Throughout the course you’ll be privy to Katie’s tried-and-true techniques, and benefit from her design genius and construction experience. But most of all, you’ll love her teaching style! This online course demonstrates, quite clearly, the difference between a class and a kit or pattern. And with Katie, you’re getting every last tip as you become more and more confident in your own sewing skills.
You hear it all the time … “I know how to make bags.” But, do you know how to easily execute those unique design elements in a bag that take it from ordinary to extraordinary? To a high-end, “boutique level” project? To make a project that everyone else wants?
With so many bag patterns available, you want yours to stand out … in a good way! Katie’s trio of bags offers us a window into the secret tips and techniques which lead to guaranteed success. Step by step, you’ll gain the confidence to apply them to all of your sewing, starting the moment you see them demonstrated. These “aha” moments are especially valuable, because Katie not only shows how, but also explains the “why,” so you’ll understand completely and can adapt the details to other projects with easy confidence. With Katie’s help, you will begin taking all of your projects from home-made … to pro-made. When you sign up for this online course, you will get the PDF bag pattern and the embroidery design files, so you can make it as many times, in as many ways as you like.
All Start Anytime courses, are self-paced, and you can begin the moment you register, viewing the course anytime that is convenient for you. Many students watch it through one time first, and then go back to work alongside the instructor with their own project activities.
Katie Bartz has a reputation: she’s an adventurer and an inspiring entrepreneur. Starting with hand-sewing, learned from her grandmother at age 9, Katie started using a sewing machine in 7th grade Home Ec. The first project was the infamous apron. Katie wanted to pass the class, so she asked her teacher for permission to make a three-piece lined suit for extra credit. Needless to say, she passed the class, with her three-piece suit in hand, AND fell in love with taking flat fabric and creating something beautiful from it! Yep, Katie is an over-achiever!
She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and went on to start her own computer consulting firm in St. Paul, Minnesota. During her 20 plus years in the computer industry, she dabbled and learned to work with embroidery machines and began to teach others about sewing and computers. Katie has been fortunate to combine her love of computer technology and sewing, and loves sharing it with others in her classes and through her patterns. Katie’s down to earth teaching style focuses on the techniques — and what you end up with is a uniquely engineered project!
Katie offers classes in sewing: beginning to advanced, machine embroidery, computer and digitizing software. She has also taught CorelDraw and Photoshop Elements techniques to sold-out venues and loves sharing photo prep and printing on fabric secrets with the sewing and crafting markets, as well.
She has also co-authored the Pillow Talk book with the sewing enthusiast in mind, as the smaller pillow projects present the same skills one needs to move up to larger projects.
Katie now resides in Montana, where she can take further advantage of her love of nature and sewing.