Online Sewing Club – The Virtual Sewing Room

April 19th, 2020

We’re having a fantastic time running our first month of our new online sewing club – the virtual sewing room!

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How does it work?

  • We will hold our virtual sewing room on Zoom.com (much like Skype) where you simply join the group video conferencing call via your smart phone or device.
  • We will hold a monthly call to connect with us and other like-minded sewing enthusiasts in our club
  • On the call, there will be a sewing skill development segment from Maree or from a special guest! (Contact us if you would like to be a special guest!)
  • You will have the opportunity to share what you’re sewing at home and ask your sewing questions
  • Watch the video recording if you miss the live call

Who is this course for?

  • This course is not only for our sewing students but all sewing enthusiasts around the world, home sewers others who own a sewing school, fabric store or machine shop – We would love for you to join us!
  • All levels of sewing skills and ages are welcome
  • You will receive instructions on how to login to the call, however if you’re a little bit tech savvy all the better as this course doesn’t include tech support. If you need help and have a friend or family member to help you that would be great!
  • People who love all things sewing and would like to learn from us, connect with other sewers and help inspire them too

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Will you sew on the call?

  • No, you don’t sew on the call, however you can show what you’ve been sewing, are about to sew or what you’ve just finished sewing
  • Maree or a special guest may sew on the call in the sewing tutorial segment.

What will you learn?

  • You will learn a variety of sewing techniques, tips, pattern reviews etc
  • You can submit your request for a particular sewing topic or question you would like answered in the sewing tutorial segment and we will do our best to cover it on a future call.

Private Facebook Group Included!

You can join our Facebook group to stay connected with others in-between calls, help inspire each other, post your sewing projects, answer each others questions and share what you’re doing and other great sewing tips and resources with each other.

What do you need to join?

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  • You need to LOVE Sewing! (Or would like to start to learn the art of sewing)
  • An internet connection
  • A smart phone or device to access Zoom
Ready to join our Virtual Sewing Room?
  • To get on the waiting list, enter your name and email at the bottom of this link:

We look forward to welcoming you into our online sewing club soon!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

COVID-19 SEWING SCHOOL UPDATE

March 24th, 2020

Covid-19 Update

Under the current circumstances, and in the best interests of everyone’s health and well-being, we have made the following changes in the sewing school:

1. We have closed the sewing school as of today, Tuesday 24th March 2020 and have extended the holiday break from the standard 3 weeks to 7 weeks to give us time to assess the situation. At the moment we have Term 2 re-commencing from Monday 11th May 2020. All those who have indicated they would like to come back, will be placed into Term 2 and we will re-assess the situation closer to the time.

2. We have cancelled our Kids Easter School Holiday program.

3. We have moved all our Overlocking Workshop students currently booked in for this weekend Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March 2020, to our Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2020 workshops.

To continue to support you through this time and from listening to student feedback over the past week here are some things we’re looking to do:

1. Offer a weekly sewing skype or zoom group call program to stay connected, motivated and to ask questions and plan your sewing projects while you sew at home.

2. Create a Maree Pigdon Sewing School private Facebook group so you can post and share what you’re sewing at home.

3. We will utilise this time to film more online sewing courses that you can follow at home to continue learning from us and developing your sewing skills.

ONLINE SEWING COURSES & PATTERNS NOW AVAILABLE:

Beyond The Pattern Designer Shirts & Zero To Sewing Pyjama Course:

We currently have a promotion on now, with the launch of our new online sewing course Beyond The Pattern Designer Shirts. We are offering a 2 for 1 deal and special launch price where you get both the Designer Shirt course and our Zero To Sewing online PJ course. Combined, this includes over 9 hours of video sewing tutorials with us. Our special launch offer ends this Friday 27th March 2020. So, if you would like to purchase these courses now is the perfect time.

Available now on this link:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/beyond-the-pattern.html

Kids Online Apron Sewing Course:

For kids we have our Kids Online Apron sewing course which is perfect for those who have a sewing machine at home and would like to continue sewing.

Available now on this link:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/kids-apron-project.html

Online Sewing Patterns:

We have our popular fabric Handbag patterns available to purchase online to download and print at home. The Kerry Bag Pattern & Rosie Bag pattern. On sale now for ½ price.

Available now on these links:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/sewing-patterns/kerry-bag-pattern.html
http://www.mareepigdon.com/sewing-patterns/rosie-bag-pattern.html

Your support always has, and always will be deeply appreciated. We will miss seeing you all during this time and look forward to opening our doors again and welcoming you all back as soon as we can.

If you have any questions or comments for us in the meantime, we would love to hear from you.

We wish you and your family all the very best of health during these uncertain times.

With love,
Maree & Jacqueline Pigdon

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Beyond The Pattern – Designer Shirts

March 18th, 2020

Launching our NEW online sewing course – Beyond The Pattern ‘Designer Shirts’.

We are super excited to share this with you as we conducted a SEWING EXPERIMENT!

We made 2 shirts, both from the same fabric, the same pattern and for the same body. Jackie sewed her shirt simply following the commercial pattern instructions, whereas I added all the designer details, sewing tips and tricks along the way. Watch the video below and check out the pictures to see how they turned out!

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We’ve created a NEW online sewing course – Beyond The Patter Designer Shirts so you can learn how to transform a standard commercial shirt pattern into a designer shirt too!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

• Easy collar technique and how to sew a perfect collar
• How to take your body measurements in the right way
• Fitting to your body shape – especially if you’re multi-sized!
• How to adjust a commercial pattern to suit and fit your body measurements
• Pattern placement essentials
• Maree’s hemline technique
• How to pattern match
• Adjusting the pattern to create your own customised shirt template
• How to transform a standard commercial pattern into a designer garment
• Finishing techniques
• Expert sewing tips, tricks and skills from Maree all along the way…!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?
• The requirements list to ensure you have everything you need to get started
• 4 hours worth of expert video sewing tutorials with Maree and Jacqueline!
• Easy to follow step-by-step written instructions with pictures
• Online access to sew anywhere you like, whenever you like!

PLEASE NOTE:
• This course doesn’t include every single type of body shape as everyone’s is unique! What we do is teach the ‘process’ on how to take your own body measurements and adjust a classic shirt pattern to fit your unique body shape.
• In this course we have used Jackie’s body measurements as an example which covers a lot of detail on how to adjust a pattern and especially if you are multi-sized. For example, Jackie measures a range of sizes in different areas on her body from size 10 through to size 14.
• We recommend that in addition to this course, for very specific fitting area’s such as extra large bustlines etc to research more about how to adjust a pattern in that area. The Palmer Pletsch book ‘Complete Guide To Fitting’ is a great resource to add to your sewing toolbox.

WHICH SHIRT PATTERN?
• Butterick 5526
• Or you can use another similar princess line classic shirt pattern.

WHY WE MADE THIS COURSE?
• After teaching sewing for 40+ years we decided to film one of my popular courses on how to make a designer shirt to share with everyone around the world who can’t make it to our sewing school in Australia.

For more information and to buy our course today at our special launch price and 2 for 1 offer go to:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/beyond-the-pattern.html

2 for 1 Offer - Designer Shirts Online Sewing Course

2 for 1 Offer - Beginner PJ Online Sewing Course

Buy Now at:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/beyond-the-pattern.html

We look forward to becoming your online sewing teachers!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com