Day 15 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ EMBROIDERY GARDEN

Day 15 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ EMBROIDERY GARDEN

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Our special guest is my good firend Reen Wilcoxson owner of Embroidery Garden!

Embroidery Garden is filled with embroidery designs, applique files, and so many other creative projects!

GIVEAWAY

Reen knows how much we love embroidery and she is giving away 2 of her Garden Flower Lace Collection plus 2 Virtual Classes … that means 4 lucky winners!!!  Thanks Reen!

Click here to enter AND hop over to Embroidery Garden’s Facebook and Instagram and say THANKS REEN!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

Reen has a special live facebook show today showing how to make her famous snowballs! 

On a Personal Note

I started working with Reen quite a few years ago at a series of Allbrands events.  At that time I was not a huge embroidery in the hoop fan, until I saw her projects!  Her bags were gorgeous and they looks as good on the inside as they did on the outside, I have been hooked ever since!!! I miss our events together, especially hearing how many miles Dave road his bike that day.  Love you guys!!

Join us LIVE on Facebook and YouTube Wednesday at 1:30 pm Eastern and then of course the big giveaway show on Friday, December 18th at 2:00pm Eastern  #SEWCIALHOP2020.

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the Sewcial Hop so far!

Cheers,

JOIN OUR FREE EMBROIDERY EVENT!

Wednesday, December 16th at 3:00pm Eastern

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Day 14 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ LASER BEE

Day 14 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ LASER BEE

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Today we feature my friends Kelly and Sharon at Laser Bee!!!

Laser Bee Studio started from a love to create unique, handmade gifts using embroidery, vinyl and engraving. Our owners have been in the embroidery business for 20+ years. Machine embroidery gave us a great way to personalize items for customers. When the vinyl craze hit, we learned how to incorporate vinyl into our custom products. A few years back, we purchased a laser machine and expanded our products to include engraveable items. After the need to find a way to organize our embroidery threads better, our exclusive thread drawer inserts were created. This opened the door for us to find more ways to create products to help sewing enthusiasts like us organize our sewing spaces better and more efficiently. We are so excited and humbled that our thread drawer inserts and project trays are helping so many customers!

Like and follow Laser Bee on Facebook and Instagram! Make sure you use #sewcialhop2020 in your comment! 

GIVEAWAY

Laser Bee is giving away one set of combo project tray set with markers (thread not included) $64.99 Value

Click here to enter and hop over to Laser Bee’s Facebook and Instagram pages and say THANKS!!!! Be sure to leave #sewcialhop2020 in the comment! 

On a Personal Note

I first met Sharon and Kelly back when they both worked at Allbrands.  We have worked together at SO many events!  My favorite memory was visiting Kelly’s store and he cooked some fabulously HOT shrimp gumbo!  Absolutely delicious!!! But it was SPICY HOT and they had me stripping in the store LOL!  And of course the king cake with the baby … priceless memories!

You might recall the new trays that Kelly and Sharon designed to coordinate with my Softloc thread, we LOVE those!

I am so thrilled to watch your Laser Bee business grow.  You should stop by their etsy shop and see the customized items they have added. So today the wolfpack will be stopping by Laser Bee’s Facebook and Instagram pages to say thanks for your generosity!

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the #SewcialHop so far!

Cheers,

Want to learn more about fashion design, sewing techniques, and patterns?

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Day 13 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ IT’S SEW EASY

Day 13 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ IT’S SEW EASY

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We are celebrating 10 years and 20 seasons of It’s Sew Easy! 

Let’s go back and start at the beginning of how things started with on It’s Sew Easy   This is a story of how an opportunity change my life and business forever!

In December 1994 I graduated with a business degree from Illinois State University  (ironically my freshman year I attended NC STATE AKA the WolfPack – now that is hilarious!). About 9 months after graduating  I held my first fashion show and thus started my custom apparel business.  My first label ABO APPAREL quickly grew, allowing me to dress women from all over the world. I eventually added a alterations and a ready-to-wear collection to the lineup.  

