Mar 21, 2014

Sewing Class SALE and Discounts

 I have some sales and discounts happening right now!
Take advantage and get your sewing adventure underway....





Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Jan 2, 2014

Great Prices on Sewing Supplies!

You're going to love these prices!
http://www.wawak.com

Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Dec 21, 2013

This and That at the Sewing Cave ~ ONLINE SALE!

Giving Back Sale 5hrs ONLY
December 27, 2013 2pm-7pm

PACKAGE DEAL SEWING CLASSES $145 Cash or Check Only (no charge cards)

NEW STUDENTS! Package Deal Sewing Class will be on sale for only 5hours only at the sewing studio. Stop by the sewing cave between the hours on 2pm and 7pm, pay cash or check and enroll to the Package Deal of Basic Sewing Classes for only $145! Save $65

https://www.learn2sewflorida.com/

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I just learned about this place. Where have I been? Check it out. Great prices.


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It's fun to make your holiday decorations! Merry Christmas.
 

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Thank you Laura for the beautiful gift you made me! I love it!
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I have a student selling this for $30. Its at the sewing cave if you're interested, message me.

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Let me just say, I HATE THIS MACHINE! It has broke down again. I've already had it the shop twice while my brother machine is still working after all these years. NEVER BUY SINGER! They are always breaking down.

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Don't forget I'm selling Gift Certificates!!!
I've had several people the past few days ask if I sell Gift Certificates. YES, I do sell them.

Are you interested in buy a gift certificate?
Steps to buying a gift:
1) Pay for any class or package you want.
2) When asked for the class date put GIFT
3) Give the students name in Special Instructions section.
4) A Gift Certificate will be emailed back to you


Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Dec 8, 2013

Tis the Season to make Stockings

No matter how big or how small. Easy to make!

 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Nov 24, 2013

Keeping up with Whats New at L2S

As you can see I don't blog much anymore. All this social media and there's only so much time in the day. I can remember posting 3-5 times a week on here and now it's maybe once a month. 

No worries though. You can follow along with Learn2Sew on Facebook.
Here's a few of the last post.
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Saturday Sewing Class - everyone hard at work getting high on sewing!
I still have seats available for Wednesday sewing class 930-11:30 and 11:30-1:30. Let me know....
Enjoy your sewing moments ~ Cindy
  
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 Learn 2 Sew Florida
Many of my students come to class because they think they don't know how to do it when really once I start teaching them they do know but just need a little help. Jump in, its great fun. See you in class and don't forget Black Friday sale. ~ Cindy

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I taught 9 people how to use a sewing machine the past couple days. There's one step that always a new student has trouble doing or remembering, so I made a video to help.
Thank you so much to the new students who started this week. I can't want to take you to higher places with more sewing knowledge. See you in class ~ Cindy
#sewingclass #sewingmachine #LearnSewing #sewing
How to pick up your bobbin thread - Learn2SewFlorida.com
www.youtube.com
When threading the machine many of my students can't remember this step so I've made a video to watch over and over again until you do get it! Learn

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 Learn 2 Sew Florida
The best part of teaching sewing is ~ you all wanting to learn for one reason or another.

The rewards come from passing on knowledge and seeing what you do with it. We are all so very different. I'm amazed at what my students can achieve with a little help! What is created makes me do a happy dance.
See you in class ~ Enjoy your moments until then, Cindy

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Learn 2 Sew Florida
Sewing Tip: Fabric is bought on the bolt. 42-45 inches wide and 58-60 inches wide. The length depends on how much yardage you buy. Always buy more fabric then they tell you on the back of the pattern envelope. I've seen too many mistakes. The width goes around our body and the length goes up and down. Wash your fabric to preshrink it before you cut. Nothing worse then to make something to fit, wash it and it doesn't fit anymore.
See you in class ~ Cindy
 
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 SEWING TIP: Tracing Paper, Tracing Wheel. One of the many ways to mark fabric. It comes in different colors so you can see the marking on fabrics. I like using it to mark darts and pleats. It makes it easy for someone new to sewing having a line to follow. You want to mark the wrong side of the fabric for DARTS and the right side of the fabric for PLEATS.
Enjoy your sewing moments, never stop learning ~ Cindy
 
 
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If you're on Facebook hop on over and give me a like to follow up with whats new.
Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Nov 17, 2013

Next BIG SALE on Enrlooment

Black Friday ~ Small Business Saturday
Starts Nov 29 ~ Ends Dec 1
ONLINE ONLY



Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ 
make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Oct 17, 2013

Open House

OPEN HOUSE
October 29 and October 30
10am-1:30pm and 6-8pm
Stop by ~ see the new location ~ enroll to any class
ALL CLASSES ARE ON SALE! sale ends Oct 31



2909 Stirling Road
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312
https://www.learn2sewflorida.com/ 

Until next time, 
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, 
Cindy

Oct 12, 2013

Sewing Classes start again in NOVEMBER!

