Pre-Day Class Schedule...

Saturday/Sunday Pre-Day Classes

Embroidered Baby Jacket, Bloomers & Blouse taught Saturday continued Sunday - Gail Doane

Bionic Gear Bag – taught Saturday continued Sunday – Sheryl Smith

Cheerful Beach Bag taught Saturday continued Sunday – Shelly Smola

Francie’s Heirloom Blouse taught Saturday continued Sunday – Trisha Smith

Hootie Shorts/Top Playset taught Saturday continued Sunday – Kari Mecca

French Arcadian Sundress taught Saturday continued Sunday – Jeannie Baumeister

Emily Elizabeth taught Saturday continued Sunday – Vaune Pierce

Lullaby Garland taught Saturday continued Sunday – Jan Kerton

Summer Breeze Bishop Dress taught Saturday continued Sunday – Maggie Bunch

Sirens Refuge taught Saturday and continued Sunday – Deborah Marrick Wilson

Magnificent Machine Embellished Tuffet taught Saturday continued Sunday – Pam/Missy - Baby Lock

Elegance Christening Ensemble taught Saturday continued on Sunday - Susie Gay

Details Count taught Sunday ONLY – Cindy Foose



Cheerful Beach Bag! – Shelly Smola  (MACHINE AND EMBROIDERY)

Celebrate Sewing at the Beach with Shelly Smola from My Fair Lady Designs by making this “Cheerful Beach Bag”! With 8 pockets around the outside, there's lots of room for all the little things you might need for a day at the beach. You may also get to make a surprise tag to hang on the outside of the bag. Shelly has created this bag for the 25th Anniversary of Sewing at the Beach.


Student Requirements: 5x7 hoop(please bring closest hoop to size), 505 Adhesive Spray, small ruler, rotary cutter, small cutting mat that will fit next to your machine, 80/12 or 90/14 sharp embroidery needles, 90/14 or 100/16 sharp sewing needles. Embroidery Thread: cream and silver embroidery thread, any other metallic embroidery you think you might like – pink, gold, etc., sewing thread, bobbin thread, several bobbins full of bobbin thread, straight pins, embroidery presser foot, regular sewing presser foot, ¼” presser foot, embroidery nips (or small scissors), small travel iron, fabric pin.

Additional Kit Fee: $35







Bionic Gear Bag – Sheryl Smith (MACHINE)

This multi-compartment bag is great for taking all of your favorite tools to your sewing classes or retreat.  You won’t believe how many things you can carry in this bag! It could also be used for your scrap booking supplies or your cosmetics.


Student Requirements:  505 spray, paper scissors, wonder clips (optional), pins, paper scissors, fabric scissors, ¼” foot, zipper foot, marking pin (iron off and non-iron off), rotary cutter, point turner, sharp 80 needles, 1”x6” ruler, 6”x24” ruler, 12 ½” ruler, seam ripper.







Embroidered Baby Jacket, Suspender Bloomers, and Blouse – Gail Doane


Over the course of two days this fast-paced class will cover the hand embroidery and construction of a simple shaped, fully lined embroidered baby jacket, Liberty of London ‘Amelie’ print suspender bloomers, and an aqua 1/32” micro check coordinating blouse.   Day one will cover the cutting, embroidery design transfer, and demo of the bullion and cast-on stitches required to complete the design.  Students will work one embroidery design repeat in class and do a practice sample of the piping and binding technique.  The remainder of the embroidery (lots of it!) and the finish construction of the jacket will be done at home.  Day two we will work on the suspender bloomers which feature a back placket, piped suspender and lower cuff edges, and a buttoned inside leg closure.  The coordinating puff sleeve button front blouse features a block method, piped, embroidered Peter Pan collar, and French bias bound sleeve edges.  The pattern sheets in sizes 6, 12, and 18 months will be included in each class kit.  The class kit will make up to the largest size.


