Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sample Sewing

Saturday is Open House at my friend's quilt store and I have been using the evening to get my samples ready. What are the samples for? Some of the classes I am teaching, two samples completed tonight, one other purse was done a month ago. I have one more quick sample and then a purse for a November class that won't get done by Saturday.

The first class is going to be a beginning purse class. There will be several people with very limited sewing experience. We picked this Amy Butler pattern.

Can you say easy-peasy? That is the Swing Purse, easy and great results.

I had planned to use my own pattern but this one is just too good to pass up.

Then a quick daytime class in November is a Hostess gift set for the December holiday season.

Wine bag, embellished tea towel and potholder. I am loving this fabric and color combination, it won't go anywhere in my house but I really like it.

I am planning to do 3 purse classes one per month and each one a bit more advanced. Then we are planning a quick, fun afternoon class. Should be lots of fun, I am looking forward to it.


  1. Holy macaroni, you've been busy! I'm behind on reading my favorite blogs - but since Sept 1st, you've done a lot! Wish I was half that productive. You have made some beautiful things Lori!

  2. Anonymous8:18 AM

    It sounds like lots of fun! I love the wine bag, tea towel set!

  3. The sewing classes sound fun! I was thinking about maybe making potholders for favors - could you say a bit about them? Is there special heat resistant material in the middle? Thanks!

  4. I would love to take these classes! Sounds like a lot of fun and wonderful projects for everyone to make. Have fun!!

  5. Lori, I think I need the black/white/green set since I just did my kitchen in those colors! So cute!

  6. Lori, good luck with the teaching. I know you'll do well. Once people see your samples they'll be lining up for classes. Bags are really your 'thing'.

  7. Lori - yes, the fabric for the vest is from I don't know if there is any left!

    You have been busy! I like all of the purses and am a little jealous because even though I want to sew these I never seem to have enough time to get them done!!

  8. will be a brilliant teacher..what lucky students you'll have!


  9. Beautiful wine bag, embellished tea towel and potholder. How do you manage to sew this much? I really envy you!