|What's Being Stitched Up For July?
Hello again! We have been having fun stitching up some new projects for you, and can't wait to share.
Read on to be in the loop on projects, classes, products, in store shopping and promotions! We won't keep you, we know you want to get reading...See you soon!
|Covid 19 Policy / In Store Shopping Update
Ontario is currently in phase 3. We are doing our upmost to not just ensure we follow safety guidelines, but keep the highest standard of safety and comfort for our staff and customers. What does this mean for us?
We are now open for PRIVATE IN STORE SHOPPING! YAY!! Our store is cozy, so we are limited to only two People in the shop at a time.
First and foremost please give us a call, so we can book you in to shop in person. This way we can ensure nobody has too long to wait, and everything will be sanitized between appointments.
Booking time for private shopping is available Tuesday to Thursday, from 10am - 12PM. If you have questions regarding booking, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will do our best to help!
From 1pm - 5pm we are open for drop by shopping, and look forward to seeing you in our shop soon! However, please be aware there may be a wait, due to our limited capacity. We continue to sanitize regularly for your safety.
SEWING MACHINE DEMO - If you would like assistance purchasing a new machine, we are happy to have you come in for a test drive! Please contact us for further information, and we will set up a time for you to come in. To contct us regarding a demo/test drive, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MACHINE SERVICE AND REPAIR:
Yes, we are still servicing and repairing machines, as well as providing "Quick Fixes" where possible.
We are not accepting drop by servicing at this time, so please be sure to contact us if your machine needs to be serviced or fixed, so we can best serve you.
What do you do in the summer - besides SEWING of course!? Our favourite is camping! There is nothing better then getting outside into nature, plus relaxing, exploring, and spending time with the fam around the fire. In that vein, we cooked up some fun camping inspired projects!
The Easy Camper Quilt - Lea and Marlene Collaboration!
|Check out this super cozy camper quilt! It is so quick, and so cozy!
Quilt pattern - TSP Original designed by Lea and Marlene. Soon to be available for digital download!
See Camper Flannel HERE
See Grey Flannel HERE
See all Flannel HERE
See all Minky HERE
Let's Get Toasted!
|Diane made this sweet sign with Sign Vinyl on a wood board.
She Used her Brother Scan'N'Cut to cut the vinyl, and used transfer tape to place the vinyl perfectly on her sign.
See all Sign Vinyl HERE
See the Brother Scan'N'Cut HERE
Charmaine's Outdoor Adventure Cap
|Charmaine Made this lovely cap on her PRS100.
The tone on tone lettering is subtle, and classy, and we just love the reflective thread she used on the mountain! What a cool touch, and nice for some visibility if adventuring at night.
Check out the design HERE
See our embroidery thread HERE
|Same design as the previous picture, but with light on it to show off the reflective thread!
Potluck Pot Holders
|Heather made this beautiful Potholder!
This KwikSew pattern has Pot Holders for every occasion! These pot-holders are perfect because they keep your pots warm on the way to the party, have an easy carry handle and are stylish as well.
Pattern Used: Kwik Sew K256
See Kwik Sew patterns HERE
Diane's Camping Shirt
|Love this sassy design from Diane!
Diane Used Premium Plus Heat Transfer Vinyl and her Brother Scan'N'Cut to make this design.
Heat transfer Vinyl Used - Premium Plus and Gold Hologram for the middle sparkly part of the fire.
See all Heat Transfer Vinyl HERE
This month is packed wih goodies from BERNINA! Check out the BERNINA Foot Of the Month, Q series promo and coming soon promos.
Q Series Promotion for June 21 - Aug 4, 2021
Until August 4, 2021 enjoy some amazing deals on the BERNINA Longarm Quilting machines!
|Q 16 and adjustable foldable table
The BERNINA Q 16 and foldable table with adjustable height folds to a compact 9”, so when you’re not quilting, you can just tuck it away.
