Spring Break Sewing Workshop
Have you wanted to learn to sew, but didn’t know where to start? Do you have a sewing machine, but you don’t know how to use it? Are you looking for something to do during spring break that doesn’t break the bank?
I have the perfect solution for you – the Spring Break Sewing Workshop! Our 4-H’ers recently participated in a 4-H Sewing Fun Day, and the question was brought up about having a more in-depth workshop, so I agreed. Here are the details:
- What: Spring Break Sewing Workshop
- When: March 12, 13, 14
- Where: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston, Sulphur Springs
- Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00-ish p.m.
- Cost: $10 one-time fee, payable at the door
- Bring: sewing scissors, pins with ball heads, tape measure
- All ages welcome, but children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult
Several make-and-take projects will be provided at no extra charge. Eight sewing machines are available for participants to use, or you may bring your own. A sampling of things you will learn include:
– How to thread and machine and fill the bobbin
– Machine sewing techniques
– How to read a pattern envelope
– How to measure for correct size if making clothing
– How to prepare fabric for cutting
– Pattern placement
– Applique technique to embellish items
– Hand-sewing: buttons, hems, hook & eye closures, etc.
Do you want to learn to make a t-shirt quilt? I can help! Do you want to make a simple quilt block (or three or four)? I can provide you with instructions for several simple designs. If you have a project in mind, you are welcome to bring it, and we will help you.
To sign up, please call 903-885-3443 by Thursday, March 8, so adequate preparations can be made.
Are you in Love with your Home?
My cousin, who is a real estate agent in Dallas, recently provided six tips to re-kindle the romance with your home if the spark is gone. I wanted to share these with you:
1) Play musical chairs. Re-arrange the furniture.
2) Let it grow. Potted plants add appeal with little maintenance.
3) Less is more. Ditching clutter relieves stress.
4) Do a deep clean. Scrub those baseboards and clean the windows.
5) Make a list. Decide what needs improving and prioritize your projects.
6) Give a room a mini make-over. Add new hardware to your cabinets, or pick up new organizing bins for your office.
You don’t stop playing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop playing – Benjamin Franklin