Singer Educational Center, 1407 Crescent Dr., Corpus Christi, TX
Meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Program: 10 am – 11:30 with Show and Tell. Workshops: 1 pm – 3 pm
2017 program and workshop schedule:
JULY PROGRAM: CHRISTMAS IN JULY (Make and Take Christmas) –Presenters: Diana Lauritzen, and Linda Makelki. Are you beginning to hear the faint sounds of Christmas in the air? You know, it’s never too early to begin your Christmas sewing projects; and self-appointed elves, Diana, and Linda, (straight from the North Pole!) will invite you into their interactive workshop to give you some quick project ideas that you can make-and-take for the quickly-approaching Christmas holidays. We know we have some other elves within our Guild who may have some great gift ideas, too; so, please feel free to share!
WORKSHOP: Finishing Seams. The second in a series of four “Sewing 101” workshops given by Molly Gummings. Molly knows her seams and it “seams” she is still seeing stars before her eyes from serving as Dolly Parton’s personal seamstress during Dolly performance at the American Bank Center in December, 2016! A sewist’s garment should look as good from the inside as it does from the outside. Molly will show you how to perfect your garment’s look by the way you finish a seam, with or with a serger. Supplies needed are: your sewing machine and necessary sewing supplies and 5 pieces of fabric (you can bring one yard of fabric that can be cut as needed for different seam finishing illustrations).
AUGUST PROGRAM: DUDS TO DAZZLE! Presenters: Gulding Family. Theresa, Madeleine and Gianna will entertain and inspire us with their award-winning presentation of re-creating a garment into a different garment/wearable. Need program write up from the Guldings
WORKSHOP: Turning Your Hobby Into a Profit With EBay and Etsy. Presenter: Emily Drown & Molly Gummings
Have you ever wondered if you could turn your hobby into a business or just sell items you’ve made? New member and Web Master, Emily Drown, will lead us on a cyber-adventure to discover different websites on which to sell handmade items. Etsy is a website that encourages niche items for sale. In the workshop, you will focus on photography, setting up your web shop, tagging keywords–so your item is searchable on the site, and building your brand. Listing items is easy! Have fun selling your homemade wares! Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and bring paper and pen/pencil for note taking. We are so very happy that Emily as agreed to come on board as our Web Master and Guild photographer. She began sewing when she was young through her mother, who was a member of a couturier society in Pennsylvania. While she wasn’t allowed to use her mother’s 1970Sears Kenmore machine, that all changed when her mother acquiesced it to her and it re-ignited her interest in fashion—so much so, that she went back to school to get a second degree in fashion design. A move to New York in 2002 got her involved in the garment industry there. Since moving back Corpus Christi, she has been volunteering with the TAG program at King High School and began working at Singer. All of this has kept her love of sewing alive and flourishing. She recently learned how to machine embroidery and quilt and has become so excited by quilting that she has made five quilts since January. That’s quite an accomplishment Emily!
SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: ACCESSORIZING FOR A CRUISE. Presenters: ASG Members. Mission: You are going on a cruise and can take only a little black dress which will need to be accessorized. Each member needs to be prepared to bring a couple of different items (preferably handmade) to change the look of the dress to accommodate the various shipboard events that will occur during the cruise. A dress form with the little black dress will be available during the program on which items can be displayed/demonstrated.
WORKSHOP: Buttonholes ‘N” Buttons. Third in a series of four “Sewing 101” workshops. While all her friends were playing outside in Taft, TX, Molly stayed inside and learned all the ins and outs of basic sewing. Molly will demonstrate and you will learn how to properly sew on buttons using your sewing machine and to make buttonholes using a buttonhole attachment. Supplies needed for this workshop are: your sewing machine and basic supplies, buttons, and enough fabric to create samples of each the procedures learned.