Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Latest Project is Ready for Display

I finished my Martha Pullen Precious Girls Serger Bib tonight and will take it to Austin's Sewing Center tomorrow for display.  The class I'm teaching on it is scheduled for Dec. 14.  I'll post a photo of it sometime soon.  It turned out so cute!  It's pink/white with a center row of large entredeaux (ladder), two rows of embroidered insertion, then two rows of insertion lace.  The outside rows are in pink bastiste.  A row of gathered edging lace is all around the outside edge.  3/8" ribbon is attached at the neck for the ties.  It's lined and has a layer of cotton batting between.  Sign up for my class and learn to make this pretty little bib for that special new baby girl!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Should Serger Heirloom Sewing Become My Niche?

I have fallen in love with heirloom sewing and now that I've learned to do heirloom on my serger, I'm taking it to a new level.  Since becoming a staff teacher at Austin's Sewing Center in Louisville KY, I have scheduled several beginner classes on heirloom serger sewing.  Two are scheduled in December and three in January.

Serger heirloom sewing is a very easy way to accomplish a beautifully finished project as the serger "rolls and whips" the seam allowances all in one step!  Yes, you can work heirloom sewing techniques on a serger with confidence and accuracy, saving time and effort, with a lovely result.

As a Martha Pullen Licensed Serger Instructor, I am looking forward to sharing my serger and heirloom skills with the eager sewing student who is looking for more creativity in his or her sewing endeavors.