Monday, May 16, 2011

Going Around in a Circle Skirt

As you know May is our Month of Skirts and we've been having fun teaching people how to make all kinds of skirts.  Patty taught the wrap skirt and Laura taught the Study Hall skirt and both blogged before hand about what you'll learn should you take the class.  

I, on the other hand, made the Circle Skirt: 

If you want to know about the techniques you'll learn in class just go back and visit some of my latest blogs.    For example - did you see my tutorial on making a rolled hem using a rolled foot on your sewing machine?  I did this tutorial after hemming my circle skirt using this technique.  It's honestly not hard, but if you don't have a rolled hemmed foot for your machine we can talk about other ways to hem your skirt during the class.  

Also, did you see my tutorial on how to make bias binding?  No, you won't be making bias binding for your skirt, but there are parts of the skirt that are cut on the bias - which has stretch (and why bias binding works so well for curved seams) and why you won't want to hem the skirt until after you've allowed it to hang for at least 24 hours.   

After completing the Circle Skirt sample I've had customers who weren't able to take the class, purchase one-on-one time with us to have us walk them through their own skirt and we are more than happy to do that for you too!  

Give us a call at the store if you'd like to sign up for the Circle Skirt class on Wednesday, May 18, 6-9p. 612-827-9550.  
If you can't make the class, and think you may need some help, then give us a call to schedule some one-on-one time. 
If you've been sewing for a while and are inspired to make the Circle skirt on your own, then I hope the tutorials have helped. 

No matter the route you take to complete your skirt we hope you'll post a picture of your Circle Skirt on our Flickr site.

A final word on our new hours: 
Monday - Saturday:  11-7p
Sunday: Noon - 5p
Come see us soon! 

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