You are invited to join us for our newest online curriculum: Sew Beautiful Licensing! Originally offered as an in-person retreat, this licensing is now available for you to take online for the first time.
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You are invited to join us for our newest online curriculum: Sew Beautiful Licensing! This collection of 20+ projects has something for everyone and for all sewing skill levels. The projects feature an assortment of fabrics, styles, and designs ranging from sweet, cute, and charming to timeless, traditional, and elegant. If you would like to teach sewing, or simply want to enhance your sewing skills, our licensings are created with you in mind. Take this sewing journey with us as we introduce you to new sewing methods; sewing with wovens, vinyls, knits, and terry cloth; and new sewing techniques, tips, and tricks that will last you a sewing lifetime.
Originally offered as an in-person licensing event, this course is now available to take online for the very first time with educators Kathy McMakin, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer, Barbara Moore, Karla Herrin, and Pam Mahshie. Students in this online course will receive step-by-step video tutorials and downloadable instructions/patterns for all 20+ projects, plus dozens of techniquevideos, machine embroidery designs that you can use on your licensing projects if desired (the embroidery is not required), business tips, and more.
Here's how it works:During this course, there will be eight required assignments (four technique samples and four projects) that you will need to make and submit photos of through the site. Those assignments will be graded by our instructors, and upon course completion, you’ll receive your teacher's license. Once you have your license, you’ll co-own the copyright for all the written instructions/patterns for the projects included in this licensing. That means you’ll be able to copy the exclusive licensed materials to share with your students if you choose to teach, make the projects for sale without limit or just sew them for your own enjoyment. No matter what your reason is for joining us, this course is sure to take your sewing skills to new heights. After the course is over, you will still have access to all the videos and resources on the site – that access will not expire!
The projects in every licensing collection are unique to that particular licensing, so no one else will have your projects other than the students who are licensed in the same curriculum. Whether you plan to teach, make items to sell or simply advance your own sewing skills and pleasure, this outstanding collection of projects and techniques provides everything you’re looking for. We love to sew, we love learning new things about sewing, and we especially love to share it all with you. We invite you to sign up today and join the fun!
Access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
In-depth how-to videos, interactive assignments and social interaction designed for a proven learning experience.
No set class time! Our courses are structured to fit around your schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
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1. What will you get?
How-to videos on dozens of techniques and all 20+ projects
Downloadable project instruction handouts for you to download and teach
Downloadable patterns for all projects requiring patterns
Over a dozen embroidery designs in all formats that can be used on your licensed projects
Lessons about using correct notions that make even the most difficult trickiest techniques easier
Best sewing and teaching practices from internationally known teachers
Round table discussion with class and kit pricing suggestions
Business ideas - where to teach, marketing yourself and promoting classes
PLUS: Upon completion, receive a personalized Sew Beautiful Licensed Teacher Certificate. You will also receive the teacher licensing logo for your website or business card, and a digitized version of the teacher licensing logo.
2. What will you make?
Beach Days Girls Top and Shorts
Beach Days Boys Shirt and Shorts
Terry Cloth Bib and Burp Cloth
Madeira Neckroll Pillow
Peek-a-Boo Yoke Daygown
Precious Pockets Childs Dress and Doll Dress
Refined Ruffles Christening Gown, Childs Dress and Doll Dress
Refined Ruffles Slips
Sally Jumper and Top
Sam Romper and Shirt
Two-in-One Slip or Sundress
Windowpane Zippered Bag
Bath-Time Critters Bath Mitts
Celtic Lace and Bias Technique Quilt
Embroidered Baby Bodysuit
Spa Day Robes
Spa Day Tote
Kathy McMakin is one of America’s foremost authorities in the field of heirloom sewing by machine and by serger. She is the editorial director of Classic Sewing magazine, and she teaches beginning and advanced sewers from every corner of the world and inspires a new level of confidence in her students. Kathy directs sewing and serging events for Classic Sewing and Martha Pullen Company held all across the U.S. and is the director of Martha Pullen’s Teacher Licensing Program. She also teaches at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo.
She has been a guest instructor at events for every major sewing machine manufacturer in the world. She has authored several sewing and serging books and has produced and appeared in numerous sewing and serging videos. Kathy lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and has two grown children and three absolutely precious grandchildren.
Alicia Welcher is a designer, author, and sewing instructor who specializes in heirloom and serger sewing. She has earned a following of devoted sewists through her clear and concise teaching methods. She is an assistant editor of Classic Sewing magazine and is on the faculty of the Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing program, Classic Sewing Events and Original Sewing & Quilt Expos. Join Alicia in her online classes found under the education tab at thesewingcollection.com, on Facebook at Alicia Kountz Welcher and on her website at www.aliciawelcher.com.
What began as a simple interest in sewing 30 years ago has blossomed into an exciting adventure that Connie loves to share with her students. Her gift for elegant design and exquisite craftsmanship has made her a highly sought-after teacher in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.
She travels and teaches for the Martha Pullen travel events and returns year after year as one of the favorite teachers at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Her showcase of skills can often be seen on PBS television in Martha’s Sewing Room, America Sews with Sue HausmannandQuilting with Shar. She is a regular contributor toClassic Sewingmagazine and contributed toSew Beautifulmagazine for many years. She has the privilege of having garment designs on the covers of five Martha Pullen books:Lovely Lingerie; Elegant Sewing for Baby; Contemporary Heirlooms for the Older Girl; Six Easy PatternsandFabulous Fashions.
Barbara Moore has over 20 years experience teaching and selling Husqvarna Viking products, including time spent as a Husqvarna Viking dealer. She teaches classes and workshops at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Barbara lives in North Mississippi and teaches locally as well as nationally.
PFAFF® Education Consultant Karla Herrin loves to share her ideas, her wealth of experience, and her passion for sewing and embroidery during her many events across the country. She positively glows when presented with a challenge or exciting new technique, quickly learns and masters it, and then loves to show everyone else how to do it. Karla’s enthusiasm for sewing is apparent in her television sewing shows and web video productions. It’s this same enthusiasm that consumers respond to during her events, and they leave knowing they’ve learned some valuable techniques and tips, plus exciting new information. She likes to sew everything, including heirloom, garments, decorative stitching and embroidery.
Pam Mashsie is Business Manager for Overlocker Machines for BERNINA of America. She leads product development directly with BERNINA factories, positions and trains BERNINA Dealers, and works with the Education Department to create stimulating consumer events. Prior to joining BERNINA, she spent over 30 years at Baby Lock where she held many roles including Regional and District Sales Manager, Educational Director and Ambassador of Education. Throughout the years, she's appeared on numerous PBS programs including Sewing with Nancy, Martha’s Sewing Room and Quilting with Marianne and Mary Fons.