Skipping ahead many years and fashion shows …

Angela Wolf fashion seiwng patterns for beginners

In 2008, I won a fashion design contest called Passion for Fashion hosted by the Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan.  The contest was similar to an episode of Project Runway, except live in the middle of an expo show hall.  Talk about nerve racking!  I won some fabulous items including a trip to NY, but most importantly was an area to showcase my own collection at the expo the following year.

The next year I showcased 20 couture outfits and met so many in the sewing industry.  Until then, I really never knew this industry existed as my life was on the fashion design side of the universe.  Janet Pray introduced me to Kathie Stull, a producer of many successful PBS shows.  Kathie was looking for a host for a new show that would feature fashion sewing.  Intriguing and exciting, although I was not sure how this is going to fit into my business plan it would surely be a fun gig!   

The PBS TV show you now know is It’s Sew Easy.  What started as a gig quickly made me re-think my business plan when my email box would fill with those wanting to sew my designs. 

I quickly realized the fans of It’s Sew Easy didn’t want to buy my clothes, they wanted to make my clothes. I made the business decision to invest in CAD patternmaking software, a plotter, and more in order to offer patterns for the home sewer.  Risky and expensive, but surely Angela Wolf Patterns was launched.  

 

The Wolfpack

Skipping ahead to 2020, 10 season and 20 episode and the show is amazingly successful!  Angela Wolf Patterns and Angela Wolf Academy is growing, but one thing I did not expect out of this show is The WolfPack! You all are AMAZING!!!

Many of you have asked

“Do you get paid for being on It’s Sew Easy?”

“Do you make royalties for past episodes?”  

The simple answer is no

I started on the show for sharing what I love about sewing and that grew into teaching you how to sew Angela Wolf Patterns.   Teach sewing and fashion design on so many different levels which grew into the Fashion Sewing Club

I can never thank you all enough for watching and following along.

Taping the Next Season 2001

In this time of covid and travel restriction, we will be recording this season in my studio.  Different from the past, but it’s the same tutorials and designs tips to keep you on your sewing journey.  

Thanks Wolfpack!    I can never thank you enough for your photos in the Angela Wolf Patterns group and encouraging words!  The wolfpack has become a group of creative women and men that truly love the art of the fashion design and the art of sewing and embroidery. I am so grateful to be part of the It’s Sew Easy series.

A question to you … where did you first find my tutorials?

Cheers,

Like and follow It’s Sew Easy! Leave a comment on thier Facebook and Instagram pages using #sewcialhop2020!

Want to learn more about fashion design, sewing techniques, and patterns?

Members of the Fashion Sewing Club have access to past episodes of It’s Sew Easy, Facebook live and YouTube videos, fitting instruction on specific topics, discounts on my website, and much more!

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Day 12 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ MAKE MONEY SEWING

Day 12 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ MAKE MONEY SEWING

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Today we feature making $ sewing!  

Have you ever wanted to turn your sewing skills into a business?  Having run a custom apparel and alteration business for 20 years, being an alteration specialist is an excellent career that requires talent and skill.  MSDP offers a certification program 

The Master of Sewing and Design Professional and Master Alteration Specialist Certification are performance-based testing programs, not a school, which was developed by the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP). Based on ASDP’s standards of quality and is open to anyone with sewing related skills.  MSDP and MAS certification provides the professional with prestigious credentials that validate skills and expertise.

ALTERATION DIGITAL E-BOOK SET GIVEAWAY

MSDP is giving away Alterations for Professionals and Alterations for Bridal and Formalwear digital E-books by Linda Stewart with a retail value of $125.  And to get your sewing business going I will add my book How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business.

Click here to enter to win and leave a comment below letting me know if you have ever wanted to make $ sewing  #sewcialhop2020

On a Personal Note

I started ABO APPAREL, LLC a custom apparel and alteration business back in 1994.  I joined ASDP (Association of Sewing and Design Professionals)  in 2007 and attended my first conference when it was help in the Chicago area.  What a group of talented men and women!   I can tell you first hand, having a group of fellow fashion designers and sewist to connect with is priceless.  Comparing pricing, work layout, marketing ideas … who else can you share stories about hemming the “simple wedding dress”  lol!!!  

