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Thursday, June 3, 2021
Title
 
Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Abby Riba
Thursday 6/3/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A 3X
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...
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Barbara Moore
Thursday 6/3/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 5X, B21

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...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 6/3/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 6X, B22

Yes, Eric is playing with thread again and this time he is mixing it up! He is going to treat you to a wonderful trunk show full of inspiration, show you how and when to use Tsukineko® ink, and then on to the REALLY fun part… embellishing with Sulky® threads to create a quilt piece VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 6/3/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 7X, B23

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 6/3/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A 8X, B24
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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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 6/3/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 1

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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 6/3/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 2

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 6/3/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
A 4
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...
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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 6/3/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B17
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...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 6/3/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
B18

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Thursday 6/3/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
C36X

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...

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Julie Luoma
Thursday 6/3/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C33
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 6/3/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C34

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...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 6/3/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C35, D51XY
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...
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Connie Palmer
Thursday 6/3/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C37, D53XY

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Thursday 6/3/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C38, D54XY
“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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Heather Kojan
Thursday 6/3/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C39, D55XY

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Thursday 6/3/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C40, D56XY

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...

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Eric Drexler
Thursday 6/3/21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
D49XY
Yes, jump right in! The water is fine outside the box. Join Eric in this fun, fast paced ride through the water soluble world of Sulky Wash-Aways! Begin with some very useful tips and a few of Eric’s favorite tricks, then finish up with unexpected ideas for more inspiration. He always bring VIEW MORE...
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Abby Riba
Thursday 6/3/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
D50
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Thursday 6/3/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
F84X, G100

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...

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Friday, June 4, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 6/4/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H113X
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 6/4/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
H116X

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...

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Barbara Moore
Friday 6/4/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H117X, J133

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...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 6/4/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H118X, J134

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...

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Eric Drexler
Friday 6/4/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H119X, J135

Make a belt or scarf with this fun, simple, lace technique using artsy circles. It can also be adapted to use for many different projects. It’s not hard to do and Eric will guide you through the process. While you are experimenting with some specialty threads, Eric will show you many useful VIEW MORE...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 6/4/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
H120X, J136

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 6/4/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
H115

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 6/4/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J129
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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Connie Palmer
Friday 6/4/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J130

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...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 6/4/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
J131

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...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 6/4/21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
K145X
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...
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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 6/4/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K146

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...

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Heather Kojan
Friday 6/4/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K147, L163XY

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...

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Lorraine Henry
Friday 6/4/21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
K148

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...

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Connie Palmer
Friday 6/4/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K149, L165XY

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...

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Marsha Kirsch
Friday 6/4/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K150, L166XY

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Friday 6/4/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K151, L167XY

Elegant linen needs only the simplest of embellishments and the technique on these pillowcases is not only befitting of elegance, but easy to do. A row of decorative machine stitching is framed by two parallel rows of hemstitching stitched over color-coordinated cording. This may quickly become y VIEW MORE...

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Kathy McMakin
Friday 6/4/21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K152, L168XY

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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Julie Luoma
Friday 6/4/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L161
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...
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Abby Riba
Friday 6/4/21
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
L162
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...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Friday 6/4/21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M177

“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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Eric Drexler
Friday 6/4/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N195X, P211

Eric Drexler has been a sewing machine mechanic for over 35 years, and he wants to share his love and knowledge for, what he considers his “Baby”, the Singer 221 Featherweight. Eric will walk you through how to take off all the covers, where to oil and what to watch out for. Your &ld VIEW MORE...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday 6/4/21
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
N196X, P212

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...

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Saturday, June 5, 2021
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Teacher
Date/Time
Codes
Hands on Workshop
Lorraine Henry
Saturday 6/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q228X, R244
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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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 6/5/21
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Q229X
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...
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Eric Drexler
Saturday 6/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q230X, R246

Have fun at the machine as Eric shares just how easy it is to create realistic looking fabric leaves, see-through wings, and thread painted wildflowers. These beautiful little gems, created by using his tried-and-true free motion methods, can be used to add depth and dimension to your projects. P VIEW MORE...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 6/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q231X, R247

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...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 6/5/21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Q232X, R248
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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Abby Riba
Saturday 6/5/21
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Q225
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...
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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 6/5/21
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Q227, R243

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...

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Connie Palmer
Saturday 6/5/21
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...

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Joe Vecchiarelli
Saturday 6/5/21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
R242

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...

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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 6/5/21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
R245X
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...
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Eric Drexler
Saturday 6/5/21
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
S258X

Eric has a love for sharing his knowledge of sewing and loves to push the creative boundaries. Are we surprised that he has come up with new and unique ways to use stabilizer? He will first explain what each stabilizer is typically used for and then the fun begins! You’ll be guided on a jo VIEW MORE...

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Cheryl Sleboda
Saturday 6/5/21
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...

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Kathy McMakin
Saturday 6/5/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S259, T275X

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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Connie Palmer
Saturday 6/5/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S261, T277X

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...

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Heather Kojan
Saturday 6/5/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S262, T278X
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...
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Julie Luoma
Saturday 6/5/21
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...
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Alicia Welcher
Saturday 6/5/21
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
S264, T280X

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...

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