Original Sewing & Quilt Expos for fall

In Fredericksburg...October 1-3, 2015, there will be 2 booths (20’ x 10’) full of beautiful fabrics from Europe and Japan…plus buttons, Cutting Line Design patterns, DVD’s including all 7 Industry Insider Techniques, Quick-to-Sew Pants, The Versatile Jacket, and The Blouse Perfected.


Learn the Ropes

Why do some sewing techniques yield perfect results, but others result in that “loving hands at home” look? Louise’s methods are not couture or complicated tailoring either. She refers to them as “precision sewing”. Learn about pockets placed using a single dot, sleeves set in without any gathering, edge stitching, topstitching and mastering the art of grading and clipping along

seams and around curves. She’s just finished Volume 8 of Industry Insider Techniques, and is ready to share real sewing solutions and practical advice from the entire series.

Style Q & A

Start with placing yourself in the correct pattern size; update your personal style. Keep your ‘half’ measurements at your fingertips; learn which proportions work best for pants, skirts, and sleeves and you. What’s your most flattering neckline? Pick up the best placement for buttonholes and solutions for garments not fitting along the shoulder line and sleeve cap. In the end, you’ll see how small adjustments on your patterns will make you look like a ‘class act’…and with a few fitting issues solved on the pattern, garment sewing is FUN.

Searching for a Pant That’s Always On The Cutting Edge

With 5 pant styles in her pattern line, Louise provides many options from which to choose. Discover how to make the various designs fit your own shape and size, from the updated One Seam® Pants pattern, to the latest slim leg style. See how, by using Louise’s easy chart for hip circumference and depth of crotch, your fit can be completed in 20 minutes. Learn to add pockets, even without side seams, and optional waistline darts for a trimmer fit.


Teaching around the country for Summer & Fall 2015:


I'll be at Janie's Sewing Corner  in Cleveland the weekend of  October 17th. More information to follow


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