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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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?

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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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Day 5 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ HORN OF AMERICA

Day 5 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ HORN OF AMERICA

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Our special guest is Horn of America!

Proudly made in the USA, Horn of America sewing cabinets and sewing furniture are the top of the line. Made in our factory in West Virginia, Horn carefully monitors the quality and production of every piece from the selection of materials to the construction process and the final packaging before shipment. Horn sewing cabinets are designed to provide everything the active sewist needs including ample storage for supplies and accessories, large workspaces, convenient drop leaves for easy expansion, durable EZ-roll locking casters for maneuverability, EZ-glide sliding drawers, rounded corners for safety, rounded machine lift cutouts, and supports that will support most domestic sewing machine models and more. Made with steel hardware and a mar-resistant melamine finish, Horn cabinets are available in four colors to match any taste or decor. Horn of America’s furniture is designed for the sewist looking for only the best.

 

 

 

Click here to officially enter #SEWCIALHOP2020 AND let’s surprise Horn of American on Facebook and Instagram and say THANKS!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

 

 

 

These are the cabinets you have seen me use during the live shows.  Model 8479 and Model 9000, which can hold the Brother Luminaire XP1 and XP2.  Both cabinets offer electric lift for the sewing machine and Model 9000 also offers an electric height adjustment between 29″ – 40″ so I can sew sitting or standing!  Love that feature, especially while I am taping videos and showing tutorials during the live shows.

On a Personal Note

 

I started working with Horn of America quite a few years ago on the set of It’s Sew Easy tv and absolutely loved the quality of the cabinets!  They are a family owned business and it’s been a pleasure working with them,  Today is a surprise visit on the #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ meaning they have NO idea we are hopping over to their social pages!  Help me give them a warm Wolfpack greeting and great THANKS FROM THE WOLFPACK!  Visit Horn of America’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 Sewcial Hop so far!

 

Cheers,

 

 

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Day 4 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ VOGUE FABRICS

Day 4 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ VOGUE FABRICS

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Our special guest is Vogue Fabrics!

Vogue Fabrics is a family owned business based in Illinois.  Their fabric store provides a wide variety of fashion fabrics by the yard. They also offer wholesale fabrics by the bolt, special event fabrics, bridal lace, sewing notions, sewing patterns, corset supplies, interfacing, lining, and fabrics by the yard.

Whether you are a sewing enthusiast, a clothing designer, a business owner or from an organization looking for fabrics for a project or event, we have the fabric for your unique affair or situation.

GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Yes you heard that right!  Vogue Fabrics is giving away a gift card on December 18th for our #sewcialhop2020 grand finally live show!!!!   AMAZING!

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25% OFF fabrics from Vogue Fabrics Catalogs ranging from Early Spring 2019 – Fall 2020.  (Fall 2018 & Winter 2018 are already clearance priced and Winter 2020 is visible to subscribers only). 

Use Discount Code: sewcialhop2020

This discount code is good for a 1-time use and expires December 18, 2020

Click here to enter the #SEWCIALHOP2020 AND hop over to Vogue Fabrics  Facebook and Instagram pages and say THANKS!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

On a Personal Note

I am so excited to have Vogue Fabrics included in the  #sewcialhop2020 as my relationship with Vogue Fabrics goes all the way back to 1994!  Yes, they were my go-to for all the fabrics I purchased for my clients ordering custom apparel.  They always had a fabulous selection of silks, tweeds, and obviously a lot more when you take a look at my stash LOL!  Thanks so much Rogie!

Now the wolfpack will be stopping by Vogue Fabric’s Facebook and Instagram pages to say thanks!   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?

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Day 3 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ KAI SCISSORS

Day 3 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ KAI SCISSORS

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Our special sponsor is my good friend Jeff Belvill – KAI SCISSORS

If you have ever been to Jeff’s booth at an expo you know the crowds!  Jeff always has something new that we all want to add to the sewing room (or fishing boat, as Winn would confirm LOL!) and my sister Julie swears by the amazingly sharp kitchen knives!

