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.

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

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

Here is Kathy’s schedule

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You’ll love Kathy’s “it’s a process” attitude towards fashion sewing as she abandons outdated methods in favor of her own foolproof, tried and true techniques.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

DCU Center
April 16,17,18 2015
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608
508-755-6800
www.dcucenter.com

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

Here is Kathy’s schedule

The Sheath Dress and Upper Body Fit

Thursday 4/16/2015 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 4/16/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 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!

Serger 911

Friday 4/17/2015 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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.

It’s Sew Easy: Sewing With Knits

Friday 4/17/2015 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

You’ll love how easy it is to “body fit” your fabric and sew with knits – even if you’ve sewknits 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! Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

Pants for YOU: Personal Fit and Styling

Friday 4/17/2015 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 4/18/2015 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.

Fast Ways To Sew Better

Saturday 4/18/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 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!

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

Exhibit Hall Hours
Friday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

All classes FREE!!!!    Here is Kathy’s schedule

It’s Sew Easy: Sewing with Knits Room 105 – Fri 9:30
You’ll love how easy it is to “body fit” your fabric and sew with knits, even if you’ve never sewn knits before! Learn about pattern sizing, how to handle different stretch factors, plus marking, cutting, seaming and setting in sleeves. Learn to strengthen and stabilize seams and hemlines, and control the shape of corners.

Pant Construction Kathy’s Way Room 105 – Fri 10:30
Kathy shows options for three styles of waist finishes, three kinds of pockets, two zippers and more using only a single pant pattern. See how to make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants. Kathy’s ready-to-wear secrets will save you time while giving great results. You’ll love her no nonsense approach to real women’s bodies and clothing needs!

Sewing Secrets to Look Slimmer Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 3:30
Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Get tips to sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and will camouflages any weak points. Kathy models a variety of clothes in styles that will make you look good and feel great. Learn secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. Get all the tools and tips you’ll need to make the creative process fun.

Serger 911 Room 105 – Fri 5:30
Thinking about buying a Serger? Already own one and barely use it? Just want to get more proficient? Join Kathy for this information packed session and get the scoop on how the Serger works from the inside out! Learn about burrs, how width is used to improve stitches and how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to use for each new fabric and thread. Discover a sequential tension formula that works on any model and all thread types and check out how to add a serged pocket to any pattern in just five-minutes.

The Sheath Dress & Upper Body Fit Room 105 – Sat 9:30
This wardrobe staple has never been more in 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 correction along with adding details that make you look slimmer and younger. See fast construction techniques for a fully lined dress with or without sleeves, and discover a super-easy zipper closure.

Sew Jackets Faster Room 105 – Sat 10:30
Kathy, the queen of speed, sews a jacket in as little as three hours. Join her to discover her sewing out of the box approach that will speed up the process for you too! Learn about successful pattern and fabric selection, shortcuts for notched collars, interfacing, underlining, sleeve installation, lining and hems.

Sew What You Want! Room 105 – Sat 1:30
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. When it’s this easy, you really can sew what you want and love what you get!

Sewing Secrets to Look Slimmer Fashion Arts Stage – Sat 3:30
Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Get tips to sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and will camouflages any weak points. Kathy models a variety of clothes in styles that will make you look good and feel great. Learn secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. Get all the tools and tips you’ll need to make the creative process fun.

ETA SEW EXPO Washington DC
go to ttp://etasewexpo.com for details

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Education of The Textile Arts – Washington DC

Friday May 1st through
Sunday May 3rd, 2015.

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

Location:
Hyatt Place Sheraton
13711 Sayward Boulevard
Herndon, VA 20171
571-643-0905

Go to www.etasewexpo.com/ETA_washington_dc

Here is Kathy’s schedule
Serger 911 “Hands On”
Friday May 1st
10 am – 1:30 pm
$49. Kit Fee $15

Kathy Ruddy, the creator of 5 Serger videos, will teach how to love your Serger. Learn easy thread
changing techniques. Learn what width and length is on your Serger and how to use them to fine
tune your stitch patterns. Learn about differential feed and Lycra. Begin your class with pre-cut
fabric pieces, and leave with completed samples of each technique for a Serger pocket, corners
and circles, 10 minute tank top and Serger jacket each crafted to teach you how to get the best
from your Serger. This class is appropriate for all levels of sewers.
The Kit: includes: pre-cut fabric samples and thread to use during the class. All you need to bring to class are: Your Serger set for four thread balanced stitching, tested and working for a consistent 8” of balanced stitching sample placed under the needle of your Serger for me to check as youenter the classroom. Also bring a power strip and extension cord. *Note If your machine cannot dothis it has a timing issue, that must be checked and corrected by a repair man before class.

Student Supply List:
a stapler, basic sewing supplies, scissors, and pins.

Make It Today! Wear It Tonight! “Hands On”
Friday May 1st
2:30 pm-6:30 pm
$49. Kit Fee: $25

Learn to draft, fit, and construct a bias-cut skirt any length you choose that can be put together in as little as 45 minutes. It is flirty, swingy, perfect for dancing, and oh-so-flattering. Each student will leave class with a skirt pattern that they adjust to fit themselves and the formula to adjust any future skirt pattern too! You will learn how to cut and sew bias while Kathy demonstrates construction techniques. Learn cutting seaming and hemming bias using a machine hemming technique that is not only fast but used in couture sewing and a waist finish technique that inserts elastic and sews a waist casing, all in one step.
The Kit includes:
Instruction booklet, skirt pattern and a pack of 10 drafting pens in different
colors and a 24”X2” dressmakers drafting ruler.
Student Supply List:
Please bring to class, 3/8” elastic, tape measure, scissors, paper glue stik,
and a ruler 2” X 24” see-through with 1/8”grid. I have this ruler for sale at the class. If you have these, bring a 6” X 24” see thru rulerand an extra-long French Curve Ruler.

 Pants Construction Kathy’s Way Saturday May 2 10-12 pm

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 yoga pants. Kathy’s ready–to-wear secrets will save you time and give you great results You will love this no nonsense approach to real women’s bodies and clothing needs!

It’s Sew Easy: Sewing With Knits Saturday 3:30-4:30 pm

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.

The Sheath Dress and Upper Body Fit – Saturday 5-6 pm

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! - Sunday 10-12 pm
Kit Fee $25 Class Tutorial & Seam Allowance Curve Ruler

Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you alreadyown 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!

Supplies:  Bring a favorite garment or piece with great details to class. There will be time to practice
on your own garment. Bring Paper Scissors, Wax paper and Felt Tip Marker

 Sew Jackets Faster – Sunday 2-3 pm

Kathy, the queen of speed, sews a jacket in as little as 3 hours. Join Kathy as she shares her out of the box approach that will speed up the process for you too! Learn about successful pattern and fabric selection, shortcuts for notched collars, interfacing, underlining, sleeve installation, lining and hems.

 Secrets To Look Slimmer - Sunday 3:30-4:30
Lose ten pounds simply by choosing the right style and fit. Sew a high-end wardrobe that fits, is comfortable and will camouflages any weak points. Watch Kathy model a variety of clothes in styles that will “work” for you too, making you look good and feel great. Learn about the secret techniques that really work, are easy to apply and will inspire you to sew. All the tools and tips you’ll need to make the creative process fun!