I know you usually don’t hear about my new classes until the day they start, but not with this one! Sewing designer jeans will start later this month on Craftsy and I am offering a FREE CLASS to one lucky winner. This class will take you from A to Z in sewing your own designer jeans. Click here to enter! (The contest closes at midnight on Sunday, October 6, 2013) and the winner will be announced next week. Good luck!
So how did the shoot go? Well, I was in Denver for the torrential downfall and it was heart wrenching to see the damage shown on the local news. Fortunately downtown Denver fared with very little flooding despite the many dark, rainy days.
The Craftsy studio has been redesigned since my last taping Creative Serging and I had a great team to work with! The set was equipped with the best of the best, including the Brother DreamWeaver XE Innovis-VM6200D sewing machine. Although these are long days of taping, when you are having fun, the hours fly by.
Below you can see 3 of the best jean tools in the sewing room … a pink hammer, sand paper, and a tailor’s clapper. Not only will this class walk you through sewing a pair of designer jeans, I show you how to distress the jeans as you go. Once you sew a pair of stylish jeans that fit perfectly, you will be hooked! Enter to win a free class today.
The blog has been a little quiet lately as I have been traveling A LOT lately … taping with Craftsy, It’s Sew Easy TV, and Threads magazine. I will be back tomorrow with more photo’s and inside scoop on what’s coming out soon. While you are at it … Craftsy is asking about your favorite blogs. I would love your vote 🙂 Cheers, xoxo Angela
Dark jeans are really in trend this fall so that means distressing with a hammer might not be an option. I have tested the MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot on the Brother Dreamweaver XE and believe it or not, after sewing over many thick seams there was not one skipped stitch! The only thing I added was a #14 denim jean needle and various thicknesses of denim. This foot is different from a walking foot, not only because it has a rolling belt, but the foot plugs into the sewing machine giving the foot it’s own brain … or something like that. You can then adjust the foot by pressing a few buttons on the sewing machine. I have to say technology is really making sewing fun and easy!
The video below shows you just how smooth this digital dual feed foot works and I even tested it on one of my new jean patterns. Which by the way, I am happy to announce my first two jean patterns are up and available! Both patterns come with detailed sewing instructions in a book format, very easy to follow. The other bonus that comes with both of these jean patterns is a downloadable PDF file, download to your tablet and you can enlarge the photos for detailed viewing. The PDF file offers color photos and details on where to distress the jeans as you sew. My goal is to help you sew jeans that fit perfect and look expensive 🙂 Enjoy and don’t forget about the previous videos on sewing jean pockets if you need a little extra help. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend, lot’s of family, food and shopping on my end. Wait until you see my new shoes (and yes that’s plural!) xoxo Angela
Brother™ has provided me with the DreamWeaver XE, but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Here is part 2 for finishing off the front of your designer jean pockets. This video will show you how to add a coin pocket, which is totally optional. Sometimes I add a logo instead, just depends what kind of mood I am in 🙂 Of course I have to show off a few other features on the Brother Dreamweaver XE VM6200D, like using the V-Sonic PenPal to determine how wide my zigzag stitch will be – you really have to see it to believe it. Now, I just have to finalize the last of the Angela Wolf Jean Patterns so we can ship them out soon, wish me luck! xoxo Angela
Brother™ has provided me with the DreamWeaver XE, but all opinions expressed are entirely my own