Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Another School Year

Here we are again at the beginning of a new school year.  Summer seems to always fly by.  Our summer was filled with lots of travel, family and as always, time for sewing. With that said, we have some fun projects to help your kiddos have a successful school year!

We have two lunch boxes that are sure to make anyone happy. My girls have made both and let me tell you they wash up beautifully! Their food stays cold for them until lunch time and lets just address how adorable they are :)
This first lunch box is a pretty easy project.  Good for any level 1.5 student. They will learn how easy it is to make box corners, how to make a casing and learn to do some machine quilting.

This second lunch box is AMAZING! How cute is that?! This lunch box is full of techniques. Level 2 students will learn how to bind, quilt and sew with Annie's Soft & Stable Foam. (Our latest favorite product!)

We adore this project.  Perfect for keeping your pens and pencils in order in your desk or locker. Zippers always seem to be an intimidating part of any project.  We have a really slick way of installing zippers that will change the way you think about zippers. You will be amazed!

Last but not least, this notebook cover has been a favorite of the sewing girls for years now. This notebook cover fits over a composition notebook.  This makes great teacher gifts or friend gifts.  

I know you don't want to be thinking about this, but Christmas is just around the corner. I have started my Christmas sewing as of today. So, have your girls start thinking about who they can sew a gift for.

Happy Sewing!
                                             Janette & Myra

Simple Stitches Sewing & Knitting School is an on going year round school. Sewing machines are provided for students. No need to have your own machine!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Secret Ingredient....

The secret ingredient to a great home cooked meal is...a fabulous full apron! (Cooking lessons might help too!) Our sewing students are perfecting the art of sewing and making some of the most adorable full aprons. Here are a few the options they can choose for their Level 1 full apron.

The left side apron you can learn how to applique on the 
giant ric rac. A great skill to master! The apron on the right 
you will learn how to make a flounce, 
softening the bottom of the apron. Both are darling!

I'm thinking the best part of our job (besides teaching your darling kids) is fabric shopping! We always love when we come across food fabric. This apron has recipes printed all over the bottom skirt of this apron. Fantastic, right? Some skills that are learned in this project are patch pockets, 
how to put in a waistband and elastic casings. 

I am a sucker for Swiss polka dot fabric and ruffles. This apron combines the two! <3 Ruffles are always a big struggle for most sewist. We have three different ways to make ruffles not such a daunting task. We absolutely love this full apron! When ever a student finishes a full apron, we tell them they can now bake us cookies or brownies. 
Maybe one day it will actually work! ;)

Happy Sewing Friends!
                                         Janette & Myra

Simple Stitches Sewing & Knitting School is an on going year round school. Sewing machines are provided for students. No need to have your own machine!