CLICK HERE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT!

All classes are ON SALE until Oct 31. Save $5 to $60.

Check out the CALENDAR to see what class fits your schedule.

See you at the new sewing cave. Yea!


Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Oct 5, 2013

Relocation Update ~ Classes starting again SOON!

 Let's get this SEWING PARTY STARTED!

I found the place! I think its going to work perfect for you and L2S. 

Approval has been had, the lease needs to be signed and the move begins to start setting up again. It shouldn't take long to accomplish to start our sewing party once more. 

This road has not been easy! A conversation to be had at the new sewing cave... so I'LL SEE YOU SOON! 




Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Sep 15, 2013

Reinventing the business... Making it work!

BASIC SEWING LESSONS IN YOUR HOME

They say find something you like doing and do it for life. When you do and you take your last breath, like all of us must do, you will look back and leave with a smile. If there's one thing I have loved doing since a preteen has been using a sewing machine. I can't ever say I was so angry doing it that I felt the urge to give up. It's always been a blessing bringing many rewards on many levels. For this reason is why I have this business. It's my HIGH!

The first moment I had the idea to do this business (because I needed a job) I've never looked back. It hasn't been easy taking one situation at a time, one class at a time learning what had just happened to help understanding the future and the best way to go about it. How I started off teaching sewing classes 7 years ago is very different how I do them today. 

Confession Time: If your not happy with life make changes. I have to say I have not been happy for months with what was happening with my business. Some things were out of my control. 

I was getting very frustrated which caused me often times to say "WHAT THE..... " I love, love, LOVE the sewing part of the business but when it comes to the business part. I was getting tired spinning the wheel with no rewards, meaning not making much money. 

My landlord wasn't a good business partner wanting a lot in rent and going up each year while making me take care of all the repairs and pay their property taxes. It was a good location for a couple of years but it wasn't so good the past year. And it seemed like I was having more and more problems with people scheduling, rescheduling classes for one reason or another. Thinking I had full classes and one or two people showing up. This effected how much money was being brought in. Not everyone thought my company policy applied to them. 

For months I have been thinking of new ways to run this business. When you're not happy make change. Except I wasn't making the change. I was all talk (thought) and no action so life kicked me in the ass and broke the AC at the sewing cave. When I fixed the problem a few days later two of the front windows popped for no reason at all. Not only was I having problem with the business but struggling with some personal problems. Within 24 hours of the windows breaking I made the decision I wasn't bringing in enough money to keep doing what I was doing so I packed up and moved out stacking the sewing cave belongings in my house.

I don't want to keep doing what I was doing, the way I was running L2S. I want to find a small space to work out of teaching 2-3 people at a time. I need to move all this stuff out of my house! I also need a space to sew and work on my own designs. (Zepbabe Designs - anything and everything Led Zeppelin). I realized I wasn't giving myself time behind the sewing machine to design my own creations. 

Since the decision was made to go into a much smaller space (office with a couple rooms) because having a larger storefront does not make this business money, I'm not going to need all my tables I was using when I taught 6 students at a time. I will be downsizing my sewing cave. More in this in the near future.

If there's one thing I've learned not teaching the past few weeks, the desire for people to learn sewing is in big demand. I've also learned people say they're going to do things all the time but never follow through which means I can't count on people when they say I'm going to see them in class all the time. I want to focus on the people who are very serious about learning to sew. And since I'm only going to do a few students at a time, a few classes a week, my prices are going up. When I do find a location and start giving classes again there will be no refunds, no cancellations and you must pay for the class to reserve a seat before. That was another thing hurting my business, reserving seats without payment because I knew the student well and the seat wasn't used.

WHAT I'M DOING NOW
I'm working on a NEW BUSINESS PLAN for L2S; Private Lessons, Sewing Parties and all day events IN YOUR HOME. I'm still looking for a location to have students come to me. But I did have thought long ago about doing sewing parties and all day/weekend events thinking it would be more of a retirement thing when I could do them a few times a year all over the country.  

Check the WEBSITE to find out about BASIC SEWING LESSONS IN YOUR HOME where you can start learning NOW and not wait for me to find a location. Check the Times AVAILABLE, pay online and start sewing!

As long as I'm sewing LIFE IS GOOD! I'll be giving home sewing lessons until I can find a location where you can come to me. I also want to do sewing retreats where we can take a weekend to learn all kinds of different things. I'm still in the process of writing my book and I'd love to make more sewing videos for you. In between all the above, I love being creative with the sewing machine making ANYTHING LED ZEPPELIN

SO LET'S GET THIS SEWING PARTY STARTED! RESERVE YOUR TIME TODAY!
 
Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy