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Make a placemat and learn a new Sewing or Quilting Technique

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Placemats- For Beginners and Intermediate sewers. Our placemats will explore many different sewing and quilting techniques. This is a great way to learn binding, strip piecing, use of decorative stitches, free motion quilting, and some placemats will cover the use of your serger. Let’s make some creative mats braid in dayfor each season of the year. The first ½ hour will be used to pick your colors and purchase fabrics. Choose between Braided Mat, Free Motion Mat, Applique mat, Reversible Quilted Mat, Strip Pieced Mat, and Watercolor Mat. Free Pattern for most classes. Take this class again and again to learn a new technique. Fee is $30.00.  See more information on the placemats at this link. To enroll call Hancock at 410-677 3461

Wednesday May 7th 1:30-4:30pm (your choice)
Wednesday May 21st 1:30-4:30pm (Flag serger placemats..Bring your serger)
Wednesday June 25th 1:30-4:30pm (your choice)

easter egg

heart placemat

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The Baltimore Ravens in Polar Fleece at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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ravensjacketAre you a football fan? Our team is the Ravens. Hancock Fabrics carries team polar fleece and prints. Learn to sew Polar Fleece  and make a team jacket in our  all day class at Hancock Fabrics. Make a hat and scarf accessory in a 3 hour class. Learn to Quilt the team fabric to create a matching purse . I have a class for the quilted  fabric purse too.

Learn to sew this great Polar Fleece Jacket for Fall- Buy your fleece , thread, zipper and pattern before class. Kquicksew 3297. Learn to sew a center seperatng zipper, facings and more. This is a great jacket for Fall and Winter. Create one for yo urself or one showing your favorite team Hancock’s has a large variety of fleece to pick from.  Call Hancock at 410 677 3461 to enroll.
All day class from 10-4:30pm $50.00 #3466133
Wednesday November 13th

Polar Fleece accessories- Learn to make a easy fleece hat and scarf. The technique is easy! Great for Beginners. You will need 1/2 yd of polar fleece for the scarf. You will need 1/2 of a yard of fleece for the hat. If you want t 2 tone hat you will need an additional 1/2 of contrast fleece. #3466174 fee is $30.00
Tuesday October 8      1-4:30pm
Sunday October 20th 12:30-4:00pm

Fabric quilted Purse – Choose your favorite color combination for your  fabric quilted purse. ( I can help you purchase the correct fabric  from 9:30am to 10:00am.)
Learn to quilt your own fabric- Purchase 1 yd of purse body fabric to quilt. Also buy 1 yd lining and 1 yd fusible batting ( you can subtitute 1 yd of prequilted faric for lining and batting), 3/4 yd of contrast for handles and trim and matching thread. You will also need an 22″ zipper and one 18″ zipper. Bring your sewing machine, walking foot, open toe foot, rotary cutter and ruler. You will also need a fabric marker or a chalk pencil.  Enrollment fee is $40.00   1 session #3600921 .

Saturday November 16th
10:00- 4:30pm

See you in class! Call 410 677 3461 to enroll at Hancock’s in Salisbury, MD


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Strip pieced Wallet and Purse Class

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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I am really exciteDSCN2202d to introduce my strip pieced quilted purse and wallet class at Hancock Fabrics.  Using the walking foot I sewed 2 1/2″ to 3″ strips to a pre quilted fabric to make the project fast and easy to make.  You can make the bag and wallet  together in one session on Wednesday November 20th from 9:30 till 4:30pm The strips can be shared for both projects. You will need 8 – 1/4 yard pieces of fabric to cut the strips for your purse and wallet ( one strip each project) . The wallet only takes a 1/4 yard piece of pre quilted background fabric and 5/8 yard of binding fabric plus 2 zippers and one snap.

I have written the instructions for the wallet but have not yet had time to assemble the purse. You are looking at the top flap. I used my Singer Futura to monogram the flap for a personalize look and I used some of my decorative stitches to embellish the strips. When I get the whole purse finished I will picture it here along with instructions.

