HOMEMADE is now SOLD OUT! Please add your name to the waiting list!
We are going to have SEW much FUN together but apart!
Date: March 26-28, 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 ‘Home’Made Virtual Sewing Room on Facebook
Materials: You will receive everything you need in a big box of sewing goodies delivered right to your door!
Note, you do need your own sewing machine and 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!"
The HomeMade Virtual Sewing weekend is a chance for you to meet, socialize and create with other sewers in a whole new way.
HomeMade is a 3-day Virtual Sewing Event from March 26-28, 2021. Whether you’ve got your own sewing space or use the kitchen table you’ll feel the camaraderie with sewers across the world who you’ll meet in the HomeMade Virtual Sewing Room! Our Virtual Sewing room on Facebook will allow us to congregate and create together, take the classes together, post our makes and share our stories! It’s a whole new way to come together.
Registering for this event will give you access to 4 BRAND NEW inspiring classes taught by an all-star lineup of renowned sewers! (See class descriptions & instructors below) The weekend will feature cool product demos and mind blowing talks on some of sewings most confusing topics, like – ‘which thread for job? Is that the right needle? and stabilizers, what stabilizer should I choose?! Joining us at this event will be experts from Janome, Figo Fabrics, June Tailor, Sulky, OLFA and more! We’ll also have many incredible guests ( even a surprise keynote address!) joining us throughout the weekend to share inspiration and tips with you, exclusive shopping opportunities, prizes, giveaways, some exclusive attendee gifts, make ‘n’ takes and so much more!
Once you’ve completed the registration process you’ll be invited to our private Virtual Sewing Room on Facebook. The Virtual Sewing Room is for registered attendees only. This is where we will host event challenges, feature guests, offer prizes and giveaways, an unboxing or sewing goodies and so much more! No Facebook? Don’t worry. ALL class videos will be streamed on YouTube with the instructor live with you throughout the class—making it feel like an interactive, one-on-one experience that you will love from the privacy of your own home.
Each class will be approximately 90-120 minutes in length. The goal is to finish as much of the project as you can. However you’ll have access to the video class for 1-year. So no rush!
Check out the awesome class descriptions below.
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 sewings biggest most confusing topics!
- OPTIONAL- Add-On Classes – Want even more expertise? You can opt into one of our Machine Embroidery Classes and or Serger class!
- A big box of Sewing Goodies! This will be the best part. Each participant will be shipped a box full of nearly everything they need for all of the classes, and even more goodies if you opt-in to the Add-On Classes. The box will be full of very cool supplies, some new tools, fabrics and even a sweet 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. Participants will need to use their own sewing machine and a confident beginners knowledge of how to thread your machine, wind your bobbin and do some basic trouble shooting if you run into difficultly. The classes will be delivered in a way that you can pause if you need to break for any reason. The projects are tailored so that beginners will feel confident with the instructors guidance and more advanced sewers will love the exclusive patterns, new products and the chance to spread their sewing wings with like minded friends.
You’ll leave the weekend with a full heart and a bigger sewing tool box, be a more confident sewer (we hope!) and have made a whole lot of new sewing friends.
Want to get more specific? ADD-ON Classes are for you! If you’ve got an Embroidery Machine or a Serger and would like to do projects tailored to these skills check out the Add-On Classes?! (see the descriptions below) Once you’ve registered for the main event you can any of our Add-On Classes in Embroidery & Serging. You’ll receive even more class content and even more supplies!
WANT IT ALL for LESS?
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.
Not a very fast sewer? Can’t make it that weekend, or can’t be with us the whole weekend? Not to worry! You’ll have exclusive access to the Virtual Sewing Room all the materials and videos for an entire year from the event, giving you the opportunity to go at your own pace with access to the YouTube videos, all Facebook Lives, and full colour instructions with your supplies!
We can’t wait! This is going to be an amazingly inspirational and productive weekend! A great new way to come together.
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 March.
ADD-ON Classes will be released the Tues/Wed/Thurs the week before virtual weekend.
Friday March 26th 10-4pm will be the HomeMade Marketplace – Here you’ll receive exclusive offers from some of your favourite brands!
Friday March 26th 7pm – HomeMade Kickoff event, Surprise KeyNOTE Speaker & Make n Take Project!
Saturday March 27th -10am – 5pm – 2 Classes, Demos, Prizes and more!
Sunday March 28th – 10am-5pm 2 Classes, Demos, Grand Prize and Closing Ceremonies!
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 email@example.com to discuss additional shipping details and costs.
Click to Register and hold your spot. You will then be sent a follow up email with payment instructions.
Don’t hesitate to ask us about a payment plan. We’re happy to divide your invoice into 3 payments if you choose. One due after registration, Feb 1 & Mar 1.
Registration will remain open until Jan 10 or until all spaces fill up.
We are SEW excited to get together and sew with YOU in this whole new way!
