Thursday, December 8, 2016

How To | Creating a small sewing or serging Meetup


We run a mobile sewing and serging group that meets periodically in public locations such as Hobby Lobby classrooms or JoAnn Fabrics store classrooms. Other places that may have space available  Michael's Craft Stores,  local fabric stores or quilt shops. 


Depending on the size of the store:
Hobby Lobby has classrooms - ours is free - check yours
JoAnn Fabrics stores that have a classroom will let Meetup groups use for free if they have an opening in their class schedule that is not booked for a (paying) party
Getting space to seat 8 works pretty well

The meeting facility provides

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Electric Outlets
  • Decent lighting

Optional - Organizer provides 
Typically, I provide

  • A portable dorm-style Ironing Board
  • Iron
  • Water spray bottle

Users bring

  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Their own sewing notions / supplies, thread, scissors etc.
  • Sewing machine and power cord/pedal
  • Serger and power cord/pedal

Promote your group 

  • Advertise on pull tags at fabric store bulletin boards
  • Facebook sewing/serging groups if you have advance permission from the Group Admin/Owner 
  • Flyers sent to local sewing and quilting guilds in your area

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Penny For Your Thoughts....

The Table of Pennies!

It's all Jen Yates' fault 

 Jen is curator of the EPBOT blog   and  and on Twitter as  @cakewrecks

<----This is her lovely table and she is the one that planted the idea (of making one of my own)  in my head a few years ago!   

This is one of the best tutorials I have ever seen, so I am re-posting the link to it here so you can enjoy it as well.

Speaking of  Pennies and Thoughts...

April's Etsy store PennyAnnDesigns 
is another lovely find!

She creates original card designs in sets for children's birthdays, weddings, thank-you cards... and more. Extremely unique and well done handcraft! Browse at her shop here