Creative Sewing

Have you tried needlepoint, cross stitch or possibly counted crossstitch but found that they were not quite what you were looking for? Punch needle embroidery is a different way to decorate fabrics for a variety of projects. From small bags and pouches to larger pieces, it can be a lot of fun and its easy to learn! You can even frame your work as art to decorate your walls!

We’ve located a short introductory video. Take a few minutes and enjoy this clip.

Has this whetted your appetite? Does it look interesting? Would you like to give it a try? We can help you get started! Give us a call at 518-695-4867 and we can set up a time to help you.

We can also provide you with all the tools and materials you need for these projects. 

What could be even more fun? Bring a friend or an entire group of friends!

In fact, consider bringing a friend and taking advantage of our Two-For-The-Price-Of-One special! You and your friend can share the cost of the lesson which, in these tough economic times, can be very helpful. You will also have a sewing buddy so that as you work on your dresses you can compare your efforts, give each other ideas and suggestions and maybe even help each other through some of the more difficult steps. And besides, its whole lot more fun with a friend by your side!

We can help you select the pattern, select the appropriate fabrics, notions, and such for your dresses. At our shop we can plan your next steps, identify key sewing skills to be used and some of the challenges you will face. Then at home, you and your friend can take the knowledge from your lessons and apply that to your dressmaking. At your next lesson we will look at your progress together and help you along to the next step!

In the end you will each have a beautiful prom dress, unique to each of you. No one else at your prom could ever have the same exact dress as the one you make yourself! And, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you made it yourself!

Call us at 518-696-4867 to schedule an appointment for you and your friend to get started on your dresses!

And, after the prom, send us photos of you and your friend in your new dresses and we will post them here for all your family & friends to see!

Prom season is fast approaching and some lucky ladies will be winning prizes – for making their own prom dresses!

The Sew Jo-Ann Prom Contest for this year has already started! You can download the entry form at this web link.

Contest entrants have a chance to win cash and prizes with the judges making their decisions based on workmanship, level of detail and originality. According to the contest rules, your fabric must come from their stores.

The design comes from you! At me, myself and I, we can help you work out the details of your design, determine which fabrics might work the best, and give you guidance on creating your pattern, fabric cutting, and of course, sewing your creation together!

The contest ends June 30, 2009 so you should start work now if you want a chance to win! Give us a call at 518-695-4867 to schedule an appointment to look at your future prom dress ideas!

Marie Osmond, who some of you possibly saw on Dancing with the Stars last year, is also a quilting enthusiast! She invites quilters to take the Marie Osmond Quilt Challenge! The Challenge offers a chance to win one of three wonderful prize packages each containing a Janome sewing machine, Quilting Treasures fabrics, Advantus storage accessories, Marie Osmond product(s) and much more.

You can download a copy of the application paperwork here from their website. Entries are due in by April 3, 2009.

We can help you plan & design your quilting project as well as help you through the construction phase. Give us a call at 518-695-4867 to see how we can be of help on this or any other sewing project.

One of our students from the LIFTS program, Lexie, had entered her 2006 lap quilt project in the 2007 Washington County Fair. She received a number of honors for her work, including a blue ribbon from the fair, a green special award ribbin from the 4H program, and a monetary gift sponsored by a local business!

Lexie has been by recently to continue her work on her 2007 quilt which she plans to submit to the fair this year.

Congratulations & good luck to Lexie!


…is in the planning stages!

As with the other quilting sleepovers done at Christ the King Church in Greenwich, NY, the quilts are being made for charity..

Attendees will arrive on Friday and leave on Saturday afternoon.

We’ll be creating a “quilt as you go” quilt. We are looking to have approximately 26 people to create 26 individual quilts that can be completed before everyone leaves! The quilts from this session are to be donated to a children’s hospital.

If this is something that you would be interested in, please leave us a comment with your email or give us a call!

The season for First Communions is fast approaching! If you have not already picked out that special outfit, now is the time.

At me, myself and I, we can help you either create an original work of art for your daughter or granddaughter to wear or we can teach you how to make that special dress on your own.

Please give us a call at 518-695-4867 so that we can help you decide which approach works the best for you!

Tis the season for all of the annual events that cry out for a special dress!

For the school age ladies, proms, junior proms and spring dances are just around the corner. For others, its fast approaching the peak of the wedding season! We can help!

If you are a somewhat experienced sewer, we can help coach you though the creation of that special outfit. Still somewhat new to sewing? Not ready to take the plunge alone? Have no fear – we can help! Come to our shop and we can help you design, select patterns and fabrics and then help you actually create the outfit.

Give us a call at 518-695-4867 and lets talk about how we can be of help.

The LIFTS program is held each summer in August at the Greenwich High School. The program is offered for grammer school children in Washington County.

We have had the pleasure of providing sewing classes for LIFTS since 2003.

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