Student Level:  intermediate to advanced


Student Requirements: sewing machine in good working order, foot suitable for making mini piping, edge joining foot (optional), open toe foot (optional), fine point washout marker,  trolley needle or small awl, rotary cutter/ruler/cutting mat, press cloth,  basic sewing supplies


Additional kit cost:  $60









Francie’s Heirloom Blouse - Trisha Smith (Machine)

It seems as though everywhere you look today you see little girls and ladies wearing heirloom blouses. Keeping with the trends, Trisha has just the perfect item to add to your special child’s wardrobe.  This white heirloom blouse is very soft and feminine.  Lovely Cluny lace makes up the round yoke neckline and adds beauty to the hemline and waist.  Soft gathers fall below the waistline.  Light and airy flutter sleeves add to the graceful look on sizes 8 – 12 and a sweet peasant style sleeve on sizes 3 - 7. A tiny ribbon at the neckline ensures a perfect fit.  Trisha will teach you how to join Cluny lace to gathered fabric and sew it to a curved edge as well as mitering lace to create the V-shape that accents the center front. You will learn these and many other sewing skills as you create your masterpiece.  Pattern is sized 3-12.


Student requirements: Basic sewing supplies (especially-blue fabric marking pen and glass head pins) Rotary Cutter,  6” x 24” ruler, small mat if possible, regular scissors and small trimming, Blunt end needle with large eye for running ribbon through lace, Roxanne’s Glue Base it, Pinning board (optional-helpful but not a necessity) Child’s measurements (especially high point on shoulder to crotch straight down, and high point on shoulder to real waist), paper and pencil for tracing stacked pattern pieces to prevent loosing additional sizes, Sewing machine, clean and in good working order, bring manual and all feet especially these: ¼”, a foot with a tunnel such as a small piping or a 5 groove pintuck, overcast, Clear-view All purpose (if they have one).  Optional-door Stops for machine to save wear and tear on the neck – Trish will demonstrate.


Pattern is sized 3 – 12.







Hootie Shorts Top Playset – Kari Mecca (MACHINE AND HAND)

Have a fling with fowl in this fun and feather friendly top and shorts. Perfect for summer, the square yoke top features Hootie the owl perched on a branch in this wraparound appliqué design.  Wide eyed and on the lookout for mischief, Hootie has a spaghetti bias outline, looped ribbon feathers, warm felt eyes and fluffy tufts in his ears.  Learn quick no-turn appliqué techniques, how to add a shaped hem band, scalloped yoke whimsy trim and flower and even a feathery tail to the back view of owl.  Pair all of this with cuffed walking shorts with patch pockets for a summer sun-set too precious to let fly by!


Student Requirements: Sewing Machine Feet: open toe & edge stitching or lace joining foot, Threads: 50-60 wt. Mettler white and ecru, Monofilament (clear) thread - YLI or Sulky invisible thread, 70/10 Microtex or universal machine needles

Small Set of Whimsy Sticks & ¼” Whimsy tape – from,1/4 yd - 20” wide nonwoven fusible interfacing – light to medium weight, Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It, Fray stop glue,

large pinning Board – very helpful.








French Arcadian Sundress – Jeannie Baumeister  (MACHINE AND HAND CLASS)

The French Acadian Sundress has been fashioned after a style similar to those sold in the New Orleans Baby shops and made by Louisiana women all over the state in years gone by. It's a sweet classic that was a summer staple in South Louisiana for generations.

