Dec 30, 2012

How to pick up the Bobbin Thread

HEY! Remember that step you can never remember how to do when threading the machine, picking up the bobbin thread? Yeah, well... I recorded a video today to help you remember. I know the sound isn't good but, It's a free video!! :-)   

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

Dec 29, 2012

Whats Your Profection Level?

Are you new to sewing and trying to make things perfect? The 50% Rule.


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

Dec 26, 2012

Two daily questions...

1. Tell me something you learned (this week).
2. Tell me something good that happened.

1. I learned most of the pressure of having things just so perfect for the holidays are demands I put on myself. I was a bit on strike this year telling those around me I wasn't doing much and if they wanted a celebration they would have to provide it. And they did. Having this knowledge is going to make me not dread the holidays arrival in future years.

2. My kids were more happy this year with me doing very little then they were last year with me running around making things "just so". Isn't that all we want is to make our kids happy? When I sold real estate I would say to people all the time "he who cares less wins" Who knew it worked as far as making yourself happy and enjoying the moments during Christmas. Then I had thoughts this is what the men usually do and the women are the ones making things perfect. It doesn't have to be that way.

These two questions I ask my kids daily because I think everyday we should learn something new and we should always focus on the good instead of the bad. It's the same with sewing so I'll be asking this often about sewing too.



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

Dec 23, 2012

CLASS SALE

L2S is having a SALE on classes while the studio's closed Dec 23-Jan 2.



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

Dec 19, 2012

How to make a Christmas Stocking Video

 Here's a quick free video to help you make a Christmas Stocking. I try to make them fun and not like most of the sewing videos you see online.

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

Dec 17, 2012

ONLINE SALE Dec 23 - Jan 2

Did I mention the sale starts online December 23 and ends Jan 2?

Stop by the sewing cave to take advantage of some deep discounts to 2013 classes. Discounts will be for students who have been attending and new students.

Package Deal of Basic Sewing Classes $140 (exp 90days)

20hrs of sewing class $180 (exp 90days)

10 Advance Sewing Class $240 (exp 6 months)

FREE CLASS WHEN YOU REFER A FRIEND. I've had many students tell me they have friends who want to attend. If you're a student of L2S I'll give you a FREE SEWING CLASS when your friends enrolls to the package deal during the Open House.
 


OPEN HOUSE PARTY!!!!   See you there.....

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

Dec 14, 2012

Sewing Class

Love Sewing!!! It's very relaxing, enjoyable and always rewarding!
 







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

Dec 13, 2012

Open House PARTY ~ SALE on Enrollment


Stop by the sewing cave to take advantage of some deep discounts to 2013 classes. Discounts will be for students who have been attending and new students.

Package Deal of Basic Sewing Classes $140 (exp 90days)

20hrs of sewing class $180 (exp 90days)

10 Advance Sewing Class $220 (exp 6 months)

FREE CLASS WHEN YOU REFER A FRIEND. I've had many students tell me they have friends who want to attend. If you're a student of L2S I'll give you a FREE SEWING CLASS when your friends enrolls to the package deal during the Open House.

Bring your sewing projects by to share. Get sewing ideas to start off the new year.

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

Dec 10, 2012

I LOVE Homemade Gifts!

TK gave me some beer bread batter with some jam and cross stitched sewing machine! YEA!! I can't wait to bake the bread and slather it with jam!


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

Nov 25, 2012

Circle Scarf Tutorital - Makes a great gift!

 A very east sewing project that makes a great gift! You can make this in a few minutes.

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

Nov 12, 2012

Black Friday ~ Small Business Saturday SALE!!!!

Learn 2 Sew is having a HUGE SALE!
BLACK FRIDAY
November 23
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
November 24
 12noon - 4pm both days
 At the sewing studio Only 


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

Nov 2, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Donations

During the month of October we were able to make 50 caps to give as donations. Thank you to my students who helped make them. We're going to continue to keep this project going year round at the sewing cave.

 

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

Oct 19, 2012

Are your pants too short?

Usually nowadays when you buy pants they're too long. Well, I got a great price on these pants but they're too short. An easy fix! Add some trim to the hem.


I had this trim laying around because I save all leftovers just for this reason. It was a little too light in color so I tea dyed it meaning I put the trim in some hot water with a tea bag and let it soak for a few hours. 

When ever you do something like this you always want to sew on the right side of the fabric (not the wrong side). 

I didn't want to see the trim on top of the fabric so I used pins to pins on the right side of the fabric to hold the trim to the wrong side of the pant leg. 

