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October 2020

So Fun to Sew Drapey – Online with OSQE

October 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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We are pleased to continue collaborating with the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo to present a series of online classes with Rae Cumbie! In So Fun to Sew Drapey, you'll learn about adding soft, fashionable garments to your wardrobe while expanding your sewing knowledge. Spend some time with Rae as she opens her trunk full of garments and learn how to identify various types of drapey, woven and knit fabrics. Be inspired to begin with small projects and work your…

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November 2020

Simple to Simply Amazing – Online with OSQE

November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online Event

We are pleased to continue collaborating with the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo to present a series of online classes with Rae Cumbie! In Simple to Simply Amazing Rae talks about simplifying your wardrobe construction by starting with a few basic patterns that suit your personal curves and sense of style. Basic does not mean boring and if you think about it, knowing how each garment fits and is constructed takes a lot of the unknowns out of the process. By…

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Mix Up the Perfect Fabric Cocktail – Online with OSQE

November 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online Event

We are pleased to continue collaborating with the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo to present a series of online classes with Rae Cumbie! In Mix Up the Perfect Fabric Cocktail, Rae will talk about layering together the ideal combination of fabric, interfacing, underlining and lining to create your garment's perfect fabric cocktail. The result will be beautiful, well supported garments that will keep their shape for years of wear. Rae will explain when, why and where to use a particular…

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December 2020

Luscious Rayon Tabula Rasa Retreat

December 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Online Event

Join Fit for Art Patterns, SewBatik and Original Sewing & Quilt Expo for a weekend of sewing.  Our 2-day online 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 kimono style Tabula Rasa Jacket in beautiful Sew Batik Rayon.  The required kit is offered in 4 color ways, with needed interfacing and an option that includes the pattern if…

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Innovative Piecing Techniques for Quilted Jackets

December 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Event

Take a close look at several innovative quilting techniques that are perfect for making successful quilted jackets. This demonstration and trunk show will examine sashing, foundation piecing, strip piecing, raw edge collage, and more in relation to the design and construction of 2- and 3-layer quilted jackets. Rae will demonstrate innovative piecing techniques, audition fabric groupings, and share examples of finished garments. Rae will also bust the myth that pieced jackets can only be done with quilters cottons, showing how…

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January 2021

Mix Up The Perfect Fabric Cocktail

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Layer together the ideal combination of fabric, interfacing, underlining and lining to create your garment's perfect fabric cocktail. The result will be beautiful, well supported garments that will keep their shape for years of wear. Rae will explain when, why and where to use a particular interfacing, underlining or lining. A trunk show of everyday and special occasion garments will highlight, classical and adventurous fabric cocktails that will move your sewing to new heights. Follow along with the sample kit…

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February 2021

What Fabrics Make the Best Clothes

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Learn how to choose the best fabric for your next garment project. Rae will explain what fabrics work best for a particular garment, how to understand fiber content, which threads and needles work best for the chosen fabric and what machine settings to use. Follow along with the sample kit to consider the nature of a variety of fibers perfect for clothing including their care, hand and opacity.  Be sure to purchase the sample kit from Fit for Art in…

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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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