Jenny’s Sewing Studio will teach a Designer Handbag Class this summer at Hancock Fabrics. If you have a 5″ X 7″ embroidery hoop machine I invite you to come to our 1 day class. Learn to create the embroidered corners and handle placements and snap tab to make the “Everyday Bag.” We will use both the embroidery and sewing parts of your embroidery machine. Learn to use the special stabilizers and interfacing that are required to create this master piece. You can buy most of your supplies from Hancock or Amazon so you are ready for class. The class fee will include the book of step by step instructions and the CD of video and 28 designs. Class is scheduled for either Saturday August 8th or Wednesday August 12th from 9:30am till 5:00pm. Call 410-677- 3461
Designer Embroidered Handbag Project Class. Using any quilters 100% cotton fabric print or solid, coordinate your own designer look. Using “Designs in Machine Embroidery” pattern and CD on Designer Handbags you will make a unique designer bag in our class. We will create the “Everyday Bag”. Each student will receive a copy of the CD of embroidery and Book worth $49.95. Embroidery fits any hoop at least 5″ X 7″. Students will need to purchase fabrics, inter facings, threads, snaps and stabilizers at Hancock or Amazon before class. If you can not find the items at Hancock please email me at least 2 weeks before class to allow time for me to order supplies. email@example.com Please enroll at least 2 weeks before class so I have enough books and CD’s for all.
Class is $150.00 for one day and includes book and designs. #3600913
You will need to bring:
Blue washable fabric marker, scissor to cut with and scissors to trim embroidery
1 package Create a Strap clover 9502 1″ wide
5 magnetic snaps
1 set of purse feet available with the magnetic snaps
Peltex Ultra-Firm Sew-In Stabilizer- 2 yards
1 roll of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon for handle
Fabric- 1 1/4″ yds for purse body and 1 1/4 yds for lining
2 1/2 yds soft shape interfacing 880F to add body to purse fabric (Press the purse body fabric and then bond the softshape to it before class) Roll the fabric in a tube to bring to class so it does not wrinkle.
1/4 yd- Deco bond for one large hooping of tab design
1/4 yd-Fusible fleece to fit one large hooping for tab
Contrast strap and corners Fabric- 1/2yd
contrast corner and tab fabric 1/2 yd
embroidery thread to match the contrast color of the corner fabric
sewing thread to match bag fabric
Make flawless designer handbags just like Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche!
As promised I am sharing my embroidered wreath. This is a very easy project. The hardest thing was wrapping the tinsel garland around the styro foam wreath. Using my Futura Quintet and my new Singer Studio S10 I loaded several floral designs to embroider with red thread. I hooped 2 layers of sparkle organza and embroidered many of these flowers in my spare time. I cut each flower out and pinned it to the wreath.
It took a lot of flowers. The purple flower design I found on the Singer Studio. I am including a link to a free design I made using auto punch. I am offering Auto punch as one of the 3 programs that will come free with the Studio S10.
I hope you like my new Christmas wreath. Nice thing is I can keep adding things to the wreath using 3-D embroidery.
Here is a free Singer applique design from Jenny’s Sewing Studio. Make sure you save as .format and not_format when you download. Stitch the design as an applique or as a patch. I used a gold base fabric.
Our backyard is full of activity this Spring. The birds are pairing off and we have quite a few couples visiting the feeders. Every day we see the cardinals, the chickadee, the blackbirds, mallard ducks, blue jays, doves, and more. To get in the mood of the bardyard songbirds Amazing Designs has formed a collection for you to enjoy.
The birdsÂ compete for the food with our large squirrel population. I wrote a blog about a year ago on how my dad tried to relocate some of the squirrels. Well this year I bought a suirrel bungee. You load it with ears of corn and the squirrels jump on the cobs to eat. I have not had the squirrels take a ride yet.Â All they are doing is stealing corn from the bottom part of the cob but it is only a matter of time. I keep moving the bungee higher to tease them.
I have some great quilt designs for you to download for free.Â These designs are all in the .xxx format so you will have to reformat them with your embroidery software.Â The collection is too extensive for me to add conversions. Once you take a look at these designs you will love them as much as I do.Â There are 1000’s of quilt block ideas here to combine and built on.
Open up your software and then open the design. Print out a template. You can also open addition designsÂ to combine into the layout. Make sure youÂ “save as” each time you make a new layout so you can make quick layouts. If you design a block that is too big for your hoop you can still make the block by embroidering eachÂ single design using the template for acute positioning.
The” hoop it all” will help you create your quilt block by giving you a larger hooped area. Slide from one embroidery area to another using the hoop it all slide action.
Challenge yourself using the new Singer XL400 or your Singer Quartet. The multi hoop feature is perfect for quilting on the sewing machine. Built your embroidery design and save as. The machine will split the design to multi-hoop. Here is a link on how multi-hooping works. Interested in a Singer XL400 Futura?Â See Jenny’s Sewing Studio!