You can spend two wonderful days of sewing, learning and fun with Jeannie as you stitch this sweet Sundress for your own special little girl. Your Sundress will be a delightfully Lacy version, featuring a Lacy band at the Hem and gathered Lace Edging along the Front and Back Yoke. You will stitch a practice sample of each Machine French Sewing Technique used on this little dress to keep in a notebook provided for you. Then you will quickly move on to stitch your Sundress. And of course there will be sweet embroidery for embellishment. Featherstitching, Antique Double Featherstitching, Old Fashioned Bul¬lion Roses and Daisy leaves. You can choose size 6-9 Months, 12 Months or 18 Months in class. Machine Sewing Techniques are: Lace to Entredeux, Lace to Fabric, Lace to Lace, Entre¬deux to Fabric, narrow French Seam, attaching tiny gathers to fabric. Hand Sewing Techniques are: Gathered Lace to Fabric, Stitching a Bias Facing, Embroi¬dery Stitches.  The Sundress is made from Pima Cotton Lawn fabric in your color choice of Pink, Blue or soft Green, Swiss Edging, Swiss Insertion, Lace Insertion, Lace Edging, Mop Buttons, Anchor Embroidery Floss to match fabric and Mother of Pearl Buttons. Embroidery needles are also included.


Skill Level Required: Beginner who must be able to operate her sewing machine, and to read a sewing pattern with enough skill to complete the garment at home.


Student Requirements: Sewing Machine in good working order and feet for their machine, including a Straight Stitch Foot. Machine Needles in size 65 and 70. The Old Fashioned Baby Pattern "French Acadian Sundress", if Student does not already own the pattern, they can purchase it from Jeannie at the class for the wholesale price of $7.25. DMC #50 Thread in white. Madeira #80 thread in soft ecru. Fine Embroidery, Trimming and Cutting Out scissors, Fine line fabric marker, mechanical pencil. Fine Sewing Pins and pin cushion, 18" X 2" See Thru ruler (red lines are best), seam ripper, bobbins for each thread, seam gauge, pressing cloth, Basic sewing supplies. Empty project box. Lace Board or June Taylor cut and press, size about 12" X 12" will be fine. Magnification and extra lighting if needed.







Lullaby Garland – Jan Kerton  (HAND)

This class will have you working a beautiful garland of felt padded flowers in a choice of 2 colours. Worked in hand dyed ‘Gumnut Daisies’ wool in either a cream/blue colour way or a pink/lavender colour way. Then you can choose to add a velour bear in either latte or cream or add a felt padded/satin-stitched monogram.  This will be worked on a cot sized (43” x 28”) piece of cream wool cashmere.

Please indicate color preference: LATTE:_____  Cream ______


Additional kit cost of $40.00


Student Requirements:  Basic Hand Sewing supplies








Emily Elizabeth – Vaune Pierce  (MACHINE AND HAND CLASS)

Inverted pleat dress and cape. At the close of summer, we all wait for crisp evenings and that chilly morning air.  Even though the temperatures may still be warm, we look forward to wearing our fall outfits!  Fall Fun is a cute little princess seam dress with a dash of Liberty for a fun accent.  The dress is designed using a soft pinwale corduroy, which is perfect for fall weather, as well as winter and early spring.  Liberty of London lawn is used to add a pop of color to the outfit in the inverted pleats, the sleeves, the collar and the piping.  The short sleeves are created using a center pleat and the dress buttons down the back.  Bullion daises with French knot centers are added to the front belt to add a touch of elegance.  To finish the outfit is a classic lined wool cape with a fun lining.  Bullion daisies also adorn the cape on the collar and the welt openings.  Classic with a pop of color, this outfit will be a favorite!  This class is designed for the confident sewer!  Size options are 2 - 6.


Student Requirements: A sewing machine in good working order.  Student must be familiar with machine. The following feet are helpful:  1/4 inch foot, 5 groove pintuck foot, edge or stitch-in-the-ditch foot.  It is a good idea to bring all of your feet! Swedish Tracing paper or other pattern tracing paper. Lighting and magnification, if necessary, Mettler 60 weight, 100% cotton, #510 Hibiscus (red)   AND Mettler 60 wt., 100% cotton, # 1305 - Delft (navy blue*)  AND Mettler 60 wt., 100% cotton in WHITE. Needles:  Hand - 7 Milliner and 10 Sharp, machine 60 and 70 Microtex. I will adjust thread color to match whatever wool we end up with.