I have met many of you the last few years at the Kai Scissors booth in Puyallup at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo and the afternoon giveaways were packed!  Be sure to stop by Jeff’s website for you last minute holiday gifts.

Jeff is a sponsor of It’s Sew Easy tv and is so generous with giveaways and donations for so many, including the Wolfpack, so today we are going to hop over to his  Facebook and Instagram and say THANKS JEFF, DEVON, & CREW!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

KAI is a Japanese based company celebrating over 100 years of business.  The black handle KAI scissors and shears are made of fine stainless steel with vanadium.  KAI sewing scissors and shears are hand polished and balanced allowing for fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabrics.  Soft ergonomic handle grips and hardened stainless steel blades offer superior cutting action for quilting, crafting or dressmaking.

SCISSOR SET GIVEAWAYS

Yes you heard that right!  Jeff is giving away scissor sets December 18th for our #sewcialhop2020 grand finally live show!!!!   AMAZING!

Click here to enter the official giveaway 

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hop over to Kai Scissors’ page on Facebook and Instagram  

THANKS JEFF!!!!  #sewcialhop2020

 

On a Personal Note

I am so excited to spend day three of  the #sewcialhop2020 with Jeff! I met Jeff many years ago at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan.  Spending time with his family and crew at the Sew Expo the past few years has been so much fun!  

The wolfpack will be stopping by Kai Scissors Facebook and Instagram pages to say thanks for your generosity smile

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

Cheers,

Day 14 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ LASER BEE

Day 14 #SEWCIALHOP2020 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...

Day 13 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ IT’S SEW EASY

Day 13 #SEWCIALHOP2020 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...

Day 12 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ MAKE MONEY SEWING

Day 12 #SEWCIALHOP2020 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...

Day 11 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ PATTERNADE.COM

Day 11 #SEWCIALHOP2020 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...

Day 10 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ DIME

Day 10 #SEWCIALHOP2020 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...

Day 2 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ JOE VECCHIARELLI FRENCH EUROPEAN INC.

Day 2 #SEWCIALHOP2020 ~ JOE VECCHIARELLI FRENCH EUROPEAN INC.

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Our special guest is Joe Vecchiarelli!

Joe has worked in the fashion industry for over 40 years from sharpening scissors to working in production. He has worked on shows like Dancing with the Stars and The X Factor. To learn more and read about Joe visit French European Inc.

It’s always a great time when we can check in with Joe because he has tons of fashion design knowledge to share. Additionally, we will chat about dress forms and the value of owning one. Adding a dress form to your sewing space will assist you the fitting process. Be sure to check out the dress forms and the awesome collection of sewing notions available from French European Inc. 

DRESS FORM GIVEAWAY

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

AND he’s offering 25% OFF his entire website (not dress forms – he has a different offer for those :)) with coupon code FRENCH25

For French European Inc. Dress Forms and the special deal he’s offering email him sales@frencheuropean.net 

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

On a Personal Note

I met Joe quite a few years ago at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan.  Between running to classes and fashion shows, we would always take time to catch up and have a few laughs.  Houston Quilt Fest, OSQE shows, and the Sew Expo in Puyallup would be on our upcoming list, a few things we are definitly missing with the covid shut-downs. I am so excited to kick off the #sewcialhop2020 with Joe! 

So the wolfpack will be stopping by French European Inc’s Facebook and Instagram pages to say thanks for your generosity, great classes and fabulous dress forms!  We love you Joe and Mom says hi too smile 

Join us LIVE on Facebook and YouTube at 1:30 am EDT, Wednesday, December 2nd for day two of #SEWCIALHOP2020.

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

Cheers,

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#SEWCIALHOP2020

#SEWCIALHOP2020

JOIN US LIVE FOR THE BIG GIVEAWAY DAY!

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I am so excited to launch a fun sewcial hop filled with discounts, giveaways, and fun! The idea is to visit different business social media pages each day and while you hop to each social page, take a moment to:

  1. Follow each business taking part 
  2. Leave a “Thanks for Playing” comment from the Wolfpack 
  3. Add #sewcialhop2020 to your comment
  4. Fill out the official entry form (below).

