Archive for the ‘classes’ Category


Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Craftcation Conference logo


 Craftcation is a three-day indie business & DIY conference featuring lectures and DIY workshops with leading industry professionals on art, craft and food-centered small business in Ventura, Ca March 22-25 2012. Craftcation features more than 50 workshops, lectures and events led by over 30 presenters like Jenny Hart, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Cathy Callahan, Christine Haynes, Lauren Venell, Nicole Vasbinder (that’s me!), Aida Mollenkamp, Evan Klieman, Rena Tom and The Urban Craft Center.

If you want to start, maintain or grow your indie business or take a break from your routine and learn new skills while networking, then Craftcation is for you! Craftcation will ignite the entrepenurerial business spirit and strengthen skills and abilities of both seasoned business owners and newcomers to indie craft business.

Events and topics include:

Indie Business: how to start a crafty business, maximizing social media, blogging, in’s & out’s of indie craft shows, etsy, wholesaling, merchandising, accounting, legal issues, branding, website design, marketing on a budget and more.

DIY Workshops:  screenprinting, sewing, canning & preserving, cheesemaking, needle arts, terrariums & edible gardens, organic bath products, jewelry, embroidery, bookbinding and more.

Community: meet & greets, pop-up shops, yoga, bbq & cocktail socials and so much more!

For more info please visit or find us on facebook

New classes with special guest teacher Nicole Stevenson of LA’s The Craft Kitchen!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I am so thrilled to announce that Nicole Stevenson (yes, another Nicole!) is going to be teaching classes here at StitchCraft! Check out all the awesome classes she has planned!

Ah, poor neglected blog….

Friday, March 5th, 2010

It seems that I have neglected the StitchCraft blog in favor of quick updates on Facebook. If you’re not a fan yet, you should to get first notification of class schedules and new product!

But there is lots going on at StitchCraft. We just celebrated our 2 year anniversary! Wow, it’s gone by so fast! We have lots of new and exciting classes coming up for spring. I am excited about the Amy Butler Sun & Surf Halter class. This is a great pattern that comes in both girls and ladies sizes so it’s a fun Mommy & Me project.

We are also doing a great followup to the Serger Basics class called Serge a Tank. You will make a simple camisole style top that not only looks fantastic in knit but sews up so quickly! You become a serging convert in no time!

Lots of new fabrics have come in to the shop lately. We got the new Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow collection in, Jessica Levitt’s Timber as well as some new Alexander Henry and Amy Butler prints.

New Class for August - The Village Blouse

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

The Titus Village Blouse, originally uploaded by queen puff puff.

We have another new class coming up in August. It’s the Village Blouse by the popular Titus Patterns from Berkeley. It’s a super cute peasant style blouse with raglan sleeves, a keyhole neckline and and elastic shirring on the sleeve hems. You’ll learn lots of new skills like:
1. how to make your own bias tape
2. working with elastic thread for gathering
3. how to set a sleeve
4. how to bind a neckline

Come join us on Wednesday nights, August 19th and 26th from 6:00 pm to 8:30pm.

Anna Maria Horner’s Study Hall Skirt - New Class!

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

DSC01049, originally uploaded by queen puff puff.


I am so excited about this new class. It’s for Anna Maria Horner’s Study Hall Skirt and it just adorable. So flattering with it’s inverted pleats and contrasting border. And look! The contrast fabric is inside the pleats as well!

Very simple and quick and you can make one too!

Thursday nights, August 20th & 27th

6pm to 8pm

Crafty Biz

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

In this scary economy, lots of folks are looking ways to supplement their incomes. As a result, the handmade and indie craft scene is exploding. Have you always wanted to start your own craft business but didn’t know how? Are all the rules and regulations intimidating and discouraging. Have no fear! Come to our “How To Start a Crafty Business” seminar on Wednesday, January 14th from 6pm to 8pm.  This fun and informative class will teach you the basics on starting your own crafty business. We’ll go over:
How to get a reseller’s permit so you can buy your materials tax-free
How register a business name with the county and get a business license from the city
How to get a business bank account
How to set up credit card acceptance
Selling to retail stores through wholesale and consignment
Marketing and PR
Craft shows and trunk shows

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Well now, the rest of 2008 slipped away in a blur & here we are in 2009. I was a slacking blogger during the end of last year and promise to work on that in the new year. We have tons of new and exciting classes planned for this year at StitchCraft. One that I am looking forward to is the Amy Butler Messenger Bag class that is happening this Saturday.


Perfect for guys and girls! You learn how to put in a magnetic snap, insert zippers and more! There are still a couple of spaces left so call or email to reserve your spot!

Also, starting February we will be offering serger classes! We’ve had so many requests but never had enough sergers to be able to hold a group class. But we now have 3 sergers available for use and the first Serger Basics class will be Saturday, February 14th. Look for all sorts of classes using knit fabrics to hit the schedule in March. I’m thinking T-shirts, dresses, panties and lingerie!