It was at that conference the groundwork for Master Sewing and Design Professional Certification Programs began.  I considered taking the certification myself, but I had already been in business 13 years and averaging 60 to 70 hour work weeks didn’t allow the time.  That being said, I am honored to be a board member of a great organization offering so much to the sewing industry.   If you have ever tried making money sewing, the tendency is to think you should not charge accordingly simply because its sewing.  This is simply not true.  If you are looking to make money sewing, you might consider taking the time to get your MSDP and MAS certification.

In the meantime, you can increase your alteration skill by reading Linda Stewart’s e-books Alterations or Professionals and Bridal and Formal Wear.  I also have 3 online classes on Craftsy teaching alterations:  Tailoring Ready-to-Wear, Advanced Tailoring Skills, and Tailoring Jackets.  I tried SOOO hard to get the team at Craftsy to label my classes as alterations, but they insisted on tailoring!  What are you going to do lol!

Just curious?  Have you ever wanted to make money sewing or do you already have a business?

Cheers,

 

 

 

Day 11 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ PATTERNADE.COM

Day 11 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ PATTERNADE.COM

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Our featured vendor is Patternade!

Patternade is pattern drafting software and is entirely online. No need to install or download anything. Patternade is a new and exciting project that is about bringing advances in software development to the pattern making industry.

Patternade offers three monthly subscription plans and your first pattern is free! Check out the tutorials on their website.

Like and follow Patternade on their Facebook and Instagram pages!

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION GIVEAWAY

Patternade will be giving away a one year pro subscription to one lucky winner on December 18th at the grand finale of the #sewcialhop2020! Sign up to be entered in the drawing for all the #sewcialhop2020 prizes!!! And remember to tell Patternade thank you on their Facebook and Instagram pages!

On a Personal Note

I met Daniel, the founder of Patternade in Puyallup at the Sew Expo.  I was intrigued to hear about this pattern drafting software, especially because its easy to use and very inexpensive.  This software offers a designer to input custom measurements to get started on a pre-built sloper, which is a HUGE bonus!  This is how it works, you choose a sloper, input your custom measurements, alter the design as you desire, and print a PDF instantly.  What an easy way to test your design skills AND your first pattern, click here to give it a try!   Now the Wolfpack will be stopping by Patternade’s Facebook and Instagram pages to say thangs for their generosity!

Cheers,

Want to learn more about fashion design, sewing techniques, and patterns?

Members of the Fashion Sewing Club have access to past episodes of It’s Sew Easy, Facebook live and YouTube videos, fitting instruction on specific topics, discounts on my website, and much more!

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Day 10 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ DIME

Day 10 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ DIME

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Featured vendor is DIME!! 

Eileen Roche shares her wealth of machine embroidery and sewing experience to create products for embroiderers of any skill level. Eileen’s talent, creativity and enthusiasm distinguish her from others in the industry and are the driving force behind the success of Designs in Machine Embroidery Inspiration events and the products available online and in dealers across the United States and beyond.

Designs in Machine Embroidery is the source for machine embroidery products including how-to and educational books, machine embroidery hoops, machine embroidery tools and organizers, machine embroidery designs, instructional videos, embroidery thread, stabilizers and more. Designs in Machine Embroidery is focused on inspiring and educating readers on all aspects of machine embroidery. Check out the designs & Projects and find something to work on today!

GIVEAWAY!

Eileen is giving away a machine embroidery jewelry collection and hardware kit ($84.98 value) making kit to one lucky winner on December 18th for our #sewcialhop2020 grand finally live show!!!!   AMAZING!

Click here to enter the official #SEWCIALHOP2020 AND hop over to the DIME Facebook and Instagram pages and say THANKS EILEEN!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

Join this FREE virtual event from DIME!

December 16, 3:00pm Eastern

Holiday Gift Making is a 90 minute virtual class featuring 7 specialty techniques!

Click Here to Register!

