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:

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

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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