Courtesy of research by Tory and Marcia…
The Guild had just announced our classes for 2014-15. These two are guaranteed, plus other potential ones to be determined.
- Pocket Techniques, with Anneke Henderson (Oct 4, 2014)
- Making a Body Double, with Josée (Nov 15, 2014)
However, there are many other options for classes around the Halifax area, as well as online. There are also many other learning resources besides classes, where there is no interaction involved but just instructions. The following list of sewing related resources might interest you.
Local Classes (Halifax area)
You might consider these local options for classes in the Halifax Regional Municipality and Nova Scotia area:
- Atlantic Fabrics (Dartmouth, Greenwood, New Glasgow)
- Nova Scotia College of Arts & Design, NSCAD (Halifax)
- Sew with Vision (Herring Cove)
- The Creation Station (St Margaret’s Bay)
- Patch Halifax (Halifax, new store!)
- Kelly’s Creative Sewing (Dartmouth)
- Fabricville (Cole Harbour, inquire at cashier)
If you were willing to travel for some classes, treating it as either a serious trip or vacation, you might want to consider these options:
- Kathryn Brenne Academy of Fine Sewing and Design (North Bay, ON)
- Susan Khalje (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Creativ Festival (Toronto, ON)
Online Classes and General Instructions
These sites offer classes and/or general instructions online:
- American Sewing Guild
- Craftsy Sewing Classes
- Pattern Review Classes
- Sandra Betzina Power Sewing Classes
- Marcy Tilton Tutorials
- Linda Lee’s Sewing Workshop Tutorials
- Silhouette Patterns Videos
- Creativ Festival YouTube Channel
- Project Runway
- Threads Magazine
- Daily Craft TV
There are also plenty of other YouTube channels you may want to search for to find instructional videos. For video instruction, you might actually be better off searching from the YouTube site, rather than using a search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Blogs tend to be are more personally produced instruction, compared to business or professional like instruction, although some blogs are quite phenomenal. They also tend to be more a mish mash of topics and may not be as well organized to find specific items like sewing instruction videos. But those things can add a personal touch and connection business sites tend not to have, and be more entertaining with a real life touch to them. It really depends on what you like. Here are some Guild Members like a lot:
- Communing with Fabric
- A Fool for Fabric
- Core Couture
- Curvy Sewing Collective
- Jilly Be Joyful
- Now Sewing
- La Sewista!
When you read blogs, be sure to look around, often on the side, for links to the authors’ favourite sites, blogs and such. Some will likely be related to sewing and they can serve as your lead to find out more of what is out there! If you liked the authors’ blog, chances are, you’ll like his/her taste for other enjoyable and/or useful blogs, too!
Share Your Favourite Sewing Resources with Us!
If you know of great class and/or instructional resources not mentioned here, please do let us know. We will update this post, as well as our Classes page on this site. Thank you.