HomeMade Holidays A Virtual Event

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HomeMade Holidays is now open for Registration!


Date: Aug 20-22, 2021

Time: Opening Ceremonies begin 7pm Friday night & Closing ceremonies will be Sunday night. Full Schedule to come! It’s going to be packed and you’re going to be blown away! 

Location:  The HomeMade Holidays Virtual Sewing Room on Facebook.

Materials: You will receive a big box filled with everything you need to make all of the holiday projects in the Main Event.  The box will be delivered approx. 3-4 weeks prior to the event.  You can also opt for an even bigger box and take the Add-On Classes too! 

Note, we really try and give you EVERYTHING for the projects, however you do need your own sewing machine and some basic sewing supplies (pins, scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat etc.) to complete the projects.  I wish we could send everyone brand new machines! Wouldn’t that be awesome!

"Hi! I'm Jen and I'll be your host!"

Jennifer Tryon
Jennifer Tryon is a crafty TV personality that believes everything is better when it's HomeMade. You'll find her on craft and sewing days on HSN in the US and TSC in Canada. Jennifer is the regular craft/sewing & DIY contributor on The Morning Show on Global Television. Jennifer lives in Toronto with her husband and three children!


Minki Kim

Thanksgiving Trivets with Minki Kim

Sewing Illustration

Want to learn how to put cute fabric images on your sewing projects? And how to use thread to colour, write or draw?  You’re about to learn from the best! Sewing Illustrator, author & fabric designer Minki Kim is going to teach you sewing illustration while making the cutest fall Trivets (these are hot pot protectors!)  You’ll be first to use her new fabric line with Riley Blake Hidden Cottage! Aren’t those pumpkins on the trivet the cutest!

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The author of Sew Illustrated, Diary in Stitches, Zakka from the Heart and Zakka Wool Applique (all by C&T Publishing), Minki has also designed several fabric collections for Riley Blake Designs.

She is originally from Korea but now calls Southern California home. 

Youtube channel : youtubue.com/MINKIKIM

Instagram: @zeriano

Pattern sho: Sewingillustration.com

Christmas PJs

Christmas Pj's with Michael Smith

Christmas PJ Bottoms

You’ll be making Christmas PJ Pants for the whole family after this class.  Michael Smith takes you through creating these cute & comfortable pajama pants.  You’ll be first to use the new fabric line Peppermint from Dana Willard (Made Everyday with Dana) & Figo Fabrics.  If you have a serger, this is a great chance to pull it out.  No serger, no problem you can make these pj’s on your regular sewing machine.

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This class will feature the new exclusive version of Patterns 4 Pirates Walk the Plank Pajamas, complete with trim and bottom cuff!  These come together so fast you’ll want to make them for the whole family. So, we’re including the Women’s, Men’s & Youth Pattern for you too! YAY Bonus!

Foundation Paper Piecing

Foundation Paper Piecing with Amanda Brown

Foundation Paper Piecing

We know you’ve heard of Foundation Paper Piecing…but let’s learn what it’s all about together!  In this class, expert sewer Amanda Brown from FabricHeart.com will break down this awesome quilting technique and bring it into reach with her Holiday Wreath Hanging. Perfect for the front door or wall décor.  

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You’ll pull this project out every year and after this class, you’ll have graduated to even bigger  paper piecing patterns. Amanda has designed this pattern exclusively for HomeMade participants! 

Ghost Garland with Jennifer Tryon

Ghost Garland

I mean…isn’t this the cutest Halloween Garland ever?! Nothing scary about this Halloween décor. Jennifer Tryon teaches the technique of quilt sandwiching and free motion drawing in this project! We’ll make the Ghosts and Candy Corn into a Halloween Garland.  Even if you’ve never free motioned before, this will be a fun & easy project!

ADD-ON Classes

Ghazal Razavi Figo Fabrics

A Holiday Top with Ghazal Razavi

How to Make a Holiday Top

Would you like to try making some clothing? How about a cute Holiday Top?! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Seder, Passover, you name the holiday you’ll be saying “Thanks, I made it myself!”  Fabric Designer Ghazal Razavi with Figo Fabrics will guide you through the Patterns for Pirates Brunch Blouse Patterns. You’ll receive cotton/Linen yardage from her Harmony Collection and everything you need to make the top.  This is a great chance to pull out your Serger and or Cover hem machine, however neither are necessary for the class. Such good practice though, so Ghazal will show you both methods. 

