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I’m Teaching at the 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo!

My favorite event of the year is coming up!! The 2020 Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo is February 27th – March 1st and I’m teaching classes again. LOTS of classes! And, a stage presentation – oh, my! Online registration opens tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 8th at 8:30 am PT, so. . . . . let’s talk classes. Because, I’d LOVE to have you in one (or more!) of my classes.

Sewing and Stitchery Expo Entry-Line
Excited attendees lined up for the fist day of the Sewing and Stitchery Expo

If you haven’t been before, the Sewing & Stitchery Expo is the BIGGEST sewing show in the USA and it’s the 36th year! There are tons of fabulous vendors, loads of excellent classes and thousands of friendly, enthusiastic sewists and quilters. Think Sewing Heaven and this is it!! Download the class brochure and you’ll see what I mean!

Here’s What I’m Teaching!

Sewing & Stitchery Expo class 2022

2022 Modern Kantha Stitching – Thursday or Saturday

UPDATE: My Thursday Modern Kantha Stitching class is sold out. Thank you so much!!! There’s still room in the Saturday class, but it’s 50% full so hurry!

Yes, this is the same hands-on class I taught last year! It sold out twice, so I was asked to offer it again and it’s on the schedule with full capacity (30 each) twice this year. I know a lot of you couldn’t make it in last year, so this is your chance! I’m having SO much fun with this technique and will have new samples to show you this year!!

2021 Easy Common Sense Fitting

2021 Easy, Common Sense Fitting – Thursday or Friday

UPDATE: The Thursday Common Sense Fitting class is no longer available and the Friday class is 50% full – hurry!!

Yes, this is the same class I taught last year – do you see a pattern here?! It sold out, so again I was asked to teach it for 2020. There’s an awesome handout and I’ll have a bit of new info. So, here’s the thing – this is not your typical fitting class. This is a class to help you think about fitting without spending a lot of time on it. Because, I’m all about sewing . . . as much as possible. And, I want to eliminate frustration in your sewful life!

So, if there were just a few things you could do about fitting without getting all mathy and technical, that would be great, right?! This is it. It’s the way I’ve fit my projects for years and it makes me SO much happier with my garments.

If you’re looking for more precise fitting, there are AMAZING experts teaching and writing books. Many of them at the Sewing Expo! Those fitting experts know more than I could ever imagine and they have SO much to offer. But, maybe my class will be a starting point for you. Or, maybe you just want it to be simple and easily make sense. If that’s the case, then I’m your girl!!

2023 Social Media - Your New Best Sewing Friend

2023 Social Media: Your New Best Sewing Friend – Friday Only

I taught this class a couple of years ago and it sold out, too! Since then I’ve added and updated information so I can tell you what’s happening out in internet land right now. If you’re not sure where to go or what to do in the online sewing/quilting world, please join me! I’ll make it easy and send you home with an extensive list of all the best spots home with you. There’s a whole universe of sewing community out there and stacks of new friends waiting for you. Come find out what will work for you!

3056 Pop the Cork! Sew a Project Tote

3056 Pop the Cork! Sew a Project Tote – Saturday Only

UPDATE: This class sold out in the first half hour of registration. Oh, my!! Unfortunately, there is no room to schedule another one. Thanks so much to everyone who signed up!

A new class, a new design, a new fabric you’re going to love! My talented friend, Debbie of Olive Us Girls, designed this marvelous tote and you can make one with me in class! Everything will be cut and ready for you to sew and we’ll have popping-great fun sewing and learning about Cork Fabric. It’s a great size for projects or a quick trip to the store!

Design & Style Your Contemporary Kimono

Expo Stage: Design & Style Your Contemporary Kimono – Friday or Sunday

If you’ve been around The Sewful Life much, you know I’m rather obsessed with sewing contemporary style kimonos!! This will be an informational style show with real people modeling ideas for sewing and styling kimonos for any shape. Did I mention it’s FREE and you get to sit down?? We’ll be on the stage in the Showplex and I know you’re going to really enjoy what I have to share. Please join me in my obsession – I’d love to get you hooked, too!

Here’s Your Homework!

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Okay, that’s it for now. Registration opens tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8th at 8:30 am PT on the Sewing & Stitchery Expo web site. Be ready!!

Click here for the Sew Expo web site – be sure to sign up for the email newsletter, too

Click here for the Sewing Expo 2020 Class Brochure

Click here to join the Puyallup Sew Expo Fun Facebook Group where you can meet new sewing buddies

Click here to follow the Sewing & Stitchery Expo Facebook Page to keep up with all the latest info and news

See you soon!!

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