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10

Jun

Sew Today

Author: Louise
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What would you like to sew today?

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28

May

Roll out the Red Carpet…

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We spent a few crazy days working on this video. As the iSewAcademy is a revolution, some people might not really understand how the app works – and just how easy it is to purchase projects from our increasing catalogue and create something new today!

The film also represents the same quality of production that goes into each of our in-app projects.

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18

May

Because that’s how we Roll

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These are fabulous little flowers to make that only require a small strip of fabric to make. Here is the video. But if you’d like more then you should go have a poke about on the iSewAcademy YouTube channel.

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18

Apr

It’s Movie Night!

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Have we mentioned that we are super proud of our Drama Prefect Pearce Hoskinson? And did we tell you how he recently won 3rd Prize at Tropfest 2012? I suppose we haven’t said that Tropfest is the World’s largest short film festival either? No? Didn’t think so.

Here is the film that Pearce produced. He is a clever one, our Pearce. I often tell him that I’d like to live in Pearce World – the colour is magical. The perspecitive is wondrous! And, as a treat for the iSewAcademy community, Pearce has agreed to blog for us too. Stay tuned for some fab photographic tutorials coming soon. If you have any camear questions – leave a comment and I will pass them on.

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18

Mar

Ring a Ring a Rosey

Author: Louise
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Have you downloaded the iSewAcademy from the Apple App Store yet? It is free to download and contains a project for you – The Noosa No Sew Fabric Flower. In the app project, I teach you how to make a hair clip. Or you can attach to a headband like this.

But wait, there’s more!

Last week, I decided Darcy needed a new tank top to wear with her new little Woodford Skirt (that project is coming) so the Ring of Roses Tank was created! If you have an iPad, download the iSewAcademy by clicking this link to the iTunes website.

 

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08

Mar

Hip Hop Happy Easter Projects no. 3

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To download the project, click here We have loads of other easter projects for you or the little ones too. Subscribe to the Schoolyard Gossip for up to date tuturoials and in app projects too.

Darcy and I had so much fun making this egg, there will be lots more made for easter gifts this year!

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25

Feb

Hip Hop Happy Easter Projects no. 2

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We hope you like this little basket! We’ve created the template for you to customise and make your own! Our kids LOVE to colour in.

After colouring – this project could be even more embellished with glitter glue or sequins because if its worth doing, its worth overdoing!

 

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18

Feb

Hip Hop Happy Easter Projects No. 1

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Yes, it’s holiday time here and rather than succumb to the lure of the Build a Bear shop, I’m filling the time with lovely crafty activites. Professor Lulu has provided some lovely Easter activities for you and or your kids to try this Easter. The first in our Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter series is this cute Easter card. Click on the picture to take you right to the tutorial.

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15

Feb

We have Lift Off!

Author: Louise
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Now we’ve launched we have another favour to ask, can you help us to get onto Oprah’s Favourite things list or at least to craft with Martha in NYC? I know we ask a lot but we are pushy Aussie Sheilas and our Mum’s taught us “You don’t ask, you don’t get!”

So, now we are here – in the big Apple playground, the first sewing project app in the world! Created here in tropical Queensland. We do love how we’ve used the most modern learning tool in the iPad as the conduit to pass on the traditional skill of sewing. In the 21st century, people have either lost the skills of their mothers and grandmothers or are too busy to sit and teach their daughters to sew. Or indeed, perhaps their own mums were out burning bras to pass these skills to them in the first place! So, the iSewAcademy will provide not only great patterns and designs to make, but combine these with first class instruction and professionally produced videos step by step.

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08

Feb

Professor Coco & the Heart Felt Brooch Tutorial

Author: Louise
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Professor Coco, otherwise known as Kristie Banham, runs a fabulous little shop of handmade goodness called Coco’s Closet, located in Forster on the NSW coast. She’s hopped out of the closet today for us. She’s a super cool chickie and we love her to bits! We both exhibited and taught at the Australian Stitches and Craft Show in 2009. She’s the best stall neighbour anyone could have. We laughed like asylum escapees for 5 days of crafty mayhem! You simply must check out her blog. http://www.rourkeandhenry.typepad.com and if you’re an Aussie and you holiday on the NSW Mid North Coast, visit Coco’s Closet.

 

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05

Feb

In the beginning …

Author: Louise
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… there was a sewing machine, 2 mums, an award-winning video guy and a grand idea! That grand idea was to create the world’s first library based sewing app. From the suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland Australia in just 12 short months, we are super proud to announce that we’ve done it!

What is the iSewAcademy? Available for iPad and in development for other platforms – the iSew Academy is an app, but its more than just another app. It’s a library and a store too. The Store will fill with fabulous sewing projects that you can choose to purchase and the library will contain all your projects in one place. The app is free and contains a lovely, complimentary project – the Noosa No Sew Fabric Flower. There will be a growing range of sewing projects available within the Academy store. Project purchase is simply through your usual iTunes payment method! How easy is that?

Once you select a project, you can send a supplies shopping list to yourself, email a specific size pattern to print, then progress step by step through the project. Each step is complimented by clear, simple instructions, useful photos and professional videos. Our videos are our

The iSew Academy is currently with the Apple Gods awaiting release next week. Meanwhile Belinda and I are busily readying the first round of in-app projects that will be available in the coming weeks.

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01

Feb

Presenting the Noosa No Sew Flower Tutorial

Author: Louise
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The Noosa No Sew Flower is a free project you’ll find when you download the iSew Academy. Versatile, easy and cute this project was developed by Head Girl Louise and was a hugely popluar class at the Australian Stitches and Craft Show in 2009. We thought we’d share it with the iSew Academy users as a download gift.

Noosa is a piece of heaven located just north of Brisbane on the Queensland coast. Both Head Girls are proud Queenslanders and we’ve demonstrated our pride in the names we’ve chosen for our in app projects.  You’ll see the Daintree Drawstring, the Tangalooma Twirler and more!

 

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