twist as you pull. When the short ends are even, rotate the snipped end so that the notch you made in step 3 is aligned with the seam on the opposite end. Pin.
- Stitch around the pinned edge with a 1/4” seam allowance, leaving a 3” opening for turning. Turn the piece right-side out through the opening, and hand-stitch the opening shut.
Meet Amy, one of The Sewing Party teachers:
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands. Her blog, Positively Splendid, was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four children and one wily beagle.
There are also many other talented instructors who specialize in quilting, fashion, costume design and more! You’ve probably already heard of several of them, but pop on over to see the line up and to learn more about class educators.
So let’s party at YOUR place! Gather your girls and join us for a day full of fun, creativity, and learning at The Sewing Party on November 8th! See you there!
*This is a sponsored post. All of the opinions are our own. Basically, we truly believe this sewing party is going to rock. Count us in! 😉