Jill the (Relatively) Reluctant

I’m Karen Golden Smith, the other half of Golden Needles.  My sister Terri is the one usually doing the blogging since I work full time as a school counselor.  I’m counting the days to my retirement.  I love my job, … Continue reading

Sewing Class Sign-up!

We are having a great response from people interested in our beginning sewing classes!  Thank you to all of our Facebook friends for helping us get the word out! We still have some spots open for both of our classes which start June 19.  We will be holding a morning class from 9-11:30, and an evening class from 6-9:30.

Sewing machines are provided, as well as all the tools you will need, and all of your patterns except one.

Taking Learn to Sew 101 and 102 will give you a great foundation to build on, and give you confidence in choosing future projects.

We are so excited about this, and from the response, so are a lot of other people!  Our classes are going to be loads of fun!

For information on price, to ask more questions, or to sign up, email us right away!  golden-needles@cox.net

Beginning Classes Start Soon!

Learn to Sew 101 projects

We are busy gearing up for our first classes, and are so excited!  The sewing machines arrived today, and we are unpacking them and setting them up.

We will be offering one morning class and one evening class, both beginning on June 19, and running for four weeks.  Classes are limited, and we already have students enrolling, so email us today for more information.

In the very first course, you will learn all about the sewing machine and how it works, how to read a pattern and determine fabric and notion needs, how to choose the right fabrics for your projects, and many other practical tips.  While making four different projects, you will learn to topstitch, make buttonholes, install zippers and elastic, and finish seams.

We are using Karen’s daughter Julie as our guinea pig, and she has enjoyed her first two projects.  Her apron turned out so pretty, and so did her pillow shams. She plans to use both as wedding gifts.  How special for the friends who will receive such a nice gift!

Julie models her apron!

Julie’s pair of linen pillow shams. Her mom has promised to use her embroidery machine to monogram them in white. How pretty!

If you live in the middle Georgia area, and would like more information on our beginning sewing classes, please email us at golden-needles@cox.net.

Hello World!

Welcome to the official site of Golden Needles Designs!  We plan to share with our readers regular updates on our sewing classes, our ongoing sewing projects, pattern reviews, and other bits of information that we hope will be helpful and interesting to other sewers.

One of the things we are most excited about (besides setting up for our new beginning sewing classes and developing this new blog) is working through a substantial pattern drafting textbook, and sharing all of this with you right here!

We are very excited about this new endeavor.  Won’t you join us and follow along?  That way, in a few years, you can say you were with us in the beginning!

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sewer, or just a friend interested in what is going on in our lives, please join us, and tell us what you think.