Events & Shows

This spring Kathy is offering to measure you at her booth  and send you a knit top and slacks pattern with perfect fit and the style you want.

Sewing & Stitchery Expo
go to http://www.sewexpo.com for details
Puyallup Fair and Events Center
110-9th Ave SW
Puyallup WA 98371
February 26-28 March 1 2015
go to www.sewexpo.com for details

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thursday – 8:30 am – 6 pm
Friday – 8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday – 8:30 am – 6 pm
Sunday – 9:00 am – 4 pm

Here are Kathy’s Classes Go to each shows website for details and to buy tickets:

Sew To Look Slimmer
THU/SAT 8:30AM Showplex Free Stage

The right style and fit can take 10 or more pounds off of the way youlook! Sewing can give you a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable
and camouflages your weak points! Watch Kathy Ruddy as she models and shows you clothes that make you look and feel good. Learn about techniques and tools to make your creative process fun and successful

Pants Construction Kathy’s Way!
Thursday Feb. 26 1:30 Expo Runway Pavilion
Friday Feb. 27 1:30 Rm D Showplex

Three styles of waist finish, three kinds of pockets,two zippers? Kathy Ruddy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern.
Make your own tummy-tuck jeans or yoked yoga pants.Kathy’s ready-to-wear secrets will save you time and give you great results. You’ll love
this no-nonsense approach to real women’s bodies and clothing needs.

Sew What You Want!
FRI Feb 27 8:30 – 10:00 AM
ROOM F, SHOWPLEX

Learn a series of new techniques so you can sew
clothes just like the ones you already own and
love. Choose your garment, draft the pattern,
learn to add facings, seam allowances, hemlines,
smooth curves and more. Gather tips about
choosing the right fabric and how to add commercial details to make a garment interesting, like ruffles, pleats and pockets. The easy way to sew
what you want and love what you get.

It’s So Easy to Sew with Knits: Maxi Dress
Friday Feb 27 4:30PM ROOM C, SHOWPLEX

Learn how easy it is to turn your favorite tank
top pattern into a Maxi Dress with easy design
changes to make you look your best! Once you
know the tricks you will love how easy it is to
fit and sew with knits. Learn pattern sizing to
handle the different stretch factors, cutting, marking, seaming, stabilizing seams, controlling corners, setting in sleeves, strengthening pressure
points and hemline.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details

The Lakeland Center
701 West Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815
March 5-7 2015

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Here is Kathy’s schedule Go to each shows web site for details and to sign up for classes.

The Sheath Dress and Upper Body Fit

Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

This wardrobe staple has never been more on trend. Explore pattern selection and ways to camouflage what you like least about your figure. Kathy’s approach to upper body fit includes armhole, sleeve, bust and shoulder angle corrections, and adding details that make you look younger and slimmer. See fast construction techniques for a fully lined dress with or without sleeves, and discover a super-easy zipper closure.

Sew What You Want!

Thursday, March 05, 2015 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. See how to choose your garment, draft the pattern, learn to add facings, seam allowances, hemlines, smooth curves and more. Gather tips about choosing the right fabric and how to add commercial details to make a garment interesting, like ruffles, pleats and pockets. The easy way to sew what you want and love what you get!

It’s Sew Easy: Sewing With Knits

Friday, March 06, 2015 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

You’ll love how easy it is to “body fit” your fabric and sew with knits – even if you’ve sewn knits before! Learn pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to strengthen and stabilize seam and hemlines, and control the shape of corners. Discover how to make a dress using your favorite knit top pattern as the base; easy design changes will have you looking your very best!

Serger 911

Friday, March 06, 2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Get comfortable with your serger! Control serger tensions with a formula that works on any serger and see factors that affect stitch quality plus some fun projects using a balance stitch.

Pants for YOU: Personal Fit and Styling “Hands On”

Friday, March 06, 2015 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Create the only pant pattern you’ll need for years to come! Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your base pattern. Using a single student, she will demonstrate taking correct measurements. As time allows and using one class member’s chart, see how to apply personal changes to a pants pattern to create a custom fit block. Apply fit changes with Kathy’s guidance, then practice how to use your pattern block to restyle the leg to follow current trends.

Jackets: Shortcuts to Classic Tailoring

Saturday, March 07, 2015 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

A well-shaped jacket using the proper interfacing or underlining can make droopy shoulders look more square and oversized arms, bust and hips look smaller. Learn shortcuts for notched collars, interfacing, underlining, shoulder shaping, sleeve installation, lining and hemming.

Fast Accurate Ways to Sew Darts, Zippers and Pockets

Saturday, March 07, 2015 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Kathy’s streamlined construction methods are amazing! You’ll love her easy way to handle zippers, and pockets that are versatile and work on all fabrics, even wiggly ones. The secret? A dart, the necessary tool for making one dimensional fabric fit your three dimensional curves. Learn how to add, move and sew darts. You will like sewing more than ever!

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Events
Gwinnett Center Atlanta, GA (Duluth)
March 12, 13 & 14 2015

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Here is Kathy’s schedule Go to each shows web site for details and to sign up for classes.

The Sheath Dress and Upper Body Fit

Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

This wardrobe staple has never been more on trend. Explore pattern selection and ways to camouflage what you like least about your figure. Kathy’s approach to upper body fit includes armhole, sleeve, bust and shoulder angle corrections, and adding details that make you look younger and slimmer. See fast construction techniques for a fully lined dress with or without sleeves, and discover a super-easy zipper closure.