This class will be released the week before the Main Event Classes!

Heather Bailey

Toy Making with Heather Bailey

Toy Making

Try your hand (or your sock) at Toy Making! Heather Bailey’s sock Vampire is the not-so-scariest Halloween Stuffy! You’ll learn how to upcycle a sock into a toy. You’ll topstitch, add buttons and learn to hide all of the scary seams!  You’ll receive one of two designs and everything you need to make the little stuffed vampire will be in your kit!

This class will be released the week before the Main Event Classes!

Jennifer Tryon

Embroidered Napkins with Jennifer Tryon

Embroidered Napkins

Dress your Fall table with beautiful homemade cloth napkins.  You’ll learn how to embroider free standing lace on the cut corners of your cloth napkins.  

You’ll love it so much you’ll want to make the winter napkin set too. 

A total of 4 cloth napkins are provided with each kit.  But maybe you feed a lot of people during the holidays. Don’t worry, you’re covered. Look for the option to ADD more Napkins to your box.  You’ll find them under Products on the Registration Shop page. 

This class will be released in the week before the Main Event Classes.

Our Keynote Speaker!

WOW! Dana Willard from 'Made Everyday' with Dana!

Dana Willard
Dana Willard Made Everyday with Dana Willard

Keynote Speaker!

We're going to Learn all about Dana's Sewing Story!

Dana Willard is a fabric and sewing pattern designer, and host of the popular DIY youtube channel MADE Everyday. Just watch one episode and you’ll be reaching for colorful fabric to make zipper pouches, skirts, and pillowcases for everyone you know. Dana makes sewing and crafting easy, by turning the everyday into something useful and cute. Her design style is a mix of bright colors, retro shapes, and summertime fun, with a side of tacos. She loves to make things that are happy.
Dana lives in the hot city of Austin, TX with her husband and three kids.
Join the creative adventure at madeeveryday.com

Event Details

HomeMade Holidays is a Virtual Sewing weekend and a chance for you to meet, socialize and create with other sewers in a whole new way.  Not only will you get a jump start on all your holiday sewing projects, but expert sewers to guide you along the way. 

Beginner sewers will love the step by step instructions, sewing workshops throughout the week and the chance to ask questions LIVE. Even the experts among us will pick up a tip or two! All levels of sewers will LOVE the big box of  supplies & goodies we’re going to send you so you can complete all of the projects.

Wherever you are in the world, doesn’t matter, each participant will be entered into our Virtual HomeMade Holidays Sewing Room on Facebook. This space will allow us to congregate before the event,  take the classes together, post our makes and share our stories! It’s a whole new way to come together. (and be productive too!)

Supplies & Machines:

Janome is our title sponsor.  Thank you Janome! Lots of us will be using Janome machines in this event, but some of us won’t. It’s all good.  This event is all about the love of sewing, so all brands are welcome.

Please note, some of the ADD-ON Classes may require a specialized machine like an embroidery machine, Serger or Cover hem.  Or they might say, these machines can be used but are not required. Please be sure you have the machine required for the ADD-ON Class.  All main classes can be completed with any brand of sewing machine and basic presser feet (zig zag foot).  You will need to have a basic knowledge of your machine.  By the end of the weekend you’ll definitely be a stronger sewer!

Your box of supplies is valued at $575 and will be delivered to you via courier approximately 4 weeks prior to the event. Once all boxes have been delivered we will schedule a LIVE box opening.  If you want to peek early you can or join your fellow sewers around the world and dive into your box together LIVE with Jen as she unpacks all the goodies with you!


ALL class videos will be streamed on YouTube with the instructor live  throughout the class—for an interactive, one-on-one experience all from the safety & privacy of your own home.

Each class will be approximately 90-120 minutes in length. Classes roll out live, but you’re free to go at your own pace with no pressure to finish within the class time.   You’ll have access to the video class for 1-year. So no rush! Press pause, take your time or watch the complete class and sew later.

