I am teaching a new workshop at Gather Here in May called, "Design Your Own Stuffed Animals." In the class we will start by sketching and then work to transform our drawings into sewing patterns for stuffed animals.
You'll learn how and where to add gussets and darts to make your design truly three-dimensional. Don't let faux fur or stretchy fleece scare you! Don't shy away from a softie with long skinny arms, or curvy antlers! Learn all the tricks of the trade and come away with an original sewing pattern that you can make and sell.
This is the first time that I'm offering this class, and I am very excited (and a bit nervous)! Guiding people through the process of designing their own sewing patterns is something I'm keenly interested in and is what my new book is all about. This is going to amazing!
If you live in metro Boston and would like to register, the class will be on Monday, May 14, and Monday, May 21, from 6 pm – 9 pm. And Gather Here is an extraordinarily great fabric and yarn store in Cambridge that is worth the trip in and of itself (you can watch this amazing video about their one-year anniversary – it's a beautiful thing). Register for the class right here.
I hope to see you there!