Look! It's Mathew Boudreaux! aka Mister Domestic!
His Sewing Story
Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic has taken sewing by storm! Once he started posting his projects on social media, the quilting world quickly took notice of his fearless use of colour and print, incomprehensibly fast output, carefree enthusiasm and humour.
We all have stories about why sewing is part of us, or how sewing helps us in our daily lives. Here’s your chance to connect with Mister Domestic in the HomeMade Keynote Address. You’ll be inspired by his story and learning how sewing changed his life!
Wow! Michael Gardner Daddy Dressed Me!
LIVE Q & A
What would you like to know?!:
Sewing for himself & his daughter!
I am Michael Gardner, a proud Father, self-taught sewist, life-long crafter and DIY enthusiast. I began my sewing journey in 2014. I wanted a way to bond with my daughter while looking for a new creative challenge and I created Daddy Dressed Me by Michael Gardner. My mission is to help Ava build her self-esteem and establish confidence in herself and her abilities. I sew the clothes and Ava models. I started sewing by thrifting women’s clothing and refashioning the clothes for Ava.
Just like many of us, Michael learned through trial and error, watched tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest and just started creating. Here’s your chance to ask Michael anything as he’ll be LIVE HomeMade’s featured speaker!
Quilting made Easier!
Kimberly Enimo is going to take you on a quilting journey, whether it’s your first quilt block or your latest quilt block Kimberly is going to make piecing fun and new! She’s working up an exclusive pattern just for the HomeMade Virtual Sewing Event and you’ll have everything you need to take your quilting to the next level!
Even if you’ve never pieced a quilt before you’ll be sure to get expert results with Kimberly’s distinct techniques. Advanced quilters will wonder why they follow Kimberly’s way all along!
All class supplies are included!
with Celine Allaert
Blue Calla Patterns
We going to Free Motion a Mandala
The Larkspur Tote Bag is a large sized tote that will make the perfect book bag or shopping tote. In this class, you will learn how to make a bag strap with contrasting fabric, install a magnetic snap closure and sew two different kinds of pockets: a slip pocket and a zippered pocket. Even if you’ve never sewn a bag before, this is the perfect pattern to get you on the path to bag making!
Free Motion Quilting
with Kim Jamieson-Hirst
We going to Free Motion a Mandala
If you’ve been afraid of free motion quilting, have no fear Kim is here!
She’s world renowned for free-motion quilting and in this class you’re going to get the chance to practice many different free motion designs all in one project, no quilt top necessary. Once you’ve finished this class you’ll be much more confident in tackling your own quilt tops!
All class supplies are included!
Note : For this class you’ll need to install the darning or free motion foot into your machine.
Daily Spice - Halter Apron
with Heather Bailey
Daily Spice Apron
Want to sew something gorgeous just for yourself? Heather Bailey’s Daily Spice Halter Apron is exquisite! Heather will lead you through making the apron from her latest fabric collection from Figo Fabrics ‘True Kisses.’ Yep, it’s included and will be coming your way! This fabric is so gorgeous and not even in stores yet!
This beautiful apron will make you feel like dancing through the kitchen!
You’ll be making these as gifts for everyone after this class!
Note : This class is will include enough fabric so your apron is sure to be a perfect fit.
Get to know your SERGER
Pencil Skirt Class with Raven Maureen
Make a Pencil Skirt
If you’ve got a serger, chances are you could get to know each other a bit better! Raven Maureen will walk you through a simple Pencil Skirt serger project. This skirt is so great actually you’ll never buy another skirt again! You’ll get tips and tricks helping your understand your serger, choosing the right knits, stitch sizes and take you through how to install elastic using your serger. You’ll complete this pencil skirt in class and it will be a go-to in your wardrobe!….. and with every compliment you get…. you’ll be able to say “thank you, I made it myself!”
This class will be released the week before the Main Event Classes!
In-the-Hoop Class with Liz Thompson
Get to know your embroidery machine with “in-the-hoop” projects. In this add-on machine embroidery class you will learn about choosing the correct stabilizer for your project; how to hoop up successfully; and hints and tips about how to achieve beautiful embroidery stitch-outs. In this class you’ll make very cute in-the-hoop embroidery projects. This is also an opportunity to ask your machine embroidery questions which Liz Thompson will answer in real time. In the hoop projects are a great way to create more than just images and monograms with your embroidery machine!
For this class you need an embroidery machine with USB capabilities and a minimum hoop size of 5×7 inches. (a 4×4 or 4×5 inch hoop is too small). After this class you’ll be creating in-the-hoop projects non-stop!
This class will be released the week before the Main Event Classes!
