The Sewing Society is adding Fall Classes

Class is in session! The Sewing Society Fall Sewing classes are rolling out. Beginning sewing, Understanding patterns, Skirt making and Tote bags are all on tap for this fall. Click the link below for a full list. An introduction to Beginning Sewing Sunday, Aug 18, 2013, 2:00 PM Round House Theatre Education Center925 Wayne AvenueContinue reading “The Sewing Society is adding Fall Classes”

PhD (Projects Half Done) Class and Fabric Swap with The Sewing Society

This weekend the Sewing Society met for our second PhD class and Fabric Swap at the Roundhouse Theater Education Center in Silver Spring.  Every quarter The Sewing Society hosts a class where members can bring in their sewing projects in and get help with completing them. There is nothing worse than UFO’s Un-Finished Objects! LOL!!Continue reading “PhD (Projects Half Done) Class and Fabric Swap with The Sewing Society”

Recapping Basic Sewing Class Part 2

Once again I had the pleasure of teaching a group of novice seamstresses for a basic sewing class. Most of the students participated in our Beginning class two weeks ago and this week we took things a step further. We began with a review of parts of the sewing machine. Then moved into  instruction onContinue reading “Recapping Basic Sewing Class Part 2”

Finally finished Jean Bag project…..Whew!

As a sewing instructor the goal is to actually make the project before teaching the class. This doesn’t always happen. As of late I have been completing the projects by the day before. But this time I’m “on fire”. Here we are over two weeks out from “Jean Tote -Bag Making Class” and I’ve already completed oneContinue reading “Finally finished Jean Bag project…..Whew!”

Basic Sewing Class Recap

One of my favorite things to do when it comes to the wonderful world of sewing is to teach beginning sewing classes. Those who have never sewn or who have little to no experience have the mind of a sponge just ready to soak up everything. They are open to new ideas and willing toContinue reading “Basic Sewing Class Recap”

Sip & Stitch with DC Threads Recap

Last Friday night I was excited to attend an event at DC Threads in Adams Morgan. My friends and fellow lovers of all things creative, Allison Lince-Bentley and Laura Lee hosted  women business owners who discussed the challenges and rewards of starting your own business. What and inspiring and enlightening discussion about how Crafty Entrepreneurs turned theirContinue reading “Sip & Stitch with DC Threads Recap”

Zip and go Makeup Bags” – Who knew??

It’s always so funny to me when class doesn’t exactly turn out as you planned. A couple weeks ago we have a little mishap with the room then this week we are making these zip and go bags when half way through the project half the class decided they didn’t want a strap after all. InsteadContinue reading “Zip and go Makeup Bags” – Who knew??”

Skirt making class #2 with Silver Spring Sewing Society

You’ll notice from the photos we held class in a different room last week.  Unfortunately there was little snafu with the room reservation and we were forced to move next door just as we were about to begin class. Fortunately the students took it all in stride and even though is was a little crampedContinue reading “Skirt making class #2 with Silver Spring Sewing Society”

Upcoming Sewing Classes and Thrifting, Society Style

We’re excited to announce a few upcoming sewing classes with Silver Spring Sewing Society. On March 4th we will begin moving into a more challenging bag project. This across the body bag is very convenient for running to the grocery store, hiking or to downsize a larger purse or bag. It will carry the basic essentials youContinue reading “Upcoming Sewing Classes and Thrifting, Society Style”

Showered with Birthday gifts from the the Sewing Society!

On Monday evening during our One Year Anniversary of Silver Spring Sewing Society I was pleasantly surprised by the members with birthday gifts that I just absolutely adore. When you see them you will understand how each gift was so perfectly fitting for me. Thank you to Ann, Xtine and Kanisa for your thoughtfulness andContinue reading “Showered with Birthday gifts from the the Sewing Society!”

Silver Spring Sewing Sister’s has a new name

You have noticed by now that we have changed the name of our sewing group.  In 2011 we were known as  Silver Spring Sewing Sisters. In 2012 we are now known as SILVER SPRING SEWING SOCIETY. Over the course of the year many more men have become interested in our sewing group and we haveContinue reading “Silver Spring Sewing Sister’s has a new name”

One year Anniversary of Silver Spring Sewing Society

I can honestly say that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the members of Silver Spring Sewing Society (SSSS) for my current opinion of the DMV. You see after relocating to this area just three years ago I wanted nothing more than to return home to Chicago. I was the official “Debbie Downer”Continue reading “One year Anniversary of Silver Spring Sewing Society”

Silver Spring Sewing makes Tote Bags

On Sunday afternoon Silver Spring Sewing had our first class of 2012. We made reversible tote bags. This reversible tote bag is the second in a series of 7 tote bags that we will be making over the next 3 months. Each class is designed to help further develop a particular sewing skill. This toteContinue reading “Silver Spring Sewing makes Tote Bags”

Join Silver Spring Sewing Sisters

We invite you to Join Silver Spring Sewing Sisters for the first Sewing Class to kick off 2012. On January 22nd from 1:30-3:30pm at the Wheaton Library SSSS will have Tote Bag Making Class #2. This is the 2nd in a series of 7 tote-bags that we will create over the coming months. We are starting offContinue reading “Join Silver Spring Sewing Sisters”

Sewing Sisters Love Thrifting

What a great way to end 2011 than to go thrifting! On New Years Eve SSSS went thrifting at Georgia Avenue Thrift Store in NW DC. What fun we had. We arrived about 30 minutes before they opened the doors. When I tell you these ladies were armed and ready they really were. They carriedContinue reading “Sewing Sisters Love Thrifting”