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February 2021

Sew Distinctive Part 1 and 2

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sew Distinctive Part 1: Transforming Your Stash into Clothes that Fit your Curves and Your Lifestyle WEDNESDAY, 2:00 - 2:45 PM (PST) FRIDAY, 2:00 - 2:45 PM (PST) Fun and functional clothing made by you combines beloved fabric and your favorites styles. This trunk show and demonstration will help you discover the garments just waiting in your fabric collection. Whether you have fine fabrics, vintage linens or cotton scraps, see ways to combine several fabrics into distinctive clothing creations using a few versatile core…

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Square Armhole Magic

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Try a new shape for your DIY jackets and tops. The square armhole design is just what you need to sew creative, comfortable clothing that flatters and fits every figure. In this trunk show, see how easy these woven and knit designs are to fit and construct with their neat shoulder line, side panel options and carefully crafted sleeves. Recently featured in “Threads Magazine,” The Armhole Squared offers endless wardrobe possibilities. Thursday 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. PST and Saturday 4:00…

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Sew Distinctive Part 1 and 2

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sew Distinctive Part 1: Transforming Your Stash into Clothes that Fit your Curves and Your Lifestyle WEDNESDAY, 2:00 - 2:45 PM (PST) FRIDAY, 2:00 - 2:45 PM (PST) Fun and functional clothing made by you combines beloved fabric and your favorites styles. This trunk show and demonstration will help you discover the garments just waiting in your fabric collection. Whether you have fine fabrics, vintage linens or cotton scraps, see ways to combine several fabrics into distinctive clothing creations using a few versatile core…

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Square Armhole Magic

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Try a new shape for your DIY jackets and tops. The square armhole design is just what you need to sew creative, comfortable clothing that flatters and fits every figure. In this trunk show, see how easy these woven and knit designs are to fit and construct with their neat shoulder line, side panel options and carefully crafted sleeves. Recently featured in “Threads Magazine,” The Armhole Squared offers endless wardrobe possibilities. Thursday 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. PST and Saturday 4:00…

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March 2021

How Clothing Patterns Work

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Let patterns be your guide to sewing clothing that looks and feels great. Learn how to decipher sizing systems, take body measurements, prepare patterns, why to make a mock-up, how to place the pattern on the fabric, cutting, and marking. Rae will take you on an informative tour of the garment pattern as she explains the different varieties of formats, their symbols and other notations that help you construct with ease. Rae takes the mystery of sewing and replaces it…

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Garment Sewing Basics

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Garment sewing can be very rewarding and allows you to choose your best style and fit. Rae is here to teach you the best practices for sewing clothing before you sit down at the sewing machine. In this series, you have learned how to choose fabric and cut out a pattern, now Rae will cover the importance of following the directions . You will explore successful methods for pinning, sewing, clipping and finishing seams, and the importance of pressing as…

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Garment Openings and Closings

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Getting dressed is so automatic that we take for granted the ease of buttoning or zipping up our favorite clothes. It is essential to include appropriate openings and closings into your custom-made garments and they need to be supported to insure a long and happy life. During this class we will take a look at a variety of zipper options, buttons and buttonholes and other hardware to assure your clothes work well. Advance registration required with the Original Sewing &…

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Nifty Tabula Rasa Knit Tops Retreat

March 27 @ 9:30 am - March 28 @ 5:30 pm
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Join Fit for Art Patterns, SewBatik and Original Sewing & Quilt Expo for a weekend of zoom sewing. Our 2-day retreat will begin Saturday morning and wrap up with show and tell late Sunday afternoon. Both Carrie and Rae will be on hand each day to help you fashion a core Tabula Rasa Knit Tee or Tunic in beautiful SewBatik cotton jersey. The required kit is offered in several configurations and color ways, with needed interfacing and an option that…

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Garment Hems and Finishes (Machine and Handsewn)

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The final finishes on a newly sewn garment are just as important as the first machine stitches. Find out which techniques are best for the garment you are creating and how to match the finish to a garment’s fabrication and style. Bring along some fabric, an iron, needle, and thread to practice some of these important finishing stitches during class. A discussion will focus on acknowledging and honoring your style and comfort preferences in future garments. Advance registration required with…

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April 2021

Sew Successfully Spring Retreat – Date TBA

April 14 - April 18
Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 United States
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Sew Successfully Retreat with Fit for Art Patterns at the Maritime Conference Center

THIS RETREAT IS BEING RESCHEDULED TO A LATER DATE.  Please contact us if you are interested in attending so we can make sure you are notified of the new dates.  Join Rae and Carrie for expert guidance at this sewing retreat for beginner to advanced sewists.  Let us inspire your creativity on a project of your choosing!  Plus, you’ll enjoy the fun of working in a community of fellow sewists in a beautiful space.  We will be available from 9…

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