The last couple of months have given me a lot of clarity. I've found out what I don't like doing, and more importantly, I've re-discovered the things that make me thrive. I love brainstorming ideas for new DIY and sewing projects and get giddy turning those ideas into reality. I enjoy sharing my ideas, creations and knowledge. I get a kick out of teaching someone something and seeing the joy they get from the aha-moments learning creates. And, I'm happy when I see others use my tutorials to create something of their own.
I've always been a woman of many passions. I do my best work and am the happiest when I have many very different things on my plate at once. My struggle has always been finding that one thing that combines all (or most) of my passions. Well, I finally found it!
I actually got the idea from you! Questions like "How did you learn how to sew?" "What's the best way to learn how to sew?" "Where to get started?" "What project should I choose for my first ever sewing project?" or "How to get into garment sewing?" have been the most frequently asked questions on the blog. I hear you! You'd love to learn how to sew, or develop those basic skills you have, but... Oh, all the BUTs.
You're busy, right? I know. You feel there's not enough time to start a new hobby, or to even practice the skills you already have.
It's expensive. There's definitely no money to put towards it. There's so much stuff to be bought before you even get to sit behind the sewing machine.
This whole thing feels overwhelming. From machines, to fabrics, to needles, to tools - the list goes on.Where do you even begin, right?
If you've ever felt this way, the Sewing Club is for you.
In a series of sewing classes I will take you through the baby steps, and on to sewing garments in no time. Basically, we will go through one mini course a month. Each class will teach a set of skills from the very basics to more advanced as we go along. And at the end of each course, you'll have a finished garment. Yes, even after the first one!
I think learning is always so much more fun, when done together. Don't you agree? This is why I've named this whole thing a Club rather than a course. There will be awesome featured included so you can interact with your classmates and support each other.
You do NOT need any previous skills in sewing to join. But, you can totally join if you already have some skills and you would love to develop your skills with like-minded ladies (and gents are welcome, too).
You do need access to a sewing machine. See how I said "access" instead of "own". If you don't own a machine of your own, maybe there's someone in your circle who does. Ask around. I bet there's someone who has a machine they could lend you, or have you use for a couple hours now and again. It doesn't need to be anything fancy - you can start with a one-stitch 100-year-old Singer if that's what you have (like I did more than 10 years ago).
You do NOT need a lot of free time to do the course work. All foreseeable monthly courses take about 1-2 hours a week to complete.
I will always try to keep the resource list to a minimum and outline the best and most affordable places to get your materials.
We will be stitching up one garment each month and adding skills as we go. This way, in 6 months, you'll have a mini self-stitched wardrobe. How cool, right?
If a long-term commitment sounds intimidating, you can also test-drive the courses separately, as they come out.
If you would be interested in getting more info on the club, join the mailing list below! I will send out news about up-coming classes and early bird specials to the mailing list. So, if you don't want to miss out, sign-up below! Also, you will receive a free 15-page Start Sewing Guide to get started even before classes begin.