Mary Stern

Staunton, VA

I learned to sew very late in life, at the age of 40. Around this time my children came home from school one day to inform me about a classroom survey they had taken. Apparently they were the only children in their class whose parents did not have hobbies!!! Not wanting to be such an embarrassment, I started to learn to sew by renting videos from Sewing with Nancy since I never had time to go to a class, and reading books. Several years ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since December 2011


I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Essential Guide to Tailoring
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Sewing Lingerie
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants
Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers
Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch
Gluten-Free Italian Classics
Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond
Mastering Construction: Zippers & Waistbands
Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Learn to Sew: Simple Bags
The Fashionably Quilted Jacket
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Continuous Line Quilting
Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Freeform Crochet
Start Machine Quilting
Simple Fresh Quilts
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Modern Jacket Techniques
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Amigurumi: Woodland Animals
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Designing Details: Pockets
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Crochet: Beyond Rectangles
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Complete Knife Skills
Sewing Custom Roman Shades
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Vietnamese Classics: Pho, Noodles & Beyond
Authentic Thai Cooking: The Classics
Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric
Underneath It All
Playful Piecing Techniques
Designing Modern Quilts
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Jacket Fitting Techniques
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Curvy Crochet
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
How to Teach It
Sewing With Silks
Sew Little: Nursery Design
The Couture Dress
Sewing Studio
Fast-Track Fitting
Design Your Own Handbag
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Decorative Seams
Quilting Quickly
Sewing Texture
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Pant Fitting Techniques
Creative Quilt Backs
Pant Construction Techniques
Beginner Serging
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Smarter Strip Quilting
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Shirts & Tops
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Mastering Construction: Foundation Techniques
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: The Wingback Chair
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Sewing Designer Jeans
Amazing Appliqué
Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
Machine Embroidered Classics

5 Class Projects

Class: Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
with Jacquie Gering

Class: Quilting Quickly
with Jenny Doan

Class: Sewing Texture
with Vanessa Christenson

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