The machine I took home from the curb looks to be a Consew 226. I fed it some thread, plugged it in, press the pedal, aaaaand everything works! Machine runs very smooth and the stitches look great. 🙂 #curbsidefind#consew#itsmyluckyday
Here are a couple text pieces I stitched up in the last couple of days!
The more I embroider the more I appreciate a good text piece: they usually are a lot harder to stitch than they seem! All that symmetry, all those sharp angles.
Also, the Levi's batwing was hands down the funnest part to make. I love using the chenille (fuzzy) stitch on the machine. 🙈
Anyways, I hope everyone has a great weekend!
This week I got to work with Kara from Cone Denim Mills to embroider a sample piece that they're going to use as a prop in a mechanical bull ride during @kingpins_show China. Super stoked and honored to get this chance of working with @conedenim 🤘🏽
1 5429 July, 2019
All the outdoor seats are done and ready for pickup :) they turned out good and #Turbo the pup approves of them lol
Working on some fun #TravelTotes for @sistersofmanteo. 💙
The leather and rug combos are JUST👏SO👏GOOD!!! 😱
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3 5019 July, 2019
Box pattern cushions. They’re a pain if you don’t know how to start and line everything up. My dad helped me with a bug job about 9 years ago and I nailed it down. I make the box pattern on a piece that’s at least 2” bigger all the way around then I sew it, then I can template and cut after. First few times I didn’t anticipate how much it would shrink it. #box#boxpattern#cushions#template#sew#consew#vberth#grand#lineup
Meet Shelby, she works at our shop. Do you want to learn to sew 🧵? Is your end goal to be qualified to get a job in the Baltimore manufacturing industry? Jeremiah’s next entry level class is “Sewing 1 Safety” Tuesday August 6th from 6 to 9 pm. @open_works_bmore
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4108620424
There is also a Saturday Morning “Sewing 1 Safety” class on July 20 if you are just so excited that you can’t wait 😊 all of their classes are on www.openworksbmore.com if you want to see every thing they offer. There is something for everyone. It’s a great makers space. See you there!
Woooowwwww y’all were not lying when you said the Singer 114w103 was better than my Consew. This thing feels like butter. Mind blown. 🤯
13 1282 May, 2019
Hi friends! One of the reasons I’m so excited for our show @momandme.tv to air is that I’ll finally be able to share some pics of all the work that we did last summer designing and renovating 6 houses for local families. Also, I’m so grateful for the many regional creatives, craftsmen, and small businesses who contributed to the projects... Can’t wait to thank them by showing photos of their work and products. •
Meanwhile, I’m plugging away on a remodel... so no pics to share of that mid process. I guess I’ll just post this pic of my #happyplace . Swipe to see my current #transformation#project . Some remnant leather from a couch I reupholstered, a cross stitch tapestry and a vintage vest that I thrifted... hoping it’s going to look good as a tote bag when I’m done with it 🤞😂
Five years ago I bought this Consew 226. 4 years after that I started fashion design school. In between it has sewn hundreds, maybe thousands, of yards of seams, bringing to life the ideas inside my head.
I love the process of bringing a new garment into being. From the idea and sketch through to the creation itself. The sewing and creating itself was what got me into fashion design. I started to sew costumes, and then sewed more and more elaborate ones, and eventually I realized I had a talent for design. -
I still love sitting down at the sewing machine to bring a new creation to life (although after hours and hours of sewing during finals I might have a different opinion 😉). I am also looking forward to having other people sew the things I design, freeing me up to create more. I don’t think I’ll ever fully give up sewing things I’ve designed though.