These programs encourage innovation and creativity, and most of them are STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math).

These are hand-sewing programs appropriate for sewists just beginning to learn as well as those a little more advanced who want to learn new techniques or just enjoy a simple project.


These will be machine-sewing programs appropriate for those who are already comfortable around a needle and thread, and the projects will be more complex.


The ability to fail is a deeply undervalued skill. It allows people to be more flexible and learn how to problem solve. Failing at something small, like making mistakes with stitches or paper cutting, can build the confidence necessary to overcome (or see the opportunities in) larger failures.

Many people in the Millennial generation are so frustrated with their lack of basic life skills, like the ability to sew on a button or identify uncommon vegetables, that "adulting" has become a hashtag. Your patrons will learn some of those skills in my programs, and (even more valuable) they'll learn how to figure things out for themselves.

Participants in my programs are given many more choices and less direction than in most programs (choice of color, materials, and even design in some cases), which gives them the opportunity to flex their imaginations and creativity. I show them how, and they figure out what.

© 2017 by Abby Brithinee

Tel: 248-535-0193