Sewing Classes & Events

I teach sewing classes in both the virtual and real world. Check out my current listings below and then join me in class! Also below are upcoming conferences and in-person events!

Sew L.A. Workshops:


All classes listed below are taught at Sew L.A. at 3153 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Contact the shop directly at 323-665-7097 to sign up or visit the Sew L.A. calendar to sign up on-line!

January 2015 Workshops:


I am so excited to be teaching my new Marianne Dress pattern in a weekend workshop! Join me for 6 hours on Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday and make yourself a new knit dress! Make either view on either a serger or conventional machine. Your choice!
Saturday, January 17 & 18
11am–6pm on January 17 (with an hour lunch break from 2–3pm)
3–6pm on January 18
Register here at the Sew L.A. website!



The new Sailor Top by the lovely ladies at Fancy Tiger Crafts is a perfect advanced beginner project. Learn gathering, facings, and so much more!
Friday, January 9, 16, & 23
6:30-9:30pm
Register here at the Sew L.A. website!



In this new 3-hour class Construction Basics, I will guide you through the many techniques you will encounter in intermediate projects. We won't make a finished item, rather we will gain loads of skill knowledge and learn an invisible zipper, curves and understitching, bias binding, French seams, and easing.
Saturday, January 31
3–6pm
Register here at the Sew L.A. website!



After learning the machine for the first time, my throw pillow class is a perfect first project! Get your feet wet with straight seams, pivoting, seam finishing, and hemming while you whip up a new envelope throw pillow for your home!
Saturday, January 24
11am–2pm
Register here at the Sew L.A. website!



Want to learn to sew? Or perhaps it's been years since you've really used a machine? Machine Intro is the class to learn for the first time, or refresh your memory, and gain loads of knowledge and confidence to move onto the next project!
Wednesday, January 14
6:30–9:30pm
Sunday, January 18
11am–2pm
(Note: If neither of these times work for you, there are other Machine Intro classes on the Sew L.A. calendar taught by other instructors. These are just the sessions I am teaching!)


Hope to see you in a class!!!

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On-Line Workshops:



Available world-wide, check out my on-line class, The Sassy Librarian Blouse, on Craftsy! The Sassy Librarian Blouse is a 1950's-1960's inspired top, with vintage details that can be mixed and matched to either view 1 or view 2. 

View 1 features a pointed flat collar and short sleeves. Both views have bust darts, release pleats on the front and back for shaping, a boatneck opening, and buttons up the front. 

View 2 features a tab and bow at the neck, sleeveless armholes with contrast band, and pin tucks down the front on either side of the button placket. 

Perfect for the advanced beginner, this class will teach you how to sew a set-in sleeve, bust darts, release pleats, understitching, hemming, buttonholes, and more! Get interaction with me, the instructor, as well as the 7,500+ enrolled students from around the world. I designed this pattern exclusively for Craftsy, so enroll today and get your own Sassy Librarian Blouse! 

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Conferences & Events:

Craftcation Conference 2015



Find me at the 2015 Craftcation Conference and join me to take my sewing classes! Find the line up of classes at their site here and then register today! Hope to see you there!

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Camp Stitchalot 2015



I am so honored and excited to be one of the teachers at the spring 2015 all-garment focused Camp Stitchalot! In addition to me, the other teachers include Alexia Abegg, Rae Hoekstra, and Karen Lapage. Find all about the camp, register to sign up, and more at the page here. Hope to see you there!