Sew What You Want!

Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:30PM-3:30 PM

Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. See how to choose your garment, draft the pattern, learn to add facings, seam allowances, hemlines, smooth curves and more. Gather tips about choosing the right fabric and how to add commercial details to make a garment interesting, like ruffles, pleats and pockets. The easy way to sew what you want and love what you get!

It’s Sew Easy: Sewing With Knits

Friday, March 13, 2015 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

You’ll love how easy it is to “body fit” your fabric and sew with knits – even if you’ve sewn knits before! Learn pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to strengthen and stabilize seam and hemlines, and control the shape of corners. Discover how to make a dress using your favorite knit top pattern as the base; easy design changes will have you looking your very best!

Serger 911

Friday, March 13, 2015 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Get comfortable with your serger! Control serger tensions with a formula that works on any serger and see factors that affect stitch quality plus some fun projects using a balance stitch.

Pants for YOU: Personal Fit and Styling “Hands On”

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Create the only pant pattern you’ll need for years to come! Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your base pattern. Using a single student, she will demonstrate taking correct measurements. As time allows and using one class member’s chart, see how to apply personal changes to a pants pattern to create a custom fit block. Apply fit changes with Kathy’s guidance, then practice how to use your pattern block to restyle the leg to follow current trends.

Fearless Jackets

Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

A well-shaped jacket, using the proper interfacing or underlining, can improve the look of droopy shoulders and help large arms, bust or hips look more proportionate. Learn about successful pattern and fabric selection, shortcuts for notched collars, interfacing, underlining, shoulder shaping, sleeve installation, lining and hems. Jackets: Shortcuts to Classic Tailoring
    
Fast Ways To Sew Better

Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

You’ll love Kathy’s “it’s a process” attitude towards fashion sewing as she abandons outdated methods in favor of her own foolproof, tried and true techniques. Improve the look of your garments using modern approaches, including using fusibles for collars, achieving smooth corners, bulk-less joins and elastic applications for her famous “expandable” waistlines. Get perfect bound buttonholes, welt pockets and other finicky details right the first time, and learn techniques you can count on. Bonus: Learn about Kathy’s favorite sewing tools to make everything

 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details
Cleveland, OH
I-X Center
6200 Riverside Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44135
March  26, 27 & 28, 2015

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm

The Sheath Dress and Upper Body Fit

Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

This wardrobe staple has never been more on trend. Explore pattern selection and ways to camouflage what you like least about your figure. Kathy’s approach to upper body fit includes armhole, sleeve, bust and shoulder angle corrections, and adding details that make you look younger and slimmer. See fast construction techniques for a fully lined dress with or without sleeves, and discover a super-easy zipper closure.

Fast Ways To Sew Better

Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

You’ll love Kathy’s “it’s a process” attitude towards fashion sewing as she abandons outdated methods in favor of her own foolproof, tried and true techniques. Improve the look of your garments using modern approaches, including using fusibles for collars, achieving smooth corners, bulk-less joins and elastic applications for her famous “expandable” waistlines. Get perfect bound buttonholes, welt pockets and other finicky details right the first time, and learn techniques you can count on. Bonus: Learn about Kathy’s favorite sewing tools to make everything easier! Sew What You Want!

Pants for YOU: Personal Fit and Styling “Hands On”

Friday, March 27, 2015 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Create the only pant pattern you’ll need for years to come! Measurements and visual keys are the foundation for creating your own custom pants pattern. Each member of the class will receive a visual fit chart on which Kathy will analyze and record the changes you’ll be making to your base pattern. Using a single student, she will demonstrate taking correct measurements. As time allows and using one class member’s chart, see how to apply personal changes to a pants pattern to create a custom fit block. Apply fit changes with Kathy’s guidance, then practice how to use your pattern block to restyle the leg to follow current trends.

Serger 911

Friday, March 27, 2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Get comfortable with your serger! Control serger tensions with a formula that works on any serger and see factors that affect stitch quality plus some fun projects using a balance stitch.

Fearless Jackets

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

A well-shaped jacket, using the proper interfacing or underlining, can improve the look of droopy shoulders and help large arms, bust or hips look more proportionate. Learn about successful pattern and fabric selection, shortcuts for notched collars, interfacing, underlining, shoulder shaping, sleeve installation, lining and hems.

Sew What You Want!
Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00PM-3:00 PM

Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. See how to choose your garment, draft the pattern, learn to add facings, seam allowances, hemlines, smooth curves and more. Gather tips about choosing the right fabric and how to add commercial details to make a garment interesting, like ruffles, pleats and pockets. The easy way to sew what you want and love what you get!

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details

Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-303-4100
April 9,10,11
Class Descriptions will be listed approximately 10 weeks prior to the Expo.

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
go to www.asewingexpo.com for details

Worcester MA
DCU Center
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608

April 16, 17, 18 2015
Class Descriptions will be listed approximately 10 weeks prior to the Expo.

Creative Festival
go to www.csnf.com for details

Toronto On Canada
International Center Halls 1&2
6900 Airport Rd
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

April 24-25 2015 All classes FREE

ETA SEW EXPO Washington DC
go to ttp://etasewexpo.com for details
May 2-4 2014

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Schedule to follow