Adult sewing classes

How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial – Melly Sews

Written plus video tutorial shows you how to sew a zipper pouch – great practice for zippers and fun and quick gifts to make Source: How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial – Melly Sews   The 15 minute zipper pouch Looking for a quick gift for someone? Making them a lined zipper pouch is…

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The Next Textile Makerspace could be located in Elgin, IL

Maker spaces are popping up all over the country. I am attracted to this concept like a bee to a flower. There are so many things to explore in a makerspace that a creative person would never get bored. Not familiar with Makerspace? In simple terms, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine  equipment, community,…

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Support Small Business

Support small businesses in your community and help someone keep their dream alive. Just imagine what the world would like without small businesses like hair or nail salons, gift shops, cleaners, coffee shops, privately owned restaurants, delis, and yes arts and crafts shops that offer knitting, painting and sewing or quilting lessons! Don’t get me…

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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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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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Adult Sewing Classes at Carol Stream Park District

January of 2015 I ran the first adult sewing class at Carol Stream Park District in Illinois.  So far the ladies are loving the process of learning how to use their sewing machines. The project this month (decided by the  ladies) is making pajama pants. This adult sewing class is designed to help beginners learn how…

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Life lessons lead to business ideas

The past year has been an incredible year of challenges both for me personally and for my business. Like any new business I have experienced some growing pains. Growing pains in a good way!! New students, new programs, and new opportunities means that my business is heading in the right direction. Those of you who…

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Sewing 4 Fun Calendar of events

Did you know there is a calendar on the website? This calendar is a very useful tool for all those who are interested in taking sewing classes. It is updated monthly, therefore if you want to stay up to date, you should check in regularly to see what’s new. Here is what you can find…

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Does your child know how to sew?

Does your child (or you for that matter) know how to sew? I am not talking about high end fashion design sewing, I am talking about basic sewing skills. Skills I believe everyone should learn no matter what age your are. Learning how to sew isn’t hard, it just takes a little time, the willingness…

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Childs plain shirt turned favorite shirt

How do you take a child’s plain shirt and turn it into their favorite shirt? The answer is simple………add a garden!! Take some scraps of yarn and using a zigzag stitch couch them down. Bend a few of them for interest as if they were blowing in the wind. Next cut out flowers and leaves…

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