Check out the awesome class descriptions below.

What’s Included:

Here’s what you can expect in your HomeMade Virtual Sewing Weekend

  • 4 Classes – 1 from each designer noted below
  • 3 Sewing workshops – Busting some of sewing’s biggest most confusing topics!
  • OPTIONAL- Add-On Classes – Want even more expertise?  Opt for one of our Holiday Classes, Add on Classes are specific to holiday themes, be sure to note whether you need a specialized machine like, Embroidery Machine or Optional Serger or Cover hem machine!
  • A big box of Sewing Goodies! (For many the best part!) Each participant will be shipped a box full of nearly everything they need for all of the classes. There are even more sewing goodies delivered if you opt for the Add-On Classes too. The box will be full of all your kits, some very cool sewing must-haves from us, gifts from our sponsors even a treat!  You’ll be blown away!
  • Instructions & Patterns included.
  • HomeMade Exclusive gifts and extra projects.
  • Special gifts from our sponsors
  • Special guest appearances from some of our (and your!) favourite sewers!
  • A Key Note address by a very cool sewing personality!
  • Make ‘n’ takes, supplies provided
  • Prize giveaways all weekend long
  • Exclusive discounts from our retail partners
  • and so much more still to come!

This event is open to all levels of sewers, from confident beginners to those who’ve been sewing their whole lives. Everyone will leave the weekend with a full heart and a bigger sewing tool box, and a big head start on your holiday sewing projects!


Want it all? All the classes? All the supplies?  The biggest possible BOX of goodies? Register for everything and we’ll take $50+ off the total cost of registration!! Wooooo!

A full student supply list will be provided in advance along with some great shopping opportunities.


For the next few months we’ll be posting cool stuff in the Virtual Sewing Room,  you’ll be able to meet other participants and we’ll be doing a few LIVE Show & Tell nights prior to the big event.

The full schedule will be released in August.

ADD-ON Classes will be released on Tues/Wed/Thurs the week before HomeMade Holidays weekend.


At Noon Friday August 20th, 2021,  will be the HomeMade Hold Marketplace – Here you’ll receive exclusive offers from some of your favourite brands!

Friday Aug 20 7pmEST – HomeMade Kickoff event with Jennifer Tryon, featuring our HomeMade Holidays Keynote Speaker Dana Willard! We’ll also have a surprise Make n’ Take Project!

Saturday Aug 21th -10amEST – 8pmEST – 2 Classes, Demos, Prizes and more!

Sunday Aug 22th  10am-5pm 2 Classes, Demos, Grand Prize and Closing Ceremonies!

Event Cost

The cost of this event is $299CAD or $249USD plus a $29 shipping fee (shipping within North America) and any applicable taxes. If international (shipping outside North America), please contact virtual.homemade@gmail.com to discuss additional shipping details and costs.

Click to Register! Add the Main Event to your cart…or Choose Give Me Everything!  Or if you only want an ADD-ON Class or two, no problem, just add the ones you want to your cart!


Registration will remain open until June 1 or until all spaces fill up.

Let’s get ready for some HomeMade Holidays together!

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HomeMade Holidays A Virtual Event

Meet Your All-Star Sewing LineUp!

Minki Kim

Minki Kim, Sewing Illustration

Minki Kim is a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs and pattern designer with her own whimsical style. As a formally trained sculptor and self-taught sewist, designing fabrics and creating art with fabric and thread were natural steps as an artist.

Minki discovered sewing as a creative outlet when her children were small. She wanted to capture the beauty of ordinary moments, first with hand embroidery and later recreating them with her sewing machine and fabric – literally drawing with thread. Capturing ordinary moments in beautiful sewing illustrations to make keepsake snapshots of daily life has become her signature style.

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The author of Sew Illustrated, Diary in Stitches, Zakka from the Heart and Zakka Wool Applique (all by C&T Publishing), Minki has also designed several fabric collections for Riley Blake Designs.

She is originally from Korea but now calls Southern California home. 

Youtube channel : youtubue.com/MINKIKIM

Instagram: @zeriano

Pattern shop: Sewingillustration.com

Michael Smith aka Janome Man & the Sewcial Quilter is teaching how to make PJ pants!