 

 On a Personal Note

 

I first met Eileen on the set of It’s Sew Easy tv and immediately connected with her entrepreneurial spirit!  Our paths would cross at many events and conferences in the sewing industry, we always took a minute to chat and catch up on life.  You can imagine my excitement when Eileen asked if I would design a lace embroidery collection in collaboration with DIME.  A Touch of Lace embroidery collection was such a success, we added A Touch of Couture Embroidery Collection.  Both collections include numerous designs for embellishing and can be enhanced when combined with My Lace Maker Software.  Today we and the Wolfpack will be stopping by Design In Machine Embroidery’s Facebook & Instagram pages to say thanks for  the fabulous giveaway and looking forward to our free class together!  

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the Sewcial Hop so far! #sewcialhop2020

Cheers,

Want to learn more about fashion design, sewing techniques, and patterns?

Members of the Fashion Sewing Club have access to past episodes of It’s Sew Easy, Facebook live and YouTube videos, fitting instruction on specific topics, discounts on my website, and much more!

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Day 9 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ LET’S GO SEW

Day 9 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ LET’S GO SEW

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Our special guest is Joanne Banko!!

Joanne’s sewing life began in Junior High and was hooked on sewing from the start! After graduating high school, Joanne enrolled in Fashion School, completing a dressmaking and pattern making course at Progressive Fashion School in Cleveland Ohio.

​Joanne is a freelance sewing educator and online instructor, who enjoys teaching, writing and designing projects to share with fellow sewing enthusiasts. Please take a moment to visit Let’s go Sew!

Like and follow Joanne! Leave a comment on her Facebook page under the #sewcialhop2020 post! 

GIVEAWAY

Joanne is giving away one of her books with a free scarf and a surprise bonus giveway on our grand finally on the 18th at 4:00pm!

Click here to enter the #SEWCIALHOP2020 AND hop over to Joanne’s on Facebook and say THANKS!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

On a Personal Note

I am excited to have Joanne on the #sewcialhop2020 today!  You have seen us together on It’s Sew Easy tv and many Brother events.  She is also a brand ambassador for Brother and you will find her fabulous tutorials on www.Blog.BrotherSews.com and my live shows. 

Joan is so talented and when we get together talking sewing and embroidery, OH MY the creativity that flows!!!   So today the wolfpack will be stopping by Let’s Go Sew’s Facebook page to say hi!  Joanne also has a weekly sewing newsletter and features her episodes of It’s Sew Easy on her YouTube channel.

Join us LIVE on Facebook and YouTube at 1:30 am EDT, Wednesday, December 9th for a recap of this week’s #SEWCIALHOP2020.

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the Sewcial Hop so far!

Cheers,

Day 8 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ CYNTHIA’S EMBROIDERY

Day 8 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ CYNTHIA’S EMBROIDERY

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Our featured vendor is Cynthia Hogan!!

Cynthia’s Embroidery began as a home based embroidery business in the late 1990’s and has grown from there. Around 1996, Cynthia bought her first home embroidery machine and began producing shirts and garments for the school where she worked and for her friends. She quickly outgrew that machine and purchased the new Brother 8200 and PE-DESIGN Version 1 software sight unseen after reading the spec sheets. 

Cynthia was so determined to learn the software and what makes it tick that her local dealer offered to let her teach it after she had figured out how the software operated. Cynthia taught herself the software and then began to teach it to others. As a Special Education Teacher, this was a natural fit. She taught at the local dealer in the evening, taught school during the day and wrote instructions and workbooks for the software in her spare time.

 

Like and follow Cindy Hogan! Leave a comment on her Facebook or Instagram under the #sewcialhop2020 image!

GIVEAWAY

Yes you heard that right!  Cindy is giving away a virtual class to 1 lucky winner on December 18th for our #sewcialhop2020 grand finally live show!!!!   AMAZING!