Q 20 with Horn Lift Table Bundle
Q 20 with Horn Lift Table bundle package includes:
- Koala Dust Cover
- Gripper Rings
- Q Series Gift Box
- $1,649 value
Q 24 on Frame and Accessory Bundle
Q 24 on Frame package bundle includes:
- Frame Casters
- Zippered Leaders
- Batting Bar
- Q Series Gift Box
- $3,100 value
Check out the BERNINA Super Summer Sale HERE
Dates for the Bathing Suit Cover UP with Ute have been changed. Please stay tuned for more information!
Please Note: The dates for the Monster Tote/Terrible Trio have been changed, see Below for details.
Monster Tote and Terrible Trio:
September 13, and 27 2021, from 5:30pm - 9pm.
In this two-part class, you will make this Monster Tote, and one of the Terrible Trio Monsters. While making these adorable little monsters, you will learn techniques to tackle working with Minky and cuddle fabrics, as well as applique techniques!
The first half hour of the class is reserved for attendees to enter the waiting room, and get ready to SEW!
Is there a Class you would like to take? Let us know at email@example.com
|Ask the Expert!
We had a question come in from Tracy regarding patterns. This is one we get all the time, and are so glad you asked!
"I have a couple of favourite patterns that I use all the time, but they rip and tear where they are folded and I’m constantly having to tape them up. They are patched together where I’ve had to alter the pattern, and basically, they are a mess. They are favourites that I use all the time, but some are discontinued and I can’t replace them. What can I do to preserve them?" - Tracy
"Three Words… Swedish Tracing Paper.
This paper has a fabric-like texture and feel, kind of like a non-woven interfacing. You can not only trace your pattern onto it by laying it on top of your pattern (it’s thin enough to see the lines underneath), but you can also sew pieces of it together. So if you have to make alterations, you can cut and add or subtract pieces and attach them together with your machine. It’s also tear resistant (although you can rip it if you need to) and can be ironed flat again after being folded in the envelope or a binder for storage. It can tolerate steam and if it gets wet, all you have to do is lay it or hang it to dry (or give it a quick iron on a low setting) and your now discontinued pattern will be well preserved for years to come.
Use the pieces to semi construct your pattern to ensure fit. This is especially great when the pattern requires darts or pleats. Using the newly traced and cut pattern piece of Swedish Tracing Paper and just sew the dart or pleat, lay it against your body or dress judy and you'll know if you have the right fit. If not, remove the stitches, adjust accordingly, sew it up again, check the fit and unpick the seam again and you're ready to cut your fabric knowing that your finished garment will fit!
It will ensure you have your favourite patterns for years.
This fabric also has an almost zero carbon footprint. Just sew all your bits and pieces that you've cut other patterns from to make a new piece to use and cut another pattern piece from." - Charmaine
See Swedish Tracing Web HERE
Do YOU have any questions for our experts? Please let us know, we want to hear from you! Remember, there are NO stupid questions, and all names remain anonymous. Send you question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't wait to hear from you!
|Name That Tool?
Spray Adhesive is a very controversial topic in the sewing and creative community. It can be really handy, but also really hurtful to your machine...so which is it? Handy or Hurtful?
Generally we don't recommend spray adhesive, because most gum up your machine, and continue to cause problems after spraying...however Perfect Baste is our exception. Here is why.
|Perfect Baste is a temporary fabric spray adhesive, that is great to use for quilting, sewing, crafting, applique and embroidery.
Perfect baste is:
- No mist
- Acid free
- Free of CFC
- Does not gum needles
We have used Perfect Baste to tack on a quilt back before quilting, and absolutely LOVED not using pins! So fast and easy!
Or, use to tack down an applique for an easy stitch on! SO many uses, your only limit is your imagination.
Also economical, you get 300 ml per bottle, for only $20.60!
Check out Perfect Baste HERE
Until we have an opportunity to see you again! Stay healthy, stay safe!
Sew On and Sew Forth!
Jaret and The Seam Team
That Sewing Place
10-16610 Bayview Avenue
Newmarket, ON L3X 1X3