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August 2017

Athleisure Sewing

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011 United States
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Love the look, love the feel and ready to make some of your own? This growing wardrobe category started with the yoga pant, and now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces from an experienced fitter who loves to work with knits of all types. Discuss ‘negative ease’ alongside stretch factors and construction techniques, and explore ways to create unique, on-trend styles from a basic pattern, including yoga…

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Serger 911

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011 United States
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All serger owners and prospective Serger owners will love this class! Explore how the Serger operates from the inside out as you learn how width is used to improve stitches, how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to test your stitches for each new fabric and thread you use, a sequential tension formula that works on any model and with all thread types and five-minute Serger pocket that can be added to any pattern. If you have a Serger and…

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Serger 911 Hands on Workshop

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011 United States
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Student Maximum: 20 Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Streamlined Sewing, Experience the Serger, Sewing Efficiencies Supply List: Scissors and stapler Completion Level: Complete samples in class Spend your morning at the Serger and gain a clear understanding of how Sergers work. Learn a sequential tension formula that works with all types of thread on all Sergers, so you’re never stuck. As you stitch, you’ll learn some of Kathy’s most used techniques, including a popular Serger pocket, stitching around circles (where and…

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Copy Cat Sewing

August 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am PDT
Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011 United States
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Explore a series of techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love to wear. Learn Kathy's steps for copying sleeves, darts, seams and gathers, for a whole new wardrobe -- inspired by already favorite looks. You’ll discover how to add facings, seam allowances, hemlines, smooth curves and more, gather tips about choosing the right fabric and how to add commercial details like ruffles, pleats and pockets to make a garment even better.

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Pants Construction Kathy’s Way

August 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011 United States
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Three styles of waist finishes, three kinds of pockets and two zippers? Kathy gives you all these options and more, using a single pants pattern as her base. See how to make your own tummy tuck jeans or yoga pants, using her ready-to-wear sewing secrets to save time and give you great results. You will love this no-nonsense approach to real women's bodies and clothing needs, in this comprehensive pants style-and-construction. Click here for more details

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September 2017

Thurs. Classes at S&Q Expo Schaumburg Il

September 28
Sewing and Quilte Expo – Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173 United States
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Serger 911 - Thursday 8:30 AM-11:30 AM Spend your morning at the serger and gain a clear understanding of how sergers work. Learn a sequential tension formula that works with all types of thread on all sergers, so you’re never stuck. As you stitch, you’ll learn some of Kathy’s most used techniques, including a popular serger pocket, stitching around circles (where and how do you start and stop?) and handling corners. Begin your day with pre-cut fabric pieces and Kathy’s…

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Friday Classes at S&Q Expo – Schaumburg Il

September 29

Athleisure Sewing - Friday 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Love the look, love the feel and ready to make some of your own? This growing wardrobe category started with the yoga pant, and now includes all sorts of clothing appropriate for the gym and beyond. Learn the basics of making these versatile pieces from an experienced fitter who loves to work with knits of all types. Discuss ‘negative ease’ alongside stretch factors and construction techniques, and explore ways to create unique, on-trend…

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Saturday Classes at S&Q Expo – Schaumburg Il

September 30

Copy Cat Sewing Workshop - Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Learn a series of new techniques which enable you to sew clothes just like the ones you already own and love. In this longer-form interactive demonstration, you'll discuss favorite garments of fellow students (maybe yours!), identify the reasons they're so well liked, then decide what to copy and how to do it. Explore Kathy's tried-and-true steps for copying sleeves, darts, seams and gathers, learn to identify grain line, and…

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