Additional kit cost: size 2-3  $60    size 4-6   $85







Summer Breeze – Maggie Bunch  (MACHINE AND HAND CLASS)

Little Miss will look picture sweet in her size 1 – 3 bishop dress with cap sleeves. Smocked with basic stitches, this bishop class is perfect for the beginner or as a refresher course for those returning to smocking. Students will choose from 3 Tana Lawn prints by Liberty of London. Smocking and finishing a bishop dress are the focus of this class. The kit includes everything needed to make this wisp of a frock. Students will add Swiss edging to the cap sleeves then sew the dress together with tiny French seams. The dress will be completed with a continuous bound placket and perfect bias band neckline.


Kit contains: Lawn: 1½ yards, choice of 3 Liberty of London Contemporary Prints, Embroidery floss, Smocking needles, Mother of pearl button, Nylon snaps 3, Smocking instructions.


Student Requirements: Sewing machine is good working order with original feet, machine needles size 65 or 70, Mettler 60 thread in soft white or ecru.








SIRENS REFUGE - Deborah Merrick Wilson  (HAND CLASS)

Take a clandestine peek at a mermaid comfortably nestled in her private gazebo as she enjoys a few moments of relaxation from the demands of her busy day.  Gathering seashells, precious pearls and looking after the welfare of her fellow undersea creatures requires effort and dedication.  Her hair and surrounding plants move gently with the currents as she strums a gilded lyre (possibly confiscated from a long ago sunken vessel). A friendly jellyfish hovers above as she perches on a bed of brain coral while surrounded by fan coral, sea anemone, and tube worms.  A pearl-tipped scallop shell tops the scene and an assortment of real sea shells, pearls and coral decorate her retreat. The pre-drawn design is executed on 18ct. aquamarine, mono canvas, in traditional and innovative needlepoint and surface embroidery techniques with touches of English Goldwork, beginning stumpwork and found object attachment.  This is an ideal project for the adventurous embroiderer who wants to expand his/her knowledge of dimensional stitching. Materials utilized include an assortment of overdyed silk and cotton threads, silk ribbons, Sea Grass, Antica, Pearl purl, organza fabric,  heishi discs, varietal yarns, #8 Kreinik braid, #1 Japan gold, Accentuate, pre-drilled shells, pearls and coral and Size #14 and #11 seed beads complete the package. The class kit contains a color photo of the finished project, all materials and instructions needed to complete the piece with diagrams and text illustrating every technique employed. The entirety of the instructions will be reviewed during class insuring all students’ understanding of them. Individual techniques will be demonstrated by the instructor as necessary and information regarding hints as to how to most easily execute them and avoid common pitfalls will be disseminated. Students are encouraged to ask questions and share information they may have acquired elsewhere.


Additional kit cost:  $40








Elegance Christening Ensemble – Susie Gay  (MACHINE AND HAND CLASS)

The Elegance Christening Ensemble consists of an Overdress with scalloped Swiss embroidered edging stitched together with silk ribbon and rose bullions down the front. The edging curves out and around the long, full skirt with Swiss beading and silk ribbon. Tiny puffed sleeves are finished with Swiss beading, delicate lace and silk ribbon. The neckline is trimmed with entredeux and gathered lace. The Underdress is sleeveless, embroidered at the neckline and heavily embroidered at the hemline, peeking out from under the curved Overdress and is finished with gathered lace and entredeux around the bottom. Both have double pleats at the side seams for extra fullness and button in back with a placket. Hand embroidery stitches include granito, single featherstitch, lazy daisy, shadow work, tiny eyelets, two types of bullion roses, stem or outline. Laces are gathered and whipped by hand. Fine machine stitching techniques covered are tiny, consistent French seams, entredeux to fabric, beading to fabric disguising the seam, bias bands to sleeves and neckline, inserting a placket. The kit also includes a bonnet pattern. Sizes are 0-3 months and 6-9 months. The first day of class will be mostly machine work, the second will be all hand work. This is a truly gorgeous, delicate and understated Christening Ensemble!  This class requires fine machine techniques and extra patience stitching the narrow beading over a gathered seam. Students should have experience with fine, detailed hand embroidery, but it is delicate and soothing to sit and stitch so we balance out the opposing class accomplishments.


