The first of May was the end of my second online Licensing "Teaching Beginning Sewing 2" (my 5th license) with Martha Pullen Company. I enjoyed watching the well-done videos by the many talented instructors, all of whom I have worked with in several other licensing events. Seven of the 24 projects included in the program were *required* to "graduate". I have included several pictures.
This table runner is actually two pieces: the linen frame and a removable embroidered insert. Holiday prints could also be used for the insert. Several added an embroidered monogram to their inserts.
Being able to choose the fabrics and trims was major plus to the online version. I made a commitment to use as much of my <stash> as possible - and succeeded! I only had to buy one piece of fabric (sash on the grommet purse). I even had all the zippers and buttons I needed.
These projects were well-written and, although focused on beginners, even *experienced* sewers would enjoy making them! Each covered a different technique, including quilting.
Participants in the class could upload photos of their projects to the "gallery" page. Such a wide and colorful variety! It was fun to see how each person interpreted the projects.
I have made several grommet purses, in a variety of colors and prints; customers really like the stylish look and multiple inside pockets.
As much as I enjoy the week long *face-to-face* events, the online classes allowed for working at my own pace (we had 6 months to complete the 7 projects) sandwiching them in-between other life activities!