Click here to enter AND hop over to Cindy’s Facebook & Instagram pages and say Thank you!!!  #sewcialhop2020

On a Personal Note

I am very excited to feature my good friend Cindy Hogan on our #sewcailhop2020 today!  We have worked so many Brother events thru the years and its even better traveling all over the country when you can meet up with friends for dinner!  Cindy has a weekly Facebook live show every Tuesday featuring embroidery software, if you are into embroidery of any kind, mark this one on your calendar!  She is also frequents my Behind the Scenes and Brother At Your Side Virtually live shows.  So the wolfpack will be stopping by Cynthia’s Embroidery Facebook & Instagram pages to say hi!  #sewcialhop2020

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the Sewcial Hop so far!

Cheers,

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Learn to Sew Knits Online Class: Angela Wolf Academy

Day 7 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ SEWINGMACHINESPLUS.COM

Day 7 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ SEWINGMACHINESPLUS.COM

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Our sponsor is SewingMachinesPlus.com 

Sewing Machine Plus is a family owned company and have been involved in the sewing and vacuum business for over 50 years. They operate the largest sewing machine and vacuum cleaner website in the nation. They also have two retail Super Stores to serve Southern California.

Sewing Machine Plus has experts available to help answer any sewing or vacuum related question you may have.

SEWING MACHINE GIVEAWAY

Yes you heard that right!  Ron and Blaine are giving away  the Encore 260A sewing machine plus Extension table to 1 lucky winner on December 18th for our #sewcialhop2020 grand finally live show!!!!   AMAZING!

 

Click here to enter the #SEWCIALHOP AND hop over to SewingMachinesplus.com on Facebook and Instagram and say THANKS RON & BLAINE!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

Here are a few photos of our hands on classes (fall ’19) at 2 of the SewingMachinesPlus.com 

On a Personal Note

It has been a pleasure working with Ron and Blaine!  They are so generous with discounts and giveaways … SOOO the Wolfpack will be stopping by Sewing Machine Plus  Facebook and Instagram pages to say thanks for your generosity!  Thanks RON, BLAINE and awesome team! smile

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the Sewcial Hop so far!

Cheers,

Want to learn more about fashion design, sewing techniques, and patterns?

Members of the Fashion Sewing Club have access to past episodes of It’s Sew Easy, Facebook live and YouTube videos, fitting instruction on specific topics, discounts on my website, and much more!

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Day 6 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ LAURASTAR

Day 6 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ LAURASTAR

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Our special guest is Laurastar!

Laurastar is a Swiss brand that has always, since it was founded, been committed to respecting your clothes and the environment. That is why Laurastar constantly innovates so you can keep your clothes looking beautiful easily and purify them naturally thanks to the hygienic qualities of its steam. Laurastar takes care of you and our planet. Each product is designed to last a long time, a commitment against planned obsolescence. Because life is never too beautiful. Laurastar Dry Microfine Steam (DMS), was created exclusively by Laurastar for elite fashion designers and featuring professional dry cleaning technology, DMS takes care of the beauty of fabrics. Its gentle action on the surface is just as effective when it gets deep into fibers to beautify and purify them. Thanks to its hygienic qualities, DMS effectively and lastingly eliminates harmful microorganisms.

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WOLFPACK DISCOUNT FROM LAURA STAR!

We love discounts and Phillip has been so good to the Wolfpack!  He is offering  a 10% OFF coupon code for the entire Wolfpack and Fashion Sewing Club members get 15% OFF.  

Visit Laurastar’s Website by clicking here and use coupon code:  WOLFPACK10 when checking out for 10% OFF.  Fashion Sewing Club members go into the club website for you 15% off coupon code.

Click here to enter the #sewcialhop2020 AND hop over to Laurastar’s Facebook and Instagram and say THANKS PHILIPP!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

On a Personal Note

I first met Philip Ueltschi while he was demoing the Laurastar Smart U system  and I was blown away!  Ironing multiple layers of fabric in a few seconds with perfect results.  The fan function on the ironing board prevents creases and really makes pressing interfacing a breeze!  For those of you that ask what the noise is while I am ironing on my live show, now you know 🙂

So the wolfpack will be stopping by Laurastar’s  Facebook and Instagram pages to say thanks for your generosity! smile

Be sure to leave me a comment below if you are enjoying the #SewcialHop2020 so far!

Cheers,

Steaming

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