The longest days of the year are upon us, giving you even more time to fit in all the things you love. And, what better way to use those extra hours of sunlight than exploring new creative endeavors? Stitch up a slipcover for a chic addition to your seasonal home decor with Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs or get your quilting group together for a backyard quilt-along as you try 20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques.
You’ll be soaking up the creative sunshine with these bright new classes + blog exclusive reader discounts!
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Sew custom-fit slipcovers that instantly elevate your home decor with sewing expert Cherie Killilea. You’ll learn essential techniques for sewing slipcovers that can be used to refresh any chair — from straight-backed seats to cozy armchairs! Breath new life into your favorite furniture and learn to sew superbly fitted slipcovers your guests will mistake for reupholstered work.
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Watch your appliqué skills grow! Join fabric and quilt designer Amanda Murphy and learn advance fusible appliqué techniques. In this class, you’ll master stitching internal and external curves, windowing your interfacing, using trapunto techniques and much more. Breeze through four charming projects with vibrant visual interest and dimension that stands out from across the room!
Custom Cake Toppers: Step by Step
Create personalized cake figures and achieve perfect results every time. Fondant artist Brenda Walton will guide you in creating five impressive fondant toppers with her signature sweet facial features, amazing clothing and painted details. Make every occasion just as special as it’s meant to be with your own impressive, custom cake toppers!
Professional Finishing for Perfect Crochet
Create crochet that’s ready for its close-up! Get expert instruction on over 30 finishing techniques for professional-looking crochet with author and crochet designer Linda Permann. Confidently create smooth seams, clean colorwork, buttonholes and more! With this fun finishing class, you’ll learn to make magazine-ready crochet that truly dazzles!
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Learn to fix any stitch mishap and enjoy knitting with complete confidence. Join knitwear designer Ann Budd as you learn to ladder down and fix mistakes in stockinette stitch, textured stitches, lace patterns, cables and edge stitches. Plus, find out how to rip out rows safely and securely, and even how to correct mistakes after the knitting has come off your needles!
The Essentials for Understanding Light
Unlock the keys to masterfully lit photos and start taking beautiful shots today! Expert photographer Alan Thorton will teach you how to find magical light anywhere for consistent, high-quality images. Learn the basic lighting principles you need to know to confidently photography any subject, anywhere!
Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread
Discover everything you need to know to achieve professional machine embroidery results with any thread. Join embroidery expert Lindee Goodall and learn essential tips to expand your machine embroidery projects to include a range of gorgeous threads, from lovely metallics to colorful polyester. It’s a recipe for flawless embroidery results, no matter what you’re stitching!
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