I think I will makstrip wallet600 whitee wallets to give as Christmas gifts this year. They are pretty quick and once I have everything assembled I will be able to complete them quickly. When you look inside the wallet you will find 2 zipper compartments. One area is for folding money and the other is for the change. The wallet also has 2 folded pockets. Both are for credit cards and are very comvient

Make sure you check out the wallet pattern. It is free! Just like a good cook, I do not tell you all my secrets. You will have to take the class for that. Call 410- 677 3461 to enroll.


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Learn to Sew and make a Fabric Purse at the same time!

Monday, May 27th, 2013
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Jenny’s Sewing Studio is offering a fabric purse class in June and July. You can learn to make a fabric purse and learn the basics of sewing. A  Pick from one of 3 new double faced quilted fabrics from Hancock to make your purse quick and easy or learn to quilt your own!

Go shopping at Hancock with the instructor and pick out your lining and outside fabric. You will receive a written pattern in class to follow for any other purse project you wish to make for yourself or as a gift. Learn to drawn off your pattern and cut the shapes out. Finish your seam allowances. We will also cover using the walking foot and inserting a zipper.

The monogram was added using the Singer Futura. Learn more about the Futura in our 2 day Futura seminars.



tote bag

Fabric quilted Purse - Choose your favorite color combination for your  fabric quilted purse.

For fabric purse- Purchase 1 yd of purse body fabric to quilt. Buy 1yd base fabric and lining and fusible batting 3/4 yd of contrast for handles and trim and matching thread. You will also need an 22″ zipper and one 18″ zipper.

I will help you coordinate your purse and quilt your purse project. Bring your sewing machine, walking foot, open toe foot, rotary cutter and ruler. You will also need a fabric marker or a chalk pencil.  Enrollment fee is $40.00  1 session 10:00-4:30
Wednesday June 12th 10:00-4:30pm
Thursday July 25th 10:00-4:30pm

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Learn to Knit and Crochet at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
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pink edgeThis winter Jenny’s Sewing Studio will introduce knitting and Crochet to our Hancock class schedule. I have picked easy projects to introduce you to the skills. You have to try the Red Heart® Boutiqueâ„¢ Rigoletto â„¢ ruffled scarf . You can knit it or crochet the project and both are easy and fast. In one quick lesson you will learn to create this fashion update.

I have created both a crochet and knit Pinterest site and have been collecting some easy patterns for you to try from both Red Heart and Lion yarns.

I hope you will join us at Hancock in January for class.



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Fast and easy sewing projects

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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I am making some fast and easy sewing projects for Christmas. The projects are so easy that a beginners could sew them. If you would like to learn to sew, see me at Hancock fabrics in Salisbury, MD.

 The first is the “Ravens” scarf. My mom agreed to model the items for me to show you. The ravens scarf could be any football team. I purchased 1/2 yard of polar fleece. I folded the fleece in half and sewed the one side seam using 1/4″ seam. If you have a serger you can serge the seam. Next, I put my hand through the created tube and pulled the scarf inside out. Roll the seam so the seam is on one side. Straight the edges on the ends and straight stitch across each end about 5 to 6″ from the short edges. Cut through the fleece about every 1/4″ to the straight stitch across each end to creat the fringe.

My mom also modeled the polar fleece cape for me to show. Last week I gave you the instructions for the cape.  I am going to make a link to the instructions so you can check it out in case you did not read the newsletter. I monogrammed the sleeve for a personal touch. I am making 7 of these and 6 scarves so I will be busy sewing for a while.

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Sewing Classes available at Jenny’s Sewing Studio for Fall and Winter 2012 and 2013

Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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I have just added a brand new sewing class schedule for Jenny’s Sewing Studio in Salisbury, MD. Classes are available at Hancock Fabrics and you can enroll in person or by calling 410 677-3461. My class schedule is also available in a calender view. Check out the class that is available this week or month at a glance.

Brand New classes have been added for our Fall/Winter session.

