Yesterday I had a wonderful class with some great students! I love adult learners- always receptive to Information, and really excited to be there! We talked about how to decorate and style mantels and bookshelves. Lots of information was shared, explained, and put into practice right there in class. Here’s a picture of Diane practicing her newly learned techniques to redecorate a shelf. If you missed it, I will be offering this topic again in the future. In the meantime, give some of my other upcoming classes a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Ages 8 and up
Location: Becker Window Fashions/Serendipity Home
110 N. Reading Ave. Boyertown
Week 1 (July 8-12): Campers will learn to operate a home sewing machine, sew basic stitches, and tackle various hand sewing techniques. Campers will make their own throw pillow, PJ pants, and other accessories as time permits. Week 2 (July 15-19) Continuation of basic sewing skills and sewing machine instruction. Campers will fabricate a drawstring bag, learn to sew on buttons and make button holes, and complete a simple skirt and other fashion accessories.
Week 3 (July 22-26) Campers begin to tackle more detailed projects including inserting a zipper, and making bound button holes. Projects include basic dresses and/or tops, all in the latest and greatest styles.
Week 4 (July 29-Aug 2) Campers continue to refine learned skills by completing a project of their choice (instructor approved). The week ends with a Friday Fashion Show, where campers model their creations!
Cost: $195/week. Sign up is going on now!!
*All supplies and materials will be provided. Campers may elect to use their own fabrics. A supply list will be provided if campers wish to purchase their own materials.
Interested in learning more or reserving a spot? Call 484-300-9019 or email@example.com
I learned to sew at a very young age. I remember how much fun it was to flip through the pattern books and run my hand over the bolts of fabric and think about creating something really wonderful.
Sewing is becoming one of the lost arts these days, taken over by giant craft stores selling pre-made kits that only require a tube of glue to give anyone instant success.
I am grateful that in this day I don’t have to make my and my family’s clothes to have something to wear. But it is really awesome to be able to know when I sit down at a sewing machine I could if I really had to.
Paired with the fact that school budgets are cutting art and FCS classes left and right (known as “home-ec” when I grew up), and that the price of any trendy item of clothing is enough to feed a small country, I decided to offer a new feeling of success to the younger crowd.
And my idea for Summer Sewing Camp was born.
I’ll be offering Beginner and Intermediate sewing classes for ages 8 and up during the month of July. Campers will learn to operate a home sewing machine (one machine per camper), sew basic stitches, sew in a zipper, make button holes, and tackle various hand sewing techniques. They’ll learn this while making their own PJ pants, tote bag, and other accessories. Campers can also move along to making some basic dresses and/or shirts, all in the latest and greatest styles.
Camp will run from 9am-12pm Monday-Friday, starting July 8th through August 2nd. The cost for Sewing Camp is $195/week. All supplies and fabric will be provided, although campers may elect to use their own fabrics. Camp will be held at the Becker Window Fashions/Serendipity Home Studio in Boyertown. The maximum amount of students per week is 7. This will ensure plenty of student/teacher time with hands-on instruction.
Interested in learning more or reserving a spot? Call me at 484-300-9019 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Sign up is going on now!!
Join me in the studio for the first class in a new DIY (Do It Yourself) series I am offering! After many requests for info on decorating, accessorizing, and sewing specifics, I’ve developed a new class series just for you. Our first session is FREE. Info on other classes will be forthcoming, but look for topics like Furniture Painting Techniques, Sewing 101, and Chicks With Power Tools…
Mantel and Bookcase Accessorizing
Saturday, May 18, 1 pm
Styling these flat spaces can be challenging, but when you know the right techniques, beautiful results are possible – even using what you already own around the house.. Join us for a FREE hands-on demo, info-packed session. Class will be held at Becker Window Fashions 110 N. Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA 19512
Please pre-register by calling 484-300-9019
Upcoming Shopping Dates
Friday, 18 January ~ Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 19 January ~ 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 15 February ~ Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 16 February ~ 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
This month in the shop …
It’s still CHRISTMAS! 50% OFF all holiday decorations, garlands, buntings, tree stars, window candles, and more!
NEW at Serendipity Home...
Lovingly curated packages of crafty things just for you, our inspiration kits are comprised of new and vintage finds, family bits and pieces, antique treasures and things from my personal, and VAST, fabric and trimmings cache.
Each $15 pack contains items such as vintage sheet music, coordinated fabrics, trimming, beads, cameos, antique postcards, sepia toned photographs, a bit of lace, buttons, some vintage ribbon, pages from an old book, a piece of jewelry ..
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!
This time of year I always set some business goals. One of my goals is to get some more traffic on my Facebook pages. For each new "like" on my Serendipity Home Facebook page, I will give that person a 15% discount on their next purchase at our event on January 18-19, OR Feb 15-16.
It’s CYBER MONDAY … here is my addition to the world of internet commerce …
sfuso ~ say it like its spelled … it’s a great word, a word that we have been using around the house for years. Obviously an Italian word, direct translation means “bulk”, it’s most often used when referring to wine, or vino sfuso … most rural Italians take a demijohn to the neighborhood vineyard or local wine co-op and fill ‘er up.
These trays made from 110 year old cabinet doors are the latest and greatest to hit the Serendipity Home showroom! These are as good as it gets when it comes to architectural salvage and creating a new use for forgotten items. We only have a few for sale, but swing by the Serendipity Home facebook page for more photos!