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Software Clubs November 2021

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and warmth while it lasts.  Looks like we may have seen the end of it for this year.

This month’s Software Club will be meeting via Zoom on Sunday, November 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 and again on Friday, November19 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm .

Christmas is just around the corner and that means gifts.  In this class we are going to make gift bags in the hoop. The bags can of course be stitched out with just pretty Christmas fabric, or they can be embellished with a Christmas theme.  First we will create a wine bottle size blank with a channel to hold ribbon to close the bag. This bag we will embellish by creating a whimsical Christmas tree with appliquéd triangles decorated with stitching.  Then we will create a larger blank with buttonholes using the Encore feature to thread ribbon through for a closing and finish the seams, all in the hoop. We will embellish the bag with snowflakes – some are SuperDesigns that come with our software, others we will create by encoring other SuperDesigns.

Here's what I've come up with, though haven't had time to stitch out yet:


In order to get the most out of the Zoom session, we found that having two devices was a benefit. You can use your laptop to do the lesson with me and then have the Zoom meeting on a tablet or even smart phone to see what I'm doing on my screen. If you don't have two devices, you can use two windows on the one screen, but it did take some finagling to get it working properly.  We found it useful that the device with your zoom session has voice capability.

For the more advanced software of Premier+2 Ultra or mySewnet Platinum versions, we will also create ITH gift bags. It's a whole lot easier with the more advanced software module. These classes will be on Wednesday, November 24 from 7-9 pm as well as on Sunday, November 28 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. 

If you plan to join me for any of these month’s Software Clubs, please sign up online at our  website so that I can forward you the instructions and handouts beforehand as well as provide the Zoom information. If you haven't prepaid for the year, the fee is $15 for the original Software Club. Let me know if you can't find the appropriate coupon code for having paid for the full year. 

Hope to see you online. If you can't make it on these dates, I will record the session for later viewing so even if you can't actually join us on one of these sessions, you can still sign up and access the information.

Stay safe

Cathy Hamilton

PS:  Stay tuned for an exciting idea that we are working on to build up to Christmas.  It’s been a bit of a tough year for everyone – in and out of lockdowns and dealing with new Covid challenges.  With the pandemic battle appearing to be won, we have decided to share some Christmas fun  so you can make the most of this coming Holiday Season.  We decided it’s time for you to have some fun and have a count down to Christmas this year with our Sew-Jo’s Countdown to Santa Sack – all chosen with you in mind.  Details will be going out by the end of the week.