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Tuesday March 26th 2013

‘The MacKay Way’ Archives

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Would you like some one-on-one time with Kimberli in NYC or NJ to improve your sewing? Do you have a list of questions you wish someone could answer so you could finish that project? She is available to assist you with Sewing, Pattern making, Embroidery, Beading, Knitting [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Which Stitch? Have a new machine? Curious about all the new stitches it can make? Thread it with a dark color thread and some light color fabric and make yourself a stitch chart of your machines capabilities. Try each stitch in all stitch lengths possible and label your [Read More]

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Do you walk through boutiques adoring the hand embroidered items but balking at the prices? Have you thought, “I can do that!” Join us on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 3 to 6 pm when I teach The Sewing Studio’s Feature Workshop of the Month: Hand Crewel [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

How to hold your Tracing Wheel Manning that Tracing Wheel When using your tracing wheel, be sure that the crook in the arm is facing down. Place your forefinger in this crook and wheel on! You will get the best pressure and better marks by doing so. [Read More]

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

Presenting her finished Needle Case! What are we Making? Mystery Sewing projects are fun, whether it’s with children or adults. Watching their faces as they construct something while having no idea what it will be is an adventure! I adore my niece and nephew but see [Read More]

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays The holidays have come and gone. This brings a sigh of relief and reminds me that birthdays are right around the corner! What to start working on…the list is always long! The MacKay Way has been involved in this home renovation (the DUST!) and thus [Read More]

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

Mia Modeling her New Dress As it happens, Mia and her father were able to come for a visit to see us and I was able to give her dress over in person! She loved it so much that she “NEEEEEDED” to wear it on the airplane home. More information about this dress may [Read More]

Anna KAL

Anna KAL

Between teaching 3 10-12 hour days in a row weekly, living with a major house renovation (yes, that’s the floor sander you’re hearing in the background of this post) and sorting the gardens out in time for them to grow and prosper… I joined a KAL.   [Read More]

Mia’s New Dress

Mia’s New Dress

Although there hasn’t been much internet available over here at The MacKay Way during the house renovation (router is 3 floors down and the signal only sporadically reaches my office), there HAS been loads of creating going on with the help of a series of extension [Read More]

Happy Students, Happy Sewing!

Happy Students, Happy Sewing!

Lately there have been some very fun projects done by my students. There are pillows, Roman shades, dresses, skirts, children’s clothes and toys in work. Nothing makes teaching more fun than that smile they get ear to ear when the project is finished and it turned out [Read More]

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Would you like some one-on-one time with Kimberli in NYC or NJ to improve your sewing? Do you have a list of questions [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Which Stitch? Have a new machine? Curious about all the new stitches it can make? Thread it with a dark color thread [Read More]

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Do you walk through boutiques adoring the hand embroidered items but balking at the prices? Have you thought, “I [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

How to hold your Tracing Wheel Manning that Tracing Wheel When using your tracing wheel, be sure that the crook in the [Read More]

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

Presenting her finished Needle Case! What are we Making? Mystery Sewing projects are fun, whether it’s with [Read More]

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