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Pocket Valentine

Helene Knott
6:30 - 9:30
Thur Eve April 18

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$ 100  

Please note this project needs a sewing machine with a free motion and a zig zag foot, the venue will have a few loaner machines to share. You may bring your own if you live locally.

“I’ve got a secret pocket for my Valentine”. These charming ‘pockets’ can be a container to give that special person in your life a gift, a card, a gourmet chocolate bar, and the pocket is itself a gift. The completed pocket can be stitched to a garment if you prefer, or put a cord on it and use it as a pouch around your neck to store your cell phone, ID, or a little cash. These are fun and easy to make and a lovely way to use bits and pieces of old jewelry, laces, novelty print fabrics, and other ephemera. This could be an excellent gift to give to a bride on her special day. 

Skill Level: confident beginner and up

Please be courteous to others by arriving for class with the correct supplies. Contact me at 503-631-8806 or helene.m.knott@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Materials Fee $25 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Four 10” x 10” squares Fabric (2 outer shell & 2 lining), motif fabrics, stabilizer, batting lace, beads, trim, Thread, beading needle, fusible web, optional cord, freezer paper


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Craft or embroidery scissors (I like the spring loaded soft touch ones made by Fiskars)
Thread snips
fabric marking pen/pencil
Skewer/poking tool
Sewing pins
A sewing machine: with a free motion and a zig zag foot

Click here for a printable page

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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