This is what my nightstand looks like right now. I've got three books and two ponies. The littles decided to decorate. Haha! The books are: Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross, Lotta Prints and Simple Sewing for Baby both by Lotta Jansdotter. Heather is hosting a sewing workshop in Palm Springs this weekend and I get to go!! Sunshine and sewing? Sounds good to me! DH planned all of it when he read how excited I was on the forum. (ETA: Hmmm I only see a post with the dates listed. I guess I must have been going on and on about it at home. Heather Ross! Sewing! Palm Springs!!)
This trip is giving me a chance to step outside by comfort zone. I can strip piece and I sew a 1/4" seam, but I have very little experience garment sewing. I'm hoping to tackle zippers, buttons and patterns under Heather's watchful eye. Lotta will be teaching us a printing technique. My mind is full of thread, elastic, buttons, and pins. I'm making a supply list and checking it twice.
Please share if you have any advice regarding packing for a sewing class. What is in your basic sewing kit? Thread, scissors, snippers, seam ripper, etc... How to you stow it all? Tupperware? Bag? I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and would love to hear what you do.
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Wow! How exciting! Garment sewing scares me too. I think a couple of years of sewing classes at school was enough to turn me off it for life! I do need to learn how to sew zippers though because our lounges are still without cushions and we really, really need some!ReplyDelete
Oh! And a tupperware type thing sounds good for storing your sewing bits and bobs. :-)ReplyDelete
U just enjoy yourself to pieces girl--get some pics if possible!!ReplyDelete
Have fun you lucky, lucky lady! (I have no advice about what to bring, though.)ReplyDelete
I use a two-sided plastic pencil box for my travel sewing kit - it holds a pair of small, very sharp scissors; a couple of bobbins of thread (usually one black, one white); some pins; some needles; a seam ripper; one of those small measuring guides with a slider in the center; and then there's room left for anything specific I might need, like buttons, snaps, etc. Have fun - sewing in the sunshine sounds awesome!!ReplyDelete
I went to the HR weekend this past weekend and it was great. I packed WAY too much. I'd bring two or three things you might want to work on along with coordinating thread, pins, scissors, etc. You'll have a blast.ReplyDelete
Don't forget the zipper foot fr your sewing machine. It seems basic, but that's the kind of thing I'd forget! I can't wait to see the cuteness you come up with!ReplyDelete
Lucky you ..... that is my dream !!!ReplyDelete
Too bad I'm all the way on the other side of the world :-(
Have fun & send posts & pics
So you have a husband who buys you fabric and sends you off to Heather Ross' sewing classes???!? Great guy! Hope you will have lots of fun. :)ReplyDelete
It sounds indulgent, but I have a separate kit for when I travel, which includes going to classes, or a sew day or a trip like you took with Heather Ross. I like knowing that I don't have to worry about forgetting to pack something. I have a Tupperware box with my scissors, pins, rotary cutter, etc in it.ReplyDelete