Some of the businesses have live shows and  fun things planned for you when you stop by too! There will be a new blog post here everyday featuring the business we are visiting that day along with details on their awesome giveaway’s.  Sign up for my newsletter to keep informed. 

#SEWCIALHOP2020 CALENDAR

12/1 Angela Wolf YouTubeFacebook & Instagram

12/2 French European Inc Facebook & Instagram

12/3 Kai Scissors  Facebook & Instagram

12/4 Vogue Fabrics Facebook & Instagram

12/5 Horn of America Facebook & Instagram

12/6 Laura Star Facebook & Instagram

12/7 SewingMachinesPlus.com   Facebook & Instagram

12/8 Cindy Hogan – Cynthia’s Embroidery Facebook & Instagram

12/9 Angela Wolf YouTubeFacebook & Instagram

12/10 DIME Eileen Roche Facebook & Instagram

12/11 Patternade.com Facebook & Instagram

12/12 MSDP 

12/13 It’s Sew Easy TV Facebook & Instagram

12/14 Laser Bee Studio Facebook & Instagram

12/15 Reen Wilcoxson – Embroidery Garden Facebook & Instagram

12/16 The Sewing Shop Facebook & Instagram 

12/17 Allbrands Facebook & Instagram

12/18 BIG GIVEAWAY DAY! Live Show on Angela Wolf YouTube, Facebook at 2:00pm EDT

Details about each business and the giveaways on www.AngelaWolf.com

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Join us Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT) No purchase Necessary. See Official Rules for details. Sweepstakes start 11/29/2020 at MIDNIGHT (EDT) and ends 12/18/2020 at 2:00pm (EDT) Void where prohibited. You may only win once within a 30 day period.

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10 TIPS FOR SEWING LEGGINGS & SPORTSWEAR

10 TIPS FOR SEWING LEGGINGS & SPORTSWEAR

10 Tips for Sewing Leggings, Sports & Athleisure Wear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1. FABRIC:  Use a quality 4-way stretch fabric, such as a Nylon Spandex Tricot Knit,  so the fabric retains its shape (no baggy knee’s cool).  Add a touch of Power Mesh Nylon Tricot Knit  

2. WICK AWAY: If you plan on working out, look for moisture wicking fabric.  Wickaway moves sweat to the outside of the fabric and quickly dries, so your sweat doesn’t soak the fabric.   

 

  3. FITTING:  Athletic wear is usually fitted, especially leggings.  Check the exact measurements on the pattern and compare to your exact measurements.  You will want to have the outfit at least 1″ smaller than your size (more than 1″ depending on your size too). This is what we call negative ease.

4. NEEDLES:  Use a stretch  in the sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch.

 5. THREAD: I use Wooly Poly or Wooly Nylon in the upper and lower loopers on the serger.

  6. SERGER STITCH: A 4-thread overlock stitch is stronger than a 3-thread overlock stitch.  I use the 4-thread for leggings, fitted workout tops, and sport bras.  I use the 3-thread overlock stitch for loose fitting knits and items that won’t have a lot of stress.

7. SEWING:  If you don’t have a serger, you an use stretch thread in the sewing machine.  Wind the bobbin slowly and use the stretch thread for both the upper thread and bobbin with a straight stitch.  Another option is using universal thread and a narrow zigzag stitch.

 

8. ELASTIC:  I use sport and braided elastic in the waistband of my leggings.   1/2″ wide when I am sewing yoga style leggings with a wide waistband.  1″ or 1-1/4″ when sewing more of a leggings style. 

 

9. HEMMING: performance fabric can be slippery and tricky to sew.  I steam press the hem and use a tailors clapper to create a creased fold.  Then when I run the fabric through the coverstitch machine  or sewing machine using a twin needle, the fabric lays nice and flat. 

 

10. ADD A TOUCH OF MESH:  Use a coordinating mesh fabric to leggings as an accent to hold your cell phone or inserted into a tank for a trendy style.

 

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