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Skillshare Classes

I love to make and I love to share what I've learned. So you don't have to do the googling, the youtubing, and the pinteresting. I have a couple of Skillshare classes focussing on embroidery and sewing. The best part? You don't only get ALL my classes for €8,- per month (for annual members), you get unlimited access to 22,000+ classes from a variety of talented creative teachers. The even better part?...This link will get you two weeks of Skillshare for free 


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Learn to Sew a Crossbody Bag With Cork Fabric a.k.a Cork Leather (Pattern Included)

How to sew a bag with cork leather / cork fabric

 

Check out the class on Skillshare: Learn to Sew a Crossbody Bag With Cork Fabric a.k.a Cork Leather (Pattern Included) and get a free 14 day trial

In this class you'll learn how to sew with cork fabric to make a simple crossbody bag. 

So if you are curious about how to sew with cork fabric a.k.a cork leather or vegan leather and you want to learn some basic bag making skills, this is the class for you!

When I first got interested in cork fabric, I had no idea if you could sew the material with a normal home sewing machine, what needle to use or where to find it. Turns out...yes! You can sew cork leather on a regular sewing machine and with a few handy tools it's not as hard as it looks.

What will you learn in this class?

  • We’ll go over the specifics of working with cork fabric, like what sewing needles to use and my favorite tools for sewing cork.
  • How to shorten zippers set in exposed zippers (metal and plastic)
  • How to add zipper tabs for a refined look.
  • How to get even topstitching
  • how to sew over thick layers
  • And finally, I’ll show you how to alter the pattern to create a smaller bag with a round bottom which will hopefully inspire you to do your own tweaks and customize the design.

What's included in this class?

  • The crossbody PDF sewing pattern included in the resource section, so you can sew along and make your own.
  • My support, I'll do my best to answer your questions in the discussion section.
  • A resource list including my favorite online shops that sell cork and notions
  • 20+ lessons explaining all the key techniques, step-by-step.

There is much to love about working with cork leather.

Cork leather is:

  • A great alternative for leather
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Easy to work with on a regular sewing machine
  • Available in many colors and prints

You’ll need to be confident using a sewing machine and have at least a few projects under your belt...however I am going to show the process step-by-step so if you are an ambitious beginner you should be able to follow along.

If you are an experienced sewer you’ll probably find that the construction of this bag is fairly straightforward and a fun project to experiment with new material.

At the end of this class, you'll know how to sew a simple bag using cork leather and you’ll be able to make a few simple tweaks to customize the design. The bag is a great addition to your me-made wardrobe and perfect as a gift.

Check out the class on Skillshare: Learn to Sew a Crossbody Bag With Cork Fabric a.k.a Cork Leather (Pattern Included)

Blossom Embroidery

Learn: French Knots, Stem Stitch & Back Stitch

 

Tutorial how to embroider cherry blossom

 

Check out the class on Skillshare: Blossom Embroidery Learn: French Knots, Stem Stitch & Back Stitchy and get a free 14 day trial

Create beautifully embroidered blossom with me helping you out every step of the way. 

What you'll learn:

  • How to go beyond the basic French knot, stem stitch, back stitch, whipped backstitch to create interesting textures.

  • You'll be adding lots of cool techniques to your creative toolkit that allows you to confidently start future embroidery projects.  like how to separate the threads from six-stranded embroidery floss, without creating a tangled mess. Or how to start and end your thread without tying knots. Or the best length of thread to embroider with, spoiler alert...shorter is better.
  • How to transfer your embroidery design on to light and dark fabrics.
  • How to turn your finished embroidery work into a neatly finished hoop that's ready to hang or gift to a friend.

1700+ students have taken this class on Skillshare and here's what they want you to know:

"It's a beautiful project and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. A good class, especially for a beginner in embroidery, like me." Daisy 

"The best embroidery class ever!!! What a legend." Megan 

"Amazing lesson, I learned a lot of new techniques and didn't find myself bored at any point during the lesson. I'm really looking forward to embroidering new beautiful things with these new tricks up my sleeve!"  Rique 

"Excellent class easy to see what she was doing. And easy to understand instruction. Very good class!" Kenda Staudenmaier

"Very well explained and demonstrated." Nora

"One of the best embroidery classes!" Lucile

Included in the online class:

  • Cherry blossom embroidery pattern + different branches to create your own design + a color chart with possible combinations

  • Support! There is a section for you to ask questions and feedback. I'm happy to help you with your blossom embroidery piece.

  • 10 videos all under 5min. showing you the key techniques in 30 min. to create your very own blossom embroidery hoop art. 


Skill level: beginner
Duration: 30 minutes

Check out the class on Skillshare: Blossom Embroidery Learn: French Knots, Stem Stitch & Back Stitchy 

Take a peek inside the class:


Embroidered Ginkgo Leaf Brooch

Using The Chain Stitch & Double Running Stitch

Workshop how to make an embroidered brooch ginkgo leaf

 

Check out the class on Skillshare: Embroidered Ginkgo Leaf Brooch and get two weeks of Skillshare for free 

In this intermediate embroidery class you'll learn: How to stitch a ginkgo brooch using the chain stitch, reversed chain stitch, and the double running (or Holbein stitch).

Create a beautifully embroidered brooch with me helping you out every step of the way. 

What you'll learn:

  • How to embroider the chain stitch, the reversed chain stitch, and the double running stitch (aka Holbein stitch). 
  • You'll be adding lots of cool techniques to your creative toolkit that allows you to confidently start future embroidery projects.  like how to separate the threads from six-stranded embroidery floss, without creating a tangled mess. Or how to start and end your thread without tying knots. Or the best length of thread to embroider with, spoiler alert...shorter is better.
  • How to transfer your embroidery design on to light and dark fabrics.
  • How to turn your finished embroidery work into a brooch so you can wear your embroidery artwork all day everyday. Or, because they make great gifts, share your handmade creation with a friend.

600+ students have taken this class on Skillshare and here's what they want you to know:

"The teacher was great at explaining different methods of stitching. It is a great class for beginners." Kate

"Charlotte Kan has a lovely, gentle manner and gives very clear direction. A very enjoyable tutorial!" Sandra

"So many tricks on neat stitches, directional stitches, outline and fray protection."  Mabel

"What a great class. I can't wait to try making a brooch. The explanation was very well done and the product is truly sweet! Thank you!" Louise

Included in the online class:

  • Ginkgo leaf embroidery pattern + a color chart with a few suggested colours

  • Support! There is a section for you to ask questions and feedback. I'm happy to help you with your embroidered ginkgo brooch.

  • 9 videos all under 5min. showing you the key techniques in 25 min. to create your very own embroidered ginkgo brooch. 


Skill level: intermediate
Duration: 25minutes

Check out the class on Skillshare: Embroidered Ginkgo Leaf Brooch

Take a peek inside the class: