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deMONstration Monday 

Introducing deMONstration Monday

Out of curiosity, I joined a beginning sewing group beaming with people who began sewing masks and are now trying new sewing projects.  I wanted to see what kind of projects new sewers are working on for potential class ideas.  Some of the questions in the group inspired me to do start recording YouTube videos.  I decided to call the series deMONstration Monday.  

Please help me build my YouTube following!  Here's four easy things you can do to help:

  1. Watch my video.
  2. Give it a thumbs up.
  3. Leave a comment.
  4. Share the video with your friends.
  5. Subscribe to my Sewing Machine Artistry YouTube channel.

I can now add cinematography to my growing list of skills as I learned how to edit my own videos and incorporate animations, text and music.

As you may know, I do regular Facebook Live videos, and decided that I would pre-record the YouTube videos then upload it to YouTube.  Since YouTube Live is an option, I suppose I should try it some time.  I had not recorded a video like this in quite some time, and realized I should have said more!  I took about a half-hour worth of footage and edited to approximately 12 minutes.  This is the beginning...the regular YouTube posters make it look really easy!

Posted by SewSimplifiedLLC Admin Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:36:00 AM Categories: Beginner Sewing Sewing

Face Mask Making for Absolute Beginners 


Face Mask Making for Absolute Beginners

Hi Sewing Friends...and "Non-Sewers"!

If you know of anyone who has a sewing machine tucked away inside their closet, and they find themselves wanting to make masks for their family or their community, share this with them.

It's a recording of a Facebook Live stream I did for my friends who don't know how to sew AT ALL!!!  

This video is for absolute beginners.  I go over the basics and explain enough about the machine without going into too much detail.  Plus, I make a mask step-by-step, explaining what kind of household items they can use instead of sewing notions that we appreciate.  I go nice and slow and explain the process so they can understand.

I'm sharing this with you because many people told me it was helpful.  It was even shared more than I thought it would be.

Wouldn't it be nice to recruit new sewers!  I am actually mentoring someone now, and she is doing amazing!  She has made more masks than me, and she has a young baby at home and is still working full-time!

Sew Long for Now!


Posted by SewSimplifiedLLC Admin Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:27:00 AM Categories: Beginner Sewing Face Masks Face Masks for Absolute Beginners