Handwriting into Stitches
Embroidery Class with Jennifer Tryon
Using Janome Acusketch App
If you have an old family recipe written out and stored away, get it out! This class will help you turn that loved one’s handwriting into one-of-a-kind embroidery stitches. Jennifer Tryon will teach you how to turn handwriting into stitches using the Janome Accu-sketch App. All you need is a photo of the recipe (or whatever hand writing you’d like to embroider onto a tea towel)
Prior to this class, you’ll need to download the FREE Janome Acusketch App into an iPad. (iPad ONLY)
For this class you’ll need a Janome Embroidery an iPad and an apple pencil or stylus. You’ll truly have the ability to create something lovely and one-of-a-kind in and after this class.
Perfect for anyone with a Janome Embroidery Machine lthe 200e, 230e 400e, 400e, 500e and any of the Janome Embroidery machines with wifi ….. I will show you how you can use the Janome App Ackusketch to do the Handwriting Embroidery Project. You don’t have to have a wifi machine.
This class will be released in the week before the Main Event Classes.
Meet Your All-Star Sewing LineUp!
Quilting Class Instructor
Kimberly Einmo will be instructing your Quilting Class! Kimberly is the National Spokesperson for Janome-America. She is an author, award-winning quilter, fabric designer, international instructor, quilt judge, and CRAFTSY class host.
She has written six best-selling books published by the American Quilter’s Society, created a signature line of unique, specialty quilting rulers, and she writes a column called Stray Threads, in every issue of American Quilter Magazine. Kimberly is proud to be a featured artist for the Electric Quilt Company where she has developed three EQ companion software products. Her fabric collection, Solid-ish, is a basics best-seller for Timeless Treasures Fabrics and she enjoys leading quilting tour groups to exotic locales around the globe.
A proud military wife and mother of two college-age sons, Kimberly and her husband, Kent, live in Southern California with their beloved rescue cats and one pampered pooch where she enjoys creating in her sunny South Bay area studio. As a respected and prominent leader in the quilting industry, Kimberly enjoys meeting quilters, crafters and sewing enthusiasts from all walks of life across the US and around the world!
Please check out her website and blog at www.kimberlyeinmo.com
Sewing for You Instructor
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.
“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.
Free Motion Instructor
Kim Jamieson-Hirst is the quilter behind Chatterbox Quilts and creator of online quilting programs and courses. Kim’s patterns and articles have been featured in several quilting magazines and she has been a guest on various quilting podcasts. Located in Calgary, AB, Canada, Kim shares her quilting knowledge through her Chatterbox Quilts’ YouTube channel and her private online membership, The Quilter’s Way, where she helps quilters learn and grow their free motion quilting skills. Quilters appreciate Kim’s upbeat personality and step by step teaching style.
Kim has been a Janome Canada artisan for several years, contributing to the Janome Life blog and Janome Canada YouTube channel.
Kim believes that quilting is more than stitching an accurate ¼” seam and that “practice makes improvement”.
Connect with Kim at:
Chatterbox Quilts: http://www.chatterboxquilts.com
The Quilter’s Way: http://thequiltersway.mn.co/
Blue Calla Patterns
Bag Making Instructor
Celine Allaert is the owner and designer behind Blue Calla Patterns and works out of her home studio in Toronto, Ontario. She’s been a featured designer for the “Bag of the Month Club” in 2017, 2018 and again in 2021. She has taught workshops in the U.S. and Canada as well as hosts her own sewing retreats in Toronto. Celine recently joined the Janome Canada team as an Artisan and enjoys writing blog tutorials for the Janome Life website (https://janomelife.wordpress.com).
Raven Maureen Serger Class Instructor
Pencil Skirt Project
Follow Raven on instagram @ravenmaureen_ and on her website ravenmaureen.com.
Machine Embroidery Instructor
In-the-Hoop Machine Embroidery Project
Liz Thompson is the National Education Manager for Janome and Elna Canada and the Managing Editor of Janome Life. This popular blog offers the latest sewing machine information and inspiration to sewers and quilters around the world. At the age of nine she began her sewing journey by creating fun garments and clothing for her dolls. Ever since then Liz has been making her own clothes, including her wedding and bridesmaid’s dresses.
With nearly 30 years of sewing and quilting industry experience, Liz loves to share her knowledge and expertise with others. She is passionate about all forms of sewing, especially machine embroidery, quilting, garment sewing & bag making. Her biggest challenge is finding enough time to complete the many projects she has buzzing in her head or in her multiple fabric stashes! Liz also likes to knit, crochet and read. And travel when we can start doing that again!
Embroidered Handwriting Instructor
Host/Embroidered Handwriting Instructor
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 new, her two worlds had merged.
Now instead of doing hard news on TV, she had tapped into her true passion for making things and now makes things on TV! Everything from sewing, craft and DIY home projects! You can find Jennifer during craft & sewing days on HSN in the U.S. and on The Shopping Channel in Canada. Jennifer is the regular craft/Sewing & DIY contributor on The Morning Show on Global Television.