Michael Smith, Christmas PJ Pants Class

From an early age, Michael expressed his creativity, imagination, and flair for design; particularly when creating new fashions for his sister’s Barbie dolls. Tin Foil was his “fabric” of choice.

With two diplomas in Fashion Design, joining the Janome team 4 years ago has been a dream come true. Michael is eager to share the Janome love as its the only brand of sewing machine he has ever owned and used, having bought his first Janome machine nearly 30 years ago!

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As National Consumer Education Manager of Janome and Elna Canada, Michael is sew excited to share his love of sewing, quilting and all things creative with everyone through the fabulous new Janome Sewing and Learning Centre; the Janome Canada Headquarters, in Oakville, ON, Canada. Follow Janome HQ on Facebook, Instagram, and You Tube, for more educational information and fun on all things Janome!

Have an idea for a class or to be put on the mailing list, e-mail classes@janome-canada.com

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown, Foundation Paper Piecing Class

I’m a modern quilter with a passion for bright colours, bold designs, happy stripes and fresh florals. I have a healthy obsession with the most intricate paper piecing combined with a tendency to ignore all the quilting rules that don’t suit my style. I live by the motto… if it makes your heart sing, you are on the right path.

I have a background in Environmental Science and Education and yet my creative career has taken me on a whole other journey. For the last 10 years I have immersed myself in creating quilts and buying all the pretty fabrics to grow my business Fabric Heart.( www.fabricheart.com )

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I am also the Creator and Curator of the Canadian Modern Quilt Collective (www.CanadianMQC.ca ) where Modern Quilters in Canada can gather to share, encourage and inspire.

In my spare time (ha!) I am also an Educator for Janome Canada and an Expert for OLFA North America.  I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with my Nuclear Engineer husband, two wondrous daughters and a Husky dog who always lets me know when it is time for a break/walk.

Jennifer Tryon

Jennifer Tryon,
Ghost Garland Class/Fall & Winter Napkins Classes

Jennifer Tryon is a crafty TV personality.  She spent nearly 20 years as a television news reporter, travelling the world on big-breaking news stories, Always with a craft project on hand, as she was always getting stuck somewhere.

She started writing a blog, jennifertryon.com about what she was making on the road, she started filming videos and next things she knew, her two worlds had merged.  Now Jennifer has a regular Craft/Sewing/DIY Segment on The Morning Show on Global Television, does crafting on TSC in Canada and HSN in the US and is hosting a series of virtual crafting events!

Heather Bailey

Heather Bailey/Toy Making

Heather Bailey is a full-time professional artist, a patented inventor—and a world-reknowned star in the textile, craft, and decorating arena. With her sophisticated floral designs and smart geometric prints, Heather has inspired a new generation of crafters and home decorators to embrace art and color in their everyday lives. Heather’s creations, including fashion and home-decor items, have sold worldwide in the best stores: Fred Segal, Henri Bendel’s, Bloomingdales, and more. InStyle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Country Living, and other top publications have all highlighted her unique fabrics and creative designs. Heather has contributed to books on business and on personal style. And, she has published dozens of innovative sewing patterns and embroidery patterns for the sewing industry.

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“I aim to bring more women to know the joy and deep fulfillment that comes from creativity and from nurturing our families with the work of our hands” says the inspiring mother of three. Heather Bailey, LLC has expanded steadily to become the unique, global lifestyle brand it is today. For more information on Heather’s product collections, including craft and home-decorating fabric, sewing and embroidery patterns, stationery, housewares, fine-art paintings, and more, visit www.HeatherBailey.com. Learn about Heather’s patented hair accessories at www.TrashTies.com. Follow Heather online for ongoing inspiration, tutorials, free patterns, and more.

Ghazal Razavi - Figo Fabrics

Ghazal Razavi /Design Director, FIGO Fabrics

Ghazal Razavi is the Design Director at FIGO Fabrics. With a background in graphic design and media studies she’s had the pleasure of working with various independent clients. As a multi-faceted designer who has worked with different mediums she’s kept returning to her true passion for textiles. Currently she dedicates her full time focus to working with designers from around the world to bring you beautiful fabrics and keep you inspired.

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