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More tips for teaching newbie stitchers

Create a Look-Book or Project Inspiration Notebook Student engagement in the sewing process is higher when they have a say in the project(s) they are making. Scour your sewing, quilting, and home magazines for beginner friendly  sewing projects. ‘Tween and teen magazines are also another source for project inspiration.  Clip the pages that interest you and… Continue reading More tips for teaching newbie stitchers

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Tips for teaching newbie stitchers

Best advice:  take your time and keep it simple!  Let students watch you sew on a project for a few minutes at the beginning of class. Before taking that first stitch, introduce students to the parts of the sewing machine. Have them label the parts on a separate handout to keep in a sewing folder for… Continue reading Tips for teaching newbie stitchers

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  Come Stitch With Me, LLC is expanding its retail offerings! Soon, you will see specialty sewing items for sale in my Etsy shop. Only those items that I absolutely, positively use and love will be offered for sale (and very few of said items are available at the big box stores!). Calling all stitchers! It’s time… Continue reading Shopportunity


Change is the only constant

Last night, I attended a lecture given by Meg Cox, a former WSJ reporter, who now writes about quilting for various publications.  Her talk covered the recent consolidation within the sewing and quilting industry.  The old guard is now retiring and closing/selling those businesses (think HandiQuilter, Fons & Porter, City Quilter, and NQA as examples).… Continue reading Change is the only constant