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Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety

 Class Schedule for 2023

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Linda Zuelch
Fabulous Rope Bow
Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00

Rope Bowls  are all the rage.  You will learn how to create a rope trivet and bowl with accents using cotton rope.

Kit Cost:  $30.00   Includes:  Cotton roping with cotton core used by experts in this art.  50 wt -- 100% cotton thread to match your rope and various fabric scrap tidbits to accent the rope trivet and bowl.

Supplies Needed:  Straight and zig/zag machine capabilities, basic sewing supplies: sharp scissors, Schmetz 100/16 JEANS needle, glue stick, pins and wonder clips.  Optional:  50wt -100% cotton variegated (light color) thread.

Sue Spinicelli
Portable Seat Cushion

Thursday  8:30 - 12:00


Take this portable seat cushion with you to games or your neighborhood meetings.  Easy to carry with handles.  Fits over top of chair with a back cushion and a seat cushion to make those hard surfaces more comfortable to sit in and relax.
Kit Cost:  $25.00  Includes pattern, fabric, velcro and elastic.
Supplies Needed:  2 Foam Cushions - 14" x 14", 2" thick (we can cut down)
Variety of threads, glue stick, basic sewing supplies.

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Jan Squires
Bucket Hat
Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00

Everyone needs a hat in the Florida sun! Jan will be teaching this cute, fast and fun project as it is custom made to fit various sizes.  You will want to make more than one!!!
Kit Cost $20.00
  Includes pattern, instructions and stabilizer. 
Supplies Needed:  1/2 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics 100% Cotton, Poly 40 wt thread to match
Cotton 30 wt""varigated or plain - for brim topstitching, will have some available.
80/12 & 90/14 Topstitch Needles
Wonder Clips, and Basic Sewing Supplies



Kathiann Crocker

European Pillowcase with Embroidered Trim & Pin Stitching

Wednesday  8:30 - 12:00


European Pillowcase with Embroidered Trim & Pin Stitching


This easy and beautiful pillowcase has an inside pocket that keeps the pillow hidden.  In addition, the pillowcase has embroidered trim, French seams and pin stitching.


Cost: $25.00

Kit includes:  67" of fabric for one pillowcase

3" deep Embroidered Trim

3/8 inch Ribbon

110 Universal Needle

Supplies Needed:   Sewing Machine in good working order that has pin stitch/blanket stitch capability.

White thread and white bobbin thread.

Marie Anderson
Material Girl
Monday 2:00 - 5:00 

Surprise project!!

Students will be able to complete this project by end of the class. She will provide thread, all materials and pattern.

Kit Cost:  $25.00

Supplies Needed:  1 emply Bobbin,      Walking Foot

( dual feed foot) - is helpful if you have one, but not     



Sue Spinicelli
Bog Coat/Jacket
Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00


 The unique feature of the Bog Coat/Jacket is it is made from a rectangular piece of fabric.  These jackets are fun to make because the sewing is minimal, but the creative expression is unlimited.  Let the fabric  set the pace, then trim as desired. The key to this smart garment is its simple structure and choosing the right fabrics.
Kit Cost: $15.00 Includes pattern and instructions
Supplies Needed:  2 yards of Main outer fabric and a coordinating lining, which will be seen, matching thread and basic sewing supplies. Fabric can be drapey or stiff.
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Doris Brinkman

Ironing Board Organizer

Wednesday  1:30 -5:00


Use this handy Ironing Board Organizer while utilizing your ironing board surface.  

Class Fee:  $25.00

Includes Precut fabric and Pattern

along with interfacing.  

Supplies Needed: Basic Sewing Supplies and White, Black and Grey Threads. 

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Margaret Travis   Origami Bag
Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00

"Know When to Fold'em" (A special nod to Kenny Rogers)

This fully lined bag folds neatly into your purse for trips  to the grocery store and is a great gathering place for children's toys, file folders and sewing supplies for your next class.  Make several of these  useful  bags for yourself, friends and family.  The bag pictured with the cute sock monkey brightened the day of a hospitalized child.  Finished size is a sturdy and roomy 14" x 18". 

Are you always looking for projects for your FSS meetings?  At the end of this class, you will have a finished "Know When to Fold'em" and an added bonus, a kit for a surprise project.

Kit Cost: $30  Includes fabric & Instructions.

Supplies:  Basic Sewing Supplies and Neutral Thread


Meet the fabulous teachers for the 2023 Sewing Conference!  


Kathiann Crocker

Cathedral Lace Windows Tea Towels

Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00

Cathedral Lace Windows Tea Towels

These tea towels are an easy heirloom technique with a contemporary application.  The lace embellishment is centered inside the cathedral windows, complementing a beautiful towel band.

Kit Cost:  $25.00

Kit includes:  Fabric, Lace and two (2) tea towels

Supplies Needed:  Machine in good working order, 80 universal Needle, Ivory Thread and Bobbin.


Vickie Lisec
Serger Knit Lounge Robe
Tuesday 1:30 - 5:00

Lounge around in a comfortable soft knit robe.  This is an easy make on your serger,  Perfect for around the house with 3/4" sleeves and must have pockets.
Kit Cost: $25.00   Includes, Fabric, pattern and instructions.
Supplies Needed: Serger in good working order; 4 cones of Thread - Neutral Colors
Basic Sewing Supplies.

Dot Welch

Harley Bag

Thursday 8:30 - 12:00

The Harley Bag is great for a night out, running errands or everyday depending on your fabric choice.  In this class the kits will be woven fabric, however, the pattern works well with cork or vinyl.

Cost Fee: $25.00

includes pattern, fabric, interfacing, foam, zipper and hardware.

Supplies Needed:  You will need a sewing machine with a zipper foot and basic colors of thread.

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Julia Clapp

Even Easier WIP Bag

Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00

The Even Easier WIP Bag

Julia calls this project the "Even Easier WIP" (Work in Progress).  Julia got the idea for this bag from watching Youtube creators, and after making more than 30 bags, has customized the design to suit her needs.  It's a quick and easy project that includes two sizes/versions, with vinyl window fronts and a front zipper.  Techniques include sewing a zipper, simple straight - stitch quilting, working with vinyl and doing a faux binding.

Kit Fee: $25.00:   Pattern, fabrics, fusible fleece, interfacing, zippers, vinyl and tissue paper.

Supplies you need to bring:  Basic sewing supplies. wonder clips, assortment of threads, zipper foot, stiletto or seam ripper, Large quilt Ruler with 45 degree line, 1/4" foot, Tailors chalk.


Foldable Drawstring Backpack

Sue Spinicelli

Wednesday 1:30 - 5:00

This backpack folds up into a small bundle to store in your car when you need to be hands free at the market or wherever you need to be. It has a hidden zipper pocket and drawcord opening and is personalized with your initial.  Keep this on hand for when you need to hold your valuables when going to the Parks, or on a hike.  It is lightweight and durable - 100% cotton.

Kit Cost:  $25.00

Kit Includes:  Precut fabric, zipper, grommets and cording and initial. 

Supplies Needed:

 Black Thread, Zipper Foot, Bobkin, Basic Sewing Supplies, Ruler,

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