Despite a near-miss from Hurricane Irene, my Etsy Craft Night & book launch event went off without a hitch this past Monday! It was a jam-packed day full of many sewing activities as well as wine and cheese and photo booth activities. Here’s how it all went down.
First, up, at 3:30 Julie from Etsy and I went live on the internet to demonstrate how to make the One-Hour Skirt from my book Sewing in a Straight Line. Except we made in in, like, 15 minutes! Fast! Above is a video of our live demo.
Next up, a whole bunch of crafty ladies came for a two-hour sewing class, where each and every person made her own One-Hour Skirt – and I’m proud to say that everyone finished! Here are some of the cuties in attendance modeling their creations:
The class was super successful and it was so fun to help everyone make their skirts – I loved how almost everyone had an I can’t believe I made this myself and it was so easy moment – those are the best. And at the end, everyone had that glow you get when you love something that you make.
More shots from our skirt-sewing class:
The final portion of the day was a book launch party in the evening where peeps could sit down at the sewing machines and make fabric-embellished greeting cards, while others mingled about with wine and snacks, and I signed books. And then there was the little matter of a certain photo booth…
I want to thank Etsy for hosting me for such an epic event – over 8 hours of nonstop sewing/partying! And a big thanks to everyone who came out – it was so fun to spend the day with scores of crafty ladies, new friends, and all my besties. *Sigh of contentment.*