Student Requirement besides basic sewing supplies: Sewing machine in good working order, narrow edgestitch foot 70-80 universal machine needles, 18” or longer clear ruler, 0.5mm fineline mechanical pencil, fine line blue washout pen, scotch tape, embroidery hoop (3x6”, or 8”). Extra lighting and magnification is strongly suggested.  Optional: sit-upon hoop or floor stand with 8” hoop.  This ensemble is offered in three colors: all white, pale pink and white, or ivory and white. Please let Susie know which color you prefer by e-mailing her at  one month prior to class.


Additional Kit Cost:  $230.







Magnificent Machine Embellished Tuffet – Pam Mahshie/MissyBillingsley – Baby Lock

This beautiful machine embellished tuffet is a definite showpiece in any home, office, or studio. The side and top panels are perfect to highlight machine techniques such as decorative stitching, machine embroidery, serger, sashiko, embellisher work and sew much more! The top is pieced in the embroidery hoop and is embroidered with a beautiful kaleidoscope design. The tuffet sits about 10” to 12” tall depending on which legs you choose to use. (Legs are not included in the kit). A supply list of fabrics to be cut ahead of time and brought to class will be sent you so you can make it fit your décor. Any Embroidery designs are for in class use only.


Student requirements:  Basic sewing supplies.







Details Count: Cindy’s Compendium of Favorite Tips and Tricks-Cindy Foose – Taught SUNDAY ONLY (MACHINE AND NOTEBOOK)

A surefire way to tell a well-made garment from “the rest of the pack” is the creator’s attention to details. Pattern instructions are often minimal causing the simplest designs to go awry. There are some rules that must be followed in garment construction and finishing, but there is also a wealth of tips and tricks that add to the excitement of crafting a garment from a sack full of goodies purchased in a fabric store. A new compilation of my favorite hand and machine procedures gleaned from forty years of sewing classes has been assembled for Sewing at the Beach 2018. Each technique will be sampled out and attached to corresponding diagrammed sheet with notations and settings for your own equipment; at the end of the day you’ll have an invaluable resource – a custom-made, loose-leaf notebook at the ready! There will be no pressure to finish a project and great information applicable to both adult and children’s sewing. Rank beginners as well as experienced seamstresses will find the class exercises to be informative, helpful, and just plain fun. The kit includes the items and fabrics needed to complete the hands-on class exercises.


Student Requirements: Please bring a zig zag sewing machine in good working order including the standard machine feet--all-purpose, buttonhole, edge-stitch, blind-hem, open-toed embroidery (or one used for satin stitching), a pintuck foot (5-groove preferably) and a zipper foot. Bring a spool of white sewing thread (preferably #60 wt. Mettler) and a spool of any color all-purpose thread. Scissors for cutting paper and fabric as well as sharp-pointed ones for trimming. Basic sewing supplies such as pins, machine needles (#70/10 Microtex), transparent tape, washable fabric marking pen, measuring tape and a clear ruler with 1/8” markings.



Make Your Reservations Today...




Baby Lock (Pam & Missy)

Accent Sewing -Sheryl Smith -

Jan Kerton

Cindy Foose

Susie Gay

Connie Palmer

Gail Doane

Shelly Smola

Terri Click

Maggie Bunch

Trisha Smith

Jeannie Baumeister

Kari Mecca

Vaune Pierce

Marie  Anderson*

Katie Bartz

Joy Welsh*

Deborah Merrick-Wilson*


*first time teaching at SATB


Contact Information:

Linda B. Russ


Fax: (843) 449-2922

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