I matched the thread in the bobbin with the trim and used a dark blue thread for the top thread doing through the needle. 

Time to sew! The first stitch was made right below the existing hem thread line pulling the pins out as you go. I put my pins in this way to hold more of the fabric and trim together. Don't pull out your pins before you get to them or the trim will move out of place.
 I made a second stitch line at the bottom of the hem at the fold to keep the edge of the pants and the trim secure. 


This project took 15minutes to do (besides the few hours the trim soaked in the tea dye)

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

Sep 22, 2012

Banner for a Friend

I made this for my friends.  ~ The event is next weekend. You can help give a donation too if you like. Click on the link below. 

HAVE YOUR REGISTERED OFFICIALLY FOR THE SAMARITANS SUICIDE WALK AS PART OF TEAM BRIAN? https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/Samaritans/5K2012/team.do?participationRef=1834.0.803635784

In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 15 minutes, claiming more than 36,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.



If you've been reading my blog for a while you know about Alex. Brian was his brother and didn't take too well that his brother got killed in Iraq. Brian killed himself last year. My friend don't have any more children living with them here on this earth. Sometimes I don't know how they find the strength to go on.. but.. somehow... they do. 

RIP Alex and Brian!

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

Sep 15, 2012

 Can't sew just one!


 Love to wear with a tank under. A ready to wear was used to make the pattern.





Lea's first sewing project at L2S. Really cute shorts!!









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

Aug 21, 2012

BIG CLASS SALE!!!! Save $40

BIG CLASS SALE!!!!  
 
3 hours ONLY!!!     6-9PM      MONDAY SEPT 3    

ONLY AVAILABLE THESE 3hrs AT THE STUDIO!

 
SAVE $40 on the Package Deal of Sewing Classes (expires in 90 days) - 2hr Machine Class, 2hr Cutting Class, 10hrs of Sewing Classes.
YOU PAY $135 CASH ONLY

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

Aug 13, 2012

Open a Sewing School Near You!!!

START YOUR OWN SEWING SCHOOL

If you know how to sew and are good with people sewing could be a form of income for you in these trying times.  Depending how much time you put into your business, you can be very successful if you find yourself unemployed.

People call me from all over the country to ask me about how I opened my sewing school. I also have people call me from all over the country to ask if I know of any sewing classes like mine near them.

There is a great demand from our society to learn the art of sewing.
Many of Learn 2 Sew students drive sometimes over an hour to take my classes.

Are you interested in opening your own sewing school?


I can teach you how to make your business profitable. I have made mistakes that has cost me money. I've figured out how to make teaching sewing very rewarding financially.


If  your interested in starting a sewing school the information I will give you will help you on your way to opening a successful school for very little money invested to be your own boss.


Find out the steps you need to take for success.

What you will learn:
Find your competition
Making a business plan
How to set up your business with the IRS
Getting the money needed to start your business
Finding a location to run your classes
What to teach in your classes for adults and kids
How to advertise your business for free
How to build your business for a successful future
Receive all  forms, applications, waivers and class notes


FACE TO FACE CONSULTATIONS
Would you like more help then just buying the information above and doing everything on your own?
I can come to you spending 5 days helping you set up your business from find your location, setting up your business with your city and making you legal with the government, setting up your website so you can receive online payment and offer easy online enrollment for your students, Show you how I teach my classes and help you decide what you want to teach.


Everything you need to be successful will be offered to you walking you through the baby steps needed to open our business and be successful.


If you're interested in having me come to you for 5 days contact me and we can discuss more how we can make this happen. Fees depend on your location (traveling experiences) and how many days you need to feel comfortable do things on your own.



PHONE CONSULTATIONS
I'm also available to speak to you over the phone for a smaller fee then having me travel to you. Speaking on the phone has it's limits. By traveling to you I can give you the tools you need for many years of success.
Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy

Jul 25, 2012

Letters/Project from a Student

I received a letter in the mail today from a student who took my classes 2yrs ago. She wanted to thank me for helping her make these wonderful costumes. I can teach how to construct but I can't teach people how to be creative. Either you have it or you don't. Romina has it!!!

QUEEN ODETTE

LOVE SHOCKERS
 

  Shinobu
 



 
AIGLE

 IKUO




 
Passing on my knowledge and seeing what they do with it is very rewarding for me!!!! Thank You!!!

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

Jun 3, 2012

The Sewing Cave ~ Photo Post





 Learn 2 Sew

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