Fit to Flatter – A How To with Lindsey Rae

Lindsey is back to teach at Kimz and we are super excited!Lindsey is an amazing teacher, and her knowledge of garment sewing and sewing machine know how is exceptional.

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Lindsey is the founder of Sew To Grow and is passionate about sewing and education in the sewing industry. She has already been to Kimz teaching her "Urban Outlook" tote, teaching our ladies how to work with leather. You can check it out here.

This time Lindsey is coming in to teach you how to make your garment fit to flatter. Doesn't that sound great? With 4 designs to choose from including dresses and tops, you are sure to get noticed for all the right reasons and best of all feel comfortable and confident.

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The Sweet Summertime Dress features no zippers, a fitted waist and cap sleeves this pattern is sure to be a wardrobe staple all season long!

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The Noosa Shift features two sleeve options (sleeveless and flutter), pockets, t-shirt hem and elasticized waist.

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The Sweet Summertime Peplum features no zippers, a fitted waist and cap sleeves. So on trend!

For all the information you need on this weekend workshop including dates, price and requirements, click here.

We can't wait for Lindsey to again inspire and work her magic in our classroom. Places are limited so please ensure you register to avoid disappointment.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Stitching Leather Bags with Sew To Grow

 It was such a pleasure to have Lindsey Rae of Sew To Grow do a Leather workshop here at Kimz in May.  We will definitely repeat this workshop with many more ladies wanting to learn how to sew with leather.  Lindsey is such an amazing tutor and all of our ladies had a wonderful time and went home with a fantastic Urban Outlook tote.

Teflon feet help when stitching with leather as the metal from standard feet can stick.  Also pop in your machine a leather needle so it pierce the leather with its chisel tip.

Danielle loves making bags.

Here is May and Judith sporting their new totes.

Ellen, Susan, Danielle and Cindy 

Ellen, Danielle, Lindsey and Cindy 
Lindsey has some amazing patterns and great tutorials on her website to check out.  Stay tuned for the next workshop we have with Lindsey, as I’m sure spaces will go fast. 

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Tuffets with Terri

What a great weekend making Tuffets!!!  Terri Ahrens joined us for a fantastic workshop where our ladies made their very own patchwork furniture.

Terri helps Jackie making this stunning Kaffe Fassett tuffet.

Cindy is giving her tuffet the sit test.

Tori also played with her Kaffe Fassett stash and made this exceptionally beautiful tuffet. 

Carol (who is a lover of orange) made herself a very modern and funky tuffet.

And here is Juanita with her tuffet made in batiks from our store.
As you can see by those smiling faces we had lots of fun and everyone went home with their finished piece of furniture.  We will definitely be having another of these workshops.  Stay tuned for our next dates available so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x

Round The Garden With Wendy Williams

What a pleasure to have the delightful Wendy Williams from Flying Fish Kits come back to Kimz for another wonderful wool felt applique workshop.  We had 10 ladies join in on the fun on getting started with their very own Round the Garden quilt.  Over the 2 day workshop the ladies learnt lots of techniques and got a great start on their linen backgrounds.  Below are some pics from the class as well as some close ups of Wendy’s work.

Appliqueing the felt tree

Below is some eye candy from samples Wendy brought along with her.

Sandra dropped in to show Wendy a quilt she has made using Wendy’s pattern Cat’s Away

A huge thank you to Wendy for coming back to us with this excellent workshop.  We hope to have you back soon.

Wendy Williams Workshop

What a fun 2 days it was having Wendy Williams come into Kimz for a workshop on her Birdsville cushion and quilt.  It was such a delight to have her here and the ladies had a ball learning to applique with wool felt.  There were stacks of photos taken over the 2 days so I have just picked the nicest ones.  Enjoy!

Birds on a Wire quilt by Wendy.

Wendy’s Birdsville Quilt.

Wendy’s Baby Blooms Quilt 

Wendy’s Indian Summer Cushion.

Birdsville Quilt


Wendy has decorated the tops of these Craft Cases with her wool felt creations

The ladies moved onto the tree.

Wendy discussed placement of the flowers.

Everyone’s flowers put together.

Wendy then moved onto how to make the birds

Wendy demonstrating how to make the smaller flower gardens.

Wool felt……yummy!!!!

Pamela’s background piece.

Sorry about all the photos but honestly, I couldn’t leave any of these out.

Happy Stitching! Kimz Team x