Last year SVP Worldwide, the makers of SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING®, and PFAFF® created The Sewing Party, the first online DIY conference in history. It was a weekend full of virtual learning in online classrooms and connecting with new sewing friends from all over the U.S. I loved that the event was sponsored by all three sewing machine brands, drawing in sewists of many different interests, experience levels, and aesthetics. Quilters and garment sewers came together to learn new things and find inspiration in projects taught by some of my favorite modern makers. I had a great time teaching the Tate Top by Workroom Social and meeting lots of new-to-me sewists.
This year I am excited to be back at The Sewing Party (TSP) as it transitions into a new project for SVP. The Sewing Party is now the collaborative blog of SINGER, HUSQVARNA VIKING, and PFAFF. TSP celebrates all things sewing—garments, quilting, embroidery, fabric hoarding, seam ripping, triumphs, fails, goals and misses. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are or what you’re sewing with, everyone can join in!
Throughout the year I’ll be blogging over at The Sewing Party, bringing you tutorials to help elevate your me-makes and to get you sewing clothes that are infused with your own personal style. I want to challenge you to get creative, think like a designer, and customize your handmade wardrobe.
With that in mind, my first TSP project is a quilted faux cable knit sweatshirt, an awesome fall wardrobe staple and a comfy top to wear on chilly nights at Camp Workroom Social. You can get the full tutorial over at The Sewing Party.
Inspired by chunky cable knit sweaters and warm, cozy campwear, I created four original designs for your handmade quilted sweatshirts. The first two are available to download at TSP, but designs three and four are here for you.
I would love to see any sweatshirts you make! Tag me on Instagram (@workroomsocial) and be sure to use #campworkroomsocial, #fauxcableknit, and #thesewingparty.
Camp Workroom Social is sponsored by SINGER®. We are thrilled to bring the Quantum Stylist Touch 9985 to our campers at Camp Workroom Social 2015!