Time is moving SO fast !!!!!!

Dear A-Team:

I turn around and another week is gone.

Double Faced Fabrics: Congratulations to Rhonda’s team who rethread an industrial overlock !!!!!! I was so proud that you got it right is record time !!!!!! We keep working on our jackets. I did a lot of “unsewing” this weekend. That’s all I could accomplish. I will do a binding demo for you on Monday. You need to see how to miter corners with the bias. I will also be giving the Industrial Machine Written Exam. Last Wednesday, the 7000 printer decided to give trouble. It was such a comedy of errors !!!!! I couldn’t print out things you need to know. See attached. One is a great PDF article on Continuous bias tape. The other is an article on tailored sleeve vents. In each of these, the website is there, for you to do further research.

Portfolio: Last Tuesday, we learned by doing….what sergers can really do !!!! There were 4 sergers set up, each doing something different. In the end, you had 12 samples for your portfolio. You also saw a demo from Paula and Mike Rupley on serger specialty feet. What a treat this was !!!!! Last Thursday, we still dealt with controlling fullness. We practiced 3 kinds of darts and started to work with pleats. On Tuesday, July 17, we will finish up pleats, learn how to sew necklines and how to read a pattern. On Thursday, we will be practicing closures: buttons, snaps, sequins, beads, patches hooks and eyes.

Links !!!!

Here is a great heart shaped embroidery box for you to embroider. Download it from the following site in PES format. http://www.stitchdelight.net/default.asp (Lower right hand side of page 1.)

Check out this site for sewing machine trolleys: http://www.sewingandcraftclub.com/?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=2&CFID=32224777&CFTOKEN=78463352

Tips for better topstitching: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26461/tips-for-better-topstitching?utm_source=email&utm_medium=eletter&utm_term=embellishments&utm_content=20120710-topstitching&utm_campaign=threads-eletter

Tweed Run 2010 – from Brooks, England. Fun YouTube video:

San Diego’s Singer Sewing Center: www.singersewingsandiego.com


Make Money with your Skills ! ©


Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

Office: 619-588-2244

Continuous Bias Tape.pdf

Sleeve Vents.docx