Beginner basics 1 teaches the very beginner how to use the sewing machine, sew seams, pivot, hand stitch, sew in a zipper, read a pattern, pick fabrics and cut and sew a project all in 3- 2 hour sessions. This class is also available as 1 all day session. View our basic polar fleece vest project. I think it will be a fun item and will fit into everyones wardrobe.

Our Beginner Basics 2 is a beginner class for those who have taken our beginner basic 1 class and understand how to sew a seam and use their sewing machine. We will Use Butterick See and Sew pattern 5702. Please bring the pattern to class and fit the pattern to your bust measurement. We will do any needed alterations and then purchase fabric and sew the jacket in 3-2 hour sessions.

Beginner Basics 3 class is another great beginner choice of projects for you to make. You should your sewing machine and be able to sew a straight seam. Learn to do a lined vest and buttonholes in a 3 session class. Bring McCall’s The 1st class will be a fitting session and purchase your supplies. Be creative with the vest and do a patchwork choice or choose a creative fabric. We will interface the vest and sew the project in the next 2 sessions. Project is great for women and men.

Another creative class I have added to the schedule is “More sewing machine skills!” If you took the Sewing machine basics class and would like to continue learning more about your machine, decorative stitches and additional accessories, this is the class for you.  Learn to use the twin needle, try a hemstitch wing needle and try the cording foot. We will do a smocking sample using decorative stitches and try a puffing strip using the gathering foot. See what your machine will do!

Our “Fabric Quilted Purse” and our “Strip Piece Quilted Purse” class has been combined so you can create either one you choose.  One student this past year created her favorite football team purse in class and has plans to sell them later.

I hope to see you in class soon!






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Sewing Classes at Jenny’s Sewing Studio

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
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Mildred is creating her new Quick Trip quilt at Jenny’s Sewing Studio in Salisbury, MD. Mildred is one of many new sewing students I have had the pleasure to meet this summer.  Here are some new sewing and serger classes I hope to see you attend. Call 410-677-3461 to enroll at Hancock fabrics. Additional class schedule is at this link.

Serger Christmas stockings workshop- You have just learned to use your serger, let’s keep on going and practice what you learned in serger class. We will create stocking fabric in class using decorative serger techniques.  Make a Seminole pieced stocking using flat lock and embroidery thread on red and green.  3- Hour class. $30.00

Each student will need ½ yard of one Christmas background print and 1/2 yd of fusible fleece or single faced quilted fabric for the body of the stocking and lining. You will need to purchase and coordinate 5 different Christmas prints ¼ yd each.  You will need either 2 red or 2 green serger thread cones. Bring one spool of machine embroidery thread to match the red or green.

Wednesday September 12 1:30-4:30
Sunday December 2 1:00-4pm
My mom is hiding behind this new “Braid in a Day” quilt.
This quilt is so easy to make. You will get a great start on how to create this one of a kind design in our next class.
“Braid in a Day” is a brand new Quilt in a Day quilt pattern. Let’s try it! One jelly roll will create the braids of the quilt or we can send some time at the beginning of the class picking your colors. you will need 9- 1/4yds of fabric plus 1/2yd of lattice, 3/4 yds in other lattice,1 1/2 yds for border and binding and 1 3/8 yds of pre-quilted fabric for back. 1 all day class, $50.00 class fee, fabrics extra. Patterns will be available for purchase from Jenny. You will need a rotarty cutter, a ruler and a washable fabric marker.
Saturday October 13th 10:00 till 4:30
Saturday December 15th 10:00 till 4:30pm


Strip Piecing Purse project- Choose your favorite color combination like black and white, patriotic, fall or Holiday theme for your strip pieced purse. Purchase at least 6 or more ¼ yard fabrics to use in strip piecing your purse.  You will need one yard of double faced base pre quilted fabric for the purse base and pockets and purse handle.
I will help you coordinate your purse and quilt your purse project. Bring your sewing machine, walking foot, open toe foot, rotary cutter and ruler. You will also need a fabric marker or a chalk pencil.  Jenny will make the magnetic snap available. $40.00    1 session 10:00-4:00

Wednesday September 5th 10:00-4:30pm
Wednesday October 24th 10:00-4:30pm


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