I started sewing and knitting early! I can't even really remember how old I was. My very patient mom taught me how to sew, knit, needle point and cross stitch. She owned "Polly's Needlepoint Shop" in Onekama, MI and was a part owner of the "Skein House" in Lansing, MI. I guess I was just around it so much that I developed a love of manipulating fabric and yarn into beautiful works of art! After 30 years of teaching Choral Music, I have ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since May 2013

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Sewing Lingerie
Plus-Size Pant Fitting
Machine Embroidered Lace Classics
Machine Embroidered Cutwork
The Perfect Jeans
Essential Guide to Tailoring
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction
Sew With Your Serger: Quick & Easy Projects
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
Amazing Crochet Textures
Create Stunning Birthday Cards
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Machine Embroidery With Knits
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
How to Teach It
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Making Leather Bags
Underneath It All
Creative Quilt Backs
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows
Design Your Own Handbag
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Sewing Custom Roman Shades
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Sewing Knits That Fit
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: The Jacket
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Jacket Fitting Techniques
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Designing Details: Pockets
Beginner Serging
Sewing Designer Jeans
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Machine Embroidered Classics
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Sewing With Silks
Sewing on the Bias
Pant Construction Techniques
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Sew the Perfect Fit
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Fast-Track Fitting
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Creative Serging
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Creative Cabled Necklines
Perfect Pizza at Home
Short Rows
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Sewing Custom Valances
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Know Your Wool
Pant Fitting Techniques
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
The Couture Dress
Adjust the Bust
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Sewing With Knits
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper
Complete Knife Skills
Cooking Mistakes
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Inside Vogue Patterns: Badgley Mischka V1399

4 Class Projects

Class: Sewing Custom Roman Shades
with Susan Woodcock

Class: Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
with Cherie Killilea

Class: Sewing With Knits
with Meg McElwee

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