Posts by Chris Dahl

Sewing Workshops are back!

It’s that time of year again. The time when we start thinking about making our holiday gifts. Here at Sewing 4 Fun we are all about handmade gifts and sew much more. Last year we offered several workshops dedicated to teaching adults and children how to make several fast and fun sewing projects which are perfect for…

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Best Sewing Machine Buying Guide – Consumer Reports

Looking to purchase a sewing machine but don’t know where to start? As a sewing teacher this is one question I get asked a lot! There is no one size fits all, or one machine for every persons needs. Here are a few things to consider: Knowing your budget – today you can spend less…

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St. Laurence Church Market Festival

SEWING 4 FUN – IN THE COMMUNITY I will be attending the St. Laurence Church Market Festival, located in Elgin IL on October 14, 2017 as a vendor. Doors open from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, admission is FREE. Food, music, children’s activities, raffles, games & more! Help support local business, services and organizations from…

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Which cotton fabric is best for my project?

Cotton fabrics are a favorite of both the quilter and the general sewer. When I have a new student to sewing, I often suggest they start with a project that works with cotton fabrics. Why? Because it is one of the easiest to work with. It is a stable fabric, meaning minimal stretch making it…

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Get Crafty with these fun projects

 Image by:  Igor Ovsyannykov Get Crafty with Sewing & Try These Fun Projects! Whether you want to fashion a fresh new garment to express your personal style or you are looking to update something you already own, sewing presents endless opportunities to let your creativity flow. With any amount of sewing know-how, you can create…

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Sewing Summer camps 2017

Summer Sewing Camps Kids Ages 6-13 Looking for something unique for your child to do this summer? How about learning to sew………. Sewing summer camps offered through 3 locations: Elgin Community College South Elgin Parks & Rec Sewing 4 Fun Studio – Elgin IL Each camps is 12 hours, held Monday – Thursday. We have sessions…

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How to measure yourself

Learning to sew clothing requires body measurements. Some of them are a little difficult to do on your own…or are they? Check out this video which shows you that it is entirely possible to get all the right measurements without a sewing buddy. No more excuses ladies! Get the right measurements so that you can…

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Back to School special on sewing lessons

These specials have expired as of 10/1/2016 BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL!! All new students who register and pay for their first (2) Kids Basic Sewing classes will get their workbook free –  that’s $38.00 savings!! Must enter promo code:FREE_workbook0809  New lower price for adult lessons ($30 per 2 hour class instead of $40)& additional dates…

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Sewing 4 Fun at Riverfest 2016

Sewing 4 Fun will have a booth at the South Elgin Riverfest 2016. Date for the Craft & Small Business Expo is  August 13 & 14 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. If you plan on going to this event please be sure to stop by and say hello especially if you are already a…

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New Sewing Studio in Elgin IL

We are moving!! It is no longer a rumor it is happening in just a few short weeks! The new studio will be located at 1004 South McLean Blvd., in Elgin IL 60123. Our Grand Opening is planned for April